Sunday, October 03, 2021

Sunday Flower

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.”
Marcus Aurelius

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Sunday Flower

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”
Marcus Aurelius

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sunday Flower

“Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.”
Francis Bacon

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sunday Flower

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

Saturday, September 11, 2021

The Grand Play

The same direction.
The same balcony.
The same floor.
The same building.

But it is different.
The clouds are in a great hurry.
To reach someplace.
The mood is grey and sombre.
A few drops of intermittant rain.
Reminding us of the grand play.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Rambling Sinhagad

The shadows of the pandameic were hovering over the horizon. Me and Jo headed to the Sinhagad for a bit of happiness and peace. The gad is a favourite haunt. Over the years I must have clicked so many photos up there but still everytime I get something new.

This day - 9th Feb 2020 - it was cold and it was shrouded in a blanket of fog and it was not crowded. We roamed around while I tried to click some unusual angles. The gad takes on a certain rugged look at this time of the year. The lush green grass of the has dried up and is now a light golden yellow and adorns the black rocks.

Saturday, August 07, 2021

Rajpuri Caves, Pachgani

About 7 odd kilometers from the Pachgani bus stand, on the Ambral road, is the village of Shindola. Located near this village are the ancient caves called ‘Rajapuri Caves’ or ‘Kartikeya Caves’. There are 4 caves and a kund. As the main temple is of Kartikeya, women are not allowed here. Some or the local villager will around to enforce this. Our culture has such funny twists. It is sad that people kill their own culture by not changing it appropriately with the changing times.

There is nothing else around so unless you are a bored male or group of males there is no point in visiting this place.

Photos are from our visit in Jan 2021.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Portrait: Anuja

This is a single strobe portrait of my beautiful friend Anuja. The softbox is placed on the top left of the frame.

The photo
Camera: Sony A7R-MIII
Lens: Sony Zeiss Plannar 50 F1.4
Light: Speedlight in a softbox
Postprocessing in Photoshop.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Portrait: Anuja

The usual fake smiles and soft skin photos do not do justice to the soul of the human. We need to dig deeper. We need to try to surface the deepest emotions we have inside of us. To bring out and wear our true face with its innumerable moods and expressions. There is beauty in that truth.

Anuja, like all ladies, loves a beautiful glamorous photo. But at my behest, she bravely put in serious efforts to bring out a genuine serious emotion. I found this photo to be far more interesting than those other sweet ones. But that is just me. :-)

The photo
Camera: Sony A7R III
Lens: Sony Zeiss Plannar 50 F 1.4
Light: Speedlight in a softbox
Postprocessing in Photoshop.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Portrait: Mitr Amey

My friend Amey. A treker. A biker. A traveller.

The photo
Camera: Sony A7R III
Lens: Sony Zeiss Plannar 50 F 1.4
Light: Speedlight in a softbox

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Sunday Flower

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, June 18, 2021

Cityscape - A monsoon eve

The low, heavy, rain filled clouds float over the city of boxes. The lights represent the living in those boxes.

Lights. Boxes. And the wonderful rain clouds...