Monday, December 22, 2008

Astronomical Photography – Exp 4


Just wanted to post this photo of our own satellite – The MOON.

Astronomical Photography – Exp 3


The three celestial objects; Venus, Jupiter & Moon had a close approach in the evening sky and the formation resembled a smiley. I was on the way back to home after office hours; there was not a tripod in my hand. Somehow I managed to get this photograph by placing the camera on top of my car. The 15 seconds exposure left a small trail of the three objects, which you can clearly see in the above picture. The evening was a little bit cloudy, and you can see those clouds also in the above picture. The brightest object other than Moon in the above picture is Venus, and then comes Jupiter.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Astronomical Photography – Exp 2


The crescent shaped earth’s moon and the planet (frankly speaking, I don’t know which planet it is), came little bit closer than the previous day. This time I photographed the event from the terrace of my rented flat in Himagiri Green Forest. I was having enough time and the tripod with me. So I was able to avoid the hand held shakes. The night sky is so polluted in Bangalore so that, the fainter stars were merely visible or not at all visible. The smoke pollution and light pollution in the city will never give a chance for the Bangaloreeans to see and enjoy the beauty of the night sky. The situation is becoming even worse day by day. The sky becomes little bit clear only after a rain, and that too does not last for more than 24 hours. Few stars other than the bright moon and the planets can be spotted at top of the photograph, which was more clear in the original uncompressed picture.

Astronomical Photography – Exp 1


The crescent shaped earth’s moon and the planet (frankly speaking, I don’t know which planet it is), came so close and was the brightest object in the evening sky during the Deepavali of 2008. The night sky is so polluted in Bangalore so that, the fainter stars were merely visible or not at all visible. This photo was taken while I was commuting back to home from office. I reached the hilly area near Rajarajeshwari Nagar in South Bangalore, (Near by Sakthi Resorts and NICE road) when the sky was not lit up too much by the city lights.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Men At Work



The above pictures were captured on the Way to Ooty from Masinagudi.

Waiting for the Message from Almighty


Neel and Vishwas is waiting for the message from God (Near Shivanasamudram)

A Peaceful Place


A peaceful scene from Shivanasamudram waterfalls in Karnataka!!!

Masinagudi




I visited Masinagudi Jungle Hut resort last month, along with my wife, and another family. We started from Bangalore on a rainy Friday evening. There were many resorts inside the Jungle. We enjoyed the calm and peaceful atmosphere of Masinagudi very much. The only bad thing we had on our trip was the ugly experience of Tamil Nadu police asking for bribe in the border. We reached the Jungle around 10:00 pm and through out the border there were many check posts and temporary check posts where police stopped us and asked for bribe on behalf of entry post. Those people took from us, 10 Rs, 20 Rs, 5 Rs, 100 Rs etc from each check post. To my wonder I found out a sign board when I almost reached Masinagudi, that the Jungle road which we were traveling is closed from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM in the morning!!! What nonsense!!! Bangalore – Ooty highway road is closed in the night? And that too no sign board before entrance? People should no this only after traveling so far through the jungle? All these mimics were just for the police to get some bribe? I never had such a bad experience in Karnataka – Kerala border, where I have traveled to & fro for more than 100 times either in my car or my friends car, or in my bike, both at night time and day time.

Ooty to Wayanad Drive




These pictures are taken on the way back to Wayanad from Ooty through Meppadi

The Old Man


The picture of this old man is taken from Talakkad in Karnataka.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Light from Heaven!!!





The light colored bow over the clouds fascinated me, and I wasted no time to capture it. As I guessed, it was fading, and vanished from the sky within another minute. The above picture is captured from Global Village Technological Park, where my office is situated (Near RVCE, Mysore road).

A Peaceful dawn at Payyampally



The above snaps are captured on a fine twilight period in the morning, while I visited Payyampally; my home town in Wayanad.

A Rainbow or a Circumhorizontal arc!!!



Circumhorizontal arcs or fire bow are formed not from water droplets in sky, but due to the presence of ice crystals in sky in the form of Cirrus clouds. More info about Circumhorizontal arcs is available at wikipedia => Circumhorizontal Arc

God’s Canvas




The pre-monsoon sky are always colorful in the evening, and the above few snaps are captured from Bangalore – Puttanahalli, nearby where I am staying, except for the first one which was captured from Global Village Technological Park, where my office is situated (Near RVCE, Mysore road).

Sunset from Bangalore


The evening sky turned to be always beautiful to me; many of my paintings of my childhood were of evening sky or sunset. The summer evening sky, one or two weeks prior to the monsoon presented a lot of astonishing views, and I was lucky enough to capture a very few of them.