Sriram Janak – Photography

To Love…

  To love is to suffer.
         to avoid suffering one must not love.
                 But then one suffers from not loving.
               Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer;
                                                                     to suffer is to suffer…
                                              ~ ` ~ Woody Allen







30 responses

  1. Always incredible photography that pulls at the heart with words to match!

    August 13, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    • Thank you for your kind words my friend…:-)

      August 15, 2015 at 8:38 pm

  2. Love this photo a lot! And the words… the suffer many of us would understand but couldn’t describe it well. I am so glad that someone does such an excellent job writing about it 😉 Thanks for sharing.

    August 13, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    • Thank you Dear Helen…happy you liked it…:-)

      August 15, 2015 at 8:39 pm

  3. Wonderful words — superb photography

    August 13, 2015 at 10:13 pm

  4. wow… thnks for sharing such a wonderful pic!!

    August 13, 2015 at 10:29 pm

  5. Awesome Photo Sriram my friend.. and put to an amazing quote I had not heard before.. Thank you for this wonderful photo .. ❤ Sue

    August 14, 2015 at 1:49 am

  6. Beautiful Picture Sriram! The first thought that came to my mind when I looked at the picture was
    “Parents will be parents and kids will be kids!” Looks like the mommy/daddy elephant trying to catch hold of the baby elephant 🙂 Wonder what the baby was running away from ? SPINACH? 🙂

    August 14, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    • Haha..Krithya…:-) this male elaphant was in heat and was pulling the tail of the female,..trying to Woo her..:-) ( I should have added a footnote 🙂 )

      August 15, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      • 🙂 Hee hee, After posting the comment, I did think, if it were parental love, the words you chose for the picture would have been different. And my afterthought was spot on then. That is one persistent male! The elephant on the left (probably the female) sure looks smaller than the one on the right! Don’t you think?

        August 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      • Yes…:-)

        August 17, 2015 at 7:33 am

  7. Genie

    Amazing photo, I’ve never seen an elephant grab the tail of a youngster like that, what a moment to be in the right place at the right time! The photo speaks volumes, how animals communicate with each other, it’s like we can hear what the action is saying.

    August 15, 2015 at 1:41 am

    • Thank you Genie…:-) actually this tusker is pulling the tail of a female elephant…trying to woo her …:-)( he was in heat!)

      August 15, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      • Genie

        That’s funny, people see what they want to see!
        But it’s interesting, I thought that in the animal world, it’s the female that chooses the male. Maybe, like you said, he’s trying to woo her, but in the final analysis, it is her that will decide.

        Males are only in heat, in the animal world, when the female is in heat, is this not so with elephants?

        August 15, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      • When the elephant is in “musth” (his testosterone levels are high) he becomes very active and checks out the females in every group
        he encounters. Once he encounters a female who is in estrous ..he tries to woo her by putting his trunk on her and pulling her tail till she accepts him…
        and this is what happened that day.( will share the other photos )

        August 17, 2015 at 7:40 am

  8. Ah, Sriram, what a talent, my friend… your images speak so much, always in kindness and beauty. Rare talent… Thank you! 🙂

    August 15, 2015 at 3:29 am

    • You are too kind Dear Marina…happy you liked it…:-)

      August 15, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      • Ah, I actually feel I haven’t said enough, so no kindness here. Simple truth! 🙂

        August 16, 2015 at 1:29 pm

  9. Amy

    It looks like my comment that I sent didn’t go through… Your beautiful capture of the precious moment says it all. Thank you so much for sharing it with us, Master, Sriram! 🙂

    August 19, 2015 at 6:12 pm

  10. I came back here Sriram. and read how Elephants Woo.. 🙂 Loved reading and it made even more sense why you chose that particular quote..
    Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week.. 🙂 Sue x

    August 19, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    • Thank you Sue…have a great week…:-)

      August 20, 2015 at 7:36 am

  11. Great timing,magnificent the moment you captured,dear Sriram!
    Compelling the accompanying quote,my friend!The power of love can govern the world 🙂

    August 24, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    • Yes indeed can 🙂 thank you my friend..:-)

      August 26, 2015 at 6:46 pm

  12. Sriram , this is a beautiful picture that suits the quote perfectly and tugs at the heart too.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

    September 30, 2015 at 7:30 am

    • Thank you so much Dear Wendy…happy you liked it…:-)

      September 30, 2015 at 8:39 am

  13. I love elephants. And I love Allen’s notion on love.

    May 13, 2016 at 12:57 pm

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