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Khajjiar (mini-swiss) Himachal Pradesh, Chamba, Dhauladar Range, Himachal Pradesh, Himalayas, Khajjiar, landscape, Mini Switzerland, Nature, Tokina AT-X Pro SD 12-24mm F4 (IF) DX, wallpaper, wide angle lens, Photographer Anurag Jain

Khajjiar (Mini Switzerland) Himachal Pradesh

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Khajjiar – Mini Swiss

13 Mar 2010 | 2 comments » Add a comment


I have never seen a place more beautiful than Khajjiar in Himachal Pradesh. 5hours drive from Dharamshala in the Chamba district one comes across a lake, pasture, forest, garlic fields all in one

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Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra, Nature, Tokina AT-X Pro SD 12-24mm F4 (IF) DX, travel, travel photography, wallpaper, wide angle lens, Photographer Anurag Jain

Kangra

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Kangra

10 Mar 2010 | no comments » Add a comment


On the way to Dharamshala we came across the picturesque town of Kangra. At one point this place was captured and ruled by Nepal, but were driven away later by Ranjh, and remained as a princely state under British India, and finally merged with Himachal Pradesh post independence.

 

For my Feb 2010 Himachal Pradesh trip I picked up a 12-24 mm f/4 Tokina wide angle lens. The snap clicked above is with this lens in a moving car, through the windshield.

 

This image was clicked using a Tokina AT-X Pro SD 12-24mm F4 (IF) DX lens.
Setting: ISO 100, 12mm, f/16, 1/30 sec


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beach - photography with long exposure, bambolim beach, Beach, Goa, Goan beach, long exposure, low light, Nature, night photography, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

beach - photography with long exposure

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Long exposure for still night snaps

06 Jan 2010 | no comments » Add a comment


For still snaps of an object or a place with low lighting conditions, its fun to do a longer exposure with a low ISO, like this one was exposed for 13 secs, at ISO 100 at Bambolim beach. I also set an open aperture (f1.8) and

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Dead branch with sea background, Abstract, Abstract photography, branch, dead branch, Goa, Nature, sea, simplicity, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

Dead branch with sea background

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Simplicity

04 Jan 2010 | no comments » Add a comment


“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication!” claimed Leonardo da Vinci. This means every simple thing we see is a work of genius in the end.

 

It could be with respect to an invention like of the wheel, simple design, simple to make, but a work of wonder on how its made our lives easier, Imagine riding my bike with Square tires! So

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Sunset, Apollo, Beach, Calangute, Goa, Isis, Nature, Sky, Sun, Sunset, Surya, Titan, Tonatiuh, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

Sunset

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Tonatiuh, Apollo, Titan, Isis and Surya.. what?

04 Jan 2010 | 3 comments » Add a comment


Some days one gets really lucky. Was having a late lunch at Souza Lobo at Calangute, Goa when I decided to click this. The trick is to allow as less light to enter to keep the sky as dark as possible by increasing the shutter speed, as I prefer a more bloody red sky. The sky ofcourse

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Reflection, Jungle, Lake, landscape, Nature, Rajasthan, Ranthambore, Ranthambore National Park, Reflection, Safari, travel, travel photography, wallpaper, water, Wildlife, wildlife photography, Photographer Anurag Jain

Reflection

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Reflection

05 Dec 2009 | 2 comments » Add a comment


Charles Horton Cooley has written a lot on Social Theory and once said

 

“As social beings we live with our eyes upon our reflection, but have no assurance of the tranquillity of the waters in which we see it.”

 

Lake at Ranthambore National Park in Zone 4.


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Paradise on earth, Bird, crane, ducks, Nature, Paradise, peacock, Rajasthan, Ranthambore, Ranthambore National Park, Top 10, travel, travel photography, Wildlife, wildlife photography, Photographer Anurag Jain

Paradise on earth

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Paradise on earth

04 Dec 2009 | 1 comment » Add a comment


“If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it.”

 

Our guide halted here for few mins to listen to nature, so that it can guide him to the Tiger. This place was so calm and peaceful… so colorful..

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Flower pot overlooking sea, Abstract, Anjuna, Anjuna beach, Beach, flower pot, Goa, Goan beach, landscape, Nature, plant, plant and the beach, plant near the beach, sea, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

Flower pot overlooking sea

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Don’t be a flower pot!

16 Nov 2009 | 4 comments » Add a comment


I finished reading Richard Branson’s autobiography “losing my virginity” a few days back. An overall brilliant read, although towards the end it does get a bit boring. In the end what captivates you is the risks he took. He did unconventional things (at least it looked unconventional to him), he bet most of his money

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Presence of God, Abstract, Abstract photography, cloud, cloudy sky, Goa, God, Nature, Sky, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

Presence of God

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Presence of God

26 Oct 2009 | no comments » Add a comment


On the many discussions we usually have among groups of friends, God, religion, faith do come up at times, and I was once told that God shows his presence in Nature, and Nature is God. I kept quiet not knowing what to answer. I am not sure if I should believe or not believe in His existence, but do realise that beliving in Him is a safer bet, at least at the time when I reach the gates of Heaven or Hell :) .

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Chapora, Chapora, Chapora river, Goa, house at the river bank, landscape, Nature, river, river bank, travel, travel photography, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

Chapora

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Chapora river view

25 Oct 2009 | no comments » Add a comment


On the way to Ashvem, one has to cross the bridge at Chapora, which boasts of some breath taking views. The hut at the edge caught my view with a sudden burning desire of owning a hut like this someday. Amidst the cool shade of numerous palm trees, and the river bank. Only if life was that simple (or I had that money!)

 

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.
It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.
E.F. Schumacker


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