Framed in: Many a times, there are instances when you feel too small at the face of the history; the helplessness of the present in front of the past! The very few pages left by the history for the present to read itself will absorb you and astonish you. Standing in the middle of the courtyard of one such page will make you envisage the hugeness of the past and the tininess of us. Unlike the previous era, the present as such is not leaving anything for the future to be proud of us. What we create now are those I-phones and Google doodles, which cannot find a place in the history for more than few decades. Every moment and relationship that we create now are virtual. But these virtual realities never exist. We destroy the so-called history passed on to us and we are not creating anything new worthwhile for the future to be called as history. In short, we are creating a world without history for the future generations! How scary it can be? So we should do our bit to preserve the history passed on to us and also try to create a small part to add on to the history for the future generations to read upon!
Framed out: I think this will be the first digital image posted in this blog! This was shot at Thirumalanaykar Palace, Madurai. We were on this road trip for this Travel Show “Road to Paradise” that I am doing for the Travel channel, ‘Travel trendz’. When Anuj, the anchor, was standing in the middle of the courtyard of the palace and looking around, I knew what has to be done! I had a Canon 5D mark III mounted with a 16-35 lens and was shooting a round trolley shot inspired by this movie “Iruvar” may be. But I dint have that shot in my mind when I shot this. But later I realized it do have a lot of similarities with that Santhosh Shivan shot! Nevertheless, this frame made me feel mesmerized. I could feel the smallness of me in front of this huge structure and felt merged to the history. There is nothing happier than a beautiful frame captured. This is one such. The moment I clicked this picture, I knew this would be up in my greyframes!
Grey Frames: “Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.” Robert Kennedy