On a temple tour

It was an article in the Wall Street Journal “Where to Find the Wells of Wisdom“ that brought back memories of a week-long temple tour to the spiritual centers near Udaipur. The article is on Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar and lists five places where he finds spiritual peace, well-being and knowledge. Having worked for Shriji…

Finding treasure in the archives

The old mask The last few days have been busy going through some 3000 photographs from my two trips to Ladakh. Choosing and selecting the best for an international magazine photo article. Will this photograph, the result of a chance peep-in into a monastery store-room make it to the final eight, I don’t know. 🙂

Nights out in star light

Star trails in Lachtal, Austria On cold clear nights we set up our cameras. Pointing them straight up at the majestic milky way and countless constellations. My first attempt at shooting stars. For me personally an earth defining foreground essential in each frame I shot. The simple task of fixing Tripods was made challenging by…

Moody blue Riegersburg

On a clear winter day, the castle at Riegersburg dominates the landscape for miles. Many roads lead to it, each one as delightfully winding and picturesque as the others. We should know. We explored several as we tried to find our way back to the highway 🙂 The Eastern Styria region is known for its…

Follow the motion

A morning on the ski slopes and a chance to practice panning. An interesting  trick making the world topsy-turvy. Static objects become moving streaks. The moving subject gets frozen still. The photography technique requires the camera to move at the speed of the subject in its direction of motion. Skill lies in judging the speed…

Waiting for the Northern Lights

December unexpectedly gave me a treat, a chance to spend 4 days in Tromsø, Norway. Tromsø is at the northern end of Norway and an ideal base to venture out ‘Light chasing’. Which is pretty much what we did. Every night for 3 nights driving out of the city in the freezing dark. Fortified by…

An ode to summer

“…for the feelings you choose have touches of golds and green…“ To see these images large visit my photostream on flickr

WOW! The new National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi

> Ok I’m way late in checking out the new wing at the NGMA, Delhi. It was inaugurated much earlier in the year and yesterday was my first visit. Surprised is not the word.. proud would be more apt. The building spread across multiple floors, with lavish use of space, finally does justice to the…

7 days in Ladakh: Tso Moriri

Very isolated. Very basic, Very beautiful. That’s Tso Moriri. If nomads call any place home, for Ladakhi nomads it would be the wild open spaces around this lake. We got there at September end, when the wild grass was already golden. Large herds of sheep, goats, yaks and horses quickly munching away as much as…

Back to Ladakh

> I’m off for a week’s holiday in Ladakh. Taking my mum and sister to see why I loved it so much 🙂 AND I get to visit Nubra Valley and Tso Moriri which I missed last time. PLUS we’re flying this time so hope to get some good shots of the Himalayas. All in…