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Old 6th October 2010, 16:44   #46
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@Rajesh K R : Thanks man.

@mallumowgli :
1."you must be like abhimanyu" - I take it as a compliment
2."did you climb a tree to get the snap ?" - Ha..ha..ha. No, actually there is a tall cement watch tower to see the other side ( the river valley) of the roda.I quickly climbed up and took the photo from above.Thought it would be different and interesting angle.
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Old 7th October 2010, 12:28   #47
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I might sound desperate and pethetic right now..but I dont care.

I should have chosen a better thread heading :(
I seem to attract a very few people to my thread.

Please... pretty please do comment (good/bad/neutral ..everything is welcome )
Your comments are very important to me and I cherish every one of them.
Let me be shameless here and request you guys to ask your friends/foes to visit my thread once .


anyways, back to the thread.
Here's some "Macro" experiment. All these flowers have been carefully nurtured by my Mom.She is a how-do-i-say-this a "garden/flower freak".
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Hey nimble,

Happy to see another BHPian experimenting 1000D. I started my DSLR journey on 1000D since last Saturday. Your 1000D would have excited you in this trip but no doubt beautiful pictures there. I think flower macros can be better (I am no expert), but again the lighting condition matters a lot.

Keep posting...
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@jacs : Please do share your tips & tricks for 1000D.
I took all these macros with my point-and-shoot camera and not with 1000D. I know the pics are crapy but hey..what the hell...i snapped anyway.
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@jacs : Please do share your tips & tricks for 1000D.
I took all these macros with my point-and-shoot camera and not with 1000D. I know the pics are crapy but hey..what the hell...i snapped anyway.
Sorry if my post sounded negative, snaps are ofcourse good for a P&S. Landscape snaps are really good. I know with 1000D you would have done best. I am just 5 days old to DSLR and too early to guide you. Do visit the DSLR and Non-auto Image threads, they are good enough to give creative ideas.

Macros are possible with P&S cam also. Though not professional, I played a lot with my Prosumer Fuji S5600 (please check my travelogue thread, all shot on my Fuji). But need little more patience in getting crisp focus. In your flower snaps, focus is not crisp because of low lighting conditions (if I am not wrong) and with DSLR you could capture better even in touch conditions with tweaking controls. Just my thought.

Keep shooting and posting! This will make us better and better.

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Old 7th October 2010, 14:17   #51
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Sorry if my post sounded negative
Hey, Please..comon now Jacs.No offence taken whatsoever.
You might not know this, but your views are very important to me and will help me a lot. Please don't hesitate to speak your mind.
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I might sound desperate and pethetic right now..but I dont care.

Your comments are very important to me and I cherish every one of them.
Let me be shameless here and request you guys to ask your friends/foes to visit my thread once .
Nimble. Relax. I've been following your thread keenly. And I was amazed with the kind of photos you can churn out of your p & s. I loved the yakshagana photos especially.

Comments will flow in. So will appreciation. We just don't want to post unnecessarily and increase the post count without reasons.

By the way, I liked some of your macros as well. Again I'm surprised at your P&S that's given such wonderful results in macro. Your framing is impressive. Put your Canon to good use and make us happy.
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Old 7th October 2010, 16:15   #53
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@MX6: Thank you for your words. (My biggest problem is impatience and now I'm embarrassed for my previous post.)

GOKARNA: ( “Go” – Cow “Karna” – ear)

Some might have heard of it or visited and other have had never heard of it.Gokarna is a small costal town with Temple of lord shiva and now famous OM beach.Gokarna is approx 30 KM from my native Kumta.You can look it up in wiki for further details.

Not sure how, but a couple of years back Gokarana suddenly shot to international tourist fame for it’s secluded beautiful beaches – OM beach in particular.At first, the tourist craze was a hit and local made most out of it.Now, it’s just filled with garbage and clueless hippies smoking what-not’s.

Here’s a secret for people visiting that part of Karnataka:
If you are looking for beaches try to avoid Gokarana instead visit beaches near Kumta/honnavar.
Beaches near Kumta are more natural. In the sense – no too many people, no garbage not even a resort !!! Pure unadulterated beach – that’s what you get.You could always stay at Kumta/honnavar.Beaches are usually 5-10 KM drive from Kumta/Honnavar.

Some of the best unadulterated beaches near Kumta are
1.Kumta beach – We locals call it Headbander beach.
2.Dhareshwar beach – This one is a beautiful stretch of beach with white sands.
3.Baada beach – Another good beach near Kumta.
And many more..

Coming back to my story:
Since we were in Gokarana (parents wanted to visit the temple), it was a good idea to visit OM beach.
Here are couple of pics for you :
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Old 7th October 2010, 16:46   #54
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Awesome stuff. Nice pics and great write up as well. Loaded with information.
Your travelogue is reminding me of our trip back in 2005. We did this stretch on our way back from Pune. We had a great ride and that was in my Matiz. Have some great memories of that trip.
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guru, thats some amazing pictures there! i need to head for those beaches soon, got bored of kaupu/malpe and panambur...
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Old 13th October 2010, 14:31   #56
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Some more snaps of OM beach.
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Nice snaps of the beach. But one question:

Your story got left out! Where are we next?
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Some great photos you got there nimble! I loved the flower macros and the beach pics, especially dscn923 and 929. Can you help me with how/what setting you used to come up with the brown hazed pics 925 onwards?
With so many DSLR owners and photography guru's TBHP is becoming a great repository for photography. I seriously started using and refering to the DSLR threads here, ofcourse only after DP Review.
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Old 14th October 2010, 16:43   #59
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@ampere:
Story is still pretty much on - As said by me eariler , we are enjoying OM Beach at Gokarna.

@ExtremeTorque: Unfortunately I did not have a DSLR then.These snaps were taken from my point-and-shoot.
To answer your question : How did I get the hazed effect ? I used a small photo editing software called photoscape. Try it.I think it's free.

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My attempt at the panaromic shot of OM beach :

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Old 15th October 2010, 15:03   #60
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So that was it - good bye OM beach !
We had to return back from Gokarna as it was getting dark. It took around 45 mins to reach back kumta.Good drive it was.

Unfortunatley, since we had to leave kumta the very next day, and since it was already dark , I did not get a chance to visit my "home-turf" beach - The kumta beach.

I really wanted you guys to see how beautiful and unadultered our "kumta beaches" are. Maybe next time !

4 days went like that *snap* !!

Funny how time flies so fast when you are enjoying it contrary to the 4 days in office , seems like eternity.

We have only 4 more days left :(


The last 4 days :
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Plan was to start early from kumta, climb back the ghats (This time a different route - kumta-doddmane-siddhapur-sagar) and reach Sagar early mid-day.

We had planned to stay at Sagar for last 4 day and then head to Bangalore.

I was already dreading going to wife's native !!
You see, the hospitality level here goes overboard and I will have to eat up almost 1 months of food in 4 days.
Add to that, she had some endless list of relatives house to visit.

The ghats with their narrow twisty-turn roads were breath-taking.
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