Posts Tagged ‘s3’

My poor MLC…

March 26, 2009

Mr Thomas finally said he couldn’t get spares for my wonderful MLC, the Canon S3 IS…so I am off to the Canon Service Centre on Brigade Road, to see if THEY can get whatever part it is that needs to be replaced….

Things have been VERY hectic lately….but we did find the time to go and see the annual visit of the glow-worms…

http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in/blogs/show_entry/942-the-glow-worms

There were just four of them that day…haven’t been able to go again! 😦

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All the things that got broken this weekend can be repaired….

March 1, 2009

Yesterday I was on my way to the Heritage Walk when someone whom I had been trying to contact all morning, called on my mobile. I was awkwardly getting out of an auto….so my bag fell down…and my precious MLC (Canon S3)…isn’t working any more. Off to Thomas of Cambridge Layout tomorrow…wish me luck folks, it’s like my child is having surgery..I am SO attached to that camera!

mohanvee, I would like to see your photographs too…

Luckily, Divya had a new S5, and she just took out her SD card, I put in mine, and used it to take all the pictures…and Malleswaram was a treasure of heritage indeed! Thank you, Divya, that was indeed nice of you.

I just typed “sugery”and the ads next to my LJ window changed to all sorts of medical ads!

Something else nearly got broken for good; I was almost on the point of cutting off something, but I decided, it’s worth the effort, swallowed my frustrations and feelings and am persevering…and I think it’s going better now. I hope my efforts are not in vain!

Q. What did Dracula say about the beautiful lady?

A. I love her in vein.

I am in one of my silly moods, when I miss giggling uncontrollably and idiotically with that daughter of mine, over everything and nothing…

Wish me luck with my poor little MLC, and I hope I don’t have to pay out a very large sum as a repair bill!

I had a wonderful weekend so far….an easy trip to Bannerghatta with Vijay Hegde (for once, no one else was free…we just took a Number 365 from my front gate to Bannerghatta and came back the same way!). Here are the white lilies on the plake (between a pond and a lake) near the Bannerghatta Butterfly Park area….

Doesn’t give a great sense of serenity?

Comparisons are odious, but…

November 18, 2008

I want to compare similar images from the S3 and the 20D.

Obviously, I am not going to tell you which is which, but I want your comparisons and comments…

and

No going to my photobucket site and cheating.

So..let me know which you prefer, and why….

Flash on the Pan….

May 6, 2008

No, I don’t have that subject title wrong…

Every day, as I go about my morning chores, I take out one pan to heat my morning thimbleful (all I allow myself! caffeine! caffeine!) coffee, and I love the effect of the morning sunlight on it.

So yesterday I wasted some time capturing the effect…here it is on a towel:

Here, with the coffee in it:

and here, on the polished granite of the kitchen counter (there’s the green of the plants in my kitchen window, reflected in the granite too:

There’s so much beauty in the kitchen in the morning….I don’t feel it’s drudgery at all! If only Cinderella had an S3, I think she would not be moping amongst the cinders, but trying to catch the glow of the embers and seeing if a high ISO would help….of course then, like me, she would be behindhand with her work and her stepmother would have something to say about that…

Flash on the Pan….

May 6, 2008

No, I don’t have that subject title wrong…

Every day, as I go about my morning chores, I take out one pan to heat my morning thimbleful (all I allow myself! caffeine! caffeine!) coffee, and I love the effect of the morning sunlight on it.

So yesterday I wasted some time capturing the effect…here it is on a towel:

Here, with the coffee in it:

and here, on the polished granite of the kitchen counter (there’s the green of the plants in my kitchen window, reflected in the granite too:

There’s so much beauty in the kitchen in the morning….I don’t feel it’s drudgery at all! If only Cinderella had an S3, I think she would not be moping amongst the cinders, but trying to catch the glow of the embers and seeing if a high ISO would help….of course then, like me, she would be behindhand with her work and her stepmother would have something to say about that…

Rose-Ringed Parakeets

October 30, 2007

A little distance from our room in Delhi (well, Surajkund in Haryana, actually) was a tree on the parakeets were having fun….I didn’t have the “birding” camera with me, only my trusty S3…so these are what I got!

Here’s one bird making a “trunk” call (non-Indian friends…long-distance calls in India were called “trunk” calls..in fact, the term STD– in phone parlance — doesn’t mean that the phone is a communicable disease, it means Subscriber Trunk Dialling!)

Hello? I want to make a 'trunk' call!

And I thought I would document the female parakeet, which doesn’t have the eponymous rose ring around her neck, but is just as beautiful nevertheless.

Such foozly shots can be passed off as “documentation” shots!

Rose-Ringed Parakeet, Surajkund281007

They ARE common birds, which have adapted very well to urban and semi-urban areas. I only wish that they didn’t have such harsh voices!

LJ birding meet…!

October 7, 2007

It was great to meet up with dearchichi and shivakumar_l at Lalbagh, along with anushsh and Mahesh …but we didn’t spend too much time exchanging personal notes as we walked around the area, I got involved in some very nice macro stuff (one of which was my last post) and then when we all spotted sainath‘s SPOTTED OWLETS, the time just flew by and I had to rush off!

But hopefully, there will be more trips for wildlife and birding…and I *will* learn something more…!

Today, amoghavarsha, anushsh,dearchichi, and deponti are doing an LJ wildlife trip…will post about what we saw,later…

Meanwhile, here’s one more macro shot:

Curled millipede lalbagh 051007

And my photo of the SSO (Sainath’s Spotted Owlet) is at

http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayimage.php?id=26216

Went to a wildlife film festival and film camp, yesterday…more about that later.

LJ birding meet…!

October 7, 2007

It was great to meet up with dearchichi and shivakumar_l at Lalbagh, along with anushsh and Mahesh …but we didn’t spend too much time exchanging personal notes as we walked around the area, I got involved in some very nice macro stuff (one of which was my last post) and then when we all spotted sainath‘s SPOTTED OWLETS, the time just flew by and I had to rush off!

But hopefully, there will be more trips for wildlife and birding…and I *will* learn something more…!

Today, amoghavarsha, anushsh,dearchichi, and deponti are doing an LJ wildlife trip…will post about what we saw,later…

Meanwhile, here’s one more macro shot:

Curled millipede lalbagh 051007

And my photo of the SSO (Sainath’s Spotted Owlet) is at

http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayimage.php?id=26216

Went to a wildlife film festival and film camp, yesterday…more about that later.

The birds, the bees and the flowers

October 6, 2007

Here’s a carpenter bee on a flower today at Lalbagh…

carpenter bee on flower lalbagh 051007

Ain’t he a handsome fellow!