Crow on the fence

White light diffracts to give all the major colours.

Here three colours intersect on the black crow.

Sony Alpha 6400

Kannagi Nagar Art District, Thoraipakkam, Chennai


Another Accident

Fallen tree

On the heels of the Thanjavur temple chariot tragedy, a minor accident happened in our neighbourhood. A large tree branch had fallen and was almost blocking a road junction. Witnesses say that a construction machinery of a private contractor had knocked down a big branch of the tree.

I am sure a tree cutting squad will come and unscientifically prune the tree, leaving it to suffer further trauma.

Face Lift

Queen Mary’s College

The wall of Queen Mary’s College is receiving a facelift.

The painting seems to be appropriate as it merges with the background foliage. Hope they maintain it. Shot from the opposite sidewalk.

Hope they also remove all the political other graffiti on some of the other city walls.

Youth Hostel

The footpath is the hostel for this youth.

Shot with Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Forever Feminine and the Macho Male

Forever Feminine

A macho man poses as the caption on the graffiti reads in Tamil, ” Endrendrum Penmai” (Forever Feminine).

Ezhil Nagar / Kannagi Nagar resettlement colony. Now a designated Art District.

Portrait from Art District

Wall paintings

From Kannagi Nagar, a resettlement colony. Now an Art District.

Shot on Sony Alpha 6400 E 18-135mm 3.5 – 5.6 OSS

f/5.0, 1/250, ISO 100

Levels and perspective adjusted on Lightroom.

Permission for Clicking

A wayside salon

While taking the pictures of people during photowalks, it is a good idea to request their permission. The request may be explicit but more often it is through subtle body language – a smile, a nod or a finger pointing to the camera. In most cases, people love to have their pictures taken. Only a few deny us the pleasure.

Last Sunday, in Kannagi Nagar, we had taken the tacit approval of this hairdresser and his client. While we were shooting, a tough-looking guy challenged us. We told him that we have the approval of the subjects. He said that he is the owner of the shop (a tattered lean-to shed) and he doesn’t want pictures taken. Suspecting something, we took a tough stand. Finally, he softened and admitted that he was not the owner but was only trying to protect an old man who had put up the shed without authorisation. Any media publicity would adversely affect the old man. We assured him that no such harm will come to the owner because of us and walked away. In any case, the shed had enough photos of the CM and party leaders for protection.

From The Chennai Photowalk Retrowalk #75

Vying for Attention

Kannagi Nagar Art Village

Humans, pups and murals vie for attention at the Kannagi Nagar Art Village, Chennai

From the Chennai Photowalk Retrowalk #75

Shot with Sony A 6400 f/5.0; 1/100; ISO 100

Sony E 18-135 OSS @ 18 mm

Good Friday and Vishu

Wishing for Peace and Prosperity for all!

The Tricycle is his Throne.


From the Mada Streets of Mylapore, Chennai.