This sunset at Surathkal Beach was captured using ultra-wide angle Laowa 12mm f/2.8 lens on my Canon EOS 5D Mark 4. This was created using Photo-merge to HDR in Lightroom done using 3 captures (1/4, 1/20 & 1/100th-second shutter speed) all taken at f/11 at ISO 100. The camera was mounted on my Sirui Tripod. … Read moreSunset at Surathkal
Kavaledurga Fort is a slice of forgotten history amidst the Western Ghats. The Fort is a marvellous piece of engineering that includes complex defences and arrangements for rainwater harvesting. I had been to this fort several times. One of the most memorable trips was when my good friend Ashokavardhana and I purchased a new Honda … Read moreKavaledurga
Last year I had gone to Sultan Bathery, Wayanad, Kerala, with my family, on holiday. Phantom Rock was one of the tourist destination we wanted to visit. Phantom Rock is about 13 km from Kalpetta adjacent to the Ambalavayal town. The rock has the shape of a skull and hence the name. Locally called ‘Thalappara’. … Read moreStone Quarry at Phantom Rock
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 … Read moreCloudy Kudremukh
There is a wrecked ship lying in The Gurpur River near Tannir Bavi, Mangalore. Locals claim it was wrecked during the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. It provided me a very nice opportunity to test the new version of Photomatix Pro 4 software. Even though Adobe Photoshop has now built in HDR function, Photomatix … Read moreShip Wreck HDR
Today (30th April) Adobe released Photoshop CS5 Trial. I grabbed copy early and wanted to try the new features. here is a quick take on HDR Pro feature of Photoshop CS5. Among all the new features CS5 boasts HDR Pro is one of the most hyped. Till now we needed to go to 3rd party … Read moreHDR Pro in Adobe Photoshop CS5 a short Preview.