Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Nov 4 - Day 308: Evening Walk by the River

View of Roosevelt Island to the left and midtown skyline on the far right from upper east side esplanade.
Camera: Sony RX100 iii
Picture of the day in 2014: Flowers
Picture of the day in 2011: Macy's Christmas tree
Picture of the day in 2010: All board

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

Oct 30 - Day 303: Fall Foliage

All these years I use to shoot my pictures in JPEG and just started shooting RAW. I am learning to process RAW images and am struggling with it. The only way I am going to learn is by practice and hence I am going to shoot in RAW. If the images do not look real or over processed, pardon me and please leave your feedback. It will help me improve. Thanks!
Camera: Sony RX100 iii
Picture of the day in 2011: Bread stall at a farmers market
Picture of the day in 2010: Stocking up

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Oct 29 - Day 302: My Dinner Plate

I know I know, I said no more food pictures for some time but did not click anything today. This was my dinner tonight. Roasted broccoli, chicken saute and some white rice.
Camera: iPhone 5s
Picture of the day in 2011: First snowfall of the season
Picture of the day in 2010: My eyes

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Oct 28 - Day 301: Different Perspective # 3 - Fall Colors

It rained all day and did not take any pictures. This is from two days ago.
Camera: Sony RX100 iii
Picture of the day in 2011: Halloween display around the corner
Picture of the day in 2010: Halloween display

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Oct 22 - Day 295: Day in the Park

I never get bored of taking a walk in Central Park. I can do it almost everyday and I enjoy the walks to the core. Each time I go, I am tempted to take pictures. I must have taken numerous pictures of this side of the park from Gapstow bridge. Expect to see lot more here.
Camera: Sony
Picture of the day in 2011: Flower bouquet
Picture of the day in 2010: iPad in the air

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Oct 20 - Day 293: The Same Pathway

The same pathway as yesterday shot with a different camera at a different time of the day.
Camera: Sony RX100 iii
Picture of the day in 2012: Birthday party
Picture of the day in 2011: Empire state Building
Picture of the day in 2010: Changing colors

Monday, October 19, 2015

Oct 19 - 292: Pathway

Since I promised I was not going to post food pictures, I am posting a picture I took last evening.
Camera: iPhone 5s
Picture of the day in 2011: Sandwich for lunch
Picture of the day in 2010: Scaffolding saga continues

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Oct 17 - Day 290: Corn Salad

I promise, I won't post any food pictures for the next few days. :) This is a picture from 2-3 days ago. Recipe for the salad is here.
Camera: Nikon 5100
Picture of the day in 2014: Oranges
Picture of the day in 2013: Pink #2
Picture of the day in 2011: Salad prep
Picture of the day in 2010: Happy Dasara with a bowl of this

Friday, October 16, 2015

Oct 16 - Day 289: More Food

Recipe for Curried Spaghetti Salad is here.
Camera: Nikon 5100
Picture of the day in 2011: Little bites at little guy's birthday party
Picture of the day in 2010: My Bollywood Theater. This theater has shutdown two years ago and now we have to go all the way to Times Square to watch Bollywood movies.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Oct 15 - Day 288: It was Soup for Lunch!

It was lentil soup for lunch. Watch out for the recipe on MySpicyKitchen.
Camera: Nikon 5100
Picture of the day in 2013: Pink # 1
Picture of the day in 2011: Occupy Wall Street moves to Times Square
Picture of the day in 2010: In Times Square

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Oct 14 - Day 287: Chocolate Rocks

Last week I was in Chinatown with some of my blogging friends. One of the bloggers got very excited seeing chocolate rocks in one of the stores. She picked up some chocolate rocks and is planning on using them to decorate a cake. When I saw these in one of the stores in my neighborhood this evening, I clicked a picture to share it with my friend and now sharing it with you all.
Camera: iPhone 5s
Picture of the day in 2011: Basket of pumpkins
Picture of the day in 2010: ripping water

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Oct 13 - Day 286: Learning New Software

I shoot my pictures in JPEG and post processing is easy as the camera does most of the work for me. If not into photography, one might wonder how else would your shoot pictures. The other way is to shooting in RAW and then process the images using photo editing softwares that can read RAW images. This is how professional and some of the amature photographers shoot. That gives lot more flexibility in editing the images during post production. I shot this image in RAW and tried to process it but not very successful :( I am determined to learn to edit my RAW images.
You can find the recipe for this clear soup and the image I shot in JPEG here. Most of the DSLR cameras give the option of shooting in both RAW & JPEG. I am shooting in RAW + JGEP until I figure out how to successfully edit RAW images. Until then the JPEG images are gone to be my backup.
Camera: Nikon 5100
Picture of the day in 2011: Occupy Wall Street
Picture of the day in 2010: Octopus salad

