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Old 16th March 2010, 23:19   #331
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Pic 1: The main characters (from the left) - Naveen, myself, Binny & Jagga.

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Pic 2: Somewhere on the Goa - Mumbai highway

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Pic 3: We stopover in a small town on NH17. Being bachelors, we watch some late night TV in the lodge.

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Pic 4: It's morning now but Binny doesn't want to get up.

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Pic 5: Which one of you poured water on me? Ek ek ko dekh loonga!!

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Pic 6: We have 15 mins each to get ready. Binny looks on as I apply copius amount of hair cream to keep the mop on my head under control.

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Pic 7: Every morning, each one of us has work to do. 2 men to clean the front/rear windscreen, all windows & the headlights, one person to clean the interiors (bottles, sand etc) and one person to pack all our luggage in the boot.

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Pic 8: We are ready to start the 2nd day. We found this on Goa - Mumbai highway on our right hand side. Any idea about these caves?

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thses caves are near mahad recently developed by building and access to them they are hindu buddhist caves as far as i know.will let you know more about them soon.they are readily visible from the highway and so many times ive been tempted to se them but call of the destinations farther down has prevented me from doing so

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Note: Do not look at the datestamp on the photos. The sony camera was acting weird switching ON & OFF (like it was possessed), and in some photos, the datestamp shows "2005" instead of 2006. But eventally, sand from the Rajasthan desert got into this camera lens and finally killed it.
caves are near mahad they are hindu buddhist in origin will let you know the details soon
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If you have the interior pics of those caves, that would be interesting.

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By the way, I cannot reveal who the other guy was - He is married and has kids now.

Chickmagalur Belur Halebid Pics Contd:

Pic 1: Since I'm assuming nobody would be interested to see our bathing pics, I'm posting a pic that we took AFTER our bath. This is apparently called "Shanthi Falls".

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Pic 2 & 3: The camera is not tilted - this is how the landscape actually is.

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Pic 4: The tricky parts of the trek - While some engage their low ratio gears, others use Hill Descent Control & Limited Slip Differentials.

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Pic 5 & 6: We finally reach the so-called Z-point.

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Pic 7: Karthic is fascinated by an ant carrying a tiny piece of cow-dung.

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Pic 8 & 9: We realize that we don't have a hotel to stay in. So we decide to drive down to Chickmagalur. Note the typical road in Chickmagalur countryside.

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Pic 10: We get oursleves a small lodge. Time for a quick TT game then. Our table "net" might not conform to the regulations, but we always play counting the score.

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Smartcat,
Can't comment anything expect just ! Too good comedy ( not the pics, but the narration)....

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Srini, there is one thing we have always been doing since college - we always laugh at ourselves - of course, that's only if we don't have anybody else to make fun of!

Pic 1 & 2: We decided to drive down to Belur after lunch. The main attraction of Belur Temple complex is the Chennakeshava Temple, with its intricately carved outer walls.

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Pic 3, 4 & 5: Just before the entrance, there are mini-temples with moortis of various Gods. Puja is regularly done here.

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Pic 6: Large amount of carvings in each of the many pillars. No wonder this temple structure took 100 years to build.

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Pic 7 & 8: Shilabalikas - the ideal female form (apparently). Pardon the poor camera work. I couldn't figure out whether flash should be switched ON or not. Without flash, the pics would appear dark. With flash, the bright light on black sculpture would give it an artificial look. Comments from photography enthusiasts? How does one take a pic of a black sculpture in a room with just about enough light?

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Pic 9 & 10: Sculptures inside the Belur Temple complex.

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Pic 11 & 12: Oh how I wish those Homo Sapiens weren't there in the frame. Sunset in Belur.

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By the way, I cannot reveal who the other guy was - He is married and has kids now.
this seems to be more dangerous than what i thought it was. did all above happen after this so called titanic like incidence ?



anyway, keep it a secret, it is better some of these recent trends remain as secret.

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When I first went to Chikmagalur, after 20Km down after Neelamangala, I then realized that I had left my camera at home !

So Belur/Halebid had to be snapped with eyes only ! In Chikmagalur, I took film camera for rent and could get some snaps, with fortunately came out pretty decent !

PS: The hotel guys could arrange for a camera.
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turn off the time stamp feature in your camera
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I looked at the manual of my new camera and intentionally switched on the timestamp. Otherwise I wouldn't know where I went in which year! But yeah, it does mess up the look of the pic a bit.
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Smartcat, covered half of the pages yesterday night and will catch up the rest soon, but really wish this post goes on and on - humour and wit at its best. Great narrative style.

Liked this one on this page a lot.

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I looked at the manual of my new camera and intentionally switched on the timestamp. Otherwise I wouldn't know where I went in which year! But yeah, it does mess up the look of the pic a bit.
Even if you swtich off the timestamp, the original picture out of camera has EXIF info which includes "Data Taken"
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Even if you swtich off the timestamp, the original picture out of camera has EXIF info which includes "Data Taken"
Dude. All jpegs taken of modern camera have details embedded in them. Hit the properties on the photograph on your comp. You may even get details of shutter and aperture!

In case your cam doesn't have those, then it's time for an upgrade!
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Thanks Tanveer - I'm doing a Google search right now on this EXIF stuff. I guess a simpler way that I can think of is -> immediately after a roadtrip, I can put all the trip photos in a properly renamed folder (like "Goa Apr 2010")

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All jpegs taken of modern camera have details embedded in them. Hit the properties on the photograph on your comp. You may even get details of shutter and aperture
Yeah, but this is extremely unreliable for some reason. For eg - for one of the images I have, the timestamp on the image is 4/3/2006. When I right click/properties, I get the following info -

Created: Jan 29, 2008
Modified: Mar 4, 2006
Accessed: Mar 18, 2010.

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covered half of the pages yesterday night and will catch up the rest soon
ADC - Meanhile, I have checked out almost all your Safari roadtrips already!

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Yeah, but this is extremely unreliable for some reason. For eg - for one of the images I have, the timestamp on the image is 4/3/2006. When I right click/properties, I get the following info -
When I meant properties, not the properties of the file. The properties of the photo!
Check out the image to give more clarity. See whether you can see details of the same in your photos.
Photo taken on 31st Dec on Agumbe ghat section
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Properties of the photo. See the last one there. It's date with time stamp!
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Dear Mods. Don't know why the second photograph in the last post is not showing. I tried editing the post multiple times, but in vain. Strangely when I hit the preview post button, I see the photograph being previewed.
Further, it's 20 mins since the post, so I'm unable to edit it as well.
Hence I'm posting the photo again. Hope this shows in this post atleast.

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Here's the properties photo.
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Mods. This time I posted it as BMP and it shows here. Thanks. Apologies, I've reported this and asked you to help. It's fine now.

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hey, that is the EXIF info that tsk1979 was talking about.

Yes, I can get that info from my image viewer (IrfanView) by clicking on an image, and going to the submenu Image-> Information.

Allright - no more datestamps in my future snaps.
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