Recent 25 Comments by Ganesh H Shankar


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Commented on 15 Aug 2017 03:46:09

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Image by : Adithya Biloor

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Adithya, I have shared my critique. Let me share it here. I would like to write two set of critiques. One, rewinding the time by about 5 years and another one as of today. [b:28bcqfuh]Critique (if you had asked me 5 years ago)[/b:28bcqfuh] Life is a coin with two sides - pleasure and pain. This series very effectively portrays the latter facet of the life, the pain. This is very evident in all those cracks, splits, whirls and rubbles. The series seem to have 'split' as a theme across multiple images in interesting ways. Just as contrasting split of dark and light with sprinkled rubbles or as whirl as half of it and unaffected/stubborn/constant or as flowers in a half and an empty other half. The lone floating leaf and floating leaves with rubbles in another seem to scream helplessness. I think the artist has successfully frozen his state of mind honestly and truthfully in this effective series of evocative images. [b:28bcqfuh]Current Critique[/b:28bcqfuh] A little context before the critique itself. Most of the time I don't live on your planet, the so called 'earth' anymore. I live in a beautiful planet a few million light years away from your earth, in a different solar system. My family still lives on earth. While I live here most of the time I end up shuttling between these two places which I don't like much. Wish I can stay here permanently. Anyway, back to where I live now, my planet is an interesting one. It also has something called 'life'. Not how you understand the term 'life' on earth. I will talk about it some other day. Interestingly, here we are so advanced scientifically that we have overcome speed of light constraints that you 'humans' on the earth have not concurred yet. I can see the so called 'life' on the earth as of now and on other planets using some special equipments sitting here. I can see a line of 'ants' on the earth or flock of so called 'humans'. The 'humans' really appear interesting! More so about their self centered view of the rest of the universe. Their definition of good and evil which again is very self centered around their own 'species' (the 'humans') is very funny and interesting. Equally interesting are the so called 'emotions' and 'feelings' that they seem to have which I have not seen in the so called 'life' of other planets in the universe (which I can see from here). The most interesting of all these is, you humans have not realised, yet, is all these, good/bad, beautiful/ugly, sad/happiness are just your personal truths. They are meaningless in this universe of which you (earth) are a spec in dust. You behave as if your world is 'the world' which silly to say the least. However, I do understand the limitations on your ability to know beyond a point. You may never know what is beyond you and you have already been programmed to 'emote' or 'feel' based on from where you have started and where you are today in the timeline of universe. That may be part of your survival instinct. However, if you manage to imagine an universe in which you are not in the center of it then it might help you reason about events that happen during you life span more 'meaningfully'. With that note, let me share a few lines about your image series. Having come from your planet 'earth' I very feebly relate to this series. At best, it is meaningless to me here, now. I am 100% sure that none of my 'friends' who are native of this planet understand or appreciate this personal truth of yours. We have interest in images which sheds light on larger universal truth, which have far wider applicability. Here too, we still don't understand the real universe at large. We have immense interest in universal truths portrayed as images. We have no interest in the nano personal truth of yours coming from living in your micro world which by itself is infinitely small part of your planet earth. You might say - 'this is my real truth, your imaginary truth is irrelevant to my life'. You are free to think so. I think you 'humans' may have some barrier around you which makes it difficult for you get out of it. It may not be your inherent limitation as a 'person'. May be you are developing, in transition, yet far from advanced 'life'. You seem to have a layer which you call 'ego' which is helping you survive but often leads you to misery. You humans seem to have failed to critically reason about it and a few other things and take a balanced stand. I think mental make up of you humans may not be ideal today but I think its will transform. I am sure you 'humans' will get there, may be in a few million years from now. Till then live happily in your myopic world of personal truths which are irrelevant in larger context of the real universe. Sorry, I hope I have not 'hurt' your 'feelings' (whatever that means in your world). Oh, there is a family emergency at my home on earth. Sigh... I need to return back to earth now. PS: For those who read this and thought I am too critical please don't think so. I have a very personal rapport with Adithya and I am privileged to write this (at least I think so :) ). Also, if you read carefully you will realise that I am critical of myself in this critique.

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Commented on 15 Aug 2017 03:41:10

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Image by : Dr Sanjay

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Very colorful indeed, Dr Sanjay. Incidentally I made a similar image during my slide days. [url=http://www.naturelyrics.com/galleries/macros/pages/stigma_hibiscus.html:b13z9aux][b:b13z9aux]Here is the link[/b:b13z9aux][/url:b13z9aux].

