Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Paan Shop


Paan Shop! That hand holding money is my left hand. I had the Konica (gifted by my brother-in-law to my wife) in my right hand.

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Life from a rickshaw


I use a rickshaw almost daily. So I thought I might as well take pics while travelling in it. I dont aim the camera. I hold it on my lap. I dont compose. It is a small 5 megapixel Konica Revio KD-510Z. If I can sustain I will start a separate blog.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Going Home


Another picture of the Calcutta Trams. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Toy Train

Another picture of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Ghum Station, taken sometime in 2002 or 2003

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Monday, February 20, 2006

Calcutta Trams

They are going to vanish soon. Have to document them as much as possible. Posted by Picasa

Monday, February 06, 2006

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Picure taken at Ghum Station, 2003. Posted by Picasa

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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Digital Fun

After struggling a lot over the merits and demerits of Film vs. Digital, I decided to borrow a Canon Powershot 310 (3.1 Megapixel) camera and take some pics at the Calcutta Book Fair. I have to concede, digital is very, very convenient. The biggest plus point is not having to wait for the film to develop. I think any budding photographer should actually start with Digital as the instant feedback helps in learning and then move on to film. I love my film cameras, but the biggest dissapointment with film are the labs. They somehow are just not good. After getting a roll printed the result is so dissapointing that even the 3 megapixel camera pics are 10 times better than my film results. Now I am debating whether to go digital or get a film scanner. Hard decisions as it involves a lot of money.

For the moment it is fun with the simple p&s.

Calcutta Book Fair

The Calcutta Book Fair

It is pretty crazy at the Book Fair. Millions come from all around Calcutta to look at and buy books. The atmosphere is magical. I had missed the Book Fair for the last couple of years as I was not in town. This year I could manage just one visit. :-(