Thursday, September 29, 2011

LIVE ART - The name I have given to this particular artwork in INDIA ART SUMMIT


India Art Summit 2011 - A good place to find out world's best Art pieces at one place - A three days event @ Pragati Maidan, Delhi, INDIA : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : Recently INDIA ART SUMMIT happened in Delhi at Pragati Maidaan - 21st to 23rd Jan 2011 !!! It was first time I planned to visit it with some of my friends... Here are few photograph from INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011 !!! Check Out these photographs of various art forms without any details about artists who created them. Sorry to all artists because I tend to forget names...Here is the first artwork we saw just in front of entry gate... It was cycle-Rikshaw loaded with lot of metal pots on it... No one was around who had camera and we were not very comfortable while clicked few shots of this art... These pots had amazing reflection of the whole area in surroundings but we couldn't give much to time to capture it better...A close-up but not very clean... @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011This one was my favorite ART there... Guess what it is? If you guess it correctly that means my photograph is bad ! There were approximately 10 people standing around this table and wondering why these old newpapers are showcased here? Everyone was at the distance of 2-3 feets from this table and none was allowed to touch any of the art works... Then one of the lady asked the artist to give some information about this particular art and everyone was like WOW, how it can be a artwork of marble stone... But yes it was made up of marble stone with some printing with specific powder.... Lovely Work !!!Check out if you can notice something in this capsule pack... If not, it may be because of my blurry photograph :) Here is a wooden art @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011Another form o artwork which was created with threads and no machine was used in this... Apart from thread some metallic strings were also used.... This Photograph shows a very basic and small portion of a huge artwork hanging there...Mirror Art - A Mirror created of various particles in triangular shape... This mirror was created very neatly and had wonderful effects from various angles.. Most of the visitors were spending lot of time in front of these mirrors at INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011Another artwork which was rotating continuously and yes many of th artists were using some mechanical or electrical supports to add more value to their arts... and most of the support material was also designed by these artists in their own way ... Deepak experimenting of various colors of INDIA ART SUMMIT.. I think he was trying to play with depth of field to get some special effect out of the special artwork of colorful buttons and pins !!! There was gallery of arts which were created from pins and buttons of different colors.. Some of these arts had abstract shapes and few of them had some shapes which we could recognize...Gang having fun @ ART SUMMIT 2011.... Deepak looks unhappy with the results but Anchita wants to see what he clicked... Some amazing art work by Religare Art Gallery, CP, Delhi !!!Some famous personalities were roaming around to find out the best art for their houses....There were lot of foreigner Artists @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011He is about to stand up and have a walk at ART SUMMIT hall....Lot of Colors, Shapes and concepts @ INDIA ART SUMMIT, 2011

Shimla Town Hall !!!

Shimla Town Hall !!!This is one  of the beautiful buildings in Shimla and right in the middle of Mall Road... I love Shimla so much and really excited that I will there on this Saturday (1st Oct 2011)... Hope to collect lot of new memories this time !!!

Shimla Town Hall !!!

This is one  of the beautiful buildings in Shimla and right in the middle of Mall Road... I love Shimla so much and really excited that I will there on this Saturday (1st Oct 2011)... Hope to collect lot of new memories this time !!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Colorful artwork @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011, Pragati Maidan, Delhi, INDIA


