Beauty Grows Here: A Glimpse of Indian Farm Fields

“Life on a farm is a school of patience; you can’t hurry the crops or make an ox in two days.” – Alain, Henri

Agriculture is the primary occupation in India. It provides almost 17% to 18% of the GDP in India and 50% of the total workforce. The crop that you see in the below photographs are – Cotton. I currently live in Andhra Pradesh and this state ranks 2nd in current growth rate of Cotton which is around 7.4 million bales. While the first place goes to Gujarat producing around 8.5 million bales.

The Farm Fields are such beautiful places to visit and think about the people living so close to nature all the time. The fresh breath of air and beautiful landscapes are a treat to watch. But villagers in India are extremely poor and illiterate. They live in a single room houses made of mud which often fall to the ground in the rains. In the way they are put to great hardship. In spite of their hard work they are not able to earn enough to provide themselves with even two square meals a day. The governments (both the ruling and opposition parties) have totally forgotten the real essence of India but have lost themselves in the world of corruption and scams.

Farm Field 1

Farm Field 2

Farm Field 3

Nature’s Love (House Fly – Macro)

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

My cousin recently bought me a Macro Ring for my camera. My initial experiments was with this Housefly. I’m still experimenting a lot of details and techniques involved around it. Macro Lenses are way too costly and a 10$ Macro Ring does a little decent job, though it does not produce the “Top Notch Quality.”

I’m really going to make sure I’m going to keep posting photos very regularly going forward. If you guys have any new ideas or concepts to picture things, please let me know. I’ll put my honest effort into it.

Also, please check out this Telugu Regional Fantasy Movie – EEGA in which a House Fly is the hero of the movie :) Trust me, Indian Cinema is surely growing, but this director put down a very bold step for this movie. Here is the wiki link:

House Fly II

House Fly I

Nature's Love

HDR Collection II

Recently I visited the Singur Dam, there were some pleasant and beautiful farm fields on the way and I was not able to resist but take pictures, which is the only best thing I know :)

Here is my second attempt for an HDR picture and this time I did not even have a tripod. But managed my best to take 3 exposure levels without a shake, however NIK Pro 2 helped me to remove the ghost effect for the error merge of few places. Thanks for all the people who spend hours writing software for Digital Image Processing.HDR Farm Field

Instagram Collection – II

Its been a long time that I’ve done any Instagram pictures. So I was thinking to revive some experimenting with a few photographs that I’ve shot recently.

I’ve already done a similar collection previously, here is the Link. So, this is my second set of photographs in my Instagram series. As always, criticism is most welcome.