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HE WALKED INTO MY FRAME...
Focussing on a bird on a tree..this Giant.. walks into my frame..quietly and stealthily a few feet away....i was struck by the "SINGULARITY"...and in a split second.. decided a slow exposure....a different perspective....

its "elephant time" on CNP this month....!!!!

feedback and suggestions wanted...im Learning.. :)
Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:25 pm
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Commentby nirlep on Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:15 pm

Whoa Neelu Whoa! what an image!!!
Elephant time it is... on CNP. Ganesh Nialanjan Arati and this one of yours. It just made me reflect on the art of idol making. Perhaps out of the all gods in hindu pantheon lord Ganesh has been re-created the most. each artist has his or her own version of idol. There are so many shapes, forms, textures, perspectives of Ganesh which make him one of the most intimate gods. Playful, pliant, symbolic, innocent, physical, meta-physical are just some of the attributes which come to my mind here. I wonder if it is our theistic affinity to lord Ganesh which is at the center of creativity in images of elephant posted at CNP. I perceive all symbolic images of elephant as transformation of pachyderm into its exalted form; lord Ganesh. This latest offering takes my heart away literally and I'm stunned.
thanks for sharing

Commentby sriram janak on Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:28 pm

fantastic....love it...

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Commentby weewake on Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:07 pm

Perfect image to go along with the story of Blind men and an elephant .Everything seems to radiate from the bottom left corner of the image . I guess i will be talking to this elephant for a while :D

Commentby neelu on Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:45 pm

Nirlep, thank u, for drawing such wonderfull parallels on all the ele images...ur reflections..are thought provoking and i now look at the other images..with a new reverence..a new dimension...n .they throw up new meanings.

weewake....yes a lovely story..used by ..religions and classrooms ..and an important analogy for the distinction "limits of individual perception"....

Sriram...thank u ..means a lot..on a new journey...when one is unsure..unskilled..but excited..

My take...i find it fascinating how each one of us will "address ourselves "to an image ,in many interpretations and according to who we are..........revealing a new u ..a u ..u..never knew existed.!!!!!.

Commentby Nilanjan Das on Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:36 am

Hi Neelu, I intentionally took a little time before I comment on this image. The decision to go slow and leave a certain amount of uncertainty to fill the mind of the viewer is very nice. But, I also have a couple of more things to know 1) Is this a full frame image ? 2) Every time I see this image, I can't explain those radiating streaks, these streaks resemble the streaks formed during a zoom burst more than panning. It's not looking bad, but I was trying to understand how did this happen ? Did you zoom in slow shutter speed ? I must say, an entirely different perspective.

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Commentby neelu on Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:38 am

Nilanjan ...this frame is cropped about 25 percent....more in front of the trunk..to the left...i wish it was full frame..but one has only that split second..in a moving elephant..so close... and my beginer skill levels..also dont suffice..
And yes the radiating streaks ....are due to slow shutter speed and zooming.....a different perspective ..is what i was trying....



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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:50 am

Hi Neelu, when I saw this first I was instantly impressed and did a facebook "like" on it. Then I decided to wait before adding my views, nothing changes, here it goes -

First what I like most - to me it is a different blurred image. I really don't care you made this hurriedly without visualizing the final outcome and you kind of liked the end result. I think it is extremely difficult to visualize the exact outcome in attempts like this. The very intent of making a unique perspective is very important and you did an excellent job here. I am of the view that the process of creation and the creator herself/himself should be disconnected from what got created. An image lives (if it deserves to live) independent of its creator and may last longer than the creator and lives an independent life.

What appeals me most in this image is the absence of contours of the elephant in the upper half and its presence in the lower half. I think this attribute makes it very unique to my eyes. Also those radiating lines adds to it. Processing wise couple of things come to my mind. May be a little more brighter image might add ? I see pixelations in the image. Is this a small crop ? If not reprocessing
might improve. Thanks for sharing.

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Ganesh H. Shankar
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Commentby Nilanjan Das on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:05 am

I must say, the outcome is rather excellent. Now as Ganesh says, you need to take care of the pixelation, there are two big blotches :-), am sure you would want to re-process this image again as it is worth it. I would say, I like the crop. There is an openness in this image, which is so captivating. For certain images, nothing is wrong or right, this certainly is one of them.

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Commentby neelu on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:14 am

Ganesh,..thank u...the inputs will go a longway in "refining" my thought process .nd ..skills..
just last evening...i was discussing with arati...that at this stage we are experimenting..not sure of the outcome..and then choosing what i like......the move forward..would be to "preconceive " the shot..and execute in tandem with it...and acheive the end result......guess that needs experience n skills.....!!!

i have cropped..about 25 percent...will reprocess as per ur suggestion ...n reveiw once again...
appreciate...

Nilanjan...will reprocess ..value the inputs tremendously....



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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:20 am

Neelu, not sure for how long you are doing photography. I am breathing it for about 15 years now. If I tell you that I can pre-visualize shots like this exactly and execute it in the field then I would be lying...

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Ganesh H. Shankar
Wishing you best light,

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Commentby neelu on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:34 am

Ganesh...u have done more ..which has left us in absolute awe and wonder...

and i have picked up the camera a year n half ago..with Kalyan.as my teacher..and....at 50 plus...got a new lease of life..with this passion...

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:40 am

"at this stage we are experimenting..not sure of the outcome..and then choosing what i like......the move forward"

Same here - honestly...

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Ganesh H. Shankar
Wishing you best light,

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Personal Websites Fine Art Nature Photography | www.ArtOfLife.Gallery
Facebook Pages Ganesh H. Shankar | Fine Art Nature Photography | Art Of Life



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Commentby neelu on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:44 am

Ganesh.....u must be kidding..we all beleive..u can visualise..anything and acheive it...!!!!!



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Commentby neelu on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:55 am

:)
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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:59 pm

"u must be kidding...all of us beleive u can"

I would have loved to believe that but... -:)

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Ganesh H. Shankar
Wishing you best light,

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Personal Websites Fine Art Nature Photography | www.ArtOfLife.Gallery
Facebook Pages Ganesh H. Shankar | Fine Art Nature Photography | Art Of Life


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