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Photos With Tripod

Here are a few photos that I took on 18/12/12: Equipment Used: Sony Cybershot Camera Vanguard Tripod About The Camera: Optical Zoom 10X Mega Pixels: 16.1 This is the 100th blog post that is published on!!

Loading Film Into The Argus Camera

As you would have read from my previous blog post , my grandfather gave me 2 old cameras. Recently my father and I went to G.K Vale and bought film for the Argus camera. We inserted the film into the camera. My father told me that when the film is exposed to light, the part of it that gets exposed will get damaged. The film contains 36 photos, but we could take only 30-32 photos. I took many different photos with this camera. G.K Vale told us that we can send this film for developing. Once the film is developed, I will scan a few photos and then upload them on the blog. I will soon also upload a video that shows us how to take photos with this camera.


My father recently bought me an AquaPod . An AquaPod is a device that can launch a 2 litre plastic bottle about 100 feet up in the air. You need a pump and some water in the bottle to make all this happen. We pump air into the bottle filled with water.The air in the bottle gets compresed with high pressure. When we pull the string and release the valve, the compressed air pushes the water out and the bottle flies up like a rocket Materials required: AquaPod Old 2 litre plastic water bottle Air Pump Water String that is 15 ft long The procedure: Take an old 2 litre plastic water bottle (preferably Coke bottle).  Fill 1/3 of the bottle with water. Attach it onto the AquaPod. Pump air into the AquaPod. Go back 15- 20 ft & pull the string and watch it soar up into the air! Here are a few videos that I took. Click the below links to view the videos: AquaPod Main Video Under View Of The AquaPod (Must Watch) AquaPod Flying In The Air Here is a picture.  


These are a few photos that I took:

Old Cameras

Recently my grandfather gave me two old cameras that he bought about 50 years back. His first camera costed him Rs. 17 and his second one Rs. 400. I also got an user manual that teaches us about the basics of photography.  The  brand names of the cameras are Paillard and Argus .  The Paillard (Swiss Made) and the Argus ( American Made) camera run on film. We cannot use the Paillard camera anymore. My grandfather said that we might be able to buy film for the Argus camera. The Paillard camera is a video camera whereas the Argus is a still camera. Argus still manufactures cameras. This is not a digital camera, but it is an old style film camera. Here are a few photos: Paillard Camera This is where you put the film Paillard's camera's lens removed Argus Camera Argus's camera's lens removed The front part of the Argus camera The User Manual

IMS Video

As I had mentioned in my previous blog post here is a video on IMS (Inventory Management System). You can view the video by clicking   here . Please feel free to leave comments on You tube or on my blog. I created this video by using a screen recording software known as Cam-Studio Recorder. You can download it by clicking here .


As you might already know from my previous post, my family and I went on a holiday to Hubli and Bijapur. You can view the previous post by clicking here . After coming back to Hubli, we left our grandparents at their house and then left for Hampi. Day 1 We departed from Hubli at 11:45 a.m. and reached Hampi at 3:30 p.m. After checking into a hotel we walked around Hampi. First we went to a temple. The architecture inside the temple was very nice. We left the temple and went to the river nearby. As the river is very dirty we decided not to step in to the river. Afterwards we went to a place which had a few rocks and ruins. We climbed a few steps and then stopped and headed back to our hotel as it was getting dark. Then we went to Hampi's famous restaurant for dinner - The Mango Tree. Day 2 We had breakfast at around 7:30 a.m. Then we hired a guide and an auto-rickshaw. The guide agreed to take us around Hampi. First we went to a temple called the Virupaksha Temple. Vir

My Trip To Hubli, Bijapur

On the 13th of October 2012 my family and I left on a holiday to Hubli , Bijapur and Hampi . We stopped in many places of interest along the way. Day 1 (Hubli) We left Bangalore at 4:00 am, and reached our grandparents' house in Hubli at 10:30 am. We had a few snacks and started talking. As my parents were talking, I went to the garden outside and took a few photographs. After a few hours we had lunch. At around 5:30 pm, we left to a place called Police Grounds. Over there I took a few photos and my sister and I played on a Banyan Tree . After that we came home and had dinner.  Day 2 (Hubli) I woke up at 5:30 am.  I went with my grandfather and bought milk . I then helped my father wash our car.   After that I had bath and then watched TV after which I played cricket with my father and my sister on the roadside. After that we went to the terrace and played something called box cricket. This is how you play the game: You have to first draw a small box measuring a

Photos That I Took With My Tripod

Here are few photos I took in my grandparents' house. I took these photos with a tripod. Click on a photo to view an enlarged image.