Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mobile Phones


PhonesWhile taking this shot, I remembered not so distant past where one had to wait a couple of years (yes, you read it right, years) to get a regular telephone connection.

Interestingly, yesterday I read the following paragraphs from the book Profiles of the Future written by Arthur C. Clarke in 1962 .

"The most obvious is the personal transceiver, so small and compact that every man carries one with no more inconvenience than a wristwatch. This, of course, is an old dream. and anyone who doubts that it can be realized is simply unaware of current achievements in electronics. Radio receivers have now been built which make the most compact transistor portable look like the 1925 cabinet models. The smallest so far revealed by the micro-miniaturisation experts is about the size of a lump of sugar.

Without going into technical details (of interest largely to those who can already think of the answers) the time will come when we will be able to call a person anywhere on Earth, merely by dialing a number. He will be located automatically, whether he is in mid ocean, in the heart of a great city, or crossing the Sahara. This device aline may change the patterns of society and commerce as greatly as the telephone, its primitive ancestor, has already done."

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Jupiter

JupiterA combination shot of Jupiter taken on September 21, 2010. Jupiter was closest to the Earth during September 20 - 21. As per this NASA article, next close encounter will be in 2022. The streak immediately left to Jupiter is made by Uranus.

This composite image was created from 10 photos taken using a Canon EOS1000D with 55-250 mm lens. The shutter speed was set to 30 seconds and 10 shots were taken successively. The photos were combined using GIMP.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Scaly-Breasted Munia

Scaly-Breasted MuniaAs usual, the bird was identified for me by my friend Darshan.
Note : Heavily cropped image, shot using a Canon EOS1000D with a 55-250 mm lens.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Baya Weaver Birds


A male Baya Wever bird

Female Baya Weaver bird

Thanks to my friend Darshan for identifying the birds.
Edits - Shot using a Canon EOS1000D with a 55-250 mm lens, the images are heavily cropped.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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