I Dont Have Many Memory Cards But I Shot As Much As I Could, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
And I Shoot RAW and JPEG
And I Shoot RAW and JPEG
Including me standing like a beggar against the rope they had put up and shooting the glory of a Mother Goddess .. I learnt humility on the periphery which had yet to reach the core of those who bought it here .
citta-bhāvanā, translated as "development of mind" or "development of consciousness."
kāya-bhāvanā, translated as "development of body."
mettā-bhāvanā, translated as the "cultivation" or "development of loving-kindness."
paññā-bhāvanā, translated as "development of wisdom" or "development of understanding."
samādhi-bhāvanā, translated as "development of tranquil-wisdom." It means the cultivation (bhavana) of a broad range of skills, covering everything from worldview, to ethics, livelihood and mindfulness.
In addition, in the Canon, the development (bhāvanā) of samatha-vipassana is lauded. Subsequently, Theravada teachers have made use of the following compounds:
samatha-bhāvanā, meaning the development of tranquility.
vipassanā-bhāvanā, meaning the development of insight.
The word bhavana is sometimes translated into English as 'meditation' so that, for example, metta-bhavana may be translated as 'the meditation on loving-kindness'. Meditation as a state of absorbed concentration on the reality of the present moment is properly called dhyana (Sanskrit; Pali: jhana) or samadhi.
Every young child boy had a mobile and was shooting pictures , thereby expressing hope stretching it beyond his mobile screen..
I always told my camera club guys that we should propagate photography in schools , adopt a school, teach the kids but than camera club culture has no place for dreamers and Kolkatta has some humongous camera clubs ..anyway I digress I moved a million light years away from camera clubs and their elitist Camelot ...
I sometimes give my camera to a beggar kid let him feel it let him click a picture thereby blessing my camera that showcases their pain ignominy of life ..
And the beggar kids were here at the beach in large numbers bathing in the waters purifying their tattered angst...
And here in Mumbai for bloggers like me shooting my backyard is a moment of introspection... and from the distant Mother divine watches me with a subtle smile..
And than somebody breaks the silence Bolo Ambe Mata ki Jai
And we are voyeurs following politics of Big Boss house of our nation , our politics is about sensationalism and the million cameras of the media.. and the conclusion chor ka bhai girakat...
No organization or NGO that come forward during Ganesh Visarjan could be seen for Durga Visarjan , hardly any lifeguard I did not notice any, and all I am saying people should come forwad to make this feast a community affair for everyone..
Bollywood with powerful Bengali Badshahs could do more , no First Aid on the beach, and the beach was total crass commercialization , beggars galore, a hand ful of cops on the beat on the beach itself.
But the Durga Immersion crowd is less unruly and peace prevailed ,and most of the boys assisting to put Durga in the waters for money were smelling of booze getting into fights with the peaceful Bengalis.
Having shot this auspicious moment since 8 yeas I am sure I know what I am talking about, I did not take pictures of the litter on the beach because I came to shoot Durga Visarjan and that ws my personal brief.. but it could be better organized by the civic authorities and more evenly lit up.. with makeshift tents ... with civic staff helping the processionists and more mobile toilets on the immersion end of the beach.
I am perhaps the only Muslim shooting Lalbaugh Chya Raja for over 20 years or more ,,thanks to Mr Sudhir Salvi head honcho of the Mandal.....