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Mayur Polepalli, Rashmi Polepalli, Rose Pandey,

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Welcome All

What was otherwise a lazy afternoon

Casual experiments from vinaydeep on Vimeo

A love song with a difference

a casual experiment working with video . shot in Finland, March 2010

Spain Happened

The videos are in High Definition format, so make sure you use the “HD” link on the bottom right corer of the video.

Full screen them and pump up the volume. :)



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part 1 and part 2

a different perspective at HD DVD vs Blu-Ray

Reviewers on the internet and myself have already done quite some comparo on the video format wars, and though we already have a clear winner (read Blu Ray), i stumbled upon this nice piece of footage (thanks to some late night browsing) which definitely was interesting.

With some expert commets from Jenna Jameson, “Its like ure actually sitting there and watching the action, its so sharp, so perfect” and other interesting comments like “Video that leaves even less to the imagination”. This is a must see.

Photography and Open Source

Thanks to a popular photo sharing platform flickr, and the
Creative Commons license, my photography, finds its way here and
and a few other places.

Creative Commons provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. You can use CC to change your copyright terms from “All Rights Reserved” to “Some Rights Reserved.”
This could well be called the GPL equivalent for creative thoughts and material. .

Open Source is here to stay.

Photography or Photoshopy !!!

Tushal had come down from Baroda, a meet was absolutely necessary. So we decided to meet/ride over some parathas.
Where?: default for our meets: Fauzi dhaba, ~50 kms from city on Nagpur highway.
When?: 7 pm

What?: Sweet milky chaai and mouth watering aloo parathas with dahi.

So apart from the usual talk we also happened to detail a lot about cameras, lenses and photography. Well I always wanted to own a Nikon F70 35 mm SLR with an ED lens or a Minolta Dynax 7D, but right now, it’s a thing of a future, considering my bank balance which dips exponentially towards the month end and rises on the last working day of the month ;)

But I have my share of 1’s and 0’s camera on my phone, N6230. So I decided to see what the VGA camera (<1 MPx) was capable of. First expression, bad light, but a fairly good snap. EOD, crashed into bed.

Next morning, no work, all friends outa town for Diwali and Eid… Oh yeah, wish you a happy, safe and prosperous Diwali and Eid Mubarak :) …As I booted my comp, bulbs flashed, tubelights lit bright $) So transferred the snap to the comp and clicked my way to Photoshop. Did some fiddling around, pretty good outputs.

Towards the end of the day I realized that more than the camera and the lenses, it’s the 1s and 0s that give us the power, that edge over chemicals and film. After all this, the F70 with the other gibberish has lost its importance, so now it’s a 5 MPx with a good optical zoom, somewhere around 10-12X, >1Gb memory, image stabilization and rechargeable batteries is all I need. Still sounds a bit on the higher end ;)

Photos speak louder than words, though they consume thousand times more memory and so leaving you with a few outcomes from todays experiment.
Smile and keep clicking.

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