Thursday, December 31, 2009

eXperience a Wonderful New Year

Wising you & your family a wonderful new year..2010

Just back from office and bit hungry for some concepts to design a greeting card for you folks! This was bit late night and other side; my friends are calling up to join the New Year Bash! ... Kya Karo...Checked couple of my old photography captures...but i am not convinced...much!!!! an idea...and just play around with the camera and my fingers. And finally tried different lighting / camera settings... But this was awesome..! and made my DAY 01 :)

"Hey! By the way.. I did not reveal you right! what is this "Day 01" and why i am ....I am starting a New Innovative Project Initiative from this New Year called "PROJECT 365"... Basically.. i will be capturing photograph every day! ... :) Is it not...Creative & Interesting.. folks!? ...Yes..It is! .. May be lets how far...i can do this.... Now i will be updating in a separate folder called "Project 365" My Flickr pro account. My positive energy say that... I will be posting one unique...rocking! Capture...every day! You can view and comment on each photographs...let’s...keep an eye on this....& please do comment..!

"Project 365" - Day 01

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Phone-O-Scope: Attaching SLR lenses to an iPhone

I've been trying to learn a bit more about the optics involved in mid- to pro-level cameras, and googled around and found this intresting article. Great idea of optical couplers - that is, a system to transmit light from one optical device to another to make an image.

Just to get the inevitable question of 'why' out of the way - well, why not? There are no similar SLR lens to camera phone attaching attempts anywhere else online (not including the mini-lenses you can get as they're not 35mm lenses). The Phone-O-Scope doesn't take especially superb images, and it's a bit clumsy to handle. On the other hand, it's fun to shoot with and produces very analog (almost Holga-like) results. You also get the advantages of SLR lenses - that is, DOF effects, and the wide range of available focal lengths (i.e. macro to telephoto).

There are plenty of interesting designs for cameras floating about, and plenty of nice phones with reasonable optics attached. I'm hoping that this experiment takes the concept of a camera phone to it's illogical conclusion.

Click here to see more to sink SLR lens & Apple Iphone

Friday, December 25, 2009


Wish you a Merry Christmas...! Wish you a Merry Christmas...! Merry Christmas...!
In my recent trip to Bangkok we spent some time taking some photographs from The Baiyoke Sky Hotel, rising 88-storeys which is the Thailand’s tallest and Bangkok’s most scenic hotel. The hotel is strategically located in the heart of downtown Bangkok, surrounded by bustling markets and various entertainment attractions.

While enjoying the spectacular view of the colorful city from the artistically built hotel. Went to the Roof Top Bar & Music Lounge on 83rd floor for live entertainment and found this Christmas tree and captured couple of pics to share greet this Christmas with this photograph!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Organized & Managed "1000 Smiles project @ GOA"

1000 Smiles project @ GOA - A great Success!

Goa, The land of Sun, Sea & Sand!

We associate Goa with Beaches, Churches, Temples, Monuments and heritage sites. This is only a part of Goa, its real essence lies in its people. The 1000 portrait project is an attempt to capture & showcase the 1000 unique smiling people of Goa.

After organizing and managing 1000 portraits project hyderabad with my team we got very positive spirit and want to take this project to the national level ...making India Smile. As part of this we have executed in Goa with associating with local goa photographers.

This project is about 10 Hours – 10 Teams – 10 Locations with cameras in Goa and 1000 portraits at the end of the day. As a part of this project we will ask people from different parts of Goa to smile at our humble attempt to capture the true spirit of Goa. Shoot was done on 11th decemeber and exhibition was showcased on 19th & 20th to showcase the same. 

Will update the details later.

My Thailand Trip - Bangkok & Pattayya!

Landed up at Thailand for a vacation with my friends. We had a great time spending our holiday and exploring the beauty of Thailand. Spend 3 days in Pattayya and 4 days in bangkok. Taken tons of pictures around and i dont want to write much and post some pictures.... a "PICTURE" speaks more than "WORDS"
My Thailand TRIP buddy Gang :)
Me & Cishore on a NINJA BIKE :)

Our Deluxe Room @ Ervan Hotel - Pattaya
Alcazar Show @ Pattayya

One shall not miss a chance to see the world-famous Alcazar or Tiffany show. You will be entertained with music, lip-sings, dances and various shows played by many perfectly beautiful female actresses. If you are unaware of, you cannot imagine that these female actresses were actually male from origin!

The Alcazar Show has been delighting audiences from around the world of almost 20 years. Thrilling 1,000,000 with laughter & impressions. You'll experience the magic of Alcazars state of the art computerized lighting system and be dazzled by the effects of its Circle surrounding sound DTS system, but that's only the beginning. Prepared to be entertained in grand style by its 400 staff wonderfully talented artists and entertainers.

