Covelong Beach – Broken Amusement Rides!

These are few of the broken/dilapidated amusement rides at Covelong Beach, sure do add a lot of atmosphere to this interesting beach! My previous post on Covelong Beach is here.

Watch this space for pictures from my trips to Sri Lanka and Morocco ūüôā

Have a good week y’all !

Sig

Rajasthan – Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Jodhpur, the blue city of Rajasthan, so aptly named after the blue painted homes dotting the rustic landscape of Jodhpur. I for one, was very excited and was eagerly waiting to visit the Mehrangarh Fort for many reasons – this was where “The Dark Knight Rises” was filmed! Remember the epic Pit Climb scene with Christian Bale? and the sweeping shot of him standing on the edge of the pit set in front of a massive fort? Yep. That is Mehrangarh Fort, one of the best preserved and colossal¬†forts in all of India, built by King Rao Jodha (of the Rajput clan) 400 feet above the city on a cliff structure composed of igneous rock (the cliff was declared a National Geographic Monument by the Geological Survey of India)

Mehrangarh translates into ‘fort of the Sun’ –¬†trust me. They weren’t kidding, one must visit¬†the fort during twilight or at dusk (as I did, breathtaking to say the least) – Click on images to expand

But it wasn’t just a fort or a military base, it also housed several palaces and was a thriving center for art and culture. Within the fort are well-preserved galleries for public display –

Elephant Howdah (seats used on Elephants)

Palanquin Gallery (typically carried by 2 – 8 persons)

Royal Rooms

View of Jodhpur from the Fort

I was also able to satisfy my fan-boy antics¬†by doing this –

Lastly, the Flying Fox Zipline at the Fort is NOT to be missed! Extreme fun and amazing views of the fort, rocky landscape and the blue city!

Sig

 

Night Time Lapse – From the Terrace

Night Time Lapse – From The Terrace from Jayanth Kashyap on Vimeo.

Call me crazy for taking a time-lapse on a full moon night! But hey, this was my first time with night-time lapse so I guess its fine! I realized that the light pollution did not reveal too many stars (moon wasn’t helping!) and I did not have an interesting foreground subject to add that extra flavor to the video. Nevertheless, I kinda like the overall mood of the video!

P.S – Click on the link to view the video in HD on my Vimeo page!

Sig

Spotlight!

It is good to blog after a 3 month hiatus Рlot of pictures in the backlog waiting to be posted here! Here is a picture from a recent classical dance program I attended (Click on the picture to expand)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all !

Sig

Time Lapse!

NOTE: Vimeo does not allow HD embedding with my basic account, please watch the video on Vimeo by clicking the vimeo icon right next to the enter full screen icon within the player! Thank you Рremember to turn on HD and full screen before you hit play !

Time Lapse #1 – From the Terrace from Jayanth Kashyap on Vimeo.

This was my very first attempt at time lapse photography. Digital Photography School was a great resource to understand how it works – so i chose a lovely Sunday evening to capture the moving clouds and the setting sun (which unfortunately is behind clouds), that gave way to rays cutting through the clouds!

How i did it:
Photo type: RAW
Shutter: 1/30
ISO: Auto
Aperture: F4.5
Focal Length: 18mm
Photo Interval: 10 seconds

Software: Adobe Lightroom, LRTimeLapse, Adobe Premiere Pro

Such amazing fun, i’m looking forward to capturing better time lapse subjects and learning tips to make the workflow even more effective!

Sig

Architecture of Chennai – Victoria Public Hall

Victoria Public Hall, named after Queen Victoria, was the first town hall in Madras/Chennai and was built in 1890. As mentioned in my previous post, this is another wondeful example of the widespread usage of Indo-Saracenic architecture during the British Empire.

The hall was a famous place for public gatherings and has seen the likes of Subramanya Bharathi, Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda and other legendary personalities addressing large audiences here. Interestingly, it was here that Chennai saw its first cinema show 117 years back ! Over the next 70-80 years the building was occupied by several organizations and apparently fell out of public attention as Chennai developed in the south (with the rise in the film industry).

North and Central Madras, till today retain the old world charm of Madras with its amazing historical buildings –¬†i would definitely be visiting this gem as well ! (Click on image to enlarge)

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