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The strangest animal you’ve (probably) never seen!

Meet the bizarre, but wonderful aye-aye.  It’s an odd nocturnal lemur with a kind of creepily long middle finger and a bizarre, wild and wide-eyed expression.  We were lucky enough to see a few of these in the wild and … Continue reading

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Washington, DC by Night

Washington, D.C. is an interesting place to photograph, but it goes without saying that it’s completely different from the photography environment we had gotten accustomed to in India. A couple of weeks ago we became aware that there was going … Continue reading

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Stars over Shenandoah

It’s Labor Day weekend in the Shenandoah Valley and it’s  packed with tourists escaping to the country to enjoy the fresh air, nature and sunshine.  I wonder how many of them noticed the night sky?   I used a low … Continue reading

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Chennai by Night: Bhogi

I have some interesting photos and videos to share since I last posted in mid-December – but first, some information on the current happenings in Chennai! It’s Thai Pongal, the four-day harvest festival and one of the most important holidays … Continue reading

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Diwali Fireworks – 7 Steps to Help Photograph them Effectively (Even if it’s Cheating!)

Yesterday I posted about scenes from Diwali (Deepawali), the festival of lights, as seen during the day in Chennai, India.  The firecrackers that had been steadily and constantly building over the last few days continued to build until Saturday night, … Continue reading

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Chennai Photowalk Part 3: Kapaleeshwarar Temple

…as far as this particular photowalk goes, I’ve saved the best for last. We initially went into the less-trafficked entrance entrance to this amazing temple, following the lead of the Indians in our group, and after a few photos, were … Continue reading

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Chennai Photowalk Part 2: Streets at Night

It seems strange to think that, after 2 months living in this city, we haven’t really been out at night.  I’ve been out very early and there are a surprising number of people up and about – this is the … Continue reading

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Exploring Madagascar’s Jungles at Night

If you ever find yourself in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park in Madagascar, be sure and check out the “night walk”.  You can hire a tour guide who will walk you down a quiet, dark road flanked by thick jungle, and alert … Continue reading

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Under the Namibian Sky (Time Lapse)

Namibia is truly one of the most amazing places for stargazing – sparse population, cloudless sky… Here is a timelapse by a group of folks who spent 10 days (and nights) on a Namibian farm doing just that.  Add a … Continue reading

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New Sony NEX-VG20 – low light test (wildlife at night)

I was pretty nervous about the new camera I recently ordered – the Sony NEX-VG20 is an interchangeable-lens camcorder that boasts a sensor the size of most still cameras (23.4 X 15.6mm) – which, in addition to the versatility offered … Continue reading

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Photographing the moon

I tried photographing the moon the other day when we had the most spectacular full moon we’ve seen in years. But if you don’t have a fancy camera with a ginormous lens, the contrast between bright and dark causes the … Continue reading

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