Sunday, February 25, 2018

Taking the shot

When they know you are crazy about photography and you do whatever it takes to get the shot, seen here is my Endeavour in dark as we pulled over on side of the road, at 12:45am to take some night shots in 10°C cold weather while enroute Kalsubai peak trek back in december 2017. 

To get such shots you don't just need a proper gear but you also need enthusiastic team who support you in the behind the scene to capture it. 
Thanks to Sagar Mirajkar & Omkar Salunke for keep us all safe by having hockey stick in the hand in cold dark night, because at those remote locations you are on your own and help is about few hours away.

Canon 700D
ISO 400
24 sec exposure
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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Blue Moon with Lunar Eclipse

First Blue Moon total Lunar eclipse in 150 years! The first eclipse of 2018 happened on Jan. 31 2018. A total eclipse that involved the second full moon of the month, popularly referred to as a Blue Moon or Blood Moon. Such a skywatching event hasn't happened for more than 150 years. The eclipse was visible throughout most of western North America, eastern Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Ocean & parts of Middle East. Here are some pictures of eclipse by me, they're also featured in Satara, MH based newspaper. 

In Media : Newspaper "Aikya" - Satara - 1 Feb 2018

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Collaboration with Unnati Silks

Featuring : Chanderi Sico Saree by Unnati Silks

Chanderi is a fort town of Madhya Pradesh, India, with the Chanderi fort located on top of a hill, at a level of 71 meters above the town, and was built during the Mughal period. Chanderi is famous all over India and today overseas as well for its special, distinguishable and finely woven traditional handloom sarees made of silk and cotton. The Chanderi Fabric is known for centuries for its transparency, the famous hand woven Buttis, a lot of zari work and its sheer texture, besides other special features that have been included over time.

We at Pixel Pune, reviewed Chanderi Sico Saree by Unnati silks which has this amazing craftsmanship on it through the use of a pen, an ethnic art involving hand-painting or block printing on sarees, which usually subjects of Gods, temple hangings, epic scenes and other religious themes, flora and fauna as motifs with trees, creepers, flowers, leaves, birds as some of the popular subjects adorn the Chanderi Sico saree. Marked features of this fusion style are simplicity, good use of natural organic colours and we felt it is premium quality hand woven traditional saree we've came across. We had great time shooting this saree, it gives rich royal feel to the pictures. 

Here you get can, get them : 

They have great range of handwoven and handcrafted products from across 21 states of India.

For Pixel Pune,
- Nupur & Devendra 
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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Rajgad trek - 2013

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

Shot this about 4 years ago in December 2013 while sitting in the so called "Nedhe" on the fort, Rajgad - the fort was the capital of the Maratha Empire under the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for almost 26 years, after which the capital was moved to the Raigad Fort.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Get ready for rare blue moon 31 Jan

January is set to be an incredible month for the skies. Warming up with the New Year’s Supermoon and the spectacular Quadrantids, this month will end with a blue supermoon in total eclipse for many viewers.

The first eclipse of 2018 will be a lunar one that comes at the very end of the month, on Jan. 31. 

It will be a total eclipse that involves the second full moon of the month, popularly referred to as a Blue Moon. Such a skywatching event hasn't happened for more than 150 years.

The eclipse will take place during the middle of the night, and the Pacific Ocean will be turned toward the moon at the time. Central and eastern Asia, Indonesia, New Zealand and most of Australia will get a fine view of this moon show in the evening sky. Heading farther west into western Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, the eclipse will already be underway as the moon rises. 

Moon shot on the evening of 4th Jan 2018 from Pune, IN by me
Follow the links for more details :

NASA has posted a video explaining everything you need to know to make sure you catch the rest of January’s astronomical feast. Jane Houston Jones, an astronomer from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, explains how to watch the Quadrantids, a close pairing of Jupiter and Mars, and the blue supermoon.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

My photograph in WMO Calendar 2018

I am pleased to let you know that, one of my photograph taken from the peak of "Kalsubai" - The highest peak of Maharashtra state which is also known as "Everest of Maharashtra" with elevation of 1,646 m (5400 feet) above sea level - the photograph is published in World Meteorological Organization aka WMO - a United Nations organization which work for climate, water and environmental activities.

The photographed captioned as "Winter Day" as it was shot on 25th December's afternoon when I made it to the top.

It is the first ever photo entry from India in WMO calendar or any public products of theirs. The photo is selected as one of the best in top 12 photos from over thousands of entries. It is viewed over 400,000 times by people during facebook contest. Thanks to all my friends from India who showed their support for making this shot win.

This calendar themed as "Weather Ready, Climate Smart" is now distributed to meteorological organisations in WMO's 191 member countries and territories as well as at the annual U.N. climate negotiations taking place at Bonn, Germany.

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