Monday, August 28, 2006

The power of imaging ?

My favs from the weekend trip. This was a temple in Ti...( i still..... dont get that name ) This is a 1000 year old temple too.. The first pic was shot with 1/10 secs and the other at 1/15 secs ( ISO 100 ). I knew with the orange sky in the background, it would come out good. The best part was after I was done, someone from the Archelogical Survey of India asked me if I had prior permission to take pics. Luckily, I managed to convince him.

Monday evening, has been one hell of a evening. Wonder why people ever get married at all. To be happy ? to keep their parents happy ? Man, I know it sucks but what the hell ... I met someone after a really long time who has been cribbing abt marriage from the word go. And it has been barely a 6 month old marriage. How deep in shit can someone ever be in ? HUH !!!!

Anyways, this pic.. with Avinash , me and Kaushik. We were there below for 3 hrs and were really exhausted when we took this pic. Avinash with his Minolta /Kaushik with his 350D and me with a Digital Rebel XT.

C(r)ave for it...

2 weeks of planning, 1 week of Kaushik doing nothing at office other than researching :) , 8 hrs of discussion on how to take pics , 4 hrs of reminding Kaushik for the tripod .... and then the day arrives when we board the train in Chennai to Belum caves. Located around 300+ kms from Chennai, we land at a place called Ti....( damn, this name never gets into my head ). On reaching there, we took a bus from the place where we stayed to Belum caves. Can you believe that there is a reservation for MPs and MLAs in this bus ? A very colorful bus indeed. Btw, the cave is a one hour rickety ride from the town Ti..( I still cant get that name !!! )Once we were there, its clicking time. First of all about the caves.. chk this pic..

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Life behind bars

I was out to the zoo sometime back. These pics had remained in my camera and I almost forgot to upload it here until Mike reminded me last week.

I was looking at India's national bird, ironically caged and satisfying its thirst during the peak Chennai summer. Also feasting on the food meant for the peacocks was this visitor. This guy was on his way out of the cage and posed for me.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Lazy mood, Lazy drive

Its been a long time since I got to post something here. Its been a long time since I touched my camera too. So, we ( Mike, lover boy Venkat and me ) drove down the AP highway for a couple of hundred kms.
I was enjoying my lazy drive ( never did more than 70 -80 ) and forgot totally that I had my camera along. However, when we saw a bridge with the railway track below, we got off and decided to take a quick nap! Its probably fun to lie on the track when you know there is a train coming in the next few minutes. I was scared to hell and was asking Venkat to take this pic quickly. If I had seen a train coming, I would have fainted for sure :) Infact, in less than 5 mins after shooting this pic, a train passed through.
The AP highway is one amazing road. Clean stretches with so many bridges and so less traffic. This road connects Chennai with Calcutta ( 1600 + kms ) .Varsha came up with a brilliant plan that we should drive around from Chennai to Calcutta some time. Yeah, may be we should try that sometime.

We should have stayed around for a longer time as we had nothing to do back home but Mr.Romeo promised to take Juliet out for a movie and was keen on getting back. Man, its fun to see people cajoling on the phone.( Roaming charges dont apply ???) :))