Salalah is world-famous for one tree, the Frankincense Tree having an aromatic resin sap used in incense, perfume… I tried frankincense at home by placing a 1/4″ piece atop a burning charcoal briquette which then melts the resin sending out a plume of smoke filling the house. Scent was good, smoke was too much. Need to back off on the… Read More Salalah, Oman Part II
Just returned from a business trip to Salalah, Oman and as always I carry my camera. Well actually I carried two this time. Here are some images from my IR converted Nikon D300S @ 720nm. As usual, one is always amazed at what the IR filter captures as looking thru the lens provides no preview of… Read More Salalah, Oman In Infrared – B&W, Faux Color and Platinum
No “blog” in the photoblog today, just photos – 2. Live from Salalah, Oman.
I ran across a monochrome look which I really like, i.e. Platinum Emulsion. Have a look at the gallery below and let me know your thoughts?
Another Sunday morning photowalk here in Chennai starting at the Parthasarathy Temple, Triplicane. Up and out ahead of the humid heat for these “Faces of Chennai”.
I’d like to share the results of a Lightroom / Photoshop plug-in called “Topaz Impression”, 1 of 14 Topaz modules which lays down 10k brush strokes/second in duplicating a specific artist’s style. As with most plug-ins there is a defined starting point called a preset, recipe… which one selects then fine tunes the image with specific adjustments… Read More Bringing Photos to Life with Topaz Impression
In Part II, I’d like to take you along for our morning tour of the Taj Mahal. Starting out, we stopped ~1.5 km away from the entrance to purchase tickets, Rs1000/person (the foreigner price is always 10x higher) and took an electric cart to the East Gate entrance. Arriving at 6:40am the security line was short even… Read More Golden Triangle – Day in Agra, Uttar Pradesh – Part II: A Guided Tour of the Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal – A fantastic place – a must see. In fact, yesterday Prince Wm and Princess Kate had a 50 minute visit cut short by the 46C / 114F heat. Princess Diana 1992, courtesy Getty Images Prince Wm and Princess 2016, Courtesy TOI Agra Edition Thought I’d share first some Infrared Images shot at… Read More Golden Triangle – Day in Agra, Uttar Pradesh Part I Infrared Color / Black and White
Finished our trip to Agra with a sunset viewing of the Taj Mahal from the north side of the Yamuna river (stream). Time to get to bed for an early rise to catch the sunrise at the Taj Mahal from the inside. Will return for Part II.
Jaipur, Rajasthan Started off Day 2 with a drive north from the hotel thru the city stopping first at the South Gate to the Jaipur, “The Pink City”. The color is more a Jaipur Peach, but okay it’s a Jaipur Pink. See Featured Image. Here are some images from our travels thru the city. … Read More Golden Triangle – Day 2 in Jaipur, Rajasthan