80 Rupees and 10 km

On the 1st May 2017, I visited ‘Rawal Lake’.  I got off at Metro stop 23  and started walking around 7.00 a.m and reached ‘Rawal Lake’ around 9.00 am.

Walking to the DamBlog.jpg

Few years ago the periphery of the lake  (of few kilometers) was covered with wild trees. Environment was green Air was  fresh and oxygen rich. But now a few ornamental trees and Carbon Dioxide rich  air is found around ‘Rawal Lake’. People need more recreation than oxygen! but blame ‘global warming’ for deteriorating atmospheric quality of Islamabad.

The phenomenon of ‘progressive waves’ over the lake water  was only unique thing which was not available anywhere in Rawalpindi city. All other types of trees and plants and crows and kites were similar to Rawalpindi. I was pleased to see ‘progressive waves’.  I came to know that these are also called ripples.

Waves WordPress.jpg

I came across a tutorial about  a  scenery in gimp. This scenery has water in the foreground along with a boat and a setting sun in the background. This tutorial is very simple for newbies. But I tried to modify it with my own newly learnt filters of gimp. One such filter is ‘Shift…” and the other one is ‘Ripple…” Both these filters create wave-like effect on the image.  If I had not seen the ripples on the ‘Rawal Lake’ I would have not appreciated these two filters which are meant for creating real water waves in the image. So I name my image ‘Gimp Lake’.


But I boast to be ‘environ-mentalist’ so I brought all my trash back.

1st May 17 Rawal Lake.JPG



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