Sunday, April 29, 2007

"I'm just a wayward traveller.......

..........trying' to find his way home" - Phil Cerasoli

Weary traveller.........

"......If I stagger and wander, come to my help. You are also human beings and you are also going home"

Leo Tolstoy

PS: It was shot right outside the back door of the church where the young artists sat sketching the interiors.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Lost In........

Lost in .......

For someone who's as friendly as moi, I am so painfully shy to capture strangers on my camera. That explains the perennial lack of "human images" on my blog. I will not approach them for a shot and I'll not encroach upon their privacy : that leaves me highly discontented coz nothing enchants moi more than human expressions....Lately, I have been able to muster enough courage (fleetingly though) to click people in an engaging moment and yet not reveal them (more often than not) as identifiable individuals. Have a very modest collection of such images. Hope to share them in ensuing weeks.....

This one was shot at a church in Brussels, a few months back as a motley crowd of young artists sat there sketching the interiors.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

By the sea.......

Sunset by the sea

I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky;

And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.

---- John Masefield

Friday, April 13, 2007

It's Raining awards.............;)


For someone who's been following this blog for long, the pic would remind them of the times when i poured out my love for rains every now and then , hither and thither..My fascination with rain drops is eternal...and guess what, while someone in North joked that Spring's caught cold .....Spring was sneezing here during the weekend and the beginning of the week.....We had the first showers of the year....a little early in the year but that's Florida for you...Seasons, if any, arrive early here. There was a tornado warning in the neighboring county and the hurricane predictions for 2007 are beginning to make news......The image was captured during last year's hurricane season from a speeding car.....This being the fag end of semester at school, I cud not find time to go out and shoot in/after rains.......Mark Twain once famously said, "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it."..Well "We, the photo-bloggers" capture it for others to "eloquate" :)

Meanwhile, Cris has chosen me as one of the recipients of "Thinking Blogger Award"....It's heartening, really...I'm chuffed, to say the least. Thanx a ton, Cris!!

This is a meme where I need to pass it on to 5 other bloggers who make moi think. This is a tough one, considering that all the blogs I love to visit let me pause and tarry, ponder, wonder aloud, sigh or/and swoon :) I've been pondering over it and though I'd like to give a definitive list, my inner jury is still deliberating. So the best way out is, I choose all the blogs on the Link section of my blog as winners. Viva Blogging!!!! :)

Have a great Friday the 13th, all :DD

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Of Superstitions..............


This one's been with moi for a coupla months now and it still cracks me up every time I see it in my collection. This feller was standing tall next to my home in Bangalore atop a new house being constructed. I am not sure if this happens in other parts of the world, but every new house being built in India sports one to "ward off any evil" that might potentially sabotage the builders' best laid plans, architecturally or otherwise :) The idea is that anything new attracts the attention of the evil eye and hence an ugly mask will prevent the new house catching the attention of the Devil.....I'm one to cock a snook at superstitions but the creativity of this one amuses moi. Note how the paint-can is casually thrown in to draw the face. What's the superstition from your part of the world that you find fascinating???

UPDATE : Nasten'ka left these beautiful lines behind, from TS Eliot, under Comments section...

"We are the hollow men

We are the stuffed men

Leaning together

Headpiece filled with straw................"

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Spring leaf

Spring leaf

"I'm a spring leaf trembling in anticipation."......Maya Angelou

Monday, April 02, 2007

A gift from India.......

Picture 315

A wedding gift from a dear friend in India now adorns my new home here.......:)

Update: It's a votive candle holder, for the curious ones :)