The place where Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
The man behind the camera is what matters when shooting photos, they say. If that is so then the man (or woman) needs to be inspired when he sees something. Every city has its bad sides, so cannot blame Chennai alone. But so far I have not been able to catch Chennai's good spots- some that I tried, like Madras University which has a British Structure is not easy to shoot because of the trees hiding it. The Marina beach which is a good spot does not look good in a photo because of too much glare whenever I went.. as this place should be shot in early hours I think.....so the only photos that I liked are from above..
Frankly Speaking. My regrets to all Chennai Lovers, I cannot bring myself to be Diplomatic enough to say Chennai os good! Sorry, Sirs and Madams. If you do not like my saying this, please don't blame me, blame you Govt, or whoever else is responsible for the squalor and the traffic jams and the debris lying on the roadsides, absence of footpaths, slow construction work creating further confusion ! Certainly I do not see Chennai as a photogenic face... unless some can point me to some areas which I am sure I am yet to visit...
Till that time I think Chennai looks good from far only!!
But I am also linking a blog which will give you better ideas about Chennai since it is from someone living at Chennai. I am also following this blog now to see if it can inspire me to shoot some good photographs about Chennai. As you know unless you are inspired real photography cannot happen. Hopefull this blog will change me. It does carry lots of good information about chennai and gives a different perspective.
India is a place of Textiles. In ancient times we had muslin. Forget the History. I am not here to bore anyone with history. Why should I when there are so many sites. blogs etc to tell you about them. I am just putting up some pictures.
Here is a typical saree showroom at Kancheepuram, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. It shows you how silk sarees are made in their machines, the silk Cocoons, and how they are sold in complete comfort with the salesperson's glib talking!! LOL!!