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Old 7th October 2007, 12:12   #1576
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nature playing games in coorg

Just like Bunny's image, this image too appears to be underexposed. With so much direct sunlight, the mountains can't be dark in reality. Your camera has obviously under-exposed the mountains because of a bright light source (sun) in the frame. This photo needs post-processing to properly expose the tones you saw in reality.
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The same image after some PP (lightroom).




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Old 7th October 2007, 22:10   #1578
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I like NIPs original . Its got a sense of mystery and surreal beauty to it. Agreed it might not have been what NIP saw through his eyes. Nevertheless i vote for the surreal beauty. As for the stitched panoramas(assuming) of the offroad trails the first one looks great and the second one is a bit confusing.

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Old 7th October 2007, 22:19   #1579
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Folks, Here is something to open my account here. I have done most of my experiments using negative film and they are all at least 4 years old. I have not done any experiments using digital due to various reasons (time being the fundamental one). So here is a few i digital pics i have (none experiments like Samurai san's or Mayavis.)

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Old 7th October 2007, 22:59   #1580
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No issues.. Actually i wanted to post the real pic, and hence didnt work on it in photoshop. Loved the effect of darkness in clouds and hence posted the pic as it
Agree with you - I too liked the silhouette appearance of the original better.
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I like NIPs original . Its got a sense of mystery and surreal beauty to it. Agreed it might not have been what NIP saw through his eyes.
My philosophy is little different. I shoot a scene because I like what I see. If I can't exactly reproduce what I saw, I consider it a failure. Sure, I do cleanup the photo to some extent, but I like stay faithful to the original exposure. Of course, there is no rule, it is just a preference of mine.

This one is for today. I call it Life finds a way.
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Old 8th October 2007, 00:37   #1582
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San, cant agree more. Sometimes the intention is also to underexpose to give it a surreal look to it (like all silhoutes and sunsets). More often than not the under exposure is accidental. In this case i do not know what it is. But is looking good nevertheless.
And a great subject and a great title. Where do you find your subjects? do you always walk around with your camera with you?
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My philosophy is little different. I shoot a scene because I like what I see. If I can't exactly reproduce what I saw, I consider it a failure. Sure, I do cleanup the photo to some extent, but I like stay faithful to the original exposure. Of course, there is no rule, it is just a preference of mine.

This one is for today. I call it Life finds a way.
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And a great subject and a great title. Where do you find your subjects? do you always walk around with your camera with you?
I do 90% of my photography without leaving my home, all the flower shots (even the last one) you have seen recently are from my garden. Even this one is shot from the house window.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...tml#post576869 (The Official non-auto Image thread)

BTW, your sunflower shot is excellent, wish it had little more DOF though.
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San, thats amazing! you live in quite some place.

Thanks for the compliments. I have a whole bunch of 20-30 pics of the very same thing. I wanted this one this way(shallow DOF). But it got too shallow for my own liking.
Another thing is that the lens i used for this one sucks big time. Its an el-cheapo Tamaron 70-300 thats 10 years old. Its probably got a ton of fungus in it too (havent checked / cleaned it in a while )
Will have to improve my work and stop giving excuses
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Old 8th October 2007, 11:08   #1585
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sam, guys, the first pic was not how i saw it thru my eyes...rightly pointed out. but when i actually saw the pic on my cam, it had this eerie feel to it. i did PP it a wee bit...but i think i like my original better too.

venkatesh...the second panorama is a place called chelavara in coorg. you can see the trail on the left and the valley onto the right...why is it so confusing ? btw...that sunflower pic is simply superb ! love the yellows !!
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venkatesh...the second panorama is a place called chelavara in coorg. you can see the trail on the left and the valley onto the right...why is it so confusing ? !!
Its confusing coz unless you mmention the subject one does not understand why the trail is in the frame. Whereas your other pic is about the trail and it tells the story beautifully.
I would loved the hills without the trail. Nothing else the pic is just fine otherwise.
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San, thats amazing! you live in quite some place.
Just a coincidence you told this today. An hour back I was home for lunch. Our servant reported seeing a snake right under the Hibiscus tree whose flowers I have featured many times in this thread. So I went out to investigate and basically chase it out of the fence. No, I didn't take the camera. I was able to spot it under the bushes, as I moved closer, it took flight at an amazing speed and crossed the road. Needless to add it was a rat snake, about 5-6ft long.
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I tweaked this in PS to get these pretty colours...

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Old 8th October 2007, 18:50   #1589
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Hey! a good colours @gkrish.
Samurai san, where exactly is this coastal karnataka you live at? Coorg area?
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Coorg is nowhere near the coast, I am in Udupi district, in a village bordering Manipal.
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