Category: Nature 'n Landscapes
I had a tough time getting decent pics @ Hogenakkal. Coz the sun was too bright there, making most of the things, most importanly the flowing water, too bright to photograph.
For example, the first pic of the canyon is taken @ f/22, the minimum 'f' I could've had @ 18mm, with my 18-55 lens. Even at this 'f', the time I could use was around 1/50 seconds, not allowing me to do any experiments with the shutter speed. I would have loved to try out something of the order of 1s. Just, wished I had a few ND filters with me! I am soon going to acquire a couple of 3-stop ND filters ... btw! Hope to come back to Hogenakkal after getting them :-)
The second pic is taken on the way back @ f/8 and 1/100s, when I got a little shade and still waters ... where I could get some reflections.
Third pic is taken on the way back to Bengaluru near a place Palacode. Liked the variety of colors due to the greenery, soil and the clear bright sky. Here, the available brightness allowed me to go to f/16 (@ 1/50), allowing me to get the whole frame in focus and take the pic handheld.