Category: Nature 'n Landscapes
The hill forming the backdrop of Manchinbele reservoir is Savandurga. The pic is taken using the Canon EOS 7D, mounted with a Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L wide angle zoom, fitted with a Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizer filter. I used Av mode with f/16 and Auto ISO for a 1/40s, ISO-250 exposure.
Just before reaching Savandurga, there is a quarry from where one can get a good view of the Savandurga hills. The peak to the right side is Billigudda, while the one to the left is Karigudda. Karigudda trek is a little more harder and adventurous, as there is no proper trail leading to it. Meanwhile, Billigudda may be scaled through an easily identifiable trail used by many people.
This pic is also taken using the Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L and Tiffen 82mm CP filter combo. It is again in Av mode, auto-ISO, f/16 but for a 1/25s, ISO-160 exposure.
The last pic - again taken using the 7D + 16-35mm + CP combo - is of the Karigudda hills, from the top of Billigudda. This time I turned off auto-ISO and opted for ISO-100, but maintained the f/16, Av mode settings for a 1/25s exposure.