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Saira praying, low light, People, Portrait, Saira, Photographer Anurag Jain

Saira praying

Photograher: Anurag Jain

The lady with a prayer

13 Apr 2014 | no comments » Add a comment


A prayer is a constant reminder that we are beggars.

 

The act of praying or meditating either for religious or spiritual reasons is something most of us have done at some point or the other. It’s an act where one is most true to their identity, most vulnerable and naked. We are our true image when we bow

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Mandrem beach, Beach, Goa, huts, mandrem, Nature, Photographer Anurag Jain

Mandrem beach

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Waiting for the start of the season

28 Oct 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


Time is too slow for those who wait.

 

Some of my favorite places in Goa are shut down for dull season during the rains.

  • the relaxed setup at Morjim beach in the north with Rajasthani tents
  • the peaceful, isolated location at Columb which has an almost private cove
  • the exotic setup at Cavelossim with drinks served on a dock next to river, water buffalos padding through (really).
  • The cutoff place (no mobile reception, limited service, and you are sandwiched between a cliff and a beach and a lagoon on the side!) at Cola beach
  • Those amazing wooden cottages at Palolem
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Kids on their way to school in an auto, auto rickshaw, Childhood, kids, People, school trip, Photographer Anurag Jain

Kids on their way to school in an auto

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Laws of childhood

09 Oct 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


Childhood is the most glorious moment of our lives, we realize this the moment we cross it to become adults.

 

The laws of the world behave in a different way for a child. Here are some which I have experienced or have heard from someone.

 

The concept of money: My mom never gets tired of telling me the stuff I used to do when I was young. Apparently I took money from a temple to buy icre-cream, not that I tried to hide the fact. I readily told

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Forest Guard at Ranthambore, Forest Guard, People, Portrait, Rajasthan, Ranthambore, Ranthambore National Park, Photographer Anurag Jain

Forest Guard at Ranthambore

Photograher: Anurag Jain

The forest guard

07 Oct 2013 | 1 comment » Add a comment


Sometimes a small insignificant event leads to something big. We might ignore, not notice, or care less about these small events, but they have been the catalyst.

 

As our jeep ventured further into the jungle in search for the tiger, we came across a forest guard carrying just a lathi (wooden stick). Just a lathi! Imagine facing a tiger with a lathi in your hand. Unless he knows kung-fu and can fight like Bruce Lee with it, I don’t see him surviving. Hmm perhaps he can climb trees real fast.

 

With no signs of fear he greeted us with “Jai Ramji” (Praise the Lord) remark, and spoke to our guide giving him position of the tiger.

 

Every moment before the tiger spotting was crucial, including meeting him. As its these series of events that lead to the finale.

 

Clicked at Ranthambore National Park, Zone 4, where I finally saw the tiger! See my previous post at http://www.footwa.com/the-stare-of-a-tiger/1019/


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Priya Bhagra - Light and Shadow, monochrome, photography techniques, Portrait, portrait in dark, Priya Bhagra, Shadow, Photographer Anurag Jain

Priya Bhagra - Light and Shadow

Photograher: Anurag Jain

The lady in light and shadow

27 Aug 2013 | 18 comments » Add a comment


“When you look at the dark side, careful you must be. For the dark side looks back.”

Yoda in Star Wars

 

I tried to create the light & shadow portrait which gives a perspective of the clean and dark side of a person. Thanks Priya, for patiently waiting while I adjusted the lights every few mins and clicked away. Your pose was brilliant and could not have been more spectacular.

 

For those who want to recreate this, its very simple, please follow steps below.

 

Requirements: 1-3 table lamps, camera

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Monsson beach - Anjuna, Anjuna, Anjuna beach, Beach, Goa in the rains, Monsoon, Nature, rain, Photographer Anurag Jain

Monsson beach - Anjuna

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Monsoon beach – Anjuna

20 Aug 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


The best magic trick is played by nature.

 

As we walk further inside the lanes of Anjuna at the cliff, we reach one end where the view seems just right. We stop for a moment to inhale this.

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Ponte de Linhares Causeway, causeway, Goa, Mandovi river, Nature, rainy season, Photographer Anurag Jain

Ponte de Linhares Causeway

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Ponte de Linhares Causeway

05 Aug 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


The famous Ponte de Linhares Causeway connects Ribandar to the capital Panjim and was built in 1633.

 

The drive is spectacular with Mandovi river on one side with islands of Chorao and Divar, mangroves

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Palm tree and the moon, Moon, Nature, palm tree, Sky, twilight, twilight sky, Photographer Anurag Jain

Palm tree and the moon

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Palm tree and the moon

25 May 2013 | 2 comments » Add a comment


A simple change in perspective makes things more beautiful.

 

Lying down at the beach in the evening under the shade of a palm tree, I wake up to see the late evening blue sky show-off the full moon. However clicking the moon and keeping the palm tree background required some adjustments.

 

Clicking the snap of the moon requires as less

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Zaver Shroff lying at the dock, Dock, lady lying, Model, model photography, model portfolio, People, Portrait, Zaver Shroff, Photographer Anurag Jain

Zaver Shroff lying at the dock

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Lady at the dock

21 May 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


Sometimes the unplanned photographs are the ones that are captured the best.

 

Most of the snaps I click are experimental trial and error shots, decided on the spot.

 

On this occasion, we were at a dock without any plans to click snaps. Luckily I had my camera with

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Divar Island during rains, Photographer Anurag Jain

Divar Island during rains

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Divar Island during rains

19 May 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


Divar Island has always been magical, but in the rains it brings out its best. The greenery is stunning, the fields have that hue of green never seen before, and the sky in “fifty shades of grey” ;)

 

The Drive during monsoon is pleasant, cool winds, rain, and swaying palm trees on both sides. A must visit during the rainy season.


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