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Trip to Murudeshwar

To enjoy the monsoons we took a road trip in July 2018 from Pune to Jog falls. We visited few interesting places during this trip such as Amboli Ghat in Maharashtra, Goa, Gokarna, Murudeshwar and Jog falls in Karnataka. This blog is about our visit to Murudeshwar, a...

Nepal Trip : Kathmandu and places near by

Nepal is a tourists delight, there is something here for every one. For those who can trek for days and live off their backpack, there is the beauty of the Himalayas to explore and cherish the best, the nature has to offer. For those who are short on time...

Ajanta Caves through my lens

About 107 Km from Aurangabad, Maharashtra in India lies the Ajanta caves(30 in all) declared as an UNESCO heritage site in 1983. When you are driving towards the Ajanta Caves from Aurangabad, about 12 kilometers short of the caves you will come across a very prominent...

Nepal Trip : Pokhara a photo essay

If you are visiting Nepal then you have got to have Pokhara on your itenerary. Pokhara has few attractions which certainly warrants a visit. There is much to do in Pokhara as this is the gateway to the Annapurna circuit but these are for the young and fit guys. If you...

Creepy creatures of Amboli

Amboli is a hill station in Maharashtra about 350 km from Pune. It records 3000 mm of rains in the monsoons and hence is a home to many creepy creatures and insects which thrive in monsoons. Amboli Water fall is a major attraction for Mumbaikars and Puneites who...
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 Kaziranga...

Birding in USA

Birding in USA

While in USA I had few birding opportunities around Chicago and Cincinnati thanks to my lovely daughters Shruti and Ruchi who took me to places in spite of their busy schedule to help me pursue my passion. There are many nature centers in Ohio and Illinois which are...

Trip to Murudeshwar

Trip to Murudeshwar

To enjoy the monsoons we took a road trip in July 2018 from Pune to Jog falls. We visited few interesting places during this trip such as Amboli Ghat in Maharashtra, Goa, Gokarna, Murudeshwar and Jog falls in Karnataka. This blog is about our visit to Murudeshwar, a...

Nepal Trip : Kathmandu and places near by

Nepal Trip : Kathmandu and places near by

Nepal is a tourists delight, there is something here for every one. For those who can trek for days and live off their backpack, there is the beauty of the Himalayas to explore and cherish the best, the nature has to offer. For those who are short on time...

Ajanta Caves through my lens

Ajanta Caves through my lens

About 107 Km from Aurangabad, Maharashtra in India lies the Ajanta caves(30 in all) declared as an UNESCO heritage site in 1983. When you are driving towards the Ajanta Caves from Aurangabad, about 12 kilometers short of the caves you will come across a very prominent...

Nepal Trip : Pokhara a photo essay

Nepal Trip : Pokhara a photo essay

If you are visiting Nepal then you have got to have Pokhara on your itenerary. Pokhara has few attractions which certainly warrants a visit. There is much to do in Pokhara as this is the gateway to the Annapurna circuit but these are for the young and fit guys. If you...

Creepy creatures of Amboli

Creepy creatures of Amboli

Amboli is a hill station in Maharashtra about 350 km from Pune. It records 3000 mm of rains in the monsoons and hence is a home to many creepy creatures and insects which thrive in monsoons. Amboli Water fall is a major attraction for Mumbaikars and Puneites who...

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...