What’s your destination?

What is the most dreadful question I don’t want to answer? It’s the one you always hear which always puzzles you. “What you wanna become when you grow up?” or the famous interview question “Where do you see yourself in five years?” I was always amused by these questions moment someone throws that at me. Frankly, I…

Travel – Keladi – Queen: Chennamma

“King Somashekhara Nayaka of Keladi went to a local fair and saw a beautiful girl called Chennamma, but she was not of royal blood. Still, the King insisted and got married to her. So Chennamma became “Queen Chennamma”. She would help the king in administration and became very popular queen. But things took a different turn…

Travel – Ikkeri – Karnataka

Ikkeri was the capital of ‘Nayakas of Keladi'(a kingdom) from 1560 to 1640AD located in today’s Sagar in the district of Shimoga of Karnataka State. Before Ikkeri, Keladi was the capital of Nayakas. Highlights of Ikkeri today is the Aghoreshwara temple with the mixture of Vijayanagara, Dravidian, Chalukya and the Hoysala architecture style.   The temple…

Learn Photography – Review – September

Again end of the month is already here, it’s time for review of the activities we did here on XDrive. Those who are new here, we all photography enthusiasts trying to learn photography together. We are trying to learn things on hand and discuss the issues on weekly basis here on XDrive. We do take part…

Joyride or a breakout?

  Everything happening in the universe has a pattern. This is very much applicable to our daily lives, our relationships, work, health, finance or anything you think about. It starts very slow and you don’t even realize its presence, it slowly gets stronger. At this point you are in a joy ride, you are enjoying…

Learn Photography – 10 – Black & White

Well, so far we have been discussing the basics of the photography, and I hope most of you found it useful. This week, I want to touch upon a totally different topic. This week it will be about Black & White Photography. Well, I feel almost all the pictures we take these days from a…

XDrive Photo Lesson 9 – Focus

Originally posted on HHC Blog:
This is my submission for XDrive Photo Lesson 9 – Focus. All photos were taken with Nikon D750. First, here is the daylily photo I posted for XDRive Photo Lesson 8. (F/13 1/80 Sec. ISO-200 105mm) In Raj’s comment, he said, “You have an aperture of f13 that should have…

Learn Photography – 9 – Focus

As a part of XDrive’s Photography Learning sessions every week we are learning about a new aspect of photography here. This week I have decided that we will talk about focusing. But then you might ask, why focusing topic again? We already had sessions on sharpness and then close-up topics, didn’t we cover focusing here?…

Night to remember…

photo by Niv Rozenberg via Unsplash Two beautiful people came across once; it was love at first sight, so perfect whole world envied them, they promised to each other to be together forever, under the sun and the moon. They chose a perfect location, to celebrate their love, they wanted a perfect beginning, they wanted a most…

Right or Wrong?

In our daily lives how many times we struggle to find if something is right or wrong right? But do you think right and wrongs can be defined? I strongly feel it to be a myth or a cliche. It’s impossible to conclude something to be right or wrong. One of the variables which substantially…

Jealousy

She: I feel all your sarcastic posts are aimed at me? He: hmmm… He: I feel all your lovely posts are aimed at him? She: hmmmm… -Raj Waiting

Learn Photography – 8 – Closeup/Macro

When do you “wow” a picture? I am pretty sure; it happens whenever you see something that you never expected or not used seeing them on a daily basis right? Yes, that means if you want others to “Wow” you, you need to click something people don’t see every day. So, what is that people…