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The Goan Ferry Boat, boat, daily life, Divar Island, Ferry, ferry boat, Goa, others, Ribandar, river, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

The Goan Ferry Boat

Photograher: Anurag Jain

The Goan Ferry

20 Oct 2011 | 2 comments » Add a comment


One of the finer things about life is to take a moment out to enjoy it, and although Goa has its set of beaches, disco techs etc, the simpler things can add to your good moments, like.. a humble ferry ride.

 

Goa has been using ferries to transport people and

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Zaver Shroff Portrait, camera settings for portraits, equipment for portrait, fashion, glamour, How to click a Portrait, Image processing for portrait, light settings for portrait, lightroom changes for portrait, model photography, People, photography techniques, Portrait, Zaver Shroff, Photographer Anurag Jain

Zaver Shroff Portrait

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Click a Portrait

15 Oct 2011 | 4 comments » Add a comment


A portrait! What could be more simple and more complex, more obvious and more profound.
Charles Baudelaire

 

Equipment

1. A DSLR Camera (like Canon 550D camera)

2. 50 mm lens (1.8f 50 mm lens), Why this lens? cause this ensures you get a good depth of field. In simple terms this means that some parts of the image will be sharp and some blurred. so eg for a portrait the eyes will be the sharpest, and as you move away the ears will be slightly blurred, and the background will be a lot more blurred. Why is this

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Steve Jobs, a tribute steve jobs, Abstract, Abstract photography, candle light, Dim light photography, iPad, Steve Jobs, Steve jobs snap with candles, the person Steve Jobs was, wallpaper, Who is Steve Jobs, Photographer Anurag Jain

Steve Jobs

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The monk who sold us iPads

10 Oct 2011 | 12 comments » Add a comment


The monk: Who came to India driven by a need to explore his spiritual self and met Neem Karoli Baba. He adopted Buddhism and even shaved his head and wore monk clothes even when he came back. Buddhist monk Kobun Chino Otogawa presided over his marriage in 1991.

 

The drug addict: His experiments with

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The woods are lovely dark and deep, empty road, Forest, Goa, Nature, road, road in forest, road in woods, Top 10, Trees, wallpaper, woods, Photographer Anurag Jain

The woods are lovely dark and deep

Photograher: Anurag Jain

And miles to go before I sleep

09 Oct 2011 | 7 comments » Add a comment


Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, had, towards his later years, kept a book close to him. It was even there at his bedside table as he lay dying. The book was of Robert Frost, and on on one page featuring the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

 

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

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Man lighting a candle

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Tranquillity of Man

08 Oct 2011 | 2 comments » Add a comment


Many years ago I had gone to Mumbai along with a friend. We were there for a 2 day visit. On our path of exploration of the city was Haji Ali mosque. The day we decided to head forward was an auspicious Muslim day, I don’t remember the occasion though. As we started at one end of the road which leads to the mosque, we saw a huge container of sharbat (sweet drink made of flower petals). They were being handed out to everyone. Beggars lined up on the right of the narrow road we

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Shell and beach

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Shells and beach

21 Aug 2011 | 10 comments » Add a comment


This was when I spent the entire evening on the 1st floor of Curlies shack at Anjuna, Goa. Good food and drinks, and alternative arrangements of mattress and long table laid down on the floor so that you can sit cross legged or lie down. The view

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Tree of knowledge of good and evil

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Tree of knowledge of good and evil

21 Aug 2011 | no comments » Add a comment


Adam and Eve are happy but they do have their moments…

Eve: Adam darling, do you love me …

Adam busy fishing, “eh? yeah..”

Eve: Look at me.

Adam trying to ignore

Eve: You don’t love me anymore?

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Dim light photography using canon 50mm - Anuja Chauhan

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The 50mm magic

16 Aug 2011 | 3 comments » Add a comment


If you have bought yourself a canon SLR camera sporting the default 18-55mm lens, and are now wondering which should be the next lens you pick up, I seriously suggest the cheap 50mm f/1.8 lens from canon. The reasons are simple

 

1. Sharpness
The Canon 50mm f/1.8 is one of the sharpest lens Canon has to offer, some say even sharper than the expensive 24-70mm lens (which is known for sharpness). However I have noticed that at f/2.8 and

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Road at Parra Goa, Abstract, Abstract photography, coconut trees, Goa, Goa in monsoon, Goa in the rains, narrow road, Nature, palm trees, Parra, road, road in goa, Valerian Fernandes, Photographer Anurag Jain

Road at Parra Goa

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The road at Parra

02 Aug 2011 | no comments » Add a comment


Valerian almost seems to be saying “Praise the Lord.. for Goa is beautiful!”.. Yeah indeed Goa is spectacular, because even the simple small narrow roads like at Parra give you the sense of being alive and one cannot help but pause for few mins to

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Vagator beach Goa 180 panorama

Photograher: Anurag Jain