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Lalbagh, Bangalore pics

by Harish Mohan on Aug.16, 2010, under Fun Shots

This weekend went out with one of my friend and a fellow photographer for a Photo walk.We started off quite early in the morning and selected lalbagh as our destination.We were expecting some joggers only in the park but when we went there we were greeted by a huge crowd.I guess bangaloreans have become too health conscious & the entire park was kind of crowded with people.

The Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore is of royal origin and was started initially as a private garden in an area of 40 acres by Hyder Ali, one of the most famous rulers of old Mysore in 1760. Initially designed in Mughal style, on the model of an extensive garden at Sira in Tumkur near Bangalore, this garden was further developed by Hyder Ali’s son Tipu Sultan and subsequently by the British and Indian doyens of horticulture by extension of area and addition of a number of plant species.

The park is always a treat to the eyes with lush green surroundings

This park also hosts a large lake which acts as waterbody to a lot of birds.

When we visited there were a few shops which displayed some clay art models .

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Dance Performance of Prince Dance Group of India Got Talent Fame.

by Harish Mohan on Jul.28, 2010, under Fun Shots

Last Saturday my company celebrated its 15th annual day at Lalit Ashok Hotel Bangalore.One of the main attractions of every annual day used to be performances by professional dance groups. & this year it was no different.
Price Dance Group was the winner of India’s got talent show on a leading television channel here.
Prince Dance Group,is a dance group based in Berhampur, Orissa, India led by Krishna Gopal Reddy.The group is unique that the members are from a remote part of India and most of them are from disadvantaged sections of different parts of Ganjam district.

India’s Got Talent follows the global Got Talent format, in which contestants audition in front of three judges and a studio audience. Up until the semifinal and final rounds, the judges decide whether or not a contestant advances in the competition. During the semifinal and final rounds, viewers vote on which contestants will advance. It is the first Got Talent format show in Asia, and India’s first large-scale televised entertainment variety show, intending to showcase India’s best unknown acts and talents. The show travels to different cities across India in search of interesting local talent.

This group was invited for our annual day function & they performed three of their best acts in front of us out of which one was their winning act in the talent show as well.

Seated in the front row i managed to get some of their formations on my camera.

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Candle light pics.

by Harish Mohan on Apr.22, 2010, under Fun Shots

Last day,it was a boring evening and we decided to pick some candles and do a candle light photo shoot.These are some random pics taken in candle light.Hope you guys like these pics.Shooting in candle light can be challenging sometimes because there can be lot of unnecessary shadows and glare in the frame which one should consciously decide to avoid or include in the final result.and it goes without saying that these were shot with a tripod.

The following pic as you can see is obviously not shot in candle light but then it is a tried and proven technique using long exposure.I gave it a shot along with the candle light shoot.The result is here for you to comment.The results i guess is not that bad.but i wish i had a better back ground to try this out.

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Foosball also known as Table Football

by Harish Mohan on Feb.14, 2010, under Fun Shots

Although patents for similar games may exist from as far back as the 1890s, the game of Table Football as we know it today was first invented by Harold Searles Thorton in 1922 and patented in 1923.The concept was conceived after Harold had been to a Spurs football match (he was an avid supporter). He wanted to provide a game that replicated football that could be played at home. The inspiration came from a box of matches; by laying the matches across the box he had formed the basis of his game.
Table football is often played for fun in pubs, bars, workplaces, schools, and clubs with few rules. Table football is also played in official competitions organized by a number of national organizations, with highly evolved rules and regulations. Organized competition can be traced back to the 1940s and 1950s in Europe. But the professional tours and bigtime money events began when the founding father of modern professional table soccer, Lee Peppard of Seattle, Washington, United States announced a “quarter million dollar tour” in 1975.

Very recently our bangalore office received one of these

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