25 Things to Know Before Buying a Camera Lens

Lens Mount

The lens is actually more important than the camera. Because it is the lens that decides how a photo will look like, rather than the camera body. There is no point in using a high – end camera with a basic lens. But the reverse is not true. A basic camera with a quality lens can produce great images.

Moreover new cameras are launched frequently replacing older models. But lenses are not like that. They get replaced only after 5 years, 10 years or more than that. So it is long-term and more care should be given while choosing the lens. [Continue reading…] “25 Things to Know Before Buying a Camera Lens”

Athirapally to Valparai and Pollachi Road Trip – A Photo Journey


It was the initial days after buying my first DSLR and a wide angle lens. So I was keen to take the new gears out for some days. But where to go was the question. Not because there aren’t any destinations. But because there are too many to choose from. That’s when I stumbled upon the Athirapally to Valparai route on Google Maps. I thought that was a good option because:

  1. First of all, the way passes through one of the beautiful forests of south India
  2. There are lots of photo opportunities including majestic waterfalls
  3. The route is popular and  interstate

So let us do the 3-day trip again through this photo journey… [Continue reading…] “Athirapally to Valparai and Pollachi Road Trip – A Photo Journey”

Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary

Malabar Trogon - Female

Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, which is named after the Great Indian ornithologist Dr. Salim Ali, is really a wonderful and must visit place for all who love birds. Recently visited the place and it was a nice experience although it was only a one day trip. The nearest major town is Kothamangalam, which is at a distance of 14 kilometers by road. The sanctuary is located by the side of river Periyar and spreads around 25 sq. kilometers. There are trek paths inside for easy walking and bird watching.

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