About Me - The Tainted Tripod

About Me


I am never unhappy when I am with my camera.


I am passionate about nature and astrophotography. Black Hills & Badlands has mesmerized me by the beauty of their landscapes, wildlife and the stellar night skies. It's a perfect escape to get some sanity back into my normal life. With little light pollution, a clear moonless rural South Dakotan night sky reveals stars and the Milky Way in very high detail that has inspired me in many ways.


I feel the idea of using a basic long exposing camera to capture faintest of light that has travelled through thousands and thousands of year to reach us is truly remarkable. Human eye has very limited capabilities to view the night sky but with a long exposing camera the details start to unravel. This is one of the reason photographing the night sky is special to me - it captures the moment that otherwise gets unnoticed to the naked eye. It's a beautiful balance between elements of art and science. Night sky photography can be very challenging and over the years I've incorporated more advanced techniques like tracking, stacking and panorama stitching of images taken with a telephoto lens to achieve night sky photographs in very high detail.


I enjoy and find pleasure in spending hours out in the dark photographing the milky way or shooting a long star trails. Besides, I'm also interested in photographing animals in nature and exploring macro photography.


Photographs published here are personal and not for commercial sale. If you like anything for personal use, send me an  email or message me on Facebook.


"Be humble for you are made of Earth, Be noble for you are made of stars."


Email - thetaintedtripod@gmail.com

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