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by Merril
20 Dec 2016 11:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 789808

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Saars, I remember Jetli ji was telling everyone not to rush to banks, you have till December 30th to deposit cash, etc. And now they're changing the rules on December 20th to say that you have to justify your deposit to 2 bank officials, you can make a deposit larger than Rs.5000 only once until th...
by Merril
15 Dec 2016 09:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 789808

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Suraj sir and other heavy weights here, help me answer the below question please. Its from WhatsApp. Q : What's wrong with Cashless Transaction? A: Quote * Sir think that a 100 rupee note is circulated 1,00,000 times it will have the same value no body get any commission. But, if it is circulated t...
by Merril
13 Feb 2015 10:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 194121

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

The LCA doing lazy acrobatics in the skies above HAL Bangalore right now in preparations for aero india. Jingoes around that area may want to step out for a moment and peer skyward :)
by Merril
09 Jan 2015 21:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3720
Views: 369619

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-20

^^Central paris - shoppers (mostly jewish) in a kosher store taken hostage. Hostage taker female and armed. Demanding release of the brothers involved in the mag attack y'day. All linked for sure. Am hearing from pee pee see that the situation at both locations are resolved. Terrorists shot dead. H...
by Merril
29 Nov 2014 12:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 556551

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I may be absolutely wrong but I think I just saw an aircraft that looks suspiciously like the Saras in the air around bellandur a minute ago. Any jingoes in that area able to corroborate? It wasnt in primer yellow, was definitely twin engined mounted in the rear and high tailed. Sounded like a turbo...
by Merril
10 Jul 2013 14:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 193661

Re: Aircraft Recognition

tushar_m wrote:
Image



Whats the chase aircraft on the top left of the valkyrie?
by Merril
06 Jul 2013 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: IRNSS Launch and Discussions
Replies: 246
Views: 15074

Re: IRNSS Launch and Discussions

+1 to that. as I mentioned the only way to make sure people develop apps and things for it is make it mandatory for all smartphones sold in india beyond a certain date to carry the IRNSS signal. india is now the worlds 2nd or 3rd largest smartphone market. GOI simply has no clue how to leverage the...
by Merril
25 Jun 2013 16:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 197742

Re: LCA News and Discussions

MN Kumar wrote:Saw an LCA & a Jag in yellow primer today :D .


So did I. The LCA followed by the Jag both landing right over my head :)

I wonder which LCA is now on yellow primer?? I wonder more about which jag and why? Curiouser and curiouser ...
by Merril
04 Jun 2013 09:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 556551

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

if they want to go chinese, scrap the current car parks which have narrow aisles and build a new car park across the main road ...run a monorail system from there to one end of the terminal. or maybe some buses. No can do Singha saar. The current master plan puts the second runway and terminal two ...
by Merril
20 Jul 2012 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 193661

Re: Aircraft Recognition

^^ thats the Sud-Ouest SO 8000 Narval.

Had to google for that :)
by Merril
21 Jun 2011 10:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 253406

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

Choti muh and probably very badi baath -> If one can ostensibly get a million people to stage a two week disciplined sit in at Delhi, wouldn't we be able to get the same one million people to vote out a corrupt government? And if one could do that, wouldn't that be a more democratic way to resolve ...
by Merril
21 Jun 2011 09:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 253406

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

No army required. A million unarmed citizens on the streets of Delhi staging a disciplined two week sit-in oughta be sufficient to do in this house of cards. Choti muh and probably very badi baath -> If one can ostensibly get a million people to stage a two week disciplined sit in at Delhi, wouldn'...
by Merril
02 Apr 2011 22:37
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Cricket World Cup Thread
Replies: 8256
Views: 317173

Re: The Cricket Thread

Brilliant. Almost as proud to be an indian as I was when we retook tololing. Go india go! Vande Mataram!
by Merril
15 Jul 2010 14:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

