A quick guide to photographing the Milk Way

After posting the pictures of my recent travels on my other social media sites I got a few questions on how exactly I got the pictures of the Milky Way that I had posted.  So I decided to quickly write up how I do it, hopefully to give some tips on how it is done and, if you do it differently possibly to also learn alternate methods myself.  For the most part I don’t think it is a very difficult thing to do, it just needs the right equipment and right location and just a little bit of technique that can quickly be learned.  I try to keep it simple and I am sure that there are many other ways to get these shots but I am still learning those myself.  I use a DSLR but with the control one can get on compact and even phone cameras nowadays I am sure most of what follows can be transposed to other camera formats. Continue reading “A quick guide to photographing the Milk Way”

How I fell in love 3 times in one week!

How could that have even happened you may ask!  I know its may be hard to believe the title of this post but I can assure you that it really did happen.  Actually it happens all the time to me.  Falling in love is a regular occurrence.  How anyone would get through a week, or even a few days in a row without falling in love actually escapes me.  It would be hard, after all, keeping up a blog called Passion Fruit if I didn’t already have many loves and if I didn’t occasionally fell in love all over again.

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When nature calls!

I have always had the very bad habit of constantly procrastinating.  Mostly because I seem to have a very poor attention span.  Its not that I don’t want to do what I am supposed to do, but more that there’s always something new and exciting that needs to be explored or investigated, a new distraction that is waiting to happen.  John Legend sings about a favourite distraction; I think my favourite thing to be is distracted.  So growing up and growing old I have thought up many many plans, but have a tendency not to see them through.

A couple years ago however I began to adopt the Nike approach though.  Whenever I come up with a new idea I mull it over in my head for a little while and then eventually tell myself its time to just do it.  This blog is, in fact, a prime example of that because, as I have previously stated, I was meaning to do it for a while and eventually had to tell myself, Pranesh, enough, just get it started.  It works mostly, because I’m not one for meticulous planning either (add that to my growing list of vices).  I should be, as a process engineer.  But am I have just never been well enough organised to get myself organised. Continue reading “When nature calls!”

The Kruger National Park

I must be honest (would a liar tell you he was lying though), my first trip to the Kruger National Park was not as well thought out as it should have been.  It was at the end of 2006 when 3 of my friends, my brother and I decided to take a trip.  We would leave Friday after work, drive there, spend Saturday  in the park and then return on Sunday.  And so self catering accommodation was booked, supplies procured and The Tazz (my first car, a maroon Toyota Tazz so legendary that it is simply known as The Tazz) packed and we were ready.  Or so we thought anyway. Continue reading “The Kruger National Park”