Flying Ferns

Flying ferns
Flying ferns @ Darjeeling 

Heart of the Action

Hyderabad, Charminar, Mahesh Patil
Nonstop Hyderabad

There is an unmistakable energy about night markets of Charminar.

While I was strolling around the streets to capture night shots my nose made me feel like i was in carnivores heaven, but ears quickly brought me back on earth. Street fashion, glitter, friendly people, noisy auto rickshaws… they are all in abundance here.

This frame captures the distant Charminar pumping out the life into the streets.

 

Gross National Addiction

The Paan , Mahesh Patil, Mahesh Patil Photography, Photography, Hyderabad, India, MaheshPatil.Net
The Paan… found in plenty at laad bazaar, Hyderabad

 

 

Do Not Disturb

A Glaring Glance, Mahesh Patil, Photography, MaheshPatil.net, Photography, India, Old Hyderabad
A Glaring Glance.

 

Human expressions are so powerful. These fellows were sitting at the base of the Charminar. There was something similar between them and the strong but timeworn walls of the structure. The crispy white kurta-pajamas provided the perfect tonal contrast; an interesting subject & frame to my photographer’s eye. I walked around them pretending to be disinterested & setting up my camera. I wanted to capture them as well as the textured walls and the flooring. I set my 50mm prime for a deep depth of field. Just as I was about to click the photo, the bearded fellow noticed me and gave this powerful stare. Powerful enough for me to start exploring a new subject for my photographic urges!

Golkonda Skies II

Half Past Rain, Mahesh Patil
Half Past Rain

Golkonda Skies I

Sun going down over Golkonda fort, Hyderabad. Mahesh Patil
Sun going down over Golkonda fort, Hyderabad.

Diwali Street Market

Indian street markets have an indomitable energy. I went for a photowalk on Diwali day and came back with my head buzzing with Diwali spirit! While Mumbai is the capital of Mall culture in India, every middle class locality has it’s own street market which is the epicenter of action.

These markets are filled with emotions…  innocence & happiness…  gloom & greed.

Diwali Night

Marine Drive is a 4.3-kilometre-long boulevard in South Mumbai in the city of Mumbai. It is the best place to watch best of the Diwali fireworks in Mumbai. This was my first attempt at night photography with my Canon 6D.

Marine Drive on Diwali Night, Mahesh patil , Phtography
Marine Drive on Diwali Night

Catching Pearls

Shot this at an early morning stroll Pelling, Sikkim (India).

Dew Drops, Pearl, Leaf, Green, Fresh, mahesh Patil, Sikkim, Morning
Dew Drops

Provider

Shot at the beautiful light room at Khecheopalri Lake, Sikkim.

Khecheopalri Lake, Khecheopalri, Sikkim, India. Lights, Diya, Lights, Brass, Kettle, Oil,
Prayer house at Khecheopalri Lake

Harbour of Faith

This was shot from a small jetty near the famous Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai. The dargah contains the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari and is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Mumbai.

Sunset at the Haji Ali Dargah, Haji Ali Dargah, Mahesh Patil, Photography,
Sunset at the Haji Ali Dargah