My brilliant friend

It has been a while since I’ve felt like taking out my camera. But I guess the moon is my muse. Shortly after 7pm I looked out my window and realised I could see the full moon rising gradually from the horizon. I wasn’t prepared- I didn’t have my tripod set up and didn’t even…

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…

The God of war dazzles (Eclipse)

The waterfront promenade along Dubai Marina has possibly got to be one of the most light polluted places on the planet for observing the night skies. So on first observation my choice of eclipse sighting spot was dubious. But it was great from a practical point of view- easy to access, safe and littered with…

Moon and the Arch

The Roman Arch and the waxing moon sighted at El Djem Amphitheatre in Tunisia

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…

Eclipse, Dramatic Moon

If you missed the news about the red moon, super moon and the blue moon that happened today (I know! whatever will they come up with next?), you have probably been living under a cave and I don’t mean that in a bad way. I had resolved not to take any special efforts to photograph…

Lunar views

The first full moon of the year has come and gone. If you’ve noticed news headlines recently there has been a proliferation of descriptions about each and every full moon- super moon, harvest moon, hunter’s moon, this moon, that moon and so on and so forth. Every time somebody publishes this, there’s an immediate hype…

Work in progress

Once again, I have been away from my blog for quite some time. There have been quite a number of reasons- the easiest was probably that I was extremely busy at work from about the beginning of October until well into November. However, I have also been thinking about the future of this blog. Not…

The Mountain and the Moon

I shot this photograph a little more than a month ago when I was in Ladakh. I was staying at the village of Ang. Darkness was just setting in and the glorious near full moon rose over the mountains. One of the things that you will remark about Ladakh is that it is very hard…