Posts from November, 2012 (30 posts)

61/365 Bathed In Moon Light

Another night shot, part of the powercut series. As I have mentioned in my earlier posts, we have powercuts during the peak consumption time. Today the regulatory commision have granded permission to continue powercut for a indefinite period of time and has changed the time slot from 6 to 10 ...

60/365 - Behind the scene

Behind the scene continues….


59/365 Karthika - The Celebration of Lights

Karthika the celebration of lights…

58/365 Behind The Scene

Our neighbour cooks food for feasts, he takes catering order for wedding and other ceremonies. Sunday night I was with them a nd took some behind the scene shots.

Feast in Indian wedding is a wonderful affair. There will be around 10 to 15 vegetarian dishes and payasams.

The South Indian feast ...

57/365 Spiderman

Junior in his spiderman costume, this costume is very hot and junior sweat like any thing, but he will not remove this costume… 

He wants to be spiderman spinning web across the city..

Lens : MInolta MD W.Rokkor 35mm F2.8

Camera: NEX-3, ISO-200, 1/80, F5.6, raw (obviously processed)


56/365 - The Candy

The candy, the colorful jelly softies with sugar sprinkled over. Each color Jelly is of different taste and is Kithu’s favorite.

He was impatiently waiting for his candy while I was tring to find a good angle for the shot, finally settled for this angle.

Just once this shot was taken the ...

55/365 The Parippu Vada

This is parippu vada one of the favorite snaks in Kerala, India.

This snak has a long lasting relationship with revolutionary organizations in Kerala nad is part of many related Jokes.

Very crispy and midium spicy parippuvada tastes best with black tea.

This one is from our office canteen and is very tasty ...

54/365 The 54th Day

Its Day 54 of the project celeberating with a reminder of the day. 

Lens: Minolta MD W.Rokkor 35mm F2.8

Camera : NEX-3, ISO-800, 1/25, f/4.5, raw


53/365 - The Rose

An attempt at soft focus from a single raw file.

Raw file was processed to create two copies one a bit blurred using gaussian blur and next a straight one. The two were loaded as layers and were blended. Need to try this on some more flowers.

May its time I should ...

52/365 Green Heart

The green heart made with hot green chilli.

The idea and design was by my wife Smitha..

Lens: Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F1.7

Camera: NEX-3, ISO-200, 1/20, F/4, raw


51/365 Theeyal

This is one of the tasty curry from Kerala cuisine. Gravy is amazingly tasty..

More info

and theeyal is not at all like sambar ;)

Lens: Minolta MD W.Rokkor 35mm F2.8

Camera : NEX-3, ISO-400, 1/40, f/4, raw


50/365 - Fry

Thought of continuing the food photography stuff to the max possible days this week.

Lens: Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F1.7

Camera : NEX-3, ISO-800, 1/160, f/5.6, raw


49/365 - Stew

Sunday is always pleasent, with the free time we get we can wake up late, make what ever we like by taking all time in the world (unless you are too hungry). Today morning it was stew and Chappathi (India bread) for us.

Stew has beautiful yellow texture and the beautiful ...

48/365 Weathered

The sea bridge again..

Lens: SEL1855

Camera : NEX-3, ISO-200, 1/80, F/8, raw


47/365 - The Sea

Shot at Shangumugham beach. 

When life becomes all about competion, a look at the sea tells how small we are and how insignificant are our ego. With in this short span of life it is all about living life the way you want to not in the way ou think ...

46/365 Aging

The rusting pier at the Valiyathura. This is one of the amazing place in trivandrum but un fortunately not at all maintained.

Lens : SEL 1855 F3.5-5.6

Camera : NEX-3, ISO-400, 1/40, F/8, 25mm, raw (HDR processed)


45/365 - Wide Angle

This is Shangumugham beach Trivandrum on week day.

My first attempt at psuedo super wide angle. The shot is a combination of 4 individual shots and cover a viewing angle of more than 180  degrees.

Has some dirt on UV filter , which I believe was spray from the sea. This technique suits ...

44/365 - Rusting

We went to valiyathura sea bridge today. Saw this cycle there, which was almost rusted. I believe this belongs to one of the fishermen who were there.

The bridge itself is rusted and in a very dangerous state. But the view from this bridge is great. I will post more pictures ...

43/365 Diwali - The Celebration of Lights

Its Diwali, the celebration of lights, tomorow. People light up lamps and fire up crackers every were.

The sound of crackers and smell of gun power is every were around. We too had our own share of crackers.

Since the one who lighted the crackers and taken the photograph was same , I ...

Picture In Picture 42/365

Shot at Flavors Restaurant, Vazhuthakaud, Trivandrum.

The food was wonderful, we had Ghee Rice along with woke stirred beef and a Flovors Chicken Steak Platter. The ambience is not that good since the space is very less and they played very loud music, it was like sitting in midst of ...

Two Strangers 41/365

This is a new branch of photography called powercut photography. Only we citizens of India will be able to take the powercut photography. Our goverment has given us special provision for this branch of photography by providing the scheduled powercuts every night. Have ou seen any other goverment so dedicated ...

Tom & Jerry 40/365

Tom & Jerry

Shot today morning, got the idea when saw the light reflecting over the plants in the background…

Lens: Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F1.7

Camera: NEX-3, ISO-200, 1/200, f1.7, raw


Coccinia grandis 39/365

Coccinia Grandis ( Ivy gourd, kovakka), the tropical green vegitable..

More info

 It was another normal day at work as usual busy. Managed to get this shot morning itself while this was cut for cooking.

Lens : Minolta MD Rokkor 35mm f2.8

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

Junior 38/365

With pre announced power cuts that is constant at our state, the oppertunity for low light photogrpahy is plenty.

The shot was taken handheld and the light source was an emergency light 3 meters away.

With lenses that are wide open NEX-3 produces wonderful low light photos.

Lens: Minolta MD rokkor 35mm F2 ...

Thetti Poovu 37/365

Thetti poovu this variety is of orange color.

This beautiful flower comes under different colors and is one of the most favorite flowers used for pooja in Hindu temples.

More info can be found at


Reverse Macro 36/365

The bee shot using the reverse macro technique…

No reverse macro ring was used and the lens was handheld in reverse ;)

Lens: Minolta MD Rokkor 35mm F2.8

Camera: NEX-3, ISO-800, 1/60, F4, jpeg (cropped)


Colors 35/365

Colors as caught by NEX-3, this shot is straight out of camera except for some minor contrast boost

Lens: Minolta MD W.Rokkor 35mm F2.8

Camera:NEX-3, ISO-200, 1/30, F5.6, jpeg


Psuedo Wide angle 34/365

The wide angle look w=simulated from a 35mm lens


On TV 33/365

Its friday night and as usual I am too lazy for a shoot ;)

So its 365dayswithnex3 on samsung smart tv…..


The Hero 32/365

From the darkness he emerges..  The Hero the saviour..

Lens: Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F1.7

Camera : NEX-3, ISO-200, F/2.8, 1/50, raw processed heavily (as you can see)