It is not big news if I tell you I am not much of a photographer. Sometimes I like to think I am and I enjoy making shots of faces and of sunsets, yet most of the time it is a frustration. Which gets worse when I enviously look at my daughter’s photos or photos that my blogging mate Razzbuffnik keeps producing. Damn Aussie!
Anyway, there are weird things that tend to happen with the help of internet and the blogosphere. You see, 24 years back when in India for the first time, on my search for enlightenment, I had a National (that’s how Panasonic was called long ago, kids) point-and-shoot little camera and I did some shots here and there. For the needs of this blog I scanned some of them with our simple office scanner.
So, about a year ago a reader from Canada contacted me, asking me whether he could use the photo of the a little boy leading a big buffalo (I still remember I took that one in Mathura). I was rather surprised, never thinking one could use my photos for anything at all… Anyway, to cut the story short, he did some editing and art work with the photo and it has already been printed in Canada as a greeting card!
Just imagine! I find this rather crazy, funny and very, very enjoyable. It is amazing how the internet connects the world, across the space and through the time.
The boy is, I guess, about thirty now, the buffalo has long been reincarnated (perhaps into our bossy cat), and the world keeps spinning round and round.