Wednesday, June 1, 2011

“Abhivyakti: Expression Through Photography” : Second Anniversary


“Abhivyakti: Expression Through Photography”

Second Anniversary

Friends,

I am delighted to inform that our blog, “Abhviyakti: Expression through Photography”, has completed two successful years of its journey and is observing its 2nd anniversary. This blog was commenced in the year 2009, with the aim of sharing the knowhow of photography among the followers of art. Learning the techniques of art-photography in easy way, giving detailed information of diverse places, bringing the creative works of different artists of the country and abroad (both, the great masters and the beginners) to light and sharing information of important events have been our aims since the inception of this blog.

The success of a blog depends wholly on the readers and followers. They are strong pillars of any such podium. I gladly accept that a good numbers of refined readers and followers from India and abroad (Denmark, Chile-South America, Brazil, Turkey etc.) have coupled with the blog. Their cooperative association and precious opinion have always motivated me to maintain this blog properly. I extend my heartfelt thanks to all the readers and followers. I assure that I’ll try my best for the benefit of art lovers in future through “Abhivyakti”.
Many readers and well wishers have sent their messages and wishes on the occasion of our blog’s 2nd Anniversary. Please have a look.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma

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Abhivyakti: A Photographic Journey

Anup Ranjan Mishra

Abhivyakti is approaching its second anniversary. Ever since the blog was hooked (on Monday, 1st June, 2009) to the world wide wave (www), it has made scores of followers and admirers across the globe. Many of us, who have closely seen the blog growing by leaps and bounces, will agree that it has shed its modest look and is flaunting now an impressive and promising persona. Not only the earlier columns, such as Profiles/Interviews, Great Masters, Youth Gallery, Photo Features, Articles, Theme Photos, Information, continue till the date, new columns like Story behind the Picture, Learning, Dashboard, Reminiscence and Obituary, etc. have been incorporated. The artistic portrayal of some of the current events, to name a few: Queer pride march in New Delhi (remember that placard saying “homo-hetero bhai bhai”) and Surajkund craft fair by Indraneel Sen, and Glimpse of Kumbha mela at Haridwar by Anup Shah were awesome. Apart from these, contests, awards and workshops have been part and parcel of the blog.

As I had once said that the blog has provided a much needed podium to the young artists to hone their skills by learning from the masters of the field and demonstrate their own prowess in the photographic art as well. The blog has encased, so far, the profiles and works of great masters like K.G. Maheshwari, O.N. Sharma, Rohinton Mehta, Bhupesh C Little, Anil Risal Singh, Anup Shah, Bhabani Prosad Mondal, Hira Panjabi, Threesh Kapoor, Mukesh Parpiani, Debatosh Sengupta, Dr. J. S. Murthy, Akhil Hardia, Prof. Shivji Joshi, Tilak K. Haria, Rajendra Prasad, Deepak Ghosh, Tamma Srinivasa Reddy, Rajesh Nath, Kr. Shukdeo Singh, Kailash Mittal, Dilip Lokre, Samir M. Mohite, Shekhar Roy, Devendra Sharma and many more. It was also heartening to see the photo-profiles of two of our friends, Marcelo Fernando Maturana Rodriguez, a resident of Puerto Montt, Chile (South America) and William Gaarde-Nissen, Copenhagen, Denmark. The blog has also given place to a number of budding but promising artists like Rajeev Kashyap, S.S. Jirange, Yuwaraj Gurjar, Girish J. Kingar, Ankur Thatai, Indraneel Sen, Chandan D. Naik Gaonkar and Rohit Jat. The artists have picked up different topics covering all sections of art form, such as Indian culture, tribes and tribal dances, festivities like Holi, Dewali, Rath yatra, Bihu, Durga puja, Ganapati puja, Kumbh mela, Carnivals, etc., portraits, landscape: desert, mountains, forests, lakes, ocean, rivers, monsoon, flood; wildlife, pictorial, advertising, fashion, photo-journalism, table-tops, abstract, etc., in colour and black-and-white.

A number of write ups appeared in the learning section of the blog, which time to time updated the knowledge of young artists on various aspects of photography, such as shooting landscape, manmade structures in landscape, birds, lights of diwali, creating pictorial outdoor photograph, magic of inversion, architectural forms, little creatures, flowers, human life, natural elements, digitally created images, still life, black-and-white photographs, etc. The involvement and response of the art lovers have been enormous. Mr. Mohite’s profile drew as many as 30 comments. However, at least one lacuna can be pointed out here that none other than the blogger often contributed to the sections like story behind the picture, dashboard, theme photo, learning, reminiscence, etc.

