Kartikswami–Getting struck by Lightning

So I have been struck by lightning….really I have been struck by lightning. I am sort of obsessed with presenting to the world, how divinely beautiful the Himalaya is. The amazing wildlife, the beautiful people I meet, the grand vistas, and what to say about the light. Light that paints a million shades of colors […]

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My Year 2017-Five Stories

“My Year 2017 in five Stories” It’s January 2018 and as I sun bathe on this cold winter day, i am reminded of my various experiences (both warm and cold) of the year 2017. I did not travel as much as I would have liked to the previous year. But travel I did, and these […]

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Image of the day-Blog 15- Shooting in Heaven in the Himalayas of Uttarakhand

Image of the day- Heaven

Today’s “Image of the day” is from Heaven Article 15 of “Image of the Day” Series. EXIF: Camera: Canon 550D Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L @24mm Shutter speed: 1/10 Sec f-stop: f/7.1 ISO: 100 Aperture Priority Evaluative Metering.   How would you react, if someday you slept in your bed and woke up in […]

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Image of the Day- Blog 2 Shooting Chandrashila and Tungnath in the Himalayas of India

Image of the day- Chandrashila

Today’s “Image of the day” is of of Chandrashila and Tungnath Article 12 of “Image of the Day” Series. EXIF: Camera: Canon 7DM2 Lens: Canon 400mm f/5.6 Shutter speed: 1/500 Sec f-stop: f/6.3 ISO: 100 External flash used Aperture Priority Evaluative Metering.   Tungnath and Chandrashila is one of my favourite places to visit in […]

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Image of the day- Golden Kartikswami

Today’s “Image of the day” is of Golden peaks of Kartikswami Article 8 of “Image of the Day” Series. EXIF: Canon 7DM2 Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8 Shutter speed: 1/25 Sec f-stop: f/8 ISO: 100 Aperture Priority Evaluative Metering.   Kartikswami temple, dedicated to lord Kartikey (Son of Lord Shiva), is extremely close my heart. I […]

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Image of the day- Panar Bugyal

Today’s Image of the day is from Panar Bugyal Article 2 of “Image of the Day” Series. EXIF: Canon 7DM2 Lens: Canon EFS 10-18mm @10mm Shutter speed: 1/30 Sec F-stop: f/9 ISO: 200 Aperture Priority Evaluative Metering. Sunrises and sunsets above treeline in the Himalayas are always extremely special, no matter what time of the […]

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NPTAT (Blog 13)- Get Uncomfortable

Today’s blog is titled “Get Uncomfortable” Blog 13 of “Nature Photography- Tips and Techniques” series. Please do check out the previous blog in the series titled “Golden Light equals Magic” Camera settings Camera: Canon 7D Mark II Lens: Canon 400mm f/5.6 Aperture: f/6.3 Shutter Speed: 1/640 Sec (First Shot), 1/500 Sec (Second Shot) ISO: 2500 […]

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Grey-hooded Warbler

5 Reasons to love the Canon 400mm f/5.6L

I am using my Canon 400mm f/5.6L Prime lens for more than 2 years now, almost on a daily basis. It’s a gem of a lens and has become my go-to lens not only for shooting birds, but also for shooting beautiful, intimate landscape of the mighty Himalayas. Today I list out 5 reasons, why […]

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Most Memorable Wildlife Images 2016

“My most memorable Wildlife Images 2016” “Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.” (Anatoli Boukreev) This the simplest quote I could find out there, which summarizes all that I feel for the Himalayas. Himalayas for me are the living gods, and every experience […]

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Nature Photography Tips and Techniques- Composing a Landscape

Blog 10 of “Nature Photography- Tips and Techniques” series. Today’s blog is titled “Composing a Landscape” Please do check out the previous blog in the series titled “Catch Light” Note: This blog contains affiliate links to Amazon, India Camera settings Camera: Canon 7D Mark II Lens: Canon 10-18mm Aperture: f/6.3 Shutter Speed: 1/13Sec (First Shot), […]

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