Tag: professional

A little talk about lenses and their strong points

It was the end of 2013 that I first ventured into the realm of DSLRs with the purchase of the Canon 70D. Why Canon?? Why not Nikon or Sony?? Well honestly, my awareness was more with regard to the name Canon compared to Nikon, hence I opted for Canon and it was largely good fortune

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Which camera to buy : the intriguing question indeed !!!

Many a time we come across queries posted by fellow photographer enthusiasts asking a very common question, “Which camera is the best option to buy for an economical budget “ I thought I will share my views on this topic by way of this article. I was a die hard “Point & Shot camera “supporter

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My preliminary thoughts and assessment on the front panel loading backpack from ” SEEK OUTSIDE “

The thought process of a trek enthusiast who also dabbles in some serious landscape photography centers around one critical aspect while preparing for a trek “what kind and how to carry  photographic gear “. I have been grappling with this thought process over the years and though u have tried few combinations, there have been pros

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Waterfalls in Western Ghats ( series 5)

Western Ghats, The Sahyadri; call it as you desire but one of the most iconic and historical mountain range of Indian Subcontinent, diverse in its biological flora and fauna running along the west coast of India, it is a mind boggling feat of nature and for nature lovers it offers a passage back in time

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My Thoughts on medium altitude sleeping bags from Zanskar Equipment

 For amateur enthusiasts like me , the thought of preparing for a medium size trek into winter regions can be quite mind boggling. What needs to be taken and what need not is one aspect of the entire picture but then there is also the fact as to which brand or model should be the

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My thoughts on the undisputed performance of outer layer from RAB clothing : Photon Pants

One of the key aspects to the above is the clothing and if one goes wrong in this, the tenacity and success of the trek itself in addition to Self-Safety is in jeopardy. Just because it is cold does not mean that one cannot go outside and do what we want to do. But it

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when i headed into the White Spiti ( sequel one )

I have hardly felt as low as i felt in the days leading to the commencement of my journey to the Middle Kingdom. The mind is a complex being and so is the heart. The combination of these two when they are on a downward trend is formidable and the human being has to really

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My thoughts on the workhorse mid layer from RAB clothing : Caliber Pants

One of the key aspects to being outdoors in alpine conditions  is the clothing and if one goes wrong in this, the tenacity and success of the trek itself in addition to Self-Safety is in jeopardy. Just because it is cold does not mean that one cannot go outside and do what we want to

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My thoughts on the Latok hard-shell jacket; @RAB, uk

Well the deep winter as well as monsoons of 2017 are over with the rains in the mountains too on the wane, the clear skies are out. This is the time to reflect on the performance of certain critical equipment’s which forma important part of outdoor hiking in the mountains where the snow as well

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Ganjifa and the Royal Patronage

During the course of travel to offbeat destinations, one comes across unique arts, practices and folklore which are a link to the rich historical past that our country possesses. In this context I came across “Ganjifa” History   Ganjifa the name of an ancient Indian game of cards, which was popularized during the reign of

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