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Sunset at Lake Shinji

Sunset at Lake Shinji

Lake Shinji is a lake in the northeast area of the Shimane Prefecture in Japan. The lake is the seventh largest in Japan, with a circumference of 48 kilometres. It is enclosed by the Shimane Peninsula to the north, and the Izumo and Matsue plains to the west and east respectively.

Lake Shinji is a lake in the northeast area of the Shimane Prefecture in Japan The lake is the seventh-largest in Japan, with a circumference of 48 kilometers It is enclosed by the Shimane Peninsula to the north, and the Izumo and Matsue plains to the west and east respectively We were staying in Nara From Nara, we were traveling to Izumo for a short tour of the heritage city The plan was to stop for a break at Lake Shinji and enjoy the beautiful sunset, it is very popular for Getting to Matsue from Nara In the early morning, I and my wife, Ranita, caught the
Nio Guardians

The Nio Guardians of Japan

Nio guardians are the protectors at the entrance to Buddhist Temples in Japan. With their bare-chested bodies rippling with muscles, fierce visages, and brandishing weapons they seem violent and threatening. In the pair, one usually has its mouth shut to ward off evil demons while the other with an open-mouth welcomes the good spirits inside the temple.

During my recent visits to Japanese Buddhist temples, I have been fascinated by the two fierce-looking Nio protectors guarding the gates at each one of them These pair of protectors, one on either side of the entrance, are diverse in styles, but each of them with their bare-chested bodies rippling with muscles, fierce visages, and brandishing weapons, seem violent and threatening These Nio guardians are named, each after a particular cosmic sound If you look closely at these mythical shrine protectors, you will notice that one of them has its mouth open while the other has its mouth closed The open-mouth figure is commonly placed to the right of the temple and is known

Flipside Sport 20L AW

How I found my camera backpack along with a detailed review of the LowerPro Flipside Sport 20L AW and why it fits all the needs of an active adventure photographer

I have been using the Flipside Sport 20L AW for the past few months now and its a good time to list the pros and cons of this camera bag from LowerPro  I have to credit my bro for getting me this from the States since at that time this bag was not available in India *It still isn’t at the time of writing this review So how did I find the ultimate camera back-pack, read on In my search for the right bag, spanning almost a year, I came across various different types and brands of sling bags and backpacks The available ones were either too small or had very less pockets to fit everything or in most cases were bulky like a suitcase If something eventually fit my space needs then

How to prevent Lightroom from crashing every time I click Preferences

I just updated Lightroom 64bit on Windows 8. The first thing I do is to set the preferences and add my presets, and as I went to Edit > Preferences it crashed. I thought the install wasnt proper and tried re-installing but it did that again. I searched online, a few places they mentioned removing […]

I just updated Lightroom 64bit on Windows 8 The first thing I do is to set the preferences and add my presets, and as I went to Edit > Preferences it crashed I thought the install wasnt proper and tried re-installing but it did that again I searched online, a few places they mentioned removing the preferences file but that didn’t work as well Eventually I found this on Adobe’s site itself: Choose Control Panel > Region > Additional Settings > Numbers > Digit Grouping Change the number format from 123456789 to any other format (for example, 123,456,789) Click Apply > OK Open Lightroom Choose Edit > Preferences

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens review

The humble 50mm Nikon was the first lens It was the first lens I bought after the kit lens. It’s been with me for a couple of months now and it works really brilliant. Its a great lens for the price it comes at. It gives a lovely bokeh effect and is amazing in low […]

The humble 50mm Nikon was the first lens It was the first lens I bought after the kit lens It’s been with me for a couple of months now and it works really brilliant Its a great lens for the price it comes at It gives a lovely bokeh effect and is amazing in low light shots Most of my favorite shots are with my 50mm The only negative I found was that I should have got a 35mm instead since I run on a DX camera and 50mm field of view is sometimes too tight for me and I need to move back quite a bit Sometimes that “moving back” space isn’t there and I am not able

