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Debashis Talukdar
Works at http://www.DebashisTalukdar.com
Attended University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lives in Singapore
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Nice one +Hendrik Ebber! How cool is that when you get to build something that so many people get to use and experience!
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The Fountain of Wealth
I haven't posted anything in a while. Seemed like a good time to share one from the Lion City. The Fountain of Eternal Wealth is in the centre of Suntec City and is a great place to come and spend an evening with family on a balmy Singapore evening. As the sun goes down, the overhead jets open to complement the floor-embedded jets. Visitors typically head for cover at this stage, but you can still enjoy the spectacle from above, or from the many restaurants around the fountain.

Shot with a Sony #A6000  and post processed using my Fireworks presets for Lightroom.

#Singapore   #longexposure   #nightphotography   #fountain  
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There were people hanging onto the exterior of the wheel this evening. Apparently, it's for some kind of reality show...

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How to Photograph the Moon

A Blood Moon is coming. If you're curious about the best settings to photograph the moon, consider spending three minutes taking a look at this.

#bloodmoon   #moon   #MoonPhotography   #Photography  #astrophotography  
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The Blood Moon Cometh
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Septmeber is here, and a blood moon is due upon us. The last in a Lunar Tetrad, this will be visible on the night of September 27th - 28th (depending on your timezone). Lunar tetrads are rare - there have been 62 since the first century. 
Being in Australia, I will miss out this time. For those of you who are located between Western Europe and Western Africa in the East to all of South America, The Midwestern United States and Canada in the west, you will have a front row seat to this phenomenon in its entirety. 
This video was shot during the last blood moon in April (the third in the Tetrad)... just a sneak preview of what you are likely to see. Here's wishing clear skies for you, wherever you are that night! :)

Need help finding the times and locations that work best? Check out this link: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2015-september-28

#BloodMoon   #LunarEclipse   #Moon   #timelapse  #supermoon #supermooneclipse #eclipse #lunareclipse #astrophotography  
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London-based photographer Carl Warner's surreal "foodscapes" prove that playing with your food isn't always a bad thing.
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Pretty awesome rainbow this evening over Docklands.

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An evening on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is Australia's most populous non-capital city in Australia. It sits on the border of Queensland and New South Wales and epitomises a beachgoing culture that Australia is so well known for. It is home to Australia's major theme parks and some of the best beaches that the country has to offer against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. Surfer's Paradise is overlooked by the Q1 building with its observation deck at 77 floors above the street. This is a perfect spot to watch this coastal city go about its business.
This short film was shot in one evening with a Sony A6000 and two lenses. It is made from 2704 images and is perhaps the quickest time-lapse short film that I have made.
The music is by BrunoXe, sourced from Jamendo.

#goldcoast   #queensland   #Australia   #SurfersParadise   #Q1   #Q1Skypoint   #Skypoint  
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Thanks +Simon Tomek... doing well. Hope you're doing well too. :)
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Life on Earth
The first warm day of the season is a great reason to get out and enjoy coastal Australia. 
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https://vimeo.com/108650530

Very cool short film... narrated by Carl Sagan, it depicts actual places in our Solar System which we may one day colonise.
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  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    Engineering, 2001 - 2002
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An empathetic gentleman with a right-brained mind and a left-brained soul.
Introduction
A thirty-something empathetic gentleman with a right-brained mind and a left-brained soul, who is torn between minimalism and his love for cool toys. I love to travel and I love my home - and each one increases my love for the other. An IT geek at heart, and a pragmatist to the core, who loves to swim and bike, but hates to run. Loves dogs and is developing a fondness for cats after getting to know them better. I like to take photographs of landscapes and cityscapes. I specifically enjoy creating short films using the technique of time-lapse photography.

