The Joy of shooting a Brown Goral

At an altitude of 3000+ Meters, the morning was cold. Night was slowly giving way to dawn and the multitude of colors it brought with it. Koklass pheasants were calling in abundance in the distance, and here I was getting ready to shoot some Himalayan Black bears, if they presented themselves. Lost in the Himalaya, […]

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Chaukhamba Hues- My eternal rendezvous with Immortality

So day before yesterday, it rained heavily. There were incessant rain and thunderstorms.  Lightning so intense, every time it struck, it rattled the walls of our homes.  After the Kedarnath disaster of 2013, people in the Himalaya are very wary of thunderstorms and I am sure, most of them spent the good part of the […]

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Shooting Snow Partridges

The alarm went off, it was 3:50 AM. It was January, and at Chopta the temperatures were way beyond freezing. The Quilt was warm and comforting and, I simply did not want to come out. Coming out would mean trekking 4 kilometers in temperatures dropping 15 to 20 degrees below freezing. Fast forward to 15 […]

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Himalayan Monal – It’s ok not to shoot

There were Himalayan Monals, lots of them, calling in the valley below. A huge group of Himalayan vultures was fighting over, what appeared to be a carcass of a Sambhar. Golden morning light began to flood the otherwise chilly valley. A mixed group of tits, warblers, laughingthrushes, and Minlas were quenching their thirst from the […]

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Shooting wildlife with a 100mm- 5 Reasons.

Try and remember the time when you first thought about doing wildlife photography, the first time you thought wow, if only I could shoot amazing wildlife photos. You went and asked people who were already doing it, and I am sure all of them told you the same story. If you want to get into […]

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Curves-Adding Magic in Photoshop

Curves-Adding Magic in Photoshop If you have been shooting Images for some time, you would understand for sure how integral post processing is to photography. If done correctly, it is an extremely powerful tool to fill in the gap between what was witnessed in person to what the camera captured on scene. In the wrong […]

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My most memorable Images of year 2018 (Blog 2 of 2)

My most memorable Images of year 2018 (Blog 2 of 2) I distinctly remember the opening scene of the recently released movie Kedarnath. The scene was of river Mandakini, flowing through the valley of Kedarnath, with temple bells ringing ever so softly in the distance. That scene was less than 15 seconds long, and I […]

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My Most Memorable Images 2018

My Most Memorable Images 2018 (Blog 1 of 2)

Most Memorable Images 2018 (Blog 1 of 2) On this chilly winter evening, as the heater besides me fails to keep me warm, my fingers are trying desperately to put to words that goes through my mind. I am reminded of a simple, but such a powerful quote by Oogway, from one of my favourite […]

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22 Degree Halo or was it!!!!

“How in the hell am I going to complete the trek with this extremely heavy backpack” this was the only thought in my mind as I panted up the slopes towards Madhmaheshwar. The Sun was blazing with all its intensity and quite frankly, though I hated the sweat dripping down my forehead into my eyes, […]

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It’s not about the Image!!!!

” It’s not about the Image” A monthly blog series about one of my most favorite image every month. This is post 5 of a 12 part series. Today I would like to share a small story about a shot, a shot which I took last month in Chopta. It’s not a spectacular shot, in […]

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