Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

HDR Imaging

High Dynamic Range images done recently during my trip to Kerala. First attempt at this type of photographs. Think i kind of fared well at it.

Athirapally Falls

RAW Images


Banasura Sagar Dam
RAW Images

View from Edakkal Caves
RAW Images

A Gap between two rocks, Edakkal Caves


Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Temple Visit

A trip to Kumaran Kovil near Sathyamangalam, Tamil Nadu. With the recent rains and the amazing weather I had my camera ready after a long while during this trip. Here are some glimpses of the temple and its surroundings. 

With less crowd around there, a very clean temple and just loved the simple circular columns  used to create the shaded space around the main temple. By not adding all the decorative work around and keeping the shaded area simple the stone work of the main temple just stood out. 

Lord Muruga Shrine

Breaking the landscape

From the hill top. The rain and the green.

Lone Polluter

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sepia Pavilion

Installation made for photography exhibition during the annual college festival UTOPIA along with Shobitha Jacob.

The idea was to create a twisting tunnel that encloses the space along the wall of our college canteen so as to let people walk through the pavilion from either sides. Since the two of us have never really tried working with bamboo, with the curiosity, we decided to go with bamboo for achieving the desired structure. Most of the bamboo joinery are knots, the Japanese square lash knot; except for the ones at the ground. Shall get those details in photographs soon. The idea of hanging the photographs with cloth like scrolls came up on the final day. It also helped us in enhancing the enclosed nature of this space as the structure felt too open due to less number of bamboo members.

The structure being a very simple idea, getting it executed was a challenge right from detailing out the joinery to the amount of physical effort involved. With all the market surveys, looking for different possible details and opinions from different shopkeepers at the Ajmeri Gate Market in around a span of 12 days, we were able to complete the pavilion (including design). Though the twisting effect did not turn up as we expected but there was a lot of learning that happened during the process of execution.

Before the installation came up.
To be continued...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Something UNdiscovered.

With almost all my school friends busy with their jobs or have run outside the country for further studies got to meet a few this time. One of them suggested for an early morning trek at Anaikatty. My last trek back at home was at Parsons valley during my school days. As it had also been a long time since I took my camera out it was very exciting and I looked forward for this trek. So we left early at 6 in the morning to Nilgiri Biosphere park for the trek. Reaching there at 7:00, the park opened only at 8:00 which gave us sometime for a quick walk around this place as the sun came out. Once the park opened, we went for the 2 hour trek had some chappati and masal for brunch and left the place.

It felt like something I always wanted to do when I get back home. 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cover Page Design

Continuing with my addiction to the triangles, this time it was the cover-page design competition for the college annual report. With a very short notice of 3 days and in the middle of our Urban Design Pre- Final submissions, the triangles were a really convincing choice to create a backdrop here. With very less text to go on the cover-page, I focused on creating an interesting and simple back drop which would allow me to play with the text. Within half an hour managed to create the basic pattern of triangles in grayscale. In the next ten minutes I started trying out gradient effects and blend options and got this very effect I have finally used.

Competition Entry
Competition Entry- Front
Competition Entry- Back

Once the competition results were announced and mine shortlisted as the winner, the faculty asks me to make it look more formal i.e, without the tilt in the text as the office people won't understand the graphic and they are more keen on the content. Also had to align the SPA Logo within the triangle, something I missed in the original design.

Final Layout
Final Layout- Front 
Final Layout- Back

Here is a high resolution image of the backdrop, if you like it to be your desktop wallpaper for sometime :D


Seminar Poster

I was part of the Graphic team at Seminar 2012 in my college.
Here are the final posters and invites that were designed for the event.

Printed on A3's and A0's, Matte Finish.

Final Poster


Printed back to back. 6 invites on one A3, Matte Finish, 250gsm paper.
The original ones I made were with a blue backdrop. As it was disagreed by the rest of the team, it had to be re- worked out.  
Invitation ( Front & Back)
Apart from the posters and invites a panel of 841 x 4400mm containing the synopsis of all the individual presentations were made. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Cholan Remains

Finally I get to visit the Brihadeeshwara Temple at Thanjavur. Being an architecture student and reading about this great temple during the History of Architecture classes in my second year I always wondered how come I've never been there all this while although I stayed just 250kms away. So this vacation I made it a point to visit this magnificent temple.

The Temple Gateway
Temple Gateway 2
The Temple at Sunset
West side of the Temple
From the top
Gopuram Interior

Monday, June 18, 2012

At Sunrise

Connaught Place, New Delhi
A day before I had to leave home, a friend of mine wanted me to click some pictures of CP looking deserted and so we decided to get there early in the morning for the same. This is one of the photographs I took when I went there.
It was interesting to see all the workers of the different stores playing cricket in the car parking areas on this Sunday morning. You could see some guys standing there waiting for their turn to bat.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Stolen Moments 1

This would be a series of photographs of  the various moments that have been happening around me. Most of these photographs are from my Facebook Album.

How not to climb a Tree

The Different Faces

Out of the Frame
Here and There
A Walk

In Focus