August 19 is observed as World Photography day to inspire the photographers across the planet to share their WORLD with the World through a single photograph.

Can each of us pin point the best photograph which they have clicked in their life. It is no doubt a very difficult task. But it becomes simple to choose a photograph based on the theme:

“A photographer has to share his world with the world “

It has been marked as the World Photographic Day since 2010 in order to celebrate the 177 year old journey of photography.

Many would not be aware that it originated from the invention of photographic process developed by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1837. On 19th August French Government purchased the patent and announced the invention as a gift free to the world.
Majority of us are using the digital cameras for capturing the moments of life times. The first digital photograph was taken in 1957 just 60 years back. Although the first light picture was taken in the year 1839.

A photograph is a way to feel the emotion and context of that moment which becomes a part of the history good or bad.

I would like to share my world with the world with a moment captured in the city of Hyderabad on 15th August 2010 after I completed my visit to all the 12 Jyotirlingas on the previous day. The last being Mallikaarjun near the city of Hyderabad. They are highly revered among Hindus.
There are 12 locations through out India where these 12 Jyotirlingas are located. These are (1) Somnath and (2) Nageshwar in Gujarat (3) Kedarnath in Uttrakhand (4) Mahakaleshwar (5) Omkareshwar ,both in Madhya Pradesh (6) Kashi Vishwanath at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh (7) Vaidnath Dham in Jharkhand (8) Mallikaarjun in Andhra Pradesh (9) Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu (10) Bheemashankar (11) Ghrishneshwar (12) Trimbakeshwar ,all three in Maharashtra.

Although a simple frame having Cat and the Snake facing each other in a very calm pose but it is my world and would remain so through out my life.

Through this photograph I was blessed to see Bholenath (Lord Shiva) and Goddess Parvati or Durga, in their representative form as in the age of Kalyug we can not observe God in the original form.

Snake ..Lord Shiva .Cat ..Goddess Parvati or Durga

On the eve of the World Photographic Day, go out of the comfort zone to click some pictures…to preserve the time in photographic form and record a piece of history.

Image from Hyderabad on 15th August 2010

About Vinod Goel

He joined Customs & Central Excise service in 1982. As a civil servant, his job takes him to various parts of India, which gave him an opportunity to capture our wild heritage, through his camera. His passion for wildlife photography started in 2004 when he was posted at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and this passion continues till today.