Sheer Reflection!!!

The well lit Rashtrapati Bhawan on the eve of 70th Independence Day was a true outline and reflection of its symbol.


Shot: 1/6 sec., f/5.6, 35mm, 100 ISO.


St. Peter’s Basilica

The St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City made by legendary artists Michelangelo and Bernini among others during Italian Renaissance is a grandiloquence of beauty and structural art. The Piazza at St. Peter’s Square, the hidden tombs and relics of several Popes, the mysteries of Papal Conclave and Papacy, and several other sites were epitome of fascination in a jiffy.


Shot: 1/800 sec., f/4, 7mm, 80 ISO.

Never Ask For a Landmark

Screeching hot Summers of Delhi, still those pacifying bookish gardens, mercury an odd 4-5 points down, the sun in magic hours, the even mundane shot of South and North Block Secretariat, Raisina Hills, Rajpath was landmark. With a strangly introduced friend of mine, it was liberating!!!

Shot:1/4 sec., f/5.7, 18mm, 1600 ISO.

Sunset with Curling Palm Trees

Wonderingly, the caption is an illusional parody. This photo, I clicked during the hostel residency in sophomore time, was the visually refined view from my window past dusk. It does look like as described in the caption though it’s just a lamp post of an abandoned gate with few leaves of some other trees looking like palm trees.

Shot.: 1/60 sec., f/5.4, 75 mm, 200 ISO.

Mistakenly Delusional

Being still very naive with optics, this picture was mistakenly clicked in this form. The focus couldn’t quite adjust in this low light which created a kind of optical illusion where the blue ring when stared at the center of the blue light, appears to get smaller continuously. And you would be bemused to know that this blue light is actually my laptop’s charger pin light (Dell XPS’s to be specific).

Shot: 1/30 sec., f/5.8, 45 mm,1000 ISO.

Evening Trails

On one of my under-construction solitude sites on the Main Road, Ranchi, typically this road curve fascinated me. There’s nothing unusual but I guess the length of time I sat here and stared at the fast moving lights tickled me its allure. One fine winter evening, I along with Sir Noir (my senior and one of the most vivid photographers), planned this click. It took several attempts for this shot because of the chaotic serpentine traffic.

Shot: 30 sec., f/22, 55 mm, 100 ISO.

Main Road Bokeh

During my sophomore year as undergraduate in Ranchi, Jharkhand, a trip to Main Road for a specific purpose had me this from a foot-over bridge. The scattered line of red out-of-focused lights are vehicle’s tail lights on the left while the  right ones are mostly headlights.

Shot: 1/80 sec., f/5.6, 45 mm, 500 ISO.