Trees and the sunflowers

It is hard to compare field of sunflower and a lake filled with trees. But sure I can compare the experiences . I  always see these  fields of sunflowers while driving to my hometown Kumta  after 3 hrs of  drive...

ಒಣ ರೋದನ

To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by...

Cows on the beach

W hen I was in conversation with Dr Sathyajit of Ayurveda Yoga Village  which is newly built on Dhareshwara beach , Kumta ,  two things made me curious . Ayurveda consultation is free for locals and second is in the...

Color Pallet of Koodalasangama morning

A 6th century temple complex built by the great Chalukyas is even today is part of daily life in Badami, Bagalakot. People flock during festivals and weekends to take blessings . On Shivaratri night people come here camp and sing...

Ram fights( ಟಗರಿನ ಕಾಳಗ )

Ram fight one of the oldest blood sport between two rams ( large horned alpha male sheep) found in many parts of the world even today. Today this contest is played much safer and with lot of rules with the...

Force feeding ritual in Ganiga and Dasappa society

Not very far from Bangalore happens a weird celebration just after Ugadi festival where few people from one community force feed the prasada ( ಪ್ರಸಾದ )  to other community people. It may look bit horrifying and weird but all is well...

study : Folk practices

ಜನಪದ ಆಚರಣೆಗಳ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ
26 05 2016
the ritual of throwing chickens !

K otturu of Ballari district is one of the  historical place of Karnataka . Bikkimaradi  Durgavva temple is outside the...

05 05 2016
Kusthi at Kondli fair

We all photographers love Kusthi a lot . Here is one from me as well! I visited Kondli ( Siddapura,...

15 04 2016
Fair-Unfair

A firewalking in progress. I have seen people getting hurt while walking in almost all firewalking rituals that I witnessed...

03 03 2016
photo studios at Yellamma fair

Sadananda around 60 years old photographer welcomed me to his makeshift  photo studio openhearted and offered me a place to sit...

02 03 2016
Savadatti Yellamma Fair

I had a preconceived notion  regarding Yellamma fair after going through so many stories, article, documentaries about the Savadatti yellamma fair...

09 10 2015
The temple at Devimane Ghat

T here is a temple ( ಶ್ರೀ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರಪಾಲೇಶ್ವರ Shri Kshetrapaleshwara : means  god Shiva who protect the surrounding area  )...

study :Landscapes

ಭೂದೃಶ್ಯಗಳ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ
22 04 2016
submerged  graveyard of Sharavathi

Today is the earth day and we are celebrating it . Intellectuals run talk shows, politicians release funds, TVs run...

18 04 2015
singing waves of Kumta

One of he most thrilling experience of my hometown  Kumta is always being the beach in my childhood days. I...

07 04 2015
frozen moments of joy

L ast weekend was full of family activities , commitments in Kumta for my newborn daughter Paridhi. Photography is the ...

08 12 2014
a heavenly sunrise at Kaveri river

Colors of nature are always surprising! when  I was at Marikottai, Chamarajnagar dist hunting for some landscape on our majestic...

14 11 2014
Hogenakal long exposure experiment

Some fun with long exposure ! 116 sec, f5.6, iso1250 at 8:30 pm

23 07 2014
Savanadurga: fine art black and whites

Trust me , a long gap of not shooting landscape  and resulting  longing desire to shoot one  does produce some...

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ಉಳಿದ ಲೇಖನಗಳು
05 03 2017
Panoramas at Koodalasangama

Koodalasangama, one of the important pilgrimage of North Karnataka can be best captured only in Panoramas. I used my phone...

02 03 2017
Color Pallet of Mahakuta temple on an evening

A 6th century temple complex built by the great Chalukyas is even today is part of daily life in Badami,...

14 02 2017
ಮನದೊಳಗಣ ಮನೆಯ ಅಮೂರ್ತ ಬಿಂಬಗಳು

Published in the leading kannada newspaper " Prajavani" ಪ್ರಜಾವಾಣಿ ಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕಟಿತವಾದ ಲೇಖನ . ಮೂಲ ಲೇಖನ ಇಲ್ಲಿದೆ    ಈ ಅಮೂರ್ತ ಛಾಯಾಗ್ರಹಣ (...

03 02 2017
project: Portrait-Booth

I did this as a tribute to  great portrait photographer of Karnataka K G Somashekhar who used to shoot black...

31 01 2017
GOKARNA LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP 2017 :PHOTOS

DARTER PHOTOGRAPHY A one of kind company headed by Arun Bhat and Sriram M V,  offers a unique outdoor photography...

16 12 2016
ಸೃಜನಶೀಲ ಹಸಿವಿಗೆ ಮಸೂರದೊಳಗಿನ ಆಹಾರ

[ article published in Prajavani newspaper on 10th July 2016] ಈಕಲೆಯ ಸೆಳೆತವೇ ಹಾಗೆ! ಎಷ್ಟು ಚಿತ್ರ ತೆಗೆದರೂ ಸಮಾಧಾನವಾಗದ ಭಾವ. ಆಹ್! ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ...

Dinesh Maneer is a photographer from Bengaluru ,India who seeks to capture the glory of the great culture of our State of Karnataka . That explains why his clicks are mainly focused on landscapes , portraits  and culture of the land to which he belongs. Read More