Archive for March, 2014

Indian Panorama X100

Posted: March 14, 2014 in Photography, Travels
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Here is a selection of (my much maligned) panoramas taken with the Fujifilm X100.

Day 2 – Visit to the Gateway of India and Bombay Harbour,

Panoramas and water… doesn’t work so well (except, see below)

Bombay

Day 6 – Jaipur Pink City, the Palace

Jaipur Pink City

Busy streets of Jaipur, I like the effect on traffic 🙂

Jaipur Street

Fort Outside of Jaipur

Jaipur Fort Pano 2

Some different Lightroom adjustments

Jaipur Fort Pano 1

B&W

Jaipur Fort Pano 4

Some light

Jaipur Fort Pano 3

Day 7 – My favourite pano from Udaipur

Udaipur Pano 2

Day 8 – Palace of Udapiur, top to bottom pano

Udaipur Palace

Retro B&W

Udaipur Pano 1

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Spicejet!

Posted: March 11, 2014 in Photography
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It’s all out of order, these photos were taken on the penultimate day of my trip. Udaipur – Bombay via Delhi. A quick trip to Udaipur Airport, stopping only to buy flowers for Dashboard Ganesh [pictured here – out-of-focus :-(], a little argument with the taxi driver about overtaking a truck, on the cellphone, changing gears, dodging rickshaws, pedestrians, motorbikes, on a ‘highway’…

Leaving Udaipur-2

Last morning in Rajasthan

Leaving Udaipur

Ganesh keeps us safe…

Dashboard Ganesh

Spicejet, hot!

Spicejet

Delhi from the window seat

Window Seat Delhi 4

Window Seat Delhi 3

Window Seat Delhi 2

Window Seat Delhi 1

India Days 1 & 2

Posted: March 8, 2014 in Photography, Travels

I got a window seat hoping to take some nice pictures, unfortunately,

there were clouds for most of the flight.

Somewhere over Iran

Fortunately I got a few nice pictures over Iran

Somewhere over Iran-2

Sunset

My first breakfast in India, Parsee!

Parsee Breakfast

Home for a few days!

Home in Bombay

Garden

After a nice relaxing day we went to the beach for a drink,

I caught a few moments of life around this family picnic

The Beach @ Night

The Beach @ Night-2

The Beach @ Night-3

The Beach @ Night-4

My thoughts on Ukraine and predictions for what follows.

Kerry and Ashton pick a fight with Putin by reneging on a good deal over the impasse in Ukraine. Putin strikes back, Kerry and Ashton go down – KO with a single punch. Crimea is irrevocably lost.

Angela has too much at stake to risk further conflict thanks to Schröder’s suspiciously conflicted past dealings with Russia (he sponsors a pipeline as Chancellor and then goes on to run the Russian backed company afterwards – go figure). So the EU will do nothing but whine (the economics are against action), and whine, and whine.

Using official State Department Vernacular (SDV) Nuland and her friends find that Putin has not only fucked Europe but also the USA, who has no real options in Ukraine. So the West picks a fight, is taken down in seconds, and now has to foot a>35€ billion bill for medical expenses. Ooops Ms Ashton and Mr Kerry.

Ukraine’s EU supporters loose big time.

But that’s not all Ms Nuland! The USA is double fucked (SDV) as we all wake up to a bi-polar world, Ooops Mr Kerry.

Soon, the USA will find herself gang banged (SDV) as the ever observant China now has the green light to assert itself in the South China Sea. Japan will whine, the USA will bark, and we will all wake up to a multi-polar world. Ooops Mr Kerry.

Ever observant tyrants will adapt to the latest world order and the West will sorely regret having ever poked that bear…

Thank you Mr. Kerry and Ms. Ashton for being such… well, use your own SDV.