A Day well Spent at India Art Summit 2011 @ Pragati Maidaan, New Delhi, INDIA - 22nd Jan 2011 : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : Recently India Art Summit 2011 was happening in Pragati Maidaan of Delhi and some of my friends planned to have a visit on weekend to explore what all happens in this summit.. Finally we went there on saturday(22nd Jan 2011) and reached at Pragati Maidaan Metro at 11:40 am... After reaching at the entry gate, we saw a huge line and the end was not even visible to us.. The line was for entry and there was another smaller version for getting tickets... Finally I also reached the counter and asked for three tickets and the person managing that counter asked for 600 rs... I realized that I am short of money and asked one of friend to give 300 rs.. After getting tickets, we also followed the queue and entered into the hall where ART SUMMIT was going... Here are few photographs I could click inside the summit area... Check out !!!Here is a metal art showcased by one of the French artist !!! Are you able to see the art? Its the one is main focus, please see the bottom part of this photograph ;) A gold plated spherical structure surrounded by multi-layered shapes which are made up of brass.... There were some other interesting art works showcased here... I have lot of photographs of these metal artworks and will try to share more in future.... There were lot of artists and visitors from various parts of the world... Here is a lady waiting for other friends to come and go inside to see the fabulous work by different artists !!! I clicked this photograph very quickly with some zoom and wanted to have another photograph of her baby but couldn't :(  She caught me... She was standing inside the Art Summit hall and was talking to someone... I wanted to have her side face with some of the paintings hanging on the right wall... Suddenly she turned and I was not able to compose a good shot... Still I acted like I am shooting something else and after having 2-3 shots moved ahead...India Art Summit is very famous among the high class society of Delhi and many celebrities come here to see the wonderful work & buy something for them.... There were lot of metal arts in INDIA ART SUMMIT and man of them were from other parts of the world...  When we just entered into the main hall & started looking at the arts, we were not very impressed and one of friend even thought of becoming an artist because he thought it's easier that Software Development :) As we spent more time and talked to various people around, we got to know that how much hard work and thoughts go in creating a single art... Here is an artwork with a face having lots of other elements and a hidden face... A lady standing there was explaining about this art and there were lot many folks listening... We were not able to make out much out of that talk and thought of moving ahead... but this one was one of the popular artwork in the summit (A general guess by looking at the crowd, because in Delhi wherever you see crowd is known as a popular place, especially any eating place...)I liked these hanging lamps... I went to my childhood when I saw these first time at my Grand Parent's place and after that I couldn't find them anywhere... There was a huge Art project based on lighting and these lamps hanging around..Another Metal Art !!!Don't know much about this particular artwork but looked like something made up of stone... but not sure, so no comments !! But I liked it !!! It was placed in the middle of a painting gallery..This was an amazing work and this was the place where everyone was spending more time as compared to other stalls... We saw lot of mirror arts in ART SUMMIT and all of them were amazing... This was a mirror created of various triangular pieces... As you go closed to the mirror, the partition size seemed to decrease and moving backward it was increasing... By the reflection inside the mirror is mine with Camera...Again the same art with few more elements in the photograph for better composition !!!Here is gang... I asked them to stand there to have a photograph as a proof that they visited ART SUMMIT... I was expecting them to click one of mine photograph as well but none of them offered :)Mr Ankit Sood on the left - A student of Delhi College of ART, Deepak Gupta - who is going have long hairs soon and planning to exhibit his artwork soon... Anchita Dogra will support Deepak in the beginning and will move on with her own choice of art soon !!! After a good day at INDIA ART SUMMIT we went to Shri Ram Center to have lunch because it was very costly inside Pragati Maidaan :) btw Ankit took us there to have some silli potatoes and no one liked them :)


Monday, September 26, 2011

Three years old experiments at my colorful office on a weekend :)

I found this photograph in an old Hard drive... Few years back I was addict of going to office every weekend because of various reasons :)This photograph is result of one of the experiments I was doing with small transparent spheres... I am not sure if it's clear from this photograph but would want to know about your perception after first look at this photograph?

I found this photograph in an old Hard drive... Few years back I was addict of going to office every weekend because of various reasons :)

This photograph is result of one of the experiments I was doing with small transparent spheres... I am not sure if it's clear from this photograph but would want to know about your perception after first look at this photograph?

Crime Master Gogo, Batman, Wolverine & Harley Quinn @ First Indian Comic Con 2011 at Dilli Haat - For 2 Days - 19th & 20th Feb

