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On March 19, we witnessed the SuperMoon. The term “SuperMoon” was coined in 1979 by Richard Nolle and defined as

“a new or full moon which occurs with the Moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit. In short, Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with Moon in its nearest approach to Earth.”(quoted from the Wikipedia page)

SuperMoons occur every year as the moon orbits the earth. But the supermoon that occurred on March 19, 2011 is one of the closest in 18 years. More details here.

Took some pictures last night. The moon looked the same to the naked eye like any other night except it was brighter. But when I looked through my lens, it was definitely bigger than the last time I captured it. Here is what I saw:

Shades of SuperMoon - a play with white balance

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On Jan 21 – 23, I attended a three-day live concert in Cochin, Kerala, India. It was a christian concert with artists from all over the country. You can get more details about the event at

I got the opportunity to photograph the event and I loved it. It is the first time, I went all manual on my DSLR and used only my 70 – 300 mm lens on all three days.

One of the best things about covering an event like this is that you get to be in front of all the action. :)

So after10.5 GB and 3600 photos, here are some of my best frozen moments:

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