After shooting the waterfall I covered in the last blog, rain was following me. So leaving all the thoughts of getting any photos of birds or other wild life I changed my lens to wide angle and concentrated on getting some landscapes. The ambiance was beautiful, but continuous rain was hampering my photography. I waited for a long time in my car for the rain to subside and give me some clear view. Here are few photos I could get on that day. First picture above is a fusion of 3 photos which then converted into High Dynamic Range picture (HDR) using hdrsoft’s Photomatix Pro. I tried to retain the natural look as much as possible as I don’t like the grungy looks of many HDR’s.
I have used Canon EOS 5D mark II with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM Lens & Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS USM for these photos. I also did a sepia conversion of HDR from another set of 3 photos. As I was returning I could get a brief moment of cloud raising from the thickets of Shola forests which I captured as panorama. Now let me allow the pictures to speak for themselves.