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.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

WIN a Poster-shot with your 'loved one' this week -A Beautiful Mind contest

How  often have you missed the fact that you didn’t have your 'own' beautiful poster shot on your wall -something which has ‘you’ in it and not a piece of paper bought from a gift shop!

A beautiful pic with your mother/ son/daughter/sister /girl friend or perhaps with your adorable pet?


'pravin talan photography' offers a unique gift to this week's winner-

- a poster shot featuring you and your loved one- a life time memory on photo paper !

....and you get this just for having ‘ a beautiful mind ‘ and sharing that with the world ! Of course only the winner gets it !


Participate in ‘ a beautiful mind contest ‘ on ‘pravin talan photography’ page on Facebook-the wining caption /poem or short story would fetch you an exclusive photo shoot...

 Participation guidelines

 The entries have to be on the pic itself in the " A Beautiful Mind contest" album

1.            Only three entries per person would be considered as entries

2.            The entries would be judged in co-relation to the pic

3.            Originality in thought and approach is a must

4.            We might shoot more than one pic to get the best results but only one                          enlarged pic  would be   gifted to the winner

5.            If the winner is from outside India- this gift is valid for six months from                         announcement – in case  the winner is traveling to Mumbai or ‘pravin talan                  photography’ travels to that country...

6.            In case the winner is from out side India- they can choose the contest                          pic/another pic and we would create a poster for them and courier or send                    hi-res file with permission to print!

7.            Winning this contest doesn’t in any way entitle you to own the pic

8.            Judges decision is final

Please remember this contest isn’t actually a contest in its true sense but an effort to put together some beautiful creative expressions – all for the love and fun of photography....



Life is beautiful...



Thursday, June 4, 2009

pravin talan photography- a beautiful mind contest

To see more details of this contest pls click on the link above to reach the photography page...

Winner -"My love grows its clipped wings...for, I can't fly to you..."

It’s all for the fun and love of photography…

A Beautiful Mind Contest

Everybody has got thoughts in their mind and many want to write, win and own such exclusive pics but very few are able to post comments/captions as not everyone likes to be judged.

A person’s thoughts can’t really be measured or judged- but here we are trying to see them in relation to the pic and we value everything that you write .

All I want to say is that everyone who comes forward to share their lovely thoughts are as special to me as the pic itself. And it’s an honor for me to have your lovely words written on my work.

Hope you continue with it !

A Beautiful Mind contest keeps getting more exciting every week. The winner for this week – Suvarnika Sharma not only gets a metallic poster with her poem printed on it but also gets an exclusive G-wild desktop calendar n the winning captions to be printed in latest issue of Mega Modelz magazine

"On a moonlit night in a starry sky...
Your faint whispers reach my soul.
I yearn for your touch that creates mystical...magical illusions...
...And ripples in my heart for all to see !
My love grows its clipped wings.. for, I can't fly to you...
And how I wish you were here..."

------------- SUVARNIKA SHARMA

I think ‘my love grows its clipped wings for I can’t fly to you’ is a great line!

This week's contest was judged by Atul Pandey
(publisher of Mega Modelz magazine) & Vlada ( the beautiful Russian model in the pic)

This pic was edited by Paul for pravin talan photography....

Atul Pandey- the editor of Mega Modelz magazine said-" it was really difficult to choose the winner as there were fabulous entries from many people, but I loved Suvarnika's poem more as it went completely on the picture...! Congrats! "

Other top three captions

Dimple Toor at 12:59am May 27

"Testing the whimsical waters of midnight blue, creating ripples of hope"

Trisha Saha at 11:03pm June 1

"Ethereal Serenity...."

Rajesh Buhecha at 12:21pm May 31

Color of the “Delicate Touch"

This contest is open to all on pravin talan photography page on Facebook, you can participate simply by joining that page. Enjoy...