Thursday, December 22, 2005

Another exploit from my last quarter. Great when had with paratha... not good with normal pita bread. I didn't give it enough time on the pressure cooker, so the water was retained wihch diluted the flavor. But, then again, I liked the diluted taste this time. Note to self: learn to apply the garnish in a more liberal manner.

The summer time in Evanston is quite amazing - and I can't wait until it comes back again. I visited this location prior to myself going back home; the location is surreal. When I visited the same location, winter had ravaged the site - the tree was no longer and the water was frozen. Sad. I have patience, it will return.

I decided I had enough with WindowsXP. I've never been accustomed to Windows to begin with - I've been using Linux for the past eleven something years and recently I had to use Windows because my laptop had it and I lacked the time to install and compile all new stuff on the system. To make a long story short; hardware conflicts and problems with the hardrive controller crashed the entire laptop. Now I have to spend the better half of tomorrow fixing the laptop. Ouch! Oh well, I backed up everything - so far so good.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Regret of the year: Missing the Minnesota Autumn. This picture is from 2004. :-(

Sunday, December 18, 2005

What's wrong with this image?


Saturday, December 17, 2005

Among my greater exploits of last quarter - paratha with Endai... VERY tasty!

This is quite possibly one of my favorite images of all time. It's morbid, while it also has a sense of life in it. Quite a juxtaposition, wouldn't you say? I don't know what to name it - oh well, I'll put it into a gallery as "untitled." Hope you like it.

Friday, December 16, 2005

From the same trip. This is the upper falls - you can see them in the last image before the bridge. I can't figure out how to color correct this image... so I'll post as it is.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

And now I remember the beauty that is Minnesota in the summertime. This picture seems like a painting... surreal.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Granted, this picture is out of place. I was looking through the archive today - so many pictures I disregarded which seem to look good now.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Southern Minnesota used to be an extension to the vast prairie lands of Illinois and thereof. The prairie is being cleared for housing developments and to small parks which are dedicated to the 'memory' and not the 'preservation.' This image shows yet another casuality. The dark clouds are ominous. So much to say.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Believe it or not, this picture was taken in the dead of night during a Minnesotan Winter. Well, the wait was well worth it. One thing that I tried to minimize was the sensor's exposure to the moon; as you can see, I wasn't that successful. But the effect at the top of the moon pearing out is, well, good. That's no photoshop lens flare, it's a real lens flare. Hope you guys like it.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Wasn't aware that I was hiding snapping shots. I learned that these squirrels make loud noises.

I've posted this image before, but it was in a highly saturated color scheme. All the while, I didn't realize that the image looks much more beautiful when the colors are neglected.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Only seve more months until I get to see this...

Jack frost has returned.

Ironic, this picture was taken on a college campus. A fork in the road.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Weeks ago it was like this - now it's all barren.

Signs, signs... too bad not many heed these warnings.

Monday, December 05, 2005

My mansion, prior to the onslaught of a bleeding winter.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Tunnel vision - a condition suffered by many couples.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Finals week, in a nutshell.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Trying to transfer my photographic skills into cooking. This is what I created earlier this month - channai. If you want a sample, send a self-addressed stamped envelope and I'm sure I can save a couple morsels for you.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Just a warning given to visitors of the lakefill. Question is, who follows it?

Friday, November 25, 2005

Yes, silence. What can I say, my studies got the best of me. I feel myself drifting once again into this endless pit; in another few weeks I shall come back. Maybe then, I can learn.

Friday, October 07, 2005

It just doesn't die.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

This bird reminds me of the gate keeper.

Just a reminder of what is to come.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Marigolds, I've never liked these flowers. I just found the black background to be a great contrast.

Looks like a flood of clouds coming this way. Scary!

Friday, September 30, 2005

Dieing to be noticed.

This gothic church is beautiful!

Monday, September 26, 2005

Suicide is not the way. He had lived his life to the fullest, basking in the sun and bathing in the waves. He had a good life. But when his colors changed and death was upon him; the change proved to be fatal. Here is the last pictures of our brave comrad Amenathos Eleotherios Kurippinka... he jumped to his death moments later. He will live the rest of his days near his rightful creator. He will be missed.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

I like the focus of this image... it's also just a wild flower.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Can you believe it? This is "just" a weed which started to grow in the flower garden. For a weed, it sure is beautiful!

Beautiful storm clouds making this warm summer exciting!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

This tree reminds me of the ones I find at cemetaries. Too bad that I realize now that I should have tried to make this shot much much much more wider. oh well, it's a learning process.

Right outside my quarters, there's a tree which seems quite ancient. At the bottom of the tree, I found this beautiful formation - it's some type of mushroom slowly degrading the tree. it's beautiful - except that obvious trace of human intervention (the metal staple).

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Another guessing game, what is this? I can't figure it out.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Really, just dangled twigs and such. I like the lighting effect that the water provides. I wish I had the talent to take pictures of water like this - so far I'm just guessing.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Anyone want to take a guess at what this city might be?

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

It's a wildflower I saw on the side of the northern lakeshore. I couldn't help but take a picture of it. It doesn't look like much in real life, but somehow in pictures the colors look much better. I think it's blue being juxtaposed with the green.

Monday, September 12, 2005

This image captures the essense of gothic cathedrals. I feel, also, that it captures the mindset of the people during that time period with specific representation coming from the monochrome nature of the photograph. What do you think?

Sunday, September 11, 2005

What is this? This grows on my neighbor's tree. It's beautiful when seen with rain on it, ugly when it's dry. I first thought, 'it's a cherry.' Can it be a cherry?

Friday, September 09, 2005

That's all I found today! Yummy! Note the strangely shaped tomoato - I call it Bono.

Nothing artistic, just a mutant cucumber! I never say this until I noticed it was more than a foot long! AHH!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

A harbinger of the fall ahead. I'm not that excited this year.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Here's the picture that took a really steady hand - and a smooth drive. Just gives you the feeling of going into the future - then again, the picture was taken in a small micropolis.

It's strictly not an artistic photo. It just shows what comes out of watering plants the entire summer. Plus, there's much more to come now that more of these are maturing!