Saturday, September 6, 2008


Was deleting old files and found this picture, Taken in 2005, the view from my room in the Makati Shangrila Philippines..
It still invoked the same emotions it did then.. and is very very reminiscent of the thoughts swirling inside my head at the moment..

Any of you watched Cast Away.. ?
Sort of reminds me of the time when Chuck Noland Says

"We both had done the math. Kelly added it all up and... knew she had to let me go. I added it up, and knew that I had... lost her. 'cos I was never gonna get off that island. I was gonna die there, totally alone. I was gonna get sick, or get injured or something. The only choice I had, the only thing I could control was when, and how, and where it was going to happen. So... I made a rope and I went up to the summit, to hang myself. I had to test it, you know? Of course. You know me. And the weight of the log, snapped the limb of the tree, so I-I - , I couldn't even kill myself the way I wanted to. I had power over *nothing*. And that's when this feeling came over me like a warm blanket. I knew, somehow, that I had to stay alive. Somehow. I had to keep breathing. Even though there was no reason to hope. And all my logic said that I would never see this place again. So that's what I did. I stayed alive. I kept breathing. And one day my logic was proven all wrong because the tide came in, and gave me a sail. And now, here I am. I'm back. In Memphis, talking to you. I have ice in my glass... And I've lost her all over again. I'm so sad that I don't have Kelly. But I'm so grateful that she was with me on that island. And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring? "

-Meena Venkataraman


  1. was it intentional.. i mean to make that motion effect.. or it just happened?

  2. Well, the camera i took this pic with was my old canon which is an A80.
    I was surprised by how the shot turned out because it is not a DSLR and the results were pretty good in my opinion :). Only thing i did was change the mode and turn off the flash. I had to take it through the window and the challenge was there was glass in front of the cam which was causing reflections in the shot. Took several shots and finally got what I wanted :)..
    And no i didnt do anything to cause the motion effect..
    What do u normally do for shots like these?



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