Black & White, Festival, Fun, Regular, Tradition

Rathyatra Eve

This is the aura of my city AMDAVAAD just a day before the big festival Rathyatra. It’s the festival when god take the tour of city. The people have to come to invite him to their home and have delightful meal.

At Jagannath Mandir, Ahmadabad, Gujarat.

Black & White, Regular

Butterfly on a leaf

ButterFly on leaf                   iso 800, 55mm, f/13, 1/400Sec

On one Sunday I was clicking landscapes. After couple of wide prints I started cutting down my canvas to macro and I happened to find this butterfly on a leaf. I wished to capture it before it flew away so I rushed in fear to click it. After the click I realized it was dead and that was the reason it was on a leaf and did not fly away.

At S.G Highway, Ahmadabad, Gujarat.

Architecture, Black & White, Regular, Tradition


IMG_1763                     iso 800, 23mm, f/8, 1/150Sec
IMG_1760                      iso 800,23mm, f/8, 1/100SecIMG_1768                     iso 800, 28mm, f/8, 1/250SecIMG_1761                       iso 800, 28mm, f/8, 1/500Sec
IMG_1759                       iso 800, 23mm, f/10, 1/200Sec

Soothing smell of mud, water from pot, the open sky,  grass grown knee heights, field full of crops and fulfillment of being at home is what makes it a perfect place.

At Filmcity, Goregaon East, Mumbai.

Architecture, Black & White, Regular, Tradition

Step well

1                      iso 200, 18mm, f/6.3, 1/100Sec4                       iso 100, 48mm, f/5.6, 1/15Sec
3                     iso 100, 48mm, f/5.6, 1/15Sec
5                     iso 800, 55mm, f/5.6, 1/30Sec
2                     iso 200, 39mm, f/5.0, 1/15Sec

Dada Hari Ni Vaav

Vaav as we say in Gujarati, a step well is popular as an ancient Indian art form. It’s construction began in around 600 A.D. and went on for many years till 11th to 16th century. Main purpose of this architectural structure was to store water. It also served as a place of social gathering and religious celebrations.
Watch out for my next post on Step Well.

With Papa at Dada Hari ni Vaav, Ahmadabad, Gujarat.



waiting                  iso 400, 250mm, f/5.6, 1/100Sec 

Sun is being scorching hot to we Amdavadis these days. In this boiling heat of summer everything looks colorless. Each day competes with other. Today it is 43c and tomorrow will be 45c. Walk half a mile and you will find yourself bathing in your own sticky, stinky sweat. You will take your next step only if you’re assured of having a shade ahead. The moment has arrived when we all look up in the pale yellow sky and wait for clouds to turn black, pour some rain and spread the dewy aroma of sand.

At Sarita Udhyan, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.