Joined 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!
Photography 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 T
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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/21258012@N08/show/
Do have a look when u have the time!
I 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 (s