Guess these Comic characters @ First Indian Comic con 2011 - Dilli Haat : Posted VJ SHARMA  on www.travellingcamera.com : This year India had it's first Comic Con at Dilli Haat(in New Delhi, INDIA) for two days (19th and 20th Feb, 2011) and I also planned on second day of it !!! There were lot of things there in Comic-Con but I liked the part where lot of folks were roaming in special dress-ups of various Comic Characters !!! Check out some of the Comic Characters who were roaming on second day of Comic Con 2011 !!! Guess their Comic-names?It was like a fair for various publishing houses, including various known publications like Amar Chtra katha, Diamond Comics, Level 10, Manta Ray, Kshitij Telang, Vimanika and much more new publications who are coming with various new comic Characters !!! The very first Comic Con happened on the weekend for 2 days and there were lot of people with their children.. Even I saw many senior folks who were going to each stall to know about their ideas around comical charters andstories... There were many innovators who had some unique story-lines for upcoming comics !!! Many comic artists were conducting some workshops and there were lot of Animation companies showcasing their work... There were several workshops, interactive sessions, interviews and speeches by various comic book artists, Animation Experts, Comic-Artists and writers. A few animation and multi-media productions had set up their stalls as well and also conducted seminars about animation design, creation and future of animation industry in India !!!There were several comic fans, both adults and children. Chacha Chowdhary, Spiderman, krishna, Wolverine : On 20th Feb 2011, Uncle Pai who is a renowned educationalist and creator of Indian comics was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by Cartoonist Pran, one of the most successful Indian cartoonists, best known as the creator of Chacha ChaudharyWhile we were enjoying this evening at comic con, rain started and whole crowd in that crowd settled under those stalls at dilli haat !!! It started around 3:45 pm and conditions were worse towards 5:00 pm... I only spent 2 Hrs in this event and I missed little kids who were well dressed but went back home due to rains :(I was really amazed to see lot of new comic publications with various new ideas for upcoming projects ! One of them was about comics which tell indian history or educate about basic details about Indian society & cultural values... It was great to see such stalls and this one was one of the crowded stall of comic con !! I think people realize that we are somehow loosing our basic values to get westernize... So Now, its your turn to guess these characters and I am sure it would be very easy for you guess at least three characters out here !!! So just leave a comment with names of characters you recognize !!!

C-A-T : Cat mane Billi :)

Few days back, when I came out of my room this cat was hiding below the car. Usually she comes outside my room, although I always disappoint her. She has family in sector 26 of Noida and many residents like this family. 

Few days back, when I came out of my room this cat was hiding below the car. Usually she comes outside my room, although I always disappoint her. She has family in sector 26 of Noida and many residents like this family. On this particular day I had camera in my hand and probably she wanted me to cross first. When I didn't cross for a while, she thought of checking about the situation. When she found that I am still there and attentive, she thought of going inside again...Suggest some good caption for this Photograph?

On this particular day I had camera in my hand and probably she wanted me to cross first. When I didn't cross for a while, she thought of checking about the situation. When she found that I am still there and attentive, she thought of going inside again...

Suggest some good caption for this Photograph?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Keep climbing ladder of Success in your career !!!

Somehow it's a season when people are leaving for new avenues in other companies. Recently many folks from my team left and I though of designing a greeting for one of them :)I haven't done much on this greeting. Just took a photograph of Jantar Mantar and written some lines for say good bye with best wishes for bright future.


Somehow it's a season when people are leaving for new avenues in other companies. Recently many folks from my team left and I though of designing a greeting for one of them :)

I haven't done much on this greeting. Just took a photograph of Jantar Mantar and written some lines for say good bye with best wishes for bright future.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Taj mirrored in a colorful frame !!!

I don't know how many times I have shared this photograph and people on this blog may not like resharing same photograph again n again. But somehow, I am really emotional about it and thought of sharing again :) For those, who have never seen this before, please have a look and share your thoughts. Areas of improvement are most welcome !!!

I don't know how many times I have shared this photograph and people on this blog may not like resharing same photograph again n again. But somehow, I am really emotional about it and thought of sharing again :)

For those, who have never seen this before, please have a look and share your thoughts. Areas of improvement are most welcome !!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wondeful view of full-moon sitting on top of snow covered hills of Himalayas !!!

Himachal Pradesh being my native state, I have huge love for these hills and I love to be closer to these. Although my profession keeps me busy in big cities, but there is always an urge to go back to Himachal and do something on my homeland... Hope I would be able to take appropriate decision sometime soon !!! This Photographs was taken during my last year trip to Kullu Sarahan. It's a small village isolated from various main cities/towns of Himachal and a wonderful place to spend your vacations... Hope to visit it this year as well !!!

Himachal Pradesh being my native state, I have huge love for these hills and I love to be closer to these. Although my profession keeps me busy in big cities, but there is always an urge to go back to Himachal and do something on my homeland... Hope I would be able to take appropriate decision sometime soon !!!

This Photographs was taken during my last year trip to Kullu Sarahan. It's a small village isolated from various main cities/towns of Himachal and a wonderful place to spend your vacations... Hope to visit it this year as well !!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Largest Mosque of India in Old Delhi - Jama Masjid, surrounded by lot of pigeons !!!

Jama Masjid is largest mosque in India and it's situated in Old Delhi region !!! And it's also a favorite place of all delhite pigeons :)You can see these pigeons revolving around the mosque most of the times. This photograph is photographed as an impression of pigeon is made on top of it... The photograph with lot of pigeons surrounding Jama Masjid is original !!

