Friday, August 30, 2013

Isn't this too damn close for comfort?

Unlike my other trips on board Qatar Airway's shuttle from Dammam to Doha, on the last trip, the aircraft passed directly overhead the tall towers in Doha downtown as it made the final approach for landing. I had a feeling that we were very close to the buildings and we had drifted slightly off the flight path.

The plane finally made a hard left turn and then aligned itself to the runway.

© Debopriyo Datta 2013

Panasonic G1 | Lumix 14-45mm Vario

Friday, August 23, 2013

India unplugged

Taken sometime during the week before, during my trip home to Calcutta.  This was taken just before the onset of a squall, which resulted in a heavy downpour.

Somehow, I feel that this picture does represent India today . . .

© Debopriyo Datta and, 2007-2013

Panasonic G1 | Lumix 14-45mm Vario

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

International Departures | Experiments with the Nikon D7000

International departures at the new terminal at the Calcutta airport at 12.40 AM. I was taking a Qatar Airways very early morning flight to Doha, Qatar.

Taken at ISO 1600 handheld at 1/20s.

Calcutta Airport T2 | Debopriyo Datta 2013

Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200mm VR | B&W conversion on Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

Friday, August 16, 2013

From the air

A traditional dhow making speed over the tranquil waters of the Persian gulf.

Taken from the aircraft, as it began its final descent in to Doha International Airport.

From the air | Debopriyo Datta 2013

Panasonic G1 | Lumix 14-45mm Vario

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Clouds over the Victoria Memorial at Calcutta on an August morning.

Cloudscape | Debopriyo Datta 2013

Shot yesterday morning with the Panasonic G1 and the Lumix 14-45mm Vario through my car window.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Street Photography | Experimenting with the Nikon D7000

This guy was selling independence day bric-a-brac at a busy intersection in Calcutta. This was taken as soon as he saw the camera lens sticking out through the car window.

Calcutta | Debopriyo Datta 2013

Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200 mm VR

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Shot at 12.01 AM through the aircraft window (2.31 am IST) with the lens pressed to the window and the pillow covering the ambient light. The shutter was open for 13s. This is the result. You can see a dark shape of the wing at 3 O' Clock.

Storm-watch | Debopriyo Datta 2013

Panasonic G1 | Lumix 14-45mm Vario

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Streetview - Nai'riyah

An owner covers his prized Nissan ZX-280 sports car in the extreme heat of the Nai'riyah summer.  The quirky bed-sheet covering was rather an interesting choice though!

Nissan Z280 | Debopriyo Datta 2013

Panasonic G1 | Lumix 14-45 mm Vario

PS: I have removed the car number plate markings on purpose.