Friday, October 31, 2008

Kids kids kids

Look ...

I love kids!
:)
One of my dream is to open a school for kids.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pause

Pause

...need to do that.
..have nto been working so much ..
still wonder why ?

:(

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Let me be the lamp...

Creation 2 | Pottery Town, Bangalore

...to hold the light to guide you.

Warm Wishes for a bright and prosperous Diwali.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Bell of Happiness....

Bells of Happiness

May the festive season enlighten your souls with the sounds of happiness.
Happy Diwali.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

A situation...

Hope | Nandi Hills, Bangalore

Ever been in a situation like this?

Friday, October 24, 2008

To be an Indian.....

Chowmein stall

....today was a day when the non-Indians got a taste of India.
Indian Shlokas, India mantras, Indian food, Indian Music and Indian dance steps (from Bharatnatyam to disco to breakdance! )

Had a few non Indians wish in Indian languages and also wearing Kurtas !

One of those days when I am super proud of my culture.
Not that the other days I am not proud! Just that today was extra special!

and oh boy... I may be old.. but I can still shake it there on the dance floor! I am proud of myself for that!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

At times....

At times...

all one needs is
a hug,
some words of comfort,
a smile to be greeted by.

The sorrows just vanish.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Portraits again....

Thought

New series of portraits.
This is my friend Vignesh.

This is very against my liking.
I don't usually do studio or posed shots, but did some to learn more about it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Missing India

Stop Posing!

One of the things that make me miss India is the freedom to click photographs of people.
Its such a strong feeling and at times it just leaves me paralyzed and any shot of a non-people subject does not please the soul as much.

Hope I am back soon!

And this is post #400 on this blog! :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

These are no more...

Reflect

Went around the campus today.
Was sad a bit to see that these beautiful colors were no more. The leaves were all in dull shades of brown.
Many on the ground, making the trees naked, exposing the skeleton.
Just this skeleton to face the harsh winter ahead.

But then its good, as its signs of time progressing.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Explore around...

Bridge to Home

Before I leave this place, I should get try and explore the places around here.
There are just so many places to go.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Need for Speed..

Need For Speed!

Today was total Need for speed!
Drove on Interstate for the first time here in the US.
Awesome day of driving!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Getting lost in the woods

The Photographer

...one of these days I am just going to go on an abandoned path with my camera.
Soon..
Pretty soon..!

:)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Poles apart

Poles Apart

At times things in life gets so poles apart, and there is so much chaos all around, that we fail to notice the threads that tie them together.

This happens to me so often!

What do I do then?
I sit and reflect of course!

Find those threads again, hold on tightly to them and move on.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Light from the other side...

Greenness

Often, I have felt entering into a dark patch and feeling the absence of light there! feel unsure and unaware of what to do next.
And in those situations, it often helps to see the other source of light or the direction that it is coming from. It helps in changing the perspective and also helps in making progress.

Maybe this picture will inspire me to move forward on my thesis project.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Love for fall...

Fall all around

It's surprising how I had never noticed this wall .. till I was doing some clicking around in the context of capturing the fall colors.
This wall suddenly seemed aesthetic. The softness of the leaves formed a perfect blend with the hard wall and they seemed so loving to each other. The soul of the leaves clinging to the wall....

Guess the fall eye was letting me appreciate things I would have not noticed otherwise!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Can you not like this?

Let the colors fall .....

I have yet to meet a single person who says that they do not like the fall colors.
When I am back in India, one of the things that I am going to miss the most is the lovely fall colors!

Till that happens...I will enjoy and cherish the beauties in nature!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Rural Essence...

Bihar!

Saw a movie based in Bihar today.
I miss Bihar.
I miss my home.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Let the fears evaporate

Evaporate

Today was bliss.
I went out early in the morning ...much before sunrise and witnessed on of the faces of nature that I had been wanting to see since a long long time.

This shot is from the morning shoot today.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

For the economy

1984

...where every penny counts.

Bad state of the US economy.
Dollar almost at Rs 50/$.
Dow Jones at its lowest in 5 years!

Hope there is a revival soon.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Expressions in Nature

Dahlia

Have you ever tried to find expressions in nature?
I do that all the time I go out in the open to shoot.

Today was nice.. I clicked fall colors again ....
For the past few days .. I have been having this divine connection with nature.
I just feel like going out there and being there for hours..

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

To Henri...

The Sadhu

I bow to thee.
There is something in portraits that makes it so special.
There is an undefined connection between the subjects.
There is an aura surrounding them that cannot be defined, but just felt.

I owe my style to thee...

Monday, October 6, 2008

It made me smile...

The Other Side

...these are the things that made me smile today.

An old look of me (as shown in the pic).
A complimentary comment from a professor.
A mail to conduct a workshop on Photography.
A lot of readings, to give the feeling of studying.
A small photo-shoot of the fall colors.
Listening to some old songs from Lata, Mukesh, Rafi and Kishore.

What about you?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

A desire refurbishes

...of marriage, religion and an 'education'.

...a desire to study more.
Some new thoughts play hide and seek.
What it does not realize is that it is actually adding to the already chaotic mind that I have currently.

Hope things clear out soon.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Back on track

Memories of Fall

After the cribbing yesterday .. i got some e-whacking from a friend in the morning!
That made me feel good... so I went and clicked some pics!
In the arms of nature... and felt connected to the almighty all over again.

Just in case you are interested... here is a sneak.

Fall 2008 Preview

Friday, October 3, 2008

Feeling Lost....

When education is a Burden...

a burden of something..
anxiety..
emotions..
panic..

Seem to be struck with this plethora of expressions..

Thursday, October 2, 2008

A Feeling

On the train to Chennai

of blankness...
just staring into the horizon...
thinking about nothing...
no thoughts..
absolutely vacuum..

Today I felt like this for a while.

Was it good? Was it Bad?
I don't know. Just felt indifferent.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

अभिलाषा

On the journey of life...

अकेला कदम , दो कदम
ढूँढा पत्थर में परछाई
दूरी हुई कभी नहीं कम,
कभी थी सिर्फ़ तन्हाई .

मिली तो थी साथी,
न जाने कहाँ पीछे छूट गई
शायद पुकारी भी थी
एहसास ही नही हुआ.

रफ़्तार काफ़ी बढ़ गई
मानो अपनी गाड़ी में सवार
भागा चला जा रहा
किसी अनजान मंजिल की ओर.

थमा क्षण भर के लिए,
मधुशाला में मदिरापान की इच्छा,
खाने लगी किसी की याद
वापिस पुष्प को छूने की अभिलाषा.

क्षितिज पर अपनी लालिमा,
छोड़ते हुए डूबता सूरज को देखा,
सुशील चंद्रमा को इशारा करते देखा,
नखरीली अदाएं बिखेरने को तैयार देखा.

संध्या अपने जवानी पर
रात्रि कभी लगे करीब , कभी दूर इतना
शायद मंजिल पर होगा सवेरा,
शायद मिलेगा कोई नया नज़ारा.