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Debashis Talukdar
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Red Moon/Red Planet
I'm in the Northern Hemisphere in the town where I was born... Guwahati. Last night, I headed up to the terrace of my parents home to attempt to shoot the blood moon. The lunar eclipse had passed, but I came away with this. The red haze is the result of the atmospheric smog when shot with a specific set of setting and white balance. The full moon is at the bottom of this shot. Towards the top is the red planet Mars. It was somewhat fortuitous that both of them were in alignment. The skies look very different in the Northern Hemisphere from what I am used to normally seeing Down Under.
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Methven
The South Island of New Zealand is blessed with some amazing landscape, accentuated by what are commonly known as braided rivers. This particular one passes underneath a highway overpass at Methven on the road that links Queenstown to Christchurch. This was my second day in New Zealand in 2009. I had spent the first day taking the Trans-Alpine to Greymouth and back from Christchurch. This 14-hour drive from Christchurch to Queenstown allowed me to take my time through the countryside, taking in some of the best vistas that this route has to offer. 
Methven itself is a fairly regular farming community. What sets it apart are the snow-capped peaks in the background that draw tourists to spend time at the local homesteads and rent out quad bikes and head out off road into the New Zealand wilderness.
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An Autumn Morning in the Tan
Daylight savings is over for this season in Melbourne, and autumn has now rolled in. As I woke up this morning, the sun appeared to be higher than usual at my normal wake up time. There was a bite in the air, and even some mist on the horizon. This is my favourite season in this city, and very soon, it will look like this. This image was shot last season when I took a morning walk in the ‘Tan. The red and yellow leaves underfoot, and the slight nip in the air are sure signs that cooler weather is ahead, as the days get shorter, and the southern hemisphere prepares for winter.
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The Dog Days of Summer
I love dogs. I don't own one because I feel that it is irresponsible to do so without being able to devote enough time to a pet. My way of having a dog is to pet other people's dogs whom I happen to meet when I am down at the beach. A few days ago, I was hanging out at Port Melbourne, and came across quite a few of these furry creatures. Here is a selection of some of the best shots that I came away with.
Which one is your favourite?

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Wow. What an interesting mix. I thought she was a spaniel of some sort. Guess I should've known with the intensity in her eyes. This is such a great idea for photos +Debashis Talukdar - especially if you can't have your own pup :)
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The Dog Days of Summer
Meet Bella – a Border Collie-cross-cattle dog whom I ran into with her master, Jordan, earlier this afternoon. Today was one of those perfect late summer afternoons, as I found myself hanging out at Port Melbourne with my 24-105mm augmented with a 2x extender to make the most of some great light, and the perfect weather to capture a few dogs making the most of the weather with their owners. Bella is 8, and loves retrieving her tennis ball from the water. She is an excellent swimmer, and has this quirk of coming up to the closest human on the shore, dropping her tennis ball in front of them, and then waiting for them to toss it into the water for her to go and retrieve.
Now, I love dogs. However, I do not own one. The reality of my life today is that I work long hours, live in an apartment, and tend to travel. My life is less than perfect to be able to devote the time and care that one owes when they take responsibility of another life. So hanging out at the beach and meeting other people with dogs is my way of having a dog. And this is probably the way that it is going to be for me until such time that a change in my life comes around to allow me the time to care for one of these noble creatures. And when that time comes, I am going to get two!
This was shot in Aperture Priority mode, at f/5.6 with an ISO of 3200. I came away with a few decent shots from this afternoon, and will probably head back more often. If you happen to be a dog owner, frequent the area, would like pictures of your dog taken, and happen to bump into me, feel free to ask me to take a few shots. I will be happy to share them with you.
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Princes Pier
This is perhaps a favourite hangout for many-a-Melbourne-based photographer. The post-piles are the remnants of what used to make up Princes Pier. At one time, this timber pier used to extend out into the waters of Port Philip Bay, and was the landing for many seafaring vessels. After falling into disrepair, a project in the late 2000s did away with the top of the pier, and constructed a concrete pier which now serves as a local park of sorts to visitors. It is a common spot for anglers to spend some time trying to take something home.
On this particular autumn morning in 2013, I had taken a drive that way after seeing that the sunrise was looking very promising. A few anglers had already pitched their spots and were sharing stories as I showed up to take this particular shot. I am quite happy to say that very little has been done to this image from its version that came straight out of camera – which is an indication that the light and conditions were just perfect. The stillness of the water was the result of a combination of there being very little wind in the morning, and from using an ND400 filter. If you’re looking to visit the location, follow the directions here: http://goo.gl/maps/G8QUB

