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Old 31st August 2012, 15:49   #16
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Awesome snaps... you got skills... i wish i could go there again after seeing your pics...
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Must say Stunning Valparai - Amazing Pics.

There have been many TLs on Valparai recently but the visual delight presented in yours is truly colorful!

Please pour in all the other pics that you have captured and not yet posted. Will be a wonderful photologue and visual delight for one and all to look at!
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Very beautiful pictures indeed! the 10-22 lens is a macro? I'm not familiar with that focal length.

also what software for post processing? photoshop?
10-22 is a ultrawide zoom lens, no macro.
Software Photoshop CS4
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Old 31st August 2012, 17:06   #19
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awesome snaps - beautifully composed and processed as well.
The hairpins bends, the slow shutter speed waterfall pics and Thar in wilderness --- absolutely Stunning!

The lenses have served to pretty well . Which one did you use for most of the pics? 10-22?


Pls do post more pics!
Well 10-22 of course. i just love the lens. lot of freedom in composition. some of the mountain tops need zoom, there 70-200 came into play.
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Old 31st August 2012, 17:08   #20
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Beautiful composed & processed snaps doc. Its almost as I can feel being there. What software do you use for processing?
i use the Adobe Photoshop CS4.
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Fish-eye zoom lens .
Nope, 10-22 is NOT a fish-eye zoom. It's a Ultra wide zoom lens. Basically it's only for EF-S(crop sensor) mount and hence the effective focal length is 16-35mm (due to 1.6x crop factor) on cameras like 40D which the OP has used. Fish-eyes are a different category of lenses where you can see a totally different type of distortion than a ultra-wide lens.
Again, thanks for sharing the beautiful photographs. BTW, 70-200 which one? F4 or 2.8? With or without IS? Ofcourse all of them are brilliant lenses

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Absolutely mesmerizing snippets. Never new these things existed that side. Wonderful play of light especially in B/Ws. Lovely. Thanks for sharing.
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Lovely pictures and great narration doc, thanks for sharing
Valparai is a great place to visit.

In your opening post, you have a picture of a waterfall along with the Sholayar valley and dam. Where is this ? I don't remember seeing this.

Are you sure you took just 45 minutes from Malakkappara check post to Athirapilly ?
Asking since I took almost 3 hours to cover the same distance
And seems to be pretty similar road conditions as well since about 10 Km after Malakkappara towards Athirapilly was bad when I drove in May this year.

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The Sholayar dam check post comes up next. Little ahead Malakkappara check post, you need to sign in and st all the check post's officers asks for your driving license. At Malakkappara check post where they check the car and issue a certificate which has to be submitted at the exit. 45 mins from here is Athirapally falls. Maps indicated a pretty straight road, but in reality its mostly ghat roads.
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Awesome pics Dr! I must say you have an eye for detail and great composition.
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Lovely pictures and great narration doc, thanks for sharing
Valparai is a great place to visit.

In your opening post, you have a picture of a waterfall along with the Sholayar valley and dam. Where is this ? I don't remember seeing this.

Are you sure you took just 45 minutes from Malakkappara check post to Athirapilly ?
Asking since I took almost 3 hours to cover the same distance
And seems to be pretty similar road conditions as well since about 10 Km after Malakkappara towards Athirapilly was bad when I drove in May this year.
Yes you are absolutely right, my mistake . i reached Malakkapara post at 2 50pm and reached the checkpost at athirapally at 4 55 pm. i took approx 2 hrs. Thanks for pointing it out.
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These are really stunning pictures!!!
I'll keep an eye for any other travelogue threads started by you.
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Superb pictures !!!. Absolutely fantastic.

This was how the dam looked on 20th Aug when I visited Valparai. Totally different.
Stunning Valparai-dsc_0411small.jpg
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You guys had the liberty to stop & click the dam, but I wasn't so lucky. I went there on the Aug-15 weekend, and there were forest guards every few meters not allowing to stop anywhere on the ghat road!
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Superb pictures !!!. Absolutely fantastic.

This was how the dam looked on 20th Aug when I visited Valparai. Totally different.
Thanks, that's a beautiful pic, lovely colours..
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Really beautiful pics and wonderful narration! Can one do valparai from thrissur by bike ? How far is it from chalakudy ? Is a same day return feasible ?
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