Jama Masjid is largest mosque in India and it's situated in Old Delhi region !!! And it's also a favorite place of all delhite pigeons :)

You can see these pigeons revolving around the mosque most of the times. This photograph is photographed as an impression of pigeon is made on top of it... The photograph with lot of pigeons surrounding Jama Masjid is original !!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Again Pushkar is calling for World Famous Camel Fair in October, 2011

Puskar Camel Fair is really famous among Photographers and people from various parts of the world come to see this amazing fair, which is full fun, experience and amazing break from fast life... Pushkar Camel Fair hosts lot of events like Matka Dance(which you see in this photograph), Internal Bride competition, Horse Dance, Kushti etc.. All these events are unique and people don't miss the evenings when most of these happen in Pushkar ground. Day time is more about exploring regions where Camel trades happen !!!

Puskar Camel Fair is really famous among Photographers and people from various parts of the world come to see this amazing fair, which is full fun, experience and amazing break from fast life... Pushkar Camel Fair hosts lot of events like Matka Dance(which you see in this photograph), Internal Bride competition, Horse Dance, Kushti etc.. All these events are unique and people don't miss the evenings when most of these happen in Pushkar ground. Day time is more about exploring regions where Camel trades happen !!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Refreshing Nariyal Paani (Coconut Water) outside Baerghatta National Park in Banglore, Karnataka, INDIA


PHOTO JOURNEY inside zoo of Banerghatta National Park Banglore : Posted VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : I am sure you will be surprised to hear Zoo and Wildlife Sanctuary at one place... Yes, Banerghatta National Park has a Zoo as well... When I planned for Baneghatta National Park, I was not aware of the fact that it has Zoo as well... After Reaching the ticket counter, I saw a board saying discounted ticket for Wildlife Safari inside the sanctuary and Zoo visit... Banglore Zoo has lot of snakes and most of the crowd is seen around those to figure out where they(snakes) are sitting... Here are few Photographs I was able to click during a quick visit to Banerghatta Zoo... Check out !!!Don't know the name of this bird.. so please do let know in case you know... They were very shy as you can see from the expression in this photograph and there were lot many other birds with various combinations of colors... I had few more photographs of this bird but all were shaky because of lot of movement there... These birds were most active inside the zoo.... Others like snakes, crocodiles, leopards, ducks were really lazy and we couldn't figure out the cause... Even Monkeys were not very active which is a very unusual thing..There were lot many crocodiles inside Banerghatta Zoo and that I saw the height of their laziness... There were few cats inside their court and jumping on their backs.. No Reaction... They used to go near a particular crocodile, check about its activeness by touching the tail and then start all those activities when confirmed that it's not going to hurt them... Many of the folks were standing their for more than 30 minutes to wait for one of the crocodile to take some action, but nothing positive was happening their... and those cats were having fun there :)Sankes - Most popular species inside Banerghatta Zoo.... There was a separate section of various types of snakes and it was naked as snake park inside Banerghatta Zoo... I had never seen these many snakes at one place and there were lot many varieties new for me... It was hard to locate them because many of them were hidden between the branches of the tree or under some rocks etc.. Some of the snakes were 7-10 feet longs and have been playing on bamboo sticks hanging on the trees inside their courts... It seems people don't miss this part of the Zoo during their visit...There was a huge area provided for birds and it was somewhat similar to the Delhi Zoo... Although we were not able to see many birds out there... Also we were very tired after wildlife safari in Banerghatta National Park and didn't want to spend much time to find out more birds there...Many families come to Banerghatta Zoo to enjoy the weekend... I was surprised to see this family with all the stuff like carpet, bat and other stuff... It seems they have come for some picnic but Zoo is not a right place I guess... Ideally eatables and such things should not be allowed inside... I don't have any strong reason for that , but I have seen people making these places dirty... People should think twice before spreading their waste stuff at other's living area... Can they do the same thing inside their house?Oh Yes, I didn't want to miss this particular thing about Banerghatta Zoo... There is a trend of adopting some of the animals of the zoo and many folks have done this... Like this particular Horn bill is adopted by Shri T R Rithvik... This effectively means that Mr. Rrithvik is feeding this Horn bill for some particular duration and probably other costs as well... A nice concept and good idea to support all these rare species  on earth...There was a man outside the zooo who was selling some liquid which creates colorful bubbles... I wanted to capture those bubbles but all I was able to capture was bokeh of all those.... Never mind, I like it :)Rohin Duggal, My friend who made my Banglore trip memorable... Thanks to Rohin !!! btw his girlfriend was out of station and I can tease him by saying that :) On the very first day in Baglore we visited lot many places... Banerghatta national Park, zoo, Butterfly house, MG Road, Bragade Road and UB City ...These folks were wondering why I am clicking a photograph of Rohin... and Rohin asked to click one of their photograph to make them happy... Monkeys inside banerghatta Zoo...Afte completing one round inside Banerghatta Zoo, we had some coconut water in the market outside the zoo... It was amazing, but honestly I didn't like the 'malai' inside it...There are few museums inside the Zoo campus.. Here is one with photographs of various types of birds with some details.... There were lot of school children inside this museum to know about various species of birds and next agenda was to locate them outside....There is a small museum in the zoo which showcases zoological exhibits... Banerghatta Zoo has a reptile park and a small theater as well... Banerghatta Zoo is closed on Tuesdays which is a weekly holiday...

