Moon, Red Moon

I took this photo of the moon last week and it was actually a first for me to capture photos of the moon with my camera mounted on a tripod. I normally rely on my camera’s inbuilt stablisation software to rescue my moon shots. And if you think that is crazy there are people who…

Star trail 600018

I captured this star trail at my home in Chennai. I must admit that Chennai is one of the most light polluted cities in the world. Added to that, I also had a waxing moon to contend with. Still my camera managed to capture many a faint star resulting in this glorious star trail image….

Experimenting with the stars

I shot this image (once again using Live Composite) on my Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II camera. However, I used the m Zuiko 8mm fisheye lens. When I used lightroom to remove the fisheye effect the star trail got distorted and the result was an image where stars were trailing in a whole lot of…

Oh! But there were stars

In an earlier post, I showcased a star trail photograph that I had captured along the beach of Goa. This is another photograph from the same location. However, this one is facing north. The centre of the vast circle that the stars are sweeping is where the Pole Star should be. Although there was much…

Nothing stands still in Dubai

I took this photograph a couple of months ago from over a bridge near my home. It’s a long exposure live composite shot. I somehow find it very quintessential of the city. It must have been about 11.30pm on a Thursday night (which is the local equivalent of a Friday night) and there were hundreds…

Pleiades Rising

This was one of the images I had captured during my recent trip to Leh in September. I’ve always been fascinated by the Pleiades star cluster. Growing up it was one of the most spectacular set of close stars that you could see in the sky on a clear night. The cluster is located in…

To see the stars

Night time light pollution is real. The increasing encroachment of urban artificial lights has wiped out stars from the night sky. On an average, the only things we can see in the night sky from a city on a clear night are the moon, the planets, the blinking lights of aeroplanes and about 20-30 stars….

Evolution

I’m back to one of my favourite subjects. After the hype of the eclipse died down I followed the moon over the next few days trying to capture its evolution. After all everyday is a slow eclipse. The sequence below was spaced out over 5 days. I would have liked to follow the moon for…