M42 adventures

My Olympus 14-42mm lens has malfunctioned and gone back for repair under warranty. It was my go to lens for much of what I shot and so now I am playing with some old Pentax M42 glass. These beautiful old lenses give a different ‘colourscape’ to the images and I adjusted the WB to help emphasise this difference and produce this ‘filmic’ look, somewhat reminiscent of some of the old Kodak film stock. What do you think?

India 108

My Gallery of my favourite shots from India has 108 photos in it. The number 108 is significant for many cultures and many reasons. For example, there are said to be 108 energy lines, or nadis, converging to form the heart chakra. Marma points are like Chakras, or intersection of energy, with fewer converging energy lines. On Sri Yantra, the Marmas have 54 intersecting energy lines where three lines intersect. Each has feminine, or shakti, and masculine, or Shiva, qualities. 54 X 2 = 108. Therefore there are 108 points that define the human body and the Sri Yantra or the Yantra of Creation. The same rule is observed in the Sanskrit language, with its 54 letters, both representing the two genders and they are also called Shiva and Shakti respectively; again, 54 X 2= 108.

For an in depth exploration of the significance of the number 108 check this blog

If you just want to look at the pictures, here they are 😉 What a trip <3