Thursday, March 6, 2008

Ta da


Crumbs spilled off the plate.
It marked something- progressive realization of something. And the end. Of I don't know what. Or was it the beginning of that? I don't know.
But something changed. Not in anything perceptible, in anything which can be seen. You wouldn't notice I suppose, if you looked at us. I think something changed within us, without leaving a mark outside of us. A realization of the never-ever-possible. Of a dead end, yet a blissful path to it. Of poetry, of beauty, of conversation and brilliance. But without practicality or compatibility. Of a beautiful picture which lacks in balance within and a frame without. Of perfection and its flaws.

If this doesn't make sense from the first sentence on, don't bother trying. It isn't meant for you then.

9 comments:

barty said...

Most certainly isn't for me then.

The only thing I have to say is that your shutter speed and ISO setting are quite off. Although the DSC-W50 doesn't have image stabilization, I am sure you could have put it on aperture priority or something. This slow a shutter speed in that sort of lighting caused it to get all blurry. I like the absence of the flash though.

Anonymous said...

Why desire balance, why desire anything at all when one can have such brilliance..maybe not too much or the soul may not be able to sustain it..but such beauty and such brilliance, they're worth it..

"I think something changed within us, without leaving a mark outside of us."

Did it? I dunno..some things never change..but i guess some others do

Bhavya said...

@ Barty- Err..I have no idea what you're talking about, my dear. I don't know what the ISO is, I have no idea what DSC-W50, and the only thing I remember about an aperture is the physics definition I had learnt. It's picasa-d, hence blurry :) Though I'd be eternaly grateful if you explained the terms to me.

@ Anonymous- It has. But I think more than change, some kinda major realization has dawned. I think I've understood a lot of things this vacation.

Hmm..yeah..brilliance. Like the music.

Anonymous said...

yeah like music..i thought u'd get the connect..

Anonymous said...

why cant i reach u on ne of ur nos???

Bhavya said...

@anon- yeah, I'm smart enough to get that connect, yaa!

barty said...

Ah, my dear, the DSC-W50, you SHOULD know, is the camera you shot this picture with (assuming you shot it :D). The ISO is the camera's gain (has standard values; 100, 200, 400, 800... 3200). Its how much the camera amplifies the light it gets - the higher the number the more the camera will react to light (higher is better at night) - the only minus of that is that it causes noise (where pixels are amplified so much that they are different from their original colour, somewhat like when you make your music too loud, it distorts). The aperture is really a measure of how wide open your lens is, but backwards. The smaller the f-number (5.6, 3.5, 2.8, etc) the larger your shutter is open, the more light gets in, the better picture at night. Larger aperture (smaller f-number) causes DOF (depth of field) which means whatever is in focus will be really in focus and everything else in from or behind will be out of focus. Finally, shutter speed - its how long the sensor is exposed to light and it needs to be longer in low light to account for the lack of light in the first place. And that my dear, is photography in a nutshell. Hope you put it to good use - because your frame composition is great, you just need to work on the camera part. :D

Bhavya said...

Ahaa..yeah I shot it. But I shot it with a cybershot. I suppose that's the model no. How on earth can you identify the model no. by looking at the pic?

Anonymous said...

Anyone can. It's all there in the picture properties. Camera model: DSC-W50. Equipment make: SONY. Focal length: 6.3 mm. F-number: F/2.8. Exposure time: 1/40 sec. Flash used: No.