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Why I Pursue Photography…

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Hello World!

This is the debut post of lensdepictions blog, and I consider it as the best juncture to share my philosophy behind lensdepictions:

Depiction is- meaning conveyed through pictures. And when these depictions come from a photographer’s lens, they are lensdepictions!

The beauty of photography as an art is, every depiction is different from the last one on the subject. There is always another perception, another perspective and another vantage point to capture that split second moment, and make sure it doesn’t pass by, becoming invisible forever…

The ultimate quest of a photographer, thus, is to depict that particular meaning, idea or soul of the subject which otherwise would have been remained elusive & undiscovered!

At lensdepictions, this quest is on…

This reveals to a certain extent,why lensdepictions came into existence.Here,I will elaborate a little more…

There are two very simple pleasures that I derive from pursuing photography:

One, and the important one – I can always see much more through the view-finder of my camera than I could have ever seen with my bare eyes…It’s very simple, I can “see” those hidden treasures with the camera which my eyes could have only “looked” at! 

Another, and the more important one – Photography lets me live some very special moments a little longer,

the images I have created never cease to let me re-live that precious moment, in fact, extend it a little longer…

For example,

Every time I look at this,

…I can breathe in the air of that lush green hilly landscape a little longer, looking at which I had skipped my heartbeat for a moment…

Every time I look at this,

…I can feel that pure love in my heart a little longer, when I had suddenly spotted that incredibly cute black bear glancing over from behind the bushes…

Every time I look at this,

…I can smell that wet fragrance of rain a little longer, when those cloth-clips dripping with the drops of fresh rain had fascinated me…

Every time I look at this,

…I can feel that absolute awe a little longer, when one afternoon I had spotted this tree standing in the middle of a barren land ,laden with gorgeous looking pink flowers but with no leaves at all…only branches and flowers!! Actually it was so awesome, I had actually trespassed in someone’s agricultural land on the side of a national highway that day…just to get closer to that tree…

Every time I look at this,

…I can celebrate that small victory a little longer, when after so many attempts I had finally shot that Shikra hiding quietly inside an Ashoka tree,who was thinking that I will never be able to capture him in my camera…

Every time I look at this,

 …I can feel that price-less sense of being nothing, a little longer, when I had observed the mighty sun sinking in the endless horizon at the end of the ocean…

Sentiments like…feeling humble, feeling in love, feeling in awe, feeling in harmony with the nature, feeling & sensing the creations of the almighty,

consists an essential part of feeling ALIVE…

Photography keeps me feeling ALIVE.

Image & Article Copyright © 2011 Gyaneshwari Dave

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