stop motion eclipse…

stop motion of that eclipse (see previous post)

eclipse stop motion from marga vp on Vimeo.

Best to watch the film big (click on “enter full screen” bottom right hand corner of vimeo screen) or the sun will look a bit tiny.

(almost) total eclipse of the sun…

Blimey, it’s not like me to be current on this blog but when an eclipse of the sun conveniently appears through your living room window it would seem churlish not to act upon it. Isn’t it weird how elemental it all got, the sudden fading of light and it got so/even colder and is it just me or did everything go a bit quiet?? Anyway not having any fancy filters or glasses or anything, i was glad when the clouds rolled in as it meant i could actually look at this marvelous thing…

IMG_7231…no it’s not the moon, it’s the eclipse of the sun as viewed from the southside of Edinburgh at 10.26am (i think we got an eclipse of round about a max 94%).

temple artist…

P1250178Lake home Hindu temple last year.

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Lake home Hindu temple this year…apparently it took 2 men 1 week to repaint Ganesh, with one doing the outline and another, the colour.

IMG_0074 copy IMG_0074…and this is a real beauty, half way through execution on the road to Gannavaram

more birds of andhra…

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…can’t do justice to the birds of Andhra Pradesh, if you are lucky enough to spend time in the countryside, you will catch glimpses of all manner of exotic creatures…flashes of brilliant colours, which i almost never am able to capture, had better luck with the kingfishers than the Palapitta of a previous post though…here are a few decent shots of some kingfishers…

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young photographers #2: more action poses…

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…More fantastic action shots from my young photography class (see previous post here):

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As I have said before in this blog, apart from the fact that it’s always going to be useful to know how to take a decent photograph, if this skill is combined with Photoshop abilities it can be the start to a vocational career for these kids.