Saturday, March 24, 2012

Bihu & Jhumur Dances of Assam

On  a recent visit to Kaziranga in Assam, I was able to photograph performances of the Bihu and Jhumur dances. Some of these photographs are below.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

South Col Photographer wins Photo Competition

South Col Expeditions recently conducted a trek cum photo workshop in the Annapurna Himalayas of Nepal. The senior most photographer of the team was Dhrubo Gupta, a fit and enthusiastic 75 year old trekker from Calcutta!  Dhrubo's  photograph of Annapurna South from Poon Hill recenly won  the first prize in the DP review  competition ).
In Dhrubo's own words:  Annapurna Blushes: Mid-December minus 9 Celsius dawn from Poon Hill at 3200 metres, after an hour’s climb in the dark from Ghorapani at 2900 metres. It was a two days trek to Ghorapani and at one stretch we had to climb over 3500 steps at one go – the trek was graded "easy" but when you are pushing 75 it can be very tough !
Motto of the story:  Trek with South Col Expeditions, win photo competitions!
Well done Dhrubo look forward to having you with us again!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

White breasted Kingfisher in Calcutta

Happy Holi to everyone! I have spent most of this Holi morning trying to shoot a pair of white breasted kingfishers who are making a nest in our garden wall. After a lot of effort and numerous failed shots, I managed to get this photograph. Despite my best efforts, I was not able to shoot both the kingfishers in the same frame. However, as they are nesting here I am sure that I will get many more chances! It is heartening to find that in this concrete jungle that is Calcutta, kingfishers still choose to nest! ( Nikon D90, 70-300 VR lens at 300 mm, ISO 800 1/125 sec at f 6.3 ev -0.3 processed in Capture NX2).

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Angkor Wat Photos in Black and White

These are some images in black and white from Angkor Wat and the temples in the region. For more photographs please do visit my web site


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