My Art work

Drawings and Paintings

Recently I posted a sketch of Robert De Niro. That was me going back to my roots. 20 years ago I created quite a few sketches like that. I got busy and since then have been drawn to hobbies that offer gratification sooner and more frequently. This blog is an example of that and with the number of photographers in the world nearing seven billion, it is important to have a niche which is why there is a renewed intrest in drawing. Some of those are here in this image gallery.

Robert De Niro

13th July 2015

Robert De Niro

Recently I started sketching again and last weekend decided to make a portrait of Robert Deniro.

Dandelion?

3rd July 2015

Dandelion?

Not really? This is a dried dlower which looks a lot different alive than dead.

Red

1st July 2015

Red

There are sevel levels or terraces on the garden each one lower than the previous one. Almost at all those points where one ends and another begins, there is a waterfall. This is one of those.

Lamps and Water

29th June 2015

Lamps and Water

There are sevel levels or terraces on the garden each one lower than the previous one. Almost at all those points where one ends and another begins, there is a waterfall. This is one of those.

Pinjore Garden

23rd June 2015

Pinjore Garden

Manu at Jal Mahal

16th June 2015

Manu at Jal Mahal

This is a garden one should visit twice. Once during the day in winters and once at night during the summer.

Celery

2nd June 2015

Celery

My initial experience of celery was with baked potatoes in Melbourne and my initial reaction was not entirely positive.

Beauty in death

19th May 2015

Beauty in death

Not only do I find them amazing when they blossom, I see a beauty even when these flowers have dried up... and I guess these flowers understand and resiprocate that love.

Radiance

18th May 2015

Radiance

I printed calendars regulary from 2007 till 2010 and then did one in 2012 as well. Now I am planning to do one for the next year and this time it will feature pictures by Manuraj.

Mother nature's jam cookie

15th May 2015

Mother nature's jam cookie

Some kid's wish of treats growing on trees seems to have come true. Here is the jam bud, will flower into a Jim Jam in a day or two.

Rain water harvesting

13th May 2015

Rain water harvesting

Scaling new heights

12th May 2015

Scaling new heights

Not exactly what the old man meant when he said "I want to my son to scale great heights."

Just out of a shower

11th May 2015

Just out of a shower

Anyone else won't have gone into details like this.

God is indeed in detail

9th May 2015

God is indeed in detail

Anyone else won't have gone into details like this.

A Dark Rose

7th May 2015

A Dark Rose

"Nothing special about it." is what we feel like when we see a greeting card or a message we get on Facebook or whatsapp using a picture and type on top of that.

You are in my frame

23rd April 2015

You are in my frame

Composing the shot becomes difficult when shooting with another photographer... unless you don't mind having the other photographer in your frame.

Furnace

23rd April 2015

Furnace

Apart from looking like a furnace, this looks like a defensive formation by soldiers. Each petal is like a shield that is protecting what is at the center.

Big mouth

17th April 2015

Big mouth

Have you ever noticed that no matter which whisky they are drinking, the mouth of the bottle is always the old fashioned one

Open windows

16th April 2015

Open windows

The light that falls through the windows on the bottle looks like braille.

Golden Drops

6th April 2015

Golden Drops

Comfort Photography

31st March 2015

Comfort Photography

Like there is comfort food, there is comfort photography - tried and tested subjects with predictable results. It doesn't produce anything spectacular and nothing unique but the results are quite good (enough).

Jab andhera hota hai...

17th March 2015

Jab andhera hota hai...

So how was the Whisky? Buggered if I know. I am not an expert in whisky and I don't care about the expert's verdict about whisky either. I do know, though, a thing or two about graphic design.

Pink Flowers

15th March 2015

Pink Flowers

Noida Authority joining Holi celebrations

8th March 2015

Noida Authority joining Holi celebrations

Not to be left behind, the Noida Authrity also joined the Holi celebrations.

