Images from the Hampta Pass trek

A long planned adventure finally came true in July 2011 – Trekking in The Himalayas!

Bharani is working on the travelogue; stay tuned to experience the magic!

Meanwhile, here are the images from the trip: Hampta Pass Trek images.

Also read: Hampta Pass Trek – Reality Check

Project 365

P365 site on iPhone. Looking kool, eh?


Take a photo a day.

All year. 365 days.

Normally, such projects are started on New Year’s day; kinda New Year resolution I guess. But, what the heck?

After pondering over it for a long time, I’ve finally decided to get on now. What if it’s not Jan 1st, let me start 365 days from today!

So, there’s this setup now.

Ya, a new location just for the Project 365 stuff.

You can grab the RSS feed, subscribe to email or bookmark it and check everyday. Your preference!

You can also click “Project 365” link on this blog to get there. See on top? Along with Home, About and stuff? That’s the one!

If we are friends on facebook, you will also see my images everyday in your News Feed. Posting it there as Notes. I actually created a separate page on facebook too just for P365 but looks like it’s not working as expected. We’ll see.

Add me on facebook.

I would prefer you check out the daily image on P365 blog itself as I designed it to be clean and black. Also, on facebook Notes, image kinda looks small 🙁 And all that stuff around which I consider a little distracting. But as I said before – your preference!

Please do add comments to pass on your feedback. Because, this project is not a show off! It’s a legitimate learning technique. Either you add feedback/ comments on facebook or the P365 blog, am pulling all of them to blog for the record. Ya, that’s working now.

Oh, by the way – my camera for now is iPhone4. Most of the images you see will be from this device which also doubles as phone and many other things for me. So, it’s kinda always available for me to take pictures. If the ‘learning for the day’ is a post processing thing (for example, adding stuff in Photoshop), I might use an old picture too for that day clicked by a different camera.

All in all, let me get started with this. I’m excited!

If you got something to say, drop in a comment for me.

Update (May 26th, 2012):

Project 365 is now complete! View the pictures here.

Yet another page turned

A lot has happened since I last published a post on my blog: I resigned to my position at CA, was on a short break (kind of long rocking weekend) and then joined Convergys. So fa, so good.

While I do have a lot going on in my mind to blog now, am still trying to get comfortable with the new company, policies, procedures, team, environment, culture, schedules, office, commute etc., just wanted to drop a note here to scream out loud, “AM STILL PRETTY MUCH ALIVE!!!” 🙂

By the way, here’s something to think about for the next couple of weeks. Now that I moved to complete day schedules, the photographer in me is just excited! I just hope I’ll be able to spend a few hours every week, even if I can’t make it happen by 19th Aug. Wish me luck!

Best Photograpy Quotes

Best photography quotes

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
-Ansel Adams

“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.”
–Ansel Adams

“There are two people in every photograph: the photographer and the viewer” .
–Ansel Adams

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a significant crop.
-Ansel Adams

Your first 10000 are your worst.
-Henri Cartier-Bresson

Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.
-Imogen Cunningham

If I saw something in my viewfinder that looked familiar to me, I would do something to shake it up.
-Garry Winogrand

“ Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times… I just shoot at what interests me at that moment.

–Elliott Erwitt

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”
– Peter Lindbergh

“The important thing is not the camera but the eye.”
–Alfred Eisenstaedt

“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms that give that event its proper expression.”
–Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Pictures, regardless of how they are created and recreated, are intended to be looked at. This brings to the forefront not the technology of imaging, which of course is important, but rather what we might call the eyenology (seeing).”
-Henri Cartier-Bresson

“I always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn’t that good.”

“If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”
–Robert Cappa

“A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they’ll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won’t do a thing for you if you don’t have anything in your head or in your heart.”
-Arnold Newman

“The word ‘art’ is very slippery. It really has no importance in relation to one’s work. I work for the pleasure, for the pleasure of the work, and everything else is a matter for the critics.”
-Manuel Alvarez Bravo

“People say photographs don’t lie, mine do.”
-David LaChapelle

“You cannot depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus”
–Mark Twain

World Photography Day


Happy World Photography Day to one and all!

I assumed this day was designated so in the recent past years. I just learnt that this has been so since 1839! Read on the complete information here.

While being happy that I know a little bit about photography, am not satisfied as am unable to spend all the time I want to for this hobby. Hope there will be better days for my photography practice.

Few clicks from my experiments are available all over this blog. Feel free to browse through and criticize wherever possible. Isn’t that the lead I should be following to get better?

Thanks in advance!