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Visiting New Orleans

The saying goes “There are only three cities in USA, New York, SanFransisco and New Orleans rest are Cleveland”. This prompted us to make a visit to New Orleans having seen the rest earlier. We were on a visit to Houston in September 2019 and my brother Ratan Bhagat...

Trip to Helen, Georgia

Helen a small mountain town is about one and half hours drive from Atlanta. Once a town of lumber jacks, it is now a tourist destination. Its quaint bavarian architecture, curio and wine shops are great attractions for tourists. Being just an hours drive from my...

Road Trip Florida : Key West

Our last leg of the road trip was Key West, the last town at the tip of Florida Keys. A quaint little town were people come to celebrate the sunset. You can literally walk the length and breadth of this town. This is the southern tip of Continental USA. We reached...

Road Trip Florida : Islamorada, Florida Keys

During our road trip through Florida we visited Islamorada. People come here for fishing, deep sea diving and snorkelling. Islamorada is part of Florida Keys. The Florida Keys are a string of tropical islands stretching about 120 miles off the southern tip of the U.S....

Beaches and Streets of Miami

When you think of exotic holiday destinations, Miami is sure to cross your mind. Miami is one of the most sought after destinations in USA and the world over. It is famous for its white sand beaches, glamourous life style and colourful neighborhoods such as Little...
Birding at Bhigwan : Tips to take good bird photos

Birding at Bhigwan : Tips to take good bird photos

For me in winters, the best past time is to visit Bhigwan for bird watching and bird photography. Come November and migratory birds start arriving at Bhigwan. Bhigwan is about 100 Km from Pune. There are two spots near Bhigwan which are good for bird watching, Diksal...

Another visit to Bharatpur

Another visit to Bharatpur

In February this year we had taken a road trip which included almost all kind of destinations starting with spiritual destinations such as Shirdi , Maheshwar and Ujjain. Our trip also included  historic places such as Chittorgarh, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur,...

Birding Season Pune : 2017

Birding Season Pune : 2017

Come year end and migratory birds start arriving at wetlands around Pune at Kavadi (about 15 kilometers from Pune) and Bhigwan (about 100 kilometers from Pune). This is the time to do some bird watching to see these beautiful creatures. This year towards end of...

Birds of the Western Ghats

Birds of the Western Ghats

Each year we visit various bird sanctuaries towards the end of December as this is the best period to sight both migratory and resident birds. In the last week of December 2017 we visited the Western Ghats to include Dandeli in Karnataka and Tamdi Surla and Bondla...

Birding in Kaziranga

Birding in Kaziranga

A visit to Kaziranga was on my bucket list for a long time and  gods made it happen in first week of December 2017. I had been to Kaziranga a few times earlier but for official purposes, this was the first time that one was there to enjoy the wildlife which...

Visiting New Orleans

Visiting New Orleans

The saying goes “There are only three cities in USA, New York, SanFransisco and New Orleans rest are Cleveland”. This prompted us to make a visit to New Orleans having seen the rest earlier. We were on a visit to Houston in September 2019 and my brother Ratan Bhagat...

Trip to Helen, Georgia

Trip to Helen, Georgia

Helen a small mountain town is about one and half hours drive from Atlanta. Once a town of lumber jacks, it is now a tourist destination. Its quaint bavarian architecture, curio and wine shops are great attractions for tourists. Being just an hours drive from my...

Road Trip Florida : Key West

Road Trip Florida : Key West

Our last leg of the road trip was Key West, the last town at the tip of Florida Keys. A quaint little town were people come to celebrate the sunset. You can literally walk the length and breadth of this town. This is the southern tip of Continental USA. We reached...

Road Trip Florida : Islamorada, Florida Keys

Road Trip Florida : Islamorada, Florida Keys

During our road trip through Florida we visited Islamorada. People come here for fishing, deep sea diving and snorkelling. Islamorada is part of Florida Keys. The Florida Keys are a string of tropical islands stretching about 120 miles off the southern tip of the U.S....

Beaches and Streets of Miami

Beaches and Streets of Miami

When you think of exotic holiday destinations, Miami is sure to cross your mind. Miami is one of the most sought after destinations in USA and the world over. It is famous for its white sand beaches, glamourous life style and colourful neighborhoods such as Little...

Birding at Bhigwan : Tips to take good bird photos

Birding at Bhigwan : Tips to take good bird photos

For me in winters, the best past time is to visit Bhigwan for bird watching and bird photography. Come November and migratory birds start arriving at Bhigwan. Bhigwan is about 100 Km from Pune. There are two spots near Bhigwan which are good for bird watching, Diksal...

Monterrey Bay : A trip to remember

Monterrey Bay : A trip to remember

In October 2017 we had made a visit to Monterrey Bay in California and took some lovely photos. Somehow, I just forgot to post the details of my visit on the blog so here it is now. This visit was made possible kind courtesy my brother Babloo. Monterrey is...

Taking Better Photos : Random Thoughts

Taking Better Photos : Random Thoughts

I find it appropriate to share few random thoughts on taking better photos. Today when you look around in any public place, you will notice that almost everybody is busy capturing their moments of joy and happiness be it with a mobile phone camera or a professional...

Using Depth of Field

Using Depth of Field

Controlling depth of field opens up a whole creative world of possibility that can transform your images. Lets see what depth of field really means . Depth of field refers to the amount of the image that is in an acceptable level of focus, and is primarily linked to...

Using shutter speed

Using shutter speed

Shutter speed is one of the three elements (others being aperture and ISO) that helps in correctly exposing a photo. Shutter speed also controls the sharpness in the photograph. You can use shutter speed in a creative way to make your photos visually appealing. What...