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Sairam Sundaresan
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Photographer by passion. Love Nature, Landscapes and people :)
Photographer by passion. Love Nature, Landscapes and people :)

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Convergence : San Diego

"The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness.."

This is an image that I've been wanting to shoot for many years now. These tide pools are certainly world famous, but getting a good image from this spot with nice conditions has been very hard to come by. Usually, I would setup my composition and wait for the golden hour, and in the last minute, just as the clouds would begin to light up, the marine layer would appear and ruin what would have been a great sunset. Finally, thanks to escaype, I got the conditions I was looking for. The high tide provided a great complement to the shape of the clouds in the sky. All in all a great evening!

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A Pure Heart: Iceland

"I know of only one duty, and that is to love."

Although a day by itself is not enough to celebrate the love we have for our family and friends, today serves as a reminder for each of us to be mindful and thankful for all the people we have in our lives. It's extremely important for each of us to open our hearts and learn to love others despite numerous differences. The beauty of our world is that each of us are unique, and it is this uniqueness that makes us believe we are separate. In truth, we are all just one big family. Happy Valentines day folks!

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Symphony in Red: Oregon

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky."
~Rabindranath Tagore

Happy 2017, everyone! I figured it would be a nice way to begin the year with a colorful sunset. Standing at this vantage point was certainly a heart in mouth experience. With not much real estate available, a misstep would mean a 100-150 foot fall into the ocean below. When I first got here, there was no clear horizon and the coast was completely fogged in. The mood was certainly not as vibrant as you see here. However, 20 minutes before sunset, the fog cleared and the sky started to light up. The light show was so intense it lasted for a whole 30 minutes. In fact, I had already packed up my gear to leave and still the light show was going on.

Hope you enjoy! Here's to a great year ahead.

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Metamorphosis: Iceland

“Nothing ever really goes away--it just changes into something else. Something beautiful.”

For me, the sight of giant glaciers caving, becoming enormous icebergs, and slowly melting away into the waves of the sea is nothing short of fascinating. Jokulsarlon is over shot, yes, but there's a good reason for that. Every day, the coastal landscape changes. New icebergs replacing older ones, some of the smaller ones melting, larger ones being torn into pieces by furious waves. It's certainly a place to witness metamorphosis!

This will be my last release for this year. I hope 2017 brings you all lots of happiness and success! Happy Holidays!

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After a super long time, I've updated my photo blog and added my top 10 personal favorite images from 2016.
I've also included anecdotes about the stories behind each of these images. The previews are small, but feel free to click on each image to see them in higher res.
Happy Holidays! #top10 #2016 #landscapes #naturephotography

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The Illumined Sentinel: Yosemite

“Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.”
― Ansel Adams

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Last September was my first ever visit to Yosemite NP. I've been in the US for 7 years and I can't believe that I wasn't able to visit it earlier. It's not for the lack of trying though. I've had 8 different trips to Yosemite canceled for some reason or the other. Anyway, coming to this image. I went to the park at a time when all the waterfalls had dried up, a wildfire was raging nearby and the leaves had yet to turn yellow and orange. Despite all of this, I still fell in love with the place. On this morning, I was walking through the meadows outside Lower Yosemite falls, when I saw some clouds forming over Half Dome. Given my lack of knowledge of the park, I tried to find the nearest spot with clear views of the great peak. Turns out I ended up at Sentinel Bridge. The sunrise wasn't bad either!

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Arrangement of the Gods: Grand Canyon, Arizona

"The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling."

This image was hidden somewhere in my archives. I happened to find it when I was backing up my data. Although there's nothing groundbreaking about this, I was attracted by the receding layers of the majestic canyon lit by the setting sun.

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A Hymn of Three: Northern California

“You are distinguished from the leaves
by the shape of your eyes.
They are whiter in color and rounder.
Except on nights like this
when the leaves are luminous....”

A deviation from the usual wide landscape that I shoot. Sometimes, these intimate microcosmic scenes are often a better representation of a place than a wider view. Here, I loved the arrangement of these tiny flowers amidst a sea of clovers. Hope all of you had a happy thanksgiving!

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Poseidon La Jolla

"Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray. "

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I miss the ocean dearly. It's been a long while since I've visited the coast, and I really miss the waves and unique formations. This is from a while back. The light was great under some stormy skies. The waves were weaving around the rocks and all in all, it was an awesome evening.

Sunset forecast by #escaype

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Starry Night

“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.”

I took this image in a remote part of the southwest, at the beautiful Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. These formations are so otherworldly, and so huge that one could spend days on end coming up with so many unique interpretations of this place. After an evening of somewhat colorful skies, the clouds fizzled out and gave way to a carpet of stars in the sky. While the Milkyway did show up soon, I was quite fascinated by this reflecting pool mirroring an enormous sandstone formation, so I found a pleasing comp and got to work


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