Aug 30, 2010

Self Portrait: Month August

Small person in a Big World

This was taken on our way to Chicago as went through Arches National Park. I set my camera up and asked my brother to click it once I was there. It would have been very hard to set a timer since its a few distance on the other side. I just love how touristy this shot is and the fact that we are just visitors in this big world. :]

Aug 24, 2010


Push - Chicago
Focal length: 105mm
Shutter speed: 1/320
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/4.0

This month my bro and I made a trip to Chicago and I must say I love Chicago! Its one of those places that have their things straight...other than the traffic. The downtown was beautiful with a gorgeous view from Sears tower or Willis as its called now. And it took my bro and I a while to realize that it was Lake Michigan not the Ocean. Coming from California we were so use to thinking a large body of water = ocean so we were pretty shocked with enormity of this lake! Anyways, I realized after I returned back to Cali that most of the shots from this trip was Street photography (which is basically trying to find the interaction of humans shot in a candid method or trying to show the "city" aspect). I found myself either looking for children enjoying the city just as much as the adults (like the shot above) or finding metal-jungle-feel of the city. Tell me what you think! :)

Chicago Downtown View
Focal length: 50mm
Shutter speed: 1/2500
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/2.5

Canal View - Chicago
Focal length: 35mm
Shutter speed: 1/125
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/8.0

Silhouette of a viewer- Chicago
Focal length: 32mm
Shutter speed: 1/160
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/5.0

The Train Station - Chicago
Focal length: 50mm
Shutter speed: 1/200
ISO: 320
Aperture: f/11.0

Windows - Chicago
Focal length: 32mm
Shutter speed: 1/13
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/16

Jungle - Chicago
Focal length: 50mm
Shutter speed: 1/3200
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/1.8

Green Pathway - Chicago
Focal length: 50mm
Shutter speed: 1/100
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/1.4

Aug 21, 2010

Arches National Park

Delicate Arch
Focal length: 58mm
Shutter speed: 1/1
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/8

Just a few shots from my quick trip to Arches National Park. It was taken on my drive to Chicago this summer. Was an awesome exercise to walk up to this arch, called the Delicate Arch, since the climb was challenging. But it was definitely well worth making it right before sunset. Next time hopefully I get to spend more time than just few hours. :)

Focal length: 32mm
Shutter speed: 1/25
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/13

Focal length: 24mm
Shutter speed: 1/40
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/16

Focal length: 55mm
Shutter speed: 1/50
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/7.1

Aug 15, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

I thought I would share this beautiful video on our Independence day of India! I love this song and the visuals are just gorgeous with all the beautiful women. Enough is the video:

Aug 2, 2010

Lensbaby Composer

I just got the Lensbaby Composer from the $ i won for the Snapixel blur competition. I have to say Im in love with this lens.

Over the Hill

The Burning Sky

Part 2 was shot in the next couple days at Lake Hodges in Poway-San Diego. Its a serene lake with dry trees. I hope to shoot more there soon but here is the Lensbaby Composer tries. Enjoy!

Lake Hodges- August

Standing Still