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The Grey Photograph

We take photographs to capture memories. It helps us capture past times, times that will never return. We all feel that sense of accomplishment and excitement when we take a good photograph. But I want to ask you this one question, what is a good photograph? A photograph that truly captures the moment? Once in a while, we take such a photograph, and when we look back at it, we fell accomplished and happy. There are some photos, which not only capture the moment, but they capture the sharpness and brutality of reality. I took one such photo, when I was cycling back home. As I was cycling back home, I saw this scene, and thought to myself, “This would be an awesome scene to click”, so I stopped, parked my cycle, took out my cell phone and clicked away. What I didn’t realize at that instance was that this would be one photo that I would remember for a long time.

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As you can see, there is a small house in a depression of ground, this ground is not dry, but it is partly covered by water. This made me think of the life we live. How our surroundings are a manifestation of our thoughts and perspective that we hold dear. That depression on the ground is the spectrum (range of our mind), and that lone house signifies us. If you imagine the house to be a living being, like a tree which cannot move, it doesn’t really know what is beyond the border edge. It doesn’t really realize how beautiful and wonderful this life is, it only sees what the mind reflects. The moral this photograph taught me was to never narrow down our sight rather our vision, always keep an open point of view. You can’t be like that house, you have to more than that, you have be like the trees that surround the house, ever growing, and having a broad perspective of the overall world. Ironical to what I captured, we are unfortunately like that house in depression, which is happy to see things that are directly in front of it, but completely ignorance of how vast the world is beyond the boundaries. We should always remember one thing in our life, we SHOULD not be closed minded individuals, with a rigid set of ideals, but rather we should be open for inspiration, we should have the capability to see beyond the walls that surround us. Remember, there are thousands of things to envision beyond the ordinary things right in front of you.

 

Nativity

On a bright and hot summer evening after cycling, I saw this amazing mother nature’s creation- banyan leaf. I took a lot of photographs of that leaf in various angles, and this is one of the photograph. As I took photograph of that perfect leaf it was getting pretty late and I had to go home.From the place where I cycle, my home is about 4km so it is a long way back, so I had to leave. When this time came I felt really bad to leave that perfect leaf in the place where I found it, I felt wildly attached to it, and I thought that I should take it home, but I resisted that temptation, temptation to take it back home. That is the most basic human sentiment to take any nature’s creation to our house to store it and preserve it. I left that leaf in a spot so that nobody would find it, because I didn’t want anybody to take it and damage it. It reminds me of the time when we were naive and completely new to this real world. At that point of time we are free from any injuries or scars from this real world, we are like this leaf – perfect, unscarred and free from any deformity. But as we go on in this world, we experience some things that change our perspective about this world, it changes our attitude of taking on this world. We become more and more pessimist, rather we become more and more realist and at the same time we lose our nativity.

IMG_20150401_180151This is the photograph which I took of that banyan tree leaf!

(Banyan Tree Leaf viewpoint!!)

A fresh leaf which falls from a tree is green and free from any injuries, but as it spends more and more time on the ground in contact with Earth it starts decomposing, decolorizing and loses its perfect state, that is it loses its naivity. But we should remember one thing, the way we become scarred or rather realist matters. We can do it gracefully or we can do it in a bad way and unhealthy way. If we do it in a right way, we become a optimistic realist or we end up hurting the people that we love and care about. Our final destination is the end of time, but the journey that we undertake to that place differs according to each person. Doing it the right way makes us a wise man, and doing it the other way makes us a scarred soldier, this all depends upon you and your attitude. In the end, we have to lose our nativity but the way we lose it distinguishs one person from another