Sandeep 's World >> Thru' The Lens
« May 2009 »
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Birds 'n Animals
Cities 'n Architecture
Digital Room
Lights 'n Shadows
Macro World
Nature 'n Landscapes
People 'n Portraits
The Abstracts
Travel 'n Living
Vintage India

Google AdSense

Sunday, 3 May 2009
Yet another rural Scene!
Category: Vintage India

A weekend stay @ Mandya, where my in-laws stay, had been very productive for me :) This is the third post from pictures taken during that stay:

The pic is taken with the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L (macro) lens, hand held (peeping out of the car window), Av mode, f/3.5 and ISO-400. With a -1 EV exposure compensation, the camera returned a 1/400s exposure time. I guess, the -1EV compensation was a bad idea in the end, making the subject a little darker than I would have liked.

This time around (unlike in the 'How much is too much?' post), I refrained from doing anything extra with GIMP :) So, here it is, after minimal sharpening and contrast adjustment.

Posted by usandeep at 12:01 AM
Updated: Friday, 19 June 2009 11:29 AM
Share This Post Share This Post
Post Comment |
View Comments (8) | Permalink

Monday, 8 June 2009 - 12:50 PM

Name: "Dhanush Gopinath"
Home Page:

Nice one.And you are true about that -1 stop, it do appears a bit darker.

The problem with stopping the car or bike and then taking the picture of a person is that he/she tends to look at the camera. The person is here looking at the camera, and I guess the bullocks too :). Unless it is close portrait, I always feel that the person looking at the camera some how makes the picture un natural.

Monday, 8 June 2009 - 6:42 PM

Name: "mohkum"
Home Page:

So beautiful image! I like the image satuaration and back lighting here. Great!  

Monday, 8 June 2009 - 9:49 PM

Name: "Dhanya"
Home Page:

Is the foreground little underexposed? Or is it the settings of my monitor?

Tuesday, 9 June 2009 - 2:46 AM

Name: "Dinesh"
Home Page:

Did you not use Partial Metering? You could have just done -1/3 EV compensation, that works great with the contrast in daylight.

Sunday, 14 June 2009 - 12:26 PM

Name: "swapnil"
Home Page:

nice feel....

Monday, 15 June 2009 - 10:59 PM

Name: "joshi daniel"
Home Page:

you are very excellent in this photography!

Tuesday, 23 June 2009 - 6:36 PM

Name: "Deepthi"
Home Page:

Nice one. Amazing clarity.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009 - 7:46 PM

Name: "sandeep"
Home Page:

Dhanush: I usually use longer lenses for these portraits, so that they dont notice. but, this time, he did see me :)

Mohkum: Thnx

Dhanya: yes, dhanya. I used a -1ev by mistake :(

Dinesh: No partial metering. I couldnt check all the settings as he was about to take a turn :) I guess, no exposure compensation was required, actually.

Swapnil: Thnx buddy

Joshi: Nice to hear that from pro's like u :), but isnt this one of the worst i posted :(

Deepthi: Thnx to the money I spent on lenses ;-)

View Latest Entries

2012 Sandeep Unnimadhavan