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Archive for July 2008

Cleaned my sensor…

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I noticed I had dust on the CCD of my digital camera so I decided to do something about it. I bought a cleaning kit with Eclipse2 solution and 4 cleaning swabs (http://www.2filter.com/prices/products/Sensor_Swabs.html) from Vistek in Toronto for ~$30. I was nervous about it at first…but it’s really not that bad.

Here are the before and after shots with the camera looking up at the sky at F22. There appears to be one dust spot left after the cleaning. Maybe I’ll try once more to see if I can get it off too.

Before:
Before cleaning the ccd

After:
After cleaning the ccd

Written by Tilak Dutta

July 31, 2008 at 1:16 pm

Mango Lassi

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We got this mango lassi at an Indian restaurant at St. Clair and Yonge. The waitress put a heart on it for us. That’s nice.

Mango Lassi

Written by Tilak Dutta

July 30, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Posted in drinks, indian, Lassi, Mango

Study Break

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I can totally understand what this guy is feeling. Hard to study on a beautiful summer day.

Study Break

Written by Tilak Dutta

July 26, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Posted in Break, Exam, nap, Sleep, Study, U of T

Wedding in the Rain

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This was taken at Kaveh and Angele’s wedding. The rain did not dampen the celebrations in any way. In fact, it added a surreal quality to the afternoon. Apparently rain on the wedding day is good luck in many cultures and foretells of many children to be born to the wedding couple.

Wedding in the rain

Written by Tilak Dutta

July 25, 2008 at 6:38 pm

Shadows in a park

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I happened across this park on King street west on my way back downtown from Bickle Centre.

Shadows in a park

Written by Tilak Dutta

July 24, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Luminato…

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I loved the coloured bulbs that lit up different colours…

BTW…I think that’s Ashley MacIsaac playing on stage there…

Ashley with big pinks things...

Written by Tilak Dutta

July 22, 2008 at 5:23 am

Ski Hill

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This is the ski hill behind the house I grew up in. It’s called Adanac ski hill in Sudbury.

Ski hill

Written by Tilak Dutta

July 21, 2008 at 2:52 am

Posted in chair lift, hill, shower, ski

Steeple at sunset

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I love pink and purple sunsets…

Steeple sunset

Written by Tilak Dutta

July 17, 2008 at 9:51 pm

Posted in church, pick, sunset

Sunset

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I love a good sunset…

Sunset

Written by Tilak Dutta

July 16, 2008 at 2:22 pm

Posted in pink, sunset

A Dutch Canal

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This was how we found a canal lit up at night in Delft.

A canal at night

Written by Tilak Dutta

July 14, 2008 at 3:51 am

Bridge

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The Brooklyn Bridge…

Brooklyn Bridge

Written by Tilak Dutta

July 11, 2008 at 1:30 am

Posted in bridge, Brooklyn bridge, NY

Arches

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We went to see these arches when we were in India…

Arches

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July 10, 2008 at 4:59 am

Posted in arches, India

Foggy Dock

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A foggy old dock…I think… in NY…

Foggy old dock

Written by Tilak Dutta

July 9, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Posted in dock, fog, NY, water

The Taj Mahal

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I took this picture on my last trip to India…

Taj Mahal

Written by Tilak Dutta

July 8, 2008 at 11:00 am

Posted in Agra, India, Taj Mahal

Margaritas

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We got these margaritas at a Mexican restaurant in Delft. They were delicious!

Thirsty?

Written by Tilak Dutta

July 7, 2008 at 11:47 am

Posted in drinks

Happy Canada Day

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Tonya, her mom and I went to Ontario Place to see the fireworks.

Happy Canada Day!

Written by Tilak Dutta

July 6, 2008 at 5:28 am

Archway

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Dutch Archway

An archway in the Netherlands…

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July 5, 2008 at 11:23 pm

Posted in archway, dark, light, Netherlands

Pallet

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I love the colours…

Artists Pallet

Written by Tilak Dutta

July 4, 2008 at 3:53 pm

Posted in art, artist, paint, pallet

Canada Day on Centre Island

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Tonya, her mom and I spent the day on centre island and then made our way closer to see the fireworks at Ontario Place.

Written by Tilak Dutta

July 3, 2008 at 5:21 pm

How to fold a bike…

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Folding bikes in the Netherlands are better designed than the ones we have here in Canada.

Written by Tilak Dutta

July 2, 2008 at 8:04 pm

Posted in Uncategorized