These days Bharat Rang Mahotsav is happening at National School of Drama in Delhi. This is a month long festival of Theatre where national and international plays happen in different languages. You hear big names of the industry to act in these plays and lot of bollywood actors with theatre background can be seen roaming around. This year Pankaj Kapoor also acted in one of the plays. This time, I couldn't manage to watch any play but found some time to go there in evening for Theatre Bazar and catch up with friends from NSD.
Recently I got hold of UE Boom, which is a portable bluetooth speaker. I got to know about these through one of the recordings of CES 2015. Today when I unpacked it and started playing songs through my phone, my mom was surprised that how sound is reaching to these speakers without any wire connecting phone to the speaker. Let's check out this post to know more about these high quality 360 degree speaker and what I like/dislike about these.
This weekend the summer queen of India got fresh snowfall and within few hours Shimla got this beautiful white cover all over. Like every year, this time as well Varun has shared these brilliant photographs from Shimla. Do check out this post for more and know more about snowfall in some of the main hill stations of Himachal Pradesh.
(Migrated from other blog) Most of the times when we plan for going to a hill station of Himachal, few obvious names come in our mind: Shimla, Manali, Dharmashala or Dalhausie. So we were planning a trip with our company colleagues and decided about Kullu-Manali. When we started planning, some of us wanted to go to some new place which is not very popular. And a few were interested in Manali and others were enthusiastic about a place where they could enjoy nature with peace. Different people with different opinions. Finally Puneet decided to visit Trilokinath in Lahaul & Spiti. He decided the place by giving a reason that we can cover Kullu-Manali on the way and route to Trilokinath is adventurous with amazing natural beauty.
(Migrated from other 6 years old blog) Many times on different forums, I have read that some of us are not very clear about Stacks and Version-Sets in Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Lets have a brief understanding of these Two:
Stack is a set of Photographs which are similar in some sense and a photographer want to track all those images as a set so that in future s/he can select the best out of these whenever required. In Elements Organizer we can create Stack by selecting some files or by Automatic Statcking mechanism which helps stacking similar Photographs. A Stack looks like :
Note the icon shown on right top corner of photograph. This Icon shows that the set here is Stack. Following operations are available for a Stack in Elements Organizer.
All the files of an Expanded Stack are used in most of the workflows of Elements Organizer but that is not the case with Versio Sets. Only Top file of Version-Set is used at most of the places.
1. Automatically Suggest Photo Stacks
2. Stacks Selected Photos
3. Unstacks Photos
4. Expand Photos in Stack
5. Collapse Photos in Stack
6. Flatten Stacks...
7. Remove Photos from Stack
8. Set as Top Photo
Version-Set is a set of Photographs which are basically different versions of single Photograph. Version set can't be created explicitly by users. A Version-set is created as we edit a photograph in Editor, Organizer , Photoshot or any external editor. Latest version of the files is always kept on the top which is used in most of the workflows in Elements Organizer. We can make any version as Top file of the version-set. Version-Set is represented as:
Note the icon on right-top corner of the photograph. This icon represents Version-set and brush is extra as compared to Stack. Here are some operations available for Version-Sets in Elements Organizer.
1. Expand Items in Version Set
2. Collapse Items in Version Set
3. Flatten Version Set...
4. Convert Version Set to Individual Items
5. Revert to Original...
6. Remove Items(s) from Version Set
7. Set as Top Item
Leave comments in case you have some specific queries about Stacks OR Version-Sets.
(Migrated from other blog) Recently I started using Adobe Photoshop Elements and one of the coolest thing I found on Adobe.com was Puzzle Effect, which is new Guided Edit in Adobe Photoshop Elements. The first thing I did after installation was creation of puzzle effect through guided steps to achieve that. It hardly took 2 minutes to create a cool Puzzle Effect in latest version of Adobe Photoshop Elements. And then I tried it on different photographs by using different settings available. Please check out other results I achieved this pretty cool, quick & easy Guided Edit.
Typical Inauguration Lamp, which is commonly used in most of the events in India - Exhibitions, Festivals & other ceremonies
(Migrated from other blog) Most of the event photographers in India must have clicked similar photographs during different events across different states and regions of India. It's a typical style of ceremonial inauguration of any institutional event, national activities, political events etc.
Some of the chief guests, known personalities and important people come on to the stage and light this lamp. This symbolizes official inauguration of any special event at state or national level. I have a decent collection of such photographs from various events in our country and will sometime share a PHOTO JOURNEY around the same.
Above photograph was shot during inauguration ceremony of 14th Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2012 @ Kamani Auditorium, Delhi, India