Archive | September 2009

lines of time

I captured this on my trip to India in the Summer. The immensely lined face shows the years of age and time gone by. A three-shot HDR and they popped out. Also the 300mm lens helped flatten the image and give great depth of field even on a handheld shot as this.

munky is liking the experiment with portrait HDRs!

munky is liking the experiment with portrait HDRs!

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disappearing hills

I’ve already stated in the past that Shimla is my favorite place to be. I managed to capture this on my recent trip there in the Summer. Shot it from the benches beside Indira Gandhi’s statue on the Ridge. Its been a while since I’ve posted black & white and this was a good shot to comeback with.

munky has been itching to capture a shot like this!

munky has been itching to capture a shot like this!

shimla nigam

A high dynamic range (HDR) composition of the Shimla Municipal Corporation (Nagar Nigam), I shot last month on my trip to Shimla. I have a thing for Shimla that is hard to put into words. Perhaps, its the only place where I feel truly at home. No other place has given me that feeling. I’ve spent the better part of my life in Dubai and now Ann Arbor but neither conveys the feeling of home as does Shimla even though I’ve never consciously lived there long enough to call it home.

munky has been itching to shoot HDRs in Shimla all year!

munky has been itching to shoot HDRs in Shimla all year!

tourist police

I was in my beloved Shimla recently. Its an all-year tourist city nestled in the Shivalik hills of Himachal Pradesh, India. If you happen to go there, you will inevitably end up going to Mall Road, the delight of scores of shoppers, tourists and locals. At the beginning of the ‘Mall’, there is ‘Scandal Point’ by which you will find one of the smartest dressed tourist policeman, you’ve ever seen.

Here, Rajesh Thakur of the Himachal Tourism Police stands guard in his colorful uniform dating back to colonial times. Ask him for something, he won’t mind – unlike the police who will probably turn you away, these guys are excellent to talk to. Also note the shining silver whistle in his leather shoulder belt.

munky will vouch for tourist police over local police anyday!

munky will vouch for tourist police over local police anyday!

rooftops collage

A comeback to my photoblog warranted something momentous but perhaps this doesn’t do the ‘right place, right time’ saying any justice. To cut the matter short, welcome back my dear followers. I hope not to take another hiatus from photo-blogging for a while. I shot this from my newly chosen apartment balcony. I’m already loving it. I finally managed to put my zoom lens to good use on capturing landscapes.

munky is back from his hiatus!

munky is back from his hiatus!