Bluvian Eye: I took this picture 10 years ago on a hot and hazy day in Dubai, while driving to the newpaper I used to work for. It was taken on a Nokia mobile, my second cell phone, bought only because it had a camera. It relieved me of carring a bag which mostly had my digi cam - the one I bought with my first pay in 2002, while still a journalism student in Delhi. That camera was a good investment though it took all of my first pay and savings those days. Digital camera was a dream. It did not need a reel. There was no wastage - of silicon or money or time spent to see the end result. The camera even bagged me a photo journalism award too early - without making a trip to war zones - simply by wandering the capital with an open camera eye.
With the new Nokia phone it just got easier - one gadget to keep in touch with memories - people and pictures.
I took pictures everyday.
Freezing moments to thaw later on for words to suit stories... that could be sent for publication or shared on bluvian.blogspot.com (my older blog). It was a habit. An addiction. I took pictures everyday without reasons or reasons that had not yet become them until I wrote or painted them. I downloaded them using a cable on to my laptop, and uploaded them on picasaweb album with 'only me' settings. It wasn't for sharing. Facebook was there but I was not a member. Insta was not even concieved probably. With the unsmart Nokia I travelled most of India & Europe, clicking, deleting, downloading & uploading pictures... even though there was a DSLR & lot of backup memory. Who wants to carry it? Not me. I don't carry a handbag (or a watch). Today all of us are photographers. It is our second nature to click pictures. It could be our first nature too. Easily.
Thanking that there is no hazy weather today but I will not be surprised if it appears the very next instant because the winds are warm... rising from the deep desserts. Dessert wind is like a lady, a storm. Someone who wears a long cloak, moves swiftly - spreading her hands, touching everything on her way. Not a fan of this unavoidable phenomenon of nature but will watch the storm come and go!
May be share it too.
Good day ♡ - B'lu