Few days back, I was asked to answer a question on Quora by Sagar Dhadnekar. The question was:
Photography: What are the best examples to prove that you don’t need to have a better camera to take better pictures?
Within hours, the answer received upvotes in thousands. Sharing the answer here.
Ever since I started taking photos, flirting with shadows became my favorite trick. The combination of an object, sunset/sunrise and a vibrant sky is the best canvas one can get. Fortunately, I had several chances to witness the combination. Sharing the scenes I captured during those moments, The Silhouette Store!
Once upon a time, I was totally hapless at looking good in photographs. Neither did I know how to pose nor about how to smile. I mostly looked like a sloth. Then, one day I came across a thread on Reddit which stole my attention. For the next couple of hours, I browsed the web for more photography tips, hearted them and determined to put them in practice. (December 2014)
Results? Surprisingly, the photos produced after following the tips were much better. And they keep coming off even better.
Talking about now, I still have a lot to learn and improve. Also, I’m not even a pro photographer or some kind. The purpose of this post is to share the directions I followed. The course is simple plus easy to enforce…
Ajmal Gadh is a heritage hill top in the Sahyadri mountain ranges nearby Vansda town of Navsari district. Ajmalgadh was used as cantonment by Shivaji and as a protection center by Parsees. Surrounded by lush green landscapes, Ajmal Gadh makes a pleasant destination from Navsari, Valsad or Surat.
For me, it’s like a heritage home. Just 10 minutes from where I live, Umarkui. A visit to the top is almost always certain in every vacation.
The Golden Hours…
Saptashrungi Gadh is a Hindu pilgrimage site near Nashik, Maharashtra. The name ‘Sapta’ stands for ‘Seven’ and ‘Shrunga’ for ‘Peaks’. Thus, the temple is surrounded by seven hills. Saptashrungi temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in India. A large number of devotees visit the place every day.
On one bright Sunday morning, mom pinned a one-day-trip plan to Saputara and Saptashrungi. Within a couple of hours, I was driving our Alto 800 on the hilly terrains. As there’s decent travel information about Saptashrungi Devi is already available on the web, I’d not reiterate. Instead, let me share some photos I and Kunj (My 14 yr. old brother) took during the trip…