My EVDO Wireless USB from BSNL

I got my BSNL EVDO 3G wireless USB eventually after 2 months of application time. The gadget itself(AC8700), from ZTE is pretty cool. They offered me an unlimited downloads package for Rs.750 a month with all India roaming(except Mumbai & Delhi). BSNL is the only telecom operator which is truly providing Unlimited Data Plans in […]

I got my BSNL EVDO 3G wireless USB eventually after 2 months of application time The gadget itself(AC8700), from ZTE is pretty cool They offered me an unlimited downloads package for Rs750 a month with all India roaming(except Mumbai & Delhi) BSNL is the only telecom operator which is truly providing Unlimited Data Plans in this category I am not really thrilled with their max speed of upto 150kbps (at home) that I currently get, but its still better than the other available options What is EVDO? EVDO is the 3G service developed for CDMA by QUALCOMM EVDO (also spelled EV-DO) stands for Evolution-Data Optimized One of the main attraction of EVDO is it’s promise to deliver high speed connectivity on

Using RSS Graffiti with WordPress for a no fuss social connectivity

I installed RSS Graffiti on my Facebook apps today. It is an amazing Facebook application that takes the fuss out of keeping my Facebook friends and fans updated with the latest news from my blog. It periodically checks the RSS/Atom feeds that I specify and posts any new entries it finds to my Facebook Wall. […]

I installed RSS Graffiti on my Facebook apps today It is an amazing Facebook application that takes the fuss out of keeping my Facebook friends and fans updated with the latest news from my blog It periodically checks the RSS/Atom feeds that I specify and posts any new entries it finds to my Facebook Wall If you are a blogger, this is one quick & easy way to drive traffic to your blog Here’s a quick walk-through, how to add your WordPress feed to RSS Graffiti on Facebook: Search for “RSS Graffiti” in Facebook Applications The first step in installing an application onto your Facebook page is to go to that application In the

My new HP dv4 notebook

I am so excited with my new notebook that I just had to write something about it. The machine itself is a 14.1 inch widescreen, HP Pavilion dv4-2123tx model with scratch-proof outer cover and many niche stuffs to boast. It’s powered by Intel’s Core i3 processor with a neat 3GB DDR3 RAM. It is also […]

My HP-Pavilion-DV4 I am so excited with my new notebook that I just had to write something about it The machine itself is a 141 inch widescreen, HP Pavilion dv4-2123tx model with scratch-proof outer cover and many niche stuffs to boast It’s powered by Intel’s Core i3 processor with a neat 3GB DDR3 RAM It is also equipped with a 512mb ATI Radeon Graphics card plus a decent Hitachi 320GB, 7200rpm hard disk It came with Window 7 Home Premium as the preloaded OS (that’s good since you can use Homegroup sharing with other Win 7 computers) Then, there’s the usual plethora of peripherals, a built-in web-cam with 2 USB

MoWeS Portable – Webserver on a stick

MoWeS stands for the three letter abbreviation Modular Webserver System and makes it possible, to run a webserver based on Apache, MySQL and PHP from an USB Stick or any other writable media (harddrive, flash cards etc.) without installation under Windows (98 to Vista). There are two different versions of MoWeS. The MoWeS Portable and […]

MoWeS stands for the three letter abbreviation Modular Webserver System and makes it possible, to run a webserver based on Apache, MySQL and PHP from an USB Stick or any other writable media (harddrive, flash cards etc) without installation under Windows (98 to Vista) There are two different versions of MoWeS The MoWeS Portable and the MoWeS Presenter MoWeS Portable is the basic version and its opensource Released under the GNU/GPL, it comes with a selectable bunch of preinstalled softwares like TYPO3, Joomla!, Mambo, WordPress, Moodle, OS Commerce, Drupal, PHPMyAdmin and many more that you can customize right on their downloads page To get you own copy visit the MoWes website

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