Values in Next Generation Indians !!!

She is Anisha Berry and great nature lover. Although I am not sure if plantation is her main passion or not, but she had a nice garden at her home and love to take care of her plants. She believes in applying her education in life and do things practically. She has learned a lot about Go Green n related stuff, but she wanted to apply that... I had a quick chat with her and she is really a sweet girl who thinks lot about our nature and environment. It feels really great after meeting such kids who have real passion for nature and also applying all good morals in life... Kudos to Anisha and hope other children will learn from her !!!

She is Anisha Berry and great nature lover. Although I am not sure if plantation is her main passion or not, but she had a nice garden at her home and love to take care of her plants. She believes in applying her education in life and do things practically. She has learned a lot about Go Green n related stuff, but she wanted to apply that... I had a quick chat with her and she is really a sweet girl who thinks lot about our nature and environment. It feels really great after meeting such kids who have real passion for nature and also applying all good morals in life... Kudos to Anisha and hope other children will learn from her !!!

Cecil Hotel on the way from Viceregal Lodge to Mall road @ Chaura Maidan, Shimla


Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shimla Night View : Cecil Hotel on the way from Viceregal Lodge to Mall road @ Chaura Maidan, Shimla

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thounsands of hands getting together against fastly increasing corruption in INDIA !!!

Anna Hazare, the real hero of 21st century, has really done a great job in making everyone feel that corruption is really increasing like anything and one day it will become the major problem of our country. Even already normal people are facing lot many problems with this corruption. This is first time I have seen people coming out of their homes to support this Nobel cause against Corruption in our country !!! People from various walks of life came together to support Anna Hazare at Ram Leela Maidaan and finally government agreed to put Jan Lokpal in parliament for further discussion !!!This is just beginning and all Indians should also feel the responsibility to coming ahead for resolving such problems of our country. I know it's very convenient to say anything on a blog or on any of public forum, but believe me how such movements take place and succeed  !!!

Anna Hazare, the real hero of 21st century, has really done a great job in making everyone feel that corruption is really increasing like anything and one day it will become the major problem of our country. Even already normal people are facing lot many problems with this corruption. This is first time I have seen people coming out of their homes to support this Nobel cause against Corruption in our country !!!

People from various walks of life came together to support Anna Hazare at Ram Leela Maidaan and finally government agreed to put Jan Lokpal in parliament for further discussion !!!


This is just beginning and all Indians should also feel the responsibility to coming ahead for resolving such problems of our country. I know it's very convenient to say anything on a blog or on any of public forum, but believe me how such movements take place and succeed  !!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Is Delhi trying to compete with Mumbai ?

Rains are still ON in month of September and last night was unimaginably threatening !! All the roads in Delhi were jammed and parks were full of water ... All the benches in a nearby park were covered with water... It seems Delhi want to compete with Mumbai in rains because Delhi is already ahead in summers and winters... Rains were the only weak area !!! But Dear Delhi, please try not to compete and if want to have completion, please select J&K or Himachal for Summers :)

Rains are still ON in month of September and last night was unimaginably threatening !! All the roads in Delhi were jammed and parks were full of water ... All the benches in a nearby park were covered with water... 

