Tuesday, July 31, 2012


This goddess, representative of the Dawn, is a favourite object of celebration with the Vedic poets, and "the hymns addressed to her are among the most beautiful—if not the most beautiful—in the entire collection." * She is described as the daughter of the Sky, has Night for her sister.
Ushas is said  to travel in a shining chariot drawn by ruddy horses or cows. Like a beautiful maiden dressed by her mother, a dancing girl covered with jewels, a gaily-attired wife appearing before her husband, or a beautiful girl corning from her bath, she, smiling and confiding in the irresistible power of her attractions, unfolds her bosom to the gaze of the beholders. She dispels the darkness, disclosing the treasures it concealed. She illuminates the world, revealing its most distant extremities. She is the life and health of all things, causing the birds to fly from their nests, and, like a young housewife, awaking all her creatures, sends them forth to the pursuit of their varied occupations. She does good service to the gods, by causing the worshippers to awake, and the sacrificial fires to be lighted. She is asked to arouse only the devout and liberal, while she allows the niggardly to sleep on. She is young, being born every day; and yet she is old, being immortal.The people lost much of their poetic fire; hence the more human and practical deities caused the more poetical ones to pass into oblivion. The changing colours of the dawn are compared to the many-coloured robes of the dancing girl; the golden tipped clouds that appear ere the sun shines in his strength, are like the jewels of a bride decked for her husband; whilst the quiet modesty of the dawn herself is like a shy maiden, conscious indeed of her beauty, entering society under the protection of her mother.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Dance of Moonsoon

The Celestial Nymph Dancing to the sound of Thunder or was her foot making the sounds of Thunder. Whatever it may be This Divine Creature made the moonsoon come home early with her dance.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


This is a note pad effect which is available in the filters. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Divine Spirits

PhotoShop Manipulation includes finding the right photographs, a lot of cropping, mixing and matching and a whole lot of creativity.

In the Heavens, over the clouds we find the golden temples in which Gods reside. From the foot of the Suprem Spirit sprang a soul and split up into two sprits only to be united as lovers on the Earth.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dancing around Trees

Everyone knows Indian songs are all about dancing around the trees,................

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

I was waiting for you

A full moon lonely and blue in the night sky looked down upon the earth. It was the still of the night and not a soul was awake, but then a shadow slowly moved in the darkness. A person all covered in black moved causiously to the river where a small boat was waiting for her. She took the boat and rode to the other side of the river to the mandapam(a small covering open on four sides without walls but only pillars to hold it up.) which was covered with the vines of jasmine and produced a sweet, aphrodisiac perfume that stirred the heart arousing it with passion. The women stood there watching the moon when she heard a twig crack under heavy foot. Her heart skipped a beat and a chill came over her, she is terrified for the act of defiance she has just committed, meeting a stranger, a man in the middle of the night, she shivered at the thought of what all this meant. All that she feared suddenly disappered as quickly as they came,she knew that her beloved had come so she turned slowly and shyly with her eyes to the ground. As she half turned she could not resist the urge to look at him so she slowly raised her eyebrows to sneek a look at him. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Blending Fantasy with reality

The below effect is an example of how a regular looking photograph could be made exciting with a little imagination and a lot of blending options in Photoshop. Basic knowledge of blending is required to attempt such effects. experiment around as much as you can with blending to attain the required results. Color dodge, Overlay, Screen and Multiply are my favorites and are mostly used. That doesnt mean you cannot experiment with the other blends. Try it...