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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.

Convocation renovation at IITB

Well, the convocation hall of my institute (IITB) is undergoing renovation. Yay! I will receive my graduation degree in the new revamped convocation hall. I went in and around to cover it. As usual, I have tried to show it through people working there.

They called me to take their photograph

Can’t resist taking this kind of photographs

The workers- they seemed to be fighting over some work issue but posing nicely for camera

Preparing to return home after finishing the day’s work

Sunlight was coming from the side, giving an awesome natural rim light

used the halogen light

another one using the sunlight

99. Grow Old Together

I went to shoot for the Documentary project I am starting but met a Photojournalist there accidently and spent my entire evening talking with him. Later, I went in search of lights as it was already night, so I went to the gymkhana grounds. I took a lot of photographs there, of children playing, lights etc. but when I saw this frame I knew this is going to be the 99th :).Tomorrow will be the 100th and I have a very special photograph in my mind for it. I am curious to know which kind of my photographs you like the most: the conceptual ones or natural candid shots like this. Do comment 🙂

98. Conversations

Today, I decided to take a break from conceptual self-portraits and do some street photography. I just loved it. I again realized that I want to be a documentary photographer. Couldn’t edit to my heart’s desire as my room’s tubelight is not working and it really put a lot of strain on eyes to edit in dark. Flickr link

97. Drowning

Yo! I went inside Powai lake today. I was just wandering around that area to find a good place to shoot and I saw people coming from the side of lake. So I decided to go and take a look. It was such an awesome view. An awesome cool breeze and silence. I decided to make a photograph there. Initially I thought of taking a photograph showing only legs, like somebody is upside down in the lake but it proved too much difficult to do. Even the simple portrait was difficult to take as I don’t have a remote trigger. But Finally I changed the idea and it turned out to be good. I have used expansion to expand this photograph. Flickr link for a better view

92. Click

I took this shot some day back. Finally decided to edit it yesterday. I got some new textures from Flickr yesterday and I am satisfied with how they worked out on this image. I have been experimenting with the usage of textures in the images for some time now and I am getting the feel of it now. As for the subject matter of the photograph I am a big fan of candid moments. Even I like to think and create images, I would like to be a documentary photographer in future. Go to Flickr to see a much better quality

89. Passing Breeze

It was a wonderful morning. On the other hand I think all mornings are wonderful except the fact that I spent most of them sleeping. This was the first time I made an HDR involving a person. I was able to do that because this person was completely engulfed in the book. He was reading ‘Gitanjali’, the Nobel Prize winner book from Rabindra Nath Tagore. I am dedicating this photograph of mine to this great artist with a fantastic poem written by  him. Flickr link for a much better view.

Passing Breeze
Yes, I know, this is nothing but thy love,
O beloved of my heart—this golden light that dances upon the leaves,
these idle clouds sailing across the sky,
this passing breeze leaving its coolness upon my forehead.
The morning light has flooded my eyes—this is thy message to my heart.
Thy face is bent from above, thy eyes look down on my eyes,
and my heart has touched thy feet.

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