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124. Vihar Lake

This is Vihar lake, Powai. The one major reason I like the campus so much is the greenery and the lakes on two sides :). I will miss the trekking to Sameer Hill. That place is so out of the world and you forget everything while there. It is actually an HDR but I have reduced the HDR type characteristics to minimum.

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98. Conversations

Today, I decided to take a break from conceptual self-portraits and do some street photography. I just loved it. I again realized that I want to be a documentary photographer. Couldn’t edit to my heart’s desire as my room’s tubelight is not working and it really put a lot of strain on eyes to edit in dark. Flickr link

97. Drowning

Yo! I went inside Powai lake today. I was just wandering around that area to find a good place to shoot and I saw people coming from the side of lake. So I decided to go and take a look. It was such an awesome view. An awesome cool breeze and silence. I decided to make a photograph there. Initially I thought of taking a photograph showing only legs, like somebody is upside down in the lake but it proved too much difficult to do. Even the simple portrait was difficult to take as I don’t have a remote trigger. But Finally I changed the idea and it turned out to be good. I have used expansion to expand this photograph. Flickr link for a better view

Powai Lake Promenade

Yesterday I went for a photo-walk on the promenade built on the powai lake. Powai Lake (named after Framaji Kavasji Powai Estate) is an artificial lake, situated in the northern suburb of Mumbai, on Salsette Island, in the Powai valley, where a Powai village with a cluster of huts existed. The city suburb called Powai, shares its name with the lake. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay one of the premier institutions of science and technology in India is located to the east of the lake.

On the promenade is a garden named Powai Nisarg Udyan. It has a special fountain show but it was not working.

The lake has lot of crocodiles. An unfortunate incident happened last year in which a fisherman was killed by a crocodile.

15. Sunset at IIT Bombay

Its a HDR panorama.

I made HDRs of individual elements and merge them to make a panorama.

Photographs at different exposure of Sunset part

Sunset HDR

Photographs at different exposure of Main Building part

HDR of Main building

Final photograph

11. HDR

Aim: To experiment with the technique of HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Idea: To capture sunset as the sky is very dynamic at that time.

Shot in the daylight after a long time. I noticed a few points about HDR shooting while preparing for the shoot.

1. As it is to capture a wide spectrum of tones, you must have that much amount of detail in the scene

2. Use tripod as a slight change in position can produce ghost type effects while creating HDR

3. You can use the Photoshop plugin- HDR Pro or the software designed for HDR only- Photomatrix Pro

This is the trial HDR. I found this boat quite interesting to use as a foreground. As the sun is high in the sky there is not much gradation of tones there. So, I decided to wait till sunset.

The above shot was looking quite static. I changed the camera position to give the boat a more dynamic feel. I fixed my tripod at this position.

This is the final HDR image I created. There are few things I like about it and others which can be improved. Such as:

1. I like the details of the texture in the boat.

2.  The sky, both colors and details could have been better.

3. The camera position could have been changed slightly to give a more 3D dynamic view of  boat.

PS: Please provide your comments and feedback

Couldn’t resist to re-edit the image. Worked on the sky, made the reds less luminant, removed the blue cast over mountains/hills and darken the greyish shades just above the hills.

How do you like the new version? What more you suggest to improve?

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