January 29, 2014

Moon - Venus Conjunction

A beautiful view of Moon-Venus conjunction from today morning. The celestial pair rose behind the Bhujia Hill, beside the Bhujia Temple around 6 am local time making the scene more beautiful! I could not stop my self to capture this event in my camera!

Date: January 29th 2014
Place: Bhuj, Gujarat - INDIA
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Tamron 70-300 VC USD

January 28, 2014

Polar Star Trails @ Dhordo White Desert



Hi all, after a long time I got chance to shoot star trails from a very dark site Dhordo White Desert of Kutch Gujarat. Along with Mr. Narendra Gor got lucky to be there when there was no Moon in the sky and the sky was really superb. There was no light except some far lights of the tent city in the southern direction. The northern sky was pitch dark with the Cassiopeia Milky Way setting in the North-West after mid-night.

 Me and Mr. Narendra Gor managed to take 160 RAWs, each at 30 sec exposure at f/3.5 with my Canon EOS 550D and a 18-55mm Kit Lens. The trails were created using Star Stax and each RAW file processed in Adobe Lightroom before stacking! 

-Rahul Zota
 Bhuj, India