I am a water & waste-water treatment systems manufacturer, & hence I shoot more pictures of sewage & foul effluents, rather than beautiful water-falls & pristine lakes. I have very recently discovered the presence of the Manual Button on my Canon 500D, but still a bit confounded about the exact usage of the same. From my younger days, which are now pretty distant, i had a keen interest in Portrait Photography, as it was my favorite excuse to befriend members of feminine gender. I have gradually shifted my creative energies to Landscape Photography, mainly due to the gradual lack of interest shown in me by the women folk. I am also an avid collector of books & information regarding varied subjects, but doubts persist if i would ever read them. I am also a semi retired cricketer, & boast a Tendulkar like batting average of 60.51 runs & have scored 43 centuries in various Book-Cricket matches.