Sunday, December 1, 2013

Week # 48 - Thanksgiving

Black Friday sale catalogs, Almond Cranberry Wedges, Line at ToysRus & at Macy's

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Week # 47 / 1 - Long Exposure

As one of my P52 weeks buddy commented, ghosts! Ghosts walking around during the day!
Settings: Shutter speed 1.3 s, f/22, ISO 100
Picture of the day in 2011: Nephew's toy
Picture of the day in 2010: Another random picture

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Week # 46 / 2 - Caught unaware: taking pictures

Taken Nov 19th but posting it for week 46. I could not decide which one to post, so did a collage of the pictures.
Camera: Sony P&S
Picture of the day in 2012: Chili garlic pull apart rolls
Picture of the day in 2011: Coconut tabla & veeena
Picture of the day in 2010: The mess I made

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Week # 46 / 1 - Caught unaware

I have fallen behind on my themes and have to do some catching up. This photo was taken on Nov 19 but am back dating it to week 46.
Camera: Sony P&S
Picture of the day in 2012: Random click
Picture of the day in 2011: Goodie bag
Picture of the day in 2010: Lunch time

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Week # 45 - Entropy

This is from the archives taken in August during my trip to India. This is my maternal grandparents home in the village and I visited the village after almost 19 years. The house is vacant since my grandmother passed away 16 years ago.
Picture of the day in 2011: Baked cauliflower at a birthday party
Picture of the day in 2010: Diwali diyas

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Week # 44 / 2 - High ISO

This again at ISO 1600
Location: Central Park
Picture of the day in 2011: Halloween deco
Picture of the day in 2010: Baked nippattu

Week # 44 / 1 - High ISO

The theme this week is photos with high ISO, 1600 & higher. This was taken at ISO 1600. I usually adjust my aperture and shutter speed for light and use high ISO unless it is absolutely required. Most of the pictures I took with high ISO have lot of noise and try to avoid it. But today was a perfect day to try high ISO. It was a cloudy day and long exposure (slow shutter speed) would require holding the camera sturdy, which I absolutely can not do. High ISO did the trick!
Location: Central Park Picture of the day in 2011: Halloween deco
Picture of the day in 2010: Baked nippattu

Friday, October 18, 2013

Week # 42 / 3 - Pink

This again is a catch post and back dating to week 42, although it was taking in week 44
Camera: iPhone 5s
Picture of the day in 2011: Fall tradition
Picture of the day in 2010: Flock of birds

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Week # 42 / 2 - Pink

I am slowly catching up with my themes and this actually fits my next week's theme too but I am posting it for the theme pink.
Picture of the day in 2011: Salad prep
Picture of the day in 2010: Happy Dasara with a bowl of this

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Week # 42 / 1 - Pink

I have fallen behind on my themes and am updating as I take the pictures.
Picture of the day in 2011: Occupy Wall Street moves to Times Square
Picture of the day in 2010: In Times Square

Friday, October 11, 2013

Week # 41 / 2 - Glass

Camera: Sony P&S

I have fallen behind on my weekly themes. I am trying to catch up and will post as I click a picture that suits the theme. Picture of the day in 2011: Look who is in Union Square
Picture of the day in 2010: Animated clock in the park

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Week # 41 / 1 - Glass

Photographing glass is very tricky. Today I attempted to take a picture of a glass without any reflections on the glass. I was successful to some extent in taking a black-line glass photo (the first pic) without any reflections on it but not a white-line glass photo (second pic). I will try again another day. :)
Picture of the day in 2011: Towed away
Picture of the day in 2010: It was..

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Week # 40 / 2 - Hand

Oh boy, what a nightmare it is to find a taxi in midtown Manhattan during the evening rush hour! It was my turn after her and unlike her, I was fortune enough to get one very soon.
Camera: Sony P&S
Picture of the day in 2011: From Empire State Building
Picture of the day in 2010: Fall is yet to arrive

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Week # 40 / 1 - Hands

This is from the archives.  This was taken at a mehndi party in India, one of the pre-wedding rituals.  
Camera: Sony P&S
Picture of the day in 2011: Lovely caps
Picture of the day in 2010: Finally made it today

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Week # 39 / 3 - Light & Shadow


Today I have more than one picture to share. I was playing with my camera setting and like more than one picture. In the below collage I was playing with spot metering to focus more on the subject; on peanuts container in the first image and not on the container in the second image.

