w52.33.2: Facetime

I took this shot almost a year ago when we were visiting family in Chicago. It was real cold winter night in Chicago and went for a night time photo walk in Michigan Avenue braving the cold weather.

As I was going through my Lightroom catalog this evening, came across this shot and surprised to see that this shot never saw the limelight 😉

Thought this shot is befitting for this holiday season.


w52.33.1: Santa brings excitement, and cheer

A candid shot from yesterday. Kids in our neighborhood has a biweekly community event and one of my friend has volunteered to dress up as Santa to bring cheer/excitement in kids. I had an opportunity to shoot some pictures and really liked this one.

Kids had no idea about Santa’s visit and I want to capture the excitement on their faces. So had to sneak behind Santa for this spontaneous shot.

w52.32.3: Geometric shapes

Squares, half circle, cylinders, rectangles, lines, rhombus…Oh, my!

A shot dominated by geometric shapes , and shadows – shot this as I was heading to the Metro station to head home from work.

w52.32.2: Mr. Wall Street?

Street photography – something that I haven’t explored much during my 365 project.

I got my inspiration (a lot of inspiration) from street photographer Thomas Leuthard and my photography friend Nikhil. You can checkout Thomas Leuthard’s work at 85mm.ch and Nihkil’s work at badlightgoodlight.com

Shot this as I was getting back from work. Used my new toy, Panasonic Lumix LX5 P&S camera for this shot.

w52.32.1: Bhajans

Had a chance to shoot pictures for my friend (on Friday) who had Pooja & Bhajans at his home. He is an Ayyappan devotee who is observing 41 days fasting.

Shot this as my friend’s daughter was singing bhajans.

On a side note, I had a chance to put my hands on full frame Nikon D700 and some nice lens (Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8) on Friday. Another friend of mine, who had bought these recently was nice enough to let me shoot with his gear. It was a nice experience handling D700 – given the fact that  I had to shoot at extreme low lights. I was amazed on how I could bump up to 6400 ISO with minimal noise.

For now I’ll be shooting with my D70, but I will keep on dreaming 😉

w52.31.1:Got Pez?

Pez – who doesn’t like ’em?

My daughter has been wanting to buy her Pez candies and bought these just after Halloween. That’s the subject for this post.

One thing I didn’t get to explore much during my 365 project (last year) was flash photography and/or strobe photography. So I had ponied up money and bought couple of brollies (just a fancy word for lighting umbrellas), stands and CFL lighting.

Luckily had some time tonight  to play with the lighting and composition for this shot.

Used side lighting and diffused the light through a black umbrella – had the Pez candies seated on a black cardboard and used a black muslin as a backdrop for this setup.

Looks like a lot more to learn 😉

w52.30.1: Neglected

I got the idea for this shot this evening when I found this withered mint in our kitchen – we had harvested these mint couple of weeks ago from our backyard..those looks neglected, doesn’t it?

It kind of goes with my blog (sadly). It’s been neglected these days too 🙁

I have gotten busy with other things and switched around my priorities – there are too many things to learn with too little time. I will leave it there!

One of these days I’ll try catching up on my fellow bloggers photo blogs. I apologize for not commenting on time – I still see ’em in my Google Reader though 😉

w52.29.1: Tree by the house at dusk

Took my son for a walk this evening and shot this tree close to where we live just after sunset.

Winter and cold weather will be here soon and should be challenging to find subject(s) as we will be bundled up in our house – I might end up doing portraits of kids or perhaps work on my food photography. It’s been a long time now since I last posted a foodie shot in my blog 😉

w52.28.3: Swipe swipe swipe

That’s my little one playing Angry Birds.

Aim, swipe, hit the pigs and the game continues..here is where it gets addictive 😉

w52.28.2: Triple berries

Shot these triple berries during my recent visit to the park close home.