December 24, 2012

Cake Show 2012

Bangalore's one of the most awaited event, annual cake show show started on December 14th. This year's main attraction is "Pentagon of communal harmony". This 22 ft by 22 ft by 16 ft delicious cake was created to spread the message that different religions can co-exist. It took 40 people, two months to finish the cakes exhibited this year. Some of the other attractions are "Simba the Lion", "Castle", "Alice in Wonder Land", "Spiderman", "Motor Bike" and "Shoe House"

Pentagon of Communal Harmony
Simba the Lion
Tower House
Shoe House
Alice in Wonderland 
Wedding Cakes

December 13, 2012

December 3, 2012


Kids in the Park

Week 5 of 52
Here are few candit shots of kids playing in the park.

Young Ronaldo Fan


Back on his feet

 Cricket Fanatic

This one does not want to take his eyes off the ball  

 Young Karate Champs

Hope you enjoyed this weeks photo's, have a great week ahead.

November 27, 2012

Superman Toy

Week 4 of 52

Got this superman toy for buying a burger at McDonald (McDonald's happy meal).  I used a sheet of black paper for background and placed the toy near a window for lighting (had covered the window with white cloth to diffuse the light.

November 25, 2012

Foot Fashion

Hand made designer slippers for women on display.
Macro Monday, Our World, 

November 21, 2012

Fun with crackers

Week 4 of 52

Here are few photos shot on Diwali. This is the first time i am photographing fireworks with a slow shutter and I love the outcome :)

S for Sparkles and Slow Shutter Shots for ABC Wednesday

November 12, 2012

Happy Diwali

Week 3 of 52
I decided to talk a walk in the neighborhood and shoot some photos for week 3 of project 52 and here are some photos shot during the walk. 

Diwali is around the corner, for Hindu's Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year. Its a festival of lights, triumph of light over darkness, triumph of good over evil. Streets are bursting with life and colors, everyone is shopping for the festival buying new cloths, lanterns and fireworks. 

It's a tradition to light a lamp and hang colorful lanterns and you can find shops selling these colorful lanterns. 

 its flowers everywhere, its time for the flower vendors to cash in 

November 6, 2012


Week 2 of 52 - This photo was shot in a gift shop. This coin like ornament was hanging from a wind chime.

October 29, 2012

Pentas Lanceolata

My work and personal life is keeping me really busy; I hardly find time to go out with my camera to shoot some photos, so i decided to take up "Project 52" (a photo a week) to push my self and take atleast one photo per week.  I am kicking off Project 52 with this photo of a beautiful tiny pink flower "Pentas Lanceolata"

Week 1 of 52
Pentas Lanceolata

October 7, 2012


Buddha Statue - The Golden Temple

Feels good to be back in the blogging world after a long break.  My personal life and work kept me really busy.  Thanks to all my friends who missed me and were worried that I disappeared without any notice.

Buddha Shakyamuni - The founderof Buddhism
This beautiful 60 ft statue of Buddha is in the alter of "The Golden Temple" in Bylakuppe.  Encryption near the statue reads "Buddha statue is made of copper, plated with gold. Inside the statue are scriptures relics of great beings, small clay mould stupas, and small statues, which symbolize the body, speech and mind of the Buddhas.  Seeing these statues, venerating them, circumambulating and making offerings to them generates faith, peace, wisdom, loving kindness and compassion in our minds and cleanses unwholesome thoughts and actions."
Buddha Shakyamuni

Statues of "Guru Padmasambhava" and "Buddha "Amitayus" is found on either side of "Buddha Shakyamuni" and they are 58ft each.
Golden Temple Alter

March 11, 2012

February 12, 2012


Ancient Carving of Hindu mythical character Garuda. Garuda appears both in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. Garuda has wings of an Eagle (Brahminy Kite in Indian version) and body of a man, he is also a carrier of god Vishnu.
Photo Location: Krishna temple courtyard, Hampi.

February 1, 2012

Band Tower, Hampi

Band Tower is on of the tall structures found within a large compound of Danaik's Enclusure in Hampi.  This structure dates back to 13th century and this is the only structure in Danaik's Enclusure which is still in good shape.  Its a two-storied hexagonal building with narrow stairways leading to the top. There is no clear information as to why this is called Band Tower, one of the localite told me that if we clap standing in the center of the ground floor of this building, sound is amplified and sounds like its from a band {it sure does because I tried it :)} but looks like this structure was a watch tower more than a band tower.

Another prominent structure in this enclosure is the Mosque (stone structure seen next to the band tower in the picture).  It is said that this Mosque was originally a temple, later converted to a mosque when muslims invaded Vijayanagara Empire.

(Converted the image to B&W and added texture just to get a feel of the bygone era.)
Band Tower of Hampi

January 30, 2012

Abstract Macro

Have your ever thought that medicine can look this beautiful ?

Here's how i came up with these photo's.... Added few drops of Wokadine germicide gargle solution to glass of water and took couple of macro shots ;) here's how the setup looked like (photo below)

January 28, 2012

January 26, 2012

Young Indian's

I visited a nearby school to take few photos of Republic Day celebration.  It was amazing to watch little kids perform various drills, do march fast, hoist the National Flag and dance to patriotic songs. It brought back good memories of my school days.  Here are few candid shots for you enjoy.

Following are photos of nursery school kids dancing to a patriotic song.  These kids are too young to know or understand what Republic Day means but their performance and the expression on their face is priceless.

January 24, 2012


Picture of Black Kite shot in Lalbagh, Bangalore

January 23, 2012

Lalbagh Flower Show 2012

Annual Flower show at Lalbagh Botanical Garden started on Jan 20 2012 as part of Republic Day celebration, this also happens to be the 100th year since Dept of Horticulture started the flower show.
Main attraction this year is South Korean Buddha Stupa made out of 4,00,000 flowers which includes Roses, Carnations, Orchids and foliages. This 30 foot tall stupa is placed in the center of the Glass House.
Expert florists from Holland have decorated a part of glass house adding international touch to the show, they have a live counter where they demonstrate floral arrangements of different style to the visitors. 20 different varieties of flowers are imported from Holland are showcased in the glass house. (Pic Below - Florist from Holland in action)
This beautiful arrangement of Floral Flow (Picture below) is made by a Fern Hills Farm Ooty, stream of water appears to be flowing from pipe forming a river bed, 90,000 alstromeria and carnations are used for this arrangement.

Few other attractions are huge peacocks made out of flowers, 150+ different variety of Bonsai plants on display, Mahabaratha Chariot made out of sand. Floating flowers at Lalbagh lake (i.e floral arrangements made on floating rafts made of bamboo).  This show attracts visitors with varying interest, lot of artists can be seen making a sketches and paintings of these exotic flowers on the spot.
Its a paradise for photographers, be it a professional or casual.
According to the organizers 10,00,000 visitors are expected to storm the flower show and I am sure these beautiful flowers will put a SMILE on everyone's face :)