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Prithvi K
State Of Mind
Posting after a long time :-( . Actually did not do any photography due to health reasons
Felt very rusty when I picked up the camera after the break.
This image kind of represented how my thought process felt during my first few shots.
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:05 pm
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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:56 am

Fantastic pencil sketch here Prithvi. Mind sharing more about 'state of mind' ?

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Commentby Prithvi K on Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:41 am

This is a shot of bamboo, combined with a slow shutter, shot from a moving vehicle.
I feel thought process that goes into making good frame requires a certain state of mind, because I had not practiced in a while, getting into the "zone" took a few hours.
In those hours my mind was cluttered with everything but what mattered to make a frame.I am sure all of you have experienced this, would love to know your thoughts.

Commentby Adithya Biloor on Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:56 am

Beautiful one. Liked the pencil sketch feel.

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Commentby Sacha Greenwood on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:38 am

Hi Prithvi, very nice, was that yellow or green Bamboo?

Commentby Nilanjan Das on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:08 am

" Hridaya Nandana Boney, nibhrito e, niketane , Hridaya Nandana Boney "------these lines were composed by Tagore which kind of says that "Am lost alone in the beauty of the woods which is so close to my heart " ....seeing this image I can imagine what Tagore must have felt in his heart while passing through these bamboo forests of Shantiniketan. I am taking the liberty to enjoy this image in my very own way :-) and I can keep watching this for hours and listen to this song which will take my mind away from the city to deep inside the woods to celebrate my loneliness......will remember this image for years to come. You sketched Tagore's song Prithvi......

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:13 am

Get this printed 20x30 on Hahnemuhle Bright White Photorag 310 paper and bring it to next CNP meet :)

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Ganesh H. Shankar
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Commentby Prithvi K on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:38 am

Thank you all for the critique.
Sacha, It was Green Bamboo.
Nilanjan, I have no words.. , Thank you
Ganesh, never tried printing on fine art paper before, its best I get started.

I really feel I missed out on a lot at the CNP meet, circumstances did not allow it, hopefully next time it will.

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:44 am

In private mail to me, Nilanjan wrote (Nilanjan, hope you don't mind I sharing this snippet of the mail) -

Just open the pencil sketch image of Prithvi and listen to this song by Tagore....no need to understand the language, the tune itself will make you feel lost in these bamboo woods, this is the power of art, is there enough wealth in this world which can buy this happiness ? :-).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV7RMY3SlbI


I want you to enjoy as much as I did. Thanks a bunch for sharing Nilanjan. I just loved the tender movement of moody tones. Yes, music is a language by itself, it does not need another language to understand.

On a comparative note, one challenge of photographer (more so with nature photographer) strikes my mind. In other forms of art like music and painting, creation/composition happens with closed eyes while
in photography it needs wide open eyes. This in my mind is a big difference and challenge. Creation here happens through cues from subjects in front of us. Then it is all about seeing. For this reason I think
comparison between painting and a photo is like comparing orange to an apple.

Your take ?

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Ganesh H. Shankar
Wishing you best light,

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Commentby Pramod Viswanath on Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:19 am

Very interesting image and jells so well with 'state of mind'. Very nice creation there Prithvi!

Talking about music in 2006, Baltimore Symphony did this with Frans Lanting's images: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCKayxxEd-E

And this is the recent update: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater

Hope you all can see the image and enjoy :)

On another note, on Landscape Wizards, we are attempting to bring music and photography together via timelapse. Again your thoughts?

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Pramod Viswanath
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Our only limitation is imagination !

Commentby Sarang Naik on Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:28 am

What a beautiful image this is, Prithvi ji! I desperately want to see this BIG in print :) Totally agree with Nilanjan Sir, it music in physical form!
As for what you said about getting 'in the zone', I feel it every bloody time! Each time I go out to shoot, I spend atleast an hour just taking random shots lost under a deluge of different thoughts before I get in the right state of mind. I f I'm with a group of people, it becomes even harder :P I hope I'll get better at it with time and practice :)

Commentby Debiprakash Dass on Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:40 am

Wonderful . . thoroughly enjoyed the image and the discussion.

Commentby Radha on Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:13 pm

This is an exceptional image Prithvi! I stared at this image long and hard last night and had no clue what to comment. Even now, I don't know what to say, except that it touches a chord, and I see that I am not alone :)

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Radha Rangarajan
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Commentby AratiRao on Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:37 pm

Prithvi, Nilanjan-da and Ganesh,
all three of you have been responsible for a most moving experience just now. i dont have any more words, except... thank you.

A

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Commentby nevilzaveri on Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:37 pm

very much thought provoking image, prithvi. shake in the charcoal sketch also looks much like aging skin! ... thanks, nilanjan for the apt 'tagore' link.

regards.

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nevil zaveri
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Commentby Raviprakash S S on Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:32 pm

This is a dream shot! This is creation out of nothing.

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Raviprakash.S.S
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