Sunday, June 21, 2009

Winner- a beautiful mind contest' :"... And love lives in the hush of trees...'

A photographer shoots the pic with something in mind- or just happens to shoot something interesting he sees purely on an impulse.

Whatever might be the reason,some small detail in the pic changes the whole meaning of what he tried to capture.

For example when I took this shot, I just noticed the two deer, probably taking a walk back home; I loved the sunlight filtering through the trees casting interesting pattern on the dirt road- but the fact that at very moment the small deer happened to sense my presence and turned slightly-changed the meaning of the pic.

It added anxiety to the whole otherwise, calm feel of the photo.

This week we had some beautiful poems n lines written on the pic, but many missed the most significant detail of the pic- the little one looking away- (actually he was looking behind)- it could be an element of fear, nervousness or plain curiosity as he must have sensed my presence behind.

If we had ignored that little detail it would have been difficult to choose the winner as this week’s entries are really amazing, but keeping the over all mood of the pic in mind- the deserving winner is Shuchika Sahay for her beautiful words summing up the feel of the pic in its entirety.

Her poem talks about the forest, fear, sunlight and faith- almost everything that I would notice in this photo as the guy who shot it.


In the forest, fear reigns
But faith grows
Like streaming sunlight
on the pathways....
And love lives,
In the hush
Of trees
And in the crunch
Of dry leaves
Beneath our nimble feet

Shuchika wins the metallic print of this pic with her caption and name printed on it and also I offer to shoot a pic of hers with any one of her loved ones if she is based in Mumbai or visiting the city in the near future.

Congrats Shuchika- pls get in touch with details about yourself.

And do check out the new entry in couple of days on 'pravin talan photography' page on Facebook. You can reach the page by clicking on the link on left hand side or the title of this article.

1 comment:

Ifthikhar said...

Hi praveen!
Really Mind blowing photographs.....
I hav learned so many things from ur shots...