In an astounding effort, the blog has been updated for 229 times within a short span of two years. And, what is great about it? Just think, from where all these updates come? The rush of updates indicates the popularity of the blog, the kernel of which lies in the sincerity, devotion, determination, truthfulness and hard work of the blogger. The effort required for this achievement is tremendous. Let me open up a little more. Most of us will agree that their works have become more presentable in the blog, in terms of its quality and look. How that happens? It is for the “Midas Touch” given by the blogger, Dr. Pankaj Sharma, who devotes a lot of time to edit the photographs as much as possible and it entails selection, resizing, highlighting, toning down, sharpening, blurring, bordering, watermarking and so on that I can point out as an amateur in this field.

I did not intend to write a review of the blog, but it seems I have ended up doing so. I think a time will come when this blog will be given a sobriquet of the “Encyclopaedia of Photo-artists and their best works”. I have my heartfelt wishes for a bright future of this blog and for its ever-growing followers and admirers.

A Happy Anniversary to Abhivyakti

and

Congratulations to

the Blogger, Dr. Pankaj Sharma and the Blogspot.com

(I would like to share one of my photographs with all of you, entitled Naya Savera”)


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Dear Doctor:

Heartiest congratulations on Abhivyakti's remarkable success. During this period countless advanced and budding photographers have been introduced to Indian photography.

Wishing you continued success,

K.G.Maheshwari, Mumbai.



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Congratulations for this noble job. May God bless you.

--Amita Sharma, Bareilly
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Dear Pankaj Ji,

"ABHIVYKTI' is one of its own kind of photo-art blog providing best opportunity to both Advanced and Beginner artists to express themselves before Photo-Art Lovers.’Abhivyaki' is also doing nice job of educating learners by showing the works of Great Masters. I extend my heartfelt Best Wishes for the success and Fame of your Blog crossing the boundaries of nations.

Prof. Shivji Joshi

Jodhpur - 342002 (Rajasthan)
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Congratulations from me and my family.

With Regards,

Akhil Hardia, AFIAP, AIIPC, FIP 4Star

Indore (M.P.) 452001

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Photographer is God's younger brother and thus, he is and next to Him. This may sound a bit exaggerate, but God creates and Photographer showcases his creation. That is the important role played by a photographer. With the advent of technological inventions, now-a-days photography is a revolution.
This exclusive blog on photography is creating a revolution kind of thing with its fantastic work and creativity. Introducing as many as 129 people over the couple of years is absolutely a remarkable work. It’s an extraordinary contribution to this field of photography. Kudos to Dr. Pankaj Sharma for his adventurous work.

Comprehensive photography, the art mastered by Dr. Pankaj, requires relentless hard-work. Introducing various kinds of photography, such as pictorial, black & white, nature, wildlife, travel and journalism is a laudable exercise. I take this opportunity to congratulate "Abhivyakthi" for entering into its wonderful third year.

Yours,

T. Srinivasa Reddy, FPSS, FFIP, ARPS, AICS, ABPPA (Photo Journalist)

Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)

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Dear Friend,
Congratulations for the 2 years of life of your wonderful blog.
I thank you fondly for sharing so many wonderful pictures of your lovely and exotic country with me. Wishing you the very best for the upcoming years.
A big hug,

Javier Fiano, Barcelona, Spain

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Dear Dr. Sharma,

I am extremely happy to know that your popular blog will be completing two years of its existence soon. As I have said earlier, you are rendering a great service to the cause of pictorial photography by showing us some gems from the creative archives of established and senior photographers and most importantly, bringing out hidden but talented youngsters and unheard of photographers. Your blog has proved to be a launching pad for many such photo enthusiasts who have found a great friend, guide and mentor in you.
Keep up the good work and I wish many more such anniversaries for your blog. It is very kind of you to ask for my photographs. I am attaching a couple of my latest work.

Best regards.

Kishore B. Jothady, Hon. PSI., APSI - Mumbai

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Dear Dr. Pankaj Ji,
Congrats.....
It’s indeed a great achievement by Abhivyakti: Expression through Photography on completion its second year. I think it’s the only dedicated blog in India dedicated to Promotion of Photography Art. It’s the need of the time the kind of photography service Abhivyakti & especially you are doing in Art photography. Keep it up...

With Best Wishes & Long Live Abhivyakti.

Regards,

Vinay Parelkar - Mumbai - 400028
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Dear Dr. Pankaj Sharma,

Congratulations on 2nd anniversary of your blog. I have been a regular follower ever since, we have come in touch. To be frankly speaking and let me admit that your blog is getting more and more popular every day. These days, internet is fastest mode to promote photography and you are doing it very well. Wishing you all the best for the years to come.

With warm regards,

Mukesh Parpiani

Head, Piramal Gallery,

National Centre of Performing Arts,

Nariman Point, Mumbai- 400 021

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Dear Mr. Pankaj,

I congratulate for the effort you are doing in creating awareness for Photography along with giving detailed instructions for catching particular situation.

