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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Strings of Pearls!

When a charm is cast in the enchanting dark, the night leaves behind a bewitching mark. The morning flush unveils a bounty of delight, assorted sprinkling gems in the first rays of light. Strings of pearls though adorn a chosen few, For a moment in time the spider’s royalty too! – Narendra Nayak © 2018

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

Vigilante!

Our woods groves thickets all lie ransacked, trees where we roost so mercilessly hacked. Lakes brooks rivers creeks drained of life, we fail to fathom purpose for such strife. We foresee no recourse but to declare war, and seek vindication in deeds we abhor. No devouring insects to start off protests, no slaying rodents your … Continue reading Vigilante!