Daily Archives: April 7, 2016

Sony RX10 III — “Engadget” Contends (Provocatively) That It Is too Expensive.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access “engadget” post.

One of the ‘engadhetSony RX10 III sample pictures.

I like it. My quality. Now I don’t feel as shaky as I did when I saw these 2 from a RX10 III.


Click to ENLARGE study & admire. From ‘engadget’.

Interesting. Of course this has crossed my mind.

In the end it all BOILS down to the 1″ sensor. I, with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, which also has a 1″ sensor, fully understand the pros and cons of this compromise sensor size.

Unlike Nathan Ingraham, the ‘engadget’ reviewer, I do use and like long zoom. So that is the trade-off. Yes, my plan is/was to get a Fuji X-T2 with the APS-C sensor. But I am not going to be able to get a 600mm zoom for that — not for the money I am willing to spend.

So that is the choice.

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by Anura Guruge

Google Doodle For Sinhala New Year (Avurudu) 2016 On April 14?

by Anura Guruge



Well as you can clearly see I made a formal request, through the PROPER Google channels, last year when I saw how crushed the Sinhalese were when they did not get a Doodle.

Sri Lanka is DUE a Google Doodle.

Inexplicably there was NO Google Doodle for this year’s February 4 ‘Independence Day‘. Again I could, from 8,864 miles away, feel the disappointment and frustration.

BUT I, though no longer a native or citizen, had done my duty — in 2013.

The VERY FIRST Google Doodle that Sri Lanka ever had, for Independence Day 2013, was at MY REQUEST — and I have THE proof.

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by Anura Guruge

Sinhala New Year (Avurudu) 2016: And As Ever I Give Kapruka A Free Plug.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and smack lips here. Use link below to shop ‘Kapruka’ for New Year gifts to the Old Country.

Click to access ‘Kapruka.com’.

Happy Sinhala New Year 2016.

A Week from today.

The 3rd New Year of the Year for I.
But you can never have too many.

Enjoy. Rejoice.

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Very Classy Google Doodle For Indian Sitar Guru Ravi Shankar — April 7, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the Google Doodle.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use links above to access original.

Reach of this Google Doodle.


Last Google Doodles:
>> Modern Olympics.
Bolshoi 240th.

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PBS Special “The Secrets of Saint John Paul” — My Take.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access PBS Webpage and view full episode.


Click to access Wikipedia entry for Anna Teresa Tymieniecka.

First and foremost there are two things wrong with the TITLE of this PBS special. The title for the pope is dead WRONG! He is “Saint Pope John Paul II” or “Pope Saint John Paul II“. It is important that ‘Pope’ is in the title along with Saint. Plus, and this is important, he is NOT, and I REPEAT, NOT “John Paul”. He is, was and will always be “John Paul II“. There is another Pope John Paul who will one day be a Saint. They actually got this pope’s name dead wrong too! When talking about his election in 1978, and then Cardinal Karol Jzef Wojtyla paying his homage to the new pope, they referred to the pope as “John Paul”. NO. He was NEVER, EVER “John Paul”. From the moment he accepted the papacy he was “John Paul I”. These are small but important things that PBS should have got right.

Then the title claims “secrets” — in plural. But from what I can see this program is all about his relationship with Polish Anna Teresa Tymieniecka (who by the way had a Hanover, New Hampshire connection). The program tries to insinuate that it was a platonic relationship with no physical element. But there is no proof either way. Plus popes are notorious for their scandalous very intimate relationship with women, married women as well, over the millennia. So in the scheme of things this is not such a big deal.

What would have been more interesting is the oft stated belief that the Pope was a widow or a divorcee! He supposedly having been married, young, ahead of WW II.

So bit of a disappointing and tedious program. Just one SECRET and it is not that intriguing unless there is proof that she was actually his mistress in the accepted connotation of such relationships. 

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>> “Secrets of the Vatican” special.

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by Anura Guruge

‘6 images for the day’ — April 7, 2016.

by Anura Guruge

Pictures taken with my Panasonic Lumix LX100.

See this post for resolution details for the LX100.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

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