Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Shrooms & Stars

Shigeru Miyamoto tribute.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Goa Interrupted

I happened to visit Goa for the second time in a month, and this time I carried my gear along. Gung-ho as ever, I made elaborate plans of shooting time lapses, 60 fps videos, photographs that indulge the unexplored etc etc but Goa has a way of throwing away any kind of pre conceived planning per se. In the end, "extensive chilling" replaced everything else and I happened to only snap a few shots.

Oh well, someday there shall be magnanimous planing, and execution of said planing will be of uttermost importance, but till then this shall suffice.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Overcast

When it comes to portraits, I prefer shooting on non cloudy days as it gives much more control over the white balance and the ability to play around with the sun light and model position to bring out some character in the stills. This was shot on a heavily overcast day, but the natural blanket of clouds literally helped as a soft box, letting in only the essential light and the rest was sorted with a bit of camera tweak. :)

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

While you were asleep

… the world literally passed by.

I have been meaning to try my hands at this for quite some time, but I could never find a suitable weather wherein either the night sky is lit up by stars ( who am I kidding, you can never see stars in Mumbai ) or plenty of clouds for that dramatic effect. In fact I missed out on the perfect night that this would have been epic on. May 1st being Maharashtra day, I had no idea that there would be fireworks galore all visible from my bedroom window. I was completely unprepared for it but just when I saw it going off I rushed and took out my camera, started firing, only to realize I didn't have a cf card in it, ran to put one in, that one turned out to be full, got another one, ran to the window and tried to set it up on the window sill, coz obviously taking out the tripod from its bag n all would take another 2 minutes and by the time I could get it steady and at the appropriate long exposure settings, the fireworks had stopped. :'(

Well enough of the sob story, here's last night's experiment. The camera was set to take 5 second exposures @ 6 second intervals and I wanted a 24fps video. 1922 pictures shot in 192 minutes and total number of pictures used in the final sequence is about 1272.

First of many to follow :)



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Sunday, May 1, 2011

White Ur-bane

Mumbai seems to be turning into a furnace. Nevertheless, a style drive shoot in this sweltering heat. Btw, Style Drive has shifted locales so do click and check out the new blog site.


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