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Old 2nd February 2011, 22:30   #61
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Tanveer,

Care to share the EXIF info of the pics ..They are pretty

Also, do you use tripod for your shots listed herein this TL ?

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" Ek yahaan chal rahi hai, or ek wahan chal rahi hai, koi si bhi dekh lo"
ROFL, man I was laughing on the floor, literally. You've really nicely written the interesting part of the story. Awesome turn of events for the White Elephant. BTW, lovely photographs again. And even I have the same question as Rjstyles, why only the Pana? What happened to the DSLR?
BTW, the movie name is KempeGowda..
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" Ek yahaan chal rahi hai, or ek wahan chal rahi hai, koi si bhi dekh lo"
ROFL, man I was laughing on the floor..
Same here (ROFL).
Tanveer, glued to your writing. You make it simple and awesome.

I was telling your story before the 'stuck' situation at my office and in awe my colleague asked, if he gets stuck? and thats what your next post was.

My 2 cent of suggestion, get into writing, you will sell a lot of books and that can mean lot of money
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I really love the way Tanveer narrates his story.

As usual GREAT pics....

The Rann looks awesome, if not for getting stuck, the Rann could have been the Boneville of India. (he he he.. joking)

About that stucky situation, even the best 4x4's on earth could have failed.

About those Actors.

Actress - Raagini Dwivedi - One of the top actress in Kannada film industry.

Actor - Sudeep aka Kichha. The Best ever Actor Director Kannada industry has, almost beats all top actors in bollywood in terms of technical skills and acting. Has worked in few Hindi movies with Ram Gopal Verma.
Thanks for the information Pavan. As for 4x4, I guess a Unimog with 20 inch wheels and Mud tires can do it
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Exceptional narration tsk1979, enjoyed reading every bit. Thanks for sharing.
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I see all 4 wheels spinning in the video. Is this a 4WD? How much would limited slip differentials have helped in this scenario?

Thanks for the great narratives. I can imagine, it would take a lot of effort and time to write this up!!

Cheers
Yes, its a 4WD and it does have limited slip diff
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Lovely pictures there tanveer and have been glued from day 1. What happened to your canon and when did you shift to the Pano FZ35 ? That's some amazing quality of pics you have managed to churn out with the FZ35.
Loved the turn of events and that you ventured into a place where others would have thought a few times. Getting stuck and then wandering around and finally finding help.
The brighter side is that even the movie crew was interested in seeing your Safari getting pulled out, LOL . Wonder what would have been running through the minds of Sudeep and Raagini.
I do have the Canon. Most wide shots are with the Canon. For telephoto I use the Pana FZ35.
As for the actual movie starts, they were too far away, mostly the vehicle support crew came
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Tanveer,

Care to share the EXIF info of the pics ..They are pretty

Also, do you use tripod for your shots listed herein this TL ?

Thanks
Most of them are ISO 200 in case of canon and ISO 80 for FZ35. Shutter speeds are around 1/500 etc.,
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" Ek yahaan chal rahi hai, or ek wahan chal rahi hai, koi si bhi dekh lo"
ROFL, man I was laughing on the floor, literally. You've really nicely written the interesting part of the story. Awesome turn of events for the White Elephant. BTW, lovely photographs again. And even I have the same question as Rjstyles, why only the Pana? What happened to the DSLR?
BTW, the movie name is KempeGowda..
I do have my DSLR too! All wide angles with DSLR. I have mounted tamron 10-24 on the DSLR
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Same here (ROFL).
Tanveer, glued to your writing. You make it simple and awesome.

I was telling your story before the 'stuck' situation at my office and in awe my colleague asked, if he gets stuck? and thats what your next post was.

My 2 cent of suggestion, get into writing, you will sell a lot of books and that can mean lot of money
Thanks voyager. Some day I do plan to write a book. But I really wonder if anyone will buy it!
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Tanveer was lucky that there were people around. This is a warning to others not to wander off in Rann alone. I have recced the area extensively and know what a treacherous place it can be. ( http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ravelogue.html (A recce travelogue) )

Lovely pictures and superb video addition to TBHPollywood!!
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Some of the best sunset shots i have seen in this forum is in this thread.
Truly amazing clicks. Loved all of them.
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Tanveer was lucky that there were people around. This is a warning to others not to wander off in Rann alone. I have recced the area extensively and know what a treacherous place it can be. ( http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ravelogue.html (A recce travelogue) )

Lovely pictures and superb video addition to TBHPollywood!!
I guess seeing so many people around gave me additional over confidence. In the little Rann, we were very very careful, even doing on foot recce while venturing here and there
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Some of the best sunset shots i have seen in this forum is in this thread.
Truly amazing clicks. Loved all of them.
Thanks Mohsin!
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Super. Good narration and the BSF officer surely has a good sense of humor.

