Monday, August 29, 2005

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Bliss!

Narkanda, Shimla, 20th August Morning.

The red became richer as a result of dew drops. Couldn't help clicking.

Reaching for the sky

Shimla, 19th August, 05

Nagar Nigam building on Shimla Mall. I liked the angle, deep blue sky and the architecure. Scanned at low resultion.

Just for the heck of mentioning there's a Barista opposite this building :)

It's better this time


Place: Narkanda, Himachal.
Date: 19th August 2005
Fuji Sensia Slides.

Finally bettered my previous moon shot. It was full moon and I used 70-300m lens at full zoom to get this. Underexposed by four points if I remember correctly. The suggestion given in my previous post for exposing moon didn't work.

This time I got it scanned from the slides hence even the scans are better.

I and J were there in Narkanda for a one day trek to Hatu peak. It was an amazing trek and I think that it is the best time to go there (provided it doesn't rain) since you don't find many people there. We met just 5 human souls on the way (8 Km trek one way).

As they say I heard silence!



Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Hide N Seek - Shooting Moon.

Place: NOIDA
Time: Sometime in July,05

I have wasted a good part of my films shooting moon. If I remember correctly, I underexposed this shot by two points with 70-300mm at full zoom. Someday I will do better. Just now was reading a article on photo.net. There is suggestion of shooting moon at exposure roughly f/11 and 1/film-speed. Let me give it a try and see if I get lucky this time.

One bad thing about using analog cameras is that one doesn't get any Exif like metadata information. If somebody has a good way of remembering aperture and speed settings of each shot, do let me know.

-g

Elephant Falls, Shillong

Place: Elephant Falls, Shillong.
Date: 12th June,05.

Here's another one from my Shillong trip. There were lotsa people around and some were even going inside the pool to click photos. Managed to keep them out from this pic.

I had borrowed Z's tripod for my shillong trip. Z has two tripods. And that caused the problem. I carried the wrong tripod mount (the one for the other tripod)- another gotcha on the trip. Anyways there was a wide enough (and of suitable height as well) wall around these falls. That made up for my tripod screw up.

Current Read: A Journey in Ladakh by Andrew Harvey. The journey is more of a spiritual quest.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Elephant Falls, Shillong.

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Place: Elephant Falls, Shillong.
Date: 12th June, 05.

Used ND (Neutral Density) filter to cutoff light so that I could open my shutter for that extra second to get smooth water motion. No fixes in this photograph.

Memories: Elephant Falls is a lovely place in Upper Shillong. The best part about Shillong, t's not that commercialized as other tourist destinations. But that may be because the timing of our visit (Monsoons!!!).

This was the last shot before my camera battery gave up. That actually turned out to be a lucky thing for me! I didn't get my Lithium CR2's anywhere nearby and hence I had to pack my camera equipment. After Elephant falls we headed for Shillong peak. All the time I was cursing myself for not keeping extra batteries. On the way we (me and my friend A) thought of clicking a beautiful landscape which turned out to be an air force installation (strangly no notices were put up!). Our roll was confiscated and we never got it back. Had my batteries not given up my rolls would also have met the same fate. Lucky me!

Anyways moral of the story: a) Always keep extra pair of batteries. b) Never mess up with authorities.

Current Read: The Wizard of Oz.

Fighting for Shade.


Place: Police Bazaar, Shillong.
Lense: Nikon 70-300mm G Type
Time: 12th June, 2005.

Memories: The man (cobbler by profession) was fighting real hard to fix his umbrella so that he could start his day. I liked the contrast of his skin and and the blue umbrella. I metered his face and that's why I guess the umbrella go overexposed in the original pic. (The umbrella in this picture has been fixed for exposure using photoshop).
I am no good user of Photoshop, just trying to figure out. That's the best I could manage.

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Current Read: The Wizard of Oz.

Bienvenue!

Hi People.

Welcome to my blog. As the name insinuates this blog would primarily be a photo blog. I will try to post whatever I find worth sharing.

As of now I have/use
Nikon F/N75.

with Lenses:
a)Nikon 28-100/3.5-5.6 G
b)Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Hope to keep this venture alive!

Keep Clicking!
-g

PS: All images here (unless otherwise mentioned) come with the tag Copyright, Mohit Gupta, All Rights Reserved.