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Hey canon your powershot cameras stink!

I sincerely hope that one of your hotshots will read this blog and will do something about it.

I love taking photographs in camera, not phones, all my smartphones have cameras but still when I want to photograph I pick up my canon camera.

Why canon not nikon or other makes? Because I love the colours that canon cameras offer.

Why not cellphone cameras that are much weatherproof and sturdier than canon cameras [way much weather proof and sturdier] because their picture quality is too worse than canon or any other digital camera. I have used Nikon too, a borrowed one, that is sadly no longer available.

Why am I grumbling then?

Well, I first used a canon camera regularly in 2015, a powershot, that is all I can afford! That too because they were gifted by my brother who was earning quite a hefty amount of salary back then. It was mediocre, actually quite mediocre in performance but had one advantage over the second one I used, it could take the photos of flying birds etc, very hazy but it captured them.

But getting its batteries was like tossing coins in a wishing well! That BTW applies for my new camera too! Bro bought one from USA after paying a whopping lot of extra money for that! Your Kolkata showrooms do not sell every battery for every canon camera! Awesome huh? Spend 500 bucks to go to Park Street where your showroom is to know that they don’t have the battery!

Well after we returned to Kolkata from Hyderabad I took a lot of rain photos and recklessly, then one fine morning the camera started taking white pictures, absolutely white, the video was working fine though, it took videos clearly with sound. It also took photos in darkness, like in dim light or bulb, tubelight etc, even in candle light! Finally it stopped completely within a couple of month.

I was given my next camera in 2019, another powershot it burnt whopping 20000 bucks – read it as only for a camera, I could buy a nice enough smartphone with that money with a camera. But no, I wanted to take really nice pictures so I was gifted with a photograph only gadget!

It worked nice enough for a year, and right before its first anniversary there was a cyclone in Kolkata and I took a lot of photos and videos, and I will clearly say that I stayed indoor and took care that the camera does not gets wet. Voila! Within a month I was gifted by white photos, perfect videos and night photography. Bro was still working so he took the camera to your showroom in Park Street after spending 500 bucks on taxi-fare [up and down] just because there was no lock-down and we were dreaming that covid will be gone for good before 2021, well the guy in showroom replaced the camera with a new one.

This time I treated it like a china doll, not the modern ones, the antique ones, when the next cyclone simply brushed by kolkata I took a few videos and rain shots taking strict care that my touch me not camera does not gets a drop of moisture on its precious body but voila! one fortnight and now I am suffering with white photos, the minute I zoom the photos become white, the videos are clear till date but they are soon going to go, I can feel it in the air.

The reason behind writing this whole book is draw your attention. If you really want people to buy more camera make them sturdy, you can, we know it and you know it, you do it to make people buy new camera every year. Well, in western countries that is possible, 22000 rupee is nothing for them, but in India 22000 rupee is LOT, MORE THAN A LOT! NO ONE WILL REFER A CAMERA THAT WILL CRASH AFTER USING ONE OR ONE AND A HALF YEARS!


FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHY LOVERS THE MAKE OF MY CAMERA IS: CANON POWERSHOT SX430 IS

DON’T BUY IT!

As for me I seriously am toying with the idea of giving up on canon cameras or cameras altogether and practice the cellphone cameras instead!

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Scott Hastie’s Press Release!

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Thursday Rhymes 4.7.19

Scott Hastie is a successful British born poet and writer, who has been has been commercially published in the UK for over thirty years now. He currently has no fewer than fourteen titles in print, including a novel and eight collections of poetry, all of which also available in e book format.

Scott’s current poetry is very much a positive and sparkling affirmation of human potential, with a growing emphasis on spiritual awareness and, in recent years especially, the spiritual tone in his maturing poetic voice is starting to draw increasing acclaim and attention from a worldwide audience, especially in the U.S. Asia & the Middle East.

