Sriram Janak – Photography

Stillness Speaks…


Be still

            stillness reveals

            the secret of



                      ` ~ `  Lao Tzu 







           That the mind 

            is in

                      abysmal stillness…


                                        ` ~ `   Lao Tzu  








            Nothing in all

                creation is 

                so like god



` ~ `  Meister Eckhart









               Learning how to 

                  be still,

                to really be still

                  and let life happen–

                   that stillness becomes a



                                         ` ~ `   Morgan Freeman







                   Even when in the midst 

                   of disturbance,

                      stillness of the mind can 




                                      ` ~ `   Stephen Richards






                In the stillness of headstones ,

                Darkness in my blanket.

               And forever in my song..

                   In the arms if stare angles,

                   I ‘m not afraid.

                  Because finally and


                       I belong

                                         ` ~ `  Jordan Dane 






Please also take a look at my other post..

( location : Aritappati village…near Madurai. Tamil Nadu,




45 responses

  1. Indeed it does! Breathtakingly so – in your images! 🙂

    September 4, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    • Thank you Marina dear friend…:-)

      September 5, 2014 at 12:47 pm

  2. My goodness, Sriram; what you capture with a lens is more magical than words. Yet, the words you’ve chosen are indeed worthy of your images.

    September 4, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    • Thank you so much Carolyn..:-) you are too kind..:-)

      September 5, 2014 at 12:48 pm

  3. thank you sriram for these most peaceful moments. regards, Eddie

    September 4, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    • I am so glad you could feel it Eddie…:-) I feel the same when I go there every time…:-)
      take care

      September 5, 2014 at 12:49 pm

  4. Never realized stones sitting on a hill top could look so picturesque and convey so much… Beautiful
    ( some pictures reminded me of “Krishna’s butter ball” at Mahabalipuram 🙂 )

    September 4, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    • Thank you Krithya..for being here…you just need to touch them.. and sit under them for sometime…:-)

      September 5, 2014 at 12:52 pm

  5. Amy

    I agree with Carolyn, … more magical than words. … It’s so moving to see these majestic rocks standing there!
    Thank you, Sriram!

    September 4, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    • Thank you Amy…i am so happy these rocks moved you…:-)
      I just love being with them…:-)

      September 5, 2014 at 12:53 pm

  6. wow… really in this post… your pics speak so much!! awesome capture!!

    September 5, 2014 at 4:16 pm

  7. Inspiring words and powerful photos! 🙂

    September 6, 2014 at 8:23 am

  8. Anunoy Samanta

    I must say these are special captures…. very tranquil! 🙂

    September 7, 2014 at 9:15 pm

  9. Amy

    Dear Sriram, I made a couple of links of your posts and used small size of your photos to introduce your magnificent blog to my friends, hope it’s okay with you. For any reason, you don’t like t you photos to be “borrowed”, please let me know.

    September 9, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    • Thank you Amy… I am honored…and you are so kind..:-)
      take care

      September 9, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      • Amy

        My great pleasure, Sriram! I appreciate so much of your work.

        September 10, 2014 at 12:16 am

  10. Dear Amy…thank you for your support…:-)

    September 10, 2014 at 10:02 am

  11. Incredible captures, really amazing and precious quotes especially from Jordan Dane. Thanks friend for follow I appreciate it very much. Regards @Della

    September 10, 2014 at 11:54 am

    • Della its my pleasure…and thank you for being here and for your kind words my friend…:-)

      September 10, 2014 at 10:22 pm

  12. Your black and white photographs are beautiful.

    September 15, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    • Thank you Carole Parkes…for your kind words…:-)

      September 23, 2014 at 8:58 am

  13. No doubt stillness speaks louder than any voice could!

    September 22, 2014 at 11:46 am

    • Thank you so much …:-)

      September 23, 2014 at 8:58 am

      • Thanks and regards.


        September 23, 2014 at 10:21 am

  14. Amazing photos you have captured the beauty and the Balance of Nature’s Stillness within theses photo’s Sriram. And love how that huge stone is balancing on the smaller one. Your set of Quotes are Brilliant in their refection of the images… Many thanks for putting this post together with such thought… ( as all your posts are )….
    I love rock formations and have painted some in the past near to where I live, Some hang on my walls still to today.. I am afraid my image is a very blurred one of my painting… But this is an actual rock, in England.. on the Moors in Yorkshire.. I walked up to paint it.. You can take a look in my Gallery section.. Here.

    Enjoy your day and thank you again for such a lovely time viewing your photo’s and for your visit ..
    Blessings Sue

    September 22, 2014 at 2:27 pm

  15. Dear Sue…
    Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so happy you like rocks and this post of mine…:-)
    love your painting …and thanks for sharing…:-)

    September 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

  16. Kev

    Awesome pics.

    September 24, 2014 at 12:05 am

  17. Great photos. Makes me want to be there!

    September 26, 2014 at 9:53 pm

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  20. What silence has to say is always beautiful! Thank you.

    October 19, 2014 at 6:14 am

    • Thank you so much for being here…:-)

      October 19, 2014 at 6:53 am

  21. stunning photos, I do love black and white. These are almost eerie drawing us into their stillness.

    October 19, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    • Thank you Ana Perry…so happy you liked them…:-)
      take care

      November 8, 2014 at 12:29 pm

  22. Black beauties indeed!

    November 16, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    • Thank you so much…:-)

      December 16, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      • My gratitude.


        December 17, 2014 at 8:18 am

  23. Beautiful capture !!

    December 22, 2014 at 9:27 am

    • Thank you so much geetangali…:-)

      December 22, 2014 at 9:45 am

  24. The tranquility in each pic and your choice of quote for each one of them – just amazing. I can’t take my eyes off the pictures

    December 24, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    • kind words My friend…thank you…:-)

      December 25, 2016 at 7:08 pm

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