Monday, October 12, 2015

Oct 12 - Day 285: Cherry Peppers Curry

I made cherry peppers curry few days ago. I could not take any pictures today and posting an old one
Camera: Nikon 5100
Picture of the day in 2011: Fresh produce
Picture of the day in 2010: Fruit basket

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Oct 10 - Day 283: More Baking

Recipe for these oats butterscotch cookies is here.
Camera: iPhone 5s
Picture of the day in 2011: Happy Columbus Day
Picture of the day in 2010: Hispanic Day parade

Friday, October 9, 2015

Oct 9 - Day 282: Late Night Baking

Freshly baked apple cake from the oven.
Camera: iPhone 5s
Picture of the day in 2011: Enjoying Summer Weather
Picture of the day in 2010: Queensboro bridge at night

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Oct 8 - Day 281: Dinner Prep

Long beans washed, cut and ready to cook.
Camera: iPhone 5s
Picture of the day in 2011: Getting a manicure
Picture of the day in 2010: Remembering John Lennon

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

Oct 5 - Day 278: Kitchen Close Up # 2, Cherry Peppers

Camera: Sony Rx100 iii
Picture of the day in 2014: Chickpeas crackers
Picture of the day in 2013: Glass # 1
Picture of the day in 2011: Towed away
Picture of the day in 2010: It was..

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Oct 4 - Day 277: Kitchen Close Up # 1, Green Healthy Kale

This was my attempt at Macro photography. I need to try it again.
Camera: Sony RX-100 iii
Picture of the day in 2014: Crostini
Picture of the day in 2011: Flower vase
Picture of the day in 2010: Art??

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Oct 3 - Day 276: Egg Curry

It was a cloudy, overcast day with on and off rain; the effect of hurricane Joaquin. I wasn't happy with the original image. During post processing, I gave it a vintage and B&W effect. Watch out for the recipe on MySpicyKitchen.
Camera: Nikon 5100
Picture of the day in 2013: Hand # 2
Picture of the day in 2011: From Empire State Building
Picture of the day in 2010: Fall is yet to arrive

Friday, October 2, 2015

Oct 2 - Day 275: Chocolate Mania

A quick dessert for sudden sweet cravings, microwave chocolate choco chip cupcake.
Camera: iPhone 5s
Picture of the day in 2011: I am a..
Picture of the day in 2010: Puff of steam

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sept 30 - Day 273: Objects

Camera: Sony RX100 iii
Picture of the day in 2012: Fall
Picture of the day in 2011: Midtown skyline
Picture of the day in 2010: Looks delicious

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Sep 25 - Day 268: Breakfast

Atukulu or stir fried flattened rice recipe here.
Camera: Nikon 5100
Picture of the day in 2013: Light & shadow # 3
Picture of the day in 2011: Tornado
Picture of the day in 2010: Flooded streets

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sept 24 - Day 267: Indonesian Fried Rice

Nasi Goreng is fried rice from Indonesia. Here is the recipe.
Camera: iPhone 5s
Picture of the day in 2011: Takeout for dinner

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sept 22 - Day 265: White on White Bowls

These pictures are from last week.
Camera: Nikon 5100
Picture of the day in 2014: Fall
Picture of the day in 2013: Light & shadow # 1 & Light & shadow # 2
Picture of the day in 2012: It's girl
Picture of the day in 2011: Gutti vankaya kura

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sept 18 - Day 261: Mug of Beer at Oktoberfest

This was at Oktoberfest on Pier 15. You can read my post here with more pictures of Oktoberfest.
Camera: Sony RX-100 iii
Picture of the day in 2011: Favorite subject to photograph
Picture of the day in 2010: Wheels on the bus go round round...

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sept 16 - Day 259: White in White, Eggs

This picture was inspired by Simi's White on White tutorial. Thanks for the tutorial, Simi. Here is another White on White I did last year and it is evident from today's image how useful Simi's tutorial was. Here are other pictures for that day, White on White Bowls & Almost Whit eon White
Camera: Nikon 5100
Picture of the day in 2013: Life in Color # 1
Picture of the day in 2011: Lunch atop of a skyscraper
Picture of the day in 2010: Shopping

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Sept 14 - Day 257: Spicy Salsa

Recipe for spicy Salsa Roja I made for my food blog.
Camera: Nikon 5100
Picture of the day in 2011: My bangle collection
Picture of the day in 2010: Money plant