Friday, August 31, 2007

Tonight's dinner

Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens
Settings - Aperture:1.8, Shutter:1/15, ISO:450, Exp Comp:0, Color levels auto adjusted using

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Fav photo of the day.

One of the photos that I took over the weekend.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Tennis Score: 6-2, 6-2, 5-0 : Artificial Grass

Started playing early today - at 9 AM in the morning. Guess this suits me very well and does not suit my partner at all. My partner did not play upto his usual consistent standard and all I did was put the ball back into play. The score, 6-2, 6-2, 5-0, was achieved in 1 hr and 20 mins of play at which time, we had to stop as my partner had some other engagements.

Tonight's dinner

Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens
Settings - Aperture:1.8, Shutter:1/60, ISO:200, Exp Comp:-0.7

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tonight's dinner

AF-S Nikkor 18-135 mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED
Settings - Focal length:62 mm, Aperture:5.3, Shutter:1/60, ISO:200, Exposure Compensation: -0.7, with flash

Tennis Score: 6-2, 6-2 : Clay

I was determined to play better and win today so that a string of defeats can be stopped. That I was able to manage it so comprehensively was something that surprised even myself.

In the first set, I ran off to a 3-0 lead in no time only to panic and play the two worst games of the day to lose them. With the scores at 3-2, I calmed myself and determinedly won the next 6 games to win the set 6-2 and go up 3-0 in the second

The second set was an exact copy of the first in almost all ways with me losing the next two games to be at 3-2. However, the difference in this set was that I had opportunities to win these games. Since I did not play too badly in the two lost games, I did not panic and concentrated hard and took the next three games to win the set and the match 6-2.

Tennis Score: 2-6, 2-6 : Clay

Yesterday's score..
It seems like I was still not used to the new racket. The match was closer than the scores suggested with lots of game points like 40-15, 15-40, etc being squandered.

Note: He who wins the last point of a game wins the game.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Tennis Score: 4-6, 2-6 : Clay

Playing after almost three weeks, with a new racket - a Head Microgel Extreme pro in windy conditions meant that I had lots of excuses for losing. However, the first set was reasonably close with me coming back from 0-3 down to 3-4. The momentum could not be maintained and I went on to lose the next two games and the set 4-6.

The second set was quite pathetic. I did not have any rhythm in my game and made way too many unforced errors trying to be aggressive. There was no chance and the set was easily lost 2-6 to end the session. Though I lost, it feels good to be back playing tennis. I am sure there will be a marked improvement in my game as the days go by.

Tonight's dinner

Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens
Settings - Aperture:1.8, Shutter:1/60, ISO:200

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Today's fav pic

My favorite picture of the day - taken yesterday with the 50 mm nikon..

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Tonight's dinner

Tonight's dinner photo, taken with new camera - A Nikon D40 with a Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens. Settings - Aperture:1.8, Shutter:1/60, ISO:200