Friday, February 27, 2015

Aero Show 2015

Date: 22 Feb 2015

Visitors: Arun, Shilpi, Harsh and Aarush

Fee: 600 per person. Free for less than 5 year kids.
Crossed the security check after standing in a long restless queue.

The show has already begun and we found a place to sit and settle down.

We decided to stay behind and not go very close to the fence as it was too crowded.


Tejas LCA performing some beautiful stunts.
The highlights of the show was the Breitling wingwalkers.

Two women standing on the flying plane and performing stunts.




The plane even went upside down for some time.

This was amazing stunt.
Rafale aircraft.


Next is UK Yakvolevs team.
We just loved it.

Spectacular views.
Risky moves.

US team jumping with parachute.
Delight to watch Globemaster.


Sarang acrobatics team.
Finally the IAF Light Combat Helicopter Rudra.
The visit finally ended with nice photo session.
Carry umbrella, sun glasses and water without fail.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

People at Aero 2015

Date:  22nd Feb 2015

We planned to visit Aero show on sunday 22nd Feb. I thought it was Ind Vs SA and so it will be less crowded. I was clean bowled. Look at the queue for security check.
Took more than an hour to reach the venue from Hebbal.

People were becoming anxious standing in the queue. All hell broke loose after 15 min and everyone started rushing to the gates as the show got started. This delayed the check even more.

There were people everywhere. It was  fascinating to watch people in the crowd. This post shows some of the moments captured here.
Couldn't take the eyes of the sky.

The snacks vendor making some good money. All the prices were doubled.
Some foreigners  with professional camera. Must have enjoyed the show and would have caught some breathtaking pictures.
Selfie craze. Gonna be there for some more time.
Kids trying to get a glimpse of the big birds.
Some fancy umbrella. 
A happy Kulfi vendor waiting to open the next lot.
This would have cheered the baby more than those fighters.
Inside the food court. 
The cars and bikes parked in a dried up lake outside the airforce station yelahanka.

There were hundreds of people sitting on the trees and half constructed buildings. They too were getting a decent view of the show. Only thing they miss is the take off and landing.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Photography: Hotel De Glace, Quebec


A room in Ice hotel Quebec. Lifespan of the hotel is 3 months every year.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Photography: The Man-Eaters of Tsavo


Specimen preserved in Chicago Field Museum

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Photography: Sunset seen from South Bengaluru


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Monday, February 16, 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Photography: Sukhoi Su-27 in Bangalore Aero Show

Acrobatics of Sukhoi fighter during 2013 Aero show Bengaluru.

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Photography: Chicago Skyline


Chicago Skyline

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Bengaluru@Night: 3. A common sight


Half filled residential towers in south Bengaluru.

Gear:
Body: Nikon D5200
Lens: 18-140mm
Tripod: Benro T-800EX
Mode: Aperture priority
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/9
White Balance: Tungsten
Flash: Off

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Visit to Kelagur Tea plantation and an unknown waterfall.

Date:  7th Feb 2015

Visitors: Arun, Ashok, Bharani, Sreekanth, Shashi, Sunil, Siddharth, Akshay, Ankit, Abhilash and Naveen.

Fee: 25Rs per person for Tea factory visit.
Kelagur tea factory was the first place we visited in sunksale.

Our original plan was to visit Bandaje Fallsbut Prasanna said there is no water in this falls and no point going there.

He suggested that we visit this tea plantation and we agreed.
The estate and the factory is around 5 Km from Girisiri home stay.

The whole plantation was owned by Mathias family.

They market the tea in the same name as Kelagur tea.
The plantation was very beautiful with greenery on every side.

One can visit here if they have time.


Road through the tea plantation.
We had a photo session for around 15 min :)

This is one among that. Akshay and Sreekanth posing for a nice pic.

Next on the list was visit to a small water fall. Prasanna had confirmed that there is enough water to play and we were all excited.
This is the route to the falls. Sometimes its better to have bad road ;)

First stage of the falls.

The water was clean and very cold.
We got ready with our life jacket to get into the water. We need to climb down to reach the actual falls.
The falls had a decent flow of water and there was enough water below the falls for us to play.


It gets deeper as we get very close to the falls.

With life jacket no need to worry about drowning and just enjoy.



There was no one other than our gang.

We spent more than an hour in the water and it was real fun. 

Soon after the monsoon there would have been many leaches and more flow of water so i guess Jan or Feb is ideal time.
Its me :)

If anyone knew the name of this falls please let me know.

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