Showing posts from October, 2010

Home is where the lens is...

Finally after lots of research, I bought a digital SLR. It's a Nikon D5000 with a fixed 50mm lens. I am still playing round with the settings. Even the mundane object can be shown in a new light. The first shot is shown here, it's part of the feng shui windchime. Click on the photo to enlarge. Now begins the hard part of learning photography. Surprise, surprise, there is lot of practice to be done! However, this is a hobby which nicely complements things like traveling. And if you are looking for a decent camera, there is lots to choose from Nikon and Canon. With digital SLR's being within budget and everyone having a computer, it's really easy to practice. A few things to keep in mind. 1. Buy a basic or medium camera like Nikon D3000, D5000 series. 2. Choose a really good lens. The Nikon 50mm 1.8D is excellent plus it's cheap too. 3. Go for at least a 1 or 2 day photography class. It makes a huge difference. Soon you will be able to make "wall

Tech - Giving up my apple

I have finally decided to sell my apple laptop. Yes, the usurper "Ubuntu" had a hand in it. Here are the details if someone wants to buy a lovingly cared for laptop - . Update (16-Feb-2011) - Finally, managed to sell the apple laptop!