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Natural Gaze

Though nature’s been the muse of many shutterbugs,at the photo exhibition “Drishtikon 2011”,the treatment is a tad different.

Written by ShevetaBhatia | Published: October 9, 2011 12:16:30 am

Though nature’s been the muse of many shutterbugs,at the photo exhibition “Drishtikon 2011”,the treatment is a tad different. While canvas has replaced some of the traditional frames here,it’s through various photography techniques that the natural beauty has been accentuated. If one frame,titled Fragrant Flames,zooms in on flowers using the panning technique,Struggle for Peace freezes a fast tide by reducing the shutter speed. The exhibition has traveled to Chandigarh from the India Habitat Centre,New Delhi. Ludhiana-based photographers,Ranjodh Singh and TPS Sandhu,who have organised the show,feel it’s another step towards promoting photography as fine art.

The works are a collection of frames capturing scenic beauty from Rajasthan,Leh,California,Holland and Sri Lanka. A photograph,Yoga and Meditation,has two birds perched in front of a water body,while Memories of Midnight captures the darkness on a fading moon night. “The idea is to bring together the bright side and the sadness of nature,” says Sandhu. In Game of Light,where light on a railing forms an artistic impression on the ground. With 43 prints in total,this is the ninth photography exhibition of the duo.

The exhibition is on at Punjab Kala Bhawan,Sector 16,till October 10

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