Around Iceland in 8 days – Part 2

On the way to DC Plane Wreck Site

The second day of our trip in Iceland started with a great breakfast in the kitchen in our guest house. The first site in our itinerary for the day was the DC Plane wreck site which has its rusting shell laying on haunting black sands. Frankly, as this is not a natural attraction I would … Read more Around Iceland in 8 days – Part 2

Create Panoramas in Lightroom

Parròquia de Santa Teresa del Nen Jesús Interior Panorama

Lightroom is one of my preferred tools to stitch panoramic images. In the past one would have to either use Adobe Photoshop or third-party software such as PTGui to stitch panoramas, with the latest versions of Lightroom, one can easily stitch a single row or multi-row panoramas directly from Lightroom. In this article, I will … Read more Create Panoramas in Lightroom

Creating 360-degree Aerial Panorama

Import and Colour Correct in Lightroom

360 aerial Panorama of Moodbidri My good friend Nerenki Parshwanath recently acquired a DJI Mavic Pro Drone. What you are seeing above is a 360 aerial Panorama of Moodbidri stitched using software which I have discussed below. You are seeing most of the 18 Jain basadis including the famous Thousand Pillar Temple of my hometown … Read more Creating 360-degree Aerial Panorama

Kavaledurga

Gate with Guard Room

Kavaledurga Fort is a slice of forgotten history amidst the Western Ghats. The Fort is a marvellous piece of engineering that includes complex defences and arrangements for rainwater harvesting. I had been to this fort several times. One of the most memorable trips was when my good friend Ashokavardhana and I purchased a new Honda … Read more Kavaledurga

Stone Quarry at Phantom Rock

Stone Quarry at Phantom Rock

Last year I had gone to Sultan Bathery, Wayanad, Kerala, with my family, on holiday. Phantom Rock was one of the tourist destination we wanted to visit. Phantom Rock is about 13 km from Kalpetta adjacent to the Ambalavayal town. The rock has the shape of a skull and hence the name. Locally called ‘Thalappara’. … Read more Stone Quarry at Phantom Rock

In Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 1

Sunset at Marine Drive, Kochi

Whenever I told my friends in India I am planning to travel to Cambodia, I used to get raised eye brow and question back to me. “Where is it? Africa?” Such is the ignorance among us about this ancient Hindu kingdom, which has the world’s largest religious monument. Kingdom of Cambodia is a country in … Read more In Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 1

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