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Weeks 02-07 of 2016

2016 – Project 52 / 52Frames / A Picture a Week Challenge

Week #2 – Black & White

Week 02, 2016 - Black and White: Test your boundaries
Week 02, 2016 – Black and White: Test your boundaries

I love black and white but it doesn’t seem to love me in return. I always get these wonderful (at least to me) shots but never in the week that I want them to. For this week, I finally settled on this because I simply liked it best. It is not the strongest image ever but I still like all the symbolic elements.

Week #3 – Greetings from…

Week 03, 2016 - Greetings from...: Hyderabadi city life
Week 03, 2016 – Greetings from…: Hyderabadi city life

How do I effectively capture the story of ‘greetings from…’? I live in a busy city in India where there thousands of stories that could have been used through images of architecture, culture, landscapes and so forth. However, for this week I liked this image best – there’s clutter and colour, people, vehicles and food, religion and daily lives… Welcome to Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Week #4 – Shoot from below

Week 04, 2016 - Shoot from below: Tropical winter tales
Week 04, 2016 – Shoot from below: Tropical winter tales

From this crop you cant tell that I was looking up at least 70 degrees to get this image. I really did shoot from below – looking up! This tree is really a favourite of mine and I like that I was able to get some colours in this shot and not have it be a complete silhouette…

Week #5 – Shoot from above

Week 05, 2016 - Shoot from above: Abandoned
Week 05, 2016 – Shoot from above: Abandoned

The next obvious challenge was to look down. I think the photograph effectively displayed it this week. I could have gone for a better shot but I wanted to use this one – nature taking back what was once her own. The way the bicycle is almost buried in the drying grass just appealed to me…

Week #6 – Levitation (NOT)

Week 06, 2016: Street Vending
Week 06, 2016: Street Vending

So, I suck at levitation and for some reason  I wasn’t motivated to try this challenge this week. Instead I used an image of one of my favourite things in India – street food! 🙂

Week #7 – (Leading) Lines

Week 07, 2016 - Lines: Natural lines
Week 07, 2016 – Lines: Natural lines

When Mother Nature decides to help you with a challenge, even though you only have your phone on you, you accept it! The coloured versions were pretty but I like the moodiness of the black and white shot more.

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Rules, sound and flashbacks…

2015 – Project 52 / 52Frames / A Picture a Week Challenge

Week 39 – Break the Rules

Week 39 - 2015 Project 52 - Fashion Photography
Week 39 – 2015 Project 52 – Fashion Photography

This week challenged us to ‘break the rules’. I’m still learning the rules/guidelines in photography. However, I took a different view of the theme. Normally, at a fashion show, people would get images of the models and the clothes on display. I wanted a ‘behind the scene’ kind of understanding. I love how the model is moving towards the lights and the photographers are lined up at the end of the ‘ramp’.

Week 40 – Sound

Week 40 - 2015 Project 52 - Rush
Week 40 – 2015 Project 52 – Rush

This was a bit of a coincidence – I didn’t now the theme for this week but was involved in some audio editing work. When I saw the theme I knew I’d want to use this particular image. Yes, it features sound and the whole play on the word ‘snickers’ is also there. However, I also went for a less obvious meaning: these are candy bars and candy bars give energy (a sugar rush?) which is necessary to make sound…

Week 41 – Famous… ah who?

Week 41 - 2015 Project 52 - Message from the past
Week 41 – 2015 Project 52 – Message from the past

I have nothing to fit this theme really. I don’t do a lot of research on famous photographs and who took them. If you showed me an image and asked me who took it – no matter how famous – the odds are that I wouldn’t know who the photographer is. So, instead I used an image that had some meaning for me…

A butterfly (or moth in this case) landing on a person tends to bring good tidings. When we are constantly visited by them in a time period it is a belief that our ancestors are visiting… I just found it sweet that this little fella wanted to hang out with me for a bit.

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What happened in August?

