With the novel objective of raising awareness for elephant corridors across the country, The Elephant Parade India arrived at Mumbai this month. Along came exquisitely designed and painted elephant replicas, each having an interesting story to its own. Apart from being an awareness raising tool, it is also an amazing means to showcase the artist’s expertise and talent. I met with the following elephants at … Continue reading The Elephant Parade : Mumbai 2018
Time and again, I have had requests and queries on how to take the amazing “trails” photos, today, I shall try to demystify them. The technique is called Long Exposure. As the name suggests, we make the photo’s exposure long. In doing so, any light source, or lit up object, that is incident on the sensor, shall be registered by it. In technical terms, we … Continue reading Long Exposure : Demystified
There are some amazing things one can shoot during night. Long exposure shots of light trails, amazing bokehs, starbursts, star trails, and much more. Tonight, like many before, I was at office past sundown, and I had camera with me. Had a concept to try out too. So, off I went to the terrace to try out the shot. While I was up there, the … Continue reading Bokehs and Starbursts!
This Diwali, I was at Mumbai. Had just a day of holiday, so it was out of the question to go home then. Instead, I came to office that night, went to the terrace, which is on the 42nd floor for a view. Looked quite nice, I must say, the photos didn’t come out to be that amazing though. But, I wanted good photos, so, … Continue reading Diwali Night – 2017
A few weeks back, I posted a few photos of the city of Mumbai, at night, shot using a Lenovo K6 Power here. The photos were not of the quality that I would have wanted, hence, a few days back, when the opportunity presented itself, I was there with the camera. The location, the terrace floor of L&T Realty Crescent Bay. We waited from dusk … Continue reading Mumbai Nightscape Encore
These were the last two stops on our list, and there was a specific condition I had for the Bangla Sahib gurdwara, I wanted to visit it at night. So, we made it to the Lodi Gardens in the evening, and spent some time. The garden is quite mesmerizing and the tombs are simply beautiful. It would be an amazing place to do some light … Continue reading TTL: Delhi: Lodi Gardens and Bangla Sahib
Shooting at night, and in long exposure is quite fun, one must agree. With a little tweak, the night can be turned into dusk, if not bright day. This shot, 0230 h. 30 seconds of exposure does this trick. We get enamoured by the photos of trails of lights across the sky, often in round or elliptical patterns about a stunning landscape. Some of my … Continue reading Star Trails: What is and how to..
This is a late post about the most recent supermoon that the world saw. I was determined to shoot it. So, I made my way to a nearby temple, which rests on a hill top to try shoot the moon, and the city underneath, and this is what I got. Not exactly the way I wanted it to be. The temple, being on elevated ground, … Continue reading The Supermoon Post
In a train, you dont have a lot to shoot, until, you stick the camera out of the window…chaos!! Continue reading Light Chaos
Sometimes, we have a shot stuck in our head. We know what we want, how we want it, and from where we shall get it. The following is one of such shots, predetermined, preconceived and executed, just the way I wanted it to be. Once the shot was done, I turned around, on my way back, and realized, the setting was quite amazing to shoot, … Continue reading Predetermination and Mystery