Friday, October 30, 2009
A few observation in firebug and some time of mine yielded the following result. If you are a firefox user and use greasemoneky and read prothomo-alo.com site, then please give it a try.
In short, it hides the banner ads and some unnecessary portion from the prothom-alo site.
Please leave a comment if you liked it.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I was a bit reluctant to take my camera with me (it weighs a lot) but had no regret when I reached the top. Here are couple of pictures that I took -
Sunday, October 25, 2009
kid 1: How long did it take to come up? kid 2: one hour. (Doesn't believe his answer.. turned to another one) kid 1: How long did it take? kid 3: (sarcastic) A looong time.. (chuckles) (Now getting annoyed by this answer turned to another one) kid 1: How long did it take to come up? kid 4: We started at six and now its eight o three. Umm so one hour.. Oh wait.. two hours kid 1: two hours!!! can't believe it.
I have no idea why I liked this conversation - but hell yeah - keep asking questions as long as you don't get the answer (possibly the one you want to hear) :)
Friday, October 09, 2009
Got my Galileoscope on 16th Oct. Just assembled the parts - No moon so no viewing.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Note to thyself - Donate when I visit my home country.
Sunday, October 04, 2009
So here is what I got. If you want feeds from one individual, then you can use this pipe (or this pipe) to get feed with larger images. Here is my flickr stream feed. And when I ran through yahoo pipes I got this feed.
I liked this pipe very much. Its simple and basically it can set any flickr stream feeds images to larger images. Now you can pipe feeds from your contacts or from friends & family.
Friday, October 02, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
If you are looking for used photography items, this is the best place to buy. Why? - cause the rating they uses is pretty strict. I bought several items from here and found items graded lower than they should be. Like new (LN-) items are marked as excellent (EX). So you can blindly keep faith on their grading. The price a little bit high though. But the satisfaction you get from the product - thats worth it.in reference to: KEH Camera: Used Cameras, Digital Cameras, Film Cameras, Laptop Computers and More. (view on Google Sidewiki)
Friday, September 25, 2009
Anyway here are the ones that I got
After searching on internet for fireworks photography, I found these setting. Next time I am gonna try these.
Exposure - Shutter Priority (6/8 sec)
ISO - (upto good level of your camera)
WB - AUTO (shoot raw and you can fix it later if not good)
Focus Length - Manually to Infinity
Extra - Tripod, Shutter Release
Exposure - Manual
Shutter Speed - 6/8/10/15 sec(vary it if you got time)
Aperture - F8/F13.. (might try F2.8 or lower)
ISO - (800+)
WB - AUTO
Focus - Infinity
Extra - Tripod, Shutter Release
Another thing to keep in mind - Fireworks emits heavy light so exposing for long time will overexpose your image.
Friday, September 04, 2009
I have geotagged my team offsite pictures. Here is the result.
As usual, didn't miss the chance to take few shots. Here is the album.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Well here is for one.. the real magcian.. just 'swish and flick'.. Just fast forward 20 secs..
And here is one of my fav scene from the Harry potter movie..
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Yesterday I tried to take a picture of water droplets. Here are the pics:
I had to set the focusing manually cause the lens was having very hard time focusing on the droplets. Strobist info: I used white background, SB-600 at 24mm, 1/16th power placed 1 feet away from the drops. And It was triggered by gadget infinity's cactus v4. Camera's white balance was set to tungsten to get the blue effect.
Update: I tried to describe the whole process here.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Also check out other videos made by Bert.
The second one is by Mark Wallace of snapfactory.com. This series called "Digital Photography One on One".
You should watch his other videos other videos.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Download the flyer from http://www.krages.com/phoright.htm. I think its good to have one copy in your camera bag.
Also read Legal rights of photographers written by Andrew Kantor.
Monday, May 11, 2009
If you happen to know any good books on photography, please leave the name in the comment section.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Saturday, May 02, 2009
There is lots of things to learn from this movie. As one commenter rightly said in imbd comments - "There is so much good about this movie". I don't want to write more about this movie. I just want to recite one of poems mentioned in the movie. Its by Robert Herrick. The poem titled - "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time".
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles to-day
To-morrow will be dying.
The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
The higher he's getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he's to setting.
That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times still succeed the former.
Then be not coy, but use your time,
And while ye may, go marry:
For having lost but once your prime,
You may for ever tarry.
Poem quoted from wikipedia.
P.S: I remember now where I have seen this movie for the first time. It was in 2001 - In a film festival arranged by BUET-98 Electrical batch. I was young and I just believed in a movie there has to love affairs or great fights. I was so wrong. This movie showed me another world - movies are not just about romance and fights, it can also perfectly portray our day to day life and doing that it can just be extra-ordinary.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Here is the comparison with one image which is just coverted to JPEG from NEF by both softs without any edit. Capture NX one resembles the exact color.
Official Google Post about Earth Day
Monday, April 20, 2009
We started to ascend at 4pm. On our way to the top I thought several times to stop and go back. I don't know what kept me going, maybe it was the lure of taking pictures from the top, or just the kids who are going up. But despite of all the odds we didn't give up and finally reached the summit at 6:05pm. All of us were exhausted by then. But the feelings of reaching the top, the determination and not giving up made the whole effort worthwhile.
I didn't take that much photos while going up. Guess I was too tired to take the snaps. I did take few from the top. Here is few of them.
We started to descend at 7pm. Everything was fine but then I slipped. It was all because of my shoes. My elbow got scratched. Thank god that I only slipped once, with those shoes i was lucky not to slip again. Lesson learned in hard way.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
You can see all my flickr pics here.
BTW: Most of the pics taken with the awesome AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G lens.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Here is the link if you want to watch it in youtube.