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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 😉


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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.

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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 😉

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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?

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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

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That’s one of our Hydrangea that decided to bloom after 4 years 😯

We got these 3 hydrangeas about 4+ years ago from Lowes & Sears (with blooms) as a small plants. The first year after planting it didn’t bloom. I remember calling the local college extension center and they said me about moving these plants to a sunny spot. So we did and didn’t had any luck for the past years. But it decided to bloom this year.

This kind of of reminds me of the quote from the Forest Gump movie…I’m pretty tired… I think I’ll go home now.

I bet if these hydrangeas were to talk they’ll mutter…

I’m pretty tired…I think I’ll boom now 🙂

Don’t forget to add your photo to Twitter Tuesday.

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Fun photo post for  day 158. That’s the picture of our living room and entry room separated by a wall. I might have gotten this idea for this post over the weekend or so. Upon trying to execute this, this evening I found it a bit harder than I had imagined.

Now these are 2 different rooms one lit by the windows facing south and the other room has light coming in from windows on the North. So properly exposing this a bit of challenge – went all manual for this shot after trial and error with the lighting. Now composing this was another challenge by itself – as I had shot this from the entry was and had the camera mounted on the tripod, there wasn’t much room for me to stand behind the camera. So had it manually focused on the wall and shot this at f/10 at 5sec exposure.

Now only if I had a fish eye lens, to make this as a nice shot 😉

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