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Old 6th July 2008, 20:59   #3511
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A shot of hebbal lake. No pp done.
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Old 6th July 2008, 21:55   #3512
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Some pics of Nilgiri Tahr and Munnar hills.
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Old 6th July 2008, 22:19   #3513
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rippergeo Andhakaaran azhi has changed a lot since I last visited this place. I was able to dig up a pic that I shot in 2006.Unfortunately during my last years visit I couldn't make it there.

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@samurai- more contrast and more saturation? is that what you did?
Nope, mostly level, curves and highlight/shadow control.

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After discovering PS3's capabilities, I've been slightly drunk on the god like power it gives me over the pics. and I've been going way over the top with saturation and contrast.
It is called the Bruce Almighty Syndrome.

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what do you suggest? stick to my favoured PP style or cut back?
Of course, you should start cutting back. It will take time, but slowly you will start getting pleasing results.
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It is called the Bruce Almighty Syndrome.
Yeah! tell me about it!

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Of course, you should start cutting back. It will take time, but slowly you will start getting pleasing results.
Ok, so what do you think of this one?
I like it, but its important to know what the audience thinks. still too much?
I have an account on Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing, but the problem is, everyone is too polite and gentle there. they keep saying nice things, I get no criticism, so I dont improve much. which is why I flood this thread with pics. sorry guys.
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Old 7th July 2008, 19:26   #3516
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Nice shot, but i dont know where to look at, the ant is like a distraction, especially since its out of focus..keep clicking.
Thanks torqueguru. You are absolutely right. After reading the comment, i took a good look at the picture and it all makes sense.

Ants were running around all over the plant. When i focussed it wasn't there. But then came up from inside, and seemed sharp in the view-finder after taking the pic. And being a beginner, i didnt think from this angle.
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I have an account on Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing, but the problem is, everyone is too polite and gentle there. they keep saying nice things, I get no criticism, so I dont improve much.
Link is going to flickr main page only!

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I had typed the website name, didnt intend it to be a link. the browser just made it into one.
link to my pics on flickr
Flickr: hey!jude's Photostream

@crazydriver- are you on flickr?
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Liked the reflections on this one. However, i was caught in two minds with respect to cropping. (3/4th rule? Obeying it would mean either leaving out tree tops or reflections!)
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How to go ahead with cropping in such cases?
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@crazydriver- are you on flickr?
I had opened one account when i bought the camera. I think i'm in your contacts too (you are in mine anyways). But, I dont go there often these days.

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its the 2/3rds rule. i dont see the need to stick to it dogmatically. now with digital photography, we're free to try as many different crops as we want and choose the ones that work best.

@Crazydriver-I think you're in my contact list too, but have'nt seen any new pics from you on flickr in a long time.
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hello! some more from my side...
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Was playing around with Nikon Capture NX on my crappy lappy and ended up with this. What say critics ?
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Riju ! You definitely have some great pixing capabilities as i had seen your recent pics. This looks damn good brother and keep them coming if you have more.
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Riju, good one. Its just that its too much blue, if it was little lighter, maybe it would be much better.
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Riju there is more noise in the pic, i would rather prefer a different colour for the sky. is this the same pic as in your flickr photostream..
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too blue riju.
did you try playing with the selective colours slider on PS3? you could cut back on the blue. OTOH, if the noise was less, the pic might have been better even with that amount of blue.
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