Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jun 30 - Day 181: Lady Liberty

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Another visit to Statue of Liberty, second in the last 5 weeks.
Camera: iPhone
Picture of the day in 2012: 10 days of bw # 1
Picture of the day in 2011: eboarding pass
Picture of the day in 2010: Just after sunset

Monday, June 29, 2015

Jun 29 - Day 180: Pani Puri Shots

Pani Puri shots at Moti Mahal Deluxe, an Indian restaurant on upper Eastside.
Camera: iPhone
Picture of the day in 2012: Portrait
Picture of the day in 2011: Jerusalem
Picture of the day in 2010: John Finely walk way

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jun 28 - Day 179: Lower Manhattan

This is from the archives, from last month when I went to statue of liberty.
Camera: Sony Mark iii
Picture of the day in 2012: Red
Picture of the day in 2011: Dosakaya pachadi
Picture of the day in 2010: Emptying the refrigerator

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Jun 27 - Day 178: At the Race Track

Camera: iPhone
Picture of the day in 2013: Over exposure, artistic style # 4
Picture of the day in 2012: Three
Picture of the day in 2011: Sunflower bouquet
Picture of the day in 2010: Trash

Friday, June 26, 2015

Jun 26 - Day 177: At Taste of Asia Cultural Festival

Taste of Asia food festival is in Times Square and this was a performance by Korean artists, Sound of Korea.
This is a two day event that started today.
Camera: iPhone
Picture of the day in 2013: Over exposure, artistic style # 3
Picture of the day in 2012: Free choice - Flora
Picture of the day in 2011: Attended a baby shower party
Picture of the day in 2010:Barbecue

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jun 24 - Day 175: Flowers to my Rescue

When I can't find an interesting subject to photograph, flowers always come to my rescue.
Picture of the day in 2012: 10 days of one subject - crop a picture
Picture of the day in 2011: Only in NYC
Picture of the day in 2010: New Ipad

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Jun 23 - Day 174: Monochromatic Colors

This is my attempt to capture visual design using colors; monochromatic color, green on green.
Camera: Nikon 5100
Picture of the day in 2013: Over exposure
Picture of the day in 2012: 10 days of one subject # 8 B&W
Picture of the day in 2011: Boat on the East River
Picture of the day in 2010: Finally fixed

Monday, June 22, 2015

Jun 22 - Day 173: Letter of Appreciation for my Hair Donation

Three months ago I chopped off 12 - 14" of my hair to make a hair donation. There are many organizations that accept healthy natural hair and make wigs with natural hair for cancer patients and for children who are suffering from hair loss due to medical conditions. After doing some research I sent my hair to beautiful lengths 6-7 weeks ago. I was not sure if they would accept my hair as I have some gray hair and have used henna, a natural dye, to dye my hair. I received the this letter 2-3 days ago and only saw it yesterday. I was happy the hair is good to be used for a wig. At least 8 ponytails are required to make one wig and my hair is going to be one of eight ponies that is going to be used to make a wig. These wigs will help cancer patients suffering from hair loss due to cancer treatment.
Years ago when I cut my hair short, I did not know about the hair donation. In 2001, when I cut my long hair short, my building door main asked me if I had donated the hair and that was the first time I came to know about hair donation. I felt bad I had missed an opportunity to donate and that was the second time I had cut my long hair short. I could finally donate the hair this year and this might probably be the first and last hair donate. I would love to do it again but my gray hair might be a problem next time. :(

Camera: iPhone
Picture of the day in 2013: 90 degree lighting
Picture of the day in 2012: 10 Days of one subject # 7 night shot
Picture of the day in 2011: Rainy evening
Picture of the day in 2010: Time to recharge

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Jun 18 - Day 169: Cheese Crisps

Recipe for these Arizona cheese crisps is on MySpicyKitchen.
Camera: Nikon 5100
Picture of the day in 2012: 10 days of one subject # 3
Picture of the day in 2011: Pretty color
Picture of the day in 2010: Liberty bell

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jun 16 - Day 167: Create Detail Photo - Lock 2

I was surprised how many locks I spotted in the park. I should probably do a theme on locks. :) I could not decide on which photo to post hence posting both, though I like the shallow depth of field in the above picture.
Picture of the day in 2012: 10 days of one subject (DoS) 1
Picture of the day in 2011: Dinner in the making
Picture of the day in 2010: Drive through the country side

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jun 14 - Day 165: Detail Photos - Flower

I am part of a photo group on Facebook. We pick a theme every week and try to post a photo at least once a week. I am not very active in the group but try to keep up with the themes whenever possible. The theme for this week is create detail photos. I really liked this theme and it is not as easy as I had expected it to be. I took a few pictures today and of all the pictures, this is the best of the lot. You will be seeing more detail photos under this week.
Picture of the day in 2013: Negative space
Picture of the day in 2012: Chair
Picture of the day in 2011: Oldest pizzeria in the country
Picture of the day in 2010: Flowers

