Delhi Zoo - National Zoological Park is one of the best places to explore for Kids in Capital City of India


Delhi Zoo  is one of the most popular place for folks visiting Delhi from other parts of the world or different Indian States. Especially Kids love to visit Delhi Zoological Park to experience controlled wildlife. This Photo Journey shares some of the photographs from Delhi, which is located near Old Fort in Indian Capital.Delhi Zoo is one of the very well maintained zoological parks in the country which has good number of wild animals and birds in it. This is located just next to the Old Fort and the lake. There is enough parking space outside the main gate. And it's recommended to eat something before entering into the zoo. Now eatables are not allowed inside and there is no option inside if you feel like eating somethingProbably Delhi Zoo is best place when you are planning an outing with Kids. Kids love going to the Zoo, watching different animals especially White Tiger, Giraffe, Lion, Zerba, Jaguar and colorful birds which can be rarely seen otherwise. There are few beautiful water bodies inside the Delhi Zoo, where you can find colorful birds taking bath or playing in groups. When we visited Delhi Zoo 4 years back, some of us were wondering that how is it ensured that birds don't move out of the Zoo, because many of these birds were not in any kind of enclosure. Few were of-course enclosed but many were not. It seems that high level of ecosystem is built in these Zological parks so that such birds which are free, don't feel like moving out. And here we are talking about birds which are not really seen in other parts of Delhi, except Okhla region.There are few golf-carts deployed, which can be used inside the zoo to move from one part of the Zoo to other. Delhi Zoo is spread over a huge area and at times, it becomes difficult to cover whole Zoo only by walking from one cage to another.There is a huge section for Jaguars in Delhi Zoo. This spotted cat most closely resembles the leopard physically, although it is usually larger, stronger, although behavioral and habitat is closer to those of the tiger. Dense rainforest is its preferred habitat of jaguars but they will range across a variety of forested and open terrains. Jaguars are strongly associated with the presence of water and is notable, along with the tiger, as a feline that enjoys swimming. The jaguar is largely a solitary, opportunistic, stalk-and-ambush predator.I have been to Delhi Zoo  many times and mostly with Kids  and a few times with Photography Enthusiasts. Delhi Zoo is one of the popular destination among folks who are in initial phase of learning Photography. I have also spent significant time in early days, as it has lot to offer for Photographers who wants to experiment a lot and learn from mistakes. There are lot of challenges that Zoo throws on a Photographer - Low light conditions and then moving subjects at distance etc.. This place helps a Photographer appreciate the importance of good zoom lenses, Image Stabilization capabilities and how fast these lenses are (f2.8, f3.4, f4.5 etc)Places like Delhi Zoo encourages families to spend quality time together and enjoy the holidays in better way. If people visiting the Zoo behave responsibly, ican become a great to spend weekends. As of now, families can't spend more time as there is no way to find eatables inside. If everyone behave responsibly, authorities can allow eatables. Although if planned well, it can be planned now as well. There are many isolated areas in Zoo, where canteens or restaurants can be setup and people should not be allowed take out any eatable beyond a boundary. Specially with kids, it's impossible be inside without anything to eat.Most of the animals are located on right side of the entrance gate. These animals include chimpanzee , hippopotamus , spider monkey  African wild buffalo , Giraffes, Gir lion, and Zebras . Going to the left, visitors will see animals including migratory birds like peafowl , and well as hyenas , macaques , and jaguars  in the swamps that were designed for water birds. In the center of the zoo is the underground reptile house.There are very interesting birds in Delhi Zoo and most of the times we have spent max time around these cages having colorful birds with pleasant sounds all aroundHere is a photograph of white peacock. Just for Photography enthusiasts, this peacock was inside the netted cage which is not visible in this photograph. This was clicked by planing camera near the net and used highest possible aperture. I don't remember which lens was used for this photograph but most likely it was kit lens 18-55 and photograph was clicked at 18mm to make best use of least f value possible - f3.6.Delhi zoo is part of conservation breeding programs of the Central Zoo Authority  for the royal Bengal tiger, Indian rhinoceros , swamp deer , Asiatic lion , brow antlered deer , and red jungle fowl. The breeding program for the brow antlered deer has been so successful that individuals from the herd have been distributed to zoos in Ahmedabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Junagarh, and Mysore, and have acclimated well to all of these locations. Best time to visit Delhi Zoo is Winters. Summers in Delhi are relatively bad days for going out anywhere, especially places like Delhi Zoo which needs significant time if you want to explore it well. Monsoons are also good, depending upon the day when you plan. And green landscapes around Zoo also help in keeping the temperature low as compared to rest of the city.

Delhi Zoo is one of the most popular place for folks visiting Delhi from other parts of the world or different Indian States. Especially Kids love to visit Delhi Zoological Park to experience controlled wildlife. This Photo Journey shares some of the photographs from Delhi, which is located near Old Fort in Indian Capital.

Leh Ladakh – A place with serene beauty and having almost all terrains except ocean || By Jitendra Kushwaha


It was the 6th of July, 2014 when we started our  journey to Leh. Planning had started a year back, having some options of Andamans and Goa too. Considering “June” and the climate in the tropics and subtropics, we finalized Leh.

