(moved from other blog) Yesterday 'Red Hot' play was showcased during Bharat Rang Mahotsav. It was showcased at Kamani Auditorium, Delhi, India. A marvelous play by Saurabh Shukla, which shows three rendezvous with three different ladies having completely different characteristics. Whole team of the this play including Director, Actors, Music experts and light experts did a great job in smooth execution of the play with best possible presentation of the idea of the play. Many folks in Delhi were not able to see this play due to extra demand and less space in Kamani. Which is good sign that theatre is being appreciated very well now and looking at the needs, thetre institutions need to work with appropriate authorities for building right infrastructure.
These days I am in San Francisco and one of the college friend took me to the famous Napa Valley in California. Napa Valley is popular for it's wineries and wine tasting tours. I was very excited about the trip. When we entered into the Napa Valley, I was bit disappointed by the landscapes. Probably I had very high expectations or I was there in wrong season.
This time, there were no grapes in the farms. We visited Castello di Amorosa Wineyard. I will writing a different post about this wineyard. Views from this wineyard were nice, as it is located on a hill but aging of the wines was not seriously considered when it comes to wine tasting. Overall it was a good experience which didn't meet my expectations :). I will be writing a detailed post on this visit and will definitely visit Napa Valley again in main season.
This photograph was shot at Barot Town of Himachal Pradesh, which is located in Mandi District. This place is near to Jogindernagar Town, which has historical importance. Barot is very peaceful place with rich natural sources of Himalayas. This place is also popular for it's trout fish and Hydral project.
Barot is not a popular tourist destination, but it's probably more beautiful that other known hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. The place is smaller, with no hotels and commercial activities. There are few home-stays and only restaurant to have food. Village is located on river bank and that makes it very special. You may want to know more about the place here.
This is again a photograph from Mcleodganj but shot outside the famous temple of His Holiness Dalai Lama. This Photograph shows Singing/Meditation Bowls of different sizes in Mcledoganj Market. These are one of the famous shopping item around Mcledoganj streets and Bhagsu Waterfalls. I have been to Mcledoganj many times but during last visit I got to know about these wonderful pieces of metal which create nice sounds with vibration on rubbing a wooden stick against it's top edge. I have got one and with practice, I am able to get wonderful sounds of of it.
(moved from other blog) Recently I was playing with latest version of Adobe Photoshop Ligthroom and thought of better utilizing ProcessVersion 2012 in 4th version. HDR Effect can be achieved from single photograph with various other Softwares but ease that Lightroom provides in unmatchable. Now onwards, I have decided to include HDR processing in our regular Lightroom Workshops for Expert Photographers. These days many folks want to try HDR and Lightroom 4.0 provides one of the brilliant workflow with wonderful results. Don't go by results you see in this photograph, as this has been processed in hardly 2 minutes. Wonders can be done with appropriate knowledge of Process-Version2012 Controls in Ligthtroom 4.0.
Above Photograph shows HDR look of Taj-Mahal with it's reflection in Water @ Agra, Utter Pradesh, India
I know this is photograph is not in focus, but still I love it. Probably I am emotionally attached to it or I like the way these dew drops sparkle in the morning. This photograph was shot 2 years back and today after seeing dew in the park, I though of sharing this photograph. Winter season is best to see lovely dew on flowers and leaves in the morning. At some places, it freezes and can be seen as white layer on top of plants. Although dew droplets are best to enjoy the beauty of flora and faun around us.