Color me Red

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Another Pondicherry early morning shot. Taken from the Le Cafe using the same setup as the previous post.

Pondicherry has great eating places, specifically the French cuisine. One of the places we really liked was the Hotel de l'Orient. Though the food was pretty expensive by Pondicherry standards, it was really good. Most of the lanes in the French part of town have boutique French restaurants which lend an old world charm to the place. Be sure to check the lovely cuisines the town has to offer, if you happen to visit.

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Dead Calm !

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An early morning before sunrise in Pondicherry. I remember highlighting in my previous post that Pondicherry is a laid back place. The star attraction for me was perhaps, Le Cafe. This is a small cafeteria just by the beach, rather the only one along the beach, on this side of the Beach Road. One can simple grab a table and sit there for hours, even the entire day, reading a book, chatting, or simply just gazing at the choppy waters and enjoing the stillness.
This one was taken early morning before sunrise. A rather long exposure using a tripod with the Pentax K200D and the Pentax 18-250mm lens. While I took some long exposures before heading to Le Cafe to catch the sunrise, the Mrs., my friend and his Mrs. were wondering 'What the hell is this guy upto now?'

Shining Glory

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There have been too many things going on lately. No matter how much I would like to get down to my blog, there are other pressing things. The end of January saw Mrs. and I heading off for a long weekend break to Pondicherry or ‘Puducherry’ as the locals would now have it.

Actually it was a last minute plan and we gave it a go. The place turned out to be more of a French experience rather than one of a coastal South Indian town. The town is still inhabited by a large number of French and other European foreign nationals who prefer to call Pondicherry thier home. A nice place by the sea, Pondicherry is as lazy as you can get.

The trip was planned with another colleague from work and his Mrs. All four of us decided to hit the beach early morning for the sunrise. I know landscapes generally don’t go well vertically but thought I would give it a shot as a future magazine cover. Shot with the Pentax K200D with the Pentax 18-250mm on the Tripod