134/365 - Lemon Juice, Lemon Juice

The lemon juice seller during the temple festival. It was a wonderful day yesterday. I am back to Trivandrum, will be back to work tomorrow and the normal work week will follow.

The week after next week we have a small festival in the temple near our place hope to get more shots there.

Today its the end of Luca Rossini’s NEX-7 365 project. His blogs have been a wonderful source of inspiration and the cause of me starting a 365 project; which in turn has benefited me the most as far the photographic skills are concerned.

he has promised to start a new project; hope we can hear from him about the project today.

Luca’s blog can be accessed through

133/365 - Kettu Kala (The Bulls)

Its festival season at my native. Today its the main festival at Mannalil temple arannoottimangalam, Mavelikara, Alappuza Kerala.

As part of the festival there will be procession that includes giant stuffed bulls called Kettu Kala in Malayalam.

People for the village will pull these bulls by hand and will take them to the temple by night. The atmosphere will be fully charged with multitude of people from all strata of society.

I captured around 2 Gs of shots today. Will create a separate blog for this festival when I hope to get some time next weekend and will announce the link as part of this series.

Coming to this shot; this is a shot created with a combination of 3 vertical shots taken at 35mm (full frame equivalent). The orignal file is around 30 MP and has wonderful details. I plan to print a poster of this shot…

132/365 Festival Season Begins

The festival season has begun in Kerala. Till April there will be celebration in most of the temples.

We went to Chettikulangara today, the famous bharani festival starts today. Its a UNESCO approved heritage festival. More details on the festival can be seen at

We participated today at the feast called Kuthira Moottil Kanji and procession was part of the festival.

131/365 Red Orchid

A quick snap while rushing out.. 

I am going to my home at native. Its 105 Kms from here. In our rod condition it will take around 3 hrs to cover 100 Kms. its also raining.

I don’t have internet connectivity back at my home.. so its a post under rush..

130/365 - 3D Anaglyph Glasses

The 3D anaglyph glasses. You can watch youtue in 3d using these glasses. Not much effect, not bad though

129/365 - The Power Grid

The power grid, the nerve of the nation.

We have a power grid line passing near to our place. Me and junior had a morning walk today, took the SEL1855 after a long time.

We are facing a power crisis due to the lack of rain this season, we are getting power from national grid and still that doesn’t meet our needs. So there are power cuts during the peak hour, morning and evening. Power will be cut 30 minutes morning and 30 minutes evening. Still the electricity board is struggling.

I think the global climate change as a result of deforestation and green house effect is having an impact on Monsoon on which our state Kerala survives. If its gone then the state will be a desert like the neighboring state TamilNadu. It s hard time we do some thing to prevent this..

Lens : SEL1855

Camera : NEX-3, ISO-800 (no reason, i forgot to change it to 200 ;D ), F/4.5, 1/500, raw

128/365 The NEXt Gen

Junior with his finepix s1800. He now knows how to operate the zoom and shots from his perspective are very interesting. Shows us how these kids see us (some thing we have forgotten since we have grown up).

He mainly likes to shoot our car and has made some wonderful shots from his perspective. I will open a new post for posting the shots he has made.

Lens : Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F1.7

Camera : NEX-3, ISO-200, 1/100, f5.6, raw

127/365 Cashew

One day I will be a cashew nut….

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

Camera: NEX-3, ISO-400, 1/320, f5.6, 210mm, raw

126/365 Glittering Bar

Here is the LED light I mentioned in my post yesterday. Here it finally find its place after almost two years of rest.

125/365 - Bananas

The beautiful yellow bananas our neighbour gave us. So beautiful that I couldn’t resist taking a snap.

It was a busy day today (any saturday is so) finally got some pending electrical works done our new LED light is finally hanging after two long years of rest in peace. No electrician yet was couragious enought to get up to the double height ceiling, which is accessible only using a long ladder ; But the catch is that to get there ladder has to be placed over the steps of the staircase. But Mr Jayan our neighbourhood electrician did this for us, many thanks to him.

Tomarrow I will post a picture of the light we long waited…

Lens : Minolta MD W.Rokkor 35mm F2.8

Camera : NEX-3, ISO-400, 1/30, f5.6, raw