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I've met Joe Satriani! I was published in the 2012 Plus One Collection - my image was the first one in the book!
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IT Professional, Casual Musician, Landscape photographer, Foodie, IT geek.
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  • http://www.DebashisTalukdar.com
    2011 - present
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Singapore
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Melbourne, Australia - Omaha, NE - Overland Park, KS - New Delhi, India - Barnsley, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Glasgow, Scotland - Edinburgh, Scotland - Bureida, Saudi Arabia - Gauhati, India - Calcutta, India - Cardiff, United Kingdom - Darjeeling, India - Thimphu, Bhutan
I've had a mixed experience with the Elizabeth Street store, in spite of having been their customer for several years. In the past, I dealt with a salesman who was really good to work with, My most recent interaction with them has been underwhelming. Around the 21st of Feb. 2015, I purchased a Sony HDR-PJ820 camcorder. The salesgirl who ended up selling me the camera was borderline unprofessional and rude, cutting me off mid sentence until I reminded her that as a customer, she needed to let me finish and hear me out if she was interested in making a sale. At the time of purchase, she attempted to sell me an extended warranty. I reminded her of Australian Consumer Law, and that a camera priced at around $1,400 was covered by a statutory warranty. The receipt also stated Ted's after-purchase policy of covering defects. Within 3 weeks, the camera body began to warp. I take very good care of my gear. The camera had been used either on a tripod, or hand held, while being placed in an enclosed cupboard for storage, or in a padded bag. I took it back to make a warranty claim. When I explained the history to the sales representative whom I dealt with when making the warranty claim, he attempted to dismiss it, stating that it had been dropped. I pointed out that there were no scuff marks on the body that would have come from a drop. He offered to get a consultant to look at it. I told him that while he was free to do so, I had been with the camera throughout, while neither he nor his consultant had, and that he needed to lodge the warranty claim. He somewhat begrudgingly lodged it. This happened on a Friday or Saturday in late March. The following week he called and told me that the consultant had evaluated it as the result of a drop. I advised that I needed that in writing, and that I would be following up with Consumer Affairs. He then offered to send it off to the manufacturer for a further look, and that it would take a few weeks, while also stating that they would have to wait and see what the manufacturer said. This entire interaction left me with the feeling that he was attempting to discourage me from lodging a warranty claim. I called in early April to follow up. The individual who answered the phone advised me that they had not heard anything back, and that it would take another few weeks. I advised them that I was travelling overseas for a couple of weeks, and that should anything follow up occur while I was away, that they would need to leave a message, and that I would come back to follow up on my return in early May. When I returned, I had not received any messages. I called up on the afternoon of the 12th of May to follow up. The individual who answered the phone took my claim number and said that they would call me back shortly. They never did. The following morning, I called again. The gentleman who answered the phone took my claim number, and assured me of a call back in the following 15 minutes. He called back as he promised and advised me that they were going to replace the unit with a new one. I went in later that day and picked up my replacement unit. While completing the transaction, the sales consultant attempted to sell me an extended warranty again. I reminded them of Australian Consumer Law and the effect of a Statutory Warranty. This exercise left me without the use of my new camera for the better part of six weeks, and cost me the GST refund that I would have claimed while travelling overseas with my camera. In summary, the issues I felt I faced with the staff at this store are: a. they were high handed, borderline rude and unprofessional. b. they attempted to discourage me as a customer from making a genuine warranty claim. c. they attempted to mislead me as a customer about a warranty by suggesting that the issue was something that was unlikely to be covered. d. they failed to follow up with me as the customer when the warranty claim had been fulfilled. e. they did not to return calls. The experience has left me to reconsider whether I will take my business back to this store.
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reviewed a year ago
*Leased in 10 days flat!* I'd called Sarah at MICM to assist me in leasing out my 2-bedroom/1-bathroom/1-carpark property in Southbank. I had been living here and was moving out. During my initial phone conversation with her, I provided Sarah with details on when it was going to become available, and the lead-up of activities to the property becoming vacant. Sarah came prepared to our first meeting, outlining what MICM's strategy would be to lease my property. She listened carefully to gain an understanding of what was important to me in a tenant as a landlord. She also set out expectations on what the current market commanded, and offered attracted options on promoting my property so that it gained sufficient visibility among potential renters. She also observed that I would require support to have the apartment cleaned and made suitable for presenting to prospective tenants, and made arrangements to have cleaners come in within minutes of my movers having moved out the last piece of furniture, while being personally present to handle the handover of keys. The property was ready to be viewed within hours of me having vacated it. Within 10 days, and three open-for-inspection sessions, she had secured a tenant and had a lease signed. I couldn't have asked for more support and a better outcome!
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