Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sunrise in Chitradurga

Sunrise in Chitradurga

Location: Chitradurga

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Purple rays in honey valley (Coorg)

Purple rays

Location: Honey Valley Resort, Coorg

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Colours of Bangalore [Cubbon Park]

Morning colours in cubbon park

Location: Cubbon Park, Bangalore

Friday, November 30, 2007



Location: Somewhere near Denkanikottai

Friday, November 23, 2007

Such a pretty thing

A butterfly on a hand

Location: Coffee estate near Sakleshpur

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

SSSSSSSSS... No, it is not a snake

Worm on leaf

Location: Coffee estate near Sakleshpur

Wednesday, October 24, 2007



Location: Bannerghatta National Park

Monday, October 22, 2007

Colour correction in Photoshop

This video shows a very simple of improving your pictures in photoshop. Recommended for serious photographers.

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Pooja Devotee


Location: Kormangala, Bangalore

Goa Ferry


Location: Ferry Wharf, Panjim

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Picnic spot


Location: Half Moon Bay

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Location: Bangalore

Monday, September 17, 2007



Location: Grand Canyon, South Rim, Arizona

At 5000+6 feet, the view must be awesome!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Shadow play


Location: Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas

This was taken in the lobby of the hotel/casino Caesar's Palace. The hotels in Vegas are the grandest I have seen. Caesar's palace is one of the biggest and it is definitely a very beautiful hotel. Even though this picture looks nice, I would not take the credit for it mainly because I think it was lighted thus to photograph well.

Monday, September 10, 2007

River Colorado


Location: The Hoover Dam, Nevada/Arizona

Friday, September 7, 2007

Emperor and Bart go drinking together


Location: Somewhere in the Bay Area

Thursday, September 6, 2007

No words for this one...


Location: Pier 39, San Francisco

Friday, August 31, 2007

Concrete art


Location: Central Park, New York

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Friday, August 24, 2007

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

There goes my USP... :(

Visitors to this blog might have noticed the nice little addon I put on every post - the little map of the place where I took the picture. Making it possible was tough. I had to hack html, javascript and the maps API together to ensure that each post could have its own little map and they would coexist. I was proud of this little thing that I considered to be unique to my little blog. But now, this blog's uniqueness is threatened. Now, any average Jo can do this. <sarcasm>Thank you very much Google!</sarcasm>

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Bird's eye view of Manhattan!


Location: The rooftop of New York City

Sunday, August 19, 2007

It's Magic!


Location: Boudin Bistro, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

Wednesday, August 8, 2007



Location: Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

I love this picture but I cannot tell you why. Perhaps it is case of an artist (if I may call myself that :) admiring his own work but then I do not really all the pictures that I take. I like some of them and I rarely love any. For some reason, this photo has a quality that makes me admire it. I realised it when I was framing the picture. Click on the photo to go to the flickr page and see larger versions of this picture, ie, if your monitor resolution is as high as mine...

Monday, July 30, 2007

Monterey Bay


Location: Monterey, CA

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Stiff upper lip

AC/DC. Nope. It's the firebrand reporter from Tehelka.

Location: IHC, New Delhi

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Sometimes you really do need a great camera


You must have heard that gem about how it is not the camera that is important but the photographer. As much as I agree with those wise words, there are times when a good camera is very important for a good picture. For instance, this picture has all the trappings of a really good one but look closely and you realise that the incredible amount of noise in the picture makes it look horrible in any decent blowup. The reason was because it was taken with a Sony digicam that I used to carry around all the time but which fails me always when it gets darker outside. So, what could have been a really good picture with a D80, which I own now, turns out absolutely pathetic with this camera.
I just rue a missed opportunity for a great picture... :(

Location: Pier 39, San Francisco

Monday, April 9, 2007



Location: Honnemarudu, Karnataka

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

In the moment

falls near vythri 3

This picture was taken near Vythri resorts in Wayanad. My friends were crossing over so that they could pose for a picture and I wanted to take a more natural picture as I believe that posed pictures are best saved for portraits. The water spray on my lens was unintended and the people in the frame were quite unaware that I was taking a snap right at this moment.
Location: Somewhere in Wayanad, Kerala

Tuesday, March 27, 2007



Location: Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Portrait of a friend


Location: Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Thursday, March 15, 2007



Location: USC, LA

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Chewing it over...


Location: Gokurna, Karnataka

Friday, March 9, 2007

The geek


As I look back at my collection of photos over the past few years, I realised that I have taken very few pictures of people, in general, and portraits in particular. I think I am more of a nature photographer than an human interest photographer. The reason for that is not because I do not find people interesting but perhaps because I havn't really sought out to photograph them. I hope to make amends in the near future.
The above picture is that of a dear old friend whom I met in IIT Kanpur and who was part of the fullee faltoo gang of our wing that also included Nikhil, GY, Sandey and me. Adi is the definitive computer addict, the one who was always glued to his screen. He was the one who introduced me to the world of Diablo 2 and other RPGs and the one with whom I played one-on-ones in the unreal world of UT. When I took this picture, he had just turned around because I asked him to and after the picture was taken, he, without any trace of emotion, turned his head back to the screen. With a beard that was almost six months old and a room that was not cleaned for just as long, this portrait of his best describes him. I took this picture with my (actually, my dad's) practikar which is over fifteen years old and still one of the best cameras that I have ever used. This picture is perhaps also my best portrait.

Location: A-Bot, Hall 1, IIT Kanpur

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Served chilled


This was taken during my second trip to Goa in November 2005 when I went for IFFI 2005. I spent the entire week in Panjim, near the place where the festival was going on and never once had the chance to go to the beach. The festival was amazing and I was introduced to a lot of contemporary cinema from across the world, especially from Iran and South America. I decided to go to Goa on the last day, without an idea of whether I would be allowed to be a delegate. I did not tell anybody that I was going and when I did get the delegate pass, I called up my boss to tell him that I would not be coming to the office for the entire week! Now that I look back at it, I think that was the best whimsical decision I ever made.
Anyway, when the festival was coming to a close and I had to get back to Bangalore but I did not want to leave without going to the beach and relaxing for a while. After an entire week of non-stop movie watching, my eyes and head needed a rest and that day sitting at the beach, in that shack, I felt most at peace with myself, a peace that I had not experienced since the time I went to Honnemarudu and a peace that I would not experience till I went to Gokurna. It was at this moment of zen that I took this picture and I think it captures my mood and the atmosphere of the beaches of Goa.

Location: Bagha beach, Goa

Romancing boats

we have eachother

Location: St. Angelo Fort, Kannur, Kerala

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Playing with fire


Location: Gokurna, Karnataka

Monday, March 5, 2007


sivasamudram 6

Location: Sivasamudram, Karnataka

Horse riding

Horse riding in Half Moon Bay

Location: Half Moon Bay, CA

A walk in the sand


Location: Half Moon Bay, CA


Clock in the clock tower, UCB

Location: Clock Tower, UCB, CA



Location: Haas School of Business, UCB, CA



Location: UCB, CA

The door

The Faculty Club, UCB

Location: The Faculty Club, UCB, CA