Welcome to my Photography section

August 08, 2011

Welcome! To my photography section.

Photography has been a hobby of mine for a long while. Combined with traveling, this has ensured that I have gigabytes of photographs, stored across a variety of media at home. This is my attempt to figure out what's where, and simultaneously put up some of them online.

Some of my galleries are available below. Like my storage at home, I expect my galleries to be stored all over the place. Hopefully, this will be the aggregate for them all.

Galleries

This is a set of cityscapes, in black and white. Eight different cities are included - Tampa, Kuala Lampur, San Francisco, Atlanta, New York, Florence, London and Los Angeles. All the photographs are wide, mostly shot from high-ground. All have been manipulated using GIMP. See the gallery.

 

This gallery is a collection of random photographs hosted out of Flickr and Picasa. These have been taken either using my D70, an old Canon Powershot 510 or my Nokia 5800. Covers a variety of random trips that yielded not more than a couple of photographs per trip. See the gallery.

 

This is another set of galleries that are hosted out of flickr. We had gone to a state park in New Jersey, armed with a camera to watch birds in May 2005. You can check this photoset on flickr too. See the gallery.

 

On June 5 2005, I drove about 500 miles on the east coast of CT and NJ, with nothing more than a few Google Maps prints, with the express aim to photograph a number of lighthouses on these coasts. Though I got caught in the Garden State Parkway weekend traffic on my way back, the trip was pretty worth it. You can check this photoset on flickr too. See the gallery. Update: 17 May, 2009: Added a couple more lighthouses.

 

This is a collection of a number of pictures of flowers over the period from 2006 through 2008. A majority of them were taken at the Eden Project in Cornwall, England. Others were taken at home. This set is hosted out of Picasa. See the gallery.

 

All the photos of this gallery are based on themes of and near large water bodies. This includes streams, lakes and oceans. Water may not always be the focus, but is a principal character in this gallery. This set is hosted out of Picasa. See the gallery.

 

Snow is a big part of living in Wisconsin. Wanted to use this gallery to collect pictures of snow and frost. Processing some of these is definitely the challenge. See the gallery.

 

The Milwaukee Air & Water Show is a free airshow held annually along the lakefront in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is one of the largest events in Wisconsin, with an attendance of almost 500,000 people. Thanks to a friend we had the best seats for the show, the tenth floor balcony overlooking the bay. See the gallery.

 

Travel

Old San Juan is best explored on foot. This gallery is a collection of a set of photographs of the city on foot, including the El Morro fort, and San Cristobal Castle. Check out the gallery.

 

El Yunque Rainforest is a must-see part of any trip to Puerto Rico. While rains in the rainforest is but natural, we unfortunately ended up going on a day with full cloud cover. This restricted color depth in the photographs, but some could still be rescued. Check out the gallery.

 

Part of a vacation to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, this gallery has a few pick photographs of Grand Canyon. This is by no means a travelogue, but a collection of photos that stand out. Check out the gallery.

 

Part of a vacation to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, this gallery has a few pick photographs of Las Vegas. This is by no means a travelogue, but a collection of photos that stand out. Check out the gallery.

 

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is a marsh land in central Wisconsin. Hoping for fall colors, we went down there early October. Colors were not bad, but the birds did seem awfully shy. Wished I had an 800mm lens. Check out the gallery.

 

Lake Geneva, is home to the Yerkes Observatory. In addition, Lake Geneva has the lake shore path, that allows one to walk through the backyards of the mansion owners. We went down to visit both on the Saturday of the labor day weekend. Check out the gallery.

 

With time running out for my stay in the UK, I had to scramble to put together a trip to London. A train ride later, I was welcomed by the famously dreary London weather. Given that I had just one day, a friend helped put together a walking tour that I could use to cover the key landmarks. I've created a map of my walking tour during the trip. Given the awful light during the day, the few photos I could salvage are in the gallery.

 

Another dip into the photo archive. During my stay in Bristol, we also managed a trip to one of the most beautiful places on earth - Scotland. It was a three day road-trip covering everything from the city of Edinburgh to the beautiful lochs (lakes) in the north. Castles of course formed an important part of the trip - but just the sheer beauty of the roadside is incomparable. I've created a map of our destinations during the trip. Some photos from the trip are in the gallery.

 

The first of many dips into the photo archive. Back in 2006, I was based out of Bristol, UK and over the first weekend of August 2006, we took a road trip down to Cornwall, UK. We ended up visiting a number of spots including Boscastle, King Arthur's Castle at Tintagel, Penzance, Mousehole, Land's End, Senna Cove, St. Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St. Michael's Mount and the Eden Project. I have also created a map of the places we had visited. Some photos from the trip are in the gallery.

 

For the 4th of July weekend in 2010, we went to the Door Country in Wisconsin for a holiday. Based out of Sister Bay, we spent time trekking in the Peninsula State Park, watching the sun set or just visiting the lighthouses. And we survived the beautiful 9.6 mile bike ride on the sunset trail in the Peninsula State Park while we were there. See the gallery.

 

Work took me to a place called Crotonville, NY nestled by the lower hudson river. Bikes were available easily enough that I ran out of reasons, not to go on the 3 mile ride to the beautiful Croton Dam. This gallery is hosted out of Picasaweb. See the gallery.

 

We went to the Lake George area in New York, during the Memorial Day weekend of 2009. The main focus of the trip was the grilling in the evening, but we managed to squeeze in time on a rowboat, a bicycle and some sightseeing in the car. This gallery is hosted out of Picasaweb. See the gallery.

 

We went on a trip to Vermont in the fall on 2008, timing it almost perfectly to the peak weekend. Finding a place to stay was difficult at first, but we eventually found a good cottage. The weather helped too, if anything it was just too bright. This gallery is hosted out of Picasaweb. See the gallery on Picasa.

 

A bunch of us friends decided to do a one-day whirlwind of a tour of a Washington, DC on 29 May, 2005. These are some of the pictures from that day. See the gallery on Flickr.

 

Activities

Four of us decided to head out for a day hike in the NJ NY area. A little Googling later, we figured that the Bear Mountain Park would be a good location. We started on the Raccoon Brook Hills Trail/Cascade of Slid Loop but somewhere along the way, we ended up doing the reverse of the Seven Hills/HTS/Reeves Brook Trail. We had not realised how badly out of shape we were, coz while we were doing the hike, it seemed interminably long. There were more than a few jokes about calling 9-1-1. Turns out, the trail is of just 'Moderate' difficulty. These are some of the pictures from that day. See the gallery on Flickr.

 

The Kettle Moraine State Forest south, is a 30 mile long region with more than 20,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes and historical sites. Discovering this meant, we would have something to do every weekend during this Summer. We started off with a quick loop around the Southern region HQ. See the gallery.

 

The Cleveland Cavaliers were up visiting the Milwaukee Bucks on March 6, 2010. We had tickets as part of a team and spouses event to watch from a suite at the Bradley Center stadium. I took my telescopic 70-200mm Sigma lens along for the event, along with my wife and camera of course. See the gallery.