Sunrise in Frankfurt over two days

Another video coming your way- the first day the sun rose nice and bright. The second day initially looked dramatic but later fizzled out because of low hanging clouds. The lines and streaks appearing across the sky are aircraft contrails from Frankfurt airport. I shot this from my room behind glass windows because I was…

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…

Mountains

The mountains are calling and I must go. John Muir I must confess it’s painful to write this just after coming back from the mountains. The photograph shows the Stok range of mountains as viewed from Leh, Ladakh during sunrise.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/ Set

This week’s challenge asks us to post our favourite sunrise or sunset. Needless to say, the most iconic sunrise I have ever experienced was near Angkor Wat in Cambodia. I’m amazed that it has been more than four years since I travelled to Siem Reap. I’d like to go back to Cambodia one of these…

Another weekend, Sun & Mercury

Another working week is done. At times it feels like the weeks are passing us by at the speed of light. It is almost the end of January. Wasn’t it just Christmas eve or something? It’s nice and cool here in Dubai but summer will soon be here and then like all those sun walkers…

Why waking up early is worth it …

…when you’re visiting Thiksey monastery in Ladakh. Exactly five Saturdays ago I visited Thiksey monastery early in the morning. The morning prayers conducted by Buddhist monks and little monks in training is open to public every day and a number of tourists head there to get a glimpse into the lives of the monks who…

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…

Sunrise in Hong Kong

I had the amazing opportunity of staying in an East facing room in Hong Kong at the Renaissance Harbour View hotel. Although the room did not give me a direct view of Victoria Harbour, the vista looking over the East particularly early in the morning was spectacular. The first morning I was there was the…

Shadow of the Earth & The Belt of Venus

We all know that moon phases are caused by the shadow of the Earth falling on the moon. I think I read somewhere that the shadow of the earth travels about 1 million kilometres. Have you ever wondered what the speed of shadow is? Anyway there is an easier more spectacular way of viewing the…