October 31, 2008

Take off

Take off, originally uploaded by Digital Monk.

After almost 80 failed attempts, I was happy to finally get this shot. Now if only the beetle was a little more sharp...

More about my pursuit to capture this photo here.

No beetle was harmed while taking this photo ;-)

October 26, 2008

Curious soul

Curious soul, originally uploaded by Digital Monk.

She was trying her best to hide herself from the camera by moving in and out a dark corridor. But once in a while she looked outside and I was able to get few shots like this one. She was in her school uniform, ready to go to school.

Shot at Khokana locality, Kathmandu.

October 23, 2008

Golden dreams

Golden dreams, originally uploaded by Digital Monk.

This shot turned out to be pretty good considering the fact that I was not looking through the viewfinder when it was captured! Since it was too bright to look at the sun directly though the camera, I just pointed to the west to take a 'test' shot. Apparently it was my lucky day, and I ended up with this image.

Of course the original photo wasn't that great, as you might have guessed. A crop and few color tweaks in Lightroom resulted in this image - which has turned out to be a good desktop wallpaper item ;-)

October 20, 2008

Old habits

Old habits, originally uploaded by Digital Monk.

He gave me a curious look as I pointed the camera towards him.

Clicked during Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu.

October 18, 2008

Hey! You!!

Hey! You!!, originally uploaded by Digital Monk.

She was happily playing with her friend before she noticed me pointing (the rather long) 70-300mm lens at her. I wasn't expecting her to point a finger at me or something. It was spontaneous, and that's what I'm liking about clicking photos on the streets.

I've been doing a bit of street photography lately. So far I've learned that, people can give you unpredictable looks when they notice you pointing the camera towards them. And there is that moment - that moment when they look at the lens for the first time. Blink and you miss it!

October 16, 2008

Where the mind is at peace

Where the mind is at peace, originally uploaded by Digital Monk.

Few days back my friend Suzon took me to this place near the locality of Khokana(I'm not able to find the exact name of the place, even on Google maps). There are fields, endless rice fields everywhere you look around the place.

I was surprised to find such a place so close to Kathmandu. It took us just about 30 mins from the city to reach here. I'd give anything to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of Kathmandu. And this was the perfect place to be.

I will be coming to place in the years to come. It is just a matter of time when this place will be turned into a concrete jungle. And that day this image will no longer be labeled Green day.

Note: Was able to track down this location on Google maps. Here it is.

October 14, 2008


BCAM, originally uploaded by Digital Monk.

Excerpt from the Picnik blog:

For every pink pic added to the group, their parent company Yahoo! will donate one Euro to Breast Cancer charities across Europe! So send your pink pic to Pink 2008

This photo doesn not qualify for the group as it's not completely pink, but that don't matter - this is to spread the awareness. You can learn more about the whole thing here.

5 photos I've submitted to the group

October 13, 2008

Lonely days

Lonely days, originally uploaded by Digital Monk.

An elderly lady leaning on the corridor wall inside a house in the village of Khokana, Kathmandu. This is a crop of a much bigger image.