What on earth is this?




Ganesh H Shankar
What on earth is this?
Ramesh & Raj, please excuse yourself!

Does nature has a purpose? Or it appears to us so? Is beauty that we appreciate is just a small part of 'larger beauty' that is inherent in nature?

So many questions, no answers. No, Darwin did not answer them at all. Neither do philosophers. The accomplished ones just wondered, helplessly..
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Commentby Rajkumar on Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:06 am

My imaginative guess. A tiger close up after encounter with porcupine :)

Art is about what is inside rather than what is outside

Commentby dinesh.ramarao on Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:12 am

Due on the quill?

- RD

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:38 am

Yes, RD!

Good guess, Raj :)

Ganesh H. Shankar
Wishing you best light,

Fine Art Nature Photography

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Commentby Nevil Zaveri on Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:43 pm

I think, everything in nature has a purpose. Drops magnifying the details, adds a lot here.

Nevil Zaveri

Commentby nirlep on Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:17 pm

Simplicity at it's best Ganesh. There's a perceptible shift in your focus which is deeply philosophical. It churns something in me at once and words begin to form and fade. In the end it leaves me with food for thought to which I keep promising to return. For example your image of Nandi the bull. Pardon me for commenting here :(
Objective truth is rediscovered by each epoch through subjective churning of ideas. Like Sagar manthan. Whether there is The Truth for all times is still a matter of debate but definitely the possibility is comforting. We can all rest our anxieties as if in a universal cloak room and sail through our lives in peace. It does not however preclude the need to work and apply ourselves to what we feel true. We may intermittently redeem part or whole baggage from the cloak room when required to assist further enquiry. One may depart from the sojourn satisfied or uneasy. Both posit to the wisdom of posterity towards paradigm shift required to grapple with emerging shadows of reality if there is one.
Whether reasoning plays the villain in undoing the established order or it cancels itself out, or simply tires out in the extended play, or lifts the cup? All outcomes are valid and play vital role in the distillation process. Because the process is rather long, one can only realise but never attain. Who realises realisation as attainment is the chosen one. But manthan remains the true hero. The chosen one is a product of the process.
Coming to nature of which the forest or jungle appears as the original embodiment we need to deliberate if nature is dynamic or static. Is nature as jungle something real or a discourse? I believe, to the inhabitants habitat is always a reality in which life has to be made through effort day after day. It transforms into discourse after we step out of it. Jungle as jungle could be imagined as created out of its own volition, through interaction of various life forms and forces. Once ejected out we try creating it through discourse. Like reading a book of design to create maybe? Through information posited with collective humankind being converted into wisdom honed from generation to generation. While metamorphosis of nature continues through this process, nature as nature still remains an entity to be understood and how it reacts to the changes made to it. Does it make us more aware through our understanding and compassion for nature or through its own inclement avatar and reprisals? Or rewards? While the issue gets settled in time, for now nature can reclaim Nandi the bull, and the temple and return them both to the original temple; the soil and the humous. Whether the return is redemption or loss ? The question keeps churning and coming back. Thanks for the cue. Master!

Commentby nirlep on Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:39 pm

From poetry of composition to finding poetry of construction you know it all! One realises what is flight made of. How many cords sing and dance and work for one flap of wing. To me the image is the imprint of flight, beyond that, the bone marrow of flight. In between you see gaps reclaimed by time. The central rib holding it all together, the bulwark. Dew drops sure look beautiful here but an encumbrance to the feather. Flap your wings birdy and fly, leaving behind the dew. In wondering lies the answer?....