Category Archives: People

On same hike- around 7 years apart

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We took Arian on his first hike in July 2007 when he was around 8 months old. I took photo of mother-son and has been my favorite.  The way he looks is so cute. A perfect Kodak moment!

Today, we went on the same hike and I tried to take his photo with his mom. This time with a real Kodak camera. AZ501. Last time, we carried him and this time we went on this 8 plus mile hike with 2000 feet elevation by himself.
KODAK Digital Still Camera

Holi- Indian festival of colors.

Holi (English pronunciation: /ˈhl/) (Sanskrit: होली)- an Indian festival, is a spring festival also known as festival of colours, and sometimes festival of love.[3][4] It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities.photo 4

photo 5(1)Holi celebrations start with a Holika bonfire on the night before Holi where people gather, sing and dance. The next morning is free for all carnival of colours,[5] where everyone plays, chases and colours each other with dry powder and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons for their water fight. Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders. The frolic and fight with colours occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People move and visit family, friends and foes, first play with colours on each other, laugh and chit-chat, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. In the evening, after sobering up, people dress up, visit friends and family.[1][9] It is a national holiday in India. photo 3(1)

photo 2(1)I missed to take a camera at the Holi celebrations in Simi Valley, California. This is a festival of colors- a great opportunity to take photos of colorful people. Luckily I had an iPhone with me. 

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Needed to make passport photos for my son- against white background

Taking photos at home with nice background
Taking photos at home with nice background

Nice photo, right? Needed some photos of my son to make passport photos. I wanted white background and see the picture below to see how I achieved it. So simple, I had to look around the home to find a while paper and that did the trick.

Arian Patel