Monday, 29 March 2010

Photos of Squirrels in the Serpentine

There were grey squirrels running around the entire park, they just look so cute. Here’s the full slideshow with higher resolutions.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Photos of Serpentine Lake Birds

I am not an ornithologist by any stretch of imagination. I usually look at birds from the perspective of how they will look on my plate or how should I cook them. But still, saw several different types of birds at the Serpentine. Here’s the full slide show with bigger resolutions. Some of the expressions were truly humanlike.

Those beady eyes were eyeing me inquiringly like. Well? are you excited to see me or is that bread in your pocket? Dig it out, dude.

Such a shady character, just look at that sly expression.

Busy busy busy, places to go, seeds to peck

Get a move on!

They look so regal and majestic, no?

No respect from these damn seagulls for the Royal Parks Constabulary!

Nor do the Horse Guards get any respect from these feathered rats.

Peck Peck Peck, they seem to be doing synchronised pecking.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Flock of Jonathan Livingstone Seagull?

Flying birds at the Serpentine. I dont think it requires any comments. Here’s the full slideshow in larger resolution.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Photo Essay: The surroundings of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

There’s this fascinating touristy event happening in London called as the Changing of the Guard. The Queen’s house is the Buckingham Palace and she needs a fair few soldiers to guard her. But a soldier cannot live by guarding alone, so you need to rotate them regularly. Hence Changing of the Guard. You can click on the link to see good photographs and a bit of a background to this fascinating exercise, but i wanted to see people taking in this event. So I took some photos and down to the Serpentine. Mainly trying to figure out what the hell does “making a difference” mean in terms of a photography competition which the firm is running. Here’s the full slideshow.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Chasing the ladies

It's official. I am a technology retard.

You would not believe the amount of time it has taken me to simply upload a couple of pictures to this flaming blog and comment on them...Facebook it ain't.

Let's start with chasing little old ladies. Doesn't everyone?

I was hiding behind trees and all sorts trying to get just one decent shot of these two together. And this isn't it.

Loving editing my photos afterwards by the way. So what if you don't believe the grass was actually this green (clearly, it wasn't)...Changing the hue is crap whenever you have a face in the frame because everyone goes bright pink, but when their backs are turned, I say it is fair game. Take that, purists!

The next fella, well, all I can say is he was HUGE. My photo doesn't really do him justice (no pun intended). In colour, he's wearing the standard-issue neon yellow jacket which was clashing with Buckingham Palace in the background and the gold of the gates - what do you think of the pic in B&W?

And then we have annoying, albeit cute, children hailing bread down upon unsuspecting ducks and pigeons. Not so much "Making a difference" (as was the photography theme of the day) rather "Causing an avian hemorrhage".

Calm now you may say, but poised for attack...

And a fat duck. Not from Bray.

Highlight of the day was the Baileys the waiter put in my hot chocolate at Henry's near Green Park. Awesome. Still more work to do on better photos. I keep showing up to our gatherings so watch this space for improvements.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Photo Essay: Patisserie Valerie: A Place where the Gods enjoy pastries

Patisserie Valerie is a wonderful pastry shop and cafe in London. It makes the most amazing pastries and cakes. Great weddings have great wedding cakes from here.

Even the statue on top of the building looks like its been made out of chocolate!

We went in there twice and both times, the queue to get a table was soooooo long. So took some pics and i am still drooling at them. Here is the full slide show. Here are some of the nice pics of this Mecca of effervescent desserts.

Watch and drool…