Thursday, June 28, 2007

Day 179 | June 28 2007 | Monkey Rider

Thats a female monkey checking out my new Pulsar 220. The monkeys were actually more interested in the bag pack I had on the bike.

Taken at Nandi Hills on a solo ride I had been on to enjoy the bike and the heavy rains.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Day 177 | June 26 2007 | Another brick in the wall...

Well, its a brick kiln, a place where bricks are actually made by baking them. This immediately reminde me of Pink Floyd's famous or rather cult song.. Another brick in the wall. Now a days such kiln's have been sifted out of city limits due to the pollution they cause.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Day 173 | June 22 2007 | Bulldozer - Demolition Machine

There is a lot of construction activity going on everywhere. Not just in Bangalore, but all over India. Its Infrastructure time.. time to build and develop. India Shining!

Taken on Hosur road, where old structures are being taken down to give way for new roads and construct new housing projects. The machine is every boys favorite demolition machine, called as a bulldozer or even a JCB.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Day 168 | June 17 2007 | Gagan Chukki Falls

Out on a picnic to a place called Shivasamudram, 100Km far from Bangalore, we first visited Gagan Chukki Falls. Its much smaller than the Shivasamudra falls, which I would call as a mini Niagara fall due to its similar shape and size. Although not in its full splendor, this fall looks kind of spectacular.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Day 167 | June 16 2007 | U turn

I was just clicking away this Kingfisher airplane. And I noticed it was taking a turn. It was turning pretty hard, as if taking a U turn in the air. It was soon out of my cameras range to click, but I watched it till it faded beyond the horizon.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Day 165 | June 14 2007 | Lay you on a bed of roses...

Well those are not roses, but definitely an enticing bed of flowers to lie down on... And those are the lyrics of a song by Bon Jovi. Taken at Lalbaug, Bangalore.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Day 162 | June 11 2007 | Elevated highway construction

I pass the Hosur road every day to and from home and office. The elevated highway, a parallel highway, 20 feet about the ground is being constructed to connect Electronic City and Bangalore.A 12Km stretch of road.

The work is in full swing, so I decided to visit the site and get a few snaps. Taken through a long pipe, you can see workers with orange high visibility jackets on the far side, working hard.

Infractucture development is hot in India.. a sign of India Shining!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Day 161 | June 10 2007 | At the bowling alley

It was a Sunday, and we went with friends to the bowling alley. Thats Amoeba on Church Street, near Brigade Road, Bangalore.I know its not a good photo, but this is the only one I have for this day. Reason being that the battery conked off just after this pic, and I was not carrying the spare ones.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Day 160 | June 09 2007 | Zooming fast (Panning) (16:9)

Thats effect is called as the panning technique. How to do it? Keep a longer shutter speed. Focus on your subject, while moving the camera in the direction of the subjects movement, not loosing the focus point still on the subject. Then click, and while the shutter is open, keep moving the camera steadily in the same direction.

Not easy.. try it. That shot above is the best out of 30 panning shots. And ya.. having an SLR helps :)

Friday, June 8, 2007

Day 159 | June 8 2007 | American Chopper

Its always like a festival on weekends at Forum Mall in Koramangala Bangalore. Some activity is always going on. This weekend, a Wrangler promo was going on. An American Chopper bike was on display, and the main crowd puller. Strangely enough, the girl-crowd was hardly interested. But then.. aren't bikes supposed to be boyz toys?

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Day 158 | June 7 2007 | Dark Alleys

One of the entrances to the Johnson Market is a dark walk way... One can hardly notice the sacks and bags lying in the corner after entering the alley. My eyes got adjusted to the dim light inside, after going in from the strong 11 O'clock late morning sun. After a few moments the details are visible... cycles, scooters, rotting vegetables in the corners.. and even a couple of rodents.

While I was taking this photo, deeply thinking about the available lighting and my camera metering settings, I was a bit startled when the person in the left of the frame walked past me. I never noticed him through the viewfinder while composing this shot... and now I cant stop wondering.. where did he appear from....

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Day 157 | June 06 2007 | Ultra2 Wide SCSI

Thats an Ultra2 Wide SCSI interface card from one of the servers in the labs. This one costs well above $600. I always find PCB's loaded with IC's and chips very interesting to checkout. Taken with my trusty old 3Mp point and shoot Kodak digital.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Day 156 | June 05 2007 | Stamen

Is that a WOW shot of a stamen? Taken with 4X magnification filter kit, the left stamen was my point of focus. This is an hand held shot and best out of 8. At such magnification levels, a very high shutter speed is needed to compensate for hand shakes. Some experts even recommend holding ones breath while releasing the shutter; and I tried that on this shot successfully.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Day 155 | June 4 2007 | Electronics City Over-Bridge

Lush green lawns welcoming visitors to the Electronic city. Taken from the bridge connecting Bannergattha and Hosur bridge.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Day 154 | June 03 2007 | s.m.i.l.e

These are my friends from Pune who were visiting us in Bangalore. They are a cute couple and I think the chemistry between them is visible because of their great smiles!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Day 153 | June 2 2007 | Golden Lining

Who says every cloud has a silver lining. Some clouds have a golden lining!

Taken with my 3Mp Kodak, from the Silk board flyover.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Day 152 | June 1 2007 | Buzzy Busy Bee

It was difficult capturing this busy bee who moved a lot during our photo shoot, but it was fun. This is the best of a set of 32 pics. I used a 7+ macro filter to get the magnification, and manual focusing.

Taken at the Lalbaug botanical garden, Bangalore.