A Harvest of Chance

A lush green paddy patch to the bystander’s eyes, knowing not behind the vista what hardship lies. With blood and toil nurtured, starting with the plough, sowing, growing, nourishing, lifting water until now. With tender loving care, fighting spot, rot and blight, and once the grains appear standing guard day and night. From afar the … Continue reading A Harvest of Chance

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Revelations in Reverie

The morning vistas alter rapidly, and I wonder why does it enthuse me, not just today, but daily so? Is it the inherent beauty of the landscape that bewitches me – fast-changing displays with a few rapid brushstrokes of vivid hues, tones and shades? Or is it the transient nature of the spectacle itself that … Continue reading Revelations in Reverie

Focus!

Crisp, sharp, focus. These pictures, taken in a moment of inspiration are actually a metaphor for our journey in life. Whatever the objective, the aspiration, the intent, the mission – if we take unhesitant, deliberate, purposeful and relentless strides towards the goal with unwavering faith in our abilities, nothing can thwart a triumphant culmination of … Continue reading Focus!

Misfired!

A photographer’s index finger is always a source of nervous energy, especially when shooting a story in motion. “OK – framed it! No, a little more toppish. Too much happening on the left – pan it a little. OK, now do I wait? How long? Is this the one? Now? No, wait – subject’s turned … Continue reading Misfired!

The Colour Purple

These flowers remind me of an interesting story which takes me all the way to Hong Kong. The flag of this beautiful country bears an equally charming five-petalled flower of a native tree, Bauhinia blakeana, also known as the Hong Kong Orchid Tree (though it's not an orchid but actually a leguminous tree). The story … Continue reading The Colour Purple