Thursday, December 24, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Manual Mode

Trying to get a hang of the manual mode in my Point and Shoot - tried a Shutter Speed - 1/6 to 1/15 and aperture: f/2.8

the results are pretty decent .... though it took some 5 - 6 shots to get it right.... well, almost... :)

This ring belonged to my grandmother - Didi and I had bought it for her with our first salaries put together.... the first diamond in our family worn by a most precious person.... she wore it till she was conscious..... two of the few things I don't part with... memory of my cuddly cute, adorable, way ahead of her times, Dida.... and her ring....

the best part about shooting with a high aperture and slow shutter speed - how sweetly it blurs the messy background ..a.k.a my room, a near clear focus on the ring... u get brownie points for ignoring the ugly fingers.... ;)

hmmm.... u cud call this next picture an ode to one of the other regulars in my pocket.... ya, ya, i've heard about it's carcinogenic properties.... nevertheless, the packaging is quite bright and attractive.... :D

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Incessant Rain and Digital Macro

Have been following Ashley Ann's blog. Her shots are amazing, especially portraits. She keeps posting tips on how to best use your Point and Shoot Camera. I usually use my sister's Sony 10 mega pixel. But lately I have been keen on exhausting my old Olympus D595 5 megapixel one. Had lost the manual, so read up online...

Tried the Digital Macro for super closeup shots. The natural light wasn't particularly great, infact quite overcast due to the incessant used spot metering for single point exposure.

Think I am quite happy with the results...

Monday, October 26, 2009


City Center, Hyderabad - lighted up on the occasion of Diwali -- shot without flash in "Sports" mode, from inside a moving vehicle.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Something Fishy

Sunny Side Up

If a perfect sunny side up doesn't make your day, visit the doctor today :D

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Good Looking Diet

Two passions - Food & Photography...
Those who know me, can swear by how much I "Enjoy" cooking :P
Nevertheless, when the incentive is getting rid of a few pounds, the kitchen calling doesn't bother me that much.... Unlike the saying "All that glitters isn't gold", the dish you see here really rocked!!!

@KG: thanks for inspiring me.... :)

Cheers to a Good Looking Diet!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Standing Tall

You don't have to have a good height - you can be just as imposing if you stand strong, stand proud, and stand tall...

...this is for all my friends who ask if I feel the air pressure a lil more at my height :P ....

Standing Tall - Colosseum

Black & White

Sometimes really wish, life was Black & White.....

Colosseum, Rome

Vatican, Rome

Vatican, Rome

Friday, June 12, 2009

Shot in the Dark

Finally learning the art of shooting in the dark - the trick is to keep your hand real steady.. So if you don't have a tripod... get one??? heheh... well ya... but till then try a table or any other hard steady surface to keep the camera on.

This was shot at the new Ohri's joint in Hyderabad called 1857 - The waiters were dressed like the sepoys during the Mutiny.... but NO they did not have long tresses like Mr. Mangal Pandey and NO, they were not playing "Mangala, Mangalaaaaa" or any other song from the Mangal Pandey OST for background music... ;)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sassan Gir

A taste of the wild at Sassan Gir, Gujarat, November, 2006.

Do check out the journal (if you can call it that) in my other blog.

Please pardon the bad camera and the shaky shots - in my defense the excitement was something that only my eyes saw and my heart felt... :)

We begin...

A common Spotted Deer

Horned Cheetal

The Elusive Leopard - spotted after about 2 and a half months

And following are a few shot of the lionesses we saw before the night trek in the jungle began...

Queen of the Jungle

Do not Disturb

Just Exercising

Camera Friendly

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