Category: Vintage India
All the pictures from a trip to Hampi & North East Karnataka:
I met the first of the men and his herd of sheep, while waiting @ a railway cross near Badami. I wanted the pic without any vehicles and waited a while for a clear road, but by the time the road was clear, the man and his sheep was far far away! I used the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L lens for this, handheld in Av mode @ f/3.5. Since, the light was a little dim, I resorted to ISO-200 for an exposure of 1/250s. I used GIMP to add a little more color saturation to this picture.
The lady in the red was working near an onion field, sorting huge piles of onion into bags. I used the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L macro lens for this picture too, Av mode @ f/3.5 with an exposure compensation of -1 stops. Light was even lesser here and I resorted to ISO-400 for a 1/320s exposure. Finally, the GIMP helped in bumping up color saturation.
The 2nd man seemed to be in command of a corn field along side NH218 a few kms before Bagalkote. We stopped near the corn field, which was being ploughed, for a short break, some pictures and also to filch some black soil, known to be extremely fertile :) The light was a little too bad to capture the action and I had to bump up the ISO all the way to ISO-800. The lens is again the 180mm f/3.5L, handheld in Av mode, f/3.5 for a 1/320s exposure. Then again, GIMP was used for some more color saturation.