Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Playtime | Micro Nikkor 60mm AF

General strike day and added to it, I'm down with fever. Took a couple of pictures before putting away the D300. Except my wife, who is at office, everyone is at home and having a great time.

Ringo decided to join in the fun to land up with the kids on the bed. He has absolutely no issues being used as a bolster by my son, who incidentally has an exam tomorrow and is supposedly studying for that exam.

My black labrador, Ringo

Nikon D300 | Micro Nikkor 60mm AF-D @ 200 ASA, f2.8 and 1/90s.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

St. James' Church, Calcutta

St James' Church (popularly referred to as Jora Girja for its twin spires) was rededicated to the city of Calcutta, after a year-and-a-half long restoration, on December 11, 2011.

My son was a part of the St. James' School choir and was performing at the re-dedication ceremony. Hence our invitation.

St. James' Church, Calcutta

This picture was taken at the start of the re-dedication ceremony.

Nikon D300 | Nikon 18-70mm @ 1600 ASA

Friday, February 24, 2012

Bird's Eye Restaurant, Dhaka | Panasonic G1

The Dhaka business district has a new address, the Bird's Eye Restaurant, 25 floors above ground. Standing tall over the city, the panoramic view is breathtaking. The food - an eclectic mix of pan-Asian cuisine - was exceptional too.

The skyline from the restaurant was unfortunately slightly marred by fog and haze that day.

Bird's Eye Restaurant, Dhaka

Panasonic G1 | 14-45mm

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bahrain . . . circa 2008

Taken sometime in the end of 2008.

Bahrain shimmers in the late afternoon light. Taken from the aircraft as it lines up to land at the Bahrain International Airport at Muharraq, Bahrain. The Bahrain Airport was much more convenient for my frequent journeys home during my stay at Al-Jubail, KSA to best avoid the huge queues at the King Fahd International Airport at Dammam.

Bahrain from the air, D200

Nikon D200 | 18-55 mm @ 55mm

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Reflections : Postcards from Dhaka | Panasonic G1

A moment in time of Dhaka life reflected in the glass enclosed Shimanto Square mall.

Shimanto Square (Rifles Square), Dhaka

Panasonic G1 | 14-45mm @ f5.6; 100 ASA & 1/100 s

Postcards from Dhaka | Panasonic G1

Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban, the National Assembly of Bangladesh, the day after the Valentine's Day.

Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban, the National Assembly of Bangladesh, Dhaka

Taken from a moving car en route to the airport.
Panasonic G1 | 14-45mm

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Saraswati Puja - Dhaka University Campus | Panasonic G1

Saraswati Puja at the Jagannath Hall in the Dhaka University Campus. Its mid February and the deity still stands over a pond in the campus.

According to press reports, the 35ft idol of the deity has been claimed by DU Fine Arts  faculty students to be the largest in the world.

Saraswati Puja at the Jagannath Hall in the Dhaka University Campus

Panasonic G1 | 14-45mm

Friday, February 10, 2012

Flowers | Experiments with the Nikon 18-200 VR

Winter flowers on the terrace. Experimental shot with the Nikon 18-200mm VR. I am still trying to get a feel of the lens. It is so much bigger and heavier than my 18-70mm.

Nikon D300 | Nikon 18-200 VR @ 200mm | 400 ASA  | f5.6 | 1/125s

Winter flowers on the terrace with the Nikon 18-200mm VR

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Delhi mornings | Panasonic G1

Delhi morning. The view from the balcony at about 7.30 AM. The morning of the 3rd of February had all the promises of a clear day, free from the usual fog and haze.

Delhi morning with tthe Panasonic G1

Panasonic G1 | 14-45mm

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Big Chill Café, New Delhi

Lunch with an old friend of mine at The Big Chill Café at Khan Market in New Delhi.

After navigating through the narrow alley between the two blocks of Khan Market and a wait of half an hour, during which we spent surfing the shops and munching on gooseberries, we finally got a table for two. The Big Chill Café turned out to be interesting retro themed restaurant with its funky orange walls, artfully plastered with old movie posters and a menu with a cover picture of Audrey Hepburn.

The pan roasted lamb with the blue cheese sauce served with couple of sides of veggies and penne dressed with the same blue cheese sauce was superb. A hunk of brown bread to scoop up the left over sauces was an interesting addition to the well executed dish.

The Big Chill Café at Khan Market in New Delhi

Panasonic G1 | 14mm | f4 | 1/8s | 400 ASA