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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

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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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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

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

85. Lakeside

Another HDR in the series HDR . Compared to the previous HDRs this one looks quite good to me, not too much saturated and not too much surrealistic too. Finally, I am able to get good HDR results. 🙂 Flickr link for a better resolution

75. Fly High

“I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment”  

~Pat Buckley

Wow! It was an awesome weather in the evening. I like it when a cool breeze runs through my hairs :). You just close your eyes and feel the thrust of wind against your body. And the clouds looked so amazing. I don’t have any words for it. Hope, I have captured it all in the photograph. Go to Flickr for a much better and sharp view of birds 🙂

The Golden Smile

A portrait I took on the last photo-shoot. The photograph Sirhan is  also with her. Keep looking this space for the complete photo-shoot

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