convergence of faculties

This photograph would easily be one of my recent favorites in terms of framing. I was staying on a traffic lane and the car just stopped at this beautiful frame at the centre, as if this moment of click was to converge and fall in place like a click of a button or a tight latch. Although the overly done post-processing is off the roof, I just wanted it to be illuminated this way.

Convergence of Faculties, Photographed at Muweilah suburb in Sharjah Emirate, UAE, October 2020

“To photograph is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”

― Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Mind’s Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers

alchemy of yearning

Netta glancing at a beautiful sunrise from Havelock Islands in South India,

Sunrise, beach, clear skies. They’re a perfect alchemy of yearning.

“With a bound, the sun of a molten fiery red cam above the horizon, and immediately thousands of little birds sang out for joy, and a soft chorus of mysterious, glad murmurs came forth from the earth; the low whispering wind left its hiding-place among the clefts and hollows of the hills, and wandered among the rustling herbs and trees, waking the flower-buds to the life of another day.”

 Elizabeth Gaskell,Ruth

slicing moments

An old photograph of AR.

“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”
― Susan Sontag

motor bird apologue

I went with AR for another round of drone trials early morning.
While the motor bird was flying, I was engrossed with some silhouette moments.
Stay tuned as we plan to roll in some visuals of this little guy flying around very soon.

“Let us take you into a deeper experience, make a moment a lasting conveyable memory. Let us help build your tribe.”

― Deep Immersion

aerial visual experiences.

Last week, I was able to experience drone flights with Afeef. I’m really fond of aerial photography and we were talking of the different visual perspectives that we can craft when a drone is used, unlike a traditional camera where either the subject or the camera has to move to compose the scene that we intend to shoot. Wondering at the boundless possibilities offered by aerial photography. His drone is Mavic Mini by DJI. Unlike other heavy-duty drones which are pretty heavy, Mavic Mini is known for its low footprint and unit compactness. I had seen some reviews of extra flight packs that are augmented with additional battery packs and other accessories. While we enjoy using them, we need to exert best efforts to assure that we respect the civil aviation authority guidelines and rules on operating aerial vehicles in the particular geography that we operate in. Different countries have different guidelines and instructions on flying these marvels and these are to be respected. We talked about a recent footage which he had posted.