Happy Holi

7th March 2015

Happy Holi

Will it? Won't it? After many days thinking about if the weather will be warm enough for kids to play holi, it took a turn in the favour of kids. It was sufficiently warm in the morning for kids to frolic in water. However none of them wanted to take a bath with cold water afterwards.

Attention! Flame

24th February 2015

..ki aag hai mujhme khain

It's been a long time. I have not been posting on this blog and I have not been photographing either. Usually spring is a very active month for me but this time around the samera has not come out all that often.

Attention! Flame

23rd February 2015

Attention! Flame

Believe me, it is not an overstatement. This lighter is like a blowtorch... a small, pocket blow torch.

0.7mm

21st January 2015

0.7mm

I liked the nifty little box these leads come in. It is easy to use as it down't require you to open a lid, you click the blue lever and it opens a hole for the lead to come out. More details in the next post.

Happy New Year 2015

5th January 2015

Happy New Year 2015

A little more of the same for you this year as well.

Booth 5, then Booth 6

22nd December 2014

Booth 5, then Booth 6

The job is hectic and requires planning upfront.

Nector Shopping

20th December 2014

Nector Shopping

No plastic, no paper, there is no credit line either. The payment has to be made on the spot and it has to be a barter- the bee has taken the nector and pollinates the flowers. This is ultimate example of blind dating.

Hi Bob!

18th December 2014

Hi Bob!

Barley roots

8th December 2014

Static charge

Static charge

26th November 2014

Static charge

Filling up a bean bag is a challenge. The small styrofoam balls tend to get static in the short distance they cover from the plastic bag to bean bag. Any balls that fall out tend to float around the house for days.

Robert Deniro

24th November 2014

Robert Deniro

Ronin is my favourite Robert Deniro movie and I love some of the lines in that movi like the one above and another one is "'Whenever there is a doubt, there is no doubt'. That is the first thing they teach you."

Are you going to mix drinks?

13th November 2014

Are you going to mix drinks?

Is it bad to mix my drinks? Of course it is bad to have a whisky if you had a couple of tequila shots before that, a vodka before that, a little wine before that, some bourbon before that, a little rum before that and a few beers before that. Because you already are pretty drunk by now.

Sharp

13th November 2014

Sharp

Dozens of beer bottles started their journeys the same way and continued on the same path till the time they got to my refrigeraor.

A courtful of Alcoholics

12th November 2014

A courtful of Alcoholics

"A purveyor to the Russian Imeprial Court". A common thing to see on the bottles of Alcohols is Royal endorsements. Bottles of whiskies, just like this bottle of Smirnoff Vodka boast about being patronised by the royal courts.

Vodka - To see it for what it is

6th November 2014

Vodka - To see it for what it is

A Vodka can be produced anywhere in the world and can be made using literally dozens of things - you can use potatoes, grains, beet. Hell, in US people make vodkas using ethanol bought in bulk from agricultural and industrial giants.

No, not Russian. Not anymore

5th November 2014

No, not Russian. Not anymore

What image comes to mind when you thing of a Vodka? No matter what else you think about, I am sure Russia comes to everyone's mind. But is it right?

What makes the Diwali Happy

4th November 2014

What makes the Diwali "Happy"

I am not going to discuss how other sources of pollution are so many times more harmful than fireworks... how diwali smoke is not even of fraction of what some people may want us to believe.

Please stop making me feel like an environmental terrorist!

22nd October 2014

Please stop making me feel like an environmental terrorist!

Since my childhood fireworks and crackers have been an integral part of Diwali just like it for Chinese New Year or the 4th of July.

A Broken Neck

17th October 2014

A Broken Neck

Smashed

16th October 2014

Smashed

A photo-shoot involving a smashed up glass bottles is not the safest of the thing to do especially when a 9 year old kid is involved, which is unavoidable as Manu HAS to be involved in a photo-shoot if I am doing it.

Holy Smoke!

9th October 2014

Holy Smoke!

This is my first attempt at smoke photography and it happened by accident.

Barley

6th October 2014

Barley