Rajat Gupta Photography

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Nature/Landscape

Lake Tahoe

Shot of the Lake Tahoe in North California.

Water Droplet-Pearl on Leaf

Clicked the pic early morning when the grass was moist but under sunlight, that shines in the drop.

Pearl on leaf

Beautiful Zanskar Valley

A natural shot of the Zanskar Valley via Rangdum, Leh Ladakh.

Zanskar Valley

EXIF:

Canon 500D at F/8 at 1/200s

ISO-100 at 79mm

Early morning shot of the tents

An early morning shot of the tents where we resided at Rangdum, Leh Ladakh

Tents

EXIF:

Canon 500D at F/4 at 1/50s

ISO-320 at 24mm

Monastery at Leh Ladakh

Came across this monastery on route to Leh Ladakh.

Monastery

EXIF:

Canon 500D at F/10 and 1/400s

ISO-100 at 55mm

The Famous Magnetic Hill

The famous Magnetic Hill which you can see in the image below. It is experience here that even if your vehicle is turned off, it keeps on moving toward the hill upwards on the slope automatically defying gravity. Hence the name Magnetic Hill.

Magnetic Hill

EXIF:

Canon 500D at F/6.3 and 1/320s

ISO-100 at 39mm

Picture Postcard from Leh

Shot of the Leh city at noon having cloudy sky and some lively colors.

Leh City

EXIF:

Canon 500D at F/8 and 1/500s

ISO-100 at 18mm.

Our tent at Sarchu, leh ladakh

A night shot if the tent and the place where we resided in the night at Sarch at Leh Ladakh with stars shining high.

Tent at Sarchu

EXIF:

Canon 500D at F/3.5 at 30s shutter

ISO-200 at 18mm

Mountains and Lake at Leh Ladakh

Another cool view of the place with mountains at background and the lake in the foreground.

Mountains and Lake

EXIF:

Canon 500D at F/5.6 at 1/800s

ISO-100 at 27mm

Lovely mountains on way to Leh Ladakh

Came across these lovely views on my way to Leh Ladakh as a part of Raid de Himalaya.

Lovely mountains on way to Leh Ladakh

EXIF:

Canon 500D at F/5.6 at 1/640s shutter

ISO-100 at 21mm

Mountains at Leh Ladakh

Shot of some beautiful mountains on way to Leh Ladakh.

Mountains at Leh Ladakh

EXIF:

Canon 500D at F/5.6 and 1/1000s

ISO-100 at 32mm

Moore Plains at Leh Ladakh

Came across this scene where road gradually disappears and turns into a desert, on my way to Leh Ladakh.

Moore plains

EXIF:

Canon 500D at F/9 and 1/320s

ISO-100 at 55mm

Lake on way to Leh Ladakh

Came across this beautiful lake on my way to Leh-Ladakh, and managed to get a pic from inside the car.

Lake

EXIF:

Canon 500D at F/5 at 1/800s

ISO-100 at 25mm

Landscape at Gramphu

Captured this beautiful landscape at Gramphu when i was on a trip to Leh.

EXIF:

Canon 500D, F/8 at 1/250s

ISO-100 at 27mm

Lovely view at Jispa

Found this lovely view when i was travelling to Leh via Jipsa, the smoke is adding to the beauty isn’t it?

Jipsa

EXIF:

Canon 500D, F/8 at 1/250s

ISO-100 at 41mm

Rohtang Pass under first light

Shot this pic of beautiful Rohtang Pass after Manali, on my way to Leh. This is an early morning shot of the landscape in the first light.

Early morning shot of Rohtang Pass

EXIF:

Canon 500D, F/10 at 1/250s

ISO-400 at 50mm

The lovely clear blue sky is adding to the beauty of the place.

Reflections in a drop

Shot of a water droplet hanging from the stem of a flower having crisp reflections (an upside car standing behind can be seen easily).

Reflections

EXIF:

Canon 500D at F/8 and 1/80s using a Macro filter

ISO-80 at 55 mm

What i liked:

  • Sharp water droplet
  • Reflections in the drop

Different phases of Moon

Another shot of the Moon clicked at the Lunar Eclipse. Collaborated different pics of the moon to depict the phases of the moon at various times.

phases of moon

EXIF:

Canon 500D at F varying from F/5.6 to F/11, shutter from 1/160 to 3 secs

ISO-400 at 250mm focal length

What i liked:

  • Phases of moon

Lunar Eclipse on June 15, 2011

It was the longest Lunar Eclipse after many years here in India, and i was ready to capture the moon making transitions. Clicked the moon at different positions during the eclipse and had to change the shutter, aperture and ISO a lot during the shoot to compensate for the varying light of the moon. Tried different shots like the Wide angle, moon trail, moon ring etc but did little processing to produce the following image.

The Moon during Lunar Eclipse

EXIF:

Canon 500D at F varying from F/5.6 to F/11, shutter from 1/160 to 3 secs

ISO-400 at 250mm focal length

What i liked:

  • Needless to say, the transition of the moon at different times.

The lone Traveller

Another shot from the same place Sukhna Lake, displaying a lone boat rider which adds to the composition. The image is more of a silhouette as the sun was right in front. The shiny water also adds to the image.

boat rider

EXIF:

Canon 500D at F/18 at 1/320 s shutter

ISO-100 at 250mm focal length

What i liked in the image:

  • Silhouette
  • Shiny water
  • Rule of thirds

Lighting the World

Shot of a sunrise clicked at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh. Tried making the HDR so as to properly expose the midtones, highlights and the shadows. Did some tonemapping to provide the morning colors.

The first light of the day

EXIF:

Canon 500D at F/4.5 and 1/200 s shutter

ISO-100 at 35mm focal length

What i liked in the image:

  • Properly exposed areas
  • Colors of  dawn

Lightning shot

It was quite rainy for last 2 days here in Chandigarh, India, so what’s better than capturing the lightning? Prepared the setup which included the camera, a stable base (not necessarily a tripod, umbrella etc) and went on to the terrace to capture this. Though it has little shake, still i liked it as it was my first lightning shot.

My first lightning shot

EXIF:

Canon 500D at F/5.6 and 33 sec chutter

ISO-400 at 18mm

What i liked:

  • Sharply captured lightning.

What i didn’t like:

  • Little shake in the image.

Sun: The ball of light

Casual shot of the sun at certain evening.

The ball of light

EXIF:

Canon 500D at F/9 and 1/400 s

ISO-100 at 250 mm focal length and Spot Metering

What i liked in the image:

  • The fineness in the shot
  • The big size of the sun captured

What i didn’t like:

  • The building which couldn’t have been avoided.

Cloudy Sky

A shot of the clouds/sky when on the Ma Vaishno Devi yatra. Clicked somewhat in the morning when the sky was showing some different colors.

Lovely colors of the clouds

EXIF:

Sony H-20 at F/8 and 1/10 sec

ISO-80 at 6mm

What i liked about the image:

  • Colors of the clouds
  • Pattern of the clouds