Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Freedoom In The Woods.

Today is Independence Day. This morning i went for a walk near the campus guest house. Looks like someone else was also out for trips amidst the trees.

I clicked some beautiful pictures of the butterflies which you can check out below...

 In this pic the butterfly was sitting still so it was easy to click it....

Aperture : 5.6
Shutter speed : 1/400
ISO : 800

 In this picture as i was going closer, it would fly off... so i decided to click at a higher shutter speed and this was the result... it was about to sit when i clicked

Aperture : 5.6
Shutter speed : 1/1600
ISO : 800

 Here it was about to take off again...

Aperture : 5.6
Shutter speed : 1/1600
ISO : 800

 Clicked on a higher shutter speed.....

Aperture : 5.6
Shutter speed : 1/40
ISO : 800

 The most beautiful one i have ever seen...

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Beginning.

Ganesh Chaturthi is a month away and the expert artisans are busy making and giving final touches to Ganesh idols, which will be worshiped in the festival. 

The suburbs of Chinchpokli, Parel and Lalbaug in central Mumbai are the headquarters of  all the workshops that work on and give finishing touches to the various idols, large, big and small.

I recently went for a photo walk in these areas with some like minded people. 

Some vignettes

Please click to see the intricate details in a larger image.

Taken on my Canon EOS 1100D camera

Idols in various levels of preparation and details. Material is normally Plaster of Paris.

Finished and adorned idols on display. The small ones are usually taken to homes and large ones are part of a group celebration.

Resplendent in traditional festival jewellery. The Lord waits for His special day..

Friday, August 3, 2012

Prayer In Stone.

Continuing from the previous post .

I was fascinated with the inscriptions/ sculptures and the old ancient history.  And that the technology and the knowledge to build this without any fancy instruments existed as far back as 2nd  century BC.

Taken on my Canon EOS 1100D camera.

Structures and carvings outside the Bhaja Caves

 Detailed carvings/ structures on the outside walls of Karla Caves.

 Inscriptions on the pillars inside Bhaja Caves.