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Old 20th August 2010, 13:01   #10126
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Guys, whats going on ? Everyone is interested in over-processed images ? I dislike all of it, including the over-sharpened one I posted in the previous page. Sorry, thats just me .

deky, good one there, is it shot at Jaipur ? I am getting my interests back to birding again, need to get a 2X teleconverter to restart my experiments !

Found an old one from my Goan trip.
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Old 20th August 2010, 13:10   #10127
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deky, good one there, is it shot at Jaipur ? I am getting my interests back to birding again, need to get a 2X teleconverter to restart my experiments !
Thanks, and I wish we in Jaipur had half as beautifull a lake as what this lake is. Well, to cut it short this is Pangong Tso in Ladakh!!
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Old 20th August 2010, 17:48   #10128
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@All the HDRers
Subtility is the key to an interesting HDR.
As Rudra once told me, "HDR messes up your sense of exposure". I repeat the same a million times over. Composition wins over processing. Use HDR only when necessary, when you really need those shadow details. The second you get a halo in your HDR, consider it overdone, unless you are specifically going for the halo for some reason(Which I will never understand).

We all go through the HDR trip at some point or the other, I myself have gone though it. So guys, bring out some subtle HDRs as well.

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Old 20th August 2010, 18:00   #10129
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Very well said Mukul.
To hammer the point home, we are all beginners, just understanding what HDR really means. In the process, a lot of things get messed beyond repair, the solutions to which seem shady, because the final outcome looks heavenly to our eyes. We sometimes do fail to realize that sometimes less is more.
Will keep your words in my memory for a long time brother.
Thank you!

The first picture is gorgeous. The selective colouring rocks!
The rocks to the left of the lady in the second shot looks blown out though. Any particular reason?

@Shaju: The two worlds pic is a very beautiful composition! How I wish the baby had its thumb in its mouth!

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Old 20th August 2010, 18:04   #10130
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One from the Mumbai - Pune expressway
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Old 20th August 2010, 18:09   #10131
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@Preetam
The first image is not really selective color in the traditional sense. I did not do any selection using Photoshop. It's a Lightroom preset that I generated, that's at work over there.

Impact of an image is deciphered by the overall balance. My eyes could not see the second image as out of balance despite the rock being exposed more. So I did not do anything to it. But you are welcome to disagree.

@shaju
Look at lighting more often.

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Old 20th August 2010, 19:46   #10132
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Prajesh nice one dude. Mukul post 10128 an exclusive shot man. Good one !!

Testing the 50mm 1.8

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Old 21st August 2010, 11:51   #10133
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Mukul,
The 1st pic in 10128 post with selective coloring is just too good..

Thanks Riju.
You got a new lens ?
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Old 21st August 2010, 12:29   #10134
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@Riju
Thanks and that 50mm f 1.8 is a great lens for the money! Enjoy the bokeh machine!

@kpzen
Thanks man. I repeat, that looks like selective coloring, but in actuality,its not the traditional selective coloring at work, where you make a selection in photoshop and apply the desaturation.. I applied my own Lightroom preset to achieve it. Also, it was shot on a nice cloudy day, with a lot of fog. So the rocks already turned desaturated due to the gloomy light.

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Old 21st August 2010, 13:28   #10135
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@Mukul, does your preset work on individual color channels to reduce saturation of some particular color alone? like blue, cyan etc? Beautiful pictures. The model, not being an Indian, slightly misplaced the 'bindiya'
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Old 21st August 2010, 14:11   #10136
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Testing the 50mm 1.8
Good one, now I know why you consider the 35mm as crappy

TG, you are doing magic with your models ! Wish I could tag along everywhere !

From the BPC meet at Lalbagh today. HW, thanks for giving company again. I was happy to meet some senior photographers of BPC !
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Old 21st August 2010, 14:36   #10137
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@clevermax
Yeah, thats exactly what I did in lightroom.

@Shaju. Thanks and pretty nice shot there.

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Old 21st August 2010, 20:29   #10138
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Yeah, thats exactly what I did in lightroom.
TG.
Most of them have your unique styling..

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Old 21st August 2010, 20:59   #10139
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@Riju: Crisp Shot!
@Mukul: Amazing shots all of them brother! Especially the first shot in post #10134!
@Shaju: Beautiful mood!
@clevermax: The Image seems a bit shaky. Or is it just me?


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Old 21st August 2010, 21:03   #10140
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@preetam: Yes it is a bit shaky.. taken in very low light.
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