The above Image of Maa Nandadevi was shot at an effective focal length of 640mm, there was a small cloud forming over the peak and I wanted that cloud significantly in the frame, can you imagine capturing that with a wide angle lens!!!!

Shooting Landscapes with a Telephoto

A wide or an ultra-wide image of a natural landscape, or/and a man-made object wherein, the foreground, the mid-ground and background are arranged in a particular way and are in sharp focus, which is what we normally conceive of, whenever we think of the word Landscape photography. We sometimes, erroneously also have the notion that […]

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Himalayan Birds of Chopta, Deoriya and Makkumath- A Reminiscence

As we move from Makku to Deoria Taal on a road that has seen the first vehicle in the past 12 hours, flocks of Kalij Pheasants busily chewing on juicy insects and grains cross our path, the air is chilly with temperatures dropping to below 0 degrees at night. Earlier in the morning we were […]

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Shooting on a Tripod

This blog is Part 3 of some of the tips and techniques which i personally consider critical to making good images. Please do read the first two blogs of “Shooting at Eye Level” and “Shooting in Golden light”    Imagine if you will, that you are on a trip to some exotic location (which you […]

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10 must have Experiences in Chopta, Tungnath

Shooting in Golden Light

A Zillion blogs and articles can be written about the Importance of Light in photography and it would still be insufficient to emphasize how invaluable it is to making good Images. In continuation from my earlier blog, today I would like to discuss the importance of, and the impact which “Shooting in Golden Light” can […]

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Shooting Birds at Eye Level

The above Image of the Himalayan Monal was taken one early Morning as the sun was just rising. The tree, the early morning light, the colors of the bird and the Background which was far far away, coupled with my  Telephoto Canon 400mm f/5.6 lens resulted in this shot. We all have at times seen […]

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Shooting Moonlit Landscapes

Night Landscapes can broadly be classified into two types. The first would be wherein we intend to make Star trails or shoot the Milky way, which would be best done on a Moonless night, or when the Moon has set or not risen. The second would be when we intend to capture landscapes lit by […]

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Tarry along the sleepy Vistas of Bedni Bugyal

The month is September, rain gods have emptied their dark clouds filled with water, every stream now resembles a river, green moss has enveloped branch of every tree and the forests now resembles a dark green world, with a cloudless, hazeless, beautiful Blue as the background. All along the jungle path we see multitude of […]

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Rudranath- Home of Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva is referred to as Bhole Baba  (the innocent one), one who gets angry very easily and at the same time the one, who when approached with love and a clean heart makes one’s impossible wishes come true immediately. He is also referred to as God of Gods and none is supposed to be […]

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Ganga- Facts, Myths

River Ganga flowing through almost entire Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, holds a special place in the heart of everyone here in the Mountains and every Indian. It has special mention in all the ancient Hindu religious texts and is Personified as Maa Ganga or Mother Ganges. Not only is it believed to wash away all […]

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Himalayas- Some Facts, Myths

I have been in love with the Himalayas ever since i was a small kid. Not many people know that i stayed for some 5 to 6  years in my village before i moved to Mumbai for my studies. I always yearned to come to my hometown during those 2 months of School Holidays. Thousands […]

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