Thursday, December 31, 2015

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Hibiscus

Hibiscus flower in bloom on our terrace shot with the Nikon 24-85 mm f2.8-4 and the Nikon D300.



© Debopriyo Datta and http://dds-pictures.blogspot.com/



Nikon D300 | Nikon 24-85 mm f2.8-4

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Sunrise

Sunrise from the window of my old apartment. Almost a scene from Independence Day.


© Debopriyo Datta and http://dds-pictures.blogspot.com/, 2007-2015





Nikon D7000 | Sigma 10-20 mm

Friday, November 13, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Highway 40

On Highway 40, en route to Riyadh last week.

The 1,359 km long Highway 40 connects Jeddah and Mecca on the west coast to Dammam on the east coast, passing through the capital of Riyadh and is the most important highway of Saudi Arabia.


© Debopriyo Datta and http://dds-pictures.blogspot.com/, 2007-2015



Nikon D7000 | Sigma 10-20 mm

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dusty Doha

A week before my trip home, the entire middle east was buffeted by severe dust storms. The remnants could be seen over Doha.


© Debopriyo Datta and http://dds-pictures.blogspot.com/



Nikon D7000 | Sigma 10-20 mm

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Reflections

A Porsche Panamera S at the Hamad International Airport at Doha, Qatar. The airport interiors are reflected in the fantastic piano black paint job.


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Nikon D7000 | Sigma 10-20 mm

Friday, September 25, 2015

Framed

The sun sets on the Doha marina as we come into land at Doha, Qatar.


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Nikon D7000 | Sigma 10-20 mm

Friday, September 18, 2015

Big Ben

The new Big Ben takes shape!
Calcutta, September 2015


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Nikon D7000 | Sigma 10-20 mm

Monday, September 7, 2015

One rainy Calcutta night . . .

A drive to the airport during my last trip home.



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Taken from inside the cab as we hurtled towards the airport on the new flyover on VIP Road.



Nikon D7000 | Sigma 10-20 mm

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Selfie

A couple lost in taking selfies under a giant teddy bear at the Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar.



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Nikon D7000 | Sigma 10-20 mm

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

True Blue

An electric blue Maserati GranTurismo on display at the Hamad International Airport for a luxury car draw with tickets at $ 120 a pop.



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Nikon D7000 | Sigma 10-20 mm

Monday, July 27, 2015

Sunrise

Sunrise as the flight comes in to land at Doha, Qatar.



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Nikon D7000 | Sigma 10-20 mm

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hey, what are you doing?

Ringo. July 2015.

Giving me a look because I was shooting him from quite close range. Shot wide open at 28 mm f2.8 1/45s at ISO 5000 on the Fuji X-E1.



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Fuji X-E1 | Fujinon 18-55 mm f2.8-4 OIS

Saturday, July 25, 2015

In bloom!

A Gladiolus in bloom in my mother’s terrace garden.


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Fuji X-E1 | Fujinon 18-55 mm f2.8-4 OIS

Friday, July 17, 2015

Selfie Time

A traveller takes a selfie next to the Tag Heuer lounge at the Hamad International Airport at Doha.





Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200 mm VR

Monday, July 6, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Circle of Light

The main prayer hall.
The Al Fateh Grand Mosque at Juffair, Bahrain.

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© Debopriyo Datta




Nikon D7000 | Sigma 10-20 mm





Thursday, June 11, 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Smoke n' Go

The Indian government can sometimes give precise messages!
Calcutta International Airport. Smoker’s booth.



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Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200 mm VR

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Postcards

The beach and the sea through the grill at dusk.




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Taken at a recent function at the United Beach Camp in Jubail, KSA.



Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200 mm VR

Friday, May 22, 2015

Gasoline Station

A brightly lit gasoline station along the Jubail-Dammam highway in Saudi Arabia.
Gasoline stations in Saudi Arabia are usually brightly lit, but this one takes the cake!

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Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200 mm VR

Monday, May 11, 2015

Traveling Monks

Calcutta Airport. Sunday morning 12 am. Thailand bound Buddhist monks traveling with tons of baggage, a rare sight, since I have seen them travel always with, well, almost nothing.



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Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200 vr

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Going home . . .

On the way home. Somewhere over the Arabian sea on an Emirates 777-200 ER.



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Fuji X-E1 | Fujinon 18-55 mm f2.8-4

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Leaving Doha

I never expected that it could be done with a Nikon cropped frame D7000 and a Nikon 18-200 mm lens.

This is at 3200 ISO and 1/13s. Other luck factors were clean windows, blankets on time and a great co-passenger, who held on to my backpack when I took the shot.



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Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200 mm VR

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Postcards from the trip to the desert – 3

Shot a few minutes after the earlier shot, the sky becomes a deeper shade of blue as the sun sinks further into the horizon.


© Debopriyo Datta and http://dds-pictures.blogspot.com


Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200 mm VR

Postcards from the trip to the desert - 2

The desert landscape is always at its best in the half-light of dawn or dusk. The last year's outing had been marred by a severe sandstorm. This evening, we were enthralled with a pristine sunset.



© Debopriyo Datta and http://dds-pictures.blogspot.com



Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200 mm VR

Monday, March 16, 2015

Postcards from the trip to the desert

The setting sun over one of the tents in the desert camp at Nariya, Saudi Arabia.



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Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200 mm VR

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The drive

It seems eerie that for that 40 km drive through the desert, the only traces of civilization were a few camels farms, a single horse corral and a rare truck or car that passed us.




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Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200 mm VR

Desert sketches

Grazing wild camels. Scenes from the drive to our desert camp last week.




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Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200 VR

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

Lion Dance

The inebriated Lion has no clue that the other are eyeing his cask of whisky. I never knew that the main theme of the Lion Dance was booze related : )




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Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200 mm VR

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Chinese New Year Festival

The Lion dance during the Chinese New Year festival at the Dalhousie Institute at Calcutta.




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Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200 VR

Friday, March 6, 2015

Evening out

Friday night at the Dalhousie Institute, a social club at Calcutta.


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Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200 mm VR

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Miles and miles of sand


The view as the Qatar Airways Airbus 321 banks sharply to set a course for Doha.

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Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200 mm VR

Friday, February 27, 2015

Misty Doha

Doha appears through the evening mist as we come in to land at the new Doha International Airport.



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Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200 mm VR

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sunrise through the Poinsettias

Winter sunrise at Calcutta through the Poinsettias on our terrace.



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Fuji X-E1 | Fujinon 18-55 mm OIS

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Winter Cosmos flowers

A more stylized shot of the cosmos flowers in the terrace garden of our house at Calcutta.



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Panasonic G1 | Lumix 14-45 Vario

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Winter flowers

Violet cosmos flowers bloom on the terrace at our house at Calcutta.



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Fuji X-E1 | Fujinon 18-55 mm f2.8-4.0 OIS

White on white

Cosmos flowers on the terrace against the morning light.




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Nikon D7000 | Nikon 18-200 VR

Monday, January 5, 2015

Under the cloudy sky

Looking up from the carriageway of the 2nd Hooghly Bridge (or Vidyasagar Setu) while driving towards Howrah.



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Fuji X-E1 | Fujinon 18-55 mm f2.8-4.0 OIS

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Meeting old friends

A portrait of an old classmate of mine at a get-together today afternoon. We met again after 33 long years.


© Debopriyo Datta and http://dds-pictures.blogspot.com/, 2007-2015



Fuji X-E1 | Fujinon 18-55 mm f2.8-4.0 OIS