Elegance

Elegance by amulya
Elegance, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

Simple and beautiful!

Food

Food by amulya
Food, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

Food photography is just so much fun! For starters, you can eat what you shoot. And then order more for the main course :-)

Finally Google decides to pay a little bit of attention to blogger and comes up with pretty templates.I like this one the best... It works really well for photographs, to scroll through and pick the one that catches your eye.

Of course, those things like "People Following" and all are removed. But why would you want to know that anyway? There is the little subscribe button on the side for those who want to subscribe to the blog. Of course, it also removes my FB page... so I'll have to rethink that bit.

But otherwise, what do you think? You can always see me at www.amulyanagaraj.com or www.facebook.com/amulyanagarajphotography

Projects

It has been a long hiatus. There have been photographs but none that I felt like sharing and explaining. Perhaps the presence of toooo many platforms to share work simply diverts your attention. I should consider restricting myself to perhaps two platforms. Facebook, Google +, Bloggers, Flickr. Blah.

Anyway, so my recent, most interesting project till date is here - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.184059141671619.45531.108276725916528&type=1

I took a walk by a lake nearby... It is just after Ganesha. And the lakes are flooded with idols. We all hear about it and perhaps even see photos of it. And then you see it so close, and you wonder WTF!

See. Enjoy. Share. And yes, stop the pollution.

Project Part 2

There were a few people who joined in this week... on Facebook, on G+ and even on blogger. Quite heartening to see all those photos :-) Maybe I'll do a collage of them all when I have some time.

But for now, next week's theme:

A photo of the footwear on the foot riding a bike. 


It is really quite fascinating what kind of shoes people wear while riding. I know this one is a little more challenging, particularly if you do not get out of the house much. So for those people (or if you live in a country with very few bikes), modify that to shoes of someone walking or well, your own shoes.

I did think of adding a time for this, but I guess this is challenging enough for now. Good luck!

Day 7: Tofu Specials

It is really quite fascinating what is in front of you when the alarm goes off... it was lunch time and I was at this Chinese place. Slightly overpriced, especially considering this was just tofu. But they do have an interesting variety on their menu... especially to us Indians whose original idea of Chinese food was gobi manchurian.

So this is the finale of the week. I'll be introducing next week's theme soon. But one person did join us for this week, least for a day. Check out her post here. Hoping more of you will join next's week fun projects soon.

Tofu Specials by amulya
Tofu Specials, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

Day 6: The Bookshelf

The alarm went off... and this was what was in front of me. The book I was reading before I drifted off to sleep. It is quite an interesting book. It was just a lazy afternoon.

The Bookshelf by amulya
The Bookshelf, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

Day 5: Hippiness

Playing with that multi-coloured bangle. I really don't know what I was thinking when I picked it up... but it does make a wonderful accessory for days when I want extreme colours.

Hippiness by amulya
Hippiness, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

Day 3: The Staple of Indian Hair

So this was in front of me at 2.36... I did look around for something more interesting... but then this blue bottle of Coconut oil is just so super interesting too. Every Indian recognizes the blue bottle, if not the brand. The original brand I was familiar with was 'Parachute coconut oil', dutifully massaged into our young scalps by aunts/mothers till we began scorning the process. It perhaps accounts for plenty of the thick, long, black hair in India.

The Staple of Indian Hair by amulya
The Staple of Indian Hair, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

Day 2: To Brighten Your Day at 2.36 PM

Today's shot was planned and set. There is this huge Hibiscus flowering in my garden... and the family has been after me to show some of my photography skills here. The flower was almost drooping by the time I got around to shooting it... But I somehow like this shot, with the anthers, the bright colours and the slight browning. Does it remind you of an old woman retaining her youth despite the wrinkles? A flower brightens the room till it is rotten.

To Brighten Your Day by amulya
To Brighten Your Day, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

Day 1 at 2.36 PM: At Siesta

It was a day meant to shoot. All through the way, I tried to keep the camera focussed and shooting whatever came my way... and I had a moment to shoot. You see something but by the time you frame it, either you'd have moved or some car is in the way.

And as the clock struck 2.36, this came into my viewfinder. The man just sat there, on a street filled with furniture store. 2.36 PM is such a lazy time and the weather was so awesome. What would be a better time to test your furniture? I also love that blue wall next to it. So vibrant and beautiful in that road of browns and greys.

At Siesta by amulya
At Siesta, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

New Projects

Apologies for the long absence. The Project 365 got a little old... and maybe a little routine. I need some diversions and therefore, the new "At That Time" project.

What is it: At a fixed time for the whole week, you take a shot of whatever is in front of you. The time will differ each week and maybe we'll do themes too. But for this week, time is 2.36 PM of whatever time zone you are in.

Yes, this project is open to everyone. I do not have the patience to add a lot of people here, so what you can do is post it on your own blog and post the link here in the comments or on the FB album. (I will definitely check... it'll be an interesting collage of what is happening across the world at that particular moment).

So go for it... and yes, you can write a little note too... Hoping for support here :-)

June 21 - Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhat

Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhat by amulya
Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhat, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

June 20 - Ringin'

Ringin' by amulya
Ringin', a photo by amulya on Flickr.

June 19- inspiration

inspiration by amulya
inspiration, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

june 18 - Shoes for puppets

Shoes for puppets by amulya
Shoes for puppets, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

June 17 - Sculptures

Sculptures by amulya
Sculptures, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

June 16 - Walk The Line

Walk The Line by amulya
Walk The Line, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

June 15 - A Plea

A Plea by amulya
A Plea, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

June 14 - Burying Myself

Burying Myself by amulya
Burying Myself, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

... in lingering memories of the vacation

June 13 - Back On The Highway

Back On The Highway by amulya
Back On The Highway, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

June 12 - Vacation

Vacation by amulya
Vacation, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

June 11 - Burnin

Burnin by amulya
Burnin, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

June 10 - Horizon

Horizon by amulya
Horizon, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

June 9 - Roses Are Red... And there are no violets

June 8 - Sweetness

Sweetness by amulya
Sweetness, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

June 7 - Why Caged Birds Sing

Why Caged Birds Sing by amulya
Why Caged Birds Sing, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

June 6 - Warnings

Warnings by amulya
Warnings, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

June 5 - Fashion

Fashion by amulya
Fashion, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

June 4 - The Silent Man In The Corner

The Silent Man In The Corner by amulya
The Silent Man In The Corner, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

May 30 - Chasing Bubbles


Chasing Bubbles, originally uploaded by amulya.

May 29 - Eternal


Eternal, originally uploaded by amulya.

May 28 - Netting The Light


Netted, originally uploaded by amulya.

May 27 - Peace


Peace, originally uploaded by amulya.

May 26 - Cutie


Cutie, originally uploaded by amulya.

May 25 - How To Exercise


How To Exercise, originally uploaded by amulya.

May 24 - Horsing Around


Horsing Around, originally uploaded by amulya.

May 23 - Ancient And Eternal


Ancient And Eternal, originally uploaded by amulya.

May 22 - Wedded


Wedded, originally uploaded by amulya.

This was another shoot at a jewelry store. The most beautiful jewelry, with the most compelling designs!