Macro frenzy!

After waiting for over 5 years, I managed to acquire an amazing macro lens with 1:1 magnification. It is none other than the Sigma 105mm F2.8. I’ve been playing with it for a few months now and wanted to share some of my recent work.





Words of rage, when unleashed

Can shake you to the core

Scorpions stinging might hurt less

Words end up hurting more

(Image: Scorpion at Stratford Butterfly Park, UK)

Photo Tricks: The Magic of Desaturation

Ever seen photos with just a little splash of color while the rest of it is in grayscale? It’s a neat little trick photo-editors use to make certain elements of the image ‘pop’. I have tried using it successfully for quite some time now but the results still never fail to mesmerize me. All you do is use the ‘Select tool’ to make a clean selection of the region you want to keep, ‘Inverse’ your selection to select the area that needs to be converted to gray, and using a ‘Desaturation Mask’, bring the saturation levels all the way down. Here is a little example to show my point. Do give this a try and let me know how yours turned out!

After the treatment


The original shot

Floral Escapades

What can I say? I’m a sucker for pretty flowers (and all flora in general) and I love photographing them. It’s no coincidence that every one of my digital albums has a few (if not hundreds of) shots of these wonderful creations. Macro floral shots are my weakness and I don’t let any opportunity go to waste. Moreover, I don’t let the fact that I don’t own a DSLR stand in my way either; I’m perfectly happy clicking away with my Sony Cybershot DSC-W130. Some photos do require minor touch-ups and I let Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 take care of these.

Oh how I’d love to get myself a good DSLR, but a new (expensive) camera isn’t on the cards right now; supporting a hobby is more like a second priority at the moment. Till then, I’m happy with my point-and-shoot and on most occasions, am satisfied with how the photos turn out (although I’d like to have more control on the specific parameters – shutter speed, focus, aperture, etc.). Feel free to enjoy my humble efforts.

Motha’ Nature

Interestingly, these photos were taken at an outdoor birthday party (1st birthday, to be precise). I ended up taking photos of everything but the birthday boy himself. A fun-filled day spent with family and friends, it sure was a one-of-a-kind birthday. Moreover, it was a good day for getting close to nature.

Here’s what I ended up with. Enjoy!

At Death's Door

Get your buzz on!

New Beginnings


Hop till you drop

She comes in colors everywhere


What's up, doc?

Sin City Rabbit

What red-eye reduction?

Alien Plantation

i'm fROSEn

I might be setting for now, but I'll be back

Let me sleep

Thorny Silhouette

I see God in everything


What are you lookin' at?