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Old 2nd February 2010, 19:41   #7486
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TG, great work with the 50mm prime. I stared at the pic for a while before looking at the insane EXIF. How many shots did you take before you got that perfect expression from her?

Deky, that is an amazing shot. I know how long that fire stays in the air. Getting such a perfect exposure and framing is really impressive. I know you took multiple shots, still very good.
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Old 2nd February 2010, 19:47   #7487
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Some fireworks display for Dubai Shopping Festival.

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So we got here some nice fireworks to celebrate the 500th page of this thread!
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Old 3rd February 2010, 01:22   #7489
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@Wheeler : Nice, very nice indeed.

After fireworks, apples from me on the 500th page:
The image is NOT edited in PS.
It is a feature in my camera.

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Old 3rd February 2010, 04:17   #7490
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It was shot at in very very low light, and I wanted to catch her face well lit and brighten the background, so turned the shutter speed low.Faster shutter speeds can work, but with higher noise levels.If I turn the shutter speed high, i will loss her face, and may need to pull up the shadow regions in post, which leads to image deterioration especially at high iso. I have played a bit with the camera now to sort of guess what speeds work the best with maximum possibility of getting the right exposure, also I look at how the lightmeter in my view finder behaves in accordance to the lighting situation. Blindly trusting the lightmeter can be a disaster as well.

This one was shot soon after, but with higher shutter speed, look at the face of the autowalla which is not well exposed, but it works here since I did not want to get his face fully, i liked the side lit and back lit contours and lower speed means I will lose those back lit contours. Plus, there was so much of light pouring into the top right corner, the red lit area which I wanted to control, All this can be done in post too, with selective masking, but its always best to start of with a good exposure. Here I have not done any post processing apart from shifting WB a bit to the cooler side, as there was too much of yellow there in the shot.

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Camera: Nikon D3S
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 12800
Manual focus ( too low light for autofocus to work, since i wanted to focus on his eye)

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Thanks, i had to manually focus coz the light on her eye was so so so less, to try auto focus.

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I took 2 shots, had no chance to go for any more. I was in an auto rickshaw and this girl came asking for alms. I never give alms, but had a burger with me that i couldnt finish at Mc Donald's, and wanted to give it to her after i click, so if i had messed more with the camera i wouldn't have been able to give it to her!

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Old 3rd February 2010, 04:57   #7491
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Welcome back Mukul. This thread was somehow incomplete without you. Nice to have you back.
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Old 3rd February 2010, 07:56   #7492
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TG, excellent shots!
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ISO Speed: 12800
How i wish ISO 400 in my S5is was as clean as this!
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Old 3rd February 2010, 08:23   #7493
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@TG: Your mumbai shots are turning out to be really interesting ones. I like the autowalla shot very much! red roof lining of the auto on the right top is just perfect.
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Deky, that was a great capture.
Mukul as I see is going great guns. Excellent job brother!
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caught at santa cruz beach. Are these seagulls?
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Old 3rd February 2010, 11:33   #7496
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Deky you deserve a pat on your back for that shot pal. Brilliant shot !!
Thank You!!

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@deky: Super shot of the fire. Well done mate! I just wish that it was desaturated a little bit.
I also use A200 - its a very capable camera!
I know you use A200, I had consulted you before I bought this one, remember? Whenever I try to PP I totally mess up the photo, would you like to help

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That's a fabulous shot Deky
Thank you

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Deky,
Awesome shot! Thank you for sharing.
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Now u are firing on all cylinders! What a shot man, i just loved everything about it! Well done!
Thanks TG. Tell me how come there is no noise in your high ISO pics, is it the camera or PP?

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Nice one deky; D
Doesn't fire look like a golden rose? Just me?
Thanks, infact I thought of a rose petals instead of brain convulsions

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Deky, that is an amazing shot. I know how long that fire stays in the air. Getting such a perfect exposure and framing is really impressive. I know you took multiple shots, still very good.
Yeah I guess I was lucky to get the timing right to get the fire like it has come out, I myself didnt expect the results to be so good.

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Deky, that was a great capture.
Thank You Rudra Sir.

AND A BIG TO ALL THE CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS FOR COMPLETING 500 PAGES OF THIS THREAD, FULL OF BEAUTIFULL PHOTOS & INFORMATIVE DISCUSSIONS.

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I was in an auto rickshaw and this girl came asking for alms. I never give alms, but had a burger with me that i couldnt finish at Mc Donald's, and wanted to give it to her after i click, so if i had messed more with the camera i wouldn't have been able to give it to her!
TG, that explanation has touched me more than the photo itself. Until reading that, I was under the impression that it was a waiting child somewhere in the rail/bus depos. It made me think, how many such people pass infront of us on a busy day outside. Basic attitude is being a kind human which you have proved through that explanation.

I would never want to be in a situation where Pulitzer price winner Kevin Carter was in 1994. Everybody knows that, and it would have happend to anyone be it a professional, hobbyist or an amateur. Certain things in life are too sharp and bright in our brains, it just haunts !
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My First try with PP. Selective colouring, would love to have feedbacks on this please so that I can improve on this in future.
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@Anirban
I was always here

@crazy driver
I used to click nothing more than iso 250 with my old p&s! I know how u feel

@clevermax
I feel i could have paid some more attention to the corners in that shot, i see it as a better image without those black lines on the top left and bottom right corners.

@Rudra
You made my day!

@Deky
No noise reduction done. It's the camera at work. Check this out.
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV vs. Nikon D3s: ISO Comparison | neutralday

@shajufx
I am quite pleased to read that the photograph made you think!


Regards,
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Nice one deky; D

Doesn't fire look like a golden rose? Just me?

TG: reminds me of Slumdog. ( and the ISO speed! phew!)
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Thank You!!


Thanks, infact I thought of a rose petals instead of brain convulsions

For me it looked like a Old mans face, Or was it just me ?? Anyone ??

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