The Phettrakul Family is the Founder & Owner of the Alcazar Cabaret, which is located on Pattaya 2nd Road. Originally, it was a small theatre of 350 seats with 40 employees on almost 20 years ago. The floor, stage & technical equipment were rudimentary and in fact the business was not so successful in that early day, however, the family never gave up and continued to improve and upgrade its facilities until Alcazar Cabaret Show became "World Famous"!

Today's Alcazar features a Grand Beautiful Theatre with a capacity of 1,200 seats & 440 employees. With state of art light & sound system featuring the ultra high tech "Circle surround sound DTS system" & the most modern computer technology. Today, the Alcazar Cabaret is "World Class"!.

Alcazar Cabaret of Pattaya is now well known throughout most of the "INTERNATIONAL" in equivalence to both Lido & Moulin Rouge of Paris. But Alcazar is different that Lady-man stages it. Alcazar can successfully blend the art of acting, stage design, costumes & the sequence of the shows so well to be impressed by every one of all ages. So Alcazar is a must to visit for both Local & Foreign Visitors don't miss it ever.

View from Baiyoke Tower

It contains the Baiyoke Sky Hotel, the tallest hotel in Southeast Asia and the third-tallest all-hotel structure in the world, with 673 guest rooms.

IThe building is 304 m (997 ft) tall, or 328 m (1,076 ft) tall if its antenna is included. It has 85 floors, with a public observatory on the 77th floor, a bar called "Roof Top Bar & Music Lounge" on the 83rd floor, and a 360-degree revolving roof deck on the 84th floor. Construction on the building ended in 1997, with the antenna being added two years later, in 1999.

Goldern Buddha Temple - Bangkok

Mother of Buddha 
Huge 50 feet golden idol at Bylakuppe, I believe she is Buddha's mother?

Dancing Dolphin Show @ Bangkok ZOO
This is worth seeing and its awesome!
Paragliding in Pattayya

Finally CELEBRATION @ Bangkok
Nederburg Sparkling Wine @Hotel Grand President Swimming Pool Deck, Bangkok

Monday, December 7, 2009

Designed Posters and Logos for my friends short film "HOMECOMING"

Short Film "HOMECOMING" - By My friend Sekhar
One of my good friend "Chandra Sekhar Singh" who is a banker by profession who has a great heart & love rowards photography. He has experimented a short film and i just contributed some of my skills in desining posters, logos, etc.

We had a preview on 6th Dec 09 @ Prasadz Preview theatre - Hyderabad where 100+ guests are invited. There was a great responce and we all had a heartful satisfaction. This small move is about 30 min and reminded all the viewers about their childhood. Looking this film i was loaded with memories, expressions & feeling... Immediately i went on to stage and shared some of my childhood moments to the audience. Let me share you some films summary , Posters & Some photographs..

Film Summary
In a pursuit to find happiness a talent realizes that he was locked in a box for years, trapped in a fateful coincidence with himself unable to escape the consequence of change he sees himself finally standing in front of the law of happiness which was always probing him to look at it. He finally sees it.

Ram the protagonist is caught in a disappointment with the world around him he seeks no religion nor comfort but happiness from somewhere he only fantasizes to exist, his fate makes him visit his virgin-self by making him sail in an odyssey of his past.

Ram in his early 20's is asked by his dad to complete a small taks, from where fate takes over and puppets him into a journey back in time where he finds himself as a kid, untainted by the world. Which eventually leads him to find a treasure which is grounded for many years by him in his adolescence. By finding this treasure of immense value he breaks the wickerwork around and finds happiness. He realizes that happiness is always around us, it is us who fail to perceive it's presence in every inch of this world.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Do you know how Google and Nike got their names?

Google got its name from googol - the number one followed by 100 zeroes which represents the amount of information the site was expected to cover, and Nike's name come from a Greek goddess, reveals a new book.

The book narrates the weird and wonderful ways some of the world's top firms got their names are revealed in a new book.

While many companies like Sainsbury's or Marks and Spencer are named after real people, others have bizarre beginnings, reports The Sun.

Google is a reworked form of googol, and tyre giant Bridgestone sounds English but is a translation of the founder's surname, Ishibashi - Japanese for stone bridge.

Nike is named after the Greek goddess of victory.

However, computer company Oracle does not have any connection with mythology. Instead it comes from a top secret CIA project that founders Larry Ellison, Ed Oates and Bob Milner were working on before they started the firm.

Ikea is a combination of the initials of founder Ingmar Kamprad and his home, a farm called Elmtaryd in the Swedish town Agunnaryd.

And Aldi is a cross between the Albrecht family who began the firm and the word discount.

How the Internet Enables Intimacy- Worth Seeing this Ted Talk

Stefana Broadbent’s “How the Internet Enables Intimacy”. She presents meaningful commentary on the reality of how internet tools are used in a social, and intimate fashion. And I think her findings might surprise you.

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