Finally with willing and apt models I am able to start photographing the human form in the way I have envisaged for years… Despite having seen countless pictures similar to what I would like to capture it is, as said by most photographers a very hard task. Out of the 40 odd pictures only 2 […]

End of the world

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. – Richard Bach A rather satisfactory end to a day which began in lousy manner. Early morning just as I was about to do that “little bit more” it started raining. Had to rush out in the cold to get the […]

A better day…

1) Made myself as tired as I could with a loong walk 2) Stole some of Swati’s time and took her to a book expo – purchased Khuswant Singh’s translation of “Umrao Jaan” dropped in for a while in the afternoon. A pity he is going back tomorrow. Today for the first time I tried […]

Some days are just not mine…

1) Mount an nfs share from an older RH7.3 server – I can do it from RH9 and down client but  FC1 persists on blaming the  “Server said: Permission denied”. 2) Continue a Multisession CDR, again I could do it using K3B on Knoppix, Nero on WinXP but cdrecord(via K3B) on FC1 kept saying unknow […]

Sunday source

Been a slowly progressing lazy Sunday, been sitting in the sun talking to Swati about distant dreams… lots of them from far very far in future. Also been reading the Extending PHP chapter from Rasmus’s book. That is the single most useful resource on writing C extensions…. In many ways learning to code PHP extensions […]

White on White

Managed a colored white on white picture. A colored white on white is more difficult to take than a B/W white on white like the “Hint of Mint” shot. The picture on left was taken in sunlight, the only bright white light source I have, on a sheet of plain A4 copier paper, for several […]


Finally a decent insect macro shot, this cam takes a bit of getting used to… but I was able to do this 1/30 sec shot without a tripod and pretty decent depth of field. I would have been more happy if I had taken precaution to frame the shot such that the tail of the […]

Funny things happen if you add a second disk with a live Linux install to to your existing Red Hat install – the system gets confused with double LABEL=\ and starts hissing, spitting and boots into the wrong Linux install among other things The solution to this (thanks to ) is to edit the grub.conf […]

Petty people petty politics Less said about it the better… Pretty people pretty photos Had an impromptu photo session with a friend of ours – Two photos have come up displayable BUT I don’t have permission to… … now now don’t let your imagination run awry they are both close-ups and not….