what separates the snapshot from the photograph……..?

Beauty can be seen in all things,seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph” Matt Hardy

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From my photo junction

“In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light”. Hans Hofmann

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“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks”. John Muir
“There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another”. Edouard Manet
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“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tzu

Veiled grace and shimmering beauty

The gorgeous marble lady in the picture is popularly known as Veiled Rebecca . It is indeed a melody in marble. Rebecca’s grace  sculptured in marble stone is beyond poetic description and engineering skill.  This melody in marble stone sculpture draped in a wet garment, is a big draw at Salar Jung museum at Hyderabad city in India. last week I visited this amazing museum.

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(Salar Jung Museum – Wikipedia

While returning from the museum I was  deep in my heart recollecting the beauty of  Rebecca’s sublime grace  and  melody in marble. I also read sometime back  that peacock’s beauty and grace carved in stones  always constitute a powerful  sources of inspiration  to all. Hence pictures of inspiring peacocks dance and feather colors that I captured in my camera with lots of patience.267.JPG

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Joy of capturing colors……… beyond the lens

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
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“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.” — Irving Penn2018-10-082

“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” — Matt Hardy2018-10-08

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph.”
Susan Sontag

Belief system…. ….. Perungalur temple

Recently I visited our ancestral kuladeivam(family deity) temple located in Perungalur village of Tamil Nadu, India. The temple has undergone renovation very recently also locally known as “kumba Abishekam”.

This temple village has plenty of history, tradition and belief systems to offer to society over centuries.


I got very much fascinated to know that there has been an unbroken tradition to make one small elephant in stone material and keep at the outside designated area of temple premises.

This is done mainly to celebrate turn of events, good  fortunes in ones’ family whose generations worshiping the prime deity kept in the premises of  Perungalur urumanathar temple as their family deity.

As elephants in Hindu traditional system symbolizes lord Ganesha to bring home good luck strength and get rid of any negativity in the way of success.

Here I could recollect the significance of elephant images in Chinese Feng Sui practice of keeping elephant images at entrances to balance the energy flow of Yin and yang and positively maintain the flow of chi.

(I share here below some of the pictures taken by me at the temple premises of Perungalur.)

My previous posts  related on the subject is shared below


Twin arts of dance and sculpture…silent guide to generations …. Vriddhagiriswarar Temple, Vriddhachalam,India

Last week when I stepped into a  Hindu temple popularly known as Vriddhagiriswarar Temple, Vriddhachalam – in Tamil Nadu of India, I was awe-struck by the sculptures of the temple with dedicated themes on music and dance  .(Bharatanatyam – )

Enriching themes indeed provide silent inspiration to all concerned in arts, music and dance and Hindu way of life and belief systems and tradition.

I did not miss to note down at Vrddhagiriswarar temple at Vriddhachalam how Indian classical dance has influenced sculpture. You will also strike by the existence of musical pillars, rich art painting work and superfine sculptures and very rich history of Hindu religion and tradition at this very gigantic temple complex.

Currently renovation work is being undertaken by the authorities.


(Temple entrance gate is adorned with rich carvings on Indian classical dance ,Bharat Nat yam)



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