The Aliens have sprouted!

I took this picture a while ago. I thought the ‘craters’ looked suspicious and everything, but didn’t do anything about it […] this is what happens when you see a problem but do nothing about it. The only thing needed for aliens to start to sprout is for good people to do nothing!

I took this picture a while ago. I thought the ‘craters’ looked suspicious and everything, but didn’t do anything about it:

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You see, this is what happens when you see a problem but do nothing about it. The only thing needed for aliens to start to sprout is for good people to do nothing!

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It’s Saturday. There has to be something good.

I lamented once upon a post that I seemed to leave my camera behind really when I might have liked to take a picture. Well, that’s been remedied. Partially. Here, for instance, is quite a large cloud of birds. I’ve seen birds in bunches smaller than this do simulated acrobatics, too…

I lamented once upon a post that I seemed to leave my camera behind really when I might have liked to take a picture. Well, that’s been remedied. Partially. Here, for instance, is quite a large cloud of birds.

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I’ve seen birds in bunches smaller than this do simulated acrobatics, too. They fly around in circles gaining altitude and hurtle down all together in swoops that will make you think they’ve suddenly lost the ability to fly… until you see them resurface from behind the trees in a few seconds. I wish I knew how to get that on camera.

Here’s another one. You know what they say about clouds – that each one has a silver lining? I don’t think they meant that literally, but here’s what that might look like:

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And lastly, and I am not sure that the resolution on this page is enough to see this properly, does it look to you like the branches of the coconut tree are on fire, the flames eating at the leaves from tip to stalk?

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JNCASR has the coolest spiders!

I shot these just now. I saw this spider that had spun itself a web between table and chair. It was brilliant. The picture is, too! There are more pictures on my Facebook. Go to the album called JNCASR – EMU.

I shot these just now. I saw this spider that had spun itself a web between table and chair. It was brilliant. The picture is, too! There are more pictures on my Facebook. Go to the album called JNCASR – EMU.

There’s a new webbing that the spider’s spinning as I was taking the picture. That’s the strand of zig-zag white you see to the bottom-right of the spider. Although, it’s probably more likely the spider fell asleep while it was spinning a web.

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Do you want to look at the sky?

I sit on the terrace at EMU every evening. Below are some pictures I did manage to take. I particularly like the last one, with its yellow school bus against a very pretty sky.

The JNC campus is in a part of Bangalore that isn’t really Bangalore. We’re 12 km from Malleswaram. The Engineering unit at JNC is in one corner of the campus, which means that the footfall to the building consists almost entirely of students from the unit itself. Unlike some places (read: IITM), JNC also doesn’t ban entry to its rooftops.

I sit on the terrace at EMU every evening. I usually listen to some audiobook or the other, or simply read something. I usually also take my camera although, it turns out, NOT when I saw the most incredible images I could’ve shot (I saw a flying-V of birds about a hundred birds strong, for instance. Nope, no camera). Below are some pictures I did manage to take. I particularly like the last one, with its yellow school bus against a very pretty sky.

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Random Photograph: The sky. Aiyaiai!

I get a lot of time at JNCASR to do things other than study fluid mechanics. I spend most evenings on the balcony – studying, provisionally – but I’m always looking for stuff like this. The sky looked like something an artist might create on his easel. And since I’ve moved my camera and all its peripherals to the lab, I took a picture.

I did have to retouch the picture, though. My camera isn’t nearly sensitive enough – hence the graininess.

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The test I created is still open. I want enough votes for a statistically significant result. Do take the test!

[End. Fini. Kaputski. Painted Sky!]

Random Photograph: The tree that is a painting, the painting that’s a tree.

This is from Vattam and UPenn. I’ve said previously that I find paintings that look lifelike, and photographs that look like they are painted very appealing. Vattam pointed out to me that this falls squarely in the latter category. I agree.