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October 19, 2005

New Delhi - Jantar Mantar Rama Yantra

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CameraKonica Minolta 7d
LensSigma 15mm f/3.5
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Here is a wholly unoriginal perspective on the large solar month sundial at the Jantar Mantar complex in New Delhi known as the Rama Yantra.

Here is a positively supurb collection of photos from this site by another author.

 

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October 18, 2005

Train Passing Srirangapatnam Fort

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CameraKonica Minolta 7d
LensTamron 28-200mm f/2.8 @ 28mm
Shutter / Aperture1/80s / f/5.6
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This was taken from the top of the prison fortress where British officers were kept by Tipu Sultan in Srirangapatnam, Karnataka (near Mysore).

I considered myself lucky that this train was passing as I had my camera raised. I thought the image looked better in B&W with a sepia cast and grain.

 

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October 17, 2005

Tickle Her With a Hoe

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LensTamron 28-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm
Shutter / Aperture1/500s / f/5.6
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...if only web servers were as easy. I spent the majority of my evening (and a good part of my morning so far!) rebuilding my configuration files from the ground up. I am hoping that it is all going to be better than before. The differences will be subtle for sure. Sorry for the few hours of downtime.

I snagged the picture of this sign through the Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park, a refuge from urban Hyderabad, that is for sure. There were many more such signs strewn about the walking trails: some were Hindu themed, some funny, and some combining a little of both elements.

The "big men" (and women) all walk and jog through this park. Tall gates separate the great unwashed via a modest, but prohibitive, membership fee. Even still it was fabulous to see some nature every once in awhile.

 

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October 15, 2005

Long Exposure Fountain in front of North Point Watertower

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CameraKonica Minolta 9
LensSigma 15mm f/3.5
Shutter / Aperture5s / f/8
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This is the last shot I've got of film stuff I took around a month and a half ago when I was last in Milwaukee. This is a cheesy long exposure shot of the fountain that stands in front of the Gothic North Point Water Tower.

I had my miniture 6" tripod and some time to kill, so I thought that I might as well see how it would turn out.

 

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October 14, 2005

Amrita and Pavitra

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LensMinolta 50mm f/1.4
Shutter / Aperture1/25s / f/5.6
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A rare double smile! I really loved the quality of the light entering this room in the hotel.

The Taj Krishna is this large pyramid of white stucco. Light would bounce off of this bright surface, diffuse, and enter through giant bay windows. It was soft and good for portraiture.

I took a lot of portraits in this room. It helped to have such beautiful and willing models.

 

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October 13, 2005

Amrita and Pavitra: Business as Usual

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Shutter / Aperture1/40s / f/5.6
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Often conversations would be interrupted by the urgent needs of guests. Socializing took a back seat to service. It was always busy at the Taj.

 

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October 11, 2005

Pavitra Gets Help with Her Smile

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Let me introduce to you yet another of my favorite people: Pavitra.

While I was sojourn in Hyderabad, it was Pavitra's job to make guests feel taken care of. It was through her and her co-workers that all of the guests requests and needs would filter, and each would be taken care of with quiet and careful efficiency.

Over morning tea, Pavitra and I would sometimes converse. She--along with other people I hope to introduce to you--added a sense of home and companionship to my many months away.

There aren't many people in the world in which you may find that a glance, gesture or a smile can stand in for an entire conversation but Pavitra was one person whom I shared such a connection. After I had taken the photos of some of the other people who had made stay special, I had asked Pavitra if I she would pose for a photograph.

Pavitra nervously set up as though she were waiting to undergo surgery. Amrita, another one of my favorite people from that generation of workers at the Taj Krishna ended my coaxing for a relaxed pose by trying one on Pavitra for her. I positively love the energy within this photograph and I wanted to share it with you all.

I was thrilled when Pavitra told me that it would be alright to share!

 

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October 9, 2005

Crossed Hopper

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CameraKonica Minolta 9
LensTamron SP 90mm f/90
Shutter / Aperture1/90s / f/6.3
ISO100

This guy was about 5 cm long. He stood still just long enough in order for me to get good eye focus and snap the picture before he flew away. I love how the cross-processing gives this photograph the appearance of an old, hand worn biology textbook photograph.

 

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October 8, 2005

Cross-Processed Marshland

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CameraKonica Minolta 9
LensSigma 100-300mm f/4-5.6 @ 100mm
Shutter / Aperture1/125s / f/4
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Today and tomorrow are a continuation of a few cross-processed shots I took last month. The summer is slowly draining away. I hear it is supposed to be 0 C as early as this weekend!

Luckily, I'll be in San Francisco. My friend Steve from Melephant will be getting hitched. I can think of a worse way to spend a weekend then with friends in wine country during a happy time!

 

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October 7, 2005

Hey Man

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LensTamron 28mm f/2.8 @ 28mm
Shutter / Aperture1/125s / f/10
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Usually if you wave, people wave back.

I may have crossed a boundary with some on this image. I made use of the tools at my disposal and removed a distraction from the framing of this image. The original is here at left. Hopefully, you might never have known...

 

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