Monday, March 24, 2008

Setting moon!

Ever wake up to see the setting moon instead of the rising sun?

This is what I saw when I opened my eyes at around 7am today. Well, I woke up because of the moon shining in my face through the French door opening into the backyard. (This is my lovely backyard :)

The picture is not quite up to the mark, but man, was it awesome or what! The moon looked MUCH bigger than it does here, and was very bright! I wish those cables weren't there to ruin my perfect picture.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

People watching

These birdies are ALWAYS up there, sitting in a row! And I always wonder, what DO they do? Just people-watching (like we go bird-watching)?

Shades of grey

Grey...and a bit of brown

Grey...with a nice bright blue sky this time!

Angry grey-black skies...a bit of blue, a spot of red!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Photoshop :)

Ceedy and -xh- , thanks for helping with figuring out how to use PS, and for getting me started. I really needed that nudge to go start playing.

The first one is an example of what not to do :) Bahut zyaada enthu aa gaya tha!

This one...I walked out my door one morning, and I saw these flowers peeking out from behind the terracotta colored wall. It looked so...happy! Tried taking a picture, but was hard to get the flowers into focus ( that I think about it, I should have checked my camera settings! duh!) Well...anyway, I wanted the flower to be a little sharper, tried it with PS, but not quite satisfied. Not sure if there is actually much difference also or not. Should try using manual mode (note to self: figure out how to use manual mode!) and see if the picture comes out good!

And this here...makes me proud of me :o) I walked out the door, in the evening this time, to go home, and saw these amazing colors in the sky! Of course, I had to take a pic :) It was a cloudy day, so pic came out a little dull. PS to the rescue :) I love the new picture. It looks a little on the purple side, but I love how I can see the different shades that I saw in the sky that day!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

ये खुदरा क्या होता है?

This sign in a small, small "cabin" in Ranchi made me laugh, and wonder what is
"khudra". And also wondering about the use of shuddh Hindi and suddenly jumping to English!

Khudra is "change"!

I want to go to Mexico...NOW

Went to a Mexican restaurant yesterday for lunch. Was amazed with the colors in the place! Not that apna India koi kam hai, but this was a blaze of color!

Here's a pic...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


This post is all yellow :) Took these in my office yesterday. Haven't come out quite like I expected :( Comments from pros really appreciated on how to get these to look better!

Wanted to get the water drops on the back of this one :) It looked so beautiful!

This one was still budding

There are so many things I wish I could have eliminated in this one, the green hose in the back, all the dirt in the lower right corner. Lesson learnt, look at the entire frame while taking the picture, not just the subject!!!

There's a mustard field right next to my office! I wish the mountains were not so hazy.

Orange mania!

I am still very much in love with my orange tree and oranges!

This one is inspired by AT&T...
More bars in more places!

Wanted to try out the "rule of thirds" with this one. Don't know if I like it much.
I need to read up on how to play with light.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

New blog

Since this blog was primarily intended for my photography "shaukh", and is evolving into a mish-mash of everything, I figured I should separate things out a little bit.

So this one will go back to being only about my pictures, and here's the other one where I talk, talk and talk :)

My soapbox

Monday, March 3, 2008

So many topics....such little time!

Am gonna use this post as a to-do list of things I want to write about

1) Domesticity! What marriage/home-and-hearth feels like to me!
2) Pavi's SWOT tag
3) Solitaire's post abt bachpan ki yaadein

Saturday, March 1, 2008

I am so PISSED and SAD :-(

Someone decided to scrape off the logo from the front of my BMW!!!

Why the heck!!! Its not like they can sell it, its simply scraped off, with a few bits and pieces left behind. I showed it to my husband, and he said, nah, its just worn out, mine's like this too. I looked at his car, and that looks like genuine wear, like stuff faded off, and chipped a little bit here and there, 10 years of wear and tear. But the blue and white is still on it. And anyway, I know what I saw on my car yesterday, and what I didn't see today! Makes me want to cry every time I look at it :(

Its just so maddening, its not like they would have benefited from it :( I hope the dealer can fix it for me, my poor baby is defaced :(

Jisne bhi kiya ho, uske pet mein keede padein, bade waale, hmmppphhhh!!!