Monday, 27 November 2006

Writing in air

The last Diwali gave me an opportunity to try the classic Diwali shot.

From darkness lead us to light!

This picture of the lamps was shot by Varun on the Diwali night.

A stealthy predator

At times the lens captures what the eye misses. I almost missed this yellow spider sitting on the flower to catch unwary insects visiting for the nectar.

Saturday, 18 November 2006

The bell

Bells have dominated our lives. In schools it signalled the start of an interesting class or the end of a boring one. In my younger days, railway stations announced the arrival of a train with a bell. Wedding is supposedly marked by bells, though with the Hindu community in South India it is more with nadaswaram and drums. In temples they hang bells so that you can announce your arrival to the Lord. And in churches they have bells to announce your departure to the world at large.

Saturday, 11 November 2006

Siesta time!

An old lady and her daughter catch a wink of sleep inside Amber fort, Jaipur. This is the picture I liked the best out of our Rajasthan trip.