Winter is coming

Winter is coming by Anuradha Sarup on 500px.com

 

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Some colours from September in grey November

Fishing for colour by Anuradha Sarup on 500px.com

It’s been almost a week of grey foggy weather. This photograph from September was my mood tonic

 

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Of sunsets and endings

Cyprus Edit by Anuradha Sarup on 500px.com

From a recent trip to the alluring island with its intriguing mix of Asia, Europe and a hint of Africa. A heady combination of blue-green sea, sun soaked shores and ancient history. So ancient it’s the stuff of mythology.

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Delhi. Faces. Places.

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Delhi, the city rose and fell 6 times.
This is its 7th incarnation.
On the streets of Delhi you can see glimpses from all its pasts.
Alive in the places. Alive on the faces.
This week’s feature on my website, a collection of photographs the Delhi I know and love.
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When Skies dance

Over the Easter week we were in Finland. A land of intense cold and high snow piles. By March end, the sun had reappeared and daytime mean sunshine. While nights were still dark. Which meant we could see the Auroras as they danced across the skies. So bright even a bright full moon could not pale them out.
Here’s my first ever attempt at time-lapse shooting and processing, in a hope to share with you the excitement, enchantment and enjoyment of the sight. Please excuse the at-times shakiness 🙂

The present and the past

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From a trip into Graz yesterday with only my phone to shoot with. At the Kunsthause, I found this shot.
Representative, I think, for the city.

Perfect happiness

The quiet, rare joy of enjoying the work of an artist previously not known.
Hans Robert Pippal

In a medium that’s my particular favourite and quite uncommon.
Pastel

To top it further was the subject depicted.
Streets of Vienna from the late 20th century. Vital and vibrant.

Vienna, 8th district. Theater in the Josef Strasse in Winter. ca 1975 Albertina, Vienna ©Bildrecht, Vienna, 2016

There is a special fragile quality of paintings from the 1970s , 80s and 90s.

Artists were facing a challenge from photography like never before. Painting had not found its new space that it has today in the 2010s.

As art became more abstract and non-representative, paintings like these, masterly in their confidence and skill, depicting reality as it was, yet more than just a capture of the scene, were rare. A treasure for the viewer today.