Thursday, November 23, 2006

Lost in Thoughts...

Pushkar, Nov'06
Rajasthan

 OFT I had heard of Lucy Gray:
And, when I crossed the wild,
I chanced to see at break of day
The solitary child.

No mate, no comrade Lucy knew;
She dwelt on a wide moor,
--The sweetest thing that ever grew
Beside a human door!

You yet may spy the fawn at play,
The hare upon the green;
But the sweet face of Lucy Gray
Will never more be seen..
....
- William Wordsworth

Monday, November 13, 2006

Friday, September 15, 2006

Hutch...

Another morning when my hutch bill got enlightened ;)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Saturday, August 19, 2006

World Photography day...

Nevark, August 2006

"I have discovered photography. Now I can kill myself. I have nothing else to learn."
-- Pablo Picasso

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Harvard...


Harvard Yard, Boston
August 2006

A couple of scribbles on the gates of Harvard yard, Harvard University.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Dreams...

Opposite Trinity Church.
Boston, August 2006

As the Survivor puts it...

Just a man and his will to survive
So many times,
it happened too fast
You trade your passion for glory
Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive...

g

Friday, July 21, 2006

Good Bye!

Dundhi, June 2006

All the best, buddy! :)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

on my way...

A madarsa @ Nizammudin Basti, July 2006

So much lies ahead...
just tread onto the path,
reach for the unknown,
the answers would follow...

Friday, July 14, 2006

beatle...

One fine evening at Dundhi Camp after the rain stopped.
Nikon D50, June 2006.


Were forced to spend an extra day at Dundhi camp because of bad weather. Anyways we made the most of it :)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

bangles...


Nikon D200, Janpath, July 2006

morning freshness...


Nikon D200.
Hanuman Mandir, CP.
July 2006

Friday, June 30, 2006

Just after the hailstorm...

Dhundhi, June 2006

A day well spent at Dhundhi. The trek for the day was cancelled due to severe weather conditions. A good part of the day was spent either in the dining tent or inside the sleeping bag.

-g

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Happy Birthday Maa!!!

Photo: Sunrise at Bakkarthach

Happy Birthday Maa! Love you a lot...

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Bakkarthach Camp- Panorama


Beaskund-Bakkarthach, June 2006.
Nikon D50

Today as I complete five years of my professional life (and five years @ Adobe), I dedicate this photograph to this wonderful thing called Photoshop :). The panorama was created by stitching four photographs (all shot at same exposure) using Photomerge in Photoshop CS2. Though the stitched photo does have some flaws but it's still far far better than I expected it to be.

Five years, I still can't believe it's five loong years since I landed in this place, the longest I have been at a place. And lot has transpired in these years, a lot...

Thursday, June 15, 2006

symphony in yellow...


Beaskund June 2006.


An omnibus across the bridge
Crawls like a yellow butterfly
And, here and there, a passer-by
Shows like a little restless midge.

Big barges full of yellow hay
Are moored against the shadowy wharf,
And, like a yellow silken scarf,
The thick fog hangs along the quay.

The yellow leaves begin to fade
And flutter from the Temple elms,
And at my feet the pale green Thames
Lies like a rod of rippled jade.

-Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

ti amo...

105mm Nikkor, Nikon D50
BhakkarThach (BeasKund)
June 2006

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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Portrait of man's best friend...

On the way to Bakkarthach
June 2006

The dog kept us company for the trek from Dundi to Bakkarthach. It used to go for a short nap every twenty minutes or so. It was while one of those naps that I woke it up and clicked this shot.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

the much wished for star trail...

Bakkarthach, June 2006
12:30 am till 2am!

It was freezing cold outside at 2 am in the morning but somehow managed to get my camera on a tripod for an hour and a half exposure to get this much wished star trail!

We had planned three nights at Bakkarthach to get the star trails but the weather didn't seem to be with us (atleast in the first few days). The skies got clear one fine night though it didn't look like when I went to sleep at 9 pm. Thanks to Kunal, Vibhor and Drupad who woke me up at midnight when the skies cleared up.

I would cherish this shot for years to come! [:)]

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Standing the test of times...

Jaipur, 2005

PS: Haven't clicked for weeks now. :(

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Held by a legacy...


Humayun's tomb, April 2006.

