Be Water, My Friend !

At the dawn of this new year, I can only think of what the Master said:

“Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

Bruce Lee

Happy New Year everyone!

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Time Lapse!

NOTE: Vimeo does not allow HD embedding with my basic account, please watch the video on Vimeo by clicking the vimeo icon right next to the enter full screen icon within the player! Thank you – remember to turn on HD and full screen before you hit play !

Time Lapse #1 – From the Terrace from Jayanth Kashyap on Vimeo.

This was my very first attempt at time lapse photography. Digital Photography School was a great resource to understand how it works – so i chose a lovely Sunday evening to capture the moving clouds and the setting sun (which unfortunately is behind clouds), that gave way to rays cutting through the clouds!

How i did it:
Photo type: RAW
Shutter: 1/30
ISO: Auto
Aperture: F4.5
Focal Length: 18mm
Photo Interval: 10 seconds

Software: Adobe Lightroom, LRTimeLapse, Adobe Premiere Pro

Such amazing fun, i’m looking forward to capturing better time lapse subjects and learning tips to make the workflow even more effective!

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Engagement Time!

Weddings are exciting events to look forward to – the preparation, the lavish setups, the food and most important of all, the wedding in itself! As a pre-cursor to any wedding, there is the engagement ceremony, where the bride and bride groom are engaged or betrothed  – to put it simply. A simple promise to wed, via exchange of beautiful rings and other gifts between the two families! I was lucky to  shoot (informally) my best friend’s engagement at a beautiful restaurant called Isha Mahamudra in Chennai, India – see some of the snaps below!

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Angkor – Angkor Thom!

Angkor Thom was the Capital city of Jayavarman VII and the last Capital of the Khmer Empire. With heavy influence of Buddhism, Angkor Thom’s Bayon temple is mesmerizing in short! Though not as grand in scale as Angkor Wat, Bayon with its 49 towers (now 37) with close to 200 smiling faces is equally amazing!

Take a look, click on pictures to enlarge!

Ta Phrom (Think Tomb Raider) and Banteay Srei photos to follow 🙂

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Angkor – Stunning Angkor Wat!

I had an exciting opportunity to visit Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park last week after a few days of work related travel. My oh my, nothing could have prepared me for what i saw and experienced!! Many photographers have talked about their experiences with the great temple, but what is the old saying about a picture again? 🙂

On a side note, i just have to say that i had an amazing guide – Kamsan Sreng – i took the 1 Day Tour Package which worked very well for me as i traveled solo. We visited Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Phrom & Banteay Srei. His energy and dedication to the job is second to none and his passion about his country’s history and culture is just wonderful. “San” as he likes to call himself, made it a superb private tour!!   Being an Indian, i had a lot of fun discussing our common mythology and history! Kamsan can be reached here.

Click on images to enlarge!

Angkor Thom, Ta Phrom and Banteay Srei photos to follow very soon 😉

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