The beautiful building of Uzbekistan’s Congress Center, located near the Amir Temur Square in Tashkent. This shot taken from Uzbekistan Hotel.
A side view of the Shah Chandwali gate at Rohtas Fort.
I’m back from my Uzbekistan trip. Quite an amazing journey and I hope to write about it in more detail soon. For now, I’d just like to share this closeup of these distinctive figurines that are sold all across the country. This was shot in Buxoro (Bukhara).
If I was asked to pick my favorite type of photography, or range of focal lengths to be precise, I would have to go for the ultra-wide end. The sense of grandeur and surrealism that an ultra-wide lens captures, just isn’t possible at higher focal lengths. Whether it’s mountains, grand buildings or confined spaces, an […]
This amazing salt stalagmite is another one of the many natural wonders inside the Khewra salt mine.
Often, luck plays a very important role in getting a great shot. This bird flew across the window just as I snapped a few shots, overlooking the ancient Katas temple.
Shot this near my house after midnight on a wet, cloudy night.
Khewra salt mine is the world’s 2nd and Asia’s biggest salt mine, producing over 300,000 tonnes of salt a year. The mine’s Crystal Valley, pictured here, is a tunnel in an area with crystalized white and pink salt that lights up beautifully under colored lights. The salt deposits were discovered in 320 BC when Alexander […]
View of one of the 68 bastions of Rohtas Fort. Over 10 meters (32 feet) in height, 5km (3 miles) long and thick enough to withstand all sorts of attacks, the outer wall is an amazing feat of engineering. The surrounding inhospitable terrain would have made it even harder to conquer the fort. No wonder […]
Rohtas Fort was built in the 16th century by King Farid Khan, also known as Sher Shah Suri, to block the advance of the ousted Mughal Emperor Humayun and his allies towards India. The fort is situated about 8km from Dina, close to the city of Jhelum, which itself is said to be founded by […]