Street Images with a 50mm Lens …

Mount Abu is a popular hill station in the Aravalli Range in Sirohi district of Rajasthan state in western India. Walking around the market places with narrow lanes in and around Nakki Lake area, equipped with a Nikon D850 and Nikon AF-S 50mm 1.8 G lens, here is some attempts at Street photography. As most locations…

Honeymoon Point in Mount Abu …

At an elevation of 4000 feet, with the backdrop of Nakki Lake and Old Gateway to Mount Abu, Honeymoon point offers breathtaking views and is one of the tourist attractions in Mount Abu. Also known as Anadara Point, it is named ‘Honeymoon Point’ because of the existence of a rock here that resembles the shape of a man…

Humayun’s Tomb Images

Made of red sandstones and white marbles, Humayun’s Tomb was constructed during 1565-1572 by Hamida Banu Begum, the grieving widow of Emperor Humayun. This is one of earliest instances of Persian influence on Indian architecture. The site was chosen on the banks of Yamuna river, due to its proximity to Nizamuddin Dargah, the mausoleum of…

More Images from Tbilisi …

Following the earlier blog post featuring images from Tbilisi, I am sharing more images from this beautiful city. It was the month of October and the weather was perfect to explore the city all around the day. The above two images show the Bridge of peace, the spectacular pedestrian bridge which is a famous landmark…

A User’s Experience of the Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 AF-P VR DX

Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 AF-P VR DX is a lens I had acquired by accident. When I was in Chandni Chowk, New Delhi last year visiting one of the Nikon dealer there just checking out casually some lenses, the dealer suggested to me to try out this particular lens. He knew that I use a Nikon…

Images from Qatar: Corniche on National Day Eve

December 18 is Qatar’s National day which is but a national commemoration of Qatar’s unification in 1878. Qatar is a sovereign country located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. An arm…

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,…

Checkered Keelback with Nikon 1 Gears …

This is a Checkered Keelback snake shot with Nikon 1 Mirrorless gears in Indore, India. Scientifically specified as “Xenochrophis piscator” and also known as Asiatic Water Snake, this breed of snake is very common in Asia. They thrive in freshwater lakes or rivers and feed mainly on water frogs and fish. Checkered Keelback  is variable…

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…

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…

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…

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…