My attempt at a panning shot: Amit, this is a lovely attempt! I've tried panning many times and have found that I get everything blurred. Could you tell me what settings you used here? The image (of the subject) is still a little blurred, but I am sure that this can be fixed with a little practice/...
by Merril
15 Jul 2010 14:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

http://pentaxsg.smugmug.com/Nature/Nature/cat-2/935456415_gwKoD-X3.jpg Purush mian, for me this was a striking shot. Its something that one sees in the eyes of every feline. That killer look - be it a house cat or a Royal Bengal Tiger, all of them have it. This shot captures that perfectly! Very we...
by Merril
09 Jul 2010 11:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

^^^^ +1 to that. Amazing snaps Mort! Love that picture of the deer and fawn -> makes me feel that I was there :)
by Merril
08 Jul 2010 16:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

If you had budgeted for the 17-40 L, why not have a look at the even better (I mean better than the 15-85) EF-S 17-55 f2.8. That is arguably one of the best lenses ever built by Canon, and that included L lenses. It's certainly the best EF-S. I believe the 17-40 costs more than the 17-55. I agree t...
by Merril
08 Jul 2010 13:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Great pics Amitji, love the vividness of these shots. Dunno why, but the picture named 'Peep Show' really appeals (although it breaks almost every rule of composition :o) ). Purushullah, a quick pooch for you, what is the price of an EF-S 15-85 f3.5-f5.6 lens in SG? Amitji, you will notice I'm takin...
by Merril
07 Apr 2010 13:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

you should clone out the blue reflection though, since it is out of place with the rest of the photo. :) Two reasons why I didn't clone that out: 1. It isn't really a reflection. It's the searchlight that keeps rotating on the top of the tower. I wanted it in the picture and took it that way. 2. I ...
by Merril
06 Apr 2010 19:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

James B wrote:Thanks Merril. Nice picture of Siene.


Thank you James!

James B wrote:PS: Merill, what lens do you use for the landscapes?.


All landscape pics posted were shot with the Canon EF-S 18-55 kit lens (those shot using the 450D that is). Very SDRE onlee :)
by Merril
06 Apr 2010 16:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Three from me for today: Seine from the Eiffel Tower http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2739/4400829791_a7106b1a50_o.jpg Camera : EOS 450D 0.8 sec at f4.0 ISO 800 Didn't carry a tripod up the tower and hence had to use the railing to steady the camera. Not too pleased with the results and left wishing I...
by Merril
06 Apr 2010 16:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Playing around with some PP, trying to get the hang of a high contrast ( artistic :roll: ) look, but only moderately successful so far.. :oops: http://pentaxsg.smugmug.com/Nature/Nature/IMGP6643-ACR/828989884_ceFua-XL.jpg Purush, IMO this is one of the best pics that you've posted yet. Brilliant wo...
by Merril
06 Apr 2010 16:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Actually it got me kinda thinking. If you can clean up the picture and change it so profoundly, for example the picture of the road, then what about a photographer's skill? It seems to count less and less in differentiating between a great photo and a good photo. Called me old fashioned if you will...
by Merril
06 Apr 2010 16:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

James B wrote:Purushullah, as usual great pics.

Here is a pic of Car.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4035/447 ... 600c_b.jpg


James, the car pic is striking. Simple composition, lovely colours and almost perfect exposure. Great work!
by Merril
30 Mar 2010 12:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Two pics for the day. The Stare: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/166/350347212_7b1f597593_b.jpg Camera Used: S2-IS 1/60 sec at f3.5 ISO 100 The Bath Cathedral http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4438102136_e7868e5047_o.jpg Camera Used: EOS 450D 1/800 sec at f6.3 ISO 200 Was a lucky shot and didn't pl...
by Merril
29 Mar 2010 16:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Merrill, I agree with Purush, Norte Dame has been captured beautifully, the picture really brings out the mystery and history of the place. I would of also like to have taken a night shot, unfortunately when I was last in Paris the sun was setting at around 11 in the night and my hotel was a long w...
by Merril
29 Mar 2010 12:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4467150419_6a44a3bd69.jpg a bit of experimenting later figured to get what i had in mind, i had to keep the shutter open longer than i had initially planned. with shorter exposures i would get the ball in hand proper and the ball in air would be missing. also the...
by Merril
29 Mar 2010 12:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III



