Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Learning to play with birds

I'm experimenting with Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED and what could be better than trying this telephoto zoom lens on bird photography? This lens in my hand and my hand in bird photography - both are new to me. Very clearly I realized that this is the field of photography where I need most sincere patience to capture quality.


I did not tried though that seriously, I did not went outside for my so far venture in this area. All the snaps I captured either through my window or from rooftop of my room; need to get rid of this laziness soon.








These are what I achieved so far, hope to learn more and more in coming days.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

From Mumbai to Delhi by Rajdhani

Mumbai - the city which helped me becoming what I'm now. After 3 long years, I have been there recently. Old friends, familiar roads and places, good communication (specifically the local train), hospitality, the best auto/taxi culture and many more - all these are there in Mumbai for my 'Welcome' sake.

I was down with health issues in this 3 days/2 nights trip. Many plans were not met. The drama became sweaty due to traffic congestion and I almost missed my train. Thank god, I was just in time and departed safely from Mumbai. Destination Delhi.

On the way to Delhi, I received a gift from the setting sun of Mumbai - a picturesque sunset and I was quick with my mobile.

Through the window of Rajdhani express
From Mumbai to Delhi
To conclude - the trip was not that disappointing.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

An Indian Bride

NOTE: I'm not taking interest in wedding photography neither I want to turn myself as a wedding photographer.

One of my childhood friends recently got married (very stupid act!) and she asked me to capture few candid shots of her marriage. I agreed and gave it a try, I also tried the Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G on this occasion for the first time since it was purchased.





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Back after 9 months

Good evening friends, hope all of you are in good health.

I was absent from this world since last few months due to some personal venture; things are partially wrapped now and I finally get the time to be in touch with my beloved photography. I abandoned my gears for last 9 months and they showed their anger - my Lexar 64GB (class 10) card is dead permanently. Hopefully this won't happen again.


After the long break, it is time to click something. I tried the Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF ED VR for the first time since it was purchased almost a year back. 

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year 2014

When I was a teen, I took a fight with a guy for one of my the then friends just to realize that he is not my friend at all.
That incident and few more of similar sorts during my entire school days gave me a little (or may be big) clue that I'm not too good in identifying friends-n-foes. But who cares! Arrogance (or may be innocence or immaturity or fate on human beings) continued...

During my college days, I met a guy and immediately I disliked him - don't know why. Later days he turned out to be one of the good things that happened to me and today he is more than just a friend to me - a true brother.

I took 26-27 years to realize that my parents are not against my happiness. They are the best well wisher I have ever got in this life - thank you dear God.

It took 5-6 years to understand that the person for whom I was fighting with my parents and (true) friends was not worthy even to speak for. I almost married her to recognise the fact that she is not the one whom should I handover control of my life.

I did not speak with one of my closest friends for almost a decade. And speak to her after such a long interval only to discover that she could have been more than just a close friend. Not anymore in this life but she will continue to live in me as my saudade.

The list is not conclusive, only indicative. Phrases like "Its never too late" or "Better late than never" are true only apparently because one cannot ignore the fact that the moments once lived are gone forever - time machine is yet to be discovered. Till then "Better luck next time (life)".

I'm 30 now, half of the happening life is already spent; hope I will get rid of this deadly disease of late realization soon before it becomes too late, before trusting any evil further, before loosing any well wisher further. 

With the wish that you guys won't commit the same mistake in your own life (because life is too small for these major blunders), I wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year 2014. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Weekend diaries: an evening in Dubai (19-April-2013)

I admit freely that living in Dubai is a lifetime experience. A visit to Dubai always thrills me, it has many things to offer. It attracts me with it's engineering marvels, with it's beautiful cityscape, glamorous lifestyle, global population and what not!

This time I was in Palm Jumeirah. The weather disappointed me in one hand and gifted something else from the other hand. From Jumeirah, all the landmarks of Dubai are visible - I planned a shot. The weather was so cloudy that the visibility was very poor. I waited and waited for it to be in my favor but not. Finally it was the time of sunset and clouds played their role for something good - a drama.





The dust bug of D600 did not spared me, that is evident from the photographs but the day ended with a smile on my face. It was time for the evening. I was in Jumeirah Lake Towers to visit one of my friends, the view from his balcony was something spectacular, here is a glimpse


That is why Dubai is so beautiful in everyone's eyes.

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1. AT THE TOP
2. My last weekend in Dubai
3. Happy New Year 2013
4. Exploring Festival city

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Weekend diaries: Al Aqah on 22-Feb-2013 and 12-Apr-2013

22-February-2013

Al Aqah mesmerized me last time and I promised myself that I will visit again but this time to capture sunrise. On 22-Feb early morning (5.30 am) I bid adieu to my weekend sleep, left for Al Aqah with my friend and this time my new D600 accompanied me. 

We were there on time and had the allowance for setup. Mr. Sun started to rise from the confluence of sea and horizon. 







It is difficult for me to choose only one and show here. I captured a series of snaps and posted them here in sequence. Reflection of rising sun on Hajar mountains on the opposite side was beautiful too.




Leaving the bed early was beautiful and obviously fruitful. Another good Friday!


12-April-2013

I woke-up early to see the sunrise in Al Aqah again and headed straightway with one of my colleagues. Nature is not always in your disposal to fulfill your wish! It was a heavily clouded morning - so no sunrise. But nature never let someone to return from her door empty handed! Drama of clouds!

On Aqah beach we came across a Filipino family, they were collecting wild oysters from the rocks. Delicious weekend lunch!


Life is easy with a caring partner

Al Aqah! see you soon.

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