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Netflix/Roku – that’s how we relax these days. No live TV or cable for us – although kids like watching PBS on OTA channels 🙂

As I had few minutes to kill this afternoon I was going over other ROKU channels besides Netflix and noticed this reflection on our coffee table. So I had this shot using Nikon 50mm. To get a better reflection of TV on the coffee table, I had to pull down the curtains – hence this was shot @f16 for 30sec exposure. I like the way it turned out.

Those scratches on the coffee table – credit to our kids 😉


That’s a cool looking straw on a water bottle that my daughter got on her friend’s birthday party – I think it was on her goody bag.

This evening I was wanting to try out my 50mm prime and had this shot against the bright window shades. Used spot metering to get the exposure and manually adjusted until I got the desired result. Since I shot this wide open, the background was totally out of focus.


Visited Hindu Temple @St. Louis this afternoon. Hindu temple is a place of worship for Hindus.

It was a real sunny day and had to shoot this in manual mode with my 50mm prime. I purposely shot this with the “Temple Entrance” sign in my composition as I want this picture to tell where this was shot 😉


Not much inspiration for today’s post.

As I was going through my refrigerator I saw this egg box and though I should try something with the eggs. I am not an artist but you don’t need to be an artist for drawing smiley faces 😉

That’s how I ended up with these bunch of eggheads.

There is more – after downloading these later this evening, I found the picture to be grainy and that’s when I realized that I had forgotten to reset my ISO. For last night’s post I had bumped it up to ISO 800 and never set it back to ISO 200.

Now looking at my monitor, I could see these eggheads smiling at me and I felt  Who is an egghead now?


And the experimentation with the light continues…

As I was getting ready to bed last night, I noticed the speck of light creeping in through the closed door. So I thought I should try it out for today’s photo post.

Used 28mm manual Nikkor for this try out. Shot this at f/5.6 @13sec exposure.

I really like those perpendicular lines towards the bottom…have to say it again “Life is made of Math & Science


Another fun photo post – yes; you can call it self-portrait 😉

As I went to check on my mailbox this evening, I had this idea pop in my mind. We always see things from one side, what if I could take a photo from the ‘other’ side. That’s how I ended up with this self-portrait.

Although I have to admit, self-portrait is not for me. So I thought may me I should get a bit creative with this shot. How about if I hid behind the mail box? So had my Fuji P&S set on macro mode, self-timer and had it metered using spot metering (took the metering on my skin). Then had the camera sit inside the mail box and when the timer was about to go off, I opened the mail box..Voila!

Took couple of tries to get the focus right. Not too bad I guess 🙂

I kind of like the framing on this shot.