Daily Archives: April 7, 2018

Vivo IPL 2018 ‘Opening Ceremony’ Is On “Hotstar (US)”.

by Anura Guruge

I am still finding my way around “Hotstar” when it comes to their Vivo IPL 2018 coverage. I haven’t had much time to devote to it given that I only signed up late last night.

I have watched a few short clips from prior years, the auction and lead-up to 2018 etc. In general the video quality is good — though the clips tend to be quite short.

I did watch about 20-minutes of the 2018 ‘Opening Ceremony‘. It was all there — at least in those 20-minutes — without anything omitted. Quality was good.

I am going to try and watch the highlights of the first game shortly — while I have my dinner. I will let you know.

This was to give you a quick heads up.

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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — April 7, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my new Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

original door art New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

The also rans:

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My 1st “PhotoShop”: Before and After — See What You Think.

by Anura Guruge

As I proudly point out daily in my “The Picture of the Day” post, I do NOT believe in post-processing (i.e., ‘Photoshopping’).

To I, the pleasure and challenge of taking pictures is to capture what I can to the best of what I can — given the equipment I am using. It is like my running. It is test of my abilities. A discipline. Altering reality after the event has NO appeal to I — since that is not what real-life is all about.

Anywho … I have a friend who urges me incessantly that I should Photoshop — as he does with all of his pictures. Actually I have two friends like this, though the other does not ‘urge’ me to do as he does.

Well, I took this picture (i.e., the ‘Before’) yesterday, at the ‘Wolfeboro Inn‘, at a breakfast meeting. It was the simple table arrangement and the white/gray is the table cloth. It was a round table and there was probably 10 people seated around it — including my ‘Photoshop friend’. I too the picture with my Google Pixel 2 and I don’t think anybody even noticed. I liked it. I was THRILLED with it. To I, it could not be bettered.

But, for the heck of it I asked my friend to Photoshop it. He did so, GLADLY, in seconds.

Well, I knew I could better him — though I do NOT have ‘Photoshop’ or even an equivalent since I don’t need them — and will not use them. So instead, I used Photoshop.

What do YOU think? I hope YOU like my ‘Photoshop’ better. {Smile}

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The original taken by I.

The AFTER (i.e., Photoshopped) by my friend.

These were his comments: “Here is my Photoshop modifications.  Your flower was dark around the center and brighter around the outdside.  I much brightened the center and increased contrast there. See if you think it is an improvement.”

MY AFTER. “Photoshopped” in Powerpoint.

I really hope YOU like my AFTER.

Good news, I do NOT plan to do anymore photoshopping. This was enough.

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by Anura Guruge

For Vivo IPL Cricket In U.S., Cancel Sling TV/Willow And Get “Hotstar (US)” For $9.99 — 1st Month FREE.

by Anura Guruge

Click here to access U.S. “Hotstar” Website — with sign-up.

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With the 1st month FREE we have nothing to lose and much to gain. For those of you who like IPL it would be a godsend.

Definitely NO Vivo IPL 2018 on Sling TV. That is definite.

Actually there is NO NEW cricket on Sling TV via Willow or any other channel. Willow has totally gutted what is available on Sling TV as of mid-week.

I signed up with “Hotstar” on my Roku 3. It works. Need a PC to activate (with code provided on Roku).

No Vivo IPL 2018 as yet — but that starts TODAY.

So, this is my recommendation.   NOT ANY LONGER! See below.

Click to access April 8, 2018 post after I watched the 1st game!

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by Anura Guruge