Category: Vintage India
On a trip to Kanalpiruvu (Canal Piruvu), near Kanjikode in Palakkad, Kerala, I found myself in the midst of a lot of natural beauty. The place was a little too hot but worth spending days with the camera. Bright skies and lush green paddy fields in day time and clear starry sky in the nights with hills in a distance. I committed the cardinal sin of not taking the tripod along and missed out on a lot of pics to be taken in the night and late evenings. Even in day time, the pics I have taken doesnt really do justice to the beauty of the place and people there ... but well ... I am putting up a couple of them mostly to remind me of a lost opportunity.
There is hardly any special technique involved here. For the first pic, I used a higher DOF @ f/10 to get the whole scene focused. This is contrary to what I do for portraits, which is usually done @ f/2.5. Well ... I guess for full length pics with some background to it and enough light to play with, using a higher DOF makes sense. But, it was back to the same old f/2.5 settings for the bottom left pic in the 2nd set. Paddy pics are Av mode again with f/4.5 and f/6.3. For the top middle pic of 2nd set, I again used a higher DOF (f/5.6).
Btw ... the smiling lady in the top middle pic is the owner of this field too. I wish she smiles like this her whole life!