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Old 23rd May 2009, 21:26   #46
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Default End of NH pictures!

final set of Highway pictures!
I covered Krishnagiri to Salem in 1Hr. 10 minutes!
Apart from the morons who pop-up in the fast lane staring at you, the road is amazing!
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Old 24th May 2009, 14:33   #47
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Lovely pics, Nazim! I loved the one of the pink rose---could almost smell it!!!

The highways look mighty tempting. How far is Yercaud from Hyderabad, and how about an update on the roads?
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Old 24th May 2009, 14:52   #48
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Lovely pics, Nazim! I loved the one of the pink rose---could almost smell it!!!

The highways look mighty tempting. How far is Yercaud from Hyderabad, and how about an update on the roads?
The distance from Hyderabad to Yercaud is approximately 800 KMs.

As for the road conditions,
Hyderabad - Kurnool - Very good!
Kurnool to Anantapur on NH7 is still under construction and with lots of diversions. (There are few railway crossings too)
Chickbellapur to BIAL is also under construction and is horrible!
Bangalore to Hosur - I cannot call it a road as the Elevated highway to Electronics city is still going on. Some bottlenecks like Attibelle, etc are seeing flyover construction.
Hosur to few KMs before Salem - Wonderful, curvy road. I covered Krishnagiri to Salem which is approx 110 KMs in 1 Hr 10 minutes.

My folks had taken a train to Salem from Bangalore (after dumping the luggage in the rocket) and around 12:45 PM they call me and say that they are 15 minutes away from Salem and I inform them I am still in Krishnagiri buying Mangoes!
At 1:30 PM, they say that they are in a resaurant and just ordered Lunch. I ask them to order for me & my cousins too who were in the rocket and at 2:10 PM, I am inside the restaurant having lunch with them!

This is how good this Highway is! The speedo was always between 110 -140.
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Old 25th May 2009, 22:32   #49
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All loaded for the trip to yercaud!
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Fastening the beds & pillows to the carrier!
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Beautiful sunset!
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Evolution?
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Three-point turn on a hair pin bend!
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Unloading at the destination!
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The place where we usually stay! a set of private cottages for family & friends!
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The room!
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This one makes me dizzy!
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parked safely & settled for a cool night!
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I started experimenting with the different modes on the D60!
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Nice to see the rocket among green plants & flowers!
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The approach road! The Activa & i10 failed to climb with full load which was managed easily by the rocket with over-load!
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Live to Drive!
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Still Sleepy!
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More greenery with the rocket!
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The forest behind the cottage!
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Gathering wood for the campfire!
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We went on a drive on unknown roads!
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Old 25th May 2009, 23:09   #50
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The unknown road continues!
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I love the color of the rocket in this one!
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somebody tell me where is Tamilnedu! And why should I wear life jackets in Tamilnedu! LOL!
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Old 25th May 2009, 23:28   #51
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beautiful, simply stunning photos and captions Nazim, loved the thread till now along with Avi's and Raav's quirks in the middle.
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Old 25th May 2009, 23:43   #52
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beautiful, simply stunning photos and captions Nazim, loved the thread till now along with Avi's and Raav's quirks in the middle.
LOL. Arun, Those posts are the ones which motivate me to post more!
More pictures to come.. keep checking this thread!

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The distance from Hyderabad to Yercaud is approximately 800 KMs.
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Hosur to few KMs before Salem - Wonderful, curvy road. I covered Krishnagiri to Salem which is approx 110 KMs in 1 Hr 10 minutes.

My folks had taken a train to Salem from Bangalore (after dumping the luggage in the rocket) and around 12:45 PM they call me and say that they are 15 minutes away from Salem and I inform them I am still in Krishnagiri buying Mangoes!
At 1:30 PM, they say that they are in a resaurant and just ordered Lunch. I ask them to order for me & my cousins too who were in the rocket and at 2:10 PM, I am inside the restaurant having lunch with them!
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LOL that must have been something. They must have been zapped at you being there in time for lunch. Love the pithy way you brought the story out, that style coupled with the poetic quality of your pics is to my mind a hit formula! (loved the "unknows roads" series and "this one makes me dizzy")

Cheers,
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Arrey Nazim, where is that stunning picture? If not posted today, expect me to come over to your place with a gliterring axe ( deo..baba)
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Nice stuff Nazim. I agree that the road from Krishnagiri to Salem is quite good and I think we should thank Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee for giving us the amazing 4-lane GQ.
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Love the pithy way you brought the story out, that style coupled with the poetic quality of your pics is to my mind a hit formula! (loved the "unknows roads" series and "this one makes me dizzy")
Thanks Ravvs. You know, the inspiration is from the posting style of you and Avi!

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Arrey Nazim, where is that stunning picture? If not posted today, expect me to come over to your place with a gliterring axe ( deo..baba)
Here it is! This one is my favourite as of now!

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Focal Length 18mm
Aperture 3.6
Exposure Time - 30 seconds
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The tree on the left is little blurred as it was windy! Now, don't get me that axe! (I hate that deo! LOL)

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Nice stuff Nazim. I agree that the road from Krishnagiri to Salem is quite good and I think we should thank Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee for giving us the amazing 4-lane GQ.
Agree, It's one of the best things to have happened to our country.

More updates to be continued in the night!
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Here it is! This one is my favourite as of now!

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this one is super duper man!
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Nazim, love the last picture man. Maybe we should initiate the Photographer of the month award.

I loved the roads after Blore, although a little crowded till Hosur. After the second toll plaza (don't remember where. Few kms before the turn-off for Thoppur) there is a section with a million humps while going, and none while coming back. That was a pain. Else the highway is super smooth.

EDIT: Did you use a tripod for that pic? Serious photographers swear by it.

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EDIT: Did you use a tripod for that pic? Serious photographers swear by it.
He just kept the camera on the wall and set the 30-sec exposure.

Nazim, fabulous picture and really worth the wait. I never tried these long exposure pictures. Let me give it a shot whenever i get the next chance.

Quick to put a copyright to the picture huh? Glad you did it before i stole this picture and claimed as mine
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Nazim, beautiful yaar, nice set of pics and the roads, hmmm.. they simply look so inviting. Mera number kab ayyega? Am really looking forward to doing a trip to Kerala and Goa soon. Have it put on hold due to impending Goa trip in August.

Nazim, Anurag caught you on the MASS (exhaust) detail .
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