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Nilanjan Das
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Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:45 pm
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Commentby AratiRao on Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:15 pm

Gosh i love what you have done with this. fires my imagination no end and, of course, this creature i commune with :) thanks nilanjan-da.

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Commentby dinesh.ramarao on Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:08 pm

I knew you would have this. Start printing Nilanjan.
-RD

Commentby Radha on Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:52 pm

extremely beautiful! love it :)

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Commentby krishnan v on Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:17 pm

Made me look and look again !
The light streak on the right balances the tusks so well.
The abstraction really works for me...or is it abstraction .....

Great job !

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:29 pm

Excellent image Nilanjan - this is art. Looks very secretive to my eyes. First I was tempted to suggest burning the highlight region on the twig and upper right corner just a bit but then I felt that is what gives the depth the frame, so will go as presented !

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Commentby Nilanjan Das on Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:32 pm

"is it abstraction ...."lol, Krish buddy, in one of my mails to Ganesh in the morning, I discussed exactly this... how to look at abstraction ? How to look at suggestive or imaginative portraits ? To what extent is it reality ? I simply do not know, but I guess knowing this is very important in the scheme of understanding art in nature. You have raised a very pertinent question and I would request Ganesh to chip in his ideas on this. Thanks again for raising this thought.

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Commentby sriram janak on Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:50 pm

A R T .....

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:13 pm

I think I might open a can of worms with this discussion. Let me go however -

As an adjective abstract means (from free dictionary) - "Existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence."
With such a definition a photograph can never be abstract because it is real. What then is an abstract photograph ? I think it is a photograph which distances itself of what it represents in physical world. This one I think is an abstract for that reason (this may open up for further subjective discussions - I do think there are abstract images
which shows a subject as is but is very open and hence an abstract).

Now, back to this image of Nilanjan's, I don't consider this an abstract. Though not as a straight portrait (which was not desirable as an art anyway), it still represents elephant in my mind , but then what is wrong with reality ? :)

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Commentby nevilzaveri on Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:38 am

simply outstanding, nilanjan. like the abstract feel to it 'n the way tusks carries back to reality. genail.

regards.

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Commentby Nilanjan Das on Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:33 am

Thanks Ganesh for sharing your thoughts, the way this word abstract has been used in explaining art, it has only led to more and more confusion. I too think this elephant image is very much a reality, the feelings or the emotions which were generated in me were very much a reality, those emotions led me create this perspective, but in reality it was there. In the entire series I made sure that the elephant would be represented by the tusks which is why it's very existence today is in threat. I can perhaps say these are imaginative portraits, Ganesh ??? New term ? :-), bottom line is the image had to show the emotions or the feelings which led to its creations. Words will fail after a certain point to explain these feelings. Not everything is created keeping technical stuff in mind, this is certainly one.

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Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:39 am

Oh my! What a day we are having with all the sensual Elephants suddenly flooding CNP. We have Tiny Elephants in vivid color, we have Mammoth elephants dissolving into pure darkness, and now another masterpiece of pure awesomeness. The reed right in front could have been not there, but I am not complaining. I am just enjoying seeing the elephant merge so well into its habitat.
Good one Doc

Commentby Prithvi K on Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:41 pm

Wonderful shot sir, The image has a lot of mystry to it, I liked the fact that I had to search for an eye.


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