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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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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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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Patience my friend Patience!!!!

“Patience my friend Patience!!!!” A monthly blog series about one of my most favorite image every month. This is post 2 of a 12 part series. Visualizing a shot, waiting for just the right amount of light, in this case waiting for the perfect amount of snow, choosing the correct angle and spot for shooting […]

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An indelible Image- Jan 2018 - A monthly blog post series

An indelible Image!!!!

“An indelible Image- Jan 2018” A monthly blog series of one of my most favorite image every month. This is post 1 of a 12 part series. That evening I was, as usual sitting in front of the heater and working on my laptop. The weather was cold and I dreaded going to the kitchen […]

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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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