Seven Day B&W Photo Challenge – Day 2

I was invited by Helen (HHC Blog) to join the Seven Day B&W Photo Challenge. (Thanks, Helen.) Rules are • Seven days. • Seven black and white photos of your life. • No people. • No explanation. • Challenge someone new each day Today I would like to challenge Rekha (wHakAahUa) Rekha, please note, participate only if…

Seven Day B&W Photo Challenge – Day 1

I was invited by Helen (HHC Blog) to join the Seven Day B&W Photo Challenge. (Thanks, Helen.) Rules are • Seven days. • Seven black and white photos of your life. • No people. • No explanation. • Challenge someone new each day Today I would like to challenge Amy (THE WORLD IS A BOOK…)…

Travel – Jog Falls

There were three days of holidays for kids last week, thanks to Sunday in the middle, I needed a vacation spot badly. Could not travel too far as there were Dasara festivities which couldn’t be missed too.  I had to plan something in a hurry. So the choice was Jog Falls. Even though I live about 250kms…

XDrive Photo Lesson – 12 – Shooting in Raw

First of all, apologies as I was not able to do my weekly post on XDrive’s Learn Photography series last week as my life got suddenly too busy! I will write another post on that soon! 😀 Anyway, I am here with a new topic for the week. So far I believe that we have…

Travel – Banavasi – Karnataka

Banavansi the oldest town of Karnataka, capital of Kadamba dynasty from 345 AD. Kadamba’s ruled here for almost 2 centuries. The main highlight of the land today is Madhukeshwara temple built in the 9th century. Banavasi is located in Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka State. Nearest city Sirsi is located 23 kms from here.    …

Photography Learning – 11- Lenses

Hello guys! So far we have gone through some of the basics of photography on “XDrive Photography Learning Sessions“. We concentrated mainly on the concepts of photography and exchanged views on different topics already. Photography is about creativity, and we all agree that “it’s the eye behind the camera that matters not the camera.” Having said…

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…

Learn Photography – 10 – Black & White

Well, so far we have been discussing on 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…

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?…