Category Archives: Technica

With light as my brush…

I have always been fascinated with this photographic technique called Light Painting, but because of the constraints of the camera I could not get there. Finally, armed with my new DSLR and the cell phone torchlight, I am on my way to paint with light!

Here follows a set of images, not all of which may be of a ‘refined’ nature… 🙂

A heartful of light

A heartful of light

Starry starry lights

Starry starry light

I will love you forever

I will love you forever

Prisoner of light

Prisoner of light

Self portrait

Self portrait

Abstract light

Abstract 1

Abstract light 2

Abstract 2

Experiments with my new Canon Rebel T3i

The days of shallow DOF, high ISO settings, 1/500 sec shutter speeds and near zero noise are here! I am the proud owner of a Canon 600D (Rebel T3i).


Here are the first few experimental shots… comments are welcome!


The driveway outside our house

IMG_0487 hdr

Tea time at Lansdowne (with a bit of HDR after exposure bracketting)


Tiramisu at Pizza Hut


Diorama with Hotwheels Colour Changer


The Himalayan Bulbul



mr uniyals house (35)


mr uniyals house (50)

The early bird


There is one thing that gives me a feeling of nostalgia and pride at the same time. It’s this fish-on-a-rope soap.

fish on a rope

Apparently Goa is the only place this soap is manufactured, so much so that when we had people from the North come and visit, there was a large consignment of these that they requested for!

fish on a rope - unboxed

Childhood memories of playing with this soap abound! There would always be one hanging above the sink at home and it would lead me to wonder who caught this “soap fish” for us.

A brief search on the internet did not tell me anything about it… so here is a bit of the manufacturing information that I could get:

fish on a rope - the soap

Manufactuing Industrial License No. GOA/56/03/2042

This soap is manufactured with full boiling process. After saponification, soap is milled in ribbons, perfume harmonisation is done with sigma mixture, then the noodles are plodded and soap is cut into pieces, then silk cord inserted and stampled with fish shape. In manufacturing soap does not come in contact with human beings.

It’s a Porsche!

When I think of Porsche I remember the funny incident from the series F.R.I.E.N.D.S…


Joey finds keys to a Porsche and wants to leave them at the lost and found but nobody seems to miss their keys.

Joey: Hey, somebody left their keys. Oh, to a Porsche! Hey Gunther, these yours?
Gunther: Yeah, that’s what I drive. I make four bucks an hour. I saved up for… 350 years.

Joey gets great responses from people when he stands next to the car. He then goes on to wash the Porsche when the owner comes by and takes it away!


I may not come as close to a Porsche as Joey, but how I wish this was my ride!

Porsche Cayenne Turbo - rear

Porsche cayenne turbo triptych


Porsche Cayenne Turbo - Top

Porsche Cayenne Turbo - Open doors

And as a comparison…

I shot the Chevy

1941 Chevrolet FRONTFor years now, I have harbored two dreams.
1. To have an entire collection of my favorite scale model cars
2. To photograph the intricate details of them and make them come alive!

The first may never be attainable… while I have realized the second with this 1941 Chevrolet Deluxe photoshoot

1941 Chevrolet REAR

1941 Chevrolet OPEN DOORS

1941 Chevrolet OPEN BOOT


1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Convertible.
Scale: 1:24
Diecast body
Opening doors
Opening Trunk
Detailed Interior
Rubber tires
Accurate Gauges and dash inside
Dimensions: 10.25″L x 3.25″W x 3.25″H
Manufacturer: Welly

1941 Chevrolet CASING

A little more about scale model cars:
Fully built scale model cars made of die cast metal are very popular among collectors. These models are manufactured in various scales like 1:12,

1:18, 1:24, 1:43, and 1:64, among others.
Larger-scale premium models today are generally made with attention to details which replicate a real model, such as a working steering which steers the wheels in larger models, doors, trunk, and hood that open (the latter showing a detailed engine complete with things such as an exhaust system and/or other items contained in a typical car engine), and tyres mounted on a workable suspension system. In smaller scales some of the details are often eliminated.

Next stop… the Porsche Cayenne Turbo 😉


A new work of art is born!

Chip art

The form is temporary and visualization needs the mind of a child. There are not many artists skilled in the field so the potential is vast. The only drawback is the shelf life… chip art disappear minutes after they are created 😉

Currently Chip-art® is the intellectual property of Gavin Fernandes (my nephew!)

What is HOPE?

Everything passes away — suffering, pain, blood, hunger, pestilence. The sword will pass away too, but the stars will still remain when the shadows of our presence and our deeds have vanished from the earth. There is no man who does not know that. Why, then, will we not turn our eyes towards the stars? Why?
– Mikhail Bulgakov, in The White Guard

a belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one’s life. (Wikipedia)

Hope for a better tomorrow… for a better today… The audacity of hope… false hopes…

And after the thousand words, here is the picture…

I submitted this for a contest titled ‘HOPE’, on the occasion of World Photography Day. (Contest details can be found here). The picture was of a little kid outside our house looking up at his mother. The moment itself was very touching…

Mr. Paul The Octopus

Enough! Way too much publicity for this Octopus, Paul-or-whatever! So I thought I’d add a twist of my own…
For all those who still want to gobble on butter garlic stew of this chap, look carefully at what he is predicting 😮

Octopus Paul the Psychic

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Credits: Photoshop CS2

(didn’t want to get into any copyright issues)

World of Fractals – Set II

Following from World of Fractals – Set I,  here comes the second set, this time spiced up with a few captions.





Blue bell


Hibiscus pattern

Divine light


Strawberry 'tart'

Spirits of Goa 😉

World of Fractals – Set I

There are patterns around us. From the tiny fern to the biggest ocean. In everything nature is ordered. If only we could see and appreciate.

fractal is “a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole” a property called self-similarity

This is a collection of my photographs, seen through a fractal lens. Most of the pics you might recognize from my previous posts.

If you have really enjoyed this collection, let me know… there are 4 more sets I can publish!