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I owe my loneliness to other people

176. solitaire

solitaire by Abhey Singh
solitaire, a photo by Abhey Singh on Flickr.

Another black and white. The title is inspired from the title of the carpenters’ song of the same name.

175. Night terrors

Night terrors by Abhey Singh
Night terrors, a photo by Abhey Singh on Flickr.

Couldn’t sleep last night. I was all tensed thinking about how I will manage all the stuff going on. Had to get up early as I had some early morning lectures to take. Had the most bizarre dreams last night, some ads of a mobile company, some ghost dreams, one in which I was in Game of thrones. Was really scared at one point of time as I was alone in my apartment.

174. My mind holds the key

My mind holds the key by Abhey Singh
My mind holds the key, a photo by Abhey Singh on Flickr.

The famous song by Peter Gabriel- My body is a Cage. I am trying to manage a lot of things now a days and sometimes they get out of hand. Anyways, I will get hold of it. Taken in my balcony, again a moody black and white.

173. “Read Drink Love”

"Read Drink Love" by Abhey Singh
“Read Drink Love”, a photo by Abhey Singh on Flickr.

173/365.
Taken with two of my life’s most important things- Coffee and books. With starting to get out of the negativity due to monotonous routine, I am now focusing on improving my skills in photography and design. Also I remembered the lines of famous Indian poet and father of Amitabh bachchan- Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s: ”
Madiralaya jane ko ghar se, chalta hai peene wala,
Kis path se jaoon, asmanjas mein hai yeh bhola bhala.
Alag, alag path batlate sab, par main yeh batlata hoon
Rah pakad too ek chala chal, pa jayega Madhushala.”

172. laugh!

laugh! by Abhey Singh
laugh!, a photo by Abhey Singh on Flickr.

one more from the window 🙂

171. Bang!Bang!

Bang!Bang! by Abhey Singh
Bang!Bang!, a photo by Abhey Singh on Flickr.

Just seeing this photograph reminded me of the nancy sinatra’s song- Bang Bang(My Baby shot me down). Another self-portrait using the awesome natural lights which come through my windows. I am thinking of making it sort of a collection of my black and white self-portraits

170. Lonely

Lonely by Abhey Singh
Lonely, a photo by Abhey Singh on Flickr.

“रहते थे कभी दिलों में, अब फ़ुटपाथों में रहते हैं,
हर शाम कभी रंगीं थी, अब तनहा रातों में रहते हैं..
मन में तो टूटी दरारें हैं, पर दुनियादारी की ख़ातिर,
कच्चे धागों से बंधे हुये, झूठे नातों में रहते हैं…”
~Kanhaiya

These are some lines wrote by my friend Kanhaiya who is a great poet. After taking this photograph I was searching for some suitable quote for it when I noticed his status. We started talking and he gave these lines to use with the caption. Thanks a lot man!

I feel a little lonely sometimes. Maybe I still miss my college days. 6 days 10-5 work and then nobody to be there when you return gives a sick feeling sometimes. Photography is the only thing that is still protecting me from negativity

130. Weight of Age

“None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm”
~Henry David Thoreau

See on flickr for a much better quality and black background

Spent a lot of time on editing. I read some tutorial on ‘How to give a painterly effect?’ in a book by Scott Kelby yesterday. I din’t have any suitable photograph to try at that time. I went for a photo-walk in the small break I got between rains. I saw this old lady from a long distance and I decided to take a photograph. It came instinctively to me that only the side pose will reflect her true state. In side pose you can see the bend in her body which makes a lot of impact. I waited for her till she came opposite to me and took this photograph. After going through Lightroom and Photoshop the final result came out to be complete different from the original.

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128. I did it My Way

“Old men’s eyes are like old men’s memories; they are strongest for things a long way off”

GEORGE ELIOT

See on Flickr for a better view

I took this photograph at Lakeside, IITB. I like to capture static frames. When you just sit at a place, let your mind loose, enjoy the silence. It shows ‘growing old’ in a very positive manner. Not for the death but for the life you have lived. For all the stories and adventures lived. This song My Way sung by Frank Sinatra just says everything I want to say by this photograph.

“And now, the end is here 
And so I face the final curtain 
My friend, I’ll say it clear 
I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain 
I’ve lived a life that’s full 
I traveled each and ev’ry highway 
And more, much more than this, I did it my way 

Regrets, I’ve had a few 
But then again, too few to mention 
I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption 
I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway 
And more, much more than this, I did it my way 

Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew 
When I bit off more than I could chew 
But through it all, when there was doubt 
I ate it up and spit it out 
I faced it all and I stood tall and did it my way 

I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried 
I’ve had my fill, my share of losing 
And now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing 
To think I did all that 
And may I say, not in a shy way, 
“Oh, no, oh, no, not me, I did it my way” 

For what is a man, what has he got? 
If not himself, then he has naught 
To say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels 
The record shows I took the blows and did it my way! 

Yes, it was my way”

I have decided to start again my old style of showing how a photograph is made.

1. I observed this old man sitting near the lake, just lost in his thoughts. I took the initial trial photograph to see the exposure and the make up for the difference between what you see in Camera and what appears to your eyes.

2. The contrast was good but the highlights appeared too much washed out. So I removed the sky by changing the vantage point.

3. It was better than previous one but not something which stands out. So I decided to make use of some surrounding features. I clicked one frame using a tree to make a frame and another one through the grass.

4. I liked the one taken though grass. The placing of grass on right side was intentional to balance the weight of the photograph. The use of grass led to a new idea of clicking through a lower angle showing more of the out of focus grass.

5. After editing it in Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5, adding some textures, I got my final photograph.

I also edited one other photograph as it was also impactful.

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