Sunday, March 11, 2012

Guest 3- meet Swastik

As I told you before,I'll be posting guest posts till my exams are done with.
Here is our 3rd guest on the blog. Meet Swatik Pal , a batch mate and an brilliant photographer.
His name is a very interesting one. It is taken from the sacred Hindu symbol of the "Swastika" which is used in its clockwise form for evoking the goddess "Shakti". It was also infamously used as the Nazi symbol in Germany.
Coming to the person he is,Swastik is the most talkative guy I have known in my life with a freaky intuition which really scares me at times. For example, his eyes will immediately sense something is wrong with me even when most others(including some really good friends) around me won't sense any abnormality :P He calls it his "photographer's sixth sense" and I totally believe it :D I fondly call him the "hedgehog" , I believe all hair strands on his head have life of their own, which run in every direction possible making him look exactly like a hedgehog (and hence the name). The best thing about his photos are that every time I see a pic,I get to know something new. His pictures have taught me more about the city I live in than what I saw it myself.
No more talks,lets get to some photos he has happily agreed to share with us all :)
Say hello to Swastik and his cam :D

This is Kolkata's Shyambazar 5 point crossing, one of the busiest in the city. Notice the trademark Netaji statue in the background. 

This pic is named "The traveler" but I think "Reflections" suits it better. What do you think suits it better?

This is my fave pic of the lot. Why? Coz it was dedicated to me :D

This is a shot of the sunset at Baghbazar. Love the play of colors in the sky. The best thing about this pic is,it isn't photoshopped.

This was snapped at the Koley Market,Sealdah. It is one of Asia's largest wholesale vegetable market.

This is a snap of Tiretta Bazaar,Kolkata. It is the only original Chinese market in India. It is a  morning breakfast market which dissolves before 8 am everyday.

In my last guest post here I had introduced Saptashwa . He has happily sent me a pic he took to put up here. 
This photograph reminds me of so many festivals-Diwali,the festival of light celebrated by Hindus and Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. I have no idea when and where this pic was taken but those colorful lights take my heart away.
Saptashwa has agreed to re-feature here(yay!!)...so keep glued for more stuffs written by him.

Thank you so much Swastik and Saptashwa for sharing your photographs with us.
So, did you like the pictures?? What are your opinions about them?? Tell me in the comments.

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos!! You have such talented friends, Swarnali :-). My fav pics are the honey bee one and the last one. Amazing!!

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    1. The honeybee one is super special coz it was dedicated to me. The two you mentioned are my faves too :)

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  2. the photos are amazing. he is really talented

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    1. He sure is talented...am so glad you are back :D

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  3. I love these pictures. They all seem to tell a story.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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    1. Exactly,thats what makes his pics so special.

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  4. Each pic says a story of its own

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  5. Wow what beautiful photography. I LOVE the traveler photo. I think both titles suit it well. It could be the Dreaming Traveler too - he could be dreaming of where he wants to go, or where he has been...and the reflections could be his dream.

    Lovely photos.

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    1. Yeah dreaming traveller should be perfect...thanks :)

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  6. nice content! :)
    and the idea of guests at your posts! :)

    Facebook buddies:)
    Love from Bindigasm

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    1. thank yo so much. You can also be a guest at my blog if you want,I'll be too glad to feature you. Mail me at swarnali.1825@gmail.com

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  7. Wonderful snaps :)
    amazing works.. keep going yaar
    wishes :)
    Dee..

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  8. superb!!!!
    mind charming
    no more words<3

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    1. Thanks a bunch Aish, am glad u liked them :D :D

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  9. the pic dedicated to you and the one after that..the last one..brilliant!
    i am following you now via gfc and bloglovin..ok?:)

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    1. He is really good...am glad u liked the pics :)
      And thanks for the follow ^_^

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