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

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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Stunning stone carvings…That is…. Srimushnam… Bhu Varaha Swamy temple

I love heritage, art, culture and history. In the beginning of this week I visited a small village town known as Srimushnam in  the southern part of Tamil Nadu state of India.


The place provides multiple perspectives. You find new tunes in the  engraved old stunning music stone  pillar carvings and paintings. One could learn the richness of Hindu history, mythology,music ,dance,unity,relationships in the environment.

Images for 72 bhartnatyam positions……….. are carved on stones at the entrance gate and in other places of the temple premises.

It is really classic and I don’t have words to express its beauty,science and knowledge content.

Most striking special feature of this temple architectural beauty attracted me the most is ,beautiful sculptures with women’s plait of the hair done on granite stones  are very natural.  some of the stunning carvings( pictures) published here speaks oceans of knowledge and engineering skill prevalent in the history of those days.

A visit to the spot will make you realize that you need thousand eyes and good heart to appreciate multiple perspectives hidden in  more than one thousand years of history of this geography.






(As Varaha, Vishnu likes to eat korai kizhangu. Therefore, a sweet dish (laddu) made from korai kizhangu) Expand  above picture.)logolicious_20180928_121627