Nature’s Own Exotica – Pahalgam

Nature’s Own Exotica – Pahalgam

This article appeared in an NRI-focussed magazine – NRI Achievers. A determined-looking, dashing Sunny Deol is riding a galloping steed. In a distant lush green meadow, you spot an idyllic log hut (well, log hut here is a euphemism for a sprawling wooden mansion). The large wooden fence around it is both, rustic and low enough for a horse to jump over. Amrita Singh is anxiously waiting for him on the cobblestoned driveway while Shammi Kapoor (more…)

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Kashmir – Spring Swing!

Kashmir – Spring Swing!

This article (Kashmir – Spring Swing) appeared some time back in ‘Smart Photography’ – India’s leading Photography Magazine. This was my third visit to Kashmir. The difference was – I was visiting to shoot for a book on seasons of Kashmir for J&K Tourism. I was asked by the department to be in Srinagar on 10th April, make that the base and move around to hitherto unexplored places – unexplored by tourists, I mean. It (more…)

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Lucknow – Of Heritage and Cuisine

Lucknow – Of Heritage and Cuisine

…The city seems strewn with architectural heritage. Most of these monuments are surprisingly well preserved. I was told the locals take pride in taking care of these monuments…

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A ‘Monumental’ Visit to Moscow

A ‘Monumental’ Visit to Moscow

A ‘Monumental’ Visit to Moscow. This travel story has been published by Smart photography, India’s leading photography magazine, in their December 2015 Travel Special Issue. Canon India had provided me an EOS 5D-SR body and an EF 11-24mm f/4.0 USM lens for review during my Moscow visit. If it were not for these pieces of equipment, I would surely not have managed to capture the stunning images you will see in this feature. My grateful (more…)

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Getting More With Less in Travel Photography

Getting More With Less in Travel Photography

Canon India had provided me an EOS 5D SR body and an EF11-24mm f/4L USM lens for review during my Moscow visit. This combination added tremendous firepower to my arsenal. Before we see how, let’s take a look at some of the truly useful features/specifications of this camera body and lens (In case you find any of this too technical, please leave a comment and I’ll be happy to resolve the tech-query for you). Canon EOS (more…)

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A Zoom-Burst of Bangkok Skyline

A Zoom-Burst of Bangkok Skyline

Exif: ISO 100 | Shutter Speed 2.5″ | Aperture f/2.8 | Focal Length 70mm to 24mm A Zoom-Burst of Bangkok Skyline A quick zooming out from 70mm to 24mm during a 2.5″ shot helped create this frame. Sometimes, zoom-burst works. Do try it selectively! (more…)

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