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Old 31st March 2010, 12:34   #8371
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A snap taken on enroute to Mysore.
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Old 31st March 2010, 12:44   #8372
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A snap taken on enroute to Mysore.
The orton effect dosent go well with this snap, A tighter crop could have been better. The second tree on the left does not add to the composition.

Just my 2 cents

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Old 31st March 2010, 13:27   #8373
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Hellwrath,
The corn cart shot is awesome.
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Old 31st March 2010, 13:28   #8374
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The orton effect dosent go well with this snap, A tighter crop could have been better. The second tree on the left does not add to the composition.

Just my 2 cents

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pramod that doesn't look like the Orton effect. I remember vaguely it was an available option in Picasa for PP.

I would have preferred a complete silhouette effect. What say ?

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Old 31st March 2010, 13:38   #8375
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pramod that doesn't look like the Orton effect. I remember vaguely it was an available option in Picasa for PP.

I would have preferred a complete silhouette effect. What say ?
True, a silhoutte would have looked brilliant with a dramatic sun and sky in the background, but just imagine the same pic minus the tree on the left, would have looked very balanced. What say ?

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Old 31st March 2010, 13:58   #8376
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HW, you keep giving me surprises each time you post something here. You are the best example to show the world "Its not what gear you own or carry around, but the brain and ideas that give life to a photograph". Looking forward to more meets, atleast I can learn many things.

Remember these dry branches ? Now I realize how important a polarizing filter is. Need to get one soon.
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Old 31st March 2010, 17:10   #8377
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Hellwrath, the second one is nice. @Shamik Thanks!

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Hellwrath,
The corn cart shot is awesome.
Thank you Yusha and Fazal.

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HW, you keep giving me surprises each time you post something here. You are the best example to show the world "Its not what gear you own or carry around, but the brain and ideas that give life to a photograph". Looking forward to more meets, atleast I can learn many things.

Remember these dry branches ? Now I realize how important a polarizing filter is. Need to get one soon.
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Well, you're being way too kind to me Shaju. I am in the same boat as you . And, I am looking forward to more meets as well. We need to get some PROs as well (like kaushik_s) as it will help us learn new things. Ye, I remember the dry branches, it's come out pretty good but I am not sure I like the PP. And yes, the accessory/lens buying addiction is not going to end anytime soon (in my case as well) .
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Old 31st March 2010, 17:21   #8378
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Its not what gear you own or carry around, but the brain and ideas that give life to a photograph
Why is that I don't see anybody downgrading their equipment as their skills improve.

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The orton effect dosent go well with this snap, A tighter crop could have been better. The second tree on the left does not add to the composition.
He has used that selective blurring using Picasa, but you are right about incorrect application.

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Old 31st March 2010, 19:37   #8379
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Hi Guys
I am feeling a little scarred to post some pictures that I took on a little recent trip to Goa in Sep' 09 as all the pictures that are uploaded here are clicked by experts and are light years ahead from what I click.

The pictures were clicked on a Canon S5 and are original, ie no photoshop or anything. I have just used picasa to reduce the size and cropping the 1st picture a little bit. As far as I remember I took the pictures on the pictures on the Manual mode but do not remember for sure

Eagerly awaiting for comments and suggestions on improving my photographic capability.
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Why is that I don't see anybody downgrading their equipment as their skills improve.
Interesting thought!
In fact they upgrade the equipment as their skills improve. This can be only explained like when they are able to 'tame' a superior equipment, they buy it.
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Old 31st March 2010, 19:46   #8381
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......I am not sure I like the PP. And yes, the accessory/lens buying addiction is not going to end anytime soon (in my case as well)
The sky was white and boring, may be the reddish effect might go well ! I am yet to find out a quality PP method as I am only fiddling with the basics. Also my JPEG originals may not help much, need to start RAW.

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Why is that I don't see anybody downgrading their equipment as their skills improve.
True, may be we always look up for everything in life, unless circumstances force one to downgrade.

A landing shot !
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Old 31st March 2010, 20:59   #8382
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@Samurai
Well i am developing a fascination for my friend's D60. I might just go and buy one. I like it mainly, because of how light it is. I have been able to take more than decent pictures in really low light as well. The setting of course have to be changed. But I liked the results. Also I just got an old 1975 model Canon camera, with a 50 mm f 1.8 lens on it. Its still n my bag. I need to check on the model number and stuff, I will post more later. I just picked it up because I am tired of technology assistance. I want to go all simple again, and shoot film for some time!

So would this go down as a down grade?


@Shaju
Beautiful shot.

@Hellwrath
Amazing stuff flowing from your lens buddy! Way to go!

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@TG: How are you using it inverted? The primitive way like I use, or you have a mount?

This one's dedicated to TG. Hope he'll come back to the world of colors!
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EXIF: 1/20s, f/4.5, ISO200, taken in low light.
Haha, I shoot both color and black and white. Come on, dont say that i am not into color these days! Just that most of the compositions I see are worth a black and white more than color these days. When I seea color worthy picture, I still shoot in color!

Like this one.
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TG

Awwssum work..



How did u do that ? In detail pls
I just removed my 50mm f 1.4 lens. Adjusted the aperture manually to what I wanted. And then held it inverted in front of the shutter. and clicked. thats all.

Like Clevermax asked, yes I do it the primitive way.

Regards,
TG.

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Old 31st March 2010, 21:22   #8383
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TG thanks, thats a terrific shot, I would have offered him a pack of Orbit white if I were in your place !

After the cow slaughter ban bill was passed in Karnataka (19th March 2010), cows here stopped eating grass !!
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Old 31st March 2010, 22:02   #8384
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@shaju
That blue cap is very distracting. Making the head of the cattle fit into the one third of the shot, would have worked better. An even lower angle at the level of the eye is what you should go for. When it come to animals, getting to the eye level, or getting their reaction from their eyes, 9,10 times...makes the shot.

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Old 31st March 2010, 22:21   #8385
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TG, tusi great ho !!
Very frankly, I was searching for the 'blue cap' after your reply. It never came to my line of vision until you pointed out. Thanks, the corrections are seriously taken, I will apply them in real life.
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