Cracked, split, rotting and reinforced
Held by a legacy wrought in time
Like a people diverse but braided
By the stories – trials and tribulations of a
Common history spoken in the Indian clime
(Courtesy: Keshab)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

humayun's tomb

April 2006, Humayun's tomb
Nikon f75, Ilford 400

Nothing great about this shot but then you tend to fall in love with your firsts. A scan from my first black and white shoot. Learning to see in black and white is all together a different art and I shall try to do so :) .

Friday, April 21, 2006

ephemeral existence.

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smiles galore...

Somewhere near Shahpur in Himachal, Jan 2006

Don't remember their names...
Don't remember those bylanes...
All I remember is their...
smiles.

a prayer for myself...

Noida Flower Show, Nikon D50, 105mm Macro
As imagemaker one needs to experience life, be ready to learn from the world around us and be willing to take risks. As I read somewhere making art entails asking questions, challenging perceptions and start 'seeing' the things. I pray for myself that I be able to visualise and to be able to create images which say, express all that I have inside, all that which inspite of how much hard I try I haven't been able to put into words. And along comes the joy, the peace... Ameen!

bliss!


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A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darken'd ways
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits...

-- John Keats

whites...


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April, 2006, Phool Mandi, New Delhi.
Nikon D50, Nikon 105mm Micro.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

India for the non-Indians...

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One fine Morning, April, 2006, Phool Mandi, New Delhi
Nikon D50. 70-300mm G Nikkor

Finally a post after almost a month. Was busy with stuff but still blame it on my laziness... If you wish to do something you will always find time one way or the other...

I love the colors, textures, expressions this facet of India has to offer.

I am not trying to be pedantic with the title, but this is how I think how many (not all) foreigners still perceive what India is - land of sadhu's, snake charmers etcetc... Infact this guy was getting dressed up for some shoot . I would say that's faking if you are not shooting what reality is.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Solitude...


One fine Saturday @ 732/28

Nikon D50, 1/1600, f/16, ISO 800 (explains the grains for effect!).

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Moti Masjid

Moti Masjid, Feb 2006.
Nikon D50.

Monday, February 06, 2006

the seat of power...

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Red Fort, 4th Feb. 2006

Coaxed Kiran to go and shoot something :).

This sandstone citadel has seen so much happening- the rise and fall of so many empires, number of prime ministers addressing the nation, so many tourists admiring its beauty and its size. The monument has imbibed all and stands still, seeing another evening pass by.

Friday, February 03, 2006

miles to go before i sleep...

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A low res scan. Intentionally made grainy.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

take off...

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8th January, 2006
Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur.



so many colors again...

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One more from Jaipur. Havn't clicked for long now. :( Am short of company I guess.. Hopefully this saturday :)



Wednesday, February 01, 2006

carvings...

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City Palace, Jaipur. November 2005.
One of my favorites pics till date. Beautiful interplay of light.


Nikon F75, 28-80mm, No tripod. No Flash. Center Weighted metering. Overexposed by one stop.


Friday, January 20, 2006

again getting in close...


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December 2005, My house's backyard.
Nikon F75, Nikkor 105mm Macro

Friday, January 13, 2006

on art...

"Some of us seem to be blessed with the ability to see things that many never notice, some of us also have the manual skill needed to use a brush, a pencil, a knife or chisel, and transfer the vision into concrete form, in stone, bronze, wood, or on paper or canvas, but it all begins with the gift of seeing things not often noticed, and the desire to record, and share.If you can make photographic images that transcend distance and time, and bring others to the where and when of that image, I believe you are on the way to artistry. The vision is more important than your instrument. Move slowly, try to see all, and miss little, and keep records to share with those who do not see, and your efforts will be an artform. Art is never more than vision shared."

Colors...


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January 2006, In my house's backyard.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

another second frozen...

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7th January, 2006Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur.

Spot Billed Duck. When injured can remain underwater holding on to submerged vegetation with just their bills exposed.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Kiss me not...

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7th January, 2006
Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Jal...

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"Surrounded by so much water, the mind itself becomes water, hindered by nothing, abandoned, happy." -Andrew Harvey in A Journey in Ladakh

December 2005.
An unnamed place, around 15km from my house in Shahpur, Himachal. Spent considerable time of my winter break just sitting and watching these waters pass by.