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Old 29th January 2010, 13:13   #7426
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Nice shots HW, I liked the 2nd one more. Is it all done with a macro lens ? Please provide some exif info.
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Old 29th January 2010, 14:03   #7427
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Thank you Shaju . Well, the first one was done with the kit lens (18-55 Non IS). The rest (lalbagh flower show) pictures were all done with a sigma 105mm macro lens hand held, hence some softness in the second picture.

The EXIF info:

(i)
Exposure: 0.067 sec (1/15)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 46 mm
Exposure Bias: -1 EV
ISO Speed: 1600

(ii)
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 105 mm
Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV
ISO Speed: 100

(iii)
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/5.0
Focal Length: 105 mm
Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV
ISO Speed: 100

(iv)
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 105 mm
Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV
ISO Speed: 800


Screwed up a bit with the ISO on the last photograph and had to use NR in post processing.
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Old 29th January 2010, 14:34   #7428
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The first photograph is a portrait of a friend. This was shot at the famous sakleshpur train track trek.
The last three photographs are from the "Flower show" at Lalbagh which was held as part of the republic day celebrations. The flowers had not changed (compared to the previous show) but my compositions did.
C&C please .
I like the second shot! Beautiful it is.

In the first portrait, the left side of his face where light hits could have been made a bit more brighter - increased levels
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Old 29th January 2010, 14:48   #7429
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Thank you Clevermax, I liked it this way. Especially with his skin tone, I wanted to give that eerie feeling to it. Here's another shot at the same place with a different friend of mine. This one is okayish...but I like the way light wraps around his body and wish I had covered more of his face.

And the second flower picture is my favorite as well .
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Thank you Clevermax, I liked it this way. Especially with his skin tone, I wanted to give that eerie feeling to it. Here's another shot at the same place with a different friend of mine. This one is okayish...but I like the way light wraps around his body and wish I had covered more of his face.
And the second flower picture is my favorite as well .
This is a nice one. The skin looks a bit yellowish, any PP there?
How about taking the same frame with a deeper DOF so that the other end of the tunnel and the tracks all in focus?
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Old 29th January 2010, 15:20   #7431
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Yeah, the skin is a bit yellowish. Should have noticed it. Well, I wasn't carrying the tripod as it was a trek. So, if I had to get that tunnel and the track in focus, I would have required really steady hands for a 15 second exposure or so (higher f number like f16 or so) . And my hands are so unsteady that I get shake even at 1/30!
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Old 29th January 2010, 18:21   #7432
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So 2nd shot gets the maximum stars !!! I said it first though !!
Sigma 105 macro shows a clean and crisp result here. I am curious to know where is this track and tunnel, if you dont mind ! Just imagining myself there, lot of creativity is going through my mind ! Was it a photographers' trek ?

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Old 29th January 2010, 18:25   #7433
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@Hellwrath
The first image of your friend in the tunnel has the bright spot of light as a distraction, it does no good to your pic when a person is there unless it is an essential part of the picture and relates with your subject.

I loved the second flower shot.

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Not in Kerala, it was at Kollur, Karnataka...but he is from Kerala.
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Old 29th January 2010, 19:30   #7434
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Shaju,

It's called the Green Route (Green Route - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). It used to be an abandoned railway track but now the bangalore - mangalore train uses this track. It's actually a very long trek of about 50kms covering about 52 tunnels (I think). We just did a to and fro of about 14 kms covering about 11 tunnels. And this was just a "what to do on a weekend" trek, decided upon on friday , so I was the only photographer.

Regarding the macro lens, almost all the macro lenses are very very sharp. It's just that our skills are not good enough to utilize it's capability completely.

TG,

Thank you for your valuable comment. Now, when I look at this photograph, you are right, it's not adding much. Hmm, thanks again. I will put in more thought in my next portrait .
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Old 30th January 2010, 07:33   #7435
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My pleasure, just my 5 cents, thats all.

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3 different moods,

I like the bokeh in the first one, i like the mood in the second one and third one is my favorite

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Pramod
Beautiful pictures brother.I love the third picture(the one with the tip of the boat).Btw the second pic looks a bit scary.

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Another boat which was lying near the boat in the post above by pramod:
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Did an HDR after some time, 3 exposures spaced at two stops from each. No NR did in Photomatix nor in CS4. ISO 100, f/8
Woww..! Nice mix of colors there.The foot prints adds more beauty to that HDR.

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I am quite a beginner here.
Guru's please pour your comments on my snaps.
Lovely snaps of flowers there and nice colors there.

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Well here's one from me.
Model : My friends' Glasses. He went blind during this shot.Nothing more than experimentation
Camera used : Canon IXUS 900Ti
Colour Correction : Photoshop CS3


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Awesome concept and you've well executed the concept.I love the lens flare there.

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A bee on a daisy!

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Waah..! Beautiful shot of a bee..But it seems a bit over exposed to my eyes.

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Wonderful photos guys! Been busy with work off late, so making sorts of a comeback to my fav forum
@clevermax
Brilliant stuff. I loved your boat pic, a tad saturated in my opinion, especially the sky.
@Anirban
Haha, you dont like pp. Now thats a classic case of sour grapes :P

An old friend.
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One of the best B/W shots i have seen recently..Hat's off to you.

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The first photograph is a portrait of a friend. This was shot at the famous sakleshpur train track trek.

The last three photographs are from the "Flower show" at Lalbagh which was held as part of the republic day celebrations. The flowers had not changed (compared to the previous show) but my compositions did.

C&C please .
Woww.!! Beautiful shots HellWrath.It's very hard to pick a fav picture out from the series.The second picture is more appealing for my eyes.

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@Hellwrath
My pleasure, just my 5 cents, thats all.

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Awesome B/W portrait..! I'll be waiting to see more stunning B/W captures from you.

Here is one my side :-

* Captured using Sony DSC W35
* Tweaked the colors a bit in Picasa

Comments and Criticism are always welcome

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Old 30th January 2010, 09:14   #7437
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@TG The swamiji is meditating or sun gazing?
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Old 30th January 2010, 11:45   #7438
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Hellwrath! the rose...donno what to say!

Loved the honey bee one too.

Amit: nice one.
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@klub: Sharp macro shot!

Hope I am not boring you with all these beach pics, but wanted to share this one too.

Two straight lines intersect - nature's geometry
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Another one from the Polo Ground. Its a 50% crop of the original.
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