I am one of the fondest member of your blog and go thru' it regularly. On this occasion of your completing two years of success, I wish you all the best for this blog.

With regards,

Anjini Laitu - UAE.

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Dear Pankaj ji,

Congratulation for completing two years of your blog. I remember the day when I told you about my blog and you showed great interest. I don't get much time to update my blog now but I am happy that someone is doing the same work which I wished to do for the society. You are regularly updating your blog and as a blogger and I know that you must be giving many hours of your precious time for this social project. My good wishes to you.

Rajendra Prasad, Muzaffarpur (Bihar)

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Dear Pankaj

Many many congrats for the anniversary of your blog. I learnt many photography techniques through your blog and come across with very talented photographers also. It’s worthwhile for me to read your blog always...

Many many congratulations again...

Vineeta Yashswi, Nainital

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Dear Pankaj ji,

Hearty wishing our blog a happy birthday. It has given us a firm platform to give precise exposure to our photography art. Wishing you a never ending journey.

Let the whole world be happy. Happy clicking to all readers and photo friends.

Shutterly Yours:

Chandan D. N. Gaonkar [LIIPC]

Panaji- Goa.

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Dear Dr. Pankaj Sharma ji
Seasons Greetings...

I am very grateful to you for giving all of us such a wonderful platform and a place where we can see, share and learn from the works of other friends and Masters in this field. Your Valuable tips and hints which you often share help in clicking better. You are a true artist and your efforts are praiseworthy. I appreciate your Humility for being such a generous and senior artist. Still you are very simple person who believes in sharing. Thanks once again for doing so good in this field.
Regards

Dr. Vikas Verma, Bareilly

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Congrats……

Threesh Kapoor - Almora

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Dear Pankaj ji,

Congratulations on successful completion of two years. It takes lot of efforts and discipline to run the blog for such a long time. Dedicated people like you only can do this! Your contribution in making photography popular is noteworthy! We all are grateful to you!

Dilip Nerlikar / Sangli

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Happy b'day!

Yogeshwar Suyal

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Congratulations for successful two years of photographical blogging. You gave the platform to newcomers. Would like to mention your post about Rohit Jat and few others. Through these posts you gave them space in your blog and introduced their talent to us.

Tripti Shukla, I-next, Bareilly


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Dear Dr Pankaj,


Good to know that your blog is completing two years. Hearty Congratulations.
Really time is fleeting. Regards

Subhash Sapru - Chandigarh

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Happy Anniversary. My best wishes.

Sitanath Paul – Chinsurah (W. B)

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Hello Friend,

Heartiest Congratulations to you on successful completion of two years of your blog, "Abhivyakti". Sir I wish you best of luck for your blog in future as, I personally feel happy, get experience, enjoy it and above all learn from it a lot. As a token of my good wishes & love I am sending an image for U.

Regards,

Prof. Dinesh Sharma, Mumbai.



36 comments:

  1. Heartiest Congratulations, remarkable achievement wish you all the very best.
    Anil Risal Singh

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  2. Dear Shri Pankaj Ji,

    My heartfelt Congratulations on the Second Anniversary of "Abhivyakti : Expression through Photography".

    This has been the most valued Blog in the World of Photography.

    I Heartily Wish You All the Best for the continuity of this Blog for many many years to come.

    All the Best Regards.

    TILAK HARIA.

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  3. Dear Sir,
    Heartiest Congratulations, your blog is very inspiring for amateur like us. Keep posting master's work and keep guiding us.
    May you never face any hurdle and may you keep it up.

    Warm Regards,
    Ankur Thatai

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  4. Congratulation! and thanks to your great effort.
    Gautam Biswas

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  5. DEAR DR.PANKAJ JI,

    CONGRATS .....

    BEST WISHES FOR INFINITE ANNIVERSARIES
    OF " ABHVIYAKTI " TO COME ..............

    REGARDS

    VINAY PARELKAR; ARPS; AFIAP; FFIP
    MUMBAI
    www.vineyephotoschool.com

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  6. Dear Pankajji

    great you have completed two years successfully through your blog

    I wish you all the best for future

    keep it up---- Umesh Mehta, DELHI

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  7. Congrats Dr. Sharma.

    Regards,

    Anwarali Kapasi :-)
    Mumbai

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  8. Respected Sir,

    Congratulations from me and my friends.May God bless you.

    Thanks and regards.

    Ch.V.S.Vijaya Bhaskara Rao,
    ARPS,FFIP,AIIPC,
    Special News Photographer,
    THE HINDU,
    Vijayawada, AP,

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  9. Congratulation Sir.

