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Thursday, December 16, 2010

yellow rose

taken with Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro at tis longest end handheld after the rains.
yellow rose, originally uploaded by nilesh.gawde.

Please C & C.

Friday, November 26, 2010

my images shortlisted by Jury for Nat Geo Moment Awards 2010

My images are shortlisted by Jury for Nat Geo Moment Awards 2010. The Jury of the Nat Geo Moments Awards 2010 shortlisted 402 entries from over 1 lac entries. My shortlisted images are

1. The Last Ganapati Aarati


2. Friends


3. Searching for shells

searching for sea-shells

4. Masti on the beach

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Photography Assignment One - Golden Ratio

Dear Friends,

I am starting a section where, I'll post some photography assignments. I'll post one theme, based on which you have to submit your photographs. All photographs submitted in this assignment, will remain your ownership. Others can comment on those. One can also submit URL to the Photopage.

The first assignment in this series is GOLDEN RATIO.

Golden ratio is one of the rules of composition. At least since the Renaissance, many artists and architects have proportioned their works to approximate the golden ratio—especially in the form of the golden rectangle, in which the ratio of the longer side to the shorter is the golden ratio—believing this proportion to be aesthetically pleasing. Mathematicians have studied the golden ratio because of its unique and interesting properties.

Loosely related to the rule of thirds is the Golden Ratio also referenced to the Golden Rectangle. The shape of the Golden Ratio in physical form is supposed to be considered very esthetically pleasing to humans. One of the most interesting graphic forms of the Golden Ratio is the nautilus shell and the way the shell starts from a central origin and then spirals outward around itself until it reaches the horn or opening of the shell where the cephalopod's head is located.

For understanding and inspiration you can check here on Google image search.

To start the topic, here is my submission.

golden ratio

Looking forward for C&C and your submissions.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

FOTOGURU and Our Teacher Mr. Manohar Desai Sir, passed away

Our PhotoGuru Mr. Manohar Desai Sir, Promoter, Director and Chief Instructor of Well known "National Institute Of Photography, Mumbai" passed away today morning due to heart attack.

Late Prof. Manohar Desai was a practicing professional photographer and has been in the field of photo-education since the year 1983 and has been a popular instructor among students. He has trained more than 10000 students during the last 26 years. Many articles on photography written by him are published in some newspapers and magazines.

He was the one who thought us how to look from the lens. He thought us, equipment is not important, Person behind the camera is more important. He was the best teacher I have ever met. Without great infrastructure, NIP was a success for decades only because of Sir's teaching skills. More than a teacher, he was a best friend to all of us.

He will always remain in our heart and still we will always miss him. :'(

May god rest him in peace.... 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sunset at Tarkarli Beach, Malvan, Konkan

This Diwali, I went to my Native in Konkan. I was in my native for one week but we couldn't go out anywhere due to heavy rains in Konkan. On thursday, rains took some halt and we finally decided to go to Tarkarli Beach which is around 25KMs from my home.

sunset at Tarkarli Beach

Tarkarli Beach is next to Malvan, Sindhudurga. You have to take left turn from the Malvan bus stand and its around 6 KM from there. Its a beautiful beach with white soft sand. You just cannot enjoy it in one day.
Government of Maharashtra and MTDC has started lot of tourism activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving on this beach to promote tourism. This is a very safe beach and one can even see dolfins, if you are lucky.

sunset at Tarkarli Beach

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

rays of hope

This was taken on top of Khed Ghat on Pune - Nashik Highway next to Rajgurunagar. Comments and Critics are welcome.

rays of hope, originally uploaded by nilesh.gawde.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

captured in mid air...

These are few shots that I manage to capture in the air. Please give Comments and Critics on it. These were captured in High Shutter Speed.




Wednesday, September 01, 2010


These are some marigold flower that I shot in my company garden. Lens used was Sigma 70-100 APO DG Macro.



Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Job Opportunity: Still Photographer to cover celebrities, fashion & film events.

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Kindly forward your latest resume & work samples to receive an interview call.

• Name of the position: Still Photographer
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Monday, August 16, 2010

windmill @ sinner, nashik

Yesterday I visited Nashik with my friend. While returning back to Pune in the evening, I stopped in the Mohadari Ghat, to capture this beautiful sight. The rain-shower was just over and everything was crisp, clear and bright. The formation of clouds above the windmill attracted me. It seemed as if, they are preparing to give a big blow to windmill.

It was beautiful mesmerizing sight.

काल मी आणी माझा मित्र, अनय, नाशिकला गेलो होतो. संध्याकाळी परत येताना सिन्नरच्या अलिकडे मोहदरीच्या घाटात, उजवीकडे, हे सुंदर  दृष्य कॅमेर्‍यात टिपण्यासाठी थांबलो. उजवीकडील डोंगरामागील पाठारावर पवनचक्क्या फिरत होत्या व त्यावर ढगांनी खुप सुंदर आकार घेतला होता. पाउस नुकताच थांबला होता व आकाश मोकळे होत  होते. सुर्य मावळतीला निघाला होत. डोंगरावरील झाडांची रांग व त्यापलीकडील पाठारावरची पवनचक्की. वरती ढगांची रांग. खुप सुंदर होते सारे. जेवढे नजरेत आणी कॅमेर्‍यात साठवता येईल तेवढे साठवुन निघालो.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

रावणाचे डोके..... तनतनीचे फुल


आम्ही लहान असतांना या फुलांशी खुप खेळायचो. कोणीतरी आम्हाला शिकवले होते. अशी दहा फुले,त्याच्या मोठ्या देठा सकट तोडायचो. मग ती फुले आम्ही रावणाच्या दहा तोंडांसारखी हातात धरायचो आणी टिचकी मारुन ती उडवायचो,एकदा उजवीकडचे, एकदा डावीकडचे, असे उडवायचो. शेवटचे मधले फुल उडवले की रावणाचे शेवटचे डोके उडवले आणी रावण मेला म्हणुन गलका करायचो. असे कितीतरी वेळा केल्याचे आठवते.


या बिनवासाच्या,गरिब फुलाचे सौंदर्य, कॅमेरा हातात आल्यावर उमगले.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Celebrating 1000 Visitors..

Dear Friends and well wishers,

Today my blog reached One Thousand Unique Visits.

This has became possible because of your love and affection towards me. I thank you all for the response that you have given for my blog and my efforts to maintain it.

Thank you all.


Friday, July 09, 2010

waiting for the breeze to blow..

माहित नाही कुठे पडायचे आहे. तिथली माती कशी आहे हे ही माहीत नाही. मातीतच पडू याची शाश्वती नाही. सगळी भीस्त या वार्‍यावर आहे. तो न्हेईल तिथे जायचे त्याच्या पाठीवर स्वार होऊन. तो सांगेल तेव्हा पायउतार होउन, मातीत मिसळायचे. पण अजुन ती झुळुक यायची आहे. तोपर्यंतच सगळे एकत्र आहेत. ती झुळुक या आयुष्याचा शेवट करेल, पण नव्या जिवनाचे बिज रोपुन. नव्या, छोट्याश्या पण सुंदर आयुष्याची सुरवात करुन.

एका जिवनाचा अंत होताना नव्या जिवनाची सुखद सुरवात होणार आहे. यालाच मोक्ष म्हणत असावेत.

भेटी लागी जिवा...लागली से आस..

waiting for the breeze to blow, originally uploaded by nilesh.gawde.

this is the last time all are together. once the breeze blows, no one knows where they will be. but they will complete their task. this breeze will be the end of this flower, but will be a medium of starting a new life. all will separate from each other for their final journey. but this final journey in this life will also be a start of another beautiful short life.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Legendry Photographer John Hedgecoe passed away...

Professor John Hedgecoe, died on June 3 at the age of 78. He was a photographer who took the portrait of the Queen which is used on British postage stamps; as such he is credited with the planet's most reproduced image, which has so far sold more than 200 billion copies.

I learn most of my photography skills, reading his book "The Art of Digital Photography" and "Complete Guide to Photography".

Professor John Hedgecoe was born on March 24 1932 in Brentford. His father was a banker who served as a fireman during the Blitz, when John was evacuated to live with his aunt in Cornwall. He went to Guildford Art School and completed his National Service with the RAF, where he first put his talents to use by experimenting with aerial photographic surveys of bomb damage from the war.

He established the photography department in 1965 at the Royal College of Art, where he was Professor from 1975–1994 and was Professor Emeritus until his death.

John Hedgecoe was an award-winning British photographer and the best-selling author of over 30 books on photography. He published a highly successful series of manuals on photographic technique, starting with The Book of Photography (1976). Most recently he released The Art of Digital Photography (2006) after a research voyage around more than two dozen countries.

His photographs appear in permanent collections at the New York Museum of Modern Art and London's National Portrait Gallery.

Times online obituary

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

pearl trap.. मोतीयाचे जाळे

या कोळ्याची श्रीमंती पहा.जाळे टाकुन हा कोळी मोती वेचत बसला आहे.

pearl trap, originally uploaded by nilesh.gawde.

After rains, this spider net was loaded with tiny water drops, as if this rich spider is netting pearls.

Friday, June 25, 2010

pigeon on the roof

pigeon on the roof, originally uploaded by nilesh.gawde.
After saving themselves from rains, these pigeons were cleaning themselves and were getting ready for the new flight.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sky over Pune - June 2010

These monsoon days, Sky over Pune is very dramatic during mornings and evenings. Captured some sky from my terrace.

Pune 2010 Sky

June 2010 Sky

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Last weekend I tested my Sigma 70-300 APO DG  Macro in my terrace. Took some flower closeups and macros handheld. Sharing them with you here.

1. These are flowers of Tulasi. Technical name "Ocimum tenuiflorum"


2. A variety of Marigold flower



3. Close-up shot of petals of Kardali in marathi. Don't know its english name :(

petal art

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Vengurle Beach

Last month, we got an opportunity to visit my native in Konkan function. During the stay, we went to Sagareshwar, Vengurle Beach in the evening. Sharing few shots taken on Vengurle Beach.

The sun was setting, but the sky was cloudy and light was low. My son, Pranav was enjoying, playing on the beach. He calls sea as "Face-Nadi" (Foam river). I was watching him playing in the water. He threw sand on Prashant and was running back as Prashant was trying to catch him. I could not resist to sit in the water and capture this moment.

These childrens were playing in the sand and that reminded me of my childhood memories, when we use to visit Juhu beach, when I was a kid.
searching for sea-shells

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

lotus buds..

Took this in my native in konkan. The pond behind our wadi, was full of such lotus buds..

Saturday, June 05, 2010

First Rain..

Monsoon has arrived, and this time in time.. as per predictions by  Indian Meteorological Department :D

Last week it showered heavily in Pune. I could manage to capture the drops of first rains.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Tried this at home with fast shutter.

Monday, February 15, 2010

on a mission...

Taken while we were climbing Mt. Anjineri, trimbakeshwar, Nashik. This is a birth place of Lord Hanuman.
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