Snapshots from Kerala with a Nikon D800

  Kerala, the southern state of India  has a lot to offer to a tourist and also to a photographer. You have great beaches, hill stations, backwaters and exotic wildlife. You need also see the local culture and traditions. I am just presenting some photographs which I plan to make into a series on Kerala….

A Waterfall in Dharamshala with the Fuji XT-2

Bhagsu waterfall is located in Bhagsunaag village, 2 kms from McLeod Ganj, behind the Bhagsu temple, in the district of Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh. The drop of the waterfall is about 20-25 FT during the monsoon season. The sight of the waterfall with the backdrop of the mountains is truly breathtaking. Equipped with a Fuji XT-2,…

The Banyan Tree in the Red Fort Complex

There is a large tree inside the Red Fort complex. You have to walk quite a while to the park area to find this tree. I do not know much about the history of this particular tree but whenever I visit the Red Fort, I never fail to take some photo of this tree. This…

Street Photography Series with Ricoh GR -Part 2

I love to walk about and shoot photographs in Chandni Chowk, New Delhi. Everywhere you point the camera here, it is a photo opportunity. And with the ever  dependable Ricoh GR, you can be inconspicuous and ready to shoot at each and every moment. I did an earlier post of Street photographs with the Ricoh…

Hornbill Festival with a Fuji XT-2

I already did a post of Nagaland here from my visit last December during the period when Kohima(the capital of Nagaland, a north-eastern state of India) celebrates the Hornbill Festival. The main venue of the Hornbill Festival is the  Heritage village Kisama, some 12 km south of Kohima where it is a carnival time from December 1st…

Surajpur Wetland Part 3: Birds with Nikon 1 Gears

Continuing from my last post , here are some more photographs from that visit to Surajpur. And as well, my equipments were the Nikon 1 v2 mirrorless camera and the Nikon 1 70-300 VR lens. All photos had been processed using DxO OpticsPro 11 and Photoshop CC. I have found this combination of Nikon 1 v2…

Surajpur Wetland Part 2: Birds with Nikon 1 Gears

This is my second post about Surajpur Wetland that I visited last November. The last post is here which was about Purple Swamphens. I was equipped with a Nikon 1 V2 mirrorless camera and a Nikon 1 70-300 VR zoom lens and these are my attempts to snaps some birds. Although a relatively small sensor camera, I…

Nagaland with a Fuji XT-2

I finally took the plunge into the world of large sensor MIRRORLESS and bought a Fujifilm XT-2 with 2 lenses. My beloved Nikon D-800 had to go to make way for the Fuji. But I am not over with NIKON yet as I am closely watching what NIKON comes up with in their 100th anniversary…

Surajpur Wetland: Purple Swamphen

Surajpur wetland is situated near Surajpur village in Dadri Tehsil which falls inside the District Gautam Budh Nagar under the Greater Noida Development Authority, Uttar Pradesh.It is around 25 kilometers from New Delhi. Surajpur is an excellent example of an urban wetland in Yamuna River basin and forms suitable breeding ground for waterfowl such as…

Inside Svetitskhoveli Cathedral with an iPhone …

Also called the Church of the Life- Giving Pillar, the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral  is an Eastern Orthodox Cathedral located in the historic town of Mtskheta, Georgia,  to the northwest of the Georgian capital  Tbilisi. More information is available here in orthodoxwiki.org. All photos here are taken with an iPhone 6s, and for display in web and blogs and if…

Sonamarg with a Nikon D800

Sonamarg  means ‘the meadow of gold’ and with snow-capped mountains set against a spectacular blue sky, it is as close to heaven as it can get. Around 90 Km from Srinagar,      Sonamarg is located in Ganderbal district on the road from Srinagar to Ladakh in the state of Jammu & Kashmir in India. If you want to avoid too much…

Roopmati’s Pavilion with the Ricoh GR

Rani Roopmati’s Pavilion is one of the major attractions in the Mandu Hills, located in the present Malwa district of Western Madhya Pradesh, the Centrally located Indian State. History chronicles this tragic love story when Prince Baz Bahadur got attracted to  Roopmati, then a simple peasant girl in one of his hunting  expedition. Love blossomed among them and she…