Sunday, June 13, 2010

Confessions of a lensoholic


My name is not meena kumari
My ooru is not Kanya Kumari...




I knew something was amiss with this pic of Gandhi thaatha!!!
I stared at it long and hard after uploading it in the system,
Can you guess what?


No crowshit on Gandhi's bald head and shoulders.
god bless the monsoon rains in chennai! Amen!

Its been over a month since I got this dream gadget of mine-A SLR Cam!!! But when all forces of nature are against you from using it...what can a mere mortal like me do...Like the first weekend after I get the cam, I lose the lens cap within 12hrs from the time of purchase,.only to be blasted like a school kid from the dealer I got the camera from.He literally begged not to take the camera outdoors without the lens cap...grrrr....and so went 2 weekends, hunting for that cap thing that is never in stock in any store in the city...Enough was enough, i got a UV filter (60/-) and fitted on top on the lens. Now the UV filter acts as a lens cap..who cares what happens to the filter..Its Just 60/- bucks....So, 2 weekends gone in all this hungama!!!

Come 3rd weekend..My friends and me were taking a group of 100 odd special kids to a theme park in the city.It was a great photo opportunity especially with the kids and all...I was all set with the camera and gears left home at 7am to draw some money from the ATM. Baamm..my index finger gets stuck against the ATM door hinge and before I knew, there was a lot of blood and I fainted seeing my nail split into two.Of all the appendages of the human body, I had to hurt that one index finger on my right hand that is used for clicking that small button on the camera.
Thats when I knew, there are some forces working against me and my machine!!!

12 comments:

gils said...

veli naatu sadhi uncanny...unga boto pudikara theramaya paathu kannu kaathu mooku ellam vachitaanga...cameraku elumicha pazham katti udunga

RamMmm said...

Gils seriyyaa sollittaar. :)

andha capukku thaan oru tag kuduthiruppaangalay? appdiyum tholaichchuteengalaey? [yaedho unga nalla naeram, dealer ungalla thittinadhoda uttaar, thiruppi cameravai pidungaama.]

UV filter ubayaththula thaatha photo's backdrop looks more bluer, illayaa? Or is it Photoshop ubayam?

On the first pic, SLR shows its caliber. Good one. :)

TheUncanny said...

@ gils

veli naatu sadhii..yes gils!! tats wat it is!!! ;)

TheUncanny said...

@ Ram

the tag was missing for the cap,didnt come with one.tat was the problem!!

//UV filter ubayaththula thaatha photo's backdrop looks more bluer, illayaa? Or is it Photoshop ubayam?//

I did do a little to much with the retouching.I purposely set the blue component more.That is why is all blue hues! Yet to retouch my SLR clicks with photoshop though!!!

Carpe Diem said...

hope u feeling better..athu ena veli naatu sathi..sila nalla ulangal ellam inga irukom illa .

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R-ambam said...

athu naa illanga... nejamma :D

SLR lens vechu cannon video stream camera vanthurukke $ 1200 kku ...
athai vaangikonga... kannu poattavanga vayiru ... hee heee.. hee ...
drishti kazhinjidumnu solla vanthein :D

how could u think of that song for the first snap... had to break my head all these days Grrr..!
finally, cracked it .jolly aa FM kaekreenga.. athaan paatu ellaam parakuthu :)

TheUncanny said...

@ Carpe diem

//sila nalla ulangal ellam inga irukom illa .//

paara...nambale appo appo sollika vendiyathu thaan!!! :P

TheUncanny said...

@ R-ambam

//SLR lens vechu cannon video stream camera vanthurukke $ 1200 kku//

antha 1200$ matter onnu vangi appidyae yen addressku courier panni vindunga..hehe

//finally, cracked it .jolly aa FM kaekreenga.. athaan paatu ellaam parakuthu :)//

Kudos to u!!! ;)
yes..not a day dawns without listening to FM... ;)

chennaigirl said...

Beautiful photographs. Gandhi thatha is looking very bright esp with that blue backdrop.
Taking 100 special children to a theme park - wow super neenga.

Carpe Diem said...

//paara...nambale appo appo sollika vendiyathu thaan!!! :P


adipavi.. nee chat la va iruku unaku :P

Kirukalgal said...

Hi! Came to your post thru R-ambam.

Nice introduction song!

Nice pics!!

//I had to hurt that one index finger on my right hand that is used for clicking that small button on the camera.//

Kavalai padaatheenga neengalum "Eklaevan" maathiri saritharathula periya idam pidichuduveenga ;)

Nice post!