Monday, May 03, 2021

Distant Rain

far away on the horizon the rain fell in dancing sheets
the glory of the late sun a mere backdrop now, of golden wonder
the storm raced across, rousing the furious wind
vicious bolts of lightening and bellows of glorious thunder

- q

Serious Observations of a Funny World

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Urban Abstract

Perpendiculars. Rigidity. Nature never does this. Nature is the best teacher, but we are not ready to learn yet.

Samsung S21 Ultra; PP in Snapseed.

Serious Observations of a Funny World

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Urban Abstract

Stacked pyramids. Pointing upwards.

Serious Observations of a Funny World

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Urban Abstract

The rectangles. Dark and Light.

Serious Observations of a Funny World

Friday, April 02, 2021

Urban Abstract

The perpendiculars and the angles.

Serious Observations of a Funny World

Animal angel

He loves animals more than humans. They love him back.
He sings. He plays the piano.
He cracks silly jokes.

He is a dear friend from our time at the campus.

The photo
Camera: Sony A7R III
Lens: Sony Zeiss Plannar 50 F 1.4
Other Equipment: A simple reflector

There was soft lighting coming from a window on the left. I used a reflector to fill in the opposite side. The idea of the lights was because I suddenly felt his 'angel' ness when it came to animals. He really can connect to them. My dog also goes crazy when he is around. These are cheap christmas lights which I wrapped around his head. Post processed in Lightroom/Photoshop.

Monday, March 08, 2021

The sun and the flag

Being stuck mostly indoors for the whole of the past year we have been forced to look closely at what we can see from our vantage. The world around is infinitely interesting if we choose to peer and ponder.

The 200-600 extends the reach to things usually too minute to notice. Like this flag against the setting sun...

Serious Observations of a Funny World

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Breakfast Lonavla

The famed Dukes Nose

A sunday ride to Lonavala was Planned. Amit W was very bullish on it. His enthusiasm rubbed off me. The Himalayan had been exiled in an inaccesable part of our parking due to major repairs at the bldg. We spent a hour or so and did some dune riding (he did), debri cleaning etc. to get the bike out of exile. Amit B was also summoned to help. This was Saturday.

On the morn, we gathered under the bldg. W couple, B couple and W's friends (a couple). Satish and Shilpa were meeting us at the Dehu fata.

The riders.

Earlier at Kamat's

A close call.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Of old connections

The fools met again.

After the year-end blast at Mandwa, we decided to meet again. A central location (Lonavala) was chosen. Hurried plans. But good ones. The hotel was mostly empty. We booked two rooms — 3 each. It was a great night. We played music (mostly Hemant did) and we sang and we danced into the merry night.

The next morning every left for Mumbai and I headed back home. Nice time.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Mahabaleshwar Market

Mahabaleshwar Market
Clicked in the monsoon of 2015

Mahabaleshwar market in the rains. There is an old world charm to it.

Monday, February 01, 2021

The solar system

The 5 year old is getting smarter by the day. 

The planets have characterstics. Mercury is small. Earth is blue green and has a moon. Mars is red and has 2 moons. Jupiter is large and has lots of moons and the red spot! Saturn has rings. She ran out of space for Nepture and Uranus so they are dipcted symbollically.

Friday, December 18, 2020

A serious birder

As evening falls we all check our 100's of bird clicks for ‘keepers’. He gets many of those. But he also enjoyes watching the birds in their environment. I have learned a lot from him about of feathered friends.

The photo
Camera: Sony A7R III
Lens: Sony Zeiss Plannar 50mm F 1.4

It was late and the light source were a few hanging bulbs. I tried to catpture the pensive mood of the evening.
Postprocessed in Lightroom/PS.

Monday, November 23, 2020

The orb of life

Sunset. The sun set rather high on the horizon that day. I thought it was the heavy haze. Then after a while the sun came out from what must be a distant cloudbank. I hurried to get the camera out...

Sony A7RIII and the Sigma 100-400 C.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Human Condition

The human population has exploded. The cities swell and compress periodically to accomodate the numbers. Expanding out the boundaries and compressing internal structures. There is the great force of survival at work. But like a virus or a parasite, we destroy what we encroach and live off. Parasite or a virus.

We have to evolve into a symbiotic species. Live with the life here. Else the earth will cure herself of this infection.