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Debashis Talukdar
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Attended University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lives in Melbourne, Australia
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Fireworks this weekend... and some Lightroom presets to make them pop!

The US will be celebrating the 4th of July. Melburnians will be treated to 9 weekends of fireworks displays. There's some great opportunities out there to photograph fireworks! 

Here are a set of Lightroom Presets to help make your Fireworks Photographs pop!

http://debashistalukdar.com/product/lightroom-presets-for-fireworks/
#Fireworks   #FireworksPhotography   #4thofjuly   #4thjuly   #4thofjulyweekend   #independenceday   #WinterFireworks   #nightphotography   #Nighttime   #Melbourne   #Australia    #USA  
A set of 10 simple Lightroom Presets to apply effects to images of fireworks straight out of camera. These presets are also suitable for night photography. Download links will be active for 14 days from completing the order, with a limit of 5 downloads. This is a free product. You will not be charged.
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Winter Fireworks at the Docklands this Friday
It is that time of year again, when the Docklands sets of fireworks every Friday for the next two months (weather permitting). If you're planning on going down there for a shoot, here are a few tips about vantage points, parking spots, gear, and recommended preparation steps.

Enjoy... and maybe I'll bump into you there on Friday!

http://debashistalukdar.com/project/docklands-winter-fireworks/

#Melbourne   #Docklands   #DocklandsFireworks   #WinterFireworks   #Fireworks   #FireworksPhotography  
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Someone is stepping into the world of drones... Nice one +Harmeet Gabha 
 
Breaking-in the +DJI Phantom 3 early morning but the weather gods had other plans..

#drone   #landscape   #djiphantom   #dji  
Starting the morning early at 5.30am I head of to Sydney's North Head in Manly. This is the east most point of Sydney harbour where you can look back and see the skyline of this beautiful city. Arriving here before sunrise and after a 50km drive. As I approach my destination, I find that the ...
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+Joe Satriani fans rejoice... a new album cometh! July 24th. Here's something to whet your appetites on!

#OnPeregrineWings   #JoeSatriani   #Satriani   #NewAlbum  
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In April 2015, I took a trip to the South Island of New Zealand, spending some time around Queenstown in the Southern Lakes Districts. I shot a few photographs while I was on the road... 17,495 to be exact, giving me about 8 minutes of time-lapse footage.

On June 7th, I will release my latest time-lapse short film covering the South Island - the Land of the Long White Cloud. This is a sneak preview of what to expect!

Watch this space for the full film coming soon!
#NewZealand   #timelapse   #sonyalpha   #Sony   #A7R   #a6000   #SonyA7R   #SonyA6000   #GoPro   #iPhone   #iPhone5S  
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How I photograph fireworks
http://debashistalukdar.com/project/photographing-fireworks/
Fireworks season is upon us here in Melbourne. The +City of Melbourne warms up our Friday evenings in July and August every year by setting of fireworks over the waters of Victoria Harbour. My friends in the United States will be celebrating the #4thofjuly  

I had put this short video and a few tips together after several years of trial and error on how I photograph fireworks, also with a link to my free Lightroom Presets to speed up Post Processing. 

I hope these might be of use to you. If they help out, or you have questions or suggestions, drop me a note...

#fireworks   #Melbourne   #WinterFireworks   #Docklands   #unitedstates   #unitedstatesofamerica   #Lightroom   #longexposure   #longexposurephotography  
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New Zealand in Time Lapse: The Land of the Long White Cloud
It is the youngest country in the world and the most recently settled landmass by humans. New Zealand is one of those locations where one goes to get away from it all, yet is close enough to reconnect. The natural beauty of this enchanting nation of two small islands in the South Pacific is unparalleled. It has become a destination for movie production for studios large and small, and beckons to both extreme sports junkies, and people who would like to experience a slightly slower pace of life.
These are glimpses of life in the Land of the Long White Cloud.
This short film was made from 17,495 individually shot frames, and a few movie clips that have been accelerated over a 10-day trip. They were shot using a Sony A7R, a Sony A6000, a GoPro HD Hero 3, and an Apple iPhone. The Sony cameras were used with a Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ultra-wide lens, a Samyang 8mm f/2.8 fisheye lens, a Sony 28-70mm f/3.5 lens, and a Sony 55-210mm f/4.5lens.
The music on this short film was composed and performed by Andrew Vovchyna. See Andrew's portfolio on Audiojungle at audiojungle.net/user/AndrewVovchyna

#NewZealand   #Timelapse   #Travel   #Oceania   #SouthernAlps   #Glacier   #FoxGlacier   #FranzJosefGlacier   #RealJourneys   #Queenstown   #Cloud   #CloudMovement   #Astrophotography   #MilkyWay   #ChurchOfTheGoodShepherd   #COTGS   #LakeTekapo   #Tekapo   #DarkSkies   #AuroraAustralis   #MountCook   #MountCookNP   #MountCookNationalPark   #Fiordland   #FiordlandsNP   #FiordlandsNationalPark   #sonyalpha   #SonyA7R   #A7R   #A6000   #SonyA6000   #Samyang  
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Sydney's Vivid Festival starts now! If you're curious about what it's all about, why not check out what last year's festival was like? This was shot in time-lapse, when on a whim, I decided to fly up one Saturday morning to experience the festival!

