Wallpaper for October 2009

Goa, baby!

That was the theme and spirit which kept us going throughout the trip. Due to the heavy rains, floods and many other encounters in between, our pleasure trip has become an adventure trip. Neverthless, we had our fun and returned home safe.

More on the adventures in the posts to come. For now, have the Goa beach on your desktop. I clicked this view of Anjuna (?) beach from atop the Aguada Fort (remember the scenes in Dil Chahta Hai?)

Enjoy!

P.S.: Check out the ships in the far end!

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Update:

As per Ravi’s comments below, the beach is Vagator Beach and the Fort is Chapora.

Wallpaper for September 2009

I checked out a picture about an year ago in some photographer’s personal website gallery. I tried now but could not locate the link in favorites or on the web search. It was an awesome picture that let me wonder how beautiful photographs can be taken from such a simple composition and subject. Of course, there was a good amount of post processing done, which I am still breaking my head to get a hold on.

Well, this is a small attempt to re-create a photograph that impressed me with the simplicity. I wish there were fewer strands of grass to make the picture elegant but it didn’t occur to me until I viewed the picture on my computer. I made the best of what I clicked and here I present, as a wallpaper for September 2009.

I clicked this in a pond near Nirmal, on our Independence Day weekend trip to attend an engagement. This is posted on My Flickr too.

Make time to let me know in comments what you think about the final output 🙂

A visit to Guntupalli Buddhist site

Last weekend was fun and fruitful. We made a road trip: Hyderabad-Vijayawada- Eluru- Guntupally- Eluru- Hanuman Junction- Machilipatnam- Eluru- Vijayawada- Hyderabad. We covered about 1000 kms (986 to be specific on trip meter).

Trip included a movie: Pista, a visit to Buddhist site in Guntupally and beach fun in Manginapudi, Machilipatnam.

Special thanks to Sun for co-operating so well on Saturday. Friday was too hot in Eluru. I guess it was 44 degrees C. We were expecting the worst on Saturday, our visit to this Buddhist site. Surprisingly, it rained for an hour early in the morning and we had no Sun all through the visit. It was cloudy and pleasant. Otherwise, we couldn’t have explored it so well. AND, we wanted Sun in the evening to play in the beach and click some pics. He did show up as soon as we parked our car and stepped in waters. Thanks buddy! 🙂

Guntupalli:
Said to be one of the most beautiful Buddhist sites, it is near Kamavarapukota in West Godavari district. Guntupalli is 85 km from Vijayawada city and the Buddhist site is located atop a hill. The beauty of the spot is enhanced by caves cut into the rocky portion of the hill, a circular Chaityagriha and several images of the Buddha.

View the photos we clicked here.