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Commented on 11 Aug 2017 08:13:11

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Image by : Adithya Biloor

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Adithya, I thought of writing a long critique but then decided to hold it for sometime. I need to get some more experience. I would like to visit Kaashi/Varanasi which I have been thinking for some time now. Hope to get back..

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Commented on 09 Aug 2017 01:27:02

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Image by : Ganesh H Shankar

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Thanks, Raj. Actually, I opened up the bright leaf and made it a slightly more brighter to hide the tiger!

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Commented on 07 Aug 2017 21:11:43

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Image by : Adithya Biloor

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:) Adithya, while on my "journey" to office today I realised I need to have far more clarity on "why" and "what" of photography. This does not seem to end..

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Commented on 07 Aug 2017 07:18:55

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Image by : Adithya Biloor

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[quote:1wb462qg]He wanted to them to talk for for him He wanted the streams to scream for him He was there but he was not there[/quote:1wb462qg] An egoistic (or confused?) boy who kept himself at the center of the [b:1wb462qg]Nature[/b:1wb462qg]?! [quote:1wb462qg]Then the laugh came (from who?) and said take this moment and enjoy You are here and be here[/quote:1wb462qg] Yes, who said that?

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Commented on 06 Aug 2017 20:55:41

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Image by : Raviprakash S S

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Ant mimicking spider?

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Commented on 06 Aug 2017 20:52:36

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Image by : Umashankar S

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Welcome back, Shankra! I think larger version would have made nuances more clear. Looking forward to your other Corbett images!

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Commented on 05 Aug 2017 10:09:35

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Image by : ghanshyamsavani

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Enjoyed it!

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Commented on 03 Aug 2017 07:16:42

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Image by : ghanshyamsavani

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I seem to understand your images far better with the music. Very aptly chosen music to go with.

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Commented on 03 Aug 2017 07:12:55

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Image by : minal patel

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An artistic image Minal. Silhouette works well. I would reduce sharpening hallows a bit. Thanks for sharing.

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Commented on 03 Aug 2017 07:11:40

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Image by : ghanshyamsavani

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Melodious, both image and the accompanying music! Enjoyed, thanks for sharing.

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Commented on 02 Aug 2017 09:15:02

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Image by : Raviprakash S S

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Very well composed, Ravi!

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Commented on 30 Jul 2017 03:28:00

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Image by : krishnan v

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Hmm, I can see the leg :)

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Commented on 30 Jul 2017 03:27:13

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Image by : Rajkumar

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I would have turned those leaves into detail less shape. Thank God, you didn't! That needs expertise to see in B&W! Well done Raj!

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Commented on 28 Jul 2017 19:55:53

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Image by : ghanshyamsavani

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Who can decipher it? Fine choice of music to go with.

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Commented on 28 Jul 2017 19:47:14

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Image by : Raviprakash S S

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Pondering over, along with you subject! Well made Ravi. Even B&W might look as good. I would keep it in color though.

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Commented on 28 Jul 2017 19:46:06

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Image by : Ameya. Deshpande

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That is the beauty of nature we often don't see or take it for granted. Well made, Ameya.

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Commented on 28 Jul 2017 19:44:53

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Image by : ramesh_adkoli

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Very well done, Ramesh. Is this a macro image? I love how you have managed depth and tonal ranges. I love how those curves culminate at an undefinable purpose.

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Commented on 28 Jul 2017 19:42:01

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Image by : Gaurav Vashisht

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Love the extended contour of the tree! A fine image Gaurav.

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Commented on 28 Jul 2017 19:39:27

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Image by : ghanshyamsavani

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Artistic, simple, beautiful, novel, what other words can I use? Music goes well with your creation! Now I know what to do when I get tired, open one of your images, enter the image emotionally through the bridge of the embedded music. I have made your life simple. Hereafter whenever you embed a youtube music music copyright line will automatically appear. You don't need to bother explicitly writing one. This includes for all the previously posted images too! You may still add your thoughts on image/music combo if you like.

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Commented on 28 Jul 2017 19:11:22

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Image by : trvikas

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Glowing leaves are interesting, I think opening up shadows a bit and a little more of details would have further added, as I see it, Vikas. Thanks for sharing.

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Commented on 28 Jul 2017 18:38:53

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Image by : Yallappagouda

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Serene & moody. Very well done, Yallappa!

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Commented on 25 Jul 2017 03:34:05

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Image by : madhavjois

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What's is the real subject, BTW? Interesting.

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Commented on 24 Jul 2017 00:52:19

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Image by : Raviprakash S S

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Love the reflection of a tree in that rain drop. 'KshaNa' goes well.