Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Streets - Varanasi

The Streets of Varanasi or Benaras or Kashi (the only inhabited ancient city in the world) is always full of people. Just get onto any street and see the thing yourself, you will definitely enjoy walking with the innumerable people who keep walking...















Woven Tales

Entering a Spaceship!

Enchanted!

Flowers always allure me and when with a camera, i usually cover all the flowers surrounding me. The trick with this picture here is playing with the macro shot till you get satisfied/tired.


Rajghat

This is Rajghat in New Delhi. I clicked this because i saw the dog paying tribute to the place the moment i landed, the way it was resting just below the name plate is all which initiated me.

Open Sun Parlour

A Busy Man

Here is a busy traffic policeman in Delhi holding a taxi driver for driving his car while talking on a mobile. Everyone has to pay for their mistakes, that side or this side.

Aadikeshava Temple [Vishnu Temple]

This is a 11th Century temple at the ghats of Varanasi called Aadikeshava Temple or Lord Vishnu's Temple. [Clicked from a boat] The old structure is still intact with the idols as it is even today. This temple is at the far end of Varanasi.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Everything different!

Everything is different in this photograph except for the 'Kulhar's' [mud tea cups] in the two subjects. Observe, observe, observe, only through your camera and then shoot. I studied this picture only after loading it into my system: both the subjects are different in everything from their age to their gaze. As i always say, patience always pays rich...

Gold Gold!!

Way better than a real gold! Flowers, the best to adore...

An Amphitheatre

A rehearsal at an Amphitheatre. The distance is more than 200 feet, incidentally the students seem to be looking at my camera but they are calling out their friends who were placed on the steps just few feet from my camera. This is a landscape long shot where the settings are predefined.

'Rendezvous!'

As the word describes, so is the picture. Its a secret! [A macro shot from Olympus Fe140]

Brother's Grim!

The Silent Musing!

It is always advised to take the permission of anyone before clicking but the problem with taking a permission is that that someone will become aware of the presence of a camera and reacts differently which ends up in producing an artificial picture, way different from the original conceived image. Here, my subject is lost in thoughts and i am fourty feet away. I like a picture, i take it. Shoot! That's all!

The way it is!

This is a macro shot. The advantage of a good Point n Shoot (PnS) camera is the ability to take a better close shot. This one is only an inch away from the centre. Olympus digital cameras are best recommended when shooting macros in the beginning.

A Squirrel eating

This is just an attempt to capture a squirrel eating.

Well without a good lens and camera, it is simply not possible for anyone to get a good shot. The problem with a squirrel is that it is way too sensitive to its surroundings and the moment it notices a disturbance or anything moving, it vanishes into the trees and bushes. As i said in the first line, this is just an attempt to capture this animal but it turned out a wonderful experience to me as i spent a solid 20 minutes in a muted statue state standing fifteen feet away from my subject and watched this guy eating the nuts.

The most important thing when talking about photography is an 'attempt'. It is a lesson.

Serious Conversations...

The illuminated Ganges

This is the Ganges in the night. There are 'n number of ghats (waterfront steps) along the ganges in the city of Varanasi, one of the most famous temple towns in India also known as Benaras or Kashi. And the uniqueness of this place is that this is the only living ancient city existing in the world where rituals, traditions, cultures of more than 3000 years old are still followed the same way as what they used to during those ancient times (Athens, Cairo etc, the other ancient cities have lost their sheen as they adopted modernism with time) but here is something you will get delighted to see, still intact.

This picture was taken at 10pm while on a boat ride on the ganges. The illumination, the reflection and the appeal of whatever striking the eye was simple and interesting to me.

Caught!!!

Well every PnS camera has 'n' number of limitations but patience always pays rich dividends in the art of photography. The more you study the subject and the more you experiment, the better one is able to produce the results. Have a look at the work of an Olympus FE140, caught the subject in a split second without any shake.

Enjoying the morning glory!

Who said only the humans enjoy the morning glories? Have a good look here!

This dog is overlooking The Ganges.

232 BC steps, still intact!

These are the 232 BC steps, remnants of a temple in Sarnath, near Varanasi (Benaras) where Buddha delivered his first sermon. You can see how the steps are still intact even after so many centuries later.

Lotus Temple

The Universal Temple of the Baha'i community, famously known as the Lotus Temple because of its lotus structure in New Delhi.

Humanity is the only religion which every human being should speak...

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