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    Yes and No?

    Last weekend I was at Lake Lagunita again, expecting to see some water in the lake. There was water there, alright. However it also had these two placards in the center of lake saying "Yes" and "No". There is something else written in minuscule hand-writing that none of us on the shore (there were quite a few who were trying to decipher it) could read it. It did make for good picture though. 
    I didn't have any of my camera with me that evening, except, of course, the 8MP cellphone camera. I revisited the lake several times after that but none of the shot taken afterwards came close to what I took with the cellphone camera that evening. Hope you like it...
    Sony Ericsson C905a, 5.9mm 1/100 sec at f/2.8, ISO 64

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    Posted by Dr. Richa Richa on Feb 17 2010 10:18AM | 0 comments

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    Biking @ Lagunita

    Biking
    Canon 40D, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS,  50.0mm 1/640 sec at f/16.0, ISO 400

    As promised, here is another shot from Lake Lagunita.

    Bay area is a biking friendly community, Stanford even more so. The mild climate conditions in the area makes it easier for students to choose biking as their mode of commute. In order to further help bike commuting, Stanford offers clean air cash awards of upto $282/year.

    I live off-campus and prefer riding a bus instead of biking (its 10 miles bike ride!). With oil prices above $3.00, I don't think I can afford driving to office anymore! Add the on-campus parking prices and I would rather walk to the office! An award of $282/year is yet anoth...

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    Posted by Dr. Richa Richa on Nov 16 2009 10:14PM | 0 comments

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    Running @ Lagunita

    Running @ Lagunita
    Canon 40D, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS,  135.0m 1/125 sec at f/5.6, ISO 500

    My office is in the basement of Mitchell Earth Science Building. So in order to get some fresh air, I like going for a run at Lake Lagunita. Lake is dry during most part of the year but there is never a dearth of runner and walker around the lake. Sunny or rainy we are there getting our daily exercise. You can spot the beginners who can barely finish the whole round, the regular joggers and the dog walkers that you meet every day, and the athletic runners who run pass you and are not even panting (and giving you a big complex)!


    Anyway, Lake Lagunita is one of my favorite places in Stanford. I have taken quite a few pictures of the lake and around it over the years I have been in Stanford. I will post few of them here in time to come. For now...

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    Posted by Dr. Richa Richa on Nov 3 2009 7:51AM | 0 comments