First Time Camping @Lake George, NY!

This is the first time in my life I went camping, we were a group of 16 people! I was nervous at the beginning, thought of leaving my comfort zone and being with a group in some jungle site, what food I may have and whether I would be able to sleep nice…or damn the restrooms πŸ˜›

But, I was wrong. It was a wonderful trip. Very organized camp site at Lake George.
On Friday when we reached the camp around 6ish, some of our very active and hardworking friend set up 5 tents for the group. When we reached we just made sure the bed is ready inside the tent when we want to sleep πŸ™‚ The food were marinated and kept in the cooler, and in the evening, we grilled, actually two/three friends did. I was mostly busy taking pictures, listening to the silence of the nature, chiliing out an eating. At night, two of our friends started singing! It was so nice….in the middle of jungle….listening to some old song..so nostalgic…so far away form the busy city life…..so much fun at the same time so much calm!

The next morning we woke up…had breakfast and went to Jet-Ski! My first time ever! I was so nervous but when it started, oh God! I realized, what have I missed so far! It was unbelievable! How could I never do that. I didn’t drive, since I don’t’ know how to swim and a bit scared, my hubby did, and we went in the middle of the lake and it was like heaven….we finished the jet-ski with an extreme excitement and feeling so content.

When we came back to camp site after our jet-ski adventure, another adventure was waiting for me. There was a lake and me, and my friends started learning how to swim, we both scared to death at water, yet something happened that day, we were free……lost in the nature, a bit wild may be…..gave my best shots to give it a try and for the first time I was able to swim…..it was for less than a min, but for me it was a lot!!!!!

Night started with more grilling and eating and dancing with music….I also did another small adventure of walking alobe in the jungle to go to the restroom πŸ˜€ we generally go as a group after 11, since its about 10/12 min away in the dark….but I went without turning on my torch light πŸ™‚ I felt I was walking in my village in Bangladesh, no sound….pin drop silence…little bit scared….but more adventurous πŸ™‚ it was a different kind of fun!

Everything has to end and so did those amazing two days. I brought so much memories with me. It was not only jet ski or swimming, it was also the people. We had a very interesting diverse group, I can’t think of doing it without any one of them! Each of them contributed to the fun in their own way……I feel very lucky to experience this. It was one my bucket list thing πŸ™‚

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Photography!

This has been in my mind for few years, I was always excited and happy when I used to see other people taking nice pics, the color, the effect has always inspired me to do some photography. But as always, I either didn’t have time or was too lazy to start.
Now I felt its the perfect time to learn something different and new πŸ™‚
So, as a first step I bought the camera: Nikon D7000! Heard so much about it! I am still very new, and mostly taking pics in auto mode. But whenever I get chance, am trying to learn the techniques of taking quality pics. This link is a nice place where I took a tutorial tour for the basics. Also looking into this for basic understanding of ISP, Shutter Speed and Aperture!

I am pretty excited and hope to take some nice shots! Looking forward to sharing some digital creativity!!!