Given the sudden and unexpected impact made in 2013 by some of his work, first published in the soulful and beautifully designed anthology Meditations, a much more comprehensive collection of all his more recent work, entitled Angel Voices was soon brought forward for publication by Centuria the following year,
Then, only two years later in 2016 and somewhat miraculously, along came Threads… Quickly establishing itself as the signature collection of Scott Hastie’s poetry at that time… A real breakthrough volume, since widely translated and published to worldwide acclaim, covering as it does the sheer scale of this stunning poet’s sublime creative journey.

Scott then threw himself headlong into an extended period of personal spiritual investigation, the fruits of which eventually arrived in the form of an entirely fresh and significant collection of brand new work, entitled Pranic Poetry, eventually published in March 2020.

Seemingly always destined to be released at the very beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, this volume really struck a chord with readers all around the world. Hence the accelerated release of his first fully retrospective collection Timeless: the best of Scott Hastie’s poetry 1990-2020 and it’s companion volume Splinters of Light: quotations from the poetry of Scott Hastie. The planned publication of both these titles soon being advanced by six months, into the autumn of the same year, to help satisfy the ever accelerating international demand for his work.

“It is at times like these that we need the fairest glimpses of hope, rejuvenation and a deeper understanding of the potential to realize our very best – especially in the face of such on-going adversity. Perhaps this is why Scott Hastie’s poetry achieves such an impact and is so well received around the world.“
“Scott Hastie’s writing inspires such clarity of thought, perception and heartfelt compassion for the emotional rainbow that is the human spectrum of existence, shedding multitudes of color and light where otherwise there might have only been storms, darkness, sorrow and pain, all without any real hope of joy and redemption.” 

“Timeless is surely an appropriate trademark for some highlights of Scott Hastie’s body of work to date. After all, he has produced some of the most gallant and elegant poetry of the 20th & 21st Centuries.”

“As in deep prayer, the quotes in Splinters of Light will bring you to the depths within your soul. These are not quotes you can read only once. They will call you to write them and paste them on mirrors and desks as constant reminders of who you really are and the true meaning of your life. These quotes will feed you in places you didn’t know you were hungry. A marvellous poetic work.”

Interest grew to such a level following the publication of both Timeless and Splinters that it was quickly then decided to also re-issue his two earliest ‘Younger Man’ collections, Selected Poetry and New Poetry (first published in 1991 and 1995 respectively) as ebooks. Both of which also went on to receive levels of acclaim that only confirmed Scott Hastie’s new-found popularity around the world.
Fortunately, it is already very easy to freely dip into Scott Hastie’s poetic writing. Samples from his whole back catalogue of poetry are readily available at his highly visual and popular new web site, which freely displays samples of both his already published and latest unpublished work.

As a writer, Scott is very open and likes to encourage maximum participation and feedback from his readers. His web site offers the chance to post comments, both on individual pieces or more generally… The site encourages more general dialogue about writing and Scott offers mentoring services to other creative writers/students around the world.

Scott is also passionate about visiting and learning from other cultures and his web site offers the bonus of featuring many fascinating images and glimpses from his extensive travels around the world.

Features/Photos – contact Centuria – written proposal in the first instance please to centuria@hotmail.co.uk

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Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Hastie
Official website: http://www.scotthastie.com

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Sharmishtha Basu’s Artwork stores in Red Bubble, Zazzle and Artweb 17

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https://www.redbubble.com/people/sharmishthabosu/shop
https://upwork.com
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Fresh lot June 2021 has been upped in Red Bubble, Zazzle and Artweb, other two sites are easy to navigate and buy from but Zazzle is really confusing, so I am attaching detailed links of this VIP site.

Zazzle

Products don’t show up in the stores, but if you have fortunately added them in a collection then they will show up there, so dont forget to add them in your collections!!!!!

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Photo print option is available here:
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Sharmishtha Basu’s Artwork stores in Red Bubble, Zazzle and Artweb 16

https://sharmishthabasu.artweb.com
https://zazzle.com/store/sharmishthabasu
https://www.redbubble.com/people/sharmishthabosu/shop
https://upwork.com
https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01873ccd4b48c7e20c?viewMode=1

Fresh lot June 2021 has been upped in Red Bubble, Zazzle and Artweb, other two sites are easy to navigate and buy from but Zazzle is really confusing, so I am attaching detailed links of this VIP site.

