Matterhorn Zermatt Nightscapes

I spent a grand total of 3 days and 2 nights at Zermatt, Switzerland last week. Unfortunately the weather during this time was mostly overcast and rainy. So I didn’t get to do all the beautiful nightscape photography I had imagined. I however, had a brief window of about 45 minutes on  the night of…

Livia’s Garden: One of the world’s earliest nature art masterpieces?

In 1863 archaeologists unearthed magnificent finds from what was called the Villa of Livia at Prima Porta (slightly north of Rome). Livia was the wife of Augustus, the first emperor of Rome. Notably one of the finds from the house was the imposing statue of Augustus that is mostly associated with the emperor. However, another…

Book #1 of 2019, The Overstory by Richard Powers

In his bestselling book “Collapse”, Jared Diamond, when talking about the history of human settlement in Easter Island, wonders what went through the mind(s) of the person/ people as they cut down the last tree on the (now barren)island. He outlines a horrific tale of humans mindlessly cutting trees for agriculture in what was once…

Vesuvioooooo

There’s just something about a volcano that makes it hard to take your eyes off it. Mt Vesuvius is probably one of the world’s best known volcanoes for its explosion in AD 79 which buried many towns in the vicinity including Pompeii and Herculaneum. This is a chilling video I keep coming back to. It…

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…

Weekend is almost here

For those of us who work from Sunday to Thursday, the weekend is here. For the rest of the world, it will soon be here. To celebrate a picture from my Ladakh trek- the first night of the trek we overnighted in a small village called Yang Thang. The next morning we set out from…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

The first weekly photo challenge of 2018 would like us to showcase a photograph that depicts or conveys the theme of growth. I chose this photograph of a flower bud drenched in a fresh rain and I hope it conveys to you a sense of hope and vigour for the new year!