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‘Keep the horizon straight’ is one of the important composition rules in photography where the horizon has to be kept parallel to the horizontal side of the frame. Similarly keeping the vertical lines parallel to vertical side of frame creates a balance in the image, there are perspective control (PC) lenses also known as Tilt & Shift lenses which help in overcoming the problem of converging verticals.
A slight tilt is considered as a mistake but an intentional tilt, a deliberate slant where degree of tilt is quite high is the Dutch Tilt or Dutch Angle. Not to be confused with the country Holland or Netherlands, the term ‘Dutch’ originates from ‘Deutsch’ meaning German. So basically Dutch Tilt, Dutch Angle and German Angle are same and used very often in cinematography.
In this technique the camera is set at an angle similar to tilted head where horizon is not parallel to the bottom of the frame. By using the line dynamics, a drama is created in the scene and causes an uneasiness or tension. The eyes, used to seeing the symmetry and balance, notice the drastic change in perspective of the subject.
Using diagonals while composing changes the scene from one point perspective to two point perspective, the subject looks three dimensional. Here either the subject is turned around or camera is moved to see the depth in the subject. In Dutch Tilt, the camera is set at an angle on its roll axis making the lines appear diagonal instead of parallel to the sides of the frame. The angle is quite unique and make a tremendous impact on the viewer and can also lead to abstraction from a definite form or shape. Besides catching the attention, the angle can make the viewer think about the subject and interpret in own way.
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An exhibition is not only about the artworks or products on display, it is also about how these are displayed. Exhibition design is an art in itself and success of a show depends also on the aesthetics involved in the process of showcasing. A good display enhances the visual appeal and makes the whole viewing experience more interactive.
‘Twenty under thirty five’ at Gallerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Francaise de Delhi is a perfect example where the display is meticulously planned for each of the exhibitor and complements the products and installations. Curated by Design X Design, a joint initiative of Alliance Francaise de Delhi and Studio IF, the exhibition is a must visit for anyone related to art and design.
“ Is Indian design recognisable? Is there a vision guiding it? Can tradition and modernity, continuity and change co-exist in it? Is it culturally relevant? Questions such as these are more alive today than ever before. One sure way of gaining an insight into this and more is by looking at the work of young upcoming designers. ‘Design X Design Exhibition: 20under35’ attempts to do just that by sharing the design philosophies, working methods and future aspirations of the twenty shortlisted design practices under the age of thirty-five” – Iftikhar-mulk Chishti, Convener, Design X Design.
From January 24 to February 13, 2018.
Closing walk: Tuesday, February 13, 6pm.
Gallerie Romain Rolland,
Alliance Francaise de Delhi,
72 Lodi Estate, New Delhi.
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The vehicles stopped near an old suspension bridge – ‘Jhula Pul’. The bridge was erected in 1910, more than 100 years ago and is still in pristine condition. Though the village was inhibited in 1930s, there is no real explanation for this bridge to be commissioned in 1910s.
This is in Village Chanfi, 10 kilometres from Bhimtal ,Uttarakhand, our destination for a weekend getaway. This bridge is the last point of motorable road after which is a trek for around a kilometre along and through Kalsa river to reach our home for next three days. The place of stay is aptly named ‘ Soulitude by the Riverside‘
Village Chanfi is sparsely populated with farming as the main occupation of the inhabitants. The trek on the rocky terrain through the forest land is not strenuous, rather it is a pleasant stroll in the company of chirping birds, stridulating crickets and occasionally croaking toads. The water in the river is so clean that small fishes can be seen swimming at leisure . It takes around 20 minutes to reach the resort and as the name suggests it is situated by the riverside. During monsoons this path is closed as it gets filled with water and there is an alternate way to reach the resort.
A small gate literally opens the door to heaven. A beautiful property on the foothills of mountains takes the breath away.
It is not a big property in comparison to other properties in hospitality industry, just has 7 rooms currently. Three rooms are part of the original house which was made many decades back. It was a typical village home with a cowshed,a kitchen and a bedroom which now is converted into a single storey suite consisting of 3 rooms and a lobby. The roof has skylights which fills the place with dramatic interplay of light and shadow. Other 4 rooms are housed in 2 double storeys structure.
The tasteful interiors are bright,colourful and inviting. The styling is a perfect mix of traditional and contemporary elements which are complementing each other. Nothing seems out of place, every object including furnishing is handpicked and curated in a very inspirational manner.
The centre of attraction is the spacious lounge in the wilderness. An almost circular structure with hardly any walls,big windows all over with skylight gives a feeling of openness in the enclosed space. Again a perfect mix and match of colours and various elements with the two ceiling fans seeking attention .A perfect place for relaxing in the afternoons when the sun is hot, the construction is such that hot air goes up naturally leaving the place cool during summer. An ideal location for reading a book or just chilling on a rainy day( missed rain this time but a trip during monsoon is on the wish list ). Next to the lounge is a small bar area in the open to make the evenings enjoyable and not to forget is a place.a pit earmarked for bonfires during the cold nights.
For eating,two spaces are earmarked . The open air space under a tree is built like a dhaba is most suitable for a relaxed and sumptuous breakfast or tea in the evening. And then there is a covered cozy area where lunch and dinner are served.
Along the river,benches have been placed where one can just go,sit and enjoy the nature,through the serene visuals and through the sounds of nature.
Besides just going into hibernation for a few days, one can indulge in a trek to the mythological “Pari Taal” . It is around 2 kilometres away and takes around half an hour to reach. Situated in the forest land, Pari Taal or “the lake of fairies” has a story behind its name. In old times logs of wood were put into the river for transportation to plains to a place called Kathgodam ( Godown for wood) . It is believed that before putting the logs in the water,a ritual involving sacrifice of an animal was performed for the safe journey of logs. One contractor refused to perform this ritual and according to the folklore around 5000 logs disappeared in the water. When the contractor realised his mistake,he went ahead with the sacrifice and asked for forgiveness. This resulted in miraculous appearing of all the missing logs from this lake and people saw fairies also coming out from the water. The lake is still considered auspicious and people refrain from taking a dip here. The depth of the lake is not really known.
The locals mention of another interesting phenomenon which takes place in the mountains surrounding the lake. Some of the rocks are blackish in colour. These are presumed to be the rocks containing Shilajit which is supposed to have medicinal properties for Anti ageing and providing strength . Every year in January and February hundreds of langurs come here and stick to the these blackish rocks basically to suck Shilajit.
Besides the presence of natural beauty in abundance, the place looks even more beautiful because of the personal touches by the owners and excellent hosts Ratna & Manish Chandra. Each spot is carefully chosen and interesting elements which are well researched and handpicked add to the beauty of the spot.
A lot of food is grown within the resort for internal consumption. Mint and Lemons used in the welcome drink are in-house produce. Plants and trees of a lot of fruits, vegetables and herbs merge well with the wild plants which grow in this area.
All good things come to an end and so does our trip. It is time to head back home, heart is not allowing but mind is pressing hard. It is the victory of mind this time but given a choice,the heart should have a major say in all the decisions of life. So it is the beautiful trek again back to the suspension bridge where vehicles are waiting to pick us up to take to the Kathgodam Railway Station.
Though we are back,our souls still remain there refusing to accompany or rather we left them intentionally for another visit, for a much longer duration for sure.
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