Monday, July 9, 2012


The Garden of life: the fate of a rose




The flowers blossom in the garden, unaware of what future holds. Some are     picked, commercialized and delivered as desired.


   Fulfilling human wishes to their best…





The moment of happiness is not forever and so is their life. The fate of the dried flowers is never known. They might be thrown away heartlessly somewhere or…


  may be preserved to be cherished forever!




Unconvinced and unsure of what the future holds...
In that garden far away my story unfolds...

I grow, I blossom until I am made a souvenir...
In their hands I dwell and in their smiles sincere.

I ain’t no eternal, I wither, vanish and descend...
Some hurl me out in filth to die, others preserve me without end!







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40 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL POST....:)

    All the best for the contest ahead....

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  2. Did I see roses in all the pictures... or did I not?

    Digital cameras have done a great dis-service to genuine b/w photography with its flowing tones and controlled textures... it is so easy to open photoshop and with one click convert dizzying colours into gray-scale!

    Is this what we mean by b/w photography?

    Arvind Passey
    www.passey.info

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    1. Purnendu's post below explains it all. Your comments have deep insight, nice to connect. :)

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  3. Arvind,

    The different shades in B/W photography did not come with Digital Camera. Before the advent of Digital cameras, photographers were able to achieve different shades / effects in b/w photography using different kind of films/ different chemicals and / or different filters/ exposures.

    Coming to this set of photographs- none of them have been put on Photoshop. However, the photographs have been post processed and post processing is as important to photography as clicking the shutter is.

    In the age of digital cameras even if the photographs were taken in b/w mode, it would just mean bringing down Saturation to zero.

    Thanks
    Purnendu

    PS: There are Roses in all the pictures. This set has gone through Quality assurance.

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    1. Thanks for sharing knowledge, the detailed explanation would surely benefit the readers. :)

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    2. I loved you reply Purnendu...Brilliantly said.

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    3. I loved you reply Purnendu...Brilliantly said

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  4. I loved the plot..and Lol@ QA :)

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  5. Such is the fate of roses, beautifully told. Best of luck :)

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    1. Glad you liked it. Thanks Ghazala. :)

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  6. Beautiful concept Purnendu! Thanks for blessing this!!!

    Someone is Special

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    1. @Saravana- Thanks for the appreciating the concept, good to know that it conveys the message. :)

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    2. :D Swatee - Sorry for the mess with the name. I've the habit of reading the comments after reading the post, and that's pretty much the reason for the confusion.

      Beautiful concept! Great Clicks!

      Keep clicking and writing!

      Someone is Special

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  7. I love your concept of telling the story of roses. And the click with the rose within the pages of the book is my favourite. Nice clicks!

    Best of luck from Kolkata Knight Writers! :)

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    1. Thanks Sudeshna. That's my personal favourite too! :)
      All the best to Kolkata Knight Writers!

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  8. Hi Swati Di this is awesome! Brilliant photographs to go with beautiful thoughts. Glad that you participated in photography...got to know about your hidden talent. All the best di.

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    1. Thanks so much Anu! you are a sweetheart! :)

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  9. Hi di! Brilliant stuff! Only a beautiful person like you could come up with something so simple yet awe-inspiring.
    Lots of love and best wishes,
    Anukriti

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    1. These lovely words especially coming from you mean a lot to me.
      Loads of love and good wishes always!

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  10. I dont understand the technicalities of photography at all but i can appreciate something beautiful when i see it Swatee :) the story of roses is so beautifully woven in your clicks! i loved it, especially the last one where they are "preserved to be cherished forever" :)
    Kudos to you and all the best!! :)

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    1. That's one of the sweetest comment i've ever had! Thanks so much.. the last one is my favorite too. :)

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  11. Awesome post! Beautiful Pics:) Loved the poetry at the end
    Good Luck from Delhi Sutras

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    1. Thanks a lot Akanksha! Read a couple of your posts, I could so relate to Thursday Thirteen!! good one! :)

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  12. brilliant pics....i love clickin flowers n have always done it by taking their colourful appearnc in account never even tried clickin flowers in b/w mode...but aftr this i ll surely do it 4 sure...i loved the theme...spl the part stating their turn souvenirs of memories and r cherishd 4evr...:)...lovely entry n best of luck 4 the contest...:)

    p.s. i did read a commnt stating " it is so easy to open photoshop and with one click convert dizzying colours into gray-scale! "....i would just like to mention photo editing in itslf is also n art u over do it it messes with the authenticity of the pic and u underdo it it is completely evident n steals the charm of the pic...n not all cams r dslrs or nor does everyone carry a digicam around the neck all the time u might get a really nice view wen u r walkin around n would like to click it wid ur mobile cam of say 2 mp which is ur only option but u can enhance it a bit later using photoshop n its no crime its still photography if ur pic can convey wat u thought of wen u 1st saw it...n btw again using adobe photoshop is no piece of a cake...so i kinda appreciate pics tat have been edited properly widout tampering much wid the original look...:)

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  13. Wonderful post with great words throughout... Really loved the poetry at the end. Good Luck and All the Best for IBL.

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  14. The folds and unfolds of life ... loved the fragrance ... the flow of words ....

    ~Best Wishes~

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  15. The folds and unfolds of life ... the flow of words ... the aroma ...
    Loved it.....

    ~Best Wishes~

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  16. An autobiography of a beautiful life lived for others! Excellent message!

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  17. Nice photographs. came across your blog through WUC..

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