I’m amazed at the ease of using an IR-converted camera. Sure a little extra processing in Photoshop for white balance and color swap yet in the end well worth it.
Out of camera the IR image is fairly bright red in color as one would assume given it’s IR at 720nm. This above image is after I applied an Adobe DNG (RAW) file profile change in Lightroom to extend the range of the white balance temperature slider. Next, the image is taken to Photoshop where a… Read More Nikon D300S Infrared Converted Camera – 1st Image
I thought we start-off Sunday morning with a few street portraits from yesterday’s visit to two temples, see previous post. Smiles from all except the frozen Ghandi human statue.
Got up early and ventured northwest from Chennai to visit two famous temples in Tamil Nadu’s northern neighbor, i.e. state of Andhra Pradesh (AP). Of course, those who know – Balaji Temple it’s a word-class Hindu site and not to mention with vast wealth. The grounds show. The Balaji Temple was at 30% capacity and even at those numbers… Read More Visited Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari (Balaji) & Thiruthani Temples
Stop and generate smiles with your comic book images .
Today I continued my experimentation with Macro Photography just outside the house, i.e. a photo-crawl. From a technical perspective it’s a bit boring if all you want is a 100% sharp, in-focus image. (actually I’d love to have a dead-sharp image – in time) Yet with a shallow depth of field, one can bring out an artistic side… Read More Macro Continued
Trying a totally new genre today with a Photographic Society of Madras (PSM) macro photography workshop. Lucky to test out a Zeiss Milvus f/2 100mm Macro lens. Sweet glass not just for macro but great for street portraits and landscape thus for me an all-arounder. Had to adjust my hands to manual focus, i.e. no need to… Read More PSM Macro Photography Workshop — Update
In the early 50s, my Grandparents (Dad’s side) moved to Phoenix, AZ from Chicago for retirement as Grandpa retired from the IRS – a tax man and avid film photographer with a darkroom in his North Side home. We had many family vacations headed down “Old Route 66” from Chicago. Made it in 24 hours, non-stop in a… Read More Sholinghur’s Own Camelback Mountain
I need to get out again and witness more agricultural life in India as we all can trace our ancestry back to the farm were an honest day’s work paid an honest day’s wages.
Stopped on the way back from Polambakkam to witness rice planting and tree (Tamarind) cutting. Always an adventure. Rice paddies can be planted 3x per year if there is ample water while ten women can plant rice seedings in a 100 x 150 yard paddy in one day. Back-breaking work. The man is using his bullocks to complete the… Read More Polambakkam – Bullock Power