Sunrise Haze


Sun rises over a marshy lake bed somewhere near Kolar.

Took this picture in Feb of 2015, on the way to Gandikota, Andhra Pradesh on a motorbike. I was crossing this small bridge over a water tank. The tank was pretty much dry with small patches of water left over from last rain. The fog, low lying shrubs, trees and the sun hidden behind the morning fog gave a dream like imagery.

Technical details: Canon G1XMk2.  Focal Length – 62.5mm, F/8, 1/2000s, ISO400

Editing: Lightroom + Gimp (Border/Text)


In the Shadow of Gods


Sun rises on the Nanda Devi peaks while villagers carry on with their morning routine.

Took this picture in Nov of 2014 when I was on the way to Munsiyari on a motorbike. My first halt for the night was at KMVN guest house, Choukori. This picture was taken from the balcony of the room, just as the sun hit the mountain peaks.

In the shadows, the villagers carry on their daily life unperturbed by the beauty around the. On the left below you can see kids assembling to go to school. In front of the house a woman is drying clothes.

Technical details: Canon Rebel XTi + Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II.  Focal Length – 50mm, F/4.5, 1/30s, ISO100

Editing: Lightroom + Gimp (Border/Text)


Panchachuli Sunrise


Sunrise over the Panchachuli Peaks.
I took this shot from the grounds of Nanda Devi temple in Munshiyari. These Himalayan peaks are towards the east and sun rises exactly behind them, giving an aura to the peaks. The picture is a subtle HDR of three shots to try to preserve some texture on the top mountain peaks.

Technical details: Canon Rebel XTi + 28/1.8, F/8, 1/60s, ISO100

Editing: Lightroom + Gimp (Border/Text)