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.