| Into a Single Expression
Notes fromthe Editor's DeskWritten by Nasrul Eam
There are moments in our lives that inspire us; some are colorful, others blacks and whites, fading away, yet they remain special, regardless. We need them to express ourselves; they bring together the life we have, binding together everything, into the oneness we represent. Photography represents these moments. Their design, all the color, textures, patterns; everything becomes beautiful when these aspects merge into a single expression.
Expression of beauty through art is timeless. Its destination is driven by passion, and its tale goes beyond the frame. One cannot express it unless they have the love for perspective, and an urge to represent their visualization, through the enigma of capturing light.
From touching the sun in Bangalore, when the sun is rising, to watching it sink into the horizon by the light house Rhode Island, from exploring the ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire, to Mount Bromo in East Java, it is our photographers who venture out again and again, and it is here we resume our journey of Photo of the Day, a journey that expresses the beauty around us, to the coherence of the whole.
From Lalbagh, Bangalore, we visit Texas Creek, with photographer Kari Cvar, when her two daughters placed flowers on the creek, waiting for it to sweep them downstream, it was a wonderful opportunity for any true photographer to photograph.
Some call them the people of fourth world, who are exiles of their own communities. They are not the minority, but the mighty ones, who do not care about race or nationality. They travel, and they explore, they are genuine photographers, who pursuit it is to capture the harmony around us, through the effective and consistent use of all the elements.
From Texas Creek, now we are in Northern Mozambique, with our very own Martian Meyer, who photographed an inquisitive crab on a safari at Chidengulle Beach. Overlooking the hill station of Vagamon, Kerala, with its enchanting monsoon, or the classic english hill top farm, just above Rhewl, near Llantysilio, we are now in Menorca, one of the Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea, where photographer Riudavets Ernesto Vidal took us with his two beautiful photographs.
From the sea beach of Menorca, we travel to the Imperial Sand Dunes, the largest mass of sand dunes in California, with photographer Matt Caguyong, and then on to the Oriental room of a cafe from Hasanpasha Han, in the city of Diyarbakir, with photographer Mehmet Masum. Then, he takes us to Hasankeyf, a small town in the southeast of Turkey, where they have many valuable cultural works and a thousand historical caves.
With the photographers Vaibhav, Kari, Martin, Nirmal, John, Riuda, Matt, Mehmet, Sergey, Nuno, Tanmoy, Hairolnizam, Ashwin, Stefanie, Minh, James, Sunando, Peltier, Abishek, Mai, Rohit, Afnan, Andrew, Benjamin, Meet, Joaquin, Matthew, Sarin, Fadil, Prasanth, and Mike, this journey continues through Estonia, Skagen in Denmark, Singapore, Mysore, and the Tasman sea, and then to the Blue with photographer Stefanie Laroussinie, who takes us to the beautiful beach of Epi Island, where one can explore nature in the most picture perfect way.
The true expression of beauty comes in the unity of all color, with photographer Abishek Astana, and his photograph, United Colors of the World, It was in Hampi, a very small village in north Karnataka. Moments later that color becomes alive when we travel to Singapore, for the New Year Countdown at Marina Bay. The hue turns red when we go underwater with photographer Afnan Naser Chowdhury, who photographed Chambered Nautilus.
Before we travel to Bromo Mountain, in East Java, or visit the ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire, it is time to visit the Thar Desert in Jaisalmer. Then we venture to the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world – the Sundarban, and it is here the blue and green mix with each other. Later Photographer Tanmoy Saha Turja takes us to the capital of Dhaka, to show the Inner Colour of Ahsan Manjil, which was the official residential palace of the Dhaka Nawab Family. Now we are going to take a break, in Khor Kalbba,UAE, a very beautiful place, where one can see varieties of birds. However, like every single day, our journey of Photo of the Day does not pause here for long. We travel even further, into a world which is naturally gifted, into a province of Vanuatu, in the islands of Epi and Efate, and the Shepherd Islands, on the farthest reaches of earth….
The Photo of the Day award contest, which started in June 2010, needs your vote to select “Photo of Month” for its eighth month. Please view these photographs by clicking on them. Then re-tweet, stumble on Stumble Upon, and click on the Facebook “Like” & “Share” buttons, or Pin in Pinterest, and let the world know that the true essence of photography lies in the eyes of a photographer, who visualizes and captures the true aesthetic meaning of a scene, with all its elements into a single expression.