Creating Photo Borders Using ImageMagick

Green Crab Spider without any Photo Border

Many of our readers have made several polite inquires concerning the border utilized on my photographs. If you enlarge any of the images used on my blog, you will notice a dainty white bordering to them, further accentuated by a drop shadow. This bordering was created using a very handy open source tool called ImageMagick, … Read moreCreating Photo Borders Using ImageMagick

Happy Birthday Photography or A Brief History of the art of painting with light…

Portrait of Louis Daguerre (1787-1851)

Historically, Photography can best be defined as the art of capturing beautiful, often fantastical imagery using light, on photosensitive material such as film, or image sensors, in case of digital photography, as every wise photographer doth know. What most do not, however, is that using chemical reactions to create images with light was nothing remarkable, … Read moreHappy Birthday Photography or A Brief History of the art of painting with light…

Hummingbird hawk-moth

Hummingbird hawk-moth

I encountered this dainty little Hummingbird hawk-moth, on a morning walk while attending an amphibian workshop conducted by the inimitable Dr. K. V. Gururaja, purveyor of all things amphibian, at Karkala. Since this was an impromptu ramble, I was armed only with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens fitted on my trusty … Read moreHummingbird hawk-moth

Wasp Moth – Euchromia polymena

Wasp Moth – Euchromia polymena

I photographed this day flying moth when I was doing review of Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens near Mangalore. This Euchromia polymena moth is also called a wasp moth as it looks like a dangerous wasp. It utilizes this act of mimicry to put off potential predators who are familiar with the … Read moreWasp Moth – Euchromia polymena

Green Crab Spider

Green Crab Spider

Living in the midst of urban greenery can have its own advantages. My dining room opens onto our kitchen garden, lush with luxuriant foliage. One fine day, as I sat down to a hearty breakfast, a familiar little critter dropped in for a bite. As I looked on amazed, there on my dining chair, sat … Read moreGreen Crab Spider

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