2015 – Project 52 / 52Frames / A Picture a Week Challenge

Now that I’ve finally managed to upload the images for July I can finish off August and I will be ‘caught up’ on my blog backlog…

Week 33 – Night Photography

Week 33 - 2015 Project 52 - Hyderabad at night
Week 33 – 2015 Project 52 – Hyderabad at night

This is definitely one of my favorite genres now. I’m definitely still developing the skills necessary for different settings but it doesn’t stop me. While most of my fellow framers were pointing their cameras to the sky and capturing amazing star trails and so forth, I decided to point min down from roof of a 4-story building. It was an overcast night and the light pollution caused the sky to have that tone. I liked the simpleness of this image.

Week 34 – Wabi Sabi

Week 34 - 2015 Project 52 - City living
Week 34 – 2015 Project 52 – City living

So, I have no idea what this theme was about. Google helped a bit but I don’t think I nailed it completely. According to research, wabi sabi comes from Japanese and basically looks at ‘beauty in transcendence.’ I’m just going to leave this here… I took this image from the train at one of the stops. It might be chaotic and it might not be desirable to all, but I found beauty in the doorway and the cloth used… I’ll have to try a bit more with this theme.

Week 35 – Fire

Week 35 - 2015 Project 52 - ...
Week 35 – 2015 Project 52 – …

I love fire! I guess some might say I’m a bit of a pyromaniac. So, I was sad to realize that I missed the theme once again. However, here’s a picture of one of my friends from a photoshoot! Enjoy 🙂

Week 36 – Dreams and Fantasy

Week 36 - 2015 Project 52 - Distinguished
Week 36 – 2015 Project 52 – Distinguished

Some might say ‘another portrait’. However, those who know the backstory would know why I used this for the theme this week. This gentleman is one of the first professors for my department. This was him during our first ever Alumni meet as past students spoke about their time at university and what they’ve accomplished since then. He was thanked multiple times for his dedication. In a way, he’s seeing his dreams and fantasies as a teacher being realized…

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Finishing off July

2015 – Project 52 / 52Frames / A Picture a Week Challenge

I lost track of time and just realized that I haven’t updated the blog since the beginning of July – wow! Yes, it really takes dedication and when things are happening in one’s life, then others are sidelined… However, let’s see if I can fix this. The following are the images I took for my Project 52 during July…

Week 29 – Street Photography

Week 29 - 2015 Project 52 - Night Lime
Week 29 – 2015 Project 52 – Night Lime

The theme for this week was ‘street photography’. The aim is not to get a street in the picture but to capture everyday happenings in an image; to get a normal occurrence.

I was having dinner at this roadside ‘cafe’ of sorts with some friends and saw this scene – a bunch of young men having a nice conversation. I liked the naturalness of it and, even though I wished I had my DSLR, I think the cell phone did an okay job.

Week 30 – Unusual 

Week 30 - 2015 Project 52 - Laundry sea
Week 30 – 2015 Project 52 – Laundry sea

This week was a bit of a struggle for me. I didn’t know what I wanted to do or how to emphasize this theme. I walked into the washroom and saw that the soap suds caused the washing machine door to explode. The result was this picture of the excess suds on the ground.

I’m definitely not happy with this image as it fits the theme but I do like it.

Week 31 – Magic Hour

Week 31 - 2015 Project 52 - Morning Glory
Week 31 – 2015 Project 52 – Morning Glory

This was a cheat week for me. I didn’t remember to take an image specific to the theme so I reprocessed an old image from 2013 and uploaded it. I took may images this week, but for some reason I wanted to get one to fit this theme as I take a lot of my pictures during the magic hours of the day (morning and afternoon).

Week 32 – Edited by someone else

Week 32 - 2015 Project 52 - Night time wanderings
Week 32 – 2015 Project 52 – Night time wanderings

This was a week for another camera phone picture. I didn’t, once again, know the theme for this week. However, I liked the results of my night photography…

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Abstract… kind of

2015 – Project 52 / 52Frames / A Picture a Week Challenge

Week 14 – Abstract

Week 14 - 2015 Project 52 - shapes and texture
Week 14 – 2015 Project 52 – shapes and texture

I know what abstract is but for some reason I wasn’t in the mood to go with the ‘traditional’ abstract photograph this week. Rather, I couldn’t find anything I liked. So, I choose to use this one instead – an abstract idea. In addition, since it’s ‘abstract’ week… this is all I’m saying. 🙂

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