Posts from December, 2012 (31 posts)

92/365 Bye Bye 2012

Its the last post in 2012, the year in photographic journy ends here. 

2012 was a wonderful year as far as my photo hobby is considered, the biggest turning point being my decision to start the 365 project. It has help me improving a lot and has make me think ...

91/365 - Tapping....

Milking rubber plants….

90/365 Supply : Man Vs Nature

Needless to say the municipal water tap is useless (may be in future it can be used as air supply point once TATA develops engine that runs on air) and people still depend on the well for water…..

89/365 The Crossing

Jhankar service from Vipin connects the Fort Kochi with the Ernakulam Main land. I think this service operates now only in early morning since the Gosree bridge was openened…

88/365 When I grow up

A funny thought..

87/365 Walk Away

Experimenting with Toy camera effect of NEX.

Setting the camera modes to the effect mode will automatically switch off the RAW capture, it seems.

The image was processed from jpeg, not much processing just converting monochrome and a bit of level adjustment

86/365 Merry Christmas

Wish you all merry Christmas…

Happy clicking…


85/365 Where is Dr Panda

Junior’s Gems Panda collection…

84/365 Happy Christmas

Wish you all a happy Christmas….

83/365 - The little One

Just 4 days old…..

82/365 - Ya Ya Maya Ya...

It was juniors school day today and he was part of the goan dance team….

81/365 Coconut Palm

Another zoom shot again from Vivitar 70-210mm at 210mm

80/365 The Jack Fruit

The Jack fruit, This shot was my first attempt using the Vivitar 70-210mm Zoom lens.

The lens is acceptably sharp and has controlled CA (its there)

Lens : Vivitar 70-210mm F4.5-5.6 (PK Mount)

Camera : NEX-3, ISO-800, 1/250, F/8, raw

79/365 The Book Shelf

Its the book shelf today. For the first time tried the raw sharpener from ACR. Feels like a bit over sharpened when the image size was reduced.

78/365 Nutmeg

A macro shot of nutmeg. This is fresh nutmeg back from my native (Mavelikara)

77/365 - True Spirit of Kochi

The True spirit of Fort Kochi. The go easy people for whome life is just another walk through the pole…

76/365 - Euphorbia Milli

Yet another uphorbia milli shot

75/365 The Offering

The shot for the day…

74/365 - EEE..... Haaaaaa...

We were on travel yesterday and was not able to take the shot for the day. Now we are at Mavelikara and Junior is enjoying to his heart.

73/365 - The Goat Life

One of the best novel I have read.

A mans struggle and passion towards life is wonderfully portrayed..

72/365 The Audi

First attempt at Highkey.

The light source used was Mr Light emergency light on the left side and the torch light from Nokia X1 mobile on the right side.

The light from the Nokia X1 was used to offset the shadow cast by Mr Light. Obviously should have understood b now is ...

71/365 The Third Eye

My favorite Minolta MD W.Rokkor  35mm F2.8. Its wonderfully sharp at wide open and produces amazing bokeh (not as creamy as MD Rokkor 50mm F1.7) if used in the right way.

Now a days almost all my shots using these legacy manual lenses.

This is a reflection on mirror ...

70/365 Fireworks

Fireworks at the church…


69/365 Red Over Green, Green over Red

We had a idle Saturday, did a bit of shopping for grocieres. Brought fish today.

Most important event of the day was my first attempt to make red wine. I wished to document the process but my hand was so messed up with grape crush that I feared of sabotaging the ...

68/365 The Lantern

The lanten that shines light in the darkness, when we need it the most. Friends are like those lanterns that shows us light when we are in the darkness of wordly confusion.

A bit pholosophical! never mind, I will be OK in a couple of hours ;)

67/365 Carol

Its Christmas time, the time for celebrations and prayers. We had a visit from a carol group yesterday.

Kithu enjoyed it ver much and he was very happy when the Christmas Papa gave him shake hand and a sweet.

Lens : Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F1.7

Camera : NEX-3, ISO-800, F/1 ...

66/365 Corridor

The corridor at Thrippunithara Hill palace.


65/365 St Francis Church

St Francis church at Fort Kochi. This was where the relics of Vasco Da Gama was kept before it was moved to Portugal.

This shot is a combination of 3 vertical shots combined.

64/365 Fort Kochi

Another view of Chinese Fishing Net at Fort Kochi. This shot is a vertical panorama (handheld) created from 4 shots.

The exposure and focus controls were set to manual mode to ensure same exposure accross the shots.

Panorama is created from JPEG files

Lens: SEL1855 (kit lens)

Camera : NEX-3, ISO-400, F ...

63/365 Chinese Fishing Net

I was able get this light in the morning…

62/365 Walking Over The Edge

At Fort Kochi today and at Chinees fishing net, missed the chance to shot at sunset (was stuck in traffic, hope I will get a change tomarrow morning)