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

Tag: Travel

the works

when some of the raw forces of nature try to work things out, its a photographers paradise. In Kauai, its the waves and stones left over by volcanoes that create a place of work. The whole atmosphere is that of being in a metallurgical factory – the hissing & bellowing noises.

my Right or your Left ?

the beginning of November started with a photo workshop i had in the yosemite national park. as part of the prize for winning the wallpaper contest i was taking part in the workshop. on the first day we were going through some basic setup shots and understanding the camera and moving around the valley. as […]

grand canyon b&w

a black and white shot of the grand canyon west rim with the colorado river snaking through, taken during the late summer an hour before the sunset. Canon EOS 7D, 17mm, 1/8 sec at f/8.0, Circular polarizing filter.

layered expanse

continuing my updates to the 500px photo sharing site. here is a photo from the drive to Grand canyon’s west rim. More than a few miles of dirt road and a mis-understanding made memorable, pretty much summarizes the grand canyon west rim drive. Canon EOS 7D, 29mm, 1/5 sec at f/8.0, ISO 100, Blue GND […]

a year on and moving on

Its been a year since we moved to california and both of us still share and remember the moments we spent in helsinki and finland. and as its the season of fall, california doesnt quite replicate the finnish ruuska that well. after all this place is supposed to be warmer 🙂 here is a photo […]

morning light

here is a new shot from the recent Kauai trip. i have posted the full resolution image at 500px for viewing and downloading the image as a wallpaper Morning light at the Kapaa beach in Kauai, With the approaching storm. The storm hit the beach and me within 15 minutes of this shot, it was refreshing […]

Autumn tranquility

my main photo storage drive conked out yesterday – and thanks to the redundant drive – i was creating new backups. during this time i ended reviewing some of the photos i have. this photo caught my eye, it was one of the photo from the autumn trip to iceland that was not over the […]

black & white

was on a weekend drive by highway 1, chasing the sun for a good sunset and some warm weather, and as it most happens we ended up with fogs rolling in and dark skies. thankfully i ended up with shots that i already thought would work great in black & white images. below are some […]

morning

its always hard to be out early in the morning, when ones routine takes us to bed at mid night. but then when i want to experience something out of the ordinary, breaking the routine and getting the early morning sun never ceases to amaze me. the serenity that follows the early mornings is something that […]

spectator

we stand there in some selected path and points, as we are spectators to nature going about its journey, and at no point it easily revealing its inner workings. our presence is a mere coincidence, with or without everything around, things go about their work with a purpose that cannot be easily understood. nor be understood as […]