The Pirate Ship – Weekend project

When I first met Roopa she had got me a gift from Granite Victoria Brussels. It was a make your own ship kit. I was excited about the whole project. This was the first project together. I had seen a lot of these models when I was at Germany.
The Pirate Ship…

When I first met Roopa she had got me a gift from Brussels. It was a make your own ship kit. I was excited about the whole project. This was the first project together. I had seen a lot of these models when I was at Germany.

The Pirate Ship…

Making of the ship… We first started of finding all the different pieces and putting them together…

It has many small parts… took us quite some time to finish it.

Funny I was wearing the Alcatraz tee shirt that day… so decided to call myself The Pirate of Alcatraz!

We enjoyed building the whole ship. It is best to do these small projects over the weekends. Keeps your mind occupied and a productive outcome 🙂

View all the pics here.

Road trip to Mackinac Island!

Place: Mackinac Island, Michigan

Date: 28th June 2008

Team: Monika, Varun, Roopesh, Shefali and Vikram.

Duration: One day.

Staying in Michigan for over two years I had never visited one of the best part of Michigan – The “Mackinac Island” – Place where no motor vehicles are allowed!

We did a one day trip to this place. Started from Troy and drove all the way for next 4 Hours. For more info please visit : hispersonalbest.com

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Monika had made very nice poori and bhaji which we ate somewhere mid way in a picnic spot.

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After food we reached the place. We have to buy a ferry ticket to get to the Island.

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The boat ride to the Island is very beautiful. It was a perfect day, the sun was out.

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Editing Colours with Photoshop

I have always been a big fan of Adobe Photoshop. More I use the tool more I learn. In digital photography post processing an image is very important. I never used to like post processing because I used to think that post processing is cheating in photography :D. But as time goes by, I see the importance of post processing an image.

Here is an image I clicked during “Sur Taal” event. Cry is known for its yellow, and I found the yellow too dull. So I decided to do some magic using photoshop.

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The main steps I used for this was carefully use the “Magic Wand” tool to select the yellow. This is the most painful process. Sometimes the Magic Wand doesn’t do a good job, at those times we have to use the “Regular Marquee tool” to add/remove the selection.

After we have chosen the yellow, I used the “Curves and edited the curves as required.

Results:

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I’m sure a lot of people will not like the idea of post processing the colors. But my say to it is, with digital cameras making the cost per click almost free, we don’t spend too much time with adjusting the lights. Moreover when we know that we can fix the digital photo later it makes it even better to focus more the the subject than spend a lot of time on lights.

Anyways we know that there is always photoshop to save our day!