Posts Tagged ‘ child ’

169. Balance of life

Balance of life by Abhey Singh
Balance of life, a photo by Abhey Singh on Flickr.

Sometimes you wonder where is that fundamental right to education when you saw a 6 year old child treading a rope just to get something to eat.

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Circle of Life-2

After getting not a good feedback on the previous photograph I decided to make one more photograph. Here is a simple take on the concept- “circle of life”. See on Flickr for a better view

134. Circle of Life

“The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What’s that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating…

…and you finish off as an orgasm.”
~George Carlin

to see with much more sharpness and on black background: Flickr

This photograph got developed naturally. Initially I just saw this old lady sitting on this swing. The first thing that came to my mind is how a child and a old person are same. After that I went there in the park and sat in front of them. After sometime everybody forgot about me. And that is when I started photographing. After some time this girl came and started playing on the swing. That was when I imagined my final photograph. The old woman and a young child, both at the swing but with a difference. The old woman just want to see, she has lost all the enthusiasm to explore. While the child is full of energy.
After spending a lot of time I am not able to get what I wanted but it is close. I am getting more and more observant of my surroundings. Sometimes I feel the desire to manually control things and create a photograph. But to create something in this manner gives you a vast area to explore. You get all types of models, their different styles in their natural surroundings. It is just a little more complicated but I would like to master it rather than learn to manually create them.

Questions?

I took this photograph on my recent photo-walk to Haji Ali Dargah. At that time time it was mostly out of curiosity and documenting but when I saw it on my laptop It gave birth to a lot of questions. Why people beg? Is it because they don’t have any other option? Or is it because they don’t want to work? Is it emotional blackmailing? Is it a business? I don’t know the answers of any of the above questions. There are not certain answers for anything but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t think. A photograph must interact with its audience and this photograph did it for me.

What do you think about it? What do you feel on seeing this photograph?

48. Holi Dance

I chose this photograph for its cuteness and candid expression. This child suddenly started dancing out of nowhere. It could have been better by using better light conditions and shallow depth of field to separate the child from the background.

Powai Lake Promenade

Yesterday I went for a photo-walk on the promenade built on the powai lake. Powai Lake (named after Framaji Kavasji Powai Estate) is an artificial lake, situated in the northern suburb of Mumbai, on Salsette Island, in the Powai valley, where a Powai village with a cluster of huts existed. The city suburb called Powai, shares its name with the lake. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay one of the premier institutions of science and technology in India is located to the east of the lake.

On the promenade is a garden named Powai Nisarg Udyan. It has a special fountain show but it was not working.

The lake has lot of crocodiles. An unfortunate incident happened last year in which a fisherman was killed by a crocodile.

41. Maa

”My mother taught me to walk proud and tall ‘as if the world was mine.”    -Sophia Loren

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