For some reason I love taking photographs with night light than during day light. That moments when the shutter clicks open, capturing the light rays coming in from all directions, I tend to ecstatically look around for entirely different perspective. Sometimes even going back to the historical events that have taken place in the past, makes compositing much more challenging yet rewarding.

Land of Illusions

Whether be it in a crowded place or just a serene place where no one’s around, my mind flashes a lot of questions about the place I’m shooting when I go long on my shutter release. It allows me to re-access my position, identify the traversing rays of light in my frame and how I can better capture the geometry of trailing lights. Somewhere a sudden breeze of cold winds bought to me the documentary film I watched long ago, ‘Roshini – Ray of light’ directed by  Anshul Adhikari & Nazneen Bhatia. Roshini lives in the ‘Land of Gods’ known as Dev Bhoomi and has only one dream; to travel to the ‘Land of Illusions’, which as per the film is Maya Nagari popularly known as Mumbai City. When the sound of the shutter flicked to close, I watch in awe all the frozen motion of light rays that got captured and it seldom take me to the Land of illusions. Depicting very clearly a vision that is yet to be unveiled. Well, thats creativity, in the place where works of famous artists and architects, such as Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Bernini, Bramante and Raphael flourished; creative visions has no bounds.

Flavian Amphitheatre

Looking at the image, a blurred vision emerged and off in a flick of a second, herd of horses running towards the Colosseum which apparently were Gladiators entering to prepare for their battle in the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium; Italian: Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo)

It is also fascinating to see people stopping by and watch what the heck am I doing. It was a very short trip to Rome. And the best thing I enjoyed is drive from Milan to Pisa to Rome. I didn’t get much time to explore Rome so little did I embrace the vast beauty that Rome has to offer. I may hit back any time again for the love of this city.