Tonal Range This can be defined as the range of tones, both coloured and black and white which span from the lightest to the darkest areas in the photo. A photo with a wide tonal range shall have areas which exhibit dark areas and white areas while the ones with a narrow range shall have more of gray shades. The photo above has a a … Continue reading AtoZ Challenge: T – Tonal Range
This photograph is one, where it becomes quite evident that we, as individuals are quite tiny, when compared against the vastness of the natural wonders. Here we have a fisherman, ready for his daily tour for his catch, floating away on the river Ganga. Shot at Varanasi. The entry is in reference to Blogging University: Developing your eye prompt water and scale. Cheers!! Continue reading Water , a lot of it!
Anyone, who has visited the ghats of Varanasi, during the sunrise and the early morning, they might have seen the colony of gulls swimming flying and frolicking about. For the ones, who haven’t had the opportunity yet, have a look here. Whats amazing is that these gulls respond to being called at for food. For more shots of Varanasi, including some amazing evening Arati shots, … Continue reading The colony of gulls
X for X-Process (Cross Process) This is a throwback to the old film processing days. Cross Processing was a case when developing solutions for a certain type of photo was used, either by mistake or intention to a different one. The results used to unpredictable and fairly in consistent, and in a lot of cases, made the photos distinct and appealing. Now, with softwares like Picasa and … Continue reading April AtoZ Challenge: PH – X: X-Process
T for TTL Metering TTL is for Through The Lens. This is a type of auto metering where the camera decides the exposure values and white balance etc based on the incident lights, measured through the lens, hence the name. It is also used for flash metering, where a pre flash is fired and the response acts as the deciding value for the flash power. In a … Continue reading April AtoZ Challenge: PH – T: TTL Metering
Early Birds are often lucky. In terms of seating positions in conferences, bus seats, parking spots, catching the worms, virtually everything. Also, in photography. Try reaching a spot early in the morning, with the sun not yet shining brightly and the morning calm still being present, and you will see the spot in a completely new way. The following shot, was at Varanasi. I left … Continue reading Early Bird
Often, we say, we are happy, or that we are sad. The definitions vary as to what is happiness. There are a few which we all agree by, and then a few eccentric ones too. To me, happiness, is a lot of things, and I ll try to name a few. Rather, let me show you what I mean. Happiness is, getting the view of … Continue reading Happiness is….
Hi there all, I love it when the weekly photo challenges are a bit theoretical in nature. This week, its the Rule Of Thirds. I am sure you all have come across this rule, by choice or not. Check out the challenge page and other responses here. Lets just begin. Divide your frame into 3 parts, horizontally and vertically and then keep your most important … Continue reading Rule of Thirds
There I was, on the ghat, with the 18-55 snapped on, and then I saw the spot I would want to be, to capture the priests in the way I imagined them! I was there waiting patiently and the light was slowly dimming and my enthusiasm was growing too. Am I in the right position, will I get my shots correctly, was relying on the … Continue reading Varanasi – IV(The last Arati)
On the last day of the trip, we went to the Chunar Fort and the Ramnagar Fort! The Chunar Fort was built on a very strategic point right on the bank of the River Ganga and its a perfect vantage point for keeping an eye out for attackers from all the directions. This was built by Sher Shah Suri and then the Moghuls took it … Continue reading Varanasi – IV (The Forts)