Recent 25 Comments by AratiRao


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Commented on 07 Oct 2013 02:32:25

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Thanks guys - very interesting comment Rajkumar!!! PRaveen: will try that ... thanks! arati

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Commented on 07 Oct 2013 02:25:53

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There is something arresting about this frame. i love the delicacy of the presentation and the shifting moods ... love the whole frame, it works as it is, for me. thanks! A

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Commented on 07 Oct 2013 02:24:31

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Image by : Ganesh H Shankar

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Ganesh, i love the way the first two frames have harsh reality juxtaposed with signs of fresh innocent life. Moss, a fresh shoot .... interesting, will like to see this thought process developed further. thanks! A

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Commented on 07 Oct 2013 02:21:35

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i simply loved this frame, Krish! there's a story here and so much drama. could look at it for hours. i'm with Adithya in excluding the ground or burning it slightly so the reality of it is not in my face :) it's beeeyooootiful. thanks! A

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Commented on 14 Sep 2013 04:46:05

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i simply love this frame, Jayesh! there is life, there is verve, there is grace, there is mystery. love it. thank you!! A

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Commented on 13 Aug 2013 15:42:11

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Extremely appealing result, Swapnil. How you envisioned it in what must be a barrage of intense greens is a marvel! very nice indeed, A

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Commented on 13 Aug 2013 15:40:33

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Thanks Nirlep and Ganesh, yes, this was an interesting one to interpret in light. I tricked my iPhone into underexposing (yes, this is taken with a phone ;)) ... so as to not lose the old nerve-like branches to the green. thanks, A

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Commented on 13 Aug 2013 15:36:42

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Gosh i recognize this little tree :) i shot the same thing, thinking the same thing! So beautiful, right - clinging to the edge of such a gorgeous waterfall? Great scene, Madhav. A

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Commented on 12 Aug 2013 02:22:50

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Thanks Nirlep and Neelu. nirlep: played a lot with this image before posting it. and i might have missed a little bit of contrast on it ... but somehow the dreamy, barely-there effect seemed to gel well with me :) my images are usually heavy on contrast and this was a welcome change to my own sensibilities! Neelu: exactly, those fruit made it for me. thanks, A

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Commented on 12 Aug 2013 02:20:46

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thank you Nirlep and Ganesh, yes nirlep - there were so many possible interpretations of this. after making this image, on the flight back, i saw river deltas that looked like this too. it is a wonderful oft-repeated pattern in nature. when i saw the tree and the clouds, i saw in them ... grains! there was no other treatment possible in my mind, at least then :) thanks again, A

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Commented on 12 Aug 2013 02:18:00

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Thank you nevil, rajkumar and Harsha :) Rajkumar: no sorries please :) welcome the comments. i will try and darken the tree and see what develops! Nevil and harsha, thanks a lot ... indeed the shadows on the dunes were key to pulling this off, i was careful when i (over) exposed the scene in field. :)a

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Commented on 03 Aug 2013 09:02:59

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thanks Nirlep ... yes, a white bark would be interesting, with silver leaves ... will have to find a similar scene in a different temperate zone :) Thanks Swapnil Thank you neelu ... happy to say this was the exact effect i had in mind when i noticed the soft shadows n the dunes and made this image. i wanted a "snow or what?" effect ... such was the ambiguity of the scene itself :) thanks again, A

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Commented on 02 Aug 2013 13:33:17

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Image by : Ganesh H Shankar

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Oh for me the power of it comes out in the black and white one more. looks more raw. more movement. love it. very nice ... i am wondering if a little bit of trunk - curved inwards, on the right, would have felt more cyclic ... more energetic? but just a wish to see some churn, i guess! :)a

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Commented on 02 Aug 2013 13:29:05

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We've spoken about this at length Neelu :) And i want to commend you for vision here ... lovely seeing, planning! A

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Commented on 02 Aug 2013 13:12:13

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Thanks Swapnil, Ganesh, Neelu, RD, Nirlep! RD: no way with i emphasise the camel - they disappeared completely behind the sand in the next shot!! that was the magic of the moment. in fact, want to take it in to Manju and see what he thinks. if he can print this with the hues and just the hint of camel. just to experiment :) yes, Neelu - twilight and sandstorm makes for some very dramatic colors - and not all the same. the next day, another sandstorm and the color was all an angry orange. :)thanks all, A

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Commented on 02 Aug 2013 13:09:56

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Image by : Ganesh H Shankar

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lovely image for me. i will never tire of any amount of elephant images :) would like to know your thinking behind the brightest parts of the image. seems like it lost some definition of the skin ... has it? if so, why did you make that decision? if not, i was wondering if toning it down a tad lost some of the dramatic effect? Thanks for a glorious smile, A

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Commented on 02 Aug 2013 13:07:28

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Another nazaakat waali image! lovely and delicate. the wisps, the ephemeral feeling of a leaf, a flutterby. simply swell. i saw the FB image crop .. how about a bolder crop, losing the tendril too? tho i love the little whimsy the tendril adds :) super! A

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Commented on 02 Aug 2013 13:05:35

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i like this a lot. and really looking forward to so many permutations and combinations of ideas... those branches do it for me. leaves me feeling like i'd like to see more tree too, even if only more branches. lovely one! A

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Commented on 02 Aug 2013 13:03:03

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So utterly delicate in form and in color this image. wondering if a crop at just the airborne feet of the flamingo second from the right would work better, instead of including the whole bird. if that would gve more of a ";eft the scene" look .... beautiful soft image with just the right amount of sharpness, this one. nazaakat hai, iss mein! A

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Commented on 16 Jul 2013 17:41:33

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Thanks very much subbu. Best, Arati

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Commented on 05 Jul 2013 03:40:29

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She's bang on, right on both counts. there has to be a fearlessness and an unapologetic boldness in art. there is no place for fear, playing to galleries, or acquiescence, or obedience! listen to others, but if a voice inside of you says something is right, listen to that most of all! thanks Ganesh, A

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Commented on 02 Jul 2013 09:09:37

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Thanks ganesh and neelu. Ganesh, this is in Kerala, on the banks of the Chalakudy. i think i can see the merits (and demerits) of both frames for different reasons. the original posted one, though somewhat familiar, gave me joy because there was a mystery and a chaos - a more dark feel to it. the second frame is more refreshing, yes, also more formal. So i guess i'm saying i dont have a preference, given the different moods in both types of presentations. if i had to pick one only to present, i might go with the original post :) thanks a lot, made me think deeper on this image, and what had gone through my mind while making them. :)a

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Commented on 02 Jul 2013 09:03:04

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thanks a lot Harsha and Samyak. yes, the idea was to drive home a message with the image. glad it works for you. yes Harsha, the eye was not even an option :) the textures of this beauty stole my heart. thanks again, A

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Commented on 30 Jun 2013 04:16:26

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Thank you, Ganesh, means a lot. So here is the impressionistic portrayal of the grove, in the same composition as the second one: [img:19ict2pv]http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3730/9172401884_10eca86b8f_o.jpg[/img:19ict2pv] what do you think? thanks again, Arati

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Commented on 29 Jun 2013 14:33:18

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Image by : Praveen P Mohandas

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Hi Praveen, i liked this a lot. would agree with Ganesh here: i would extend the frame on either side further. Very very nice frame - so much to see here, allows the eye and the mind to wander. A