Sunday, February 28, 2021

Breakfast Lonavla

The famed Dukes Nose

A sunday ride to Lonavala was Planned. Amit W was very bullish on it. His enthusiasm rubbed off me. The Himalayan had been exiled in an inaccesable part of our parking due to major repairs at the bldg. We spent a hour or so and did some dune riding (he did), debri cleaning etc. to get the bike out of exile. Amit B was also summoned to help. This was Saturday.

On the morn, we gathered under the bldg. W couple, B couple and W's friends (a couple). Satish and Shilpa were meeting us at the Dehu fata.

The riders.

Earlier at Kamat's

A close call.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Of old connections

The fools met again.

After the year-end blast at Mandwa, we decided to meet again. A central location (Lonavala) was chosen. Hurried plans. But good ones. The hotel was mostly empty. We booked two rooms — 3 each. It was a great night. We played music (mostly Hemant did) and we sang and we danced into the merry night.

The next morning every left for Mumbai and I headed back home. Nice time.

Thursday, February 18, 2021


I made Minchin sit for this shot as I was experimenting with mood lighting. She usually is not so intense but the shot demanded it.

The left eye looks brighter than the right one because of the surrounding tone even though they are lit similarly. Local contrast plays a very important role in the composition. The justaposition of the various forms and their tones create their own reality.

The photo
Camera: Sony A7R III
Lens: Sony Zeiss Plannar 50 F 1.4
A softbox with strobe from the right.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Mahabaleshwar Market

Mahabaleshwar Market
Clicked in the monsoon of 2015

Mahabaleshwar market in the rains. There is an old world charm to it.

Monday, February 01, 2021

The solar system

The 5 year old is getting smarter by the day. 

The planets have characterstics. Mercury is small. Earth is blue green and has a moon. Mars is red and has 2 moons. Jupiter is large and has lots of moons and the red spot! Saturn has rings. She ran out of space for Nepture and Uranus so they are dipcted symbollically.