All the friends scattered all over the country in different metropoleis. Some came from Chennai and some from Bangalore, to Delhi. It was the friday evening everyone was waiting for and  energies were at pinnacle.  Seeing our old gang back together after 3 long corporate years, it was time to get the old memories renewed. In It felt like we were back to college :)

BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL - TravellingCamera's Wishlist of 5 Black Things || #WhatTheBlack

Some time back I shared about recent visit to Bada Imambara in Lucknow, which also has a maze which is popularly known as 'Bhool Bhulaiya'. This Photo Journey shares some interesting facts about Bhool Bhulaiya with appropriate photographs. Bhool Bhulaiya is probably one of best things to explore in Lucknow town and it's more fun to explore without any guide. At times guides can also add fun to this exploration process, because they also understand that people come to see a maze to have some interesting experience of getting lost. Above two photographs shows the way this maze is created. There are series of entry and exit points on both sides of this corridor. This one is one of the extreme corridors which was easy to click. Inside the maze, light was extremely low, so couldn't capture a good photographs inside the bhool bhulaiya. This photograph shows the roof-top of bhool bhuliyaa which offers some amazing views of the city on one side and Bada Imambara campus on the other. Many of the local folks in Lucknow highly recommend a visit to Bada Imambara. Lot of guides wait for tourists to serve them with a guided tour of bada Imambada and Bhool bhulaiya. Some of the guides are brilliant who take you through the tour in interesting way and ensure that you enjoy this exploration. At times, people suggest not to have a guide when going inside this maze called Bhool Bhulaiya. We also preferred not to have any guide at Bhool Bhulaiya. As we entered inside the maze, we were uncomfortable and not sure how much time it will take to come out. But it was fun to be lost and suddenly you start feeling that it's impossible to get out of this maze now. Now the trick is to follow any group which has a guide with them :) . We did the same and came out. There is a basic rule of coming out of this maze. If you want to know the trick, check out bottom of this post and if you want to have real fun, ignore it now and may come back when stuck inside. In my opinion, Bhool Bhulaiyaa is one of the best things to explore inside Bada Imambara complex. It's a must do thing in Lucknow to explore Bhool Bhulaiya and have fun with your friends & family.READ ONLY IF YOU HAVE NEVER WENT INSIDE THE MAZE - As promised, let us share the basic rule of coming out of Bhool Bhulaiya if you don't have guide with you and are stuck inside for a long time. Always take stairs going up and gradually they will lead to the roof-top. I am assuming that you are reading it while inside the maze and stuck, otherwise I will apologize to spoil the fun.
Black is the place where everything begins and ends. And in the world of Photography, Black brings a different life to frames captured. This time blogging communities are inspiring me to write about the color Black. Blogging communities keep inspiring you do something which makes you think about subtle thoughts that cross your mind without hitting the right words. Black has been one of my favorites and had significant importance in different phases of life. Today it's purely about Photography and Travel !

Circular Selection in Adobe Photoshop Elements || A Quick Productivity Tip

Object selection is one of the basic and important thing we usually do in Adobe Photoshop Elements and at times, we feel the need of making circular selection of a particular size. Today we shall share one of the recommended ways of doing circular selection around an object. Let's go step by step to understand this process of making Circular Selection in a Photograph opened in Adobe Photoshop Elements.1. Open desired photograph in Adobe Photoshop Elements through Open option under File Menu in Edito2. On Left Tool Bar select 'Elliptical Marquee Tool' as shown in image below3. After selecting Elliptical Marquee Tool, imagine a square around the subject you want to select and place your cursor on middle point of bottom line of that square. If you don't understand what I mean, please have a look at image shown below. 4. Now press SHIFT with other hand and start moving your mouse upwards in straight vertical line and reach upper line of this square. This will exactly create a circular selection around your subject. 5. In case there it didn't work well for you in terms of exact size, just go to Select Menu and transform your selection to fit the subject

Object selection is one of the basic and important thing we usually do in Adobe Photoshop Elements and at times, we feel the need of making circular selection of a particular size. Today we shall share one of the recommended ways of doing circular selection around an object. Let's go step by step to understand this process of making Circular Selection in a Photograph opened in Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Day tour to Kanataal, Chamba and Tehri Dam from Dhanaulti, Uttrakhand (India)


Dhanualti is one of the popular Hill Stations in Utrakhand and mainly preferred by folks who want to visit peaceful place in summers. There are some other interesting places around Dhanaulti and can be visited, if you plan for Dhanaulti. Chamba, Kanatal, Tehri Dam and Mussourie are few of the other places which attract tourists. Here we would be sharing some details and things to do in these places. We will also try to rate these places from different perspectives. 

A walk around the Caernarfon and Conwy Castles || A Trip to the North of Wales

My trip to the North of Wales with friends in 2011 was a bouquet of myriad experiences. Miles and miles of rolling green hills, interspersed with pristine beaches and grand, imposing castles. It was a memorable trip and one that will live in my memories for a long time to come.
 
One stop during the trip was at Gwynedd, where we were given an hour and a half to explore the magnificent Caernarfon Castle. The time was too short I feel. We were barely able to scratch the surface of this mysterious building in that time.

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