Saturday, July 31, 2010


Seed, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Simple seed.. captured during my Nainital / Kausani trip few months back!

Exposure: 1/250s : f/8 : ISO 800 (@ 300mm)
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Water Drops Collection (Raynox)

Water Drops always intrigue me, so i decided to create a full collection of the forms they come by..


Singular Drop folded into the leaf


Falling from the flower


And from a green leaf


Falling into the Dark


Sometimes Crystal Clear


Some times out of focus


With the Bokeh.. cutting the frame


Reflecting white leaves


With some bold retro processing


Sometimes, just simply ready to drop


And ready to drop form a plumbing like joint


settled on the rose


or hiding in the rose


sometimes protected by spider.. like a diamond


or just sitting pretty like a pearl


equally distributed.. one-per-flower


forming semi-circles around a flower


and reflecting the green leaves


spread over a leaf


or simply collecting themselves in a group.. over a flower

Water drops come in all forms.. you just need an "eye" to see them.

Friday, July 30, 2010


Friends, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Simple... two small flowers on the moss.. plus Raynox... Only natural light

Thursday, July 29, 2010

An Artist

An Artist, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

An Artist must never be afraid to experiment... he was not.. and i am not either...

Trying the lomo kind of effect purely with RBG curves in GIMP, no other processing on this one

Shot: taken in Central Park, New York (1 month back)

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Odd One Out

Odd One Out, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Nature plays color games.. see this bunch where only one of the tiny flowers has yellow center and rest of them only white..

also lovely rain drops on each flower!

Raynox Magic (in Rain!)

Frame from :

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Minimilism, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Nature's "minimalism" at its best.. no complexity, no details.. just pure "WATER".. directly coming from clouds...

I think this photo is about "simplicity" of photography

Needed a "refresher" after the photo which made to Front Page last night...

Also wanted to incorporate some suggestions from Pankaj on importance of Composition!

This photo is specifically created to keep negative space on the right..

Sharpness thanks to Raynox and my "now-famous" soda bottle pop-up-flash-diffuser!

Comments / Kicks welcome!

This is almost SOOC shot with very little work in gimp.

Monday, July 26, 2010

I Love Rain (Explored, Front Page)

I Love Rain, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.
Trust me.. i had a heck of a time today.. just went to the building garden for 15 mins (took a break from hectic work!). It was raining and guess what.. this dragonfly was sitting on the tree.. so wet and cold that he was in no mood to fly!

My Usual equipment friends:
Canon 1000 D + Sigma APO DG Macro 70-300 + Raynox DCR 250 + home-made Pop-up-flash diffuser (Hand-held, manual focus)
and most importantly.. my "tube" diffuser specially created for macro with 70-300 & Raynox!

Best Viewed on Fluidr
This grasshopper was very wet, it was drizzling and he did not want to fly away (may be he was too cold to fly). so i got some interesting angles with him. sharing a few more!






Explored: Jul 26, 2010 #16
Also on Front Page:
here is the front-page view

Sunday, July 25, 2010

My Precious

My Precious, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

This is a shot i will remember for a long time.
It was raining heavily.. i went in under a tree with my gear to see if i can find some interesting insect.. and this is what i found..

A drop of water was trapped in a spider-web and the spider was kind-of guarding it.. as if its something he "owned" and did not want to part with!

BTW.. the drop is no in complete focus, but the spider is.. which is what i wanted!

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Heavenly Waterfall @ Lavasa

Heavenly Waterfall @ Lavasa, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

This is one of the 40+ water falls and water streams on way to Lavasa.

Entire road towards Lavasa was under cloud cover.. what a "family day" we had!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Peek-a-boo - Published in an article

Here is another photo that got published, this time for "Inspired Action" article...
Dian Reid- thanks a lot for the attribution!

Rusted.. Still Strong

Rusted.. Still Strong, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Who say's you need to use your Raynox on insects :)?

Only "Natural Light" on this.


Explored:Jul 23, 2010 #451

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Granny.. i am coming

Granny.. i am coming, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

was thinking of another title "This plane will take me to my Granny!" but was too big for a title!

This was taken on New York airport (JFK) couple of weeks back.. the girl was pointing towards the plane (Air India) as they were waiting to get on the plane!

Uploading a silhouette after a long time, that to b/w.

without the lamp post!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Carrying Food

Carrying Food, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Usual Canon 1000d + Sigma 70-300 + Raynox DCR 250.

With my NEW flash modifier!!

Best Viewed on Fluidr
Here is how the mod looks like:

Made from Soda 2 liter bottle + lots of silver foil + lots of electricity tape + semi-transparent plastic glass (to emit the diffused light) + medicine bottle cap (to keep correct distance from the lens) + airline carry-on baggage tag (elastic) :D

and here is how it mounts on my camera bag.. easy!

Explored: Jul 21, 2010 #157

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My Published Photos

Just making a compilation of my photos published online (with due credits).. can't make out ones without it :D

Golden City

Golden City, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Photo used here:
First time my photo got "officially" used in an online article!

Eye for Detail.. do you have one? (Explored)

Definately View On Black
My usual stuff.. go near the insect without scaring it... then Canon, Sigma, Raynox, Flash & Patience works overtime

Here are the technical stuff:
Equipment: Canon 1000 D + Sigma APO DG Macro 70-300 + Raynox DCR 250 + home-made Pop-up-flash diffuser (Hand-held, manual focus) + PATIENCE

Settings: 1/200s + f/13.5 + ISO 100

Processing ... bit of CROP + hi-pass filter that's it

>> किड्यांच्या फार डोळ्यात बघू नकोस -- इति मेघना

Explored: Jul 13, 2010 #255

(Explored) God's Disco Lights? (Sunset @ Pune)

this light effect was in the sky for merely 2-3 mins y'day.. this was from my balcony.. tried to reach to the terrace but by then the effect was "gone"... so had to stay put with the building... thankfully its in silhouette!!

This is insane... have i improved in quality or is the "donkey logic" working in my favor??
Explored again... 3 in 3 days (5th, 6th, 7th June)

Explored: Jun 7, 2010 #152