Saturday, June 27, 2009

photo: look up!

I've been back for a while, but I just haven't had a chance to sort out my trip photos and blog about my vacation. I was catching up quite nicely to all the work when I came back, and then I fell sick, so it all came to a grinding halt, and now I have to play catch up to lots of things that are pending and need to be taken care of by the end of the month. So in the meantime, here's a shot of my view of the sky taken while on a picnic beyond Narkanda in Himachal.

Too many pills lately....

We've both been down with the flu this past week and been feeling miserable generally. The doctors here seem to love to dole out all sorts of medication, so we've been having mountains of pills morning, noon and night, between the two of us. Probably everything but a diet pill or two, which they probably would have tried to slip in, regardless of the fact that we don't need it. It's like the new age rock salt and mint gargle tablets I was prescribed for my sore throat...they were pathetic and didn't do any good, but the plain old salt gargles worked like a charm.

My never ending camera saga!

Sometimes, taking one's time and doing the research before buying something is a smart thing, but then at others, it is a sure way to end up more confused, which is what I have become regarding what camera to buy. I seem to have asked too many people, and no two people have given me the same answer (ie. camera option), and with the unlimited choices, I think I'm going to go batty! Decide on the brand, the mega pixels, the type, the size, the cost, the micro sd and so on, and I go from being kind-of sure about what I want to be running from store to store, pointing at hundreds of cameras and trying them out. Not a pretty picture, is it! Although the pun isn't too bad ;-)

Monday, June 22, 2009

photo: home-home feet

It's become a bit of a tradition to take shots of my feet on every vacation! This time I got to take several footy-shots, since I was on quite a long vacation. I love feet shots and think this is a fun way to capture the moment. The other thing that I do on vacations, especially when we go to the hills etc, is to collect leaves to bring back. I really don't do much with the leaves after wards, but still like to bring them back. I probably should start pasting/framing them in a journal, so I can keep track of dates and places.

home-home feet

More than just a pet

I've never really had a pet of my own, so sometimes struggle to understand how attached pet owners are to their pets. They actually become more than just a pet, but a family member, and often provide more support and show more love than family members themselves :-) This explains the rise of the pet accessories and the pet supplements industry, which have continued to rise even during this ongoing slowdown, since for most pet owners, their pets need just as much as their family, whether it is to do with food, supplements, medical treatment and toys. It's all about good marketing for sure.

the simple pleasures of life

Summer is the time for everyone to buy new patio furniture, organize the area for barbeques and so on. But for us it is the winter that is the prime season for outdoor furniture, when the weather is fabulous, the sky full of stars and the nights a bit nippy. There is something so special about dining al fresco, isn't there? I find that it just makes even the simplest of meals into something special and memorable. I'm looking forward to the time, when we can sit outside and enjoy a meal too!

photo: the downside of living with history

I love taking street scene shots, but I find I get too flustered and embarrassed when people start staring at me, so in that way drive-by shots are a great alternative for me. I took three shots this day, and this was the first one. It was also the best one of the lot.

the downside of living with history

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

questions and answers

I just posted on my other blog, how people seem to single me out to ask for advice on weight loss, to find the best fat burner and diet pills. I'm not really sure why that happens. I don't go around wearing a T-shirt that says "ask me", but oh well, I suppose it gives me stuff to write about here. I think I should probably start a specific blog to deal with all the queries about all of this!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

modern day watch towers

The modern day landscape is not complete without these cell towers and surprisingly they make some very interesting sights when taking shots of a city, especially if one takes them at sunrise or sunset, when the warm light seems to highlight them and almost make a showcase of them. In the old days, there were watch towers and forts, but in modern times, it is these that have taken on the role of watching over our cities. I especially like spotting them in unusual places, like in the middle of the wilderness in the mountains.