Skip to main content

What is this?









Can you say what both these are? Both are common objects. The pictures were clicked by Atul (aged 9), again on a 'photography project' which I assigned him, in order to dissuade T.V watching. When he first showed it to me, I couldnt guess what it was (even though it was in my home!). Can you?


(Shall reveal the answer after I have your guesses. I'm sure many of you will get it right)


And here are more pictures, clicked by him from unusual angles.





Comments

  1. Is it an inside view of a lampshade? :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. It's a lampshade seen from above, no? And on the center there's the light bulb. Very clever! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Misti: Added more pics after you left the comment.Shall revert :-)

    Devil mood: Added few more photos, after you left the comment. I agree--really clever.Can you make out what the second photo is?

    ReplyDelete
  4. The first is the inside of a lampshade.
    The second looks like an engine part, can't be sure though but I think you already know that. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. 1 - lampshade

    2 - roller comb

    3 - curtains

    4 - stairs

    3& 4 were pretty easy....great snaps....

    ReplyDelete
  6. Stargazer :Thanks for dropping by.

    Jeya: Didnt ask you to guess 3 & 4!!! :-)They are pretty obviuos,right! Yes--even I found the snaps amazing,considering its clicked by a 9 year old.Shall pass on your compliments to him.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Geez, I didn't know until I read the others' answers! How clever of both of you! You, for coming up with an idea that doesn't involve TV or video games, and him for being so creative with his choices.

    ReplyDelete
  8. The 2nd one is trickier...

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'd say the first orange picture is the inside of a blender operating empty. For the second one, no idea at all. The curtain and the stairs pictures look great for their angles!! Atul does a very good job with the camera!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Devil Mood: It is a hair brush.So clever, right?

    Jonice:Thank you!!Shall definitely pass on your compliments to Atul.He will be delighted.

    The first picture is a lampshade clicked from above.
    The second is a hair brush or a roller comb.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I guessed the second one! :-) I love how a differnet perspective can make something look so different - like these everyday objects! He has a creative gift :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. hey
    atul sure is getting smarter day by day :)
    i guessed the 1st one.. cudn't guess the 2nd one though

    ReplyDelete
  13. enikku first two manassilaylla.
    Bhaviyil orappayum Athul Alfred Hitchcock ne pole oru director aakum.
    3 & 4 angles resembles his style.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lovely pics, considering they are clicked by a 9-year old. And a good way to keep him away from the dumb TV set. I wish him happy holidays and let his creativity take wings.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Absolutely brilliant pics for a 9 year old. Am sure he will turn out to be one of the top photographers if he takes this up as a profession. First glance difficult to guess what these are. However it is the imagination and the angles with which the pics are taken that is truely amazing for a nine year old to visualise and take. I would never have tried these out myself.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I was unsure about the first pic, but guessed the rest..Atul..you have a great eye..

    ReplyDelete
  17. Kudos to your son for such amazing pics and to you for encouraging his creativity.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Okay, I am going to give my guesses and then I am going to look. My nephew is very clever and I am certain he has fooled me.

    1) A lampshade

    2) A vacuum cleaner brush

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thats gr8.. !For a kid , he sure has a knack of angles and shades..

    Dont be surprised.. if he comes up with a competitive art site..

    U hav some competition to handle in u r family ;)

    ReplyDelete
  20. I am sorry for the immensely late comment, but I was just seeing the various pics under wordless Wednesday, and I these are such amazing pics ( esp for a 9 year old). I didn't guess the lamp shade or the hair brush!

    I myself love talking such pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  21. nice abstract photography...

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your leaving a comment! Okay--I appreciate your leaving a comment if you have something nice to say ;-)


Popular posts from this blog

Why you are making a mistake if you don't speak up about #MeToo

The last few days have been tumultuous for everyone in urban India. If you are a working professional, or have worked at some point in your life, or if you strongly believe in gender equality,  it is hard to not get affected by the #Metoo movement. The #Metoo movement has taken off in India, like the  metaphorical snowball. I too, like many of you,  have been following closely, in shocked silence, as it has been unfolding. I can't tell you how happy I am that women in India, are standing up in solidarity, taking back their dignity.

Several  powerful men have been named.The stories have come POURING out.
I shall not go into details of the men named or the incidents here, as it is all over the media.

When something happens in your field of interest, it is natural that it affects you more than the incidents that happen in other fields. For me, what has been particularly disturbing was that the names from the field of literature that were coming out as well.

Earlier, in press in…

Re-store : A delightful little shop in Whitefield, Bangalore.

All of us are guilty, at least to some extent  of hoarding stuff. We hold on to old things--be it clothes, books, utensils, footwear, knick-knacks or some such, that form the minutiae of our daily lives. Many a time these add to the the clutter too. Rare is the home which looks like the above pic.


I am a huge fan of Marie Kondo, and I highly recommend her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up  which is more than just a book.

It is an entire philosophy, and a new approach. I read the book back to back, and immediately put into use the methods described in the book. I must tell you how wonderful I felt! I never thought that I could be that organised.

Clearing clutter, and the stuff that you no longer have use for, does release 'blocked energy.' There is no scientific or rational explanation for this. I only know that it works for me. Any Feng Shui practitioner and  loads of Eastern Schools of belief will confirm this.

I always make it a point to give away things I no longe…

5 easy and useful tips to help you achieve your goals.

Dreams are goals with a deadline. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. I am a huge believer of these two statements.

Many a time, I have been asked this question
'How do you do so many things? How do you focus on your goals? How are you so dedicated?'

Many have written to me asking me to share my routine/ time-management/how I organise my day. So here goes:

Currently I am doing a challenge called Intkober where you do 31 drawings in Ink, in 31 days. The prompts are given in advance. Click on the link to know more. Thousands of artists all over the world do it, each year. I post my drawings on myInstagram art handle.

This is in addition to my writing which I do daily. I also make a portrait every single day, apart from Inktober.

I guess, to most people who see this, it looks like a LOT of things and they wonder how I manage it. Here are five  things I do, which help me. (and I hope they help you too)

1. Define the goals.

At the beginning of each month, I write down (in a dia…