Thursday, June 09, 2005

The Flower

photograph of Flower & quote by gerard in the sudasudacoffee photoblog

Quote:   Each flower is a soul blossoming out to nature
Author: Gerard de Nerval
Photographer: Dheepak Ra

So here is the weekend challenge. Can you guess as to when or where this image was shot? Most of the answer is already available in my blog. However lets see as to who is the first person who can either find/guess it.

[Hint: Its in Hyderabad only.....]

Will announce the solution in my next post. Wish you all a nice week end while I start on another outstation trip this weekend.

- Dheepak Ra

23 Comments:

Blogger Nupur said...

That sure is a pretty pic!
And sorry mate... I have no idea where this pic would have been taken.. been in Hyd only once in my life 2yrs ago.

Thanks for dropping by my blog though! I shall see you around..

6/09/2005 8:15 PM  
Anonymous Amarjeet said...

Going floral i see

This is a flower of the variety peonies - of japanese origin - where it was shot & so forth couldnt say - in ramoji film city perhaps?

6/09/2005 8:48 PM  
Anonymous lakshmi said...

Ramoji film city .....

Nice Picture...

6/09/2005 9:39 PM  
Blogger Neel Arurkar said...

Ramoji Film City was what I was going to say. But someone just beat me at it

6/09/2005 10:13 PM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

Are the distractions in the frame purposely shot?

There is a broken stem (towards the left) and a pvc pipe or something where the quote ends.

They take away viewer attention and natural feel.

6/09/2005 10:19 PM  
Blogger Art said...

me too thought of Ramoji film city... but then ppl have already guessed it :)
Nice pic though.... But the light on the flower is too bright...

6/09/2005 10:24 PM  
Blogger WA said...

Pretty picture. Never been to Hyderabad, so no idea :(

6/09/2005 11:28 PM  
Blogger Eroteme said...

Nice pic. Nice quote.
I dunno where it could be. A park? Near some building?
Have a great weekend! Hope you get us more pics on this trip!!

6/09/2005 11:40 PM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

Thanks Nupur, neither do I know Hyd much. I have been there only twice till date. All the best for your exams.

Amarjeet,
Its a pleasant surprise to see you down here. Thanks for the info - I had attended one session on Flower arrangement conducted in our office. So I have just scratched the surface. Interesting hobby but not captivating enough.

Thanks Lakshmi but I am afraid you are off the mark.

Neel, be content that somebody prevented you from making a wrong guess :-)

Patrick
Thanks a lot for some usefull comments/reviews. The lighting in this snap was natural - no flash. If I have to avoid the broken stem then I will have to change the angle and the lighting wasnt the same. Finally I thought of cropping the image to show only the flower but somehow this snap felt better than cropped one. BTW I am learning with each comment and suggestion.

Arathi, Lighting is one of the toughest things to master I guess. Still I shot this more bcoz of the uniqe lighting. It is bright but it seemed different. I was just experimenting with it - so please bear with me.

Thanks Uma, can u guess the time atleast and the spot - indoor or outdoor?

Eorteme, thanks a lot. Keep guessing.

6/10/2005 12:24 AM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

Let me add some more details:
This one is not from Ramoji film city. And I cant expect you to guess the exact location. What I wanted you all to give it a try is the general settings (indoor/outdoor etc), the lighting (which I have admitted is natural) and the time period.

6/10/2005 12:32 AM  
Blogger Enchant said...

Nice quote any nice pic.
any way u can find it any where and the time might be evening.
its seem that everybody want to catch the thing in very short span of time.

6/10/2005 12:48 AM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

Enchant, If you have a blog, please leave the url behind. Will let you know the details soon.

6/10/2005 12:54 AM  
Blogger monu said...

hey, your idea is novel, the pics and little quotes, do the pics inspire the quotes or vice versa?

6/10/2005 5:26 AM  
Anonymous Tarun said...

Nice Pic.
I guess its a night shot, probably an outside one, with a bright (street) lamp shinning above this flower !

6/10/2005 6:44 AM  
Blogger kaleidoscope said...

Is it some kinda show piece with spot light on it.

6/10/2005 8:00 AM  
Blogger niki yokota said...

nice pic!! i cant figure it out~~(>_<) u too have a nice weekend!!

6/11/2005 1:13 AM  
Blogger Smyta said...

Nice pict of the flower..But I have never been to HYD..so I wont have a clue whatsoever as to where it was shot:(

Ask easy questions please :( :( :(

Joy etc.,

Smyta

6/11/2005 7:15 AM  
Blogger anubhav said...

me too never been to hyderabad...I see u love a lot of travelling...get some pics

6/11/2005 2:28 PM  
Blogger Eroteme said...

Oye! Me too. I am also not from Hyderabad!! Gimme easy questions! ;-) Tell me that it is in Bombay or Madras and I will guess it. Is it really from Hyd. or are you sending us on a wild goose chase? :-))

6/11/2005 7:21 PM  
Blogger Akruti said...

Well,i am from Hyderabad but no idea where such a beautiful flower is:)The lighting says it can be in a glasshouse or in the backyard of a house,i can be entirely wrong but just a guess:)Somehow id dosnt feel it was from an open place,it must be from a very closed place:)
wonderful choice of pictures,i checked almost every picture here.

6/12/2005 12:23 PM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

Monu, Thanks a lot. Previously it was the quote inspiring the pictures. But with 40% of the pictures being sent by the readers themselves, I am picking a quote for the snap.

Tarun, Welcome to the blog. Is this my batchmate from ES? Though you are off the mark in the guess.

Kaleidoscope,
Apart from Eroteme, yours is the only other id which I manage to consistently spell it wrong. Anyway you almost got it right. It can be called as a showpiece but "spot light" isnt exactly right.

Niki, Thanks I had a nice weekend. Hope you did too.

Smyta,
Dont worry I am not asking any more questions.

Anubhav,
You are right. Even before this blog started I used to love travelling. Now with the added hobby of photography, travelling seems pretty exciting.

Eroteme, You are the only who is in Hyderabad. But still I didnt expect anyone to come out with an exact location.

Akruti,
Thanks for dropping by. A glance at your blog, showed that you write pretty well. That forces me to put your blog in the queue, so that I can read it in leisure. You are right that its in a close space alright.

6/12/2005 9:28 PM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

Thanks for all your comments and guesses. Well here goes the answer - this was shot in a church around 3pm before the actual wedding of my lecturer.

There was this flower in a stand along the pathway inside the church hall. No lights were switched on and it was pretty dark inside. But there was this streak of light coming through the ventilator. Coincidentally it fell right on this flower and I couldnt resist snapping it up.

As far as clues are concerned, the timestamp is stored in EXIF header of the image (I didnt remove it). As far as the location, I had mentioned in the baejaar blog, that I had been only to three places in Hyd - museum, Ramoji film city and the marriage. By elimination, this might have been pretty easy guess.

Anyway thanks a lot to all of you and particularly to Patrick for his feedback.

6/12/2005 9:35 PM  
Blogger Eroteme said...

Naaah! I suppose we didn't want to spoil the pleasure of you telling us the exact location ;-)

6/12/2005 11:02 PM  

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