Austrian women are definitely BEAUTIFUL

Women women women, when you work with them you know what you are expecting especially when you are behind the lens and know what you would wish to expect from your models.
For all these years shooting women and admiring what works good with them you will want to know how to appreciate beauty not just the way you see them through the lens but also outside the lens. I personally feel the difference seeing them away from all the cultural view points. Being a non-european I have no cultural bias whether you come from East or West but rather what you bring with you when you come. Terms of beauty you can see the difference when you see them the first time.
From the people who have been following me on my FB Photography already know that this was coming but for those who don’t know what this is all about – you will know it now. I have been shooting this winters in Austria combining my time of holidays with family, with friends and also with my lil frenzy beautiful women.
I wont be saying much here but when you have a below zero temperatures you have got to do the best to bring the best. Especially when the light conditions don’t allow you to produce what you would do normally. I had a difficult day shooting with low light conditions but the results surprised me to my expectations. I would rather blame it on the Austrian women who indeed know how to look smart, sexy and stunning whatever the temperature be.



Not too hard to judge but SOTS(Straight Off The Shoot)I am sure for a quick preview this is enough to put the eyes to warm up a little before much more can follow.
Hopefully this will be my last blog of the year but not the least, I want to wish you a very Happy New Year 2012 
May you all be blessed with lots of good happy and wonderful times ahead. Thank you all for following my blogs and liking my posts.

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Something for first time – Eislaufen

Life is a game that never goes on smooth but to keep the challenges smooth we must keep ourselves going ahead with the changes. Well for the first time in life I must do something new. So this something new was to happen today somewhere in Carinthia region of Austria.
Waking out of the darkness into the the sharp bright wonderful sunny light of morning sunshine. Here we go, driving farther away from the darkness to the light of bright new beginning.

It is not same as the years before that the winter was ever so warm that I could relate to it in terms that I have spent my last few christmas winters in Austria. Snow is not to be seen on the low lying areas at all. The only peaks that are above 800mtrs seems to have got their bit white gift this year.

The sun seems to have lit up bright and the skies blue. The proof of beautiful landscape in Austria is hard to be missed when you want to save it for your wonderful memories for coming years or endless sharing to the world.

Not trying to keep it a more of a secret but we are talking about something new for the first time in life. Ah, this is almost same as losing a virginity but that was long last but this is all about “Eislaufen”. Now for those who dont know the word – Eislaufen is made out of two words “Eis” for Ice and “laufen” for running or in this reference plain skating. First look into the wide vast lake that has been opened today for the public for first time. Its going to get busy and just carefullz noticing the natural beauty that nature offers us in so many ways.

Skating on the ice something that is never been thought by me that I would step on or would plan to do. Huh, oh yeah there is always a time for something new. At first, the thought is quite provoking well inspiring as well.

I can see the small children and so the adults but these are the people who all grew up doing all this from their younger years of learning to walk and stand up.
At first stepping on ice and walking needed a little care but actually it was not that bad as I thought about it. It is quite easy to walk on the frozen water. Well, atleast I had enough grip to feel the floor under me as I would feel when I walk on the grass.

My teacher for today is going to show me few tricks but she is rather an expert in her area of eislauf. I was not willing to step right into the shoes but took a little slower approach and lot of confidence from myself that I wont like to see myself broken over these holidays.

At first looking the way she made her way on the ice was more and more inviting to get going but I still was in the decisive moments of my calculations. Shall I be stepping on it now or shall I rather just wait for a little more.

More than my fear it was the challenge of falling on the ice and leaving myself in pains. Ah, whatever I am not going to think about it too much and I finally was getting ready to give in.

Given in, the challenge has started no more second thoughts. Either stand tall or break my back. At first I was simply amazed at how the balance was so much easier than just being on the skates. Absolutely remember my lessons from the roller skating days. I never even managed to learn the roller skates but this seems much more easier than on the wheels. The balance just came into the play by itself.

After my first round at the frozen lake I seem to have learned a little more of easier tricks to balance my ice skates. In the first 30minutes of learning and no fall ensured that I was not giving up on it as yet.

Taking breaks and getting started simply took no time to get back into the mode of faster and faster skating. I am enjoying these moments of feeling fresh energy through something new today in life.

Learning is more a part our life rather than believing in ourself as a master of all that we do.

Lastly, thanking the nature for giving us such wonderful gifts that we humankind can enjoy without ruining the peace of nature.

Not sure of what comes next as a part of my holidays in Alps. Skiing dream looks quite far away from what I can think and imagine of. The wait for skiing seems to be on hold unless the weather god throws a blanket of ice even still, the slopes wont be ready in the last remaining days of my break.

Thank you to all my friends and people who read here and hope you enjoyed a little bit of nature and its surroundings in the pictures.

Christkindlmarkt – Klagenfurt, Austria

Season of christmas is the time to be with the family and enjoy those moments of togetherness. Best if you are in the european region where it means more than just a christmas tree and gifts under. It is more to the celebration of exotic foods with special drinks including wine and its variants.
This time to the proper christmas market unlike the one seen in Southwark, London,UK. This is where we listen to the christmas carols, singing people, a little bit of dancing and lot more wintry touch to enjoy the hot gluewien. Before I go ahead yapping into the flow of words – best to leave it to your imagination through the pictures.
The only thing missing year is snow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just a litle quick look through the evening filled with light, music and joyful market of christmas. Although the photos are just a quick do of what it looked like. Cant spend time right now to share all that in the better way. Till the next lot of quick winter snaps come out without snow – Have a nice holiday season.

“O Tannebaum” – I am going to practise my christmas traditional singing as long as the wonderful season lasts. Never a bad idea to stop but rather keep on going.

Southwark Christmas Market, London

Yeah, christmas brings cookies, Gluewine, Brutwurst and above all the festival season. It was all about a little catch up with someone different in life. We all know how the life in busy routines work and a change is absolutely refershing. An idea to stop by Christmas Market suggested by Jana worked like charm.
Not to forget that its been more warmer than ever noticed christmas time by me in this island country of United Kingdom. Can you believe it is 13C on 21st December and going to be in double figures again on Christmas day. Feels like Christmas in summers. Well, not going into the part of the global warming but rather taste warming now.

I am well planned to fly tomorrow for my trip into European Alps and enjoy the christmas there too but I couldnt miss this chance. After all it was laced with this attractive offer of taking pictures and meeting pretty girls too.

Walking our way into the Southwark over the waterloo bridge, in the evening light how can we not stop to capture the lights of London and this wonderful warm evening.

London Waterloo Bridge
London Skyline in Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Doesn’t gets better but the view change from one end to the another. Alter Ego of London always lives on to light up the presence world wide. Heres the London Life Nite shot
London skyline
 It is definitely a challenge to grab the shots in the night with handheld big cams without much of an ease by pushing ISOs so what. It is always a learning curve that does not come to me just like that but by trying testing testing failing trying and failing trying getting there eventually.
 
 
 
London Eye overlooking Thames
  

Southbank Christmas Market by "Mani Babbar"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Southbank Christmas Market
Southbank Christmas Market
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Southbank Christmas Market
Southbank Christmas Market