Saturday, August 29, 2015

One that safeguards

I am not an ardent street photographer, but I like that genre which captures the subtle impressions of day-to-day life.

I happened to be in one of the popular streets of Bengaluru that still maintains the old Bangalore charm in the way it appears and operates - Avenue Road. A paradise for book lovers where one can find all sorts of new and used books. It is a pretty long road and on the other half it transforms into a silver and ornamental jewellery market. The busy and bustling street during the day begins its morning with a relatively calm tone. I was there in those hours this time. I had been to that street many times earlier but not for photography but for the books. But this time I went to see how the day begins there.

After the initial few shots one thing caught my attention. A lock. Nice and old it was. Sitting on a contrastingly bright grill. I made an image of that. Then suddenly I started seeing so many of them all around! One by one, they were all different! They all had different features and characters. They were in various shades and shapes. Some looked like they had attitude and some were looking somber! Some were completely rusted and some were fantastically shiny! There were so many of them with so much different from each other. But they were all there for one common reason. That was the reason of their very existence - Safeguarding. They were all united by this one common reason. Thoughts were running into my mind and I decided to make some images before the day no longer needs them!

It was an interesting time for me. Let me see when I can be there again!



Raksha Bhat said...

Hi,I absolutely loved the compositions, not everyone has an eye for such things, impressed! :-)

Ashwini Kumar Bhat said...

Thanks Raksha! :)

Kalyan Varma said...

Nice one Ashwin.

Ashwini Kumar Bhat said...

Thanks Kalyan! Good to see you here! :)

shivaprakash said...

subtle impressions well depicted; reminds me of various types of 'namaskara' to lord Ganapa.