Vaishakhi Lahoti

Photography

From the Sky

From the Sky

A few things have changed my life the last year. We moved to California, I began working from home, and for reasons I am still trying to fathom, I stopped writing this blog. Its not for lack of creative fodder, we've traveled more than we ever have, and captured more...

Panorama Galore

Panorama Galore

Back after a long hiatus. Its been a crazy couple of months and between shifting cities and adjusting to the new city, there has not been much of time left for blogging. For most of July I was not even able to take any pictures with the camera simply due to other...

Fireworks

Fireworks

In my last post I mentioned Fireworks and it seemed like a good segway into this post. Fireworks are a budding photographer's real test. Its technically challenging and needs patience. With July 4th just around the corner it doesn't hurt to brush over the basics of...

The Strutting Peacock

The Strutting Peacock

On our trip to the St Louis Zoo, we saw a lot of animals. What we did not expect is to find this peacock strutting around in front of the rest room showing off its colors. Good thing then that I had my camera handy. After I took a few shots of the beautiful feathers,...

Starry Starry Night

Starry Starry Night

It was about midnight, the embers from the bonfire had almost died down. Fireflies danced around our camp to lighten up the pitch darkness. The wind rustled and I looked up to see a clear sky with a dazzling array of stars, sparkling through just like the fireflies....

Hungry anybody?

Hungry anybody?

Food photography is one of those realms that I feel I am still so behind the curve. Its not so much lack of technique that hinders me, more so of lack of the right settings and of course the food. Blame it on the craze for the show "Chopped", in the past few years my...

Sunset in Jamaica

Sunset in Jamaica

I was eagerly looking forward to our vacation this year. Negril, Jamaica was our destination and its known to be one of the best beaches in the world thanks to the clear blue waters and fine white sand coupled with timid shallow waves. The photo opportunities were...

Spring is here

Spring is here

As a photographer it is an absolute joy to finally see some colors after a drab winter season. For me though, this year spring brought in enough work from my day job to kill any hopes of taking many photos. So I drove along the roads looking at the cherry blossoms...

A foggy drive

A foggy drive

A picturesque opportunity can arrive any time.  This instance was when we were driving back from Indianapolis on a real foggy day. It was scary and amazing at the same time. My Canon 60D paired with the  60mm EF-S Macro did a great job except its not easy to...

Be Silly.. be Splendid!

Be Silly.. be Splendid!

One of my oldest and very dear friend had baby last month. I was so excited I could hardly keep it to myself. I've known her for 19 years now, so this was a BIG deal. I took the first opportunity to drive to her place and give her a surprise visit. (Its something I...