It seems Delhi want to compete with Mumbai in rains because Delhi is already ahead in summers and winters... Rains were the only weak area !!! But Dear Delhi, please try not to compete and if want to have completion, please select J&K or Himachal for Summers :)

Anna Hazare's Rasoi @ Ramleela Maidaan, Delhi, INDIA

During the last day of Anna's fast, I visited Ram Leela Ground. Everyone was very disciplined while in 4 kilometer long line for entry into the ground.  People from various walks of life joined this movement and overall environment was very patriotic. Although some folks were trying to cheat by entering in the middle of the rows, but polite requests worked most of the times :)After entering into the ground, I saw one part with lots of folks sitting and standing in front of main pandal, where important folks of this movement were sharing information with supporters. On the other part of ground, situation was bad. Lot of water logging and food was being served near that. Whole area was stinking. Supporters should also try to make this place clean and of course Delhi authority should also take are of this basic responsibility. I was not able to stand there for few minutes and went towards the other part. Spent some time and came back,  as I had to an urgent meeting on same day.Overall I salute the supporters at Ram Leela Maidaan !!!

During the last day of Anna's fast, I visited Ram Leela Ground. Everyone was very disciplined while in 4 kilometer long line for entry into the ground.  People from various walks of life joined this movement and overall environment was very patriotic. Although some folks were trying to cheat by entering in the middle of the rows, but polite requests worked most of the times :)

After entering into the ground, I saw one part with lots of folks sitting and standing in front of main pandal, where important folks of this movement were sharing information with supporters. On the other part of ground, situation was bad. Lot of water logging and food was being served near that. Whole area was stinking. Supporters should also try to make this place clean and of course Delhi authority should also take are of this basic responsibility. I was not able to stand there for few minutes and went towards the other part. Spent some time and came back,  as I had to an urgent meeting on same day. 

Overall I salute the supporters at Ram Leela Maidaan !!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wonderful view of LAP Club at Samrat Hotel in Delhi, INDIA !!!

Recently I visited LAP Club in Delhi and it's an awesome place inside Samrat Hotel. This place looks very different and even different than other campus of Samrat Hotel... Club area is very well maintained with a beautiful garden outside... Only members of this club have access to LAP and only members can recommends other memberships... No doubt, it's one of the top clubs in Delhi !!!

Recently I visited LAP Club in Delhi and it's an awesome place inside Samrat Hotel. This place looks very different and even different than other campus of Samrat Hotel... Club area is very well maintained with a beautiful garden outside... Only members of this club have access to LAP and only members can recommends other memberships... No doubt, it's one of the top clubs in Delhi !!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Water Fountain at Samrat Hotel, Delhi !!!

This is a photograph of water fountain in an open garden of Samrat Hotel in Delhi. This is just outside the LAP club, to be very specific. LAP club is one of the popular club in Delhi and owned by Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal !!!This garden is really beautiful and lights around this look amazing during the evenings.

This is a photograph of water fountain in an open garden of Samrat Hotel in Delhi. This is just outside the LAP club, to be very specific. LAP club is one of the popular club in Delhi and owned by Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal !!!

This garden is really beautiful and lights around this look amazing during the evenings.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Another try with Photoshop Technologies - NSD Actor in Avatar Form !!!

This photograph was clicked during Summer Therate Festival at National school of Drama and he is Palash acting in Ram Naam Satya Hai... But original photograph had different skin tone which was  more closer to actual colors. Here I tried to make Avatar of Palash !!!

This photograph was clicked during Summer Therate Festival at National school of Drama and he is Palash acting in Ram Naam Satya Hai... But original photograph had different skin tone which was  more closer to actual colors. Here I tried to make Avatar of Palash !!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

