I have been covering the HOLI festivities in Kalimpong for the past three years and I have put up a slide show (alas minus the music!) of the best photos in my flickr page here www.flickr.com/photos/21258012…
Do have a look when u have the time!
Henri Cartier Bresson on YouTubeFor any one interested in perhaps the biggest ICON in photography do have a peek here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZSZLzGNPBQ
Devious Journal EntryJoined dA, thanks to my friend Silas http://sanddragon.deviantart.com/, whom I perchance met in Kalimpong, my hometown, seven years ago (gosh! its actually that many years ago, Silas?)
Thanks to him again, I have a one year premium membership and the add- ons which come with it.
Do have a peek at the many features that come with this membership and also at the slide show!
Devious Journal EntryPhotography has long been a compulsive obsession with me and at 60yrs, I seem to be finally making it somewhere!!!
Three of my exhibits are on a social documentary website but my work on the 3 years of chhath puja celebrations in Kalimpong has been featured on the homepage of the website http://socialdocumentary.net/.
Also my "Holi" work has been featured by Portuguese photographer Antero De Alda in his website and I feel tremendously proud and humbled to share the page with international photographers of repute, many of whom work for prestigious journals and magazines like Newsweek, Time, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Le Figaro etc. Please visit his web pages here http://www.anterodealda.com/osdiastodosiguais/convidados.htm
My new camera : Canon 50DI keep joking with my fellow photographers that these days the cameras are so damned good that if we can't produce good photographs with the new generation cameras, then the fault is totally ours and not that of the equipment.
And so it was with tiny (and maybe lowly) Canon 400D or the XTi; the camera performed flawlessly for the four years and more that I used it even in the extreme humid conditions that 5 months of monsoons bring us. Alas, it started sputtering and gasping a bit a month ago and that was when I decided to get a new camera body.
It took me weeks of reading reviews, talking to friends etc before I settled on the Canon 50D (since the 5DMk II and other such holy cows are still way off my budget!!) - and having used it for the past few days, I can't tell you just how good it is....
I have posted a few trial shots from the camera ..have a look
Listed in Photo-EyeWhile googling for some photography stuff I found that I was listed here http://www.photoeye.com/ipi_beta/citation.cfm?id=12494 which is supposedly the "world's foremost online photography bookstore featuring over 35000 fine-art photography"
Obviously I am glad and would like to thank http://sanddragon.deviantart.com/ and all my friends at dA for getting me back into photography when I had almost given up!
Avatars been hacked?Hey! what's happening to our avatars on dA??
All have changed incl of mine..is this some weirdo's idea of a joke?
Featured on http://www.socialdocumentary.netTo commence what will undoubtedly be a long journey ie documenting and recording the plight and suffering of landslide affected people I uploaded 10 photos yesterday at http://www.socialdocumentary.net/
I am glad to inform you that the selection was accepted sooner than I thought and is featured on their home page.
I am EVIL!I am disillusioned with DSLRs even tho, they gave me a whole lot of freedom...
SLR cameras revolutionized photography, but high end DSLRs are just too expensive...
I work with a lowly CANON 400D,
a kit lens
and a borrowed 75-300mm telephoto...
Can u afford a CANON 5D?
Even tho I would love to work with a full frame.
I am 200% sure that EVIL is the answer..
Watch out!! 3 years from now DSLRs will be history...
read more about EVIL here http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/01/five-reasons-you-should-ditch-your-dslr/
I SALUTE YOU!!I confess that I have been rather inert in dA over many months in the past two years or so; merely because I am busy AND obsessed with the serious problem of landslides in my part of the world (www.savethehills.blogspot.com).
Nevertheless, everytime I look up ANY deviation from anyone of the photographers I have on my watchlist...
WHAT I WANT TO DO IS PUT EACH AND EVERY DEVIATION OF YOURS IN MY "FAVOURITES" list!!!
Therefore, may I very humbly salute all of you!!!
I have just "faved" some of the so, so many deviations I would love to fave, given the time ...
Small pixel raffle - OPENNyello people
I've been kind of inactive with posting so I wanted to thank my watchers for sticking around ♥
So I'm holding a small pixel raffle for my watchers, new watchers are of course welcome ♥
I've been busy working on my TDL and delivering them that I haven't found much time to upload anything, so there for this raffle ♥
It's not much but I wanted to do something so ♥
Ps; I can only draw humanoids ;;
3 Pixel icons of any of these styles:
(unlocked after 20 entries)
2 Pixel icons of any of these styles:
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Make deviantArt a fucking better place!!! Part 1Okay, guys,
I think I need to be hard. I am more than 9 years an deviant here on dA. This is good for me to compare the past and now. And maybe have a clue how dA will be in the future.
I have the feeling dA is getting more and more heartless. And I am not the only one. I set up a little poll, and the few who took part gave me this:
The first years I was here, everything here was great! Great artists, nice people who you could talk to (and who talked with you, TOO!), a lot of fun with the community, reaction on my work, reactions on what I wrote for you, feedback like comments and faves and so on. But this has changed extremly. I feel lonely here most of the time. I have no Fun being part of this community anymore. (And I think may have the same opinion, as many left the community)
But what can we do?
This is why I will write some journals, all about this topic. I will tell you my point of few, and
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contest - design our spooky sonas! CLOSEDthank you to everyone who entered!
this contest will be closing 12 am est!
please give us a day or so to judge!
since just before October we've been debating on how to design our spooky sonas for social media and such and have been running into a wall qvq so we thought it might be fun to host a contest and see how other's might do! (of course this will go with prizes and such so you don't feel like we're just trying to get a bunch of free art qvqqq we're just honestly stuck for designs;;;)
so!! think of this as a design contest rather than an art contest!
art skill level isn't the biggest factor here, it's the design! c: