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Old 17th January 2010, 09:31   #61
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Hey BT, next time carry the Gorrillapod (Gorillapod Overview - Joby) - it may prevent some lean and make it safer to get the angles you are shooting from while the train is moving. It may actually make a nice shot to take a long exposure shot for an incoming train with your camera stuck to the window on this pod.
Let me know if you need this for your photoshoot sometime in Hyd.
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Old 17th January 2010, 10:04   #62
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Hey BT, next time carry the Gorrillapod Let me know if you need this for your photoshoot sometime in Hyd.
Wow! thanks for suggesting this nice accessory. I will certainly call you to show it to me when I return to Hyderabad.

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Wonderful thread and I really like your narrations too!!!
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Are the windows clean enough to take pics from where you sit or do you rush to the door every now and then for a pic?
All pictures and captions are wonderful!
Train windows are never that clean. In this trip I was running up and down the bogey like a schoolkid.
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Hey BT, next time carry the Gorrillapod (Gorillapod Overview - Joby)
Hi adzegeek. Is the Gorillapod SLR available in India? Where? and how much in INR does it cost?
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Old 2nd February 2010, 18:06   #64
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Tirthankar Basu:
We derived much vicarious pleasure from seeing your photos.
And your spontaneous quips make them all the more valuable.
You are truly an artist!
Thanks for sharing your on-the-spot experience.
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@Ram - I had bought a Gorilla pod from e-bay with free shipping to India for ~$10-11
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Ram - do remember to match the pod with the camera and lens weight before you buy it. I had trouble earlier and had to replace it with heavy duty stuff. even now the Pod I have (SLR-Zoom) feels a bit shaky when used with D90 with 18-105mm zoom lens. Try calling any of the bigger camera shops and ask them for it - usually bigger Nikon/ Cannon/ Sony dealers will have them. I dont know if pixetra et all have them in stock.

$10 for which pod - I assume that it is the <320 gms one. anything more you have had a steal. maybe I should activate myself on ebay India.
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Tirthankar Basu:
We derived much vicarious pleasure from seeing your photos.
And your spontaneous quips make them all the more valuable.
You are truly an artist!
Thanks for sharing your on-the-spot experience.
Ram
Sir:

This is just the beginning. Lots more picto-episodes in the pipeline. 10 GB jpegs to be precise. (Kneading them as they do to dough, to bring out the best of layers). Thank You, I'm dedicated to this.

Best Regards,
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Sir:

This is just the beginning. Lots more picto-episodes in the pipeline. 10 GB jpegs to be precise. (Kneading them as they do to dough, to bring out the best of layers). Thank You, I'm dedicated to this.

Best Regards,
great job brother, saw your HVk wala thread as well. Just wondering what camera you are using, apparently doesnt look like SLR, is it?
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great job brother, saw your HVk wala thread as well. Just wondering what camera you are using, apparently doesnt look like SLR, is it?
Thanks.

It is a Point and Shoot SONY DSC H3

I have yet to learn whats a DSLR and what difference does it make.
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Hi Thirthankar,

Fantastic travelogue - It is of a very special significance for me as I have done the stretch from Howrah to Rajahmundry on atleast 25 instances as a kid - Travelling on most trains in this route - East Coast, Coromandel, Fuluknama, Chennai Mail - This incidentally is one of the trunk routes in the country and the tracks are very fast (till Vijayawada).

This travellogue takes me back in time by almost 20 plus years and those lovely journeys we had on this route - I am a die hard fan of the Howrah station - The view of the Howrah Bridge while approaching the station is a sight that is itched in memory for ever - The bridge looks majestics.

Every major station on this route is very special and has a unique significance associated to it. Thanks for bringing it all back mate. Bravo - excellent thread !!
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It is a Point and Shoot SONY DSC H3

I have yet to learn whats a DSLR and what difference does it make.
Wow!!! I always thought yours was a DSLR. Amazing talent.

BTW, for impromptu shots, wondering whether P&S may be better than DSLR.

At the end of the day, it is the brain behind the camera that matters most.
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+1 to sbraj. I think it Basu's amazing skill at work - Specifically, the Sony H3 is a f3.4-4.4 lens which is a normal range lens when it comes to exposure speeds - It is not the fastest or the brightest lens around - and still, the photos taken by Basu are of a different league.

Yes - for impromptu work, a P&S is always recommended than a D-SLR - While a D-SLR gives excellent results, there will be a great deal of baggage and preparation at times for changing lenses, filters etc.

The other point here is that the H3 is not exactly is P&S in real sense - There is this band of prosumer cameras like Panasonic FZ50, Canon S5 IS which is the inbetween range of a simplistic P&S style cameras for the aam aadmi and the D-SLRs meant for the hard core professionals.

All said and done, the head behind the camera is the most important aspect to any photography.
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The 'old generation' diesel loco is actually a mordern WDP4 locomotive from GE. It develops 4000/4500bhp and can pull a 23 coach train to 130/140kmph!!!. All the latest technologies, ECU controlled, auto everything loco.
More information on locomotives and trains available at www.irfca.org
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