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Old 7th December 2009, 22:32   #511
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Okay the next batch
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The river pic is from Sonmarg, near the glacier, and is one of my favorite landscape shots ever.
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Old 7th December 2009, 23:23   #512
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Hi Tanveer,

I really do not know how to say this without ruffling some feathers, all I can do is say that I mean no offence and I do mean it sincerely.

I always loved your photos in your travelogues, they are vibrant and full of life (even when they are landscapes of sheer stone cliffs). There is a certain joy in them. Your love for the mountains (particularly mountain streams) comes through very clearly and makes everyone love mountains.

The post-processed pictures lack this quality, this joie de vivre so to say, is missing. The processing itself is very skilfully done and is absolutely top-notch but they are stark and bleak.

I guess (to put crudely) it is the difference between a picture taken with one's heart in it and a cool, calculating cerebral picture. If the difference is that one picture is an emotional one and the PP picture is an intellectual one, for me at least, the emotional ones win every time.

I have re-read the above and realise that I have not been able to adequately put into words what I feel but then they do say that a picture is worth a thousand words so how can I say what I feel about pictures in so few words!?

Cheers,
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None taken Ravveendra!
Actually these pics have been processed by Rudra from a pure photography point of view. Thats why the B&Ws are so stark and bare, and moody. Another factor is CRT monitors. On most they look darker than they actually are. On caliberated monitors they are not so dark, except for some B&W pics
So you are right, the PP is an intellectual picture, purely from a photography POV, and the mood rendered will be totally different from the normal PP I do.
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Old 8th December 2009, 11:59   #514
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I always loved your photos in your travelogues, they are vibrant and full of life (even when they are landscapes of sheer stone cliffs). There is a certain joy in them. Your love for the mountains (particularly mountain streams) comes through very clearly and makes everyone love mountains.

The post-processed pictures lack this quality, this joie de vivre so to say, is missing. The processing itself is very skilfully done and is absolutely top-notch but they are stark and bleak.
+1 to this the PP pictures look like war movies where thry try to show old Germany or Russia probably same kind of processing is done there as well. Check Enemy at the gates or Doctor Zivago for instance.
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Old 8th December 2009, 12:23   #515
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LOL! Well some of them sure look that way, anyways here is the last batch
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Thats the END of the Re-PP pictures. Special thanks to Rudra for post processing these!
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Hello Tanveer this is my first post here and i must say that your journey experience have thoroughly enjoyable. The icing on the cake of course, is your photography.

However I cannot but agree with Ravveendrra sir that post PP the snaps become a little bit 'plastic' (no offense meant) when you have the original for comparison. All in all even these PP pics are a delight for the eyes.

The narration is spell binding and never turns boring, combining it with your humor, it was fun to read. Keep up the good work and waiting for your new adventure.
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Thanks amikacin. Welcome to the forum! Enjoy your stay here. Glad you liked the travelogue!
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Thumbs up Awesome..loved your ride

Hey Tanveer...loved your travelogue...really it was great to see the incredible india in your ride. I have been reading this for last 3 days. How is your back now.

It really inspired me to do this...have sold my indigo.. so contemplating safari or scorpio. but i must say Tata cars are real VFM n really liked some of your white elephant clicks...they shud be on Tata Motors website...

BTW i also liked your jaisalmer ride so. I have planned one jan end...Gurgaon - jaipur - Jodhpur - jaisalmer - udaipur - Jaipur -gurgaon. A 5 day ride with inputs from your and HV's travel details on my santro... Any suggestions??

Cheers buddy
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Thanks arun! For Jaisalmer, there is a route query thread which already has tonnes if info. I suggest you latch on to that one for details!
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The post-processed pictures lack this quality, this joie de vivre so to say, is missing. The processing itself is very skilfully done and is absolutely top-notch but they are stark and bleak.

I guess (to put crudely) it is the difference between a picture taken with one's heart in it and a cool, calculating cerebral picture. If the difference is that one picture is an emotional one and the PP picture is an intellectual one, for me at least, the emotional ones win every time.

I have re-read the above and realise that I have not been able to adequately put into words what I feel but then they do say that a picture is worth a thousand words so how can I say what I feel about pictures in so few words!?

Cheers,
Excellent point Sir! You don't really have to put anything more than you said here and I admire that. I do understand where you're coming from. It's a school of thought.

There's nothing to defend my post processing here but I do follow a particular process known as ZONE SYSTEM. And that works best when one is actually taking the picture. One can really decide as what would be the tonal level for this picture to bring out the right atmosphere. I agree it's subjective again.

I do not want to elaborate on this subject in this thread. A Travelogue thread should not change into a photography processing discussion thread.

Should you have some questions, feel free to PM me. I'll be only happy to oblige.
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@Rudra Sir,

Sorry for continuing the OT.

The Zone system link is not working. Could you please post another link. The google search with "zone system" throws up too many irrelevant links.

and BTW, the post processing work has been the best I've seen yet.


Edit:- The google search now is giving appropriate results. Still would appreciate another link.

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URL has an extra slash. Try this : The Zone System
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The santro guy pulls up his trousers and walks through the nallah.
The water is more than his knees. Actually if it were a road, there would not have been a problem, but the big round stones can wreck a car.
He is double minded and waits for the scorpio to come through.
Thunk Thunk clang it bangs its way through.
I think this scared him off as he was almost going through.
They will probably wait for a cab or something?
TSK Will my M800 make this place with water mounting up to Knee?
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TSK Will my M800 make this place with water mounting up to Knee?
Vinod, do not worry, right now there is a nice bridge at this place. No need to cross this nallah. Usually, BRO makes a bridge here every season and it gets washed away. But this time, they have made the bridge at a much higher location, and therefore its immune to the madness of Pagal Nallah.
So no worried at all!
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Whoa! The last pic of White elephant needs to be on Safari ad boss! If I were marketing Safari's I'd open a sub-site and pay you to put your travelogues and pics there!! Absolutely mind boggling.
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