The invisible force




The invisible force
Hello my respected CNP friends. I am posting in CNP after a long time.
You guys are real inspirations to me. Although CNP was always in my mind, I could not share some unworthy picture just for the sake of it.

Now I am slowly taking steps to be an active member here and learn from you masters.

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Commentby swapnil19 on Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:37 pm

the delicate way in which this is made just touches the right chords! the soft contrast works brilliantly in this ! tfs

Swapnil Deshpande

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:04 am

Welcome back Vipin. No, there are no masters/teachers here in the CNP school. There are only students learning from everyone else in the forum :)

Nice lace of beads in the 'space'. Many years ago I meticulously went through John Shaw's book on macro photography and studied how to capture these dew drops precisely with right DOF etc. I use to like them a lot. Now I like images like these for a different reason. These gives me an opportunity think about why certain things look more 'beautiful' than others.

Is the sense of 'beauty' acquired (like the taste of salt which appears to be acquired) or is it inherent from the birth itself? Why we attribute 'beauty' more to curves than angles? Why most of the things in nature are curves? If it is forces in nature like surface tension, gravity and nature's way to conserve energy facilitated by circular designs in nature are what explains 'curves' in nature then such explanations seem to leave human taste for curves/circles outside those realms of forces? As mentioned in this article at the end such perception of beauty might have been enforced on us by the way how visual/brain design works? If that is so, still it leaves the question - why so? Do life forms with composite eyes, like for example dragonflies, may have the similar notion of 'beauty' like we human beings?

Whom to ask in this mystery called 'Nature'? That appears to be the real larger beauty!!

Ganesh H. Shankar
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Commentby Madhav Jois on Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:46 pm

Soothing image to look at Vipin, liked how bigger droplets seem to hang from the web strand. Good DOF too. I agree with Ganesh, in this institution all are students and teachers at the same time!

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Commentby vipinbaliga on Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:34 pm

Swapnil: Thank you very much for the feedback.

Ganesh Sir : The modesty of the stalwarts is defintitely a one of the highlights of CNP. I agree we all are a students for life.
I would love to read John Shaw's book sir. Eager to learn and understand the technalicities and the subtleties of the craft.

I believe our sense of natural/simple beauty is inherent. However we tend to acquire some sophisticated taste for beauty in our artistic journey (which i am yet to acquire/understand).
Love your mind boggling, thought provoking questions/insights sir.

The definition of beauty is definitely subjective when we think from a wider perspective. A female frog's definition of a handsome male or a male bird's definiton of beautiful female is so very different to ours. Perhaps they know better :-D

I am lucky to learn about the mysteries of nature through you all. In deep thoughts....

Madhav Jois : Thank you very much. What makes this image interesting to me is the subtle effect of gravity. How the silk line has a subtle curve and hangs lower due to the weight of the larger drops.
It is not lens distortion. I imagined it as a 2 dimensional view of the bend in space time fabric :-D

Commentby karthik_ak on Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:02 am

Looks like a morse code!

karthik AK
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Commentby Anders Wahlund on Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:41 am

As Swapnil has commented - a very fine tuned picture.
You could have played little with us and turned the picture upside down or stand it on its side.

Commentby Raviprakash S S on Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:59 am

Nice to see your post here, Welcome back Vipin.
Wonderful capture this is. Looking forward for more posts from you.