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Sangeeth VS
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Aspiring Photographer
Aspiring Photographer

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Abandoned
After a long time, had a walk through the marine drive walkway in Kochi couple of months back. At one of its section, I noticed a pair of dilapidated boats tied to the poles. It looked an interesting subject but it was very dark and was wondering how to photograph it. Then thought of experimenting with long exposure. Since I didn’t have a tripod at that time, placed the camera on a stable surface and went for 30s long exposure. I have to admit that the result was beyond my expectation. Can anyone guess which part of marine drive you can see this?

Creative photography by long exposure was always a challenge with my S2 IS. The maximum duration available was only 15s and with the small sensor, noise also was high. The #Sony #a6000 offers shutter speeds between 1/4000 and 30 seconds with a Bulb option. Hopefully this will help me in creating some creative low light photography that I had visualized.

Submitting to #coastalthursday curated by +David Polzine +Jon Kahn, #longexposurethursday curated by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi, #travelthursday curated by +Laura Mitchum and #10000photographersaroundtheworld curated by +Robert SKREINER.
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After Sunset
Rightly called the ‘golden hour of photography’, dusk allows some breathtaking imagery. As the sun dips the horizon, it produces a stunning skyscape that can produce beautiful images. For an hour before and after sunset, the skies display a vivid sequence of colors, converting everything else into silhouettes of basic shapes and forms. This was captured after sunset at the Fort Kochi beach in Kerala.
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As many of you might know, I have been using a P&S camera for past 9 years.  I am planning to buy an SLR camera now.  So I’m looking for some valuable suggestions from all of you.

Since I don’t have any lenses with me, I now have flexibility to choose any brand whether it is Nikon, Canon or any others.   Here are few criteria for the selection
• I am not looking at an entry level SLR but an advanced amateur one.
• Cropped sensor body
• Photography style is mostly nature & landscape
• Budget depends on the above criteria

I’m also interested in mirrorless cameras from Sony.  Should I go for this instead of a DSLR?  I understand the shortage of lenses as of now but won’t it improve?

Anything else I should look into?  Thanks in advance!

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Rain Lover!
Enjoying the heavy rains that’s lashing across Bangalore these days.

Camera Settings
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P510
Focal Length: 900 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec.
Aperture: 5.5
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Opening Up
Close look at a Dahlia from the Cochin Flower Show 2014.

Submitting to #macromonday curated by +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau, #10000photographersaroundtheworld curated by +Robert SKREINER and #macro4all  curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen .

Camera Settings
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Focal Length: 454 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.
Aperture: 3.5

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Small Branded Swift
Pelopidas mathias, commonly known as the Dark Small-branded Swift, Small Branded Swift, Lesser Millet Skipper or Black Branded Swift, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. It is found throughout much of Southeast and East Asia, and as far as the Philippines. It is also present in Tropical Africa and Arabia.

Submitting to #buggyfriday curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Dorothy Pugh, #colorsonfriday curated by +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge, #floralfriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson, #10000photographersaroundtheworld curated by +Robert SKREINER, #allthingsgreen curated by +Cicely Robin Laing, #dailydepthoffield curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +f.a. fiebig, #inpraiseofpollinators curated by +Dusty Gedge, #sexyflies curated by +Shane Williams and #everythinggreen curated by +andi rivarola.

Camera Settings
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Focal Length: 454 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec.
Aperture: 3.5

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White-throated Kingfisher
The White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) also known as the White-breasted Kingfisher or Smyrna Kingfisher, is a tree kingfisher, widely distributed in Eurasia from Bulgaria, Turkey, east through South Asia to the Philippines.

Submitting to #wildlifewednesday curated by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus, #10000photographersaroundtheworld curated by +Robert SKREINER, #birdloversworldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER, #BirdSpeciesLink curated by +Risto Talman and #birds4all +Walter Soestbergen.

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Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Focal Length: 454 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec.
Aperture: 3.5

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Common Jezebel
A medium sized pierid butterfly found in many areas of South and Southeast Asia. Captured during a walk with Bangalore Butterfly Club members at Valley School, Bangalore.

Submitting to #buggyfriday curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Dorothy Pugh, #colorsonfriday curated by +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge, #floralfriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson, #10000photographersaroundtheworld curated by +Robert SKREINER, #allthingsgreen curated by +Cicely Robin Laing, #dailydepthoffield curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +f.a. fiebig, #inpraiseofpollinators curated by +Dusty Gedge, #sexyflies curated by +Shane Williams and #everythinggreen curated by +andi rivarola.

Camera Settings
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Focal Length: 454 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec.
Aperture: 3.5

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Bokeh
In photography, bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image. Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light". The term comes from the Japanese word boke, which means "blur" or "haze.

To achieve bokeh in your images, you need to shoot with lens wide open (aperture of f/2.8, f3.5). You can also acheive this by using a long lens and by increasing the distance between the background and your subject.

Submitting to #leavesonthursday curated by +Mehdia Ridder, #10000photographersaroundtheworld curated by +Robert SKREINER, #allthingsgreen curated by +Cicely Robin Laing, #dailydepthoffield curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +f.a. fiebig, #NatureArtThursday, #plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek  and #everythinggreen curated by +andi rivarola.

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Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Focal Length: 454 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec.
Aperture: 3.5

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Back Again!
It’s been a long hiatus from G+ due to multitude of reasons. After the annual butterfly migration survey at Aralam WLS in January this year, my camera got damaged. Getting it repaired took few months. After that I was busy both professionally & personally because of which photography took back seat. Hopefully I’ll be back to full flow as the waterfall here :). I would like to take a moment to thank all my well-wishers who enquired about the lack of posts and my well-being during this period. Really appreciate your messages.

Around two years back I had posted on driving through the Idukki high ranges during a rainy season. This one is captured during a similar drive this year. It was also the time to experiment with my new 8-stop ND filter.

Submitting to#waterfallwednesday curated by +Eric Leslie, #wetwednesday curated by +Jen Baptist, #10000photographersaroundtheworld curated by +Robert SKREINER, #amazinglandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker, #allthingsgreen curated by +Cicely Robin Laing, #WaterscapeArtWednesday , #photographingindia , #landscapephotography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Tom Hierl +David Pilasky +Toshi Nakamura +David Heath Williams +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Bill Wood, #plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek, #everythinggreen curated by +andi rivarola and #waterworld curated by +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron.

Camera Settings
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Focal Length: 38 mm
Shutter Speed: 1 sec.
Aperture: 8.0

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