Love kids..

We spent the weekend with Sri and family and I got a chance to capture some nice shots of Sindhu and Virat. Kids are such a pleasure to take pictures of.. innocent, dont_care_how_I_look..giggly ๐Ÿ™‚

Sindhu gazing at Virat

Virat loving the attention
Do you want my balloons?

Are you looking at me?

One happy family.. aren’t they beautiful??

Photography : Putting tips to good use

I ran across a video of Peter Hurley, as a guest post on Scott Kelby’s blog, in which he discusses the importance of positioning the jaw lines of your subjects when taking portraits. Sri stopped by to check on Virat yesterday along with his family and I thought I should try out this tip. The effect was amazing.

BEFORE (as I would normally take portraits)

AFTER (Shebang!!) ๐Ÿ™‚

Celebrating Ugadhi

Jhanvi and I visited India in April and were lucky to celebrate Ugadhi with our family back home. Ugadhi is the an important festival in South India and is essentially the celebration of the begenning of a new year (yep.. new year in April ๐Ÿ™‚ ). One of the specialities of Ugadhi in Andhra Pradesh is something called “Ugadhi Pachadi”. It is a mixture of 6 ingredients (Neem Flower, Jaggery, Red Pepper, Green Mango, Salt and Tamarind) which designate the different “tastes” of life (bitter, sweet, hot, salty, tangy etc).

I haven’t been able to celebrate Ugadhi with my family for more than 10 years. So it was a special occasion. And mom went all the way to make it even more memorable. Here are some pictures.

Hanging Mango Leaves

Garelu

Ugadhi Pachadi : Ingredients

Ugadhi Pachadi : Final

Thanking the divine ones