I had written an earlier post about all the lens that I had rented and wanted to rent/buy for my Canon DSLR. Now that I own a full frame camera, I have been yearning to collect all the good lens available in market. From my previous list, I already tried Fisheye Lens and it was great. But I was not a big fan of the 180 degree images that it produced. I prefer a normal wide angle lens for landscapes.
Living in California, I have visited some ghost towns and have heard a lot about the gold rush in California and in US a lot of times. When I want to learn more about something, I usually pick a book on that topic and read. I have been in search of books that are based on gold rush and finally I found a few which I want to read soon.
Here is the list –
I love to travel as you all know already. I love armchair travel more than actually travelling to places. Reading books about places is even better than actually visiting those places – because it is cheaper, more convenient and you can get more information than you can even at that location. Also when you are travelling, you hardly have time to stop at one place and admire the beauty of that place or appreciate the history associated with it. This is more so when you spend $$$$ to visit a foreign country. I usually search for books about places that interest me and read about them. I have reviewed many travel books on this blog (you can check them in the “Old posts” page).
I love reading and also collecting biographies and autobiographies of famous men and women, especially scientists and mathematicians. I somehow make it a point to buy and read at least one biography/memoir every year. There have been some scientists/mathematicians/engineers about whose life and research I have been wanting to learn more from a long time. Let me present here some people whose biography I am very eager to read.
Please let me know if you have already read any of these books or any other book on these famous personalities. Also suggest me any other good biographies that you have read.
For as long as I can remember, I have loved owning books. Yes, you heard it right. More than reading books, I love owning them. I was thinking about the books that I would like to own in my personal library at home. It’s a different thing that I live in a rented house. Having a home library is not possible as of now. But hey, it’s okay to dream. 😛
These days, I am keenly interested in photography and am always on the lookout for lenses, filters and what not. All these days, I used to struggle with the technology, but I have now crossed that boundary and am no longer an amateur. I know how to take relatively good pictures using the equipment that I own. Now in order to move forward, I need good lenses. So I am eyeing some lenses and want to try these and then buy them, when I can.
My previous list here consisted of places that I am planning to visit in near future (if I can). But this post will have another list of places that I have been wanting to visit from God-knows-how-long. These countries are far and making a trip to these places would make us spend $$$$, so I am not sure when I can visit these places. I am putting this post here, so that I can daydream about these places –