Posts Tagged ‘ lady ’

145. Let me think about it

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

132. One who sees Everything

“A single chair in the corner of a dark balcony,
And a lot of windows watch me”
~Fatima Naoot

What is this old lady thinking? Does she want to talk? Or she just want to watch.

Must see here on Flickr as it looks superb on black background

Photography has given me a lot of wonderful experiences. You talk to unknown strangers without any context, without any judgement. you just talk. I was a little apprehensive about  going close to her and taking the photograph. I thought she would refuse. I was taking a long distance photograph when she called me.

She was speaking Marathi I guess and I din’t understand a single word she said. But I felt connected to her. It was like she was searching for someone to talk.

I just listened to her and took photographs. She was not nervous.

There are some photography tips I learnt from this photograph. I think you will benefit from them too.

1. The placement of subject: I cropped the upper portion to allow more of the wall in the lower portion. This shifted the weight to the upper side and now you feel that you are looking up.

2. The color: I added some texture on the background of the balcony. The blue color of the background gave the depth to the photograph. It gave the lady a push and a color contrast.

103. Cotton Strings

I din’t get time to go out and shoot today, so uploading an old photograph I took when I shot drowning. I have got a loads of ideas for 365 + I am working on the proposal and planning for a series of workshops I am going to conduct (with my team) for school children + I got a freelance work of designing graphics for a game. What more can you ask! I just have to solve the problem of accomodation now and It will be all perfect. Flickr link

For this photograph, I like the tension between the lady and person sitting. But it is described so well by a friend of mine ( who is also my team member for the workshops) that I am not going to waste any more words.

” first you just see the guy,
then you notice the woman,
and then you see invisible strings on the abandoned path between them,
she has traveled that bit of the road,but he is still unsure
and there are strings
some have broken… laying down defeated on the ground
some are still hanging, bearing the tension
That’s how it happens, you know? A couple is like a system held by many strings
As they grow apart
some strings break
the remaining strings are in higher tension now
tension keeps increasing, strings keep giving away
then the last one snaps all of a sudden
and there is no tension
no strings attached
and it is where these two people come from
that makes their strings cotton
not nylon
not metal
hand woven
Cotton Strings! “


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