Thank you !

Canon, Culture, Digital photography, Flowers, Photography, Uncategorized


The image of the Castle  was the 200th post in this blog. Yet another  milestone .

Today the stats of the blog show –

200 posts –   3068  followers  .  68000 views  .  From 132 countries .  

I know , there are thousands of blogs with much better stats.

I know , the stats are only stats ,  and it is the quality that matters.

Beyond the numbers ,  blogging  has been an immensely satisfying experience for me  – of  interacting with and receiving  comments of criticism and appreciation from YOU – all my friends in the world of blogs .

You have helped me a lot ,  to improve my understanding  of  photography  .

I am grateful .

I assure you that my efforts to learn more of this art will go on .


And  ‘ Nama sthe ‘  ( In Sanskrit – an ancient Indian language – it means  “ I bow before you , in all humility ”  )


Light Touch : 2012 in review !


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 38,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Post : 101 . A ‘ Thank you ‘ note !

Digital photography, Photography, Uncategorized

The last post titled  ‘ Bliss ‘ was a  milestone in the life of this blog which was started 10 months back. It was the 100th post . Time for some  introspection .

The stats of the blog , today , read :

100 posts.  1103  followers . 32700 hits – From 101 countries – ( Maximum from US  and then from India and United Kingdom .)

It shows how much kind and caring , YOU , my friends in blogging world have been.

I am quite aware that there are hundreds of blogs with millions of followers and zillions of hits .But , for some one like me , starting a blog for the first time with no experience or  expectations , these stats are more than satisfactory.

But , stats are just stats . What has been more satisfying than them, is the experience of blogging . Friends , from all over the world ,come forward to follow . They share their experience . They  help to improve , with the comments , appreciation and constructive criticism.  They bestow Awards upon , to  encourage.  They offer suggestions to make things better. What an amazing journey , it has been !

I am grateful   –

# to my family for the support and for tolerating the (often irritating :)! ) ‘  photography craze ‘ during our holiday trips.

# to my kith and kin who guided me with valuable suggestions from the initial days of the blog.

# to YOU– my friends in the blogging world , who have  helped me to improve my photography skills . I know I have miles and miles ( and more miles ! ) to go . I assure you my best efforts!