“There is nothing better than a friend”
Happy Friendship day
“There is nothing better than a friend”
Happy Friendship day
Kids, they are gifted to earth. Its always intresting to watch their expressions and activities, sometimes it even gets difficult to handle them
Recently did a shot for a family friend of mine, sharing few of them here.
Master. Prasanna, 2.8 years old from Nicobar island.
His creativity is from north pole to south pole and ofcourse a big chatterbox.
Supermoons and elections doesnt come every fortnight.
Its the orbital mechanics that brings the moon closer to Earth than that it has been in more than 18 years, the biggest full moon occured on March 19th 2011, Saturday. It was as much as 14% wider and 30% brighter than lesser full Moons.
Its wasnt visbile completely everywhere due to bad weather, But we Indians we lucky enough to enjoy the Super moon.
I tried to shot, but ended up in nothing with my 18-55 mm lens, after a couple of days got a chance to use canon 70-300 mm lens of my friend. This time I didn’t want to miss the chance but it had already melted half way.
Tamil Nadu State Election:
On April 13 2011, people of tamil nadu has the “right to vote” for a canditate of their choice. Each one has their own reason to chose a party/canditate.
What may…what go…
Do not miss the chance to exercise your franchise
This happened to be my first photo trip with Photologic after joining Logica. Wow this happened to be an unforgettable trip I have been so far. This write-up is for people who thought of joining us but couldn’t make it up.
Our stylish Chevy beat starting from Guindy, early morning on Saturday, escaping city traffic and before the sun could shed its love on us. It was a pleasant and smooth drive through the East Coast Road. Stopped in Pondy for breakfast @ Royal Restaurant, OMG one masala dosa was costlier than a large vodka J. We started again and reached the City of Dance – Chidambaram.
Though it was difficult to get a room, we managed to get a pretty decent one at last. After refreshing and lunch, the actually adventure begins
Pichavaram is home to the second largest Mangrove forest in the world, I never knew this before J it was more than what I expected. We hired a boat, Sampath, the rower, who accompanied us was very much familiar with the botanical name of different species there, which was all greek and Latin for us. Hiring a motor boat is on not great excitement, as it doesn’t go deep inside the forest. So it’s always better to take a normal hand rowing one. We came to know lot many movies were shot in this palce including the opening song of “Dasavatharam”. For us it was like a crocodile hunting mission which we usually see in animal planet J. Fully covered with trees on either sides, hardly sunlight peeps inside and a small way through which only one small ferry could make it.
We were back to the shore around 5 PM. We also shot few people weeding and villagers passing by. Hot bajies and tea at a road side shop. Very much yummy indeed
Now back to Chidambaram, Nataraja (Shiva) temple. The uniqueness of this one is it depicts the Lord Shiva as the Lord of the dance Bharatanatyam and is one of the few temples where Shiva is represented by an anthropomorphic murthi rather than the classic, anionic lingam. After darshan, though we were tired we took few night shot at the temple. Back to room after a simple veggie dinner near the temple.
As per plan we are leave pondy next day morning, a sudden change in plan, thanks a tonne to google maps and Prasanna, he found there is a place nearby called “PORTO NOVO” port of Portuguese once. We departed to Porto Novo, where a big surprise awaiting for us.
We clicked few shots of sun rise and people around the fishing harbor. Umanath checked if we could take a ferry and go to the nearby island. Though I stopped him initially I did node my head and didn’t want to miss the adventure of riding in a boat into the sea J. Millions of thanks, Uma. U rock J. Couple of fisher man took us in their ferry, it was awesome and bit scary too. They took us bit away from the shore where few bigger fishing boats were anchored, then to a small island nearby. It was awesome. The feel was like a desert surrounded by water everywhere around.
Back to the shore after almost one and half hours, the place which was totally deserted was fully crowded by the time we came back to the shore, it was a local wholesale fish market, similar to the one at kasimedu @ Chennai. Everyone was very much hungry and all we need was only food. Stopped for an heavy breakfast in a dhaba along Chidambaram-Pondicherry highway. We all ate so much probably our’s might have been the highest bill for him the whole day
We still had some more energy left over for the saraku city (Pondy). Drove straight to Auroville a silent peaceful place with citizens of the world all around. Spending few hours there started our trip back to Chennai. We were much more excited on seeing a petrol pump reading petrol @ 56rs/ lit. We didn’t wana miss this bumper offer.
Again an awesome lunch in ECR dabha, with yummy yummy fish. Stopped at muttukadu for a water scooter ride, the saddest part was we aren’t allowed to ride the scooter. Played with Umanath’s 70-300 lens while they were enjoying the scooter ride. The light was too harsh so could manage only to get a average picture of them.
Finally our wk end came to an end at tiruvanmiyur. Overall it was an amazing extraordinary trip with team PhotoLogic. Thank you so much team.
Few of my works from the trip:
Unlike others I never had chance to travel to home town or any villages during summer holidays. Most of my relative stayed within the city, I have hardly been out of Chennai. I wish to travel across latitude and longitudes. Recently had a chance to visit Gangaikondacholapuram, which was half an hour drive from my friend’s town, where we went for a wedding.
Gangaikonda Cholapuram, a temple for lord Shiva built by the cholas marking marking their victory over Pala Dynasty. Rajendra Chola-I son of the Great Rajaraja-I, established this temple after his great victorious march to river Ganges on Northern India. This temple looks exactly similar to the shiva temple at Tanjore. there are many stories which revolve for the origin of this temple. We guys spoke with one of the person in charge there, he told us the entire temple is one foot less in all aspects when compared to the Tanjore temple.
To my surprise this temple was maintained so green and clean. Later we found that this is under the maintenance of UNESCO as a part of world heritage. Probably that’s the reason for it.
Each face has an autobiography
I started off with street photography, there are so many who does this but for me works of these two photostreams were impressive.
My interest is more towards portrait and streets rather than landscaping. You get so many expression, “flawless expression” on along your way. 98% of people whom you come across won’t object from shooting them, they will be very much happy to see them on our display. So make it a point to share their pictures with them.
Tathaa, Shot @ Railway Ground Tambaram
In search of my lost happiness! – Shot @ Mylai Festival
I shall refuse to go if smoking prohibited in heaven! – Shot at Royapuram fishing harbor.
Kido, Shot @ Vaiyavur, near vedanthangal
Antique Little girl – Shot @ thalanguppam market
Poor man’s davidoff* – Shot @ Tiruneermalai
பேசும் கண்கள் – Her eyes gives the answer
Friends – (left) அழகுசாமி (right) கருபுசாமி (true names of these kids)
Every action is a thought – Shot @ East. Tambaram Depot
Nothing is evil according to nature – Shot @ East. Tambaram Depot
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional ~ Chili Davis – Shot @ East. Tambaram Depot
Shy – Shot @ East. Tambaram Depot
People – Shot @ Mylai
Age – Shot @ Kotturpuram
Smile – Shot @ Marina Beach
Attitude – Shot @ Vandalur Zoo