Monday, 31 March, 2008

Amazing social worker

I'm bit skeptical about the media and their ways of creating news but if this is really true, then it is amazing to know that we still have such people left on this planet:

He was walking toward the stairs when a teenage boy approached and pulled out a knife.

"He wants my money, so I just gave him my wallet and told him, 'Here you go,'" Diaz says.

As the teen began to walk away, Diaz told him, "Hey, wait a minute. You forgot something. If you're going to be robbing people for the rest of the night, you might as well take my coat to keep you warm."

In such instances, usually people get angry thinking of their loss but here is a person, who wants to genuinely help this perpetrator and make him realize. Very few people overcome their emotions and think of reasons for a person to risk his freedom for the sake of few dollars. Thats simply amazing!.

Rest of this fascinating story can be read here.

Sunday, 30 March, 2008

New interest

Last year, I eagerly waited for the release of sonyericsson's K850i mobile phone. I had expectations on imaging capabilities of this phone but it turned out to be complete disappointment. Images taken with K850i are not even comparable to its predecessor, it couldn't even reproduce actual colors of the scene and the images had that washed out look. Well, this made me to look elsewhere and found I-Mobile 902. It has sony's 5mp CCD sensor and it interpolates images upto 8mp. It also has the same sensor which is being used in some Canon digital point and shoot cameras.

Colors of the evening sky! Colors of light!
Taramati baradari at night

Initially, I just wanted to have a phone which has a decent camera and can be taken everywhere without the need of carrying dedicated digital camera around. I wanted such mobile phone which could document my life in pictures but slowly with excellent image quality of i-mobile 902 my interest changed from documenting things to creating pictures.

Bright Colors Elegant white rose
Colourful Lighting up the night

I seem to have found new interest but photography is darn expensive. Only if K850i wasn't so disappointing camera phone, otherwise i wouldn't had discovered my passion so soon through I-Mobile 902. Anyhow, i must thank sonyericsson for making such a crappy imaging flagship phone, which led me to the realization of my interest for photography. I think, I've out grown I-Mobile 902 and i need better camera and lens for the kind of pictures i wish to capture. I should also keep learning from excellent photographers on flickr & internet.