Friday, July 22, 2005

Marine Drive at Sunset

A glorious sunset at Marine Drive, on the way back from the British Library.

This guy was sitting there, silhouetted against the sky and the Drive itself, looking at this bird gliding past. I don't know if he wanted to be that bird, but I did think he was staring at it mighty wistfully, pensively... wishfully perhaps?


This one I'd like to be a little corny and call it "Strangers in the Sunset." Neither one has the faintest awareness of the other. Incredible, isn't it?


Bombay's beautiful, no?

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmm, well, I dont like saying this but... You ARE good with camera. Good work.

muah!!

Anonymous said...

Nice photos.... With this speed I think the photographer in you will coming out very soon... Keep posting more photos... :)

i-me-moi said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm incredible! isolated unison. united isolation. coupled with beauty that each experiences on his own. cool!

SaidBack said...

papparazzi! :D

Good shots. Do some more.

lakesidey said...

Exsssssellent. We misssesss Bombay, Precioussss, indeed we doesss....:(

You know, Extempore, if you start putting lovely photos like this on your blog you ought to change the title to "extemporanea"....what say?

Extempore said...

Thanks, both Anonymous-es!

@Sprechen: Glad you liked them! A quite a serendipitous thing really. Was in cab, came across the scene and didn't so much as get out of the cab! :)

@Peppered Soul: Papparazzi indeed! :P But thanks! Am glad you think so!

Extempore said...

Thanks Lakesidey! We try. Wait till the N75 next month - and I know I can't! :)

Srikar said...

Thanx a lot for such generous comments on my blog. I always try to post. But life in software profession is tough. So much so that I have to atleast put in 80 hrs. a week! It gets really tiring to o any creative writing after so much of work.

Yeah, that poem along with the photo was written by me. I thought the photo was too blan. So I somehow wrote a poem fitting the picture.

btw, this picture of your's is well thought out. You got the position, timing right but you should have used a flash. I'm not preaching, just sharing my experiences...

Srikar said...
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Srikar said...

I made some spelling mistakes in the previous comment. So one more to make amends...


Yeah, that poem along with the photo was written by me. I thought the photo was too bland. So I somehow wrote a poem fitting the picture. Was it that bad??

Extempore said...

Srikar!! I told you on your blog, it was good! I disagree that the photo was banal but that's only my opinion. I did try using a flash and the results weren't to good. The lighting, as I see it, is more a part of the alone-ness of the guy sitting there. Or at least that's the way I saw it! :)

lakesidey said...

Hey kid how are you? Tried to call you but couldn't get through....hope you're not all quenched by the rain?

SaidBack said...

What's the rainfall scene in bbay now?

singingcrayon said...

I like your view of the world :)

Extempore said...

@Peppered Soul and Lakesidey: All ok... slowly limping back to normal.

@singingcrayon: Thanks! Am glad someone thinks so. And come by again.

Yours Truly...Conman said...

You can do better, i think. I think the photos are absolutely horrendous.
or maybe it's just Mumbai!!

Again - author said...

PS:
Completely flipped for your very first post though...
Will keep visiting to read you.

wanderer said...

Thanks for understanding. You have just the right mix of kind of music, books, melancholia and mumbai that I always feel drawn towards. So, ofcourse I will visit again.

./w

Extempore said...

@Conman: Thanks for opinion. And am glad you liked the first post. Apart from the obvious sentimental reason (that it is my first post), I thought it was well writen too! :))

Extempore said...

@Wanderer: Thanks! Went back and read some more of your poems! Utterly and absolutely wonderful. Should have spent some time with you at the Coffee Shack, one thinks! :)

wanderer said...

You are too kind. I have more or less stopped writing. 2004 was over productive and poetry left me a year after. How do you know of the Shack?

./w

Extempore said...

Wanderer: You and I have met! Lakesidey didn't tell you about me, though you must have got the link from his blog. I now live in the fear of not having made a good impression the first time and risking whatever you now think! :))

Am wondering if I should keep you guessing... oh the devilry of it all! As I am sure you can tell, I am quite pleased with myself. :))

And I wouldn't be too sure about "more or less stopped writing." I started this after more than two years of not putting pen to paper. I like to think I am doing a decent job. And as Lakesidey hasten to assure you, kind is not a word one can use to describe me! :)

wanderer said...

Well, then we can start guessing. Is it a boy or a girl?

./w

Extempore said...

ROFL!!! Whaddya think? :)) And yes, there is a right answer!

wanderer said...

If you think there ever is a right answer, you must be a girl. Well, that still does not tell me much because lakeside used to be seen with a different girl every day.

He paid me to say that.

./w

wanderer said...

Well, is this Sush then? I guess she's the only lady I met via Lakesidey as far as I remember.

./w

Extempore said...

No no! Not Sush. And the right answer one was supposed to let you know which general direction to go in. :)! And given you boys at the Insti, I am not surprised he did indeed pay you!! :))

wanderer said...

Umm, no idea. I give up easy when it comes to guessing. :)

./w

Extempore said...

Please don't hate me for this but ask Lakesidey. He'll tell you. :))

wanderer said...

No way! Either you tell me, or we stay strangers.

./w

Extempore said...

There is a reason I have a posting name no? I'd tell you, just not here! Christ, I feel the proverbial tease! :))

lakesidey said...

Have you two *quite* finished maligning my name yet?

Wanderer, just for that, I shall _not_ tell you who extempore is.

And I have indeed started earning (just) but that still doesn't mean I would pay you to say stuff like that. The truth should be free!

....though in my current location, I would settle for even one girl to roam with ;) I am yet to spot one of remotely near my age within several miles (literally!!)

isis said...

@extempore:
Oh God, this banter between you and wanderer is hilarious! I'm laughing my head off. Ideally, this is how a romance should develop, yeah?