Who Shot This Picture? (New Year Post)

Many people hold their little point-and-shoot camera at arm’s length and click the shutter button to take a self-portrait. But Real Photographers (especially those who shoot with digital SLRs) mount the camera on a tripod, set the 10-second timer, pre-focus, and then step into the picture to take a self-portrait, right?

Take a good look at the pic below. Does it look like a picture I would have taken?

Self Portrait

It was taken by Shraddha, who just held my 5D II and 24-70/2.8L combo at arm’s length and clicked. After 9 years of shooting with SLR cameras, I would have never done that… “only the center AF point is active, who knows what it’s locking on, you have to check the composition, yada yada yada”.

She got a great picture. You can see her grin, and you can see the open sky behind her in the convertible she’s riding in. Reflected in her sunglasses you can see the windshield of the car, and you can even see me driving it.

Thinking the way I normally do, I would have never got this shot. 🙂

In this coming year let’s resolve to keep it simple. Attempt new things light-heartedly. Think outside the box. So what if we fail?

Ah, it’s that time of year again. Time for new resolutions, etc. Time to hit the gym with a vengeance, eat healthy, and all that. Time most of all to start or re-start daily practice of sudarshan kriya and meditation… if you aren’t already doing it, that is. (And why wouldn’t you?)

Last year I promised to post on this blog at least once every month, and I did, except for May and June when I chose to be overwhelmed by the wedding and post-wedding travel. This year I shall post twice every month on this blog.

Over the last few weeks I’ve read several New Year messages. The simplest and most precious message for me is from Guruji, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Here’s the video of his talk on New Year’s eve, delievered in Germany. Do takethe time to watch it.

Happy New Year to all!

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2 Responses to Who Shot This Picture? (New Year Post)

  1. Nimish says:

    Great write-up and a very good message to think outside the box. New Year greetings to all!

  2. Vivek says:

    haha… nice thought… happy new year to both of you….

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