A note to all first timers... after 6:30pm, the ferries to Circular Quay become very full. Plan to get off the ferry at Darling Harbour, and walk from there, or catch a train either to Central, or Wynyard and walk to Circular Quay.

#Vivid   #VividSydney   #VividSydney2014   #VividSydney2015   #Australia   #Timelapse   #Sydney  
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Are you in town? 😊
 
Ponyfish Island
Ponyfish Island is a bar in the middle of the Yarra River in Melbourne, underneath the Southbank Footbridge. It is seen here as the Sun sets.
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+Olympus #olympus +Olympus AU #melbourne +Ponyfish Island +Landscape Photography Community #landscapephotography +HQSP Landscape
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#BTPCityscapePro+BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Nancy Dempsey
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+Neil Howard Missed you then... I was off in New Zealand at the time.
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IT Professional, Casual Musician, Landscape photographer, Foodie, IT geek.
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    2011 - present
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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 specifically enjoy creating short films using the technique of time-lapse photography.

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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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I've had a mixed experience with the Elizabeth Street store, in spite of having been their customer for several years. In the past, I dealt with a salesman who was really good to work with, My most recent interaction with them has been underwhelming. Around the 21st of Feb. 2015, I purchased a Sony HDR-PJ820 camcorder. The salesgirl who ended up selling me the camera was borderline unprofessional and rude, cutting me off mid sentence until I reminded her that as a customer, she needed to let me finish and hear me out if she was interested in making a sale. At the time of purchase, she attempted to sell me an extended warranty. I reminded her of Australian Consumer Law, and that a camera priced at around $1,400 was covered by a statutory warranty. The receipt also stated Ted's after-purchase policy of covering defects. Within 3 weeks, the camera body began to warp. I take very good care of my gear. The camera had been used either on a tripod, or hand held, while being placed in an enclosed cupboard for storage, or in a padded bag. I took it back to make a warranty claim. When I explained the history to the sales representative whom I dealt with when making the warranty claim, he attempted to dismiss it, stating that it had been dropped. I pointed out that there were no scuff marks on the body that would have come from a drop. He offered to get a consultant to look at it. I told him that while he was free to do so, I had been with the camera throughout, while neither he nor his consultant had, and that he needed to lodge the warranty claim. He somewhat begrudgingly lodged it. This happened on a Friday or Saturday in late March. The following week he called and told me that the consultant had evaluated it as the result of a drop. I advised that I needed that in writing, and that I would be following up with Consumer Affairs. He then offered to send it off to the manufacturer for a further look, and that it would take a few weeks, while also stating that they would have to wait and see what the manufacturer said. This entire interaction left me with the feeling that he was attempting to discourage me from lodging a warranty claim. I called in early April to follow up. The individual who answered the phone advised me that they had not heard anything back, and that it would take another few weeks. I advised them that I was travelling overseas for a couple of weeks, and that should anything follow up occur while I was away, that they would need to leave a message, and that I would come back to follow up on my return in early May. When I returned, I had not received any messages. I called up on the afternoon of the 12th of May to follow up. The individual who answered the phone took my claim number and said that they would call me back shortly. They never did. The following morning, I called again. The gentleman who answered the phone took my claim number, and assured me of a call back in the following 15 minutes. He called back as he promised and advised me that they were going to replace the unit with a new one. I went in later that day and picked up my replacement unit. While completing the transaction, the sales consultant attempted to sell me an extended warranty again. I reminded them of Australian Consumer Law and the effect of a Statutory Warranty. This exercise left me without the use of my new camera for the better part of six weeks, and cost me the GST refund that I would have claimed while travelling overseas with my camera. In summary, the issues I felt I faced with the staff at this store are: a. they were high handed, borderline rude and unprofessional. b. they attempted to discourage me as a customer from making a genuine warranty claim. c. they attempted to mislead me as a customer about a warranty by suggesting that the issue was something that was unlikely to be covered. d. they failed to follow up with me as the customer when the warranty claim had been fulfilled. e. they did not to return calls. The experience has left me to reconsider whether I will take my business back to this store.
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*Leased in 10 days flat!* I'd called Sarah at MICM to assist me in leasing out my 2-bedroom/1-bathroom/1-carpark property in Southbank. I had been living here and was moving out. During my initial phone conversation with her, I provided Sarah with details on when it was going to become available, and the lead-up of activities to the property becoming vacant. Sarah came prepared to our first meeting, outlining what MICM's strategy would be to lease my property. She listened carefully to gain an understanding of what was important to me in a tenant as a landlord. She also set out expectations on what the current market commanded, and offered attracted options on promoting my property so that it gained sufficient visibility among potential renters. She also observed that I would require support to have the apartment cleaned and made suitable for presenting to prospective tenants, and made arrangements to have cleaners come in within minutes of my movers having moved out the last piece of furniture, while being personally present to handle the handover of keys. The property was ready to be viewed within hours of me having vacated it. Within 10 days, and three open-for-inspection sessions, she had secured a tenant and had a lease signed. I couldn't have asked for more support and a better outcome!
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