Spotted: Grey Heron by the sea

Grey Herons are not a particularly rare kind of birds- you can spot them near water habitats- lakes, marshes and in this case on the beach. I managed to photograph this one in Seychelles a few months ago. The bird was quite focused on the fishes swimming in the water and seemed to ignore tourists…

Cool Copenhagen

I was about to introduce the post saying Copenhagen is the furthest north I have ever traveled, but just then I remembered that about 10 years ago I spent close to a week going around Scotland- I guess I’ll have to wait until I head to Norway or even Iceland before I make that comment….

This caught my eye..

Something about this landscape caught my eye on a walk yesterday. There was something very alluring about the three trees on a slope and the bright blue sky. There are numerous shades of blue and green and a small bench to the right of the trees on the slope. I haven’t edited the image in…

Munich Diaries

It is a rare privilege to be able to visit a distant city across continents twice. Just over 10 years ago, I had a cold and miserable stopover of a few hours in the biting cold of Munich in winter. A few days ago, I had the opportunity to visit Munich (this time for work)….

Paradise Redux- Beachcomber St Anne, Seychelles

A few years ago I visited a resort at Langkawi which until now remained the best beach hotel I had ever visited. In the middle of February I made my first visit to Seychelles. Out there I spent a few nights at the Beachcomber hotel at St Anne island. I think my choice of hotels…

Madagascan Red Fody

It’s a rainy day here in Dubai. A few days ago on another rainy occasion I managed to snap a photograph of a beautiful little red bird called the Madagascan Red Fody (it is native to Madagascar but has been introduced to other Indian ocean islands like Seychelles and Mauritius). It was drenched in the…

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

Hi there folks! This week’s photo challenge is all about harmony. The request is to post a photo that depicts a satisfying pairing from my life.  Just last week I visited Seychelles- an amazing group of islands in the Indian ocean where blue skies meet the blue ocean and where the white sandy beaches meet…

Fireworks (yet again!)

It’s almost like this place is waiting for an excuse for fireworks. This time fireworks on The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residences for Dubai Shopping Festival.

The many faces of Burj Khalifa

Ask anyone what they first think of when you say Dubai and the answer may just be Burj Khalifa- the world’s tallest building. It’s a fascinating building that outlines the cityline of Dubai like a heartbeat spike on a monitor. It can also put up quite a show as the entire facade of the building…

The last full moon of 2016

Photographed a couple of weeks ago… Much was said about the supermoon in November 2016 but there was a supermoon in December 2016 as well which went by relatively unnoticed. I was out there testing my new m.Zuiko lens and was fortunate to capture this shot (unedited in any way except for cropping). This NASA…

Merry Christmas- A Blast from the Past

It’s Christmas- yet again we’re at that time of the year when we reflect and take stock of everything that has happened over the last 350 odd days. With everything winding down, people look towards the coming days with hope. It’s that time of the year when we make resolutions. Again. Thinking of Christmas yesterday…

Gulls in the Marina

I was sunning myself on a bench at the Marina this afternoon (the days are getting cooler) when I noticed a flock of gulls in the water. I have so far not seen gulls in the Marina (though I must confess I’m mostly only there during the evenings or nights). Having been gifted a new…