Flying Fish

The first time I heard some one say something about flying fish I must have been 10, and I was sure that my brother was talking about some mythical creature that he had read about in one of the many book I always saw him with.

I think it was the second day at sea on my first voyage that I saw something jump out of the water and literally fly over the water and then dive in again.

Flying fish did actually exist, or was I day dreaming? The excitement on the faces some others like me gave me my answer.

We had left Brazil on one of my longest voyages headed to Funchal, Portugal.

Not far from the mainland is the island - archipelago of Fernando de Noronha where I was able to take these photographs.

The Gulls would either chase the fish in the air as they flew over the waves for distances of over 5 meters or dive from heights of over 10 meters and shoot into the water like darts to catch these magnificent creatures.

I have since seen flying fish several times, in the Pacific and Atlantic but never once did anything compare to the feeding frenzy and the action I saw on the day.

Snow Weed

It was the month of May, summer as we know it, but the high passes of the lateral route in Bhutan still had some ice left on the road side.

We did not have much time since we were on a vacation with a tight schedule !!

I did of course find the time to squeeze in some photographs. What especially caught my attention was how the delicate grass shoots had created their little spaces in the hard coarse ice. Being the only absorbers of the suns warmth and then radiating it to the surrounding areas these slender shoots were able to carve out their own little spaces.

Lights, Camera, Action

Lighting makes all the difference to our work, and most of spend a great deal of time mastering this art. Highlights, shadows, mid-tones, and their romance is what brings together a photograph to give it that something that i cant find appropriate words to describe. (Never claimed to be a writing expert so i guess you'll excuse me.)

Mirror on the wall

Most of us photographers have at some time or the other been fascinated with reflections, the new dimension in the visual plane is extremely attractive to searching eye. Equally interesting (, at-least for me) are doors and windows, that sort of take the viewer through the wall to the other side. At first glance this might look like a window, but if you look carefully you'll find that its a reflection!
Embedded into the wall of the hut this mirror gave me a unique opportunity. I felt a certain thrill knowing that I was capturing one visual that would appear to something else to the viewer.

The Gates Effect

There's no doubt that Bill Gates is genius but I had to experience it for myself. Look in carefully and you'll see that just photographing him on his recent visit to India gave me the chance to meet my clone!