During the rainy season, when the skies are always grey and when the clouds float around in the valley, there are times when the cloud cover opens up for a while and provides a glimpse of the snow covered Himalayan peaks. For a photographer, these are windows of opportunity. I enjoy capturing the peaks whenever such a scene emerges.Continue reading
Coates Kinney wrote these lines more than a century ago, and yet, even today they make sense :
When the humid shadows hover
Over all the starry spheres,
And the melancholy darkness
Gently weeps in rainy tears,
What a joy to press the pillow
Of a cottage-chamber bed,
And to listen to the patter
Of the soft rain overhead!
Today afternoon, sitting alone inside the house, while the dark clouds beautifully cover the valley in front, and the rain drums its music on the roof, I ponder on the present and the future. My camera rests on the table on one side, and the calendar shows the empty days on the other. Rainy days always bring with them a mix of feelings. Somehow, the sadness today is stronger than the joy.Continue reading
Want to change the intensity of colors in your photograph? Most photo-editing applications provide two tools for doing this – Vibrance and Saturation. Though quite simple, these are still misunderstood and misused quite a lot. Here is a short and simple explanation.Continue reading
I came across a beautiful photograph of a statue named ‘The Veiled Virgin’. I was mesmerized by that photograph. Lost in it. The cloth on the face seemed so real. But, was the photograph beautiful?
On a recent photography assignment, I was capturing lots of smiling faces and street portraits. Later in the evening, when I was discussing with a friend of mine, he suggested that since I was already photographing on the streets, why not capture sadness and despair. So, here are a few photographs that try to show those feelings too. I’ll also try to decode the photograph itself to show why it gives those feelings.Continue reading