Why I Love Shooting!

“Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else — if you run very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.”

“A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”

– Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking Glass

What the English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll) wrote nearly two and half centuries back, has never been truer than today!

One hectic day leads to another, and before you realize it, one hectic year leads on to another. Before you know it, you have moved from your teens to your twenties and to thirties and so on….

Now, I don’t find that too bad, in fact if I dare say so, I even enjoy the hectic pace, and would be lost without it.

But, yes, some moments are happier, more memorable than others, and you wish you could capture that time for eternity. Do I sound too philosophical? Maybe, I do, but that is perhaps the best thing about photography. It helps capture the important moments in life, for times when memory fades.

That is perhaps what makes it so addictive. And once you start enjoying it, you start seeing the beauty hidden even in mundane things.

Not convinced?  Let me give some illustrations.

For instance, take a look at the creeper below. It was half hidden among the trees outside the perimeter of a railway station. But, the sun peeping through the trees, lit up the leaves magically!

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Of course there are other fringe benefits!

People usually LOVE being clicked! This click is of 3 very boisterous kids whom I met while walking down the road. The moment I aimed my camera, they stopped jumping around and looked as if mesmerized!

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Need more evidence?

Then take a look at this spider web I almost missed, while walking down a trail.  Everytime I take a look at this photo, I feel as if it is only yesterday that I woke up early morning in the sleepy hill station of Kurseong. I was the only person walking down a trail, surrounded by clouds so dense, that I could hardly see the next step. It was so quiet, that I could hear the sound of the dewdrops falling on the ground! It was magical!

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And, by the side of the trail, there was this withered shrub, which had been taken over by a spider for temporary residence. The dewdrops on the web, created a visual delight, which is evident from the click above.

There is magic in every moment…Photography helps keep it a little longer.

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