Photography Society of Madras

Humbled !

My visit to Chennai was great, but what I saw and learnt there was even greater!

After spending time at the Beach with Bhaskar when I finally reached the ne premises of the Photographic Society of Madras I was welcomed by room full of eager photographers who were waiting for my lecture.

When the time for me to speak came I began with how I felt, and all I felt at that time standing in front of the photographers who’s ages ranged from the late teens to those who were nearly senior citizen was HUMBLED!

It was amazing to see how all these folks had come together to run what has come to be a functional and very successful Photographic Society.

Though the society does have a legacy over a century and a half yet its current form and live is a result of the work of its present members who have come together to give it the live it now has.

We must all watch out for the annual salon among other events that the society organizes

When you have the time you can also check out their website :

For those of you living in Chennai well don’t think twice, this is a society worth joining.

Top Right: During the Slide show

Top Left: Breakfast: Pongal-Vada with Ramana (missing in the shot)

Bottom Right: Lecture at the new premises of the Society


Cant seem to come up with a better name for the moment, so its going to be called peace. We've all seen images of cats and dogs living in peace and harmony, they don't always fight!

Last weekend I was invited to Chennai (Madras) to give a lecture at the Photography Society of Madras when for the first time i visited Tamilnadu.

On a visit to a temple we had to leave our shoes before we entered and thats where i was drawn to the caretaker only to find that more interesting spectacle hid behind him. I was amused to see the pets on the chairs, but more so by their evident suspicion (or was it displeasure) when i photographed their master. (I don't know if they were just being protective or were they plain jealous?)

The shallow depth of field of the 2.8 lens gave me just what i was looking for.

And before any one asks me, NO i did not want to them both in focus!