    Samir Mohite _ Mumbai

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  10. Dear Pankaj Ji

    Congratulations! Being a blogger, I understand the kind of commitment one requires for ensuring the good quality content and regularity for this kind of a blog. Hats off to you and all the very best for future.

    Regards,

    Ashish Mantri

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  11. Happy Anniversary !! Thanks for sharing every single expression of beauty ...
    Nelza Akemi Shimidzu (São Paulo, Brazil)

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  12. Many congratulations Dr. Pankaj ji.
    May God bless you with a lot of success in your life.
    Shikha Parikh

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  13. Great efforts have resulted into great achievement. Congratulations and please keep it up !!!! Swapnil Singh, Delhi

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  14. CONGRATULATIONS! keep up the great work and wish you all the very best!!
    Rajiv Bhatnagar - Lucknow

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  15. Dear Pankaj Sir,

    Please accept my heartiest congratulations on the occasion of completing the period of two years of 'Abhivyakti: Expression Through Photography' in a successful manner .

    In these two years the profile of several learned photographers we've come across and even the tips for better photography also.

    May this blog be famous and remembered in the times to come for the photography.

    Thanks for sharing such info which is very useful for all of us,

    Keep it up,

    Regards,


    (Vivek Sharma)
    099997675430

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  16. Congrats brother ... :-)
    Ankita Sharma

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  17. congrats sir........ur hobby becomes ur life...congrats again..
    Prateek Chaturvedi
    Gurgaon (Haryana)

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  18. Pankaj Many Many Congratulations again...

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  19. Happy 2nd anniversary and hope expression through photography conquers many more milestones and hope it really makes a difference to the creative world. Way to go Pankajee and wish u all the best...
    Mathew Thottungal,
    Smart Photography-Mumbai (Through Facebook)

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  20. Happy anniversary...
    Dr. Vikas Verma, Bareilly

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  21. Congratulations.! Nice work done by you.
    Naresh Nanda (Jamshedpur)

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  22. hi sir, congrats....im happy at ur achievements.
    Urmi Vajpai-Bareilly

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  23. Pankaj Bhai....Happy Anniversary.... !! Congratulations.... !!!
    Upendra Upadhyay - Indore
    (Through Facebook)

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  24. dear pankajji

    many many heartiest congratulations on the 2nd anniversary!!

    good to know ur efforts are keeping alive ur passion for photography...

    good luck,

    best wishes,

    Ambika Mehra- Mumbai

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  25. Congratulations sir

    Regards......

    (¨`•.•´¨) Always
    `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) Keep
    (¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Smiling!!
    `•.¸.•´
    Cheers´¨)
    ¸ •´ ¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•* ♥♥♥...♪♪♪

    "Be in touch, I am just a mail away not a mile away"

    LALITYA VASHISHTH Bareilly

    Media student

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  26. Pankaj:

    God Bless, for the happy anniversary of Abhivyakti. Keep up the good work.
    Regards
    R.K. Paul (Delhi)

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  27. congrats uncle..
    Sheena Verma - NOIDA

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  28. Dear Pankaj ji,

    Congratulations and best wishes for the successful journey.

    Wishes and congrats to all your awards and events.


    regards,
    m suresh

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  29. Congrats Pankaj ji.You have done wonderful job.you put our city on world level in the field of photography.you also attract whole world by your mesmerising landscapes.
    Madan Pant----Bareilly

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  30. My Heartiest Congratulations to YOU for this milstone of such lovely work ...

    regards
    amar jha

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  31. Namaskar sir,
    Blog k 2 sal pure hone par apko bahut bahut badhai. Bas aap aisa hi badhiya badhiya kam karte rahiye aur hume adbhut fotos se rubaru karate rahiye..
    Amal Chowdhury, "Hindustaan" Bareilly

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  32. Dear sir,
    Congratulations for your blog anniversary. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and wonderful pictures.
    A big hug from Spain,
    Javier
    PS: sorry, i do not have an photo to share with you

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  33. Dear All,
    Heartfelt thanks for your greetings and compliments. This is by your love and cooperation only that I'm able to contribute something to the field of art-photography. Hope our association will continue forever.
    ---Pankaj Sharma

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  34. Dear Pankaj!
    It gives me immense pleasure to congratulate you on successful completion of two years of your blog "Abhivyakti". I am sure that your creativity, sincerity, devotion and dedication will take it to new heights. My good wishes for all your future endeavours and thank you so much for sharing this wonderful world of photography with us.
    -Regards,
    Renu Tripathi-Dehradun

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  35. Sir, My heartiest congratulations to you,your creative efforts,your passion for this colourful art,your innovative ideas and the total team effort which had successfully positioned this site on the strong pillars in the global photographic scenario.

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