An old canon lying just outside the Indian President's House @ Delhi, INDIA


A quick visit to Indian President's House in Delhi : PHOTO JOURNEY from last weekend : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : It was little foggy in Delhi when we planned to go to President's house in second half of the sunday(6th Feb, 2011) ... Me and one of the office friend took metro from Noida and changed it at Rajiv Chowk for Central Secretariat... This is the nearest metro station near President's House and India Gate.... Here are few photographs from President's House in Delhi !! Check out ...  Here is a photograph of water fountains in south block of President's House.. This is a huge campus with North and south blocks on main entrance... There is  a beautiful area called Mughal Gardens situated at the back of the Rashtrapati Bhavan which incorporates both Mughal and English landscaping styles... It displays numerous types of flowers and is open to public in February every year !!!Its a marvelous piece of Lutyens Architecture... Whole building is unique with various artworks on the walls and pillars...Since its very important area of Indian capital, high security is must and one can clearly see it around President;s house in Delhi !!! A Crow sitting on one of the poles installed around President's house @ Delhi, INDIAIts a very clean area in Delhi and folks avoid to spread their waste around this place, birds can do anything they want :) .. The dome in the middle of South and North block involved a mixture of Indian and British styles... The dome is exactly in the middle of the diagonals between the four corners of the building...Looks like some British design created by Indian artists... Is a part of a pillar in South Block of Rashtrapati Bhavan @ Delhi, INDIADelhi Traffic Police ensuring that no one stop the car around this place and keep moving.. So one of the taxi taking U turn inside President's House campus to make sure that his clients spend enough time there to feel the place... This U-turn is not allowed here !South Block of Indian President's House with lush green lawns in front of it !!!A very old canon in front of President's House in Delhi, INDIA...Elephants on the outer wall of Indian President's House (Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi, INDIA)A royal colored car in front of South block of President's House in Dehi, INDIA !!!Security people looking around to make sure that folks roaming around are not crossing the limits ...Another sample of an interesting pillar installed around North block of Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi !!!A closer look to the dome on North block of President's House in Delhi !!!

Magical rays around a human body - Some PHOTOSHOP Work !!!

This is one of the experiments in Adobe Photoshop. I don't know, what we call to such lighting effect but I though doing something similar. It looks Magical !!!

This is one of the experiments in Adobe Photoshop. I don't know, what we call to such lighting effect but I though doing something similar. Does it looks Magical?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Party Time !!!

There is something common which happens every year during this time. Every year we party this time, but somehow something was there which compelled me to rethink about partying this time. Still I am not able to understand the reason but, we had party last night. It was not very exciting but of course it always give a chance to enjoy with friends. But again yesterday's party was strange in that sense as well.

There is something common which happens every year during this time. Every year we party this time, but somehow something was there which compelled me to rethink about partying this time. Still I am not able to understand the reason but, we had party last night. It was not very exciting but of course it always give a chance to enjoy with friends. But again yesterday's party was strange in that sense as well.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A family getting a group photograph in the backyard of India Gate, Delhi


India Gate - Alive at Night : Apart from the nigh clubs and pubs, there is anothFamily time at India Gate in Delhi !!!If there is some special occasion, or some guests are visiting you and you have no idea what to do... India Gate is the place to reach and have some fun during evenings !!! This is what I used to hear about this place that India Gate is most popular place in Delhi and especially it's best for family outings. I think it's still true if we ignore more frequent visits to Air-conditioned Malls...=


Family time at India Gate in Delhi !!!


If there is some special occasion, or some guests are visiting you and you have no idea what to do... India Gate is the place to reach and have some fun during evenings !!! This is what I used to hear about this place that India Gate is most popular place in Delhi and especially it's best for family outings. I think it's still true if we ignore more frequent visits to Air-conditioned Malls...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Firozshah Kotla Stadium in Panoramic form

Somehow Cricket news have been reduced for last few months. One of the reasons is shift of focus from Cricket to other more important things for our country and other reason is bad performance of our Cricket Team I guess :) ... Although I am not sure if performance is really bad or it's just me who think so !btw, I am not a Cricket fan but love to join friends for short span of time. T20 fits better for me to experience the passion of Cricket in stadiums and joining my friends to support their regional teams :)

Somehow Cricket news have been reduced for last few months. One of the reasons is shift of focus from Cricket to other more important things for our country and other reason is bad performance of our Cricket Team I guess :) ... Although I am not sure if performance is really bad or it's just me who think so !

btw, I am not a Cricket fan but love to join friends for short span of time. T20 fits better for me to experience the passion of Cricket in stadiums and joining my friends to support their regional teams :)

Eagerly waiting for next play by NSD Rep. Company !!!


Summer Theatre Festival at National School of Drama is a fabulous show by NSD repertory Company !!!

After end of Summer Theatre festival 2011, I went for various plays but missing that NSD flavors and can't wait their next play !!!

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sunset hues on white walls @ Chandigarh, Punjab, INDIA

Few days back I was in Chandigarh for holidays of Independence Day (15th August, 2011) ... During late evening, we though of going out of house and visit Sec-17. As we came out of our room, we realized that it's already sunset time. But never mind, we went for a ride to lake and Sector-17.. had some snacks and came back home !!! This photograph was clicked when I we came out of our room ...


