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The first “emergency” rescue of a photograph.

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Long while back when I used to photograph a little less, I had lost over 400 photos to my computer vendor’s ‘assumption’ that I wanted the computer to be formatted, when I had specifically asked for an emergency backup since the hard disk seemed to be failing.

Thankfully most other files and photographs were backed up on CDs. But it was and still is a big loss… 400 photos was a few week’s worth of work and memories.

And just a few minutes ago, I recovered a photo from my camera with PC Inspector – Smart Recovery. I have used their File Recovery software too; both are free and highly useful.

Yesterday I installed Exifer, a good software for tagging photos with EXIF and IPTC tags. I need to be able to tag all my photos on a daily basis, without feeling burnt out after the work! IrfanView lets me do the work… but it’s OK for a photo or two, and I have a few thousand pending. OK, that’s not ‘daily basis’, but till date I have not done that *much*.

There’s KeywordCompiler, but it is complex, and probably beyond my requirements right now. It is free, so I’ll keep toying with it.

Ah, getting back to the point ;-) I was playing with Exifer and messed with an important photo:

Nature's Whiplash

Messed as in managed to corrupt the original hi resolution file and left with no backups!!! Thankfully I had not done
any photogrpahy yesteday, so I quickly downloaded the software and in a matter of less than five minutes, my photo was recovered. Only work that remained was delete the corrupted file, rename the recovered file and most important of all. TAKE A BACKUP!!

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May 30, 2005 at 4:59 am

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Travel: On The Road Again

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This time it’s the big, bad, stinking city I hate going to… Mumbai.

Well, I can’t stand the damp climate. Having shower 3 times a day doesn’t help and the air isn’t clean and light like I’m used to.

But anyway, I’ll be there for 4 days (**shivers**). And that’s not the bad news yet. My phone will be down for those 4 days. It goes into “unreachable” mode when I enter Mumbai. This issue is being handled by the Govt., but right now… it’s *the pain*.

You can STILL contact me over SMS, send it over to 9822758875 but don’t expect a speedy reply unless you mention URGENT ;-) This number is not mine, so just mention “hashu,” in the beginning. Hope that’s fair enough.

Anyway, goodbye Ahmednagar, for a while! I’ll be back soon.

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May 25, 2005 at 9:13 am

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Photography: Nasrapur Group Photos

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So, here’s the link for the photos from Nasrapur’s Sunday School Teacher’s Training programme…

Photos

Please note that the photos are really big (almost 1.4 MB full size) so download the full size only if you need to print large sizes. You may just click on teh very small pictures to open the slightly larger photos and then right click and select ‘Save…’ to save the file.

Have fun.

If you need any assistance, my phone number is: 9850885021

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May 24, 2005 at 8:23 pm

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Travel: Back from Nasrapur!

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I’m back. As usual, photos are available on Flickr. (The Photos link.)

More on the photos will arrive shortly.

But First… some sleep!

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May 21, 2005 at 1:37 am

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Moblog: Nasrapur

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I’m visiting Nasrapur for 2 days. As usual I’m loaded with cameras… This time I will focus on using the SLR. Will write l8r.

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An IDEA can change your life.

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May 18, 2005 at 11:18 pm

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Friends: The Gathering

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Sumukh is in Pune, working hard at his new job. Ashutosh was in Pune on Sunday with his parents. Joy was in Pune on the same day… setting up his new room. I was in Pune on that same exact day – dozing off because of lack of sleep the previous night.

It’s a shame we didn’t meet… afterall, it’s been weeks or months since we four friends have been together. The sole reason – no communication. Blah!

Anyway, Sumukh bought a cellphone on that same Sunday, Joy has had it for a month now and I, for over 6 months. ashutosh will be getting his in a month. Good to know.

Finally, Ashutosh phoned me and Joy today and called us over. ‘Twas a good time sharing current events in our lives. I was and am glad to have good friends.

While coming back, Joy and me rode the bike till S.T. Stand, where we stopped a bit for more talk. When I started for home, I noticed something odd. The rear tyre was flat!

Joy was still around, and joined my poking around to see the cause… and also clicked this photo :)

Finally, we noticed it was almost 10 PM, and all of the puncture repair shops would be closed… so I went to the nearest Petrol Pump, filled the tyres full with air and zoomed home!

Home Sweet Home!

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May 18, 2005 at 3:55 am

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Random Surf: Southpark Characters

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Here’s my Southpark Character:

Create your own character!

And here’s the real me:
Me!
No, you can’t make your own Me!

I’ll be off to Pune tomorrow/today morning.

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May 15, 2005 at 12:43 am

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Moblog: Camera

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I have changed my plans for camera after discussion with a friend on SDF. Whenever I have enough funds, I will buy a Nikon CP 8800.

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An IDEA can change your life.

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May 13, 2005 at 2:05 pm

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Technology: Moblog

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I have mostly ignored the sms to mail app. provided by Idea Cellular. Here’s a test blog. over & out.

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An IDEA can change your life.

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May 11, 2005 at 9:43 pm

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Travel: Nepti Road

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I was wondering about going on a photo-trip outside the city today evening… and I got the idea to call up Ashutosh, my friend. He liked he idea and suggested a place to explore.

It’s a bit off the main roads and I had never been there so it was an easy choice – off we were, on the way to Nepti, a small village near Ahmednagar. We did not go far, hardly 3 kilometers from Ashutosh’s home, which itself is about 4 km from mine. Hmm… not a bad location for the under 10 km range.

These were the beautiful shots I could grab…

Halfway through it...
Sun setting in the background… and this tree standing there – still, motionless, enduring it all. And it’s just halfway through it… a good part of it still remains alive, every day, battling against the raging afternoon sun.

Gazing into the sun
It’s hard to be lucky. Or maybe just hard to spot a beautiful frame :) And found it, the young tree gazes intently into the sun.

Yet another UNIQUE sunset photo.
Every sunset is unique. No two sunsets I have seen were same. This is yet another photograph of a sunset… which is unique in itself!

Grandpa Tree
Rising up from the flat ground and then spreading it’s cool branches on the heads of many-a-children of the earth… this grandfather of a tree lives it’s own legend.

Dolphin in the sky!
Do you see that? Or is it just me? :P

Of course the rule of good photography applies — after 44 shots, I chose only 5 to post ;)

Other than the photos, we talked about our future plans… he is going to Pune. Sumukh is already there and I’ve just come back from there. I think I’ll be going back soon. And another off topic rant, today is really hot – it is 33 degrees Celcius (approx 92 F) inside my room, at 12:44 AM – midnight… guess what it will be tomorrow afternoon!

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May 10, 2005 at 12:53 am

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