Let me start by thanking you all for visiting my photoblog - esperienza. It is really motivating to receive your valuable comments and suggestions. Special thanks to Yogesh, who helped me spread-the-word about esperienza. In 2 months time esperianza had more than 6,000 page visits. I received praise-emails from people whom I did not know and now I am in constant touch with all these new net-friends I made via my photoblog. Its great.
I would also like to thank Vivek, Shiv and Yogesh (again) for joining me at the My Kolkata Photo Trips. Till now which has been the most appreciated section. This wouldn’t have been possible without such great friends.
Coming up soon photos from the My Kolkata photo trip 2. Places covered Indian Botanical Garden, Maidan, Rail Museum, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Bhoonath Temple (Shivratri), Shaheed Minar, Howrah Bridge (again) and as usual traffic on the move. Click here to see photos from My Kolkata photo trip 1.
Keep visiting esperienza and thank you once again.
VIP Night Vision
Probably this the best night vision photo I have taken till date. This is the view from my studio-room in VIP Condochain (university residence), Cha-am, Thailand. The main building (yellow one) in the center is Dusit Resort (a 5 star resort) and the next (green one) to it is Thailand’s Prime Minister Thakshin Shinawatra’s summer house.
I found these stupid questions which people ask. I thought to share it with you. Enjoy.
1. At the movies: When you meet acquaintances/friends.
Stupid Question:- Hey, what are you doing here?
Answer:- Dont u know, I sell tickets in black over here.
2. In the bus: A heavy lady wearing pointed high-heeled shoes steps on your feet.
Stupid Question:- Sorry, did that hurt?
Answer:- No, not at all, I'm on local anesthesia..... why don't you try again.
3. At a funeral: One of the teary-eyed people ask.
Stupid Question:- Why, why him, of all people.
Answer:- Why? Would it rather have been you?
4. At a restaurant: When you ask the waiter
Stupid Question:- Is the "Butter Paneer Masala" dish good??
Answer:- No, its terrible and made of adulterated cement. We occassionaly also spit in it.
5. At a family get-together: When some distant aunt meets you after years.
Stupid Question:- Munna,Chickoo, you've become so big.
Answer:- Well you haven't particularly shrunk yourself.
6. When a friend announces her wedding, and you ask.
Stupid Question:- Is the guy you're marrying good?
Answer:- No, he's a miserable wife-beating , insensitive lout...it's just the money.
7. When you get woken up at midnight by a phone call.
Stupid Question:- Sorry. were you sleeping?
Answer:- No. I was doing research on whether the Zulu tribes in
Africa marry or not. You thought I was sleeping... you dumb witted moron.
8. When you see a friend/colleague with evidently shorter hair.
Stupid Question:- Hey have you had a haircut?
Answer:- No, its autumn and I'm shedding.
9. At the dentist when he's sticking pointed objects in your mouth.
Stupid Question:- Tell me if it hurts?
Answer:- No it wont. It will just bleed.
10. You are smoking a cigarette and a cute woman asks.
Stupid Question:- Oh, so you smoke.
Answer:- Gosh, it's a miracle ............it was a piece of chalk and now it's in flames!!!
The photographs below are taken by me with a Nikon FM2 SLR camera. It was the first time I clicked photos with a high saturation color negative. I was inspired to take these photos after I saw the color slides of my photographer friend Shouvik Roy. Under the supervision of Ajarn Buddhaporn, Shouvik learnt how to take photos on a high saturation color negative. And when I saw the result, I was simply amazed to see the high saturation color. Which inspired to buy a color negative (expensive!!) and click the following photos.
Beach - Ocean - Moutain
Buddhist temple - Prachuap Khiri Kahn
Pathway to temple
Sher studying (actually just posing for the photo)
Scary clouds over calm ocean
This post is dedicated to my friend Shouvik. I will be posting the photos taken by Shouvik sometime soon.
I made this for Shouvik when he leaving for the states for continuing his studies.
The following photos were taken by my very dear friend Rashed Chowdhary from Bangladesh. These photos were taken at the beach in VIP Condochain, Cha-am, Thailand (our university residence). Rashed Bhai has always been my photography partner. We used to spend so much time together taking photos. I still envy his photographs; they came out always better than mine. I miss those days.
This sets of photographs are the best sunrise photos I have ever seen.
This post is dedicated to Rashed Bhai’s father, who recently left us all for heavenly abode. May his soul rest in peace. Pray for him.