Details: Nikon D5000, Nikkor 1.8 35mm, F1.8, 1/3200s, ISO 500
Even in the face of development and progress all around, some things still remain the same. In some cases, beautifully so.
Details: Nikon D5000, Nikkor 1.8 35mm, F1.8, 1/25s, ISO 500
Well, so I am finally here with Photo No. 150. I will admit, this pic was not taken during the last 4 weeks but rather from a few months ago. This one (and the next few ones) is just to get the ball rolling, again! I will be back with more recent pics soon. Since there is
some a fair bit of backlog to catch up on, please bear with me as you may, on some days, receive more than one post from my blog.
Also, I am changing the way I structure the post title. Make it more meaningful.
And all of you with a Project 365, how do you all manage it – you know, to take a picture everyday? How do you keep at it? I would love to hear from you and get some tips from you. One wonderful piece of advice I received was from Gail – she suggested having a plan with regards to the project. Hmmm… I have a plan brewing in my head… Let’s see where that takes me.
Last but not the least, thank you for sticking around.
It has been more than a month since I last updated this blog. I will be honest – in all this while, I haven’t even taken many pictures. Clearly, that means that my Project 366 has suffered. I wish that had not been the case but unfortunately it is.
So what has really happened in this last one month? For starters, I started working again after almost a 6 month hiatus. I had started the Project 366 during the time I was not working, so my approach to this blog was quite different. My new job, while by no means more hectic than my previous one (where I was working for nearly 15-16 hours on an average), has taken some getting used to. There is a whole lot of learning involved and frankly, going from a “six-month holiday phase” to “regular work phase” has required a lot of adjustment on my part.
When I come back home from work, I have really not had the motivation to take out my camera and snap pictures. I hated the fact that I was not working on the Project 366 but I also knew that forcing myself to take pictures would really take away from the usual pleasure that I derived out of the process. I could have taken random pictures which did not convey much or have a sense of purpose around them solely for the sake of Project 366. But I did not. I allowed myself to take some time to get over my “photography disinterest”. And I am glad I did.
So today, I come back to this space with a better understanding of completing such a project with the constraints of a full-time job. Given a lot of current factors, it may not be possible for me to take pictures every day – and I am talking about meaningful, well-thought out photographs, not about pictures clicked just for the sake of the Project. So I am tweaking my project a bit – I will put up a picture for each day but it may or may not have been taken on the same day. I may take most of my pictures during the weekend and space out the posts during the course of the week. Yes, it may not be the Project 366 that I had envisaged at the start of the year, but that shouldn’t stop me from taking pictures and putting them up here.
I want to thank you all for sticking around here and I hope that you will come back to see more pictures being put up. I also hope that you all will support me in my decision to pick up the pieces of this Project from where I left it instead of abandoning it completely. With this tweak to my Project 366, I hope to take more pictures without making it feel like a daily chore.
In my next post, I will resume with Post No. 150 of the Project 366.
In the meanwhile, here are a few pictures that I have taken over these last few weeks.
This is from this awesome South Indian place in Bombay. I went out with some colleagues from my earlier office. Had a great time over dinner but honestly, I am not very happy with today’s post. I wish I could have gotten a better post but some days, you just have to go with it.
I wanted to do something more with this 366 series. Through past experience, I have realised that I can’t do a very strict theme based schedule. So this is what I came up with – the alphabet series, with a twist. The twist is that the letters will have to signify something related to Bombay. So today’s post is for A – Alphonso. It is by far Bombay’s most common and probably most favourite type of mango.
I am not doing this series in any particular order, so there will not be a post for B tomorrow…I will basically be showcasing the images as and when I click them (or a few days later, given that I am already running some 15 days behind! )
So I am looking forward to showing you the Bombay alphabet!
The Shangri-la hotel building coming up in Phoenix Mills. It is unbelievable how much time I spend in this mall!