Sunset on Karkai Mountain

SUNSET ON KARAKI MOUNTAIN : CLIMBING IN INDIA

I do a lot of panoramic photography but I wanted to try producing a panoramic HDR image so I could control the background and foreground exposures without losing any detail.  A 2 day camping trip around the stunning hills of Karkai Mountain in India was the perfect setting to attempt this for the first time.

I took 4 photos with 9 bracketed exposures [-4 -3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3 +4].  A total of 36 images!

Each set […]

Sunset on Karkai Mountain

TAXI! : CLIMBING IN INDIA

This image was taken at the start of the trek around Karaki Mountain.

The journey to get here from Mumbai was a 3 hour train ride, followed by a 4 hour taxi ride, followed by a uncomfortably hot and cramped final 20 minute drive in the back of this van.  All of this before a day’s trek to the top of the mountain in 30° heat.

After dropping the 6 of us off at the base of […]

Mount Ruapehu

MOUNT RUAPEHU : AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

A view of Mount Ruapehu from the top of Mount Ngauruhoe in Taupo, New Zealand.

The mountain climb itself took about 4 and a half hours.  It was so steep and with loose rocks making our feet sink into the mountain like quicksand, we were all climbing on our hands and knees near the summit, however, the views at the top were more than worth the effort.

This image is a panoramic composite of 3 […]

“Tumble

TUMBLE TIME : AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

This image was taken near the end of my trip around New Zealand.

In the beginning of the trip we asked where the best place was to do a skydive.  The response was unanimous.  Wanaka on the South Island.  After 6 weeks of travelling around the North and South Island, it was time to take the plunge.

Due to weather conditions, and having to cram in a few activities, we ended up doing […]

“Death

DEATH DRIVE : INDIA

During my time living and working in Mumbai, India, I had the opportunity to explore the country.   I travelled through the various states and found that India was the craziest country I have ever visited.

The image above was taken at a country fair in Kerala, with the highlight being The Diamond Maruti Car Circus.

The spectators would climb to the top of this spherical Wall of Death and watch these […]

SPOTTED : VIETNAM

I travelled around Vietnam with my first dslr camera, a Canon 550d.  Along with the 18-55mm kit lens and borrowing a 75-300mm zoom lens for one of the days, I explored the wonders of this incredible country.

This image was taken in the hill town of Sa Pa.  A trekking base surrounded by rice fields and one of the most scenic places I visited on my journey.

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