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Jun 13 - Day 164: Bouquet of Candy Roses

Bouquet of candy roses at F.A.O Schwarz. This a famous toy store and a tourist attraction in NYC. The store is closing next month on July 15th. My cousin was in town and we took her 4 year old to the store before it closes it's doors for good.
Picture of the day in 2012: Automobile
Picture of the day in 2011: Random picture from the park
Picture of the day in 2010: Waterfall

Friday, June 12, 2015

Jun 12 - Day 163: Korean BBQ for Dinner

It was Korean BBQ for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. This time the order included grilled shrimp. Check out what we usually order at this place here.
Camera: iPhone
Picture of the day in 2012: Bench
Picture of the day in 2011: Streets closed for a parade
Picture of the day in 2010: Sightseeing in DC

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Jun 11 - Day 162: Walk by the East River

There is a walkway by the East River and once in a while I go there for a walk, specially in the evenings. Though this walk way is close to where I live and I like walking there, I prefer going to the park. This walk way is right next to FDR drive and is not as peaceful, quite & calm as it is in the Central Park. Yesterday while I was walking, spotted this NYPD boat patrolling the waters of the river.
Camera: iPhone
Picture of the day in 2012: Umbrella
Picture of the day in 2011: Muddy race track
Picture of the day in 2010: Just blossoming

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jun 10 - Day 161: Ellis Island

View of Ellis Island & NJ from the ferry to Statue of Liberty. This is a picture from couple of weeks ago when I went to Statue of liberty.
Picture of the day in 2012: Early
Picture of the day in 2011: More Summer Blossoms
Picture of the day in 2010: Hello Washington DC

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jun 9 - Day 160: Flowers

Camera: iPhone
Picture of the day in 2013: Negative Space
Picture of the day in 2012: Bench
Picture of the day in 2011: What is in it's mouth?
Picture of the day in 2010: Chopper in a cloudy sky

Monday, June 8, 2015

Jun 8 - Day 159: Cupcake

Cupcake display at Borgata Bakery at Borgata Casino in Atlantic City.
Camera: iPhone
Picture of the day in 2012: Enter the world, door
Picture of the day in 2011: Looking at girls??
Picture of the day in 2010: Sea Nymph

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Jun 6 - Day 157: Watching the Big Race on a Small Screen

Watched the big race, the Triple Crown winning race at a bar in Atlantic City Casino.
Camera: iPhone
Picture of the day in 2012: Flower & a Lamp
Picture of the day in 2011: Baby Zucchini
Picture of the day in 2010: Night view of downtown from Empire State Building

Friday, June 5, 2015

Jun 5 - Day 156: More Food Photography

Here is the recipe for the Zucchini Fritters.
Picture of the day in 2013: Beat the heat
Picture of the day in 2012: Colorful
Picture of the day in 2011: Visit to Country Oven in NJ
Picture of the day in 2010: Flowers

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Jun 4 - Day 155: Puerto Rican Corn Fritters

One more photo from my food blog shoot. Here is the recipe for these Spanish corn fritters.
Picture of the day in 2014: Self Portrait
Picture of the day in 2013: Beat the heat
Picture of the day in 2012: Wet leaves
Picture of the day in 2011: Marina
Picture of the day in 2010: Gifts to UN

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Jun 3 - Day 154: Green Chilies!!

I found some chilies and the price isn't ridiculously expensive either. $5.99 a pound is still more than twice the regular price but I was over joyed to find some chilies and also at a decent price. A month ago it was $12 a pound. There is a ban on chilies and I have heard various reasons for the ban. One version is that USDA found some bacteria on these green chilies and banned them for sometime. The second version is that some of the Asian countries were importing drugs in the chilies and hence the ban. However I seriously doubt that as I always thought that the chilies we get here in the US were grown in the south; Florida & Southern California or were imported from Mexico. The third version from a Thai storekeeper is that there is a drought in California and hence the shortage of Thai chilies. Regardless of the reason, there is a shortage in chilies, specially on the east coast. My friends and family on the west coast are not even aware of it.
Camera: iPhone
Picture of the day in 2012: Colorful
Picture of the day in 2011: Flower arrangement
Picture of the day in 2010: In the park

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Jun 2 - Day 153: Yellow Split Peas Fritters

More food photography for the cooking blog. Here is the recipe for the fritters.
Picture of the day in 2012: Exploring
Picture of the day in 2011: Lobster Paella
Picture of the day in 2010: Custard Apples??

Monday, June 1, 2015

Jun 1 - Day 152: Coriander Mint Chutney

This picture was taken for my food blog and ended up not using this one. Recipe for the chutney is on cooking blog.
Picture of the day in 2013: Chocolate and more chocolate
Picture of the day in 2012: Shoe on the side walk
Picture of the day in 2011: Badami nurgh
Picture of the day in 2010: Archived picture