Lightroom arrives

My copy of Adobe Lightroom arrived. I ordered it on the last day of the rebate from Amazon.
I believe there are still some copies available at that price.

I’m loving it and living in the Develop module for most of the time. It is a real killer, designed with a photographer in mind.

And it’s fast. On a MacBook Pro and on my PowerBook G4 Titanium. Forget about minimum requirements it even runs on a PowerBook G4 500 with 512MB of RAM!

Where does that leave Apple’s Aperture? The Library and Stacks feature of Aperture are stunning and I will probably use that for my book of photographs for Road, Movie

Conversations with Shiva

Rajika Puri and Dancers performed at the Joyce Soho in downtown Manhattan a while ago. Rajika studied Bharatanatyam with Sikkil Guru Ramaswamy Pillai, her Odissi Gurukul is Deba Prasad Das

The program titled Conversations with Shiva was Rajika’s continued experiments in Bharatanatyam or what she calls Bharatanatyam Unwrapped. I got to see the technical rehearsal and then a performance a few days later.
Here is a set of pictures I took.

For the technically inclined this was shot on a Nikon D200 with a Nikkor 28mm f2.8 film lens. The images were developed in Adobe Lightroom.

Non Submersible Units

Stanley Kubrick had this to say:

All you need in a film is 6 to 8 non submersible units

I think if most filmmakers get a couple we are lucky.

Subhash Ghai on the other hand said to me:

It’s one trip up in a film that makes it fail. Just one small mistake!

It would be interesting to view your favourite or not so favourite films from this perspective.