Few days back I was in Chandigarh for holidays of Independence Day (15th August, 2011) ... During late evening, we though of going out of house and visit Sec-17. As we came out of our room, we realized that it's already sunset time. But never mind, we went for a ride to lake and Sector-17.. had some snacks and came back home !!! This photograph was clicked when I we came out of our room ...

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Few Experiments with old Architecture of Jantar Mantar @ Delhi, INDIA - 7

Some Experiments with old architecture of Jantar Mantar in Delhi, INDIA : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : Last month me and one of my friend were waiting for other folks to reach Connaught Place in Delhi and they called us to inform that all of them are arriving after 1:30 Hrs... This was good opportunity for us to explore some place nearby and decided to visit Jantar Mantar... After reaching the place I was not able to decide what should I shoot... Everywhere people were roaming and it was really difficult to find a place without people... and it was not like two or three folks.. It was huge crowd in front of each yantra @ Jantar Mantar.. So finally I decided to have some photographs which can avoid this crowd and it gave a good opportunity to place with various angles/compositions... check out and critics are welcome !!The first photograph where I wanted to have darkest possible shadows to make it look like black tiles in contact with reds and white ones.. Although it doesn't look like that... I would have to wait to click this photograph at right time but we had to move out in few hrs... Never mind, I will try it again...This time I was carrying SONY Alpha-700 and was confused with some of the controls.. Anyway that's not important... These yantras were very narrow is shape and it was difficult to fit myself for clicking these architecture forms nicely... Here is a tilted view of a semi-spherical yantra @ Jantar Mantar...All these photographs from the same yantra and it was was quite interesting... But please don't ask me about how it functions and what it is supposed to do...Stairs hidden behind these structures and everyone needs to follow them to go down and see the real work inside these yantras.. In Jantar Mantar at jaipur, everyone was not allowed to go inside these structures but in Delhi I didn't see such restrictions except one which had highest structure followed by lot of stairs....Jantar Mantar in Delhi is a very popular place among activists, social associations and artists as well... Many of the NGOs choose this place to start a rally or protest... Also many artists have explored this very well and many times Photographers have exhibited this place...A Series of small pillars taking all the weight of small paths connecting outer circle of a structure with a pole in the middle... as you can see the turning path in a circle...One of my friend called it 'Stairs of Success'.. I don't if that is the name of these stairs but like the caption :)Final Photograph showing the close-up view of this architecture which shows the age of this structure and its been repaired multiple times in past which resulted in this roughness... I am again planning to visit Jantar Mantar in Delhi and will ensure that I get full day to spend there...

No place is out of its reach
Nothing can save you.
When you are working or even sleeping
It will hit you when you least expect.

The quitessential question
of existence, of purpose, of calling
spares no one.
And when the mind starts asking
where did I come from and where am I headed.
some pack their bags and head out
in search of answers
while others put their hands
on the back of their heads
and lie back, relaxed.
“I came from nowhere,
and nowhere am I headed.”

Recent experiment with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom !!!


Recently one of famous Fashion Photographer met me during a Photowalk in Delhi and he told me about how he deliver final photographs to clients, Photo-agencies etc. He sends all the photographs to some editors for post-production and then share best results with clients. I was surprised to hear that he doesn't even know much about Photoshop or Lightroom !!!

This Photograph is linked to an article I have written for that fellow to start with Lightroom !!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Expressions say a Lot !!!

Expressions are most effective communicators... Even in our day to day life, we meet people who say a lot with very few words... Their expressions say a lot and this art vary from one person to other... When it comes to Portrait Photography, expressions are very important because final photograph is interpreted on the basis of expressions and surroundings....

Expressions are most effective communicators... Even in our day to day life, we meet people who say a lot with very few words... Their expressions say a lot and this art vary from one person to other... When it comes to Portrait Photography, expressions are very important because final photograph is interpreted on the basis of expressions and surroundings....

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Creative hand !!!

Few months back we had an outing where everyone had to paint the selected item bought from market... All creative minds came together and started working... Apart from creative thoughts, creative hands are also important for executing those... Everyone came up with fantastic products with wonderful colors.... Click on above photograph to see more photographs from this event !!!

Few months back we had an outing where everyone had to paint the selected item bought from market... All creative minds came together and started working... Apart from creative thoughts, creative hands are also important for executing those... Everyone came up with fantastic products with wonderful colors.... Click on above photograph to see more photographs from this event !!!

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