Saturday, August 11, 2012
This picture looks like it is a capture of the ripples spreading across the surface of a water body, but it reality, it is a picture of a lamp, taken through a chrome coated metal pipe.
This required the following items to achieve.
All that was required was to aim the camera down the pipe, aim the pipe at the flame and voila. Once captured, I applied some mild colour correction in the form of slightly increased contrast and a touch of curves(RGB) to reduce the overall brightness.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Friday, August 3, 2012
Summer. In Kuwait, that word signifies burning heat, burning wind, cats driven mad by the aforementioned burning head, and birds that try to huddle as close to the window as possible to get some brief respite. Fortunately for me, the latter makes for some great photo opportunities. But looking at the big picture, summer sucks. 41 degrees celcius outside at midnight, and 52 degrees at noon. Thank God for air conditioning!
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
MONKEY! Took this picture walking along the Mall road, Shimla in the evening. It is a wonderful place, which has over the years, evolved into a pedestrian shopping street. Vehicles are banned from the length of the road, and there are some exquisite examples of colonial era architecture. The peculiar thing about Shimla is that in summer, it is very hot during tthe day but becomes cool in the evening. This all combines to make Mall Road one of the more relaxing places in Shimla.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Tea. The perennial favourite.. It is an object of borderline religious veneration. No social gathering ever complete without a pot of tea, to bond over. Call me crazy, but I firmly believe that a good cup of tea can help you solve all your problems. I have never exactly been what is called a fan of coffee, unlike most of my caffeine crazed brethren. I have stuck to my guns and never left the side of the leaf, for the side of the bean. This picture was taken with a Canon EOS 550 D (not mine).