Desktop Wallpaper – December 2013

I digged up this image from my trip to Ladakh last year. This is the river Shyok, flowing through the Nubra valley. The typical desert climate of Ladakh region is evident in the image. The blue river flowing through the arid high altitude desert makes for a unique scene that is quite common in the Ladakh region elsewhere too – Rivers Indus and Zanskar, for...

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Nature and Nirvana at Chikmagalur

It was a short family trip to Chikmagalur, we were a big group of 30 and were to stay at a homestay called “Nature Nirvana”. I was a bit skeptical about the homestay itself after a recent bad experience at a Madikeri homestay (Honeypot – DO NOT venture here!). But, being located almost 35km away from Chikmagalur, this place was literally in the midst of...

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Desktop Wallpaper – October 2013

A very lean month this, photography-wise – bogged down with work and personal commitments. Here’s an image of a young hand trying to learn the wares of pottery.

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Desktop Wallpaper – September 2013

The foggy Point Reyes national seashore,...

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Gorur Hemavathi Reservoir

A short visit to the Gorur Hemavathi Reservoir After a couple of photos of the Gorur Hemavathi reservoir being full and the splendid view of water gushing out from the dam’s crest gates made appearance in newspapers last week, I decided to pay a visit. But, to my misfortune, rains had decreased over the past week and the dam’s crest gates remained shut. But I...

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Lalbagh Flower Show, 2013

Lalbagh Flower Show, 2013 This time, during the Independence Day flower show at Lalbagh, Bangalore, the central theme was the Kerala-style houseboat decorated with roses of various colors. It was a riot of colors at the Lalbagh glass house, and having gone on a weekday, the crowd was sparse. Many people taking pictures of the flowers, some having pictures of themselves...

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Desktop Wallpaper – August 2013

The corridors of the Queen’s bath at Hampi. Click below for a high-resolution...

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Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal

A trip to heritage towns of Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal Badami, (and the surrounding Aihole and Pattadkal,) are well-known for the historic Chalukya dynasty rule between 6th and 10th century. The places have almost equal doses of history and mythology behind them. Boasting of several UNESCO world heritage sites, Badami is famous for its rock-cut temples made right out...

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Desktop Wallpaper – June 2013

A breezy morning atop the himavad Gopalaswamy hills,...

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Desktop Wallpaper – May 2013

A beautiful dawn as the first rays of sun cast a golden light on the strewn boulders in Hampi. As seen from the Matanga hill.

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Printing photos (Archival Printing)

How I got into the archival printing In the past, I had tried my hand at getting photos printed for various reasons. I’ve tried getting photos printed from vendors like Printo and GK Vale, in various sizes – A4, 12″x18″, etc.  I was happy with the results I got out of them, until recent times, when I was introduced to the world of Archival photo...

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Desktop Wallpaper – Apr 2013

This one’s from my visit to Point Reyes national seashore, California in 2010.

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Desktop Wallpaper – Mar 2013 (and then some..)

This one’s from my 2010 visit to Switzerland. Seen here is the observatory at Jungfraujoch – nestled snugly amidst snow clad Alps. Among other things, I set afoot into the “thirties” – felt like I jumped ahead 10 years in a matter of a single day! I suddenly feel wiser and saner – not sure if that’s a good thing though....

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Desktop Wallpaper – Feb 2013

A secret place near Channapatna, Karnataka. Beautiful spot to view sunrise and sunset. Seen here is a pre-dawn, long-exposure shot. Even though it was a long-exposure shot, the perfect stillness in the air made for a crisp image. Please click on the image below for the download of full sized image.  

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Desktop Wallpaper – Jan 2013

A new year will soon be upon us. Here’s wishing everyone a very happy new year, in advance. I’ll start providing monthly calendar desktop wallpapers for download from this site. Starting off the series is an image of Shanti Stupa in Leh, Ladakh. Click on the image below to obtain the wallpaper sized file.

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Chikmagalur – The land of hills, lakes and coffee

Chikmagalur Travelogue It was quite some time since I made a leisurely trip someplace. The Ladakh trip in June was awesome but not too long after that, I wanted to get out of the city again – someplace calm, serene. Chikmagalur was a destination I always had at the back of my mind. Ever since I last made a trip to Kemmangundi, the place has kept beckoning me to...

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