Light pollution

Does anybody remember the circumpolar star trail photograph I took from Dubai a couple of months ago (before it got so hot)? Well, after exposing for about 30 minutes, I basically got the below photograph (slightly edited for exposure and contrast) Now, I want to show you what happens when you reduce the light pollution…

Evoke

The dictionary defines the verb evoke as “to call forth or up” I like the word “evoke”. Something about that word by itself is very evocative of bringing back something good. A picture evokes a pleasant holiday by the beach. A smell brings forth a long lost memory. A fragment of music calls up our…

Photography: 10 years

Disclaimer: I also published the write-up below on my LinkedIn account with some of my recent photographs. The photograph above is a long exposure star trail. However, unlike my usual trails, this one was spectacular because the sky was dark (at Tybee Island) and the camera could get a lot more stars. A lot of…

Which is your favourite moon?

Well, it took me 9 days of waking up early in the mornings to get these shots of the moon. Of course three more days in the beginning would have completed the entire sequence from full moon to new moon. However, I didn’t manage to capture the moon on one of those days because I…

Sunrises and morning musings

I’m a morning person and I’m fuelled by daylight. My body and brain feel at their best in the early morning hours, crackling with energy and ready to go- whether for a long walk or a reading/ study session. By the time evening comes around, my brain is pretty much mush. However, I do realise…

Squirrel (very poised)

So, do this for me. When you see this image, type out the first word that comes to your mind in the comments. For me, it was ‘poised’. I’d love to see your comments. Shot with my Olympus OMD EM1 Mkiii on the 100-400 mzuiko lens.

Eastern Bluebird (a bit professorial)

I don’t know about you but to me this bird looks like it’s got its hands behind its back and is going to embark on a long lecture on some obscure topic. It’s got a sharp eye and a strict look so good luck falling asleep, it might come at you and poke you with…

No such thing as too many moon pics

It’s been very humid here in Dubai so I wasn’t expecting much when I pointed my camera. I didn’t even bother setting up a tripod but tried to use a new feature on my Olympus camera called the ‘handheld high resolution’ mode. Looking at the picture above, looked like it worked. Won’t you agree? I…