Thursday, August 1, 2013

Bangalore 360° Photo Carnival - Wrap Up

So if you missed all the hoopla on the Bangalore 360° Photo Carnival, its your loss..because it was awesome.

You can watch the news report below . Yes I came on TV :) ok it was only for 4 seconds..but still come on!!

Digressing a little, the news reporter ripped of the words from our fellow shutterbug Nasreen's blog :P is so shameless I tell you...but then I think they couldn't come up with anything better :D

Anywhoo...back to me me me..because its my blog.. duh..(what? only girls can duh? )

So now that I am big shot photographer (No I am not), I suddenly have this urge to talk animatedly about ISO, law of two-thirds, and why HDR is overrated...(dont worry i won't..but god forbid  it happens, just walk away and save yourself) I also thought of creating a Facebook Page (already did that no not gonna happen).. but you can check my Flickr page though..

Finally last but not least here is the my masterpiece :P

Silent Lake

Featured in Bangalore 360 A Photo Carnival - the first of its kind organised by Photographic Society of Bangalore displaying the multi-faceted Bangalore through the various photographs shot during multiple photowalks conducted by Bangalore Photowalk. The event was open to public from 5th to 14th July 2013 at the Vismaya Art Gallery at the Rangoli Art Center, Metro Station,MG Road Boulevard, Bangalore, India ‪#‎bpw‬ ‪#‎blrphotowalk‬‪ #‎blr360‬ Event details :

Camera: Canon 550D
Lens: 18 - 55mm kit lens
Exposure: 1/1000s
F-Stop: F/8
Focal Length: 18mm
Post Processing: Cyanotype filter (Adobe Lightroom )
 — at Sankey Tank (ಸ್ಯಾಂಕಿ ಕೆರೆ).

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Bangalore 360° - A Photo Carnival

I am on Display

He, She, It are on Display
We are on Display
They are on Display
and You are?

You are cordially invited to our Photo Carnival, the first of its kind organised by Photographic Society of Bangalore displaying the multi-faceted Bangalore through the various photographs shot during multiple photowalks conducted by Bangalore Photowalk

Please do visit the Vismaya Art Gallery at the Rangoli Art Center, Metro Station,MG Road Boulevard from July 5th to 14th. ‎#bpw ‎#blrphotowalk ‎#blr360 

Saturday, June 22, 2013


Yes!! Finally I am on Whatsapp... But I will come to that later.

So how are you?  In 2 days it will be 2 years and 2 months since my last post.

Since this is my personal blog, I am just going to give the most important highlights of what was going on in my life for the past 2 years and I must say it was pretty eventful. The below events are more or less chronological in order.

  • Was working as project executive in a Design firm
  • Went to Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Met Saravanan Sundaram (he was just starting up then, now he is going places, literally and figuratively)
  • Smitten by Wildlife and Photography, I researched for 4 months and  spent almost all my savings and bought a Canon 550D (I call her Di). Satish was kind enough to give me his tripod, lens and filters. MJ studios now has a virtual presence. (I started using MJ studios for home movies and photo slideshows) 
  • Joined Bangalore Photowalk and made some really good connections. Now the group is registered as  Photographic Society of Bangalore and it is going to be even bigger. 
  • Work was getting tougher. 10 hours shifts turn to 12 hours and 14 hours. There were times when i worked for 24 hrs straight and even for 36 hours straight. But sadly that was not the hard part.
  • One fine day I entered office, sat on my desk, and froze for like 10 seconds. It might have been an anxiety attack. Doc gave me Valium and I slept for 2 days. 3rd day went to office and quit. This is called burnout in HR terms.As you can imagine, this is probably the most important event in my life so far.
  •  I didn't have a job, nor was I interested in attending interviews. As fate would have it, My ex-colleague was looking for someone to launch and manage his e-commerce portal. So I joined him as a working partner, launched the portal in 2 months and ran it for about 6 months. Due to lack of funding, now its dormant. I am still associated with it as a consultant. 
  • Meanwhile Rajiv quit TCS, joined a US firm and came back to Bangalore. As fate would have it again, he was also into e-commerce. He was doing the same things I was doing it for my portal. After working for 6 months part time, Now I am his full time colleague :)
  • Speaking of Rajiv, he recently rebooted his blog after he lost and regained his domain name :P. We have made a pact, once he blogs, he cannot blog until I post something in my blog. so if I need to post, I have to make sure he posts something on his blog. we hope this will help us to blog regularly.
  •  I am in a really good place now. I work from home, sleep after lunch, get good pay and avoiding direct contact with stupids, idiots and scoundrels. I can watch movies in Imax for discounted rates in weekdays, take impulsive road trips to Ooty. Go home whenever I want. As long as I have my laptop and decent internet access, work is under my control and not dictate where I go and what i do.
  • I am typing this post sitting in a remote village in Pudukottai (my native) on my Asus win8 touch ultrabook. I also have a Google Nexus 7 by Nexus and use it for movies and games. After 8 months waiting, 2 month late delivery and cancellation, i finally got fed up and went to a mobile store nearby and finally got my hands on Nokia Lumia 520 which completed my gadget family, desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone. Needless to say I am Lovin' it :)
  • .... and last but not least, after facing several insults, shocks, mockeries from friends...I am now on Whatsapp. Ping me :)