Zazzle

Products don’t show up in the stores, but if you have fortunately added them in a collection then they will show up there, so dont forget to add them in your collections!!!!!

https://www.zazzle.com/collections/canvas_art-119192996970168510
https://www.zazzle.com/collections/magnets-119642472162432095
https://www.zazzle.com/collections/photo_print-119751212052951290

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Photo print option is available here:
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Thursday Bouquet 29.7.21

Like these simple artworks? Enough to buy a few each month?

A select set of my photographs and paintings will be available to my patrons in patreon from January 2021
$1 patrons will get a set of photographs
$2 patrons will get a set of photograph and paintings.

Become my patrons and make me happy!

have a great day full of joy and laughter!
lots of Love.

Sharmishtha Basu

https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu
https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu
https://www.amazon.com/author/sharmishthabasu/

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Thursday Rhymes 29.7.21

Like these simple artworks or literary works? Enough to buy a few each month?

A select set of my photographs and paintings will be available to my patrons in patreon from January 2021
$1 patrons will get a set of photographs
$2 patrons will get a set of photograph and paintings.

Become my patrons or buy me a coffee if you want and make me happy!

have a great day full of joy and laughter!
lots of Love.

Sharmishtha Basu

https://buymeacoffee.com/sharmishthabasu
https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu
https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu
https://www.amazon.com/author/sharmishthabasu/

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SBPnB June 2021

SBPnB June 2021
Sharmishtha Basu’s Pen n Brush
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

This month SBPnB will share a bunch of illustrated poetry.

Don’t forget to share your views, suggestions without any hesitation. My contact details are at the end of the book.

As you all know these are my creations, copyrighted works, you are free to use them as long as you treat them as my property-mention my name as the creator and leave a link to my blog and inform me with the details of your use (non-profit) or discuss the financial side if you like them enough to publish them in your ezine, blog etc to sell.

With best regards and wishes.
Sharmishtha Basu
16.6.21
You can buy my book(s) from here too : https://Shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu
https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu
https://www.amazon.com/author/sharmishthabasu
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

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Sharmishtha Basu’s Artwork stores in Red Bubble, Zazzle and Artweb 15

https://sharmishthabasu.artweb.com
https://zazzle.com/store/sharmishthabasu
https://www.redbubble.com/people/sharmishthabosu/shop
https://upwork.com
https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01873ccd4b48c7e20c?viewMode=1

Fresh lot June 2021 has been upped in Red Bubble, Zazzle and Artweb, other two sites are easy to navigate and buy from but Zazzle is really confusing, so I am attaching detailed links of this VIP site.

Zazzle

Products don’t show up in the stores, but if you have fortunately added them in a collection then they will show up there, so dont forget to add them in your collections!!!!!

https://www.zazzle.com/collections/canvas_art-119192996970168510
https://www.zazzle.com/collections/magnets-119642472162432095
https://www.zazzle.com/collections/photo_print-119751212052951290

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canvas art
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https://www.zazzle.com/blessings_faux_canvas_print-256415073921714419
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Photo print option is available here:
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Coming Kingdom June 2021

Coming Kingdom June 2021
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Kingmaker is stalled for this year. You can read part one of Kingmaker in Kindle if you are interested-

Lucifer’s Liegemen- Kingmaker
https://www.amazon.com/dp/b0876w7xbw

Upcoming Kingdom will share few shorties this month, supernatural stories mostly. Hope you are enjoying them!

Share your views, your tips and if you want me to add something in it, exclude something from it… feel free to tell me!

You have all the details in the final few pages! You know the drill about copyrights, these are my works, copyrighted so if you want to share them in your blog or site please ask me, and send me a link after you have shared it so I can use that for my promotional ventures.

Happy Reading!
Sharmishtha Basu
14.6.21