Living in the hills, close to the forest, has its own advantages and disadvantages. Wild animals keep visiting us. Hares having a field day in our vegetable garden, or wild boars digging out potatoes are a common occurrence. But, early morning walks in the forest when the tiny critters and small animals can be spotted, are a definite plus.Continue reading
It has been snowing for the last few days. I am stuck indoors with nothing much to do. A fire is burning is downstairs but it seems inadequate in keeping me warm. I have a cup of hot chocolate with me, and my feet are resting on a hot water bottle. My fingers are feeling cold while I type on the keyboard. Yes, this is definitely the peak of the winters here.Continue reading
It’s winter around here, and a freezing one at that. Today morning, I sat down, all wrapped up in warm clothes, and started to browse through some old magazines. I have a few editions of National Geographic from the 1990s. The photographs from these old magazines are so soul-stirring. Every photograph says something. Where are such photographers now?
(Bridge over a mountain stream – About a half minute exposure at f/16, ISO 50, with an ND filter on.)Continue reading
I have been known to discourage my friends and relatives from buying new cameras. I always tell them that get the most out of their existing cameras first. Buying a new camera will not improve the skills. So, I discourage people from upgrading their cameras and instead always tell them to focus on their photography.
Am I right?
(Spider from my garden. Nikon Df with Zeiss 135mm lens, manual focus, f/11, 1/250 sec, Auto ISO)Continue reading
Few days back, I got a chance to visit a small mountain stream near my place. A group of friends made a plan for a picnic there. Mountain streams, with their rocks and cascades, always attract me. This one was also a great idea. Picnic by the stream, a couple of dips in the cold water, and some motion blurs. A great day awaited me.Continue reading