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Beautiful work mate.  I love the way you kept it real.
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Point Lonsdale – Underneath the Pier
One of the things about living in the city that you have to keep in mind is about discovering places where you can get away from it all. Point Lonsdale is a little town just outside Melbourne which I decided to drive through a few months ago after having had enough of what the city had thrown at me. I came across this idyllic little community where life seemed to have slowed a couple of gears down from the rate at which I was going at, and allowed me enough time to gather my thoughts once again. This shot here was taken just under the main pier, which is quite active with locals and holiday-makers passing through to either get a bite to eat at the local fish and chip shop, or just kick back and relax at the edge of Port Philip.
This shot was subsequently purchased by a local real-estate company to use on their collateral. It was among the first images that I licensed, and hence, is somewhat special to me.
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King Billy Walk
Cradle Mountain Lodge in the valley of Cradle Mountain has several walking tracks that its residents can make the most of. Among the most alluring is the King Billy Walk – a relatively easy trail that has a slight uphill gradient. and takes about 40 minutes to complete a circuit of on a paved walkway. Tasmania is rough and rugged – and its rainforests are the cool type which are best viewed when it is overcast. On this particular day, the sun was playing hide and seek among the clouds at a time when a partially overcast system was moving across the valley.
My best shots came at times when the sun hid behind one of the thick clouds, leaving the scene devoid of any harsh shadows. This was merely a precursor to Liffey Falls a week later, where it rained and rained and rained, and the falls roared with the flow of all the water running off. Cradle Mountain is definitely my #1 recommendation for a trip to Tasmania. No trip to Tassie should ever be made without visiting this amazing location.
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+Debashis Talukdar I love Cradle mountain, the lodge, no TV in the rooms, complete seclusion, the last time we where there on the day we left we had snow while having breakfast, truly spectacular , also I use to run these tracks with a mate for some exercise in the morning what a  great way to start the day, also a beautiful shot that brought back some lovely memories. Thank You.
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Kerferd Road Boat Launch
This is an HDR image which was shot with my Olympus E-PL5. It is one of my regular haunts along South Melbourne beach. Kerferd Road pier has a little boat house. The two best days, I am told, of owning a boat are the day that you buy it, and the day that you sell it. Maintaining and storing one takes a bit of effort, and this set of gantries helps. The rails lead to the boat house directly behind where I was shooting from, and allow people to hoist their boats in and out of the waters of Port Philip Bay with minimal effort. I still think that boating requires way too much effort to warrant my owning one, and feel that the best way to take in a good day of boating is to find a friend who has one!
This was shot in late autumn 2013 in Melbourne. The short days at the time make for early sunsets, and mostly clear skies in this part of the world.

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Bonnet Island and its lighthouse

Bonnet Island lighthouse at Macquarie Heads is one of two lighthouses that stand as functioning beacons to all watercraft which venture into Macquarie Heads to gain access to Strahan and the Gordon River. The other one is the Entrance Island Lighthouse. I have trouble trying to decide which lighthouse looks prettier – and at the end of the day, you realise that they are like a pair of cuff-links – they are incomplete without the other.

Access to these two lighthouses is best gained by boat. Consider boarding an early morning cruise to take you up the Gordon River.

While both these two lighthouses are visible from Macquarie Heads, they are so far off into the heads that they appear to be not much larger than the size of one”s fingernails at the end of their extended arm when viewed with the naked eye.

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This part of Tassie is very easy on the eyes.
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IT Professional, Wannabe Musician, Occassional landscape photographer, writer and creative artist, IT geek.
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    Director, 2011 - present
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Melbourne, Australia - Omaha, NE - Overland Park, KS - New Delhi, India - Barnsley, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Glasgow, Scotland - Edinburgh, Scotland - Bureida, Saudi Arabia - Gauhati, India - Calcutta, India - Cardiff, United Kingdom - Darjeeling, India - Thimphu, Bhutan
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A thirty-something empathetic gentleman with a right-brained mind and a left-brained soul.
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A thirty-something empathetic gentleman with a right-brained mind and a left-brained soul, who is torn between minimalism and his love for cool toys. I love to travel and I love my home - and each one increases my love for the other. An IT geek at heart, and a pragmatist to the core, who loves to swim and bike, but hates to run. Loves dogs and is developing a fondness for cats after getting to know them better. I like to take photographs of landscapes and cityscapes. I've dabbled in High Dynamic Range photography, and am currently dabbling in time-lapse photography while trying to ascertain what to dabble in next.

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I've met Joe Satriani! I was published in the 2012 Plus One Collection - my image was the first one in the book!
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