Picture of the day in 2011: Tornado
Picture of the day in 2010: Flooded streets

Monday, September 16, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Week # 37 / 2 - Let's Eat

Check out the recipe on MySpicyKitchen
Camera: Nikon 5100
Picture of the day in 2012: Black peppercorns
Picture of the day in 2011: Remembering fallen heros
Picture of the day in 2010: Nephew's breakfast

Monday, September 9, 2013

Week # 37 / 1 - Let's Eat

This was my after dinner snack tonight.
Picture of the day in 2012: Saffron
Picture of the day in 2011: Flora
Picture of the day in 2010: Chocolate gateaux

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Week # 36 / 1 - Design

Location: Display of Albert Paley's Cloaked Intention on Park Avenue
Camera: Nikon 5100
Picture of the day in 2012: Complimentary colors
Picture of the day in 2011: X for X-ing, pedestrian x-ing
Picture of the day in 2010: Family of turtles

Monday, August 26, 2013

Week # 35 / 2 - Clouds Formation

This week's theme is clouds formation and finding an animal or a bird in the clouds. I can not see any animals or birds in the clouds but can see shapes of animals in the tress.
Camera: iPhone
Picture of the day in 2012: Night
Picture of the day in 2011: S for shadow
Picture of the day in 2010: Birthday cake

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Week # 34 - Summer Time

I posting this late as I was in India during week 34. It is monsoon season back there and could not find anything interesting that would go with the theme. So took this picture on Aug 31st and back posting it in week 34.
Camera: Nikon 5100
Picture of the day in 2012: Catch up day - exploring
Picture of the day in 2011: M for money
Picture of the day in 2010: Visit to ICU

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Week # 33 / 2 - Portrait

This is Lachi, Kondayya's wife.
Camera: iPhone
Picture of the day in 2012: Catch up day - Orange
Picture of the day in 2011: G for Gloomy Weather
Picture of the day in 2010: Flower

Week # 33 / 1 - Portrait

This is Kondayya, one of my late maternal grandfather's loyal employees in the village. He came to see us when he came to know we were in the village.
Camera: Nikon D5100
Picture of the day in 2012: Catch up day - Orange
Picture of the day in 2011: G for Gloomy Weather
Picture of the day in 2010: Flower

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Week # 32 / 1 - Backyard

I was at a resort in Bengaluru for week 32. The pictures I am posting are from my room's backyard; balcony or patio.  This deco was for mahendi ceremony that took place later that day.
Camera: Sony P&S
Picture of the day in 2012: Day 7 of 4 colors - exposure
Picture of the day in 2011: Roses
Picture of the day in 2010: Homemade sausages

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Week # 31 / 3 - Street Photography

Clicked this picture from the car. Took the top picture when we stopped at the traffic lights and the second one from the moving car. I wanted both the man & woman's faces in the frame but could not get a clear shot of both of them in single frame.
Camera: Sony Cyber Shot
Picture of the day in 2012: Day 1 of 4 colors
Picture of the day in 2011: More flowers
Picture of the day in 2010: Elephant

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Week # 31 / 1 - Street Photography

This is an archived picture from March when we did the B&W theme but did not use this picture.  I shot this picture from the bus on our way back to NY from a food bloggers meet in Ridgefield, NJ.  The drive by the Hudson River in NJ was beautiful.    
Camera: Sony P&S
Picture of the day in 2012: Skyline
Picture of the day in 2011: Box of chocolates for free
Picture of the day in 2010: Sunset by the mighty Mississippi

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Week # 29 / 1 - Artistic Perspective

Location: The Mall in Central Park  Here is a picture of The Mall in winter & trees without leaves
Camera: Nikon 5100
Picture of the day in 2012: Fire
Picture of the day in 2011: Any guesses why such a long line?
Picture of the day in 2010: Chopped ride to Grand Canyon