Bohr’s Horseshoe

An American scientist once visited the offices of the great Nobel prize winning physicist, Niels Bohr, in Copenhagen. He was amazed to find that over Bohr’s desk was a horseshoe, securely nailed to the wall, with the open end up in the approved manner (so it would catch the good luck and not let it spill out).
The American said with a nervous laugh, “Surely you don’t believe the horseshoe will bring you good luck, do you, Professor Bohr? After all, as a scientist –”
Bohr chuckled.
“I believe no such thing, my good friend. Not at all. I am scarcely likely to believe in such foolish nonsense. However, I am told that a horseshoe will bring you good luck whether you believe in it or not.”

[Source: http://arachnid.wordpress.com/2008/04/10/bohrs-horseshoe/]

Life Sucks

The best things in life are either illegal, fattening or seeing someone else!

Surfing Wave

Got the much awaited Google Wave invitation… now I don’t know what to do with it!! :)

Rite of Passage

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Rite of Passage

This is exactly how I felt through four years of my undergraduate classes!

 

P.S. I did program one game at the end :)

(Source: abstrucsegoose.com)

Preying Eyes

Preying Eyes

Stone eagle resting above the main gates of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, located on top of Lookout Mountain, TN. The park is on the edge of the mountain and has cliffs on all three sides. The view of Chattanooga downtown from the cliff is – well as you can imagine – breathtaking… but that’s a pic for another day.

On Black

And thanks to adebⓞnd for the Lightroom presets, which was the only processing done.

Falling Slowly

Falling Slowly

This is an indoor waterfall in Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. It was one of the scenic places I visited in my two days vacation. I’ll be posting a lot of images from the vacation in days to come.

This was shot with one second long exposure in aperture priority mode to get the white smooth fall. It was already late in the evening so the hall was quite dark, thus I didn’t have to use my ND filter. This is my first flickr upload that was shot in RAW format. I wasn’t quite sure how to process it, so I played around with hue, saturation and intensity in Lightroom and then added borders and signature in Photoshop. I am mostly satisfied with the final result, except in few places where over exposure of green is evident.

Psychic

http://xkcd.com/628/

The End

Life, as I know it, ended today,
I guess I always saw it coming my way,
Hope was the problem, didn’t let me give in,
I’m burning in hell, but what was my sin?!!

All I did was loved you, unconditioned and true.
The complication to come, I never knew,
Not a thing I could do different, that’ll spare me this fate
I ran race to lose, I started too late.

I hope you stay happy, hope you prove that I’m wrong
That I was the only one, you should have belonged,
Coz that would be so hard to bear if it comes true
……………… forget it! I pray that you make it through.

I’ll hate if I’ll recover, I’ll hate if I don’t
I wish it doesn’t affect me, but I’ll hate if it won’t.
Can’t see you get hurt even if I’m torn to pieces
For you I’ll live and welcome death with thousand kisses.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Poisoned by theCipher

Slowly diffusing,
And poisoning me inside,
Love is sweet slow death.

When Darkness Falls

When Darkness Falls by theCipher

A beacon of light
To show me the way in dark
That is who you are.

[ My first Haiku :) ]