Sunday, October 07, 2012

Dusk by the Thames

Back after a long, long time. As I try out my hand at HDR images. This one was taken during our recent trip to Europe.

Image specifications: 17 mm, 1/320 sec, F/9, ISO 100
Handheld, Canon 550D, blended from 3 exposures at 1 stop each.

Sunday, November 09, 2008


Another of my favourite forests. Bhitarkanika in Orissa. The islands are heaven for any wild life lover. The biggest attraction there are the giant white salt water crocs, but didn't get any good sightings.

Image specifications: 432 mm, 1/500 sec, F/4, ISO 100


“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore” - Vincent Van Gogh

Location: Henry Islands, West Bengal
Image specifications: 432 mm, 1/1000 sec, F/5, ISO 80

Female Purple Sunbird, (Cinnyris asiaticus)

The visitors to this blog can expect to see photographs on different themes as i continue to learn more about the media. The next few photographs are a testimony of my brush with birding. I hope you enjoy them.
I chose this photograph to start with because it has a special place in my collection. For many reasons.

Location: Salt Lake, West Bengal
Image specifications: 432 mm, 1/125 sec, F/3.7, ISO 125

Scaly-breasted Munia, (Lonchura punctulata)

Location: Kolkata, West Bengal.
This was sitting on an empty plot of land in front of our house. Shot it handheld from the garden.

Image specifications: 432 mm, 1/250 sec, F/4, ISO 100

Common Kingfisher, (Alcedo atthis)

Same location as the one above, on a different day.

Image specifications: 432 mm, 1/200 sec, F/4, ISO 80

Black-rumped Flameback, (Dinopium benghalense)

Location: Henry Islands, West Bengal

Image specifications: 432 mm, 1/250 sec, F/3.7, ISO 160

Sunday, June 29, 2008


Image specifications: 96mm, 1/160 sec, F/4, ISO 100

Saturday, March 22, 2008


This was a rather young leopard caged in Gangtok's zoo. Unlike the other adult leopard in the adjoining cage, this was not restless at all. Infact it was very quiet, looking almost sad in it's captivity.
This, and the next three photographs are from my trip to Sikkim during Christmas last year.

Image specifications: 432 mm, 1/15 sec, F/3.7, ISO 320

Yumthang Valley, North Sikkim

Image specifications:
36 mm, 1/640 sec, F/4, ISO 80

Freezing water at Yumthang, North Sikkim

Image specifications:
258 mm, 1/320 sec, F/4, ISO 80

Friday, March 21, 2008

Zero Point, North Sikkim.

This place is about 45 min drive from Yumthang, at 15, 700 ft. The motorable road abruptly ends here.

Image specifications: 36 mm, 1/1000 sec, F/4, ISO 80

Durga Puja '07

It's been quite some time since I've updated this blog. To make up for the gap, I'll post a few photographs in quick succession. This is the first one among them, taken during this year's Durga Puja.

Image specifications: 36 mm, 1/40 sec, F/2.8, ISO 160

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Flight to Nagaland

The next few photographs will trace my recent trip to North East India. I hope they do justice to this extraordinary place and make a few more people want to go and explore this largely ignored part of our country.
This photo was taken on the flight from Kolkata to Nagaland, the first leg of my journey.

Image specifications:
6 mm, 1/800 sec, F/4, ISO 80

Mausingram, Meghalaya

Next stop: Meghalaya.
This one's taken from inside a cave in Mausingram, the wettest place on earth.

Image specifications:
8 mm, 1/160 sec, F/3.2, ISO 200

Kaziranga, Assam

Great One-horned Rhinoceros, Kaziranga.

Image specifications:
72 mm, 1/400 sec, F/4, ISO 80

Kaziranga, Assam

Of all the forests I have visited in India, Kaziranga's definitely the best.
Can't wait to go back there.

Image specifications:
21 mm, 1/320 sec, F/4, ISO 80

Thursday, May 03, 2007


I noticed this fly in our garden, on a particularly hot summer morning, when I was about to leave for office.
It was the color that caught my attention, and made me get the camera. I was late for work that day, but the image more than made up for it.

Image specifications:
72 mm, 1/250 sec, F/3.7, ISO 100

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

True Blue

Pauri, Uttaranchal. 26th Jan 2007
Image specifications:
6 mm, 1/500 sec, F/4, ISO 100

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Nameless Flower

Lansdowne, Uttaranchal. 28th Jan 2007
Image specifications:
21mm, 1/125 sec, F/4,
ISO 80