I visited Gujarat (Rann Festival) recently .Pretty awesome place specially White rann of kutch .
These are the few pictures from the trip ,which I'm posting here
Watching the Earth Rotate: White rann of Kutch
Black and White Version
This was shot 7km's from Dhordo Village .Dhordo is about 80km north of Bhuj[major town of Kutch in the state of Gujarat]. I've earlier posted single shot from the 68 shots taken in total .My plan was to shoot 2 hours of star trail,but like I said earlier our bus got stuck in sand so I had to cut short. Given a chance ,I would love to go again to complete the Star Trails
D700 + 68 Pictures stacked of 30 sec each, which is about 34minutes in total.
Note:This is HDR of 5 images .
Equipment :D700 + 24-85mm +iso200 + Velbon CF tripod .
Facing the Moon
Wandering At Night-Rann of Kutch
This place was about 2 km's from our tent where we stayed in Dhordo.It was very dark even in moon light .Thanks to led torch ,which I bought just before the trip .
D700 +Flash +Lee Orange Gel used to colour the foreground + 124.5sec + iso200
Prag Mahal is a 19th century palace in the city of Bhuj -Gujarat.It was designed by the famous architect Colonel Henry Saint Wilkins in the Italian Gothic style. Gujarat Earthquake o[ 7.7 Richter scale] in 2001 did a lot of damage to it and repair work is still going on .
Kalo Dungar/Kala Dungar/ Black Hill is the highest point in Kutch [462 Meter or 1515 Feet]
Dungar in Local Language i.e Kutchi language Means :Mountain.It is 100km north of Bhuj ,and famous for 400 year old "Dattatreya Temple" .
D90 +70-300mm Vr + iso200
This was taken just before the moonrise in Dasada village -Gujarat
Wandering in Desert II
This is in Continuation of Rann of Kutch series i.e Wandering in Desert II .Picture is a composite of images* i.e Stars stacked in lighten mode .Light Source :Moonlight
*70 images for stars at 30 sec (800iso) and 2min exposure for foreground @iso200 at F8 16mm.Rest is all processing