© 5 days, 5 Black And White photos

I was recently nominated by a friend to take part in the 5 Day Black & White Challenge.  Quite simply, post a new B&W photo every day and then nominate someone else to do the same thing. Here are the 5 images that I shared on Facebook over the 5 days.


Gerbera B&W

Dice B&W

Heart B&W

Books B&W


Save the Sparrow

DSC_0048-2Today, March 20, is celebrated as World Sparrow Day. The day aims at raising awareness about the birds that were in abundance till a few years ago, but whose numbers have fallen drastically in recent times.

© House Sparrow
Camera: Nikon D5200 | Lens Used: 55-300mm
Exif: ISO 100 | 1/640 sec | F/5.6 at 300 mm
Exposure Bias: +0.3
Taken at Kandla, India

Travel Diary: Matheran :)

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All pictures were taken at Matheran in Maharashtra, India on August 19, 2013
Camera: Nikon D5200 | Lens Used: 18-55mm/ 55-300mm VR

Matheran is a Hill Station and a municipal council in the Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a hill station in Karjat Tahsil and is also the smallest hill station in India. It is located on the Western Ghats range at an elevation of around 800 m (2,625 feet) above sea level. It is located around 90 km from Mumbai, and 120 km from Pune. Matheran’s proximity to many metropolitan cities makes it a popular weekend getaway for urban residents. The name Matheran means “forest on the forehead” (of the mountains). Matheran is an eco-sensitive region, declared by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India. It is Asia’s only automobile-free hill station (Source: Wikipedia).