LEISURELY WANDERINGS: FROM MY WEB VISITS COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS – 2018

In our young hey days, one of the biggest attraction to visit our local Library (M J Library, Ahmedabad) was to have look the latest issue of LIFE. Here is one issue that is still fresh in the deep recesses of my memory –

Credit: LIFE Magazine Launched 80 Years Ago. Here’s How It Covered History  ║TIME |LIFE

I now take unplanned, random, search for websites that would be primarily focusing on photographs as the subject. In a recent search, there were a few photographs that interested me. Presently, I would like to share these photographs here:

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Portrait photography has been accorded a valuable space in the field of photographic art.

Credit: JINGNA ZHANG | The Most Famous Portrait PHOTOGRAPHERS OF 2018Berify

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Travel photography spans the interests of amateurs  as well commercial and art photography professionals.

Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala: Close to 4,000 people were evacuated from their homes in November when Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted, spewing ash and lava.

Credit: The world’s best travel photos of 2018 ║ CNN Travel

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Nature photography has always been a matter of adventure and challenge for the professional photographers.

Mitch Dobrowner has captured one such surreal experience of a maamatus storm here.

Mammatus. “Bolton, Kansas.” #  © Mitch Dobrowner, USA, Shortlist, Professional, Natural World & Wildlife (2018 Professional competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Credit: The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards ║ The Atlantic

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Street Photography has now reached a stage of a powerful medium that delivers a specific message as well.

Amena, 20. She has grown up on footpaths since childhood, and she used to pass time at night in different parks throughout the city. But now she cannot sleep in parks due to a government prohibition. So, she either sleeps on road dividers or in roundabouts. This photo was taken in the Love Lane area of Chattogram. © SOWRAV DAS, Bangladesh

Credit: 2018 Street Photography Awards ║ Lens Cuture

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Photographs of objects from cosmos can also have value as an object of art, apart from its inherent value as a scientific data !

The Bubble Nebula, also known as NGC 7635, is an emission nebula located 8 000 light-years away. This stunning new image was observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to celebrate its 26th year in space.

The Bubble Nebula, also known as NGC 7635, is an emission nebula located 8 000 light-years away. This stunning new image was observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to celebrate its 26th year in space.

Credit:  NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team ║Top 100 Images – Hubble Space Telescope

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Silhouette photography is no more a simple outlined object which appears dark, normally black, against a bright, normally a strong source of light, background.

Jody SticcaPhoto by Jody Art

CrediT: Breath-taking Silhouette Photography: 23 Incredible Photos ║ Light Stalking

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The presence of mind of photographer, coupled with  his immaculate technical expertise, can turn a moment in to an iconic shot.

Photojournalist Richard Drew’s iconic image remains that of a man falling from the World Trade Center towers after the September 11 attacks. Known as The Falling Man, the image provides a powerful commentary on the attack-

Credit: World Photography Day 2018: Some iconic photographs over the years ║ The Indian Express

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These are the findings of just a few, random, not-so-deep dives in the big ocean of photography. Does it give me an idea to make such visits more regular and systematic in 2019! Not inclined to make New Year resolution at this stage, but, certainly, to me at least this is worth its while, so would like to be more frequent, to begin with.

Disclaimer: This is to unequivocally acknowledge the copy rights of the respective original creator for the photographs presented here, with no commercial interest whatsoever..  Thank you all.

Author: ASHOK M VAISHNAV

In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging! One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems. So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation. At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships. I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator. And yet, The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

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