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….

Yet another trail of stars

This is the last of the semi-decent star trail photographs I shot when I went to Goa in December. It was shot looking towards east so you get vertical lines rather than the curved circular trials you get when you point your camera either to the north or the south. The trails are also intersected…

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…

Am Strand (On the beach)

I captured this image using the Live Composite function on my Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II. The star trail that you see was created over 40 minutes. On the right hand side is the sandy beach and the sea. On the left the coconut palms in the hotel’s sprawling lawns. Right in front of the…

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…

Stok Kangri

Eastward the dawn rose, ridge behind ridge into the morning, and vanished out of eyesight into guess; it was no more than a glimmer blending with the hem of the sky, but it spoke to them, out of the memory and old tales, of the high and distant mountains. J R R Tolkien, The Fellowship…

Sunshine a-creeping

During my stay in Leh, I had a fairly nice view of the Stok Kangri range of mountains in the distance. On a clear day, it was visually quite impressive to see sunlight filling in the valleys and the mountainsides. Almost as an after thought I used my camera to shoot three separate mini timelapses…

October already

I’m not quite sure how it came about but ladies and gents we find ourselves once more in October. That’s a full three quarters of the year gone. Time to look through that list of New Year resolutions and see if there are any easy wins left. Or maybe it’s time you started writing new…