Hema Narayanan  

Hide and Seek by Hema Narayanan

September 2020 - Hide and Seek

About the Image(s)

India just saw the biggest of festivals last month in the form of "Ganesha Chaturthi" - Ganesh is considered the Lord of the Beginnings. There is a beautiful story behind how this Hindu God got an elephant's tusker, but I shall reserve that for another time:). I wanted to compose such that I could showcase the details on the face of one of the statues, and made it seem like it is hiding behind the other and also gave breathing space on the other half. Shot at the Pottery town of Bangalore, the camera settings were F/1.8, ISO 200 and shot with a 50 mm prime.

4 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Lovely colours that go well against the diffused background. I know a little about the story and that the elephant is revered in India. Interesting composition and well seen and the main statue is lovely and sharp and framed by the nearest statue. I find the green at the lower part a bit distracting?   Posted: 09/09/2020 16:24:25

Janet McLaughlin   Janet McLaughlin
Interesting shot, Hema! I like how sharp the main subject is in contrast to the surrounding statues. I think I would crop out a bit of the right hand side, as I don't think all that yellow is necessary.   Posted: 09/12/2020 09:46:26

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Hema, an interesting description that gives the picture context and interest. I would find the photograph even more appealing with the parts out of focus to the rear of the elephant.   Posted: 09/12/2020 16:14:51

Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
The detail in the sharpest part of the image is very lovely. My yoga instructor often references Ganesha. I do find the yellow and very bright part of the image, just in the center a bit distracting. I wonder how this might look in a square crop?   Posted: 09/16/2020 19:44:03


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