Mountains in the morning light

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to sit through morning prayers at Thiksey monastery best Leh. We had to get to the monastery by 6am so we could be there before the prayers started. However, as a happy by-product I also witnessed sunlight slowly creeping through the valley. It was nice to…

The best camera is the one you have

Who says you can’t do a great shot on your non iphone7 camera phone? I took this photograph of a bee sitting on a sunflower with my trusted Moto G phone. It costs about one fourth of the price of the iPhone but takes equally good photographs. I was stunned by the quality of the…

There and back again….again

A second time to Ladakh- I feel fortunate to have been able to visit Leh last week.  I’ve just returned after a week of epic trekking in the Sham region.  More photos and posts to follow..

Moon Under Construction

They told me it was a partial lunar eclipse today so I went out armed with my camera. The eclipse was very partial. So partial that even after an hour of looking at the moon I could hardly see much of a difference. With a vengeance I decided I would deconstruct and reconstruct the moon…

Seeing the world in a drop of rain

It’s the height of summer with no relief in sight. In fact, August is predicted to be even hotter than July. Is it any surprise that I’m looking back at my raindrop photos?

Pannonia Inferior- the Hadrian Connection

Quick quiz question On visiting an erstwhile frontier town from the ancient Roman empire, the emperor you are most likely to encounter or who beat you to that town nearly 1900 years ago is likely to be (a) Hadrian (b) Hadrian (c) Hadrian (d) All of the above Hadrian is (maybe after Augustus) one of…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

This week’s challenge is all about favourite in-focus and out-of-focus moments. I’m taking a standard exercise in focus and depth of field for this week’s challenge. ¬†Et voila!