Thanks Dost. Sure I will post more once back to home in evening.great try. show us some more shots...
Thanks Somnath Ji for detailed review and educating me. Yes, I will make sure to have prominent subject as part of my capture in future. Much appreciated!!!Hi Sandy,
what I like :
1. use of slow shutter and use of tripod
2. The rather low POV
I wish you included a prominent subject to anchor my eyes ( a stationary bike/car , a friend who would stand still at some strategic part of the frame?) . Any photograph , however beautiful the surrounding is , calls for a strong subject. Do I see a tilt or the contour of the road was like that? I would have liked to tweak the WB a bit as it is looking too yellowish for me ( personal choice ).
Now let me rant about something else. A placard "prohibiting photography". In many countries like as in India you will see such prohibitions galore as if we photographers are responsible for all the security breaches of the world. I wonder if the terrorists etc depend on some cellphone shooters to take photos in these days of google map and satellite imaging. This often goes to ridiculous proportion , in my city Kolkata , it's mascot the "Howrah bridge" is perhaps the most photographed icon of the city but still it wears one of those "Photography prohibited" placards, go figure.
Anyway hopefully things are changing and it has started with the big uncle Sam. They have brought legislations to restore our right to photograph the world around us. They have also named the law aptly as "Ansel Adams Act". A small start but I hope that it will start a trend. I quote from the act :
people “have been instructed to prohibit photography from public spaces, and threatened photographers with arrest or seizure of photographic equipment,”
more here :
Regarding yellowness, actually MCD uses High Pressure Sodium lights here and it lightens whole of the area in yellow. Even leaves, our faces and my car (White) was looking too yellowish. I tried to control that while processing the image but still...... Kindly suggest me any way so that I can avoid that.
Regarding road: yes from the point I shoot that pic, road was bending towards left and some sort of decent that is followed by the sudden rise you see in the pic (actual bridge over river Yamuna).
And my apologies Sir, honestly I did not notice that sign board with "Photography Prohibited". Got to know after transferring it to my system
I will post another pic with my car as subject once back to home in evening.
Thanks once again...
Thanks Ankur!!! I noticed the same when I tried to capture Shikara in late evening while in Srinagar. Psychological relief for me finallySandeep,
Flex boards are generally coated with reflective paints so that they glow when light falls on them. So its difficult to capture the text as these boards tend to over expose as compared to entire frame.
I think this is a fairly acceptable.