In the quest for a retoucher

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I’ve recently sought the services of a retouching artist for my images and client projects and have only one promising lead so far. I would like a few more options. The following is my attempt at retouching this vintage Rolls Royce. I’m not certain how well this retouch would work with a client but after having spent many hours on…
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Stack of Oranges

I’ve photographed oranges earlier but these are Kinnows or as we pronounce them “keenoos”. Got two crates all the way from Punjab and suddenly I realized I’d never stacked them. So there. Then I made some chicken and decided to flavor it with slices of citrus. Baked. Bad idea. Too much moisture and the citrus slices turned bitter. Thankfully I…
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Barefoot Resorts, Havelock, Andamans

You have already seen some of the best photographs from my vacation at stunning Andaman Islands. I mentioned I will be talking about the resort I stayed at : Barefoot Resorts at Havelock. As always, I’m going to show you more than talking about it. It’s a short drive from the pier to the resort. The resort is on Radhanagar…
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Buy n Brag : Lamp

I have a pretty new lamp! Thank you Buy n Brag! I won it in a contest they had. It’s called the Aston Martin Table Lamp – although I am happier putting it on the floor. It’s all shiny, metal and light it produces is a nice warm glow. [ I don’t think it has anything to do with the…
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Royal Salute : Raghavendra Rathore

The Royal Salute Maharaja of Jodhpur Diamond Jubilee Cup festivities concluded [ at least for me – the rest of the crowd stayed back for a smashing New Year’s Eve party I heard! ] with a stunning fashion show at the Umaid Bhavan lawns. Raghavendra Rathore had created a collection that was inspired by the spirit of Jodhpur and the…
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Royal Salute MoJ Diamond Jubilee Polo

And finally! The highlight of the celebrations at Jodhpur. The polo match. All the various activities and festivities you’ve seen so far : The special whisky bottle, the Osian Camel Camp, the Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan and the Vintage car rally, were all leading up to this sporting event. The 61st Cavalry Polo team won the match. Above is Maharaja…
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Royal Salute : Vintage Car Rally

As part of the Royal Salute Maharaja of Jodhpur Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, all the vintage cars in Jodhpur crawl out of their spaces and are displayed in full splendor. In this year’s showcase, they were lined up at the Umaid Bhavan, procured their occupants and then started their drive down to the Polo Grounds where they were welcomed with much…
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Royal Salute : Umaid Bhavan

By now you’ve already feasted eyes on the Osian Camel Camp and the Mehrangarh Fort and the gorgeous whisky bottle fashioned for the Maharaja of Jodhpur. Today it’s my turn to share with you just how gorgeous Umaid Bhavan is. [ Photography is not allowed indoors, so I did what I could with the outdoors. I would LOVE it if…
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Royal Salute : Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

As part of the Royal Salute Maharaja of Jodhpur Diamond Jubilee Cup celebrations, there was to be a New Years bash at Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur. While I wasn’t covering the evening event, I did visit the fort to cover it during daytime and I couldn’t have asked for a better setting. The sky was FABULOUS. And the fort itself is…
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Royal Salute : Osian Camel Camp

As part of the Royal Salute Maharaja of Jodhpur Diamond Jubilee Cup celebrations, there was a Camel Polo match held at Reggie’s Camel Camp at Osian, on the outskirts of Jodhpur. The first couple of games were for fair maidens and the second leg of the evening was a Camel race within the compound of the camel-camp. It was a…
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How to be a blogger : Clarity

Since we’re at it with emails, here’s another one I received. Not as bad as this one but still in the realms of not knowing where to start. I sympathise with the email-sender and will proceed to answer to the best of my abilities and to also rip the email apart. – – – Start of Email – – –…
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Royal Salute Diamond Jubilee Blend

As part of the Royal Salute Maharaja of Jodhpur Diamond Jubilee Cup celebrations, Royal Salute created a special blend of Whisky for the Maharaja of Jodhpur Gaj Singh. Everything from the bottle / decanter to the stopper, to the blend was hand-crafted especially for this occasion. This is the only bottle of this blend in the whole world. The last…
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Moleskine Daily Diary 2013

And this is my first blog post on ANY blog in the New Year! Fittingly enough, it’s about something that’s helping me chart out my day-to-day planning just the way I’ve been meaning to. I’ve tried online ToDo lists, I’ve tried flashcards / notecards, I’ve tried yearly planners and I’ve just never gotten around to utilizing them fully. A few…
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Saransh Goila #chef #actor

Twitter these days is my go-to source for news, seeking answers to questions, friends, conversation and a place that gives me a general pulse of the world. Keeping with the habit of asking questions on Twitter, I asked : Where can I find authentic, non-adulterated Kaju Katli in Noida / Delhi / Gurgaon?— Naina (@Naina) December 23, 2012 And I…
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