Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
|Star Trails !!!|
View of Pune City from Parvati Hill !!!
Golden Temple, Amritsar !!!
Tree at Tail Baila Plateau, Maharahstra !!!
Tents, Stars and a flight trail !!!
Friday, July 8, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
We started from Pune at around 01:00 pm (23rd March, 2011) and reached at base camp at around 04:00 pm. Few people went for the trek, and few including me spent time at base camp chatting with each other and clicking some snaps. Before sunset, we went to collect woods to set our camp fire. After collecting the same, we shoot the sunset. But I was waiting for real darkness and wanted to see so many stars in the sky as my main purpose for this trip was to shoot star trails. But after sunset, we found so many clouds in the sky and stars were not clearly visible, which was very disappointing for me.
Then also, I tried to shoot star trails for few minutes when there was relatively clear sky and then we headed for lunch and then we slept at around 10:00 pm. We woke up at around 06:00 am in the morning, some guys prepared tea for all 35-40 people. We enjoyed tea and left the place at around 10:00 am after getting one group shot.
Here are some snaps from this trip.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
There must be thousands of group photos taken each day around the world – however unfortunately many of the group photos that I see in my friendship group and on Flickr would leave their photographers disappointed with the results for a variety of reasons.
Common group photo mistakes and problems include:
- one or more subjects always seem to be looking away or in different directions (i.e. at different photographers)
- subjects blinking (there’s always one)
- someone being missing from the photo
- different moods in the group (some smiling, some serious, some playing up to the camera etc)
- the group being too far away or not all fitting into the shot.
I had a very good 2 hours in the morning when me and my friends had an awesome rain dance on some fantastic music. DJ was good and was putting some nice tracks. After having enough dance, I decided to come back to my place to carry a camera as I wanted to capture the essence of this beautiful day through my camera lens.
Venue was the ground beside the gymnasium and DJ was set on the terrace of the same building. So, that was the best vantage point to click the entire venue. I decided to climb on that terrace. After clicking few casual shots, I decided to click my best group shot ever. There were around 200 people who were dancing on the every bit of music and everybody was lost. I asked DJ to pause a track just for a second. The moment DJ paused a track, everybody (all 200 people) started looking and screaming towards DJ, and they found me having my DSLR in the neck and focusing at them. They really thought that I was some media photographer, and everybody started screaming at me and I got my best group shot. This all happened within a couple of seconds and everybody was back to dance again.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Traveling brings everything out of me which is really there inside me. I become really me while traveling alone. I had a good group of 7-8 people here at Pune and Pune is a very good place to have weekend getaways. Pune has everything from virgin beaches to small villages to mountains to religious places in radius of around 200 kms.
In the end of January '11, we planned to visit Konkan area - specifically Srivardhan , Harihareshwar and Divegarh. It was 1 night, 2 days trip. I am writing this because it brought best out of me. I was suffering from loose motion for 3 days before the trip and I was not sure whether I should go or not, but at the end I went for it and believe me, nothing happened for those 2 days and everything started going well as soon as I sit in the cab.
We started at around 01:30 pm from Pune and reached Harihareshwar at around 07:30 pm with two halts - one for lunch and one near lake on the way to destination. We booked our accommodation in advance in beach resort and that resort was like typical "Konkan House" which we loved as beach was only 5 mins walk from the resort. We had tea and snack at resort immediately after reaching there. Everybody got fresh and immediately we went to the beach at night.
It was like dark room. I still can hear the roaring sound of waves and still can see that clear sky which is out of question to be visible from any of the cities. Rarely you see so many stars in the sky. I was looking for such a dark as I wanted to do some experiments in night photography. For the first time , I tried light painting and results were not bad. We spent around an hour or so at the beach and went back to the resort at around 10 pm and then had a dinner and again tea after dinner. Everybody was tired, but nobody was in the mood to sleep.
We started playing Dumb-C at the resort and that was real fun. I still remember one movie which was given to me named "Raja Rani ko chahiye ek boond paseena". Each and everyone enjoyed this part of night and then at around 01:00 am or so we decided to have a sleep. We woke up at around 07:00 am and went to the beach. It was fantastic to have only 8 people at the beach. Yes, that was really a virgin beach. There was nobody on the beach and it gave feelings like we booked a private beach for us for that particular morning. We went back to the resort at around 10:00 am and had a tea and breakfast. After breakfast and taking bath, we left the resort at 12:00 noon and so Harihareshwar.
From Harihareshwar, we headed towards Srivardhan and Divegarh with en-route visit to Harihareshwar temple. The rocky structures over here were fantastic. We didn't spend much time at Srivardhan as there was nothing except beach. We visited one more temple and then started our journey back to Pune at around 04:00 pm and reached Pune at around 10:00 pm and then spend some time at CCD at Chandani Chowk and had a dinner at "Up & Above" restaurant at Chandani Chowk, Pune.
Here are some memories captured through camera lenses !!!