Bits and pieces

I will try to covers two unrelated topics in this entry. Hope will not mess and you will be able to distinguish all of them 😀 .

Let me start with photography, while discussing with my photographer friends the first 2 shocking words I came across was "Subject" and "Object". It was very disturbing when they start describing about a picture of very beautiful girl, which was the object in their opinion. Well I am not a photographer and use to shoot whatever I like, whether its portrait, candid, landscape or whatever, in short whatever looks photogenic to me. Marking a beautiful site in subject and object make its very dry, very artificial in my opinion. It will be difficult for me shoot keeping these words in my mind. I will not be able to create the feel which I want to. It may look beautiful but will be artificial. Sorry friends if you are reading and got hurt with my words.

I would like to introduce a website dedicated for nature lover photographers, which is www.naturephotographers.net, it’s a very nice site in my opinion and I am getting very helpful comments from expert to improve my hobby. I recommend you to register and post you photographs. They have group of some very experienced photographers.

Now the next topic 🙂 , which is about Singapore. It was mid 2006 when I first came here in Singapore and just after coming out from the Changi airport I became spellbound and thought "Ah! What a beautiful place!" and from the day one, till date I am in love with this place. Because of the beauty around me, I started taking pictures and capturing it for my memories. This starts with my mobile, then point and shoot cam and just recently bought my DSLR. There are plenty of places within Singapore where I want to go to shoot. It’s my very humble request to all those reading this, "Please do not create mess around and help this place remain beautiful". Why I am mentioning this because, one day while coming to office I saw a chewing gum glued at the back of seat in front of me, there other few example like those creative writing you can read written behind seats of buses, especially in back rows, littering in lift, throwing cigarette butts around etc. "Please do not do this."

Take care …

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Bokeh

Heard this term yesterday from my mentor of photography. In layman’s term its blur (fuzziness) behind or in front of object.

Here are 2 pictures for example.


Bokeh behind the object.


Bokeh ahead of object. The object is my mentor Keith Tan though 😉

i am wrong anywhere please mail me to inform 🙂

Quick break to Esplanade

People around me were asking if I went anywhere for photography. I came to know that there are few guys in office which are very good photographer, as they keep on showing their work and expecting from me to show mine, so decided to take my camera on date 🙂 .

It was afternoon when I went out, was thinking to take few landscape, it was not at all planned that I will sit at Esplanade and take the skyline. I just turned towards Esplanade while on my way to Boat Quay. Cool wind of evening and free soothing music prevented me return. I decided to take few pictures of magical evening.

Here are few of my way to Esplanade and of skyline seen from there –

Esplanade 

 

Magical lights after sunset

Singapore Skyline with Exposure Time-25 sec, F-18, ISO-100

Singapore Skyline with Exposure Time-3.2 sec, F-18, ISO-200

Singapore Skyline with Exposure Time-1/10 sec, F-3.2, ISO-1600

Free Music

Esplanade

Few more under Esplanade Album

How to fix laptop keyboard

Here is a small guide about fixing a laptop keyboard. It may help those having Compaq laptops.

Keys of laptop are attached on base using 3 things, first – the base which is part of keyboard set, it is metallic and hard to get broken and in most of cases it do not cause the problem, second – the bracket, this is made of 2 pieces of plastic and third – is the key itself.

In most of cases of keyboard breakdown it’s just key and/or bracket which gets detached from the base. This can easily fixed by placing bracket in correct position and then placing keys on it and finally pressing it bit hard. If you press it bit hard you will listen a sound like ‘kit’ it means your keys are fixed, If you did not heard the sound that means the brackets are broken. Now you have to go to laptop repairing shop with it and ask for new one. As I already mentioned that there were 9 keys which came out from the keyboard and I manage fix 7 of them without problem, while 2 were remaining with broken brackets. So I went to a repair shop in Simlim square to get brackets, they charged me S$ 1 dollar per piece. This was bit costly than I expected but other options were even more costly.

Anyways, I fixed brackets and then pressed keys to fix my last 2 remaining keys. I am posting few images for your reference.

2 pieces of bracket

A new bracket

A broken key bracket

A key placeholder with brackets attached.

Broken keyboard

While returning back from badminton on Thursday evening, Anshu called me to inform that Aashi has broken keyboard of laptop. It was hard to prevent my self from fainting after seeing the laptop. Keys ‘S’, ‘D’, ‘F’, ‘X’, ‘C’, ‘V’ ‘B’, ‘left Alt’ and ‘Windows key’ were out with brackets. ‘B’ was fitted after ‘A’ (after ‘A’ its ‘S’ not ‘B’), it means someone tried of fix it also … 😀 … was that you Anshu ???

On first instance I thought I have to go for complete keyboard replacement or I have to buy an external keyboard. It will be going to cost from 40 to 125 S$. I decided to pack it for the time being and check it on Saturday.