Nocturnal diaries from Little Andaman

Little Andaman, also known as the Hut bay, is a quaint little island off the coast of Port Blair. An 8 hour cruise on a ship will get you there. As soon as one lands there and starts driving away from the jetty, the ambience of the place begins to sink in. You begin to notice that there are very few people around and hardly any vehicles on the road. There is just this one long main road lined with small eateries and shops on either side....

April 3, 2020 · 9 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Meghalaya - Clouds, rain and fog - II

Meghalaya is a little jewel tucked away in the North-eastern part of India. As one can infer from its name, this place is indeed the ‘Abode of Clouds’. You can read the first instalment of the post here - ‘Meghalaya – Land of the clouds, rain and fog - I’ Arrival of the monsoon brings in an amazing transformation to Meghalaya. The low mountain range formation along the Shillong plateau known more commonly as the Khasi hills, truly comes to life....

September 6, 2019 · 5 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Meghalaya - Land of the clouds, rain and fog

Meghalaya - The name comes from two Sanskrit words, ‘Megh’ meaning clouds and ‘Alaya’ meaning abode, “The abode of the clouds”. So very apt. Visit the place in monsoon or just post monsoon and you will realise the true meaning of its name. Clouds dot the landscape everywhere. Water bearing rain clouds ready to pour their heart out or just beautifully aligned white clouds set against a brilliant blue sky or the clouds that sweep across the ground and the valleys in the form of fog, creating a thick white carpet cover....

October 30, 2017 · 3 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Minimalism in nature photography

Minimalism is one of the interesting and powerful concepts or styles in photography, irrespective of the genre. ‘Less is more’ is a popular phrase which says: “that which is less complicated is better understood and appreciated than something that is more complicated”. This is the crux of minimalism. And its benefits can be seen in nature photography too. My personal understanding and opinion is that a photograph is minimalistic, if, apart from the subject in topic, there are very few distracting elements....

May 19, 2017 · 3 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Kaas with an iPhone

Kaas, the plateau of bliss, the ‘valley of flowers’ of south India is a biodiversity hotspot very close to Satara, in Maharashtra. This place is well known for the annual bloom of various types of wild flowers and its amazing reptilian life. It was very high on my wish-list of places to visit for a long time. It finally happened over the past weekend. With all my camera gear in tow, went there to make the best of the opportunity....

September 19, 2016 · 3 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy