Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Clicking the rains

Grass is always greener on the other side this saying can't be truer for anyone other than me. Much before I trained my mind to be a writer I had wished to be an artist or a cartoonist (beside a cricketer, tennis player etc.), I was amazed by people who effortlessly created images or drawings on paper and thought it was easy. And, my Ma being what she is, always provided enough crayons, sketch pens, water colours and books. She even drew outlines of flowers, animals, birds and human forms for me to paint in. but, slowly I realised that my crooked limbs weren't taking me anywhere, those hobbies got shelved.

I'd the same feeling for photography, it looked so easy (especially when I struggled with words and took strain to write), .just hold the camera and click. But, it was out of bounds for me as it was an expensive hobby, so, even if I got to see through the viewfinder sometimes, the privilege came with strict warning 'don't touch anywhere, the film will go waste'.

As the digital age began to democratise photography, my wish to be a chhota Raghu Rai took wings, seeing my friends easily using 'point & click' cameras. Still, I was very sceptical to try it as I thought the excitement would wear off once the physical effort became daunting, yet the slimy little 'should try it' worm kept crawling inside and here I am making an effort.

These are few snaps of rains taken in the last few days:

This collection happened with the encouragement of two proficient photographer friends Harish and MD.


Anonymous said...

Dear Paresh,

Nice effort again with your pictures. Love the effect of the wetness on the ground that you have been able to capture. Keep clicking...there's no fear of wasted film now!!! Why stop with 3 images????

As for painting I saw a movies of a person who paints with a head pointer / brush...can't remember the name of the movie. So nothing can stop you from what you want to do....don't give up..

All the best in all your efforts..

Amrita said...

Hi Paresh, let me encourage you still more to click photos. You did a fine job. Such cool refreshing snaps... brings the Kerala rains over here. I am also motivated to take some rain shots brother.

You are a multi faceted guy. Keep up with your writing.

Words can paint the most wonderful pictures and fire the imagination at the same time

TME said...

I liked the first snap really well, Paresh. Hope you are fine too.

Anonymous said...

You seem to be doing a good job with your photography hobby and you are not a bad writer either.

Btw the thing with hobbies is to do it to please our self not others . Keep up the good work !!

Ash said...

Wonderful job, Paresh. Well-done. I absolutely LOVED the first photo.

Please do take more photos, and of course, please post them for all of us to see and enjoy!