This is mind blowing. Super composition, lovely sharpness. Above all nice bokeh. Well done mate!
by Merril
29 Mar 2010 12:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

BTW, to all the mujs, get this book from the library. Tom Ang: Digital Photography Masterclass. http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Photography-Masterclass-Tom-Ang/dp/0756636728 I just borrowed it from the local library, and it's excellent . Perhaps the best book on digital photography I've read. Concise...
by Merril
26 Mar 2010 15:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

p, birds and insects. how do you get that much clarity? i mean well defined edges and all. do you use a tripod? but how? do you have that much time? ok what type of tripod do you use? I think Purush uses a telephoto lens for those kinds of pics. The sharp edges (for any picture) is a function of th...
by Merril
25 Mar 2010 22:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Purushullah, here's one from your neck of the woods Singapore Skyline: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1125/1401039976_41d1747efc.jpg Camera Used:S2-IS 1.6 sec at f4.0 ISO 100 Didn't use a tripod then (2007), didn't own one - used a bit of the embankment on the marina to stabilise the camera. Almost ...
by Merril
25 Mar 2010 15:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

BhairavP wrote:BTW, you can shoot RAW on the S2IS as well. I've done it too. Google for CHDK firmware.


:shock: This is *very* interesting. Especially since I have an S2-IS sitting at home doing nothing. I may try this over the weekend. Who knows, an old love may rekindle ! Thanks for the tip BhairavP.
by Merril
25 Mar 2010 15:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

However, why don't you get rid of the CA (the fringing) by cropping the picture a bit? Amit, I'm not sure I understand this. I could get rid of the vignetting (the dark bits on the corners) by cropping. That would kill the proportion of the picture though (IMO). What I was referring to is the red a...
by Merril
25 Mar 2010 14:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Also Merril, Do you happen to remember what your workflow was like in the Mom and Child picture. I'm curious about the understated tones that you got despite a white background. Thanks! Actually, no Amit. I would have been using Picassa way back then and hence as a general rule would be: 1. Straigh...
by Merril
25 Mar 2010 13:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Dad: http://thumbnails15.imagebam.com/7334/fa011a73330301.gif Last pic was with an old Super Multi Coated Takumar 50mm/f1.4 from dad's old Spotmatic. Flawless condition, so I was lucky. Last one was ISO200, 1/8s handheld. F2.0 IIRC.. Lovely composition on this one. Just wondering if the focusing is...
by Merril
25 Mar 2010 13:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Mort Walker wrote:Merril,

Welcome to BRF!!!
Great shots with great composition!


Thanks Mort. Looking forward to see some of your shots and learn !
by Merril
25 Mar 2010 13:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

One small piece of advice about the 17-40, I've used the lens, it's great but do note that like all L lenses its heavy due to the aluminum body. You should consider this point because your 450D is a relatively lightweight body and the lens certainly weighs much more than the body. This is an import...
by Merril
25 Mar 2010 12:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

hi merill on seagull. why f8? why not smaller? f11 or f16? or on the other end why not larger like f5.6 for example? second q, i guess since you were shooting a moving object you did not want to take a chance. but why did you decide on f8? smaller would have thrown the background better. oth since ...
by Merril
25 Mar 2010 00:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Merrilji, welcome to the forum. :) Excellent pictures! Looking forward to many more 8) BTW, why do you plan on a 17-40L? Why not a 17-55/2.8 IS? Supposed to be an excellent lens. 450D + 17-55/2.8 IS + 70-200/4L IS or 70-300/4-5.6 IS should make a great all-round kit, no? Thanks Purush for the welco...
by Merril
24 Mar 2010 20:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Welcome to BRF and those are good pictures. However, I and, I think many others here, would appreciate some technical information like camera make, lenses used, exif data of the pics (if available) and whether post-processing work went into the photos. Thanks Amit for the kind welcome. I currently ...

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