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Shiva statue in Punjab, Abstract, Abstract photography, ghost bus, others, Punjab, Shiva, Tokina AT-X Pro SD 12-24mm F4 (IF) DX, wallpaper, wide angle lens, Photographer Anurag Jain

Shiva statue in Punjab

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Shiva statue in Punjab

09 Mar 2010 | no comments » Add a comment


I always wanted to visit Dharamshala, and managed to convince few friends to join me to a trip across Himachal Pradesh. The key places on our list to visit were Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Khajjiar, Manikaran, Kullu Manali. This was the place we stopped for our dinner at night on our way to Dharamshala from Delhi. Next to “Rasoi Dhabba” a huge Shiva statue glittered in the dark. A 2.5 sec exposure with a bus passing through the road during the last 1/2 of a sec.

 

This image was clicked using a Tokina AT-X Pro SD 12-24mm F4 (IF) DX lens.
Setting: ISO 200, 24mm, f/4, 2.5 sec


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Mumbai at night, Abstract, Abstract photography, buildings at night, Mumbai, mumbai at night, others, sea, sea link, wallpaper, Worli, Photographer Anurag Jain

Mumbai at night - Worli

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Mumbai at night – Worli

19 Jan 2010 | 5 comments » Add a comment


Just loved the way Mumbai looks at night. Was travelling from Bandra to CST when I asked the taxi driver to stop the vehicle at the start of the sea link so that I can capture this view of Worli. 4 second exposure at f/6.3 200mm. You must of-course see the full view to appreciate it. Click on the image on the left to do so.


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candle light source, Abstract, Abstract photography, candle light, low light, man holding a lamp, People, Photography technique, Portrait, Photographer Anurag Jain

candle light photography

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Candle light photography. Light source in the frame.

12 Jan 2010 | 2 comments » Add a comment


This shows an example where a low light source is in the frame rather then just the reflected light from the source on the subject. Notice how the viewer attention now alternates between the candle the the person, and since the lamp is more brighter than the subjects face you tend to see the image from its perspective. 

 

Freddie is seen here holding the lamp at Souza Lobo restaurant Calangute.


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Scary, Abstract, Abstract photography, Evil, Ghost, Haunting, light techniques, low light, Neha Bhagra, People, Scary, Scary face, Spooky, Spooky face, terror, Photographer Anurag Jain

Scary face

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Scary face 1

10 Jan 2010 | 3 comments » Add a comment


I once went for a Hindi movie and in one scene right after a murder, on a tree a dead body hung upside down. The camera closed on the face which was pale with the moon light falling on it. The background music was not comfortable at

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Dead branch with sea background, Abstract, Abstract photography, branch, dead branch, Goa, Nature, sea, simplicity, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

Dead branch with sea background

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Simplicity

04 Jan 2010 | no comments » Add a comment


“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication!” claimed Leonardo da Vinci. This means every simple thing we see is a work of genius in the end.

 

It could be with respect to an invention like of the wheel, simple design, simple to make, but a work of wonder on how its made our lives easier, Imagine riding my bike with Square tires! So

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Count the lamp-posts on the highway, Abstract, Abstract photography, cloud, Goa, lamp post, others, porvorim, Silhouette, Sky, Photographer Anurag Jain

Count the lamp-posts on the highway

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Count the lamp-posts on the highway

09 Nov 2009 | 2 comments » Add a comment


Yeah yeah.. I admit the title is copied from the line “Count the headlights on the highway” in Elton Johns song “Tiny Dancer“. I first heard the song in the movie “Almost Famous”. Not only was the movie outstanding, but the moment wherein this song was played, was captured beautifully. It has since been one of my favorite movies, and one of my favorite songs.

 

This image is related to the image on ”Autobiography of a lamp-post and the fart“, as both are from the same spot but opposite directions.

 

What I like about this snap (other then the clouds), is the way the numerous lamp-posts make a lovely silhouette. The bird, right on top, adds a nice flavor too.


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Count the lamp posts on the highway, Abstract, Abstract photography, cloud, Goa, lamp post, others, porvorim, Sky, the luck factor, Photographer Anurag Jain

Count the lamp posts on the highway

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Autobiography of a lamp-post and the fart

07 Nov 2009 | 4 comments » Add a comment


At school, we were once asked to write an autobiography of a lamppost for Hindi exam, I put on my thinking cap and started something like,

 

“I want to reach for the sky, but have to withhold my desires to give light to others”.

 

I thought it was a brilliant masterpiece, half expecting my Hindi professor to come to me and pat me on my back. Unfortunately nothing of that sort happened, what did happen was that I almost missed failing. I decided that my talent could not be discovered in this small school, and was still proud of my work, perhaps I thought

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green and dying, Abstract, Abstract photography, despair, grill, grilled window, hope, hope or despair, others, wallpaper, Window, Photographer Anurag Jain

Window of Hope or Despair

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Window of Hope or Despair

30 Oct 2009 | 1 comment » Add a comment


The youthful green and the diminished dying leaves both seen from my window remind me of a saying “Two men look out through the same prison bars: One sees the mud, and one the stars”. I guess its meaning is well explained in Bollywood movie Deewar which shows 2 brothers moving in different directions (one becomes an honest cop, the other a smuggler)

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Presence of God, Abstract, Abstract photography, cloud, cloudy sky, Goa, God, Nature, Sky, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

Presence of God

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Presence of God

26 Oct 2009 | no comments » Add a comment


On the many discussions we usually have among groups of friends, God, religion, faith do come up at times, and I was once told that God shows his presence in Nature, and Nature is God. I kept quiet not knowing what to answer. I am not sure if I should believe or not believe in His existence, but do realise that beliving in Him is a safer bet, at least at the time when I reach the gates of Heaven or Hell :) .

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Ornaments for sale - Tibetan market, Calangute, Abstract, Abstract photography, Calangute, Goa, Jewellery, Ornaments, others, Tibetan Market, travel, travel photography, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

Jewellery for sale - Tibetan market, Calangute

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Jewellery for sale – Tibetan market – Calangute

25 Oct 2009 | 4 comments » Add a comment


Indian culture now includes Tibetan influence, as after the 1959 Tibetan uprising, the Dalia Lama along with his followers were given shelter in India. At Calangute on the road to Baga, one comes across a Tibetan market selling their cultural art forms in many ways, from ornaments, jewellery as seen here, to musical instruments I have never seen before.

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