Friday, August 28, 2009

Las Vegas Surprises

In this age of Information Revolution it’s easy to become a ‘Mr. or Ms. Know-it-all’. You just have to spend some time on the internet and you can almost be there even before you are anywhere near it. Be it Youtube, Wikipedia, Googlemaps, or any such website, they can feed you with almost anything you want to know about a place. These days with the streetview option in googlemaps you can even take a virtual ride along almost any street in the developed world, specially the USA. So, well, almost nothing remains unknown when it comes to travelling to a new destination.
Yet Las Vegas surprises. Inspite of having heard, read, surfed so much about this place, it still held me in awe.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Little Mermaid

From The Little Mermaid show at Disney Hollywood, Orlando. A lovely stage show with spectaular 4D effects. Flash photography was not allowed and so put my SLR to good use! I have often noticed that good stage shows can be photographed pretty effectively with high ISO settings (800-1600) with little loss of resolution. Guess this is mainly because of the high intensity stage lightings used. And even though I was seated at least 50 meters away from the stage and had to zoom-in quite a bit, I was more than happy with the results here!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Life Is A Highway...

The highways in the USA is a different world altogether. And for these truckers the highway is life. It was great to see this foundation of the US economy...I mean the highway system.