Vivek Sekar

When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return. — Leonardo da Vinci

paradox

6 months since my last post and those months have been a pretty interesting ride.

work is kicked up a gear, traveling and experiencing new places. my 4 year fascination with burning man ended and i finally made it there. also i have spent most of the 6 months working with the swaram.org team on delivering the china-tea stage show. with all these there were also the trips to mammoth lake region, yellowstone, lassen peak & LA thrown in for good measure.

below is very small collection of photos i ended up with. the Mamiya 645 is slowly taking up more of my camera time and i am loving how the photos comes out from the various films, even though i am not that satisfied with the scans that i end up making of the prints.


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guiding light

A shot of the sunset from the spouting horn location at Kauai.
Canon 7D, 4Sec, f/10, ISO100 – at 500px

guiding light

lighting

This is one of the photos, looking at which transports me from my daily schedule into a secluded calm place to enjoy nature as it is. Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park, Redwood national park, CA

if you zoom into the image you might be able to spot a well camouflaged fish looking upstream in the right hand corner of the photo.

lighting

in nature’s arms

these days even though i have been active in posting some photos, i did not quite get to post them here.
the collection of photos, represent the feeling of being held in nature’s arms.

Setting sun at Sentinel Dome
Canon 400D, 2.5Sec, f/14, ISO100 – at 500px

2 sides of fall
Canon 7D, 0.5Sec, f/8, ISO100 – at 500px

sunset
Sunset at Humboldt lagoons state park.

Standing gaurd
Canon EOS 400D, 2.5Sec, f/18 @ 18mm [18-55mm], ISO100 – at 500px

evening sky along the seine

This photo is from 2007 from one of the first few trips i took with a dslr in hand.
i took this shot from a bridge looking out towards the back of Notre dame, as the city of lights was lighting up and the sunset colors were still not settled in.
the purple glow is accentuated by the change in White Balance to ‘Cloudy’ instead of the camera ‘Auto’ mode

Canon 400D, 2.5Sec, f/14, ISO100 – at 500px

evening sky along the seine

hidden leaf by the sea

A shot from this weekend’s sunset chase. myself and Anush have being chasing the sunset 3 times over the last 3 weekends. And i ended up with this shot this weekend.

Do you see the leaf shape in this image ? Canon 7D, 0.3Sec, f/13, ISO400 – at 500px

hidden leaf by the sea

canyon by the beach

taken on a cloudless sunset phototrip at the davenport beach. myself and Anush ventured for a sunset shoot by Davenport, to find the “crack” occupied by other photographers. so we ended up using the beach as our foreground on a day with low tides. this canyon formation with fast flowing water made for an interesting shot.
Canon 7D, 6Sec, f/10, ISO100 – at 500px

canyon by the beach

Star trails above the Golden Gate Bridge

11 image composite covering a total of 47 minutes exposure. Taken from the Crissy fields beach area last friday.
Canon 7D, 2820Sec, f/4.0, ISO100 – 500px

Star trails above the Golden Gate Bridge

nerve center

sunset next to the sea’s nerve center
myself and Anush ventured for a sunset shoot by Davenport, to find the “crack” occupied by other photographers. so we ended up using the beach as our focus.
the low tide exposed some interesting patterns, along with some foot steps.
Canon 7D, 1/25Sec, f/14, ISO400, Circular Polarizer – at 500px

nerve center

A tree by the side.

Taken at the Yosemite national park, at the El Capitan Meadow area. The falls colors with the setting sun provided a great back light for this tree and i could not pass up the photo opportunity. And within 15 mins when i walked back by the tree everything had completely changed.
Canon 7D, f/9, 1/13Sec, Circular polarizing & ND4 filter, 17-40mm – at 500px

tree by the side. Yosemite National Park