In filmy style Kutch ka naya hero Tanveer. tan tanaaaaaaa

Loved the videos and was always surprised you push the safari to the limit on th beach too. I would be real scared to get stuck in unknown land but as they say Adventure adds to the fun
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Beach was a calculated risk. I had seen a jeep come from the beach area, and figured out that of an old jeep could do it so could we. After all, in Rajasthan, wherever the jeeps could go we also went!
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Very well written travelogue yet again coupled with very interesting photos. Waiting for the next installment.

Btw I think these dogs are not Collies but they are hounds ( the long nose and the height) I think they are some breed of Afghan Hounds with the coat trimmed and used for hunting.
I guess they are salukis. Looks cute anyway.
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I guess they are salukis. Looks cute anyway.
They are Salukis of Egyptian heritage.

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We had escaped, but there was a problem.
1. Tires were caked with mud - But this will be cured by a high speed run
2. Underbody was also caked with mud.
Now this mud is salty, and corrosive. Not a good idea to leave it like that.

So without wasting time, we raced towards Bhuj.
After a quick fuel stop on the way, we got into the town, and started looking for a car wash.
It was almost sundown, but finally we found a guy.

He was closing up, and his assistant literally ran away on seeing the car(He was not to be seen the entire evening after that).

However the owner saw our PB number plate and took pity on us.
He agreed to clean the car and set about completing the job.

We expected a quick underbody spray wash, but no!. this guy was thorough!
Really thorough!

He first cleaned the underside of the vehicle. Each fender one by one, each tire one by one.

Then he started with the upper body, and the interiors.

Finally after 2 hours of washing it was time for the cloth cleaning, and here also he did a great job.
After every wipe he would wash the cloth, and then use it.


I don't think the WE was that clean even at the time of delivery! He chatted with us and told us how this years winter rains have made Rann marshy, otherwise you could go deep inside.
He also told us stories of hunting inside the little Rann till 10 years ago. Thankfully its stopped for now.

At the end of almost 2.5 hours, it was time for the bill. and guess what 150rs!

150rs for the best car wash the WE has ever got. you gotta love bhuj!

It was dinner time already, and today chicken was needed, so we headed to Hotel Prince in the main market. According to Harsh it was the only place serving decent chicken.

the Waiters were a little taken aback by our order of "1 full chicken" and tried to tell us it would be too much, but we did not budge. Today we will eat one full chicken

Yay!

The chicken was quite nice, and satisfying.

After a quick ice cream near a restaurant called flavors(we took 2 helping each), it was time to sleep. Tomorrow we will go to Dholavira(200kms+ away) and then head to Udaipur.
No marriage tonight, thankfully!

So finally around midnight it was time to call it a day, and what a day it was!

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He was closing up, and his assistant literally ran away on seeing the car(He was not to be seen the entire evening after that).
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We expected a quick underbody spray wash, but no!. this guy was thorough!
Really thorough!

He first cleaned the underside of the vehicle. Each fender one by one, each tire one by one.

Then he started with the upper body, and the interiors.

Finally after 2 hours of washing it was time for the cloth cleaning, and here also he did a great job.
After every wipe he would wash the cloth, and then use it.
We experienced something similar as well, when we went to get our car washed after a drive through sea water at a drive-in beach at Kannur, Kerala. The guy who washed the car was quite thorough, and and also put in quite some effort to ensure the car came out really clean. The cost too was on similar lines as in your case.

Nice travelogue, waiting for the rest.
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Awesome travelogue and pictures!

But look what you did:

Leopard scare for Kempe Gowda crew

I bet they replaced White Elephant with Wild Leopard in the text!!

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The gripping incident – happened early morning last Saturday – goes like this: The shoot was in full swing at the salt expanse close to the international border. Sudeep was about to say ‘action’. That was when he spotted “some big animal” approaching menacingly close to the sets. A closer look revealed that it was a wild leopard.
Some Big Animal!!!
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Wow been through deep Rann area for past fours years, day and night, and did not even once come across reference of leopard.
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