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Old 29th May 2008, 15:33   #3271
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Here are few pictures I had taken in 2005-05 while I was staying in Arizona.

This is on the road to Monument Valley in Arizona. Its a classic shot and featured as the cover for Bill Gates book "The Road Ahead"

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Below is view of Monument Valley, notice the bus, it will provide you the idea of the size of these rocks. Again its a classic shot featuring in lot of western movies.
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Old 29th May 2008, 15:36   #3272
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One more view of Monument Valley.
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Spider Rock - This one is favourite of mine, I travelled 6 hrs one way (500miles) to see this rock, it is depicted in the climax scene of the legendary western movie Mckenna's Gold.

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WOW! Fantastic shots there Deepak!!
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Wow, this is wallpaper material!

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...Spider Rock - This one is favourite of mine, I travelled 6 hrs one way (500miles) to see this rock, it is depicted in the climax scene of the legendary western movie Mckenna's Gold.
Lucky you! I have only managed to see the rock that Gabbar Singh sat on in Ramnagara near Bangalore, which I think the granite quarrying guys have carted away now!
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Old 29th May 2008, 18:22   #3275
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Thanks iraghava, DerAlte,
Glad to see you liked them. Have few more, will upload once I locate them on my harddisk
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Old 29th May 2008, 23:42   #3276
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Very nice. Did you crop it or was this the original frame?

Hmmm... the gharial reminds me of a person who was my boss quite sometime back!
I just added the boders. No crop. Why does it remind you of ur boss?
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Deepak, are you saying your picture of the straight road was used by Bill Gates for his book? If yes, thats fantastic!
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Old 30th May 2008, 12:12   #3278
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Deepak, are you saying your picture of the straight road was used by Bill Gates for his book? If yes, thats fantastic!
Hey Mobike,
I didnt mean to say that my picture was used by Bill Gates, what I meant is that picture of this road taken by some professional photographer is used on cover of this book.
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I have been shooting lot of potraits these days. I have noticed the tele end of my lens (70-300mm IS USM) gives decent results.

Any tips to shoot neat potraits? I think I have been selecting a very wide aperture. Some features of the subjects becomes blurred along with desired background. See below:
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IWhy does it remind you of ur boss?
The 'look' generally, and the teeth!
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Any tips to shoot neat potraits? I think I have been selecting a very wide aperture. Some features of the subjects becomes blurred along with desired background. See below:
There is nothing really wrong with that pic. The focus is on the eye, which is on spot. I guess you have used flash and shutter speed is long one. Because of which there is a very minute movement of face.

Take him to some park and try to shoot him with that wide aperture on long end, and yeah not under harsh sun.
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Old 31st May 2008, 17:23   #3282
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Here are few more pictures from Monument Valley and both North and South rims of Grand Canyon


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Marble Canyon on the way to North rim of Grand Canyon

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North rim of Grand Canyon

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Another view of North rim of Grand Canyon

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South Rim view

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Guest House on South Rim
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Deepak, the 1st (road ahead shot) and 3rd image are really shot well, both in composition and exposure.
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Deepak, the 1st (road ahead shot) and 3rd image are really shot well, both in composition and exposure.
Thanks Samurai, I have a point and shoot camera, all these are shot using a 2004 vintage Canon powershot A95.

So the attempt is try to get the composition right and leave other things to auto mode. Have been dreaming of getting a SLR, looks like will have to wait for some more time.
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Thanks Samurai, I have a point and shoot camera, all these are shot using a 2004 vintage Canon powershot A95.

So the attempt is try to get the composition right and leave other things to auto mode. Have been dreaming of getting a SLR, looks like will have to wait for some more time.
Hi Deepak,
Try playing around with the available settings before even thinking SLR!! Get out of the auto mode!! Push your camera and your skills to the maximum extend with your current cam, take pics that can really make you wonder:"Wow! looks like an SLR shot" .
And trust me its possible! And then when you have learnt enough thats when you can actually use an SLR to its full potential! Just my honest opinion...Happy clicking
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