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Old 19th May 2010, 14:46   #8926
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@shajufx - I have marked the temple in the bigger picture
Oh Gosh! Its amazing. You took the closup using a tripod? Its impressive.

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Coffee Break.....
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Guess what..its a mobile cam, I could smell coffee looking at this pic.
Being a rainy day, i was very sleepy in office. This really woke me up, now i'm going to Cafe!

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Somewhere along Nevada desert.
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Its a beautiful shot.
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Old 19th May 2010, 15:38   #8927
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Super shots HW.

Taken at the same ashram

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Thanks Unni. I have a similar shot as yours, but have to edit it yet.

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Nice captures, I am posting below something in the similar line.

Now here is my pick from the Ramana Maharshi Ashram:
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Nice shot Shaju, IMO, I like the close-up one better. Post that.

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Coffee Break.....
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Guess what..its a mobile cam, I could smell coffee looking at this pic.
Lovely shot again! I am yet to reach Pondi. You guys are zoomin off .

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Even I feel the same in my office PC. (Lenovo 17 inch TFT) Pictures are a bit more saturated that what I see in my laptop monitor with Trulife
May be you can reduce the overall saturation in your display card properties to make it look better.

But some pictures in this page are a bit over saturated (unni's and HW's)
Guilty as charged . The saturation was bumped up a bit and a warm tint was added.

And here are some leaves for you. Taken at the same ashram.
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Old 19th May 2010, 15:52   #8928
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Thank you.

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Well, I have a love affair with the skies! Seriously...

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Old 19th May 2010, 16:21   #8929
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I like the close-up one better. Post that.
And here are some leaves for you. Taken at the same ashram.
Where did you shoot these leaves, amazing find. I was tracing that peacock and burned all my energy !

TG, love your skies, dreamy feel to it !

I am posting the close-up !
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This guy was some 40 mtrs above my head, one lady was singing songs (or 'mantras' ?) to bring him down, but he wouldnt budge !
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Even I feel the same in my office PC. (Lenovo 17 inch TFT) Pictures are a bit more saturated that what I see in my laptop monitor with Trulife
May be you can reduce the overall saturation in your display card properties to make it look better.

But some pictures in this page are a bit over saturated (unni's and HW's)
I had not played around with saturation in the pics. Will go back and check on it though. Thanks.
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Techno! wow!
Thanks JK

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Oh Gosh! Its amazing. You took the closup using a tripod? Its impressive.
Thanks Jacs, This was taken Handheld
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Where did you shoot these leaves, amazing find. I was tracing that peacock and burned all my energy !

TG, love your skies, dreamy feel to it !

I am posting the close-up !
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This guy was some 40 mtrs above my head, one lady was singing songs (or 'mantras' ?) to bring him down, but he wouldnt budge !
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These leaves were near the second peacock you were trying to shoot . The close up looks a little blurry.

Ok, so now we move to Pondicherry. Here are some shots..

Not sure if they look over-saturated, they look pretty good on my system, let me know guys .
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Buddy, composition must not be compromised. Just a friendly reminder

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Nice one of the lizard!

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This was taken Handheld
That makes me . Very good image stabilization if it gives such a handheld shot in full zoom.

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Ok, so now we move to Pondicherry. Here are some shots..

Not sure if they look over-saturated, they look pretty good on my system, let me know guys .
Liked the first one a lot.

One peacock from my side. Captured in Rajagiri College of Engineering, Cochin.

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Buddy, composition must not be compromised. Just a friendly reminder

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Nice one of the lizard!

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Aye aye captain, wasn't too sure about posting the second image. I guess, I'll have to critique my work sternly before I post . Thanks again for the reminder.

Very nice capture there. That's an unusual scene I would say, interesting because we get to see a shadow and not a reflection!

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That makes me . Very good image stabilization if it gives such a handheld shot in full zoom.



Liked the first one a lot.

One peacock from my side. Captured in Rajagiri College of Engineering, Cochin.

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Thanks and am glad that you like it jacs. Regarding the peacock photograph, a little post processing will bring out a lot of colour and details. Also, it's always advisable to shoot at eye level (atleast to begin with) and then break the rules once you understand them.

And here's one saying "Good morning Team BHP"...

Does it seem to dark to you guys? Seems a little dark on my office computer :/
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Regarding the peacock photograph, a little post processing will bring out a lot of colour and details. Also, it's always advisable to shoot at eye level (atleast to begin with) and then break the rules once you understand them.
Thanks for the directions HW. I dont know anything apart from a normal resize and crop. Moreover I use the regular MS Picture Manager (No PS!). May be its time for me to get hold of a digital photography guide and start trying my experiments.

BTW can i do all these on JPEG mode or i require shots in RAW format?
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Thanks for the directions HW. I dont know anything apart from a normal resize and crop. Moreover I use the regular MS Picture Manager (No PS!). May be its time for me to get hold of a digital photography guide and start trying my experiments.

BTW can i do all these on JPEG mode or i require shots in RAW format?
Jacs download GIMP if you have not done already. You can process in JPG or even raw if you install RAW plug-in for GIMP.

Try following work flow on this image,

Layers -> Duplicate Layer -> Blending option ( Multiply)

Repeat the process till you think it is bit overdone and then in the final layer move the blending option opacity slider back to the level where it is perfect.

Similarly for over-exposed image use the blending option Screen and the process is same as above.

One more trick which I learned while reading on HDR ( HDR attempt not successful yet) is to create a greyscale copy of the image and then apply it as mask on original image.
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Jacs download GIMP if you have not done already. You can process in JPG or even raw if you install RAW plug-in for GIMP.

Try following work flow on this image,

Layers -> Duplicate Layer -> Blending option ( Multiply)

Repeat the process till you think it is bit overdone and then in the final layer move the blending option opacity slider back to the level where it is perfect.

Similarly for over-exposed image use the blending option Screen and the process is same as above.

One more trick which I learned while reading on HDR ( HDR attempt not successful yet) is to create a greyscale copy of the image and then apply it as mask on original image.
Thanks amit, i'll try these things. Never knew Gimp had a Windows version.
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Some of us are busy working hard losing moments that make it all woth it. Similar scene but one of them takes time out to look towards the blue see and appreciate the beauty or may be even contemplating.
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Jacs download GIMP if you have not done already. You can process in JPG or even raw if you install RAW plug-in for GIMP.

There are multiple plug-ins but UFRaw is best it works as standalone application as well for minor adjustments.


Try following work flow on this image,

Layers -> Duplicate Layer -> Blending option ( Multiply)

Repeat the process till you think it is bit overdone and then in the final layer move the blending option opacity slider back to the level where it is perfect.

Flatten the image before saving it as jpeg , Same workflow can be used in Photoshop as well.

Similarly for over-exposed image use the blending option Screen and the process is same as above.

One more trick which I learned while reading on HDR ( HDR attempt not successful yet) is to create a greyscale copy of the image and then apply it as mask on original image.
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Thanks amit, i'll try these things. Never knew Gimp had a Windows version.
Yes it is there in windows but Linux version is better , On Ubuntu RAW plug-in was present by default in package and it opened canon CR2 files I do not remember installing UFRaw or any other plug-in.


I still use windows becuase most of the online tutorial are for Photoshop so first I try them in PS and then try the equivalent workflow in GIMP.
Once I am familiar fully with GIMP I will do away with PhotoShop and booting in Windows.

PhotoShop user interface is easier ( I have an old version 7.1) but who complains when GIMP provides everything for free. I have no plans to upgrade to CS4 or light-room and will use GIMP instead.
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