Friday, December 13, 2013

Atheist Angel


Atheist Angel, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.



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Monday, December 09, 2013

No Parking


Parking, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.


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Bloom - HDR with a Phone Camera

Bloom Bloom - Baner-Aundh

This is an HDR. Clicked with the phone camera of Nokia Lumia 925. The Nokia camera software allows us to take bracketed exposures. I have been meaning to exploit this feature to do some HDR's since I got the phone. The problem is that even if there is a slight movement while clicking the various exposures, the resulting HDR become blurry and messy. There is a in phone HDR software available, but the results are strictly ok as it also suffers from the motion issue and the alignment of the individual exposures. A tripod is strictly required. So I got a Joby Griptight Phone Mount which attaches to any standard tripod. I had a small tripod available. I was ready to experiment.

So from my office terrace I shot a few of the above scene and got decent bracketed exposures.  Then, using Luminance HDR on my Mac, I got the above result. I am still new to this HDR game, so the result is not too impressive.

But the bloom on that tree definitely is. 

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Sahyadri mountains


Sahyadri mountains, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.



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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday Flower

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Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
~Benjamin Franklin


Friday, November 15, 2013

Auto


Auto, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

From Kalyan

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Urban clearing


Urban clearing, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.



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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pradeep Chavan


Pradeep Chavan, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.


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Ennuied Curiosity


Ennuied Curiosity, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.



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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Lines


Lines, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.



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Monday, November 11, 2013

Stripes


Stripes, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.



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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday Flower

flower

Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life.
~Michael LeBoeuf

Friday, November 01, 2013

Lights


Lights, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

I do not enlighten those who are not eager to learn, nor arouse those who are not anxious to give an explanation themselves. If I have presented one corner of the square and they cannot come back to me with the other three, I should not go over the points again.
~Confucius


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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mr Sawant


Mr Sawant, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

Busy with some serious gaming.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Flower

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Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
~Edgar Allan Poe


Thursday, October 24, 2013

House


House, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

Practice from Vilas Kulkarni's book.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Sunday Flower

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Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. 

~Mark Twain



Stream


Stream, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

Some improvements. But some glaring issues. Like my father pointed out, I clean forgot the atmospheric perspective.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Tree and tank


Tree and tank, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.



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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Be Still


Be Still, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

To dream, we must be still.
To live, we must dream.


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Monday, October 14, 2013

House


House, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

More practice. Small size.

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Fisher folks and a boat


Fisher folks and a boat, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

First in large size. Lots of mistakes. Learning.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Flower


Sunday Flower, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
~ Oscar Wilde


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Sunday, October 06, 2013

Sunday Flower

Rose

“The earth is enjoyed by heroes”
— this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero.
Always say, “I have no fear.”


~ Swami Vivekananda

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Sasurwadi


Sasurwadi, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.
It is strange to pass through my city as a stranger. And I did literally pass through a tiny corner - Mulund check naka - on my way to my in laws in Kalyan. After a break, the first impression of this great city is dirt, stench, smoke, heat, sweat and a mind numbing shitload of people. And I am just coming over from a stone's throw away Pune.

I travelled in a local train after a while. I sat there on the proverbial fourth seat and watched the ebb of humanity around me. It was a curious experience. I felt like a researcher on an observation trip among some native population. In front of me was a Aagri couple from the rural community at Diwa. The guy wearing glasses with golden frames through which he meticulously scanned an entire newspaper. This left hand thumb nail was at least an inch long. His wife was wearing a large amount of gilt or gold - I could not tell - jewellery. Her green net saree had gold, silver, purple and yellow flowers on it. She was past forty but carried herself well.

Then on the backside was a young chap from some village from up north. He looked like a young Bacchan wannabe right out of some 70's movie. His super tight full shirt with two front pockets with triangular flaps and tight white trousers with shiny vertical stripes made his lean figure look leaner. The wore a band in his right ear and carried a focused mean look.

...

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Spirituality


Spirituality, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

“The mainspring of every race lies in its spirituality, and the death of that race begins the day that spirituality wanes and materialism gains ground”

~ Swami Vivekananda.


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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Flower

Weird Rose

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.

~Albert Camus


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Earth


Earth, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

The original frontier.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

transporter


transporter, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.



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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday Flower

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"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."
~Albert Einstein


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday Flower

Rose Rose

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realise it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.

~Sai Baba


Sunday, September 08, 2013

Sunday Flower

Roses

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."
- George Bernard Shaw


Thursday, August 01, 2013

Practice from book


Practice from book, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.



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Monday, July 29, 2013

Practice...


Practice..., originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.



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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sasurji


Sasurji, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.



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Abstract


Abstract, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.


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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Married!


Married!, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

So I finally got married on 18th June 2013. I am lucky to have found such a wonderful partner. Thank you all for your blessings and wishes.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sketch


Sketch, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.
Trying to befriend the watercolours.

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Early attempt


Early attempt, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

I attended a watercolour painting workshop conducted by eminent artist Milind Mulick. It was a great experience to watch the master at his art. I feel overjoyed that I may still, in this life, be able to paint to make myself happy. I feel inspired.

I used to paint as a schoolboy. My father's friends wanted me to pursue fine arts education. But I was a 'science' boy too. Then I gave up painting for reasons, which in hindsight, appear so distant. Life is funny.

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Monday, March 04, 2013

Cloudscape

Cloudscape
Cloudscape, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.


3rd March '13.  Soft/Dry Pastel on common sketching paper. Took about 25 minutes. This is from a photo I had taken several months back from a moving vehicle for this very purpose.

Recently I have been doing (trying, actually) some random sketches. The words have dried up.  I feel sorta bad for the blog to ignore it so. When I look back at the last 3 years there is precious little to recollect and rejoice. But with the help of my random ramblings in the earlier times at least those years are still richer with the memories of the happenings.