Dalhousie Public School - One of the most beautiful boarding schools in India

I have been to Dalhousie many times and during last visit, I and Vibha planned to walk around Dalhousie Public School. This beautiful School is located on a huge hill on the road which connected Dalhousie with Khajjiar. This PHOTO JOURNEY shares some photographs of Dalhousie Public School in Himachal Pradesh. Above photograph gives a quick glimpse of the campus, but it's not the whole thing. Dalhousie Public School is spread over two hills around the town. This is one of the most popular boarding schools in Himachal Pradesh.Lot of kids from various parts of the country and abroad come here for studies. It definitely a great place to study and have fun around snow covered hills. It's quite peaceful place and weather is just awesome. When cities like Delhi are hot with 40-45 degrees, these kids wear their jackets in Dalhouise. Instead of Summer vacations, the school is closed for 2 months during winters. Dalhousie Public School has recently started 11th and 12th classes as well. Earlier it was a high school. This was unbelievable. A MIG is installed in the campus of Dalhousie Public School. I don't know much about why and how, but it really sounds interesting :). We were staying in the house you see in above photograph and we wanted to come to this place to ensure that it's real and not a model. Walking up till the student hotels, we realized that even 5 year old kids are also staying here without their parents. This was hard to imagine for us, but it seems that they enjoy being here with their friends and caring staff. Above photograph shows the main campus of the school with all offices and class-rooms. This is first building you see when coming from Dalhousie Town towards Khajjiar. There is approximately 1 km stretch of Dalhousie-Khajjiar road, which is beautifully maintained by Dalhousie Public School. Due to snowfall all the flowering plants had died but staff was actively working to make these pot happy with new plants. Principal's residence @ Dalhousie Public School. Like the whole campus of the school, residences of teachers and principal was quite nice. Here is a view of Ravi river from Teacher's residences. Ravi  river looks stunning on a sunny day. The day we visited Dalhouise, it was rainy and cloudy.

I have been to Dalhousie many times and during last visit, I and Vibha planned to walk around Dalhousie Public School. This beautiful School is located on a huge hill on the road which connected Dalhousie with Khajjiar. This PHOTO JOURNEY shares some photographs of Dalhousie Public School in Himachal Pradesh. 

A day well spent with fellow bloggers, Saif Ali Khan, Daboo Ratnani & Aditi Singh Sharma @ Kingdom of Dreams

We had a blogger invite for today and we were not going for it earlier. Then last evening we got a call from a friend that he is coming and we had to pick him from railway station. Both these incidents made me to take a full day off, which was worth. We thoroughly enjoyed the day with blogger friends, Saif Ali Khan, Daboo Ratnani and Aditi Singh Sharma at Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon. This Photo Journey shares some moments from this brilliant day.We were late for the event and it was in progress as we entered into Kingdom of Dreams. Aditi Singh Sharma was performing on stage and she sang some beautiful songs for bloggers & media present in the auditorium.  Soon after she was done with the performances and it was time for some boring stuff :), which you would know in my next blog-post. Believe me, it would sound interesting in my blog-post, so do check out.Daboo Ratnani was also there and I had very high expectations from his presence, but it was very boring discussion. Meeting him was one of the main reasons for taking an off today from my office. I was little disappointed.He talked about photography with phone cameras but some of the stuff seemed too good to believe. So hope to try out some of the gadgets & technologies he shared and see if all the claims make sense or not. I never prefer to make an opinion and share on this blog on the basis of some discussion or announcements, even if these statements are made by acclaimed celebrities.Saif Ali Khan had dashing entry on the stage.  I found him self-conscious about himself on the stage and continuously kept looking at surrounding screens to ensure that he is looking fine. Taking out his hands from pocket, ensuring that his jacket is not moving in wrong direction, hairs look fine etc. Keep a watch on the blog for a specific blog-post about the same soon. But you know, he was 'WOW' :) (please recall the way he says 'wow').Just to tell you that event was a launch of a phone and there were great things were to talk about this new phone. How much of that is reality, we will try and share with you. So be tuned about the next post and another hands-on review. And mostly it will be focused about the camera.After all the performances and meetings were over, it was time to catch up with fellow bloggers and have lunch at Culture gully.After having lunch, we explored the book launge inside Kingdom of Dreams and some of the other interesting shops and alleys.Photo clicking sessions were also happening all around. It was great to catch-up with Priyanka, Akanksha, Alka, Arpit and Prashant after a long time. Arpit who is into Wedding Photography is again planning to move into IT profession, which sounded disappointing to me. He does brilliant work and in my opinion, he should continue with his passion. Hope things work in best way for him. Best wishes Arpit !Kingdom of Dreams campus is very beautiful and you feel like clicking lot of photographs. Some of the areas were closed today, we could't explore most of it.Happy bloggers having fun at Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon.If you are still wondering about the event and what was the main reason behind this blogger meet, then stay tuned for the next blog post.

We had a blogger invite for today and we were not going for it earlier. Then last evening we got a call from a friend that he is coming and we had to pick him from railway station. Both these incidents made me to take a full day off, which was worth. We thoroughly enjoyed the day with blogger friends, Saif Ali Khan, Daboo Ratnani and Aditi Singh Sharma at Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon. This Photo Journey shares some moments from this brilliant day.

How to create HDR in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6?



If you have heard about the new features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6.0 and wondering how do you create an HDR image, then this step by step tutorial would help you to understand the workflow of creating HDR image out of 3 or more photographs.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 offers HDR, Panoramas, Face detection and good performance




Today Adobe launched the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, which sounds pretty exciting. On the very first day, we had some interesting discussions on ‘Indian Lightroomers’ group on Facebook. Here I thought of sharing some basic details about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6. 

First thing first – how can you get this latest version?
  1. If you are subscribed to CC (Creative Cloud), you will see an update for Lightroom cc. So install from CC panel and use these exciting features.
  2. #1 is applicable for folks who have CCPp (Create Cloud Photography Plan)
  3. If you are not subscribed to any of above, this is right time to rethink about your decision. I think decision is pretty simple if you use Photoshop as well as Lightroom. CCPp costs you $9.99 (499 Rs) per month which is best deal in my opinion. If you are also interested in other Adobe products like Premiere, Indesign or Illustrator then CC is the best for you. 
  4. If you are sure that you would never need Photoshop, then you also have an option to upgrade from earlier version to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6.0 and upgrade cost is $79 instead of full cost of $149. Please note that you need to have genuine software for upgrade process.
  5. If you are not a Lightroom user and just starting, you can have LR6 at $149. 

So, as Creative-Cloud user, I updated to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and excited to try out new things in this update. Especially HDR. I have been fan of Photomatix HDR processing and there was a phase when I used to create HDR images a lot. There was brilliant integration of Photomatix with Lightroom. But now I need not to be dependent on another software for HDR processing...

Bay of Aquarium – a nice, small and overpriced place in San Francisco


When you are visiting San Francisco and search for things to explore, Bay of Aquaraium is one of the most popular & recommended place by many of the websites. But please keep your expectations right, otherwise you can feel disappointed by the experience there.