Get active, head outdoors, click a snap, have fun!Last month we had an interesting discussion on the lack of physical activity in Indians and I had expressed a wish to have a fun activity which would force members to go outdoors.
So here's what you have to do -
Click a photo with your camera/mobile phone of a bench in the city/town/village where you are currently residing. It can be any kind of bench, any shape - flat, round, hexagonal, etc - with or without a backrest, made of anything, located anywhere. However, make sure that it is an empty bench as we should not take photos of people since this would invade their privacy. You need not mention the exact area/city since we respect ISC members' privacy and you may not wish to reveal where you stay. Just generally state where it is, such as in a garden, at the beach, inside a mall, outside a cafe, near a place of worship, etc. Also, it would be good not to fiddle with the photo on your computer and change the colours and tones. Just leave it exactly the way you snapped it. Make sure, too, that you take permission to click a snap if within private premises, such as inside a shop or somebody's personal garden.
The more unique a bench, the more fun it will be to snap a picture of it! If there is some interesting information about it in the historical sense or you had some memorable experience related to the bench, do share that as well.
The photo should be between the date of the posting of this thread and the closing date of the thread, seven days from now. In order to authenticate the photo as being a current one, the date and time stamp must appear on it. Each member may submit up to two photos only. However, if you submit more than one, then each should be of a different bench.
Note: You must be honest and take the photo yourself, not tell somebody else to go and take a photo. Also, you must not submit a photo that is inside your housing complex or just outside your gate or within your office/college campus. That would be too easy! The goal of this activity is to make you literally get out of your house/campus, away from your desk and gadgets, and head somewhere which is some distance from your home/place of study or work.
This is purely a fun activity. If we get an enthusiastic response with good quality photos, we will select one of the photos for a reward program later.
I will take a photo, too, and post it later. For now, just as an example of a bench, here's one I took on a recent trip to Vadodara. This bench with its unique ends was located just next to the luggage counter outside a museum.
Get started, get fit, click a snap outdoors!