In love with live composite

Yesterday I spoke about my new camera- Olympus OMD EM-5 Mark II – and one of the features that I have been most excited about – Live Composite. This is where your camera is intelligently pre programmed to take light settings from a base shot and then record only incremental light changes on the photograph….

Triple Moon

No moon this morning! Only clouds đŸ˜¦

Earthshine, Saturn and Antares

This morning I was rewarded with brilliantly clear skies just before sunrise. This was surprising as we’ve been having a few hazy days here in Chennai, India. A crescent waning moon stood together in an almost straight line with Saturn and then with the massive red giant Antares- the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius (incidentally…

Reflection: Kiyomizu-dera Illuminated

Kiyomizu-dera is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto. It is a sprawling temple complex that is also a UNESCO heritage monument. Every spring and autumn the temple is illuminated at night to  bring out the beauty of the temple complex and also the cherry blossoms or the autumn leaves. Here is a shot I took of…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change, 6 Hours of Mt Fuji

That’s right- It’s the weekend! Which means it’s time for the weekly photo challenge once again. This week’s theme is change. Change is constant just because time keeps flowing. Nothing ever is the same now that was a moment ago. So how do we capture change in photographs? I know a lot of you may have…

X for Xing

Yeah, if you went huh? Then you’re like me the first time I saw Xing road signs everywhere in the US. I couldn’t figure out what Xing actually meant until I saw a sign with the stickman and a Xing and I figured that it meant ‘Crossing’. Did you go “D’uh?” Life is full of…

L for Light Trails

I’m very drawn to long exposure photography- light trails, star trails, time lapses and so on. Here’s one of my first attempts at light trails.

Lunar Terminator

I have recently been obsessed with photographing the moon but perverse as nature sometimes can be, I have been continuously denied of opportunities with a clear sky and a visible moon. Yesterday was an exception however- a clear dark blue sky with a perfect waxing moon (You can click to see a slightly bigger version)…

La Luna

Ever since the dawn of his time, Man has probably always looked up to the sky and wondered at the moon- a benevolent, calm, friendly force in the thick blanketing darkness of the night. I think the moon is probably the most underrated force that supports life on earth- everything from the tides to human…