Dilip Barman [dilip]

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  • I have been interested in photography since even before the 7th grade, when I took a photography class to learn how to use my Dad's Minolta that, I believe, was one of the first 35mm cameras to support fully manual, auto-shutter, auto-aperture, and fully automatic exposures. I shot a lot with my Canon A-1 in high school and college, but tired of lugging the camera around - though I missed my filters and fine f1.8 Canon lens. For years, I took snapshots with easily transportable cameras. I started with a first generation digital camera (Apple QuickTake - which can take only 8 pictures!) in mid-1995. It was a big and exciting step on March 27, 2002 to move up to a Canon PowerShot S30 3.2 megapixel camera, and I've taken about 4000 pictures with it in the first 8 months I've owned it. I love its portability and quality but miss a hotshoe for a "real" flash, as well as my filters.
  • I am constantly taking pictures - of my roses I grow, garden, friends, students and their creations in my cooking classes, travels, and more. I always have an eye out for interesting abstract shapes and patterns, and especially enjoy closeup shots of flowers in gardens I visit.


Single Photos

Dilip's Roses


Abstract Images

Winter Wonderland


Closeup of a butterfly on my Butterfly Bush

Floral cart, Chapel Hill Garden Tour

Red dahlias at Elizabeth Park, Hartford

Closeup of a white and purple flower at Filoli Gardens, San Mateo, California

Still life - onion. I took this during one of my cooking classes at the Carrboro Century Center.

Still life with pomegranate. Taken during one of my cooking classes at the Carrboro Century Center.

Pt. Reyes National Seashore, California

Still life of flower-candle table setting at French Meadow Cafe in Minneapolis.

'Taboo' closeup in my rose garden

Informal flower arrangement from my rose garden (rose varieties: 'Melody Parfumee', 'Pink Peace', 'Double Delight', 'Taboo', 'Heritage')

Golden Gate Bridge with San Francisco in background. Taken from Golden Gate National Recreational area in Sausalito - the best place to get views of the bridge!

Stirling Castle turret, Scotland

'Heritage' with my house in the background

Windsor Castle, England

This photograph of Ground Zero speaks for itself, and gives hope.

Purple flowers of butterfly bush with my purple house in the background

Field of thistle, Scottish national flower, near Bonar Bridge north of Inverness, Scotland

Closeup of crotons at the Minneapolis Walker Sculpture Garden

Frozen branch bent over, with thawing leaves

Closeup of a frozen branch

Burning Bush (Euonymus) with a few red leaves left in the ice

Frozen pine needles

Pink 'Heritage' rose bud and stem encased in ice

'Melody Parfumée' rose bud with thawing ice cover

Closeup of a white and purple flower - with background blacked out

Rose and berry arrangement, Whole Foods Grocery, Raleigh, NC

Tree against deep blue sky of the Blue Ridge Mountains, NW North Carolina

Out with the old, In with the new

'Heritage' rose - winter bloom and hips

'Heritage' rose - winter bloom and hips after a light snowfall

Still life - Blood Orange

Closeup of gold Royal Bank building, downtown Toronto

Basket of Handmade Mulberry Thread, Canada's Textile Museum

Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridesii) bloom

Arc de Triomphe, Paris, at sunset

'Heritage' rose

'Double Delight' Hybrid Tea Rose

Dung Beetle, Lake Crabtree County Park

Bullfrog, Duke Gardens

Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) adult male dragonfly at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA

'Neal Berrey' Daylily, Duke Gardens

Bare tree looking out over Blue Ridge Mountains

Purple Cauliflower (actually a broccoli) Brassica oleracea var. italica

Watermelon Radish, whole and cut in both dimensions. Claimed by some to be one of the most beautiful vegetables, it is also known as 'Beauty Heart' or 'Rose Heart' or 'Red Daikon' radish.

Stone ledge and Price Lake off Blue Ridge Parkway