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Posts from January, 2013 (31 posts)

123/365 Orchids

The orchids in our garden. Focusing on the flower would have been a great task if auto focus was used. But with the focus magnification and focus peaking its a cake walk in NEX 3. Especially when wonderful manual glasses like Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F1.7 is used.

Lens ...

122/365 Shop By The Corner

A small provisional store near our place. Typical village style, thay are a part of our life and are most convinient.

By admitting Walmart to India I don’t believe shops like these are going to get affected. May be in bigger cities the current big India retail players may ...

121/365 - Bounce Flash (DIY) with NEX-3

This is shot was taken when there was absolutly no light. Yeah as usual it was powercut. Inspired by a bounce flash accessory for NEX-3/5 (the older version) I created a DIY flash bouncer user cardboard, Rubber band and Aluminium foil. Here is the result.

I used a ...

120/365 - Flame..

Was a very busy day at work. Came home a bit late and yeah there was no power. So only managed to get a bit of this flame for today..

119/365 Silk Sarees...

Last week it was full of HDR (even though I couldn’t find much HDR friendly stuffs around the home).

Today I have made a DIY flash diffuser which can be used along with my NEX-3. The results are wonderful. I will post some of the shots in the ...

118/365 In Camera Auto HDR

In camera HDR from NEX-3 with HDR mode auto..

117/365 The Car

HDR created from single raw file….

116/365 Manual HDR - In Camera Bracketing

The HDR manually created. But the in camera bracketing provided by NEX-3 was used. The max bracketing supported by NEX-3 is 3 shots seperated by .7 EV steps.

NEX is not a very HDR friendly system. More bracketing options which could be provided very easy through the software ...

115/365 In Camera HDR

The in camera HDR from NEX. Just boosted the contrast.

I tried with 3 ev steps. The image out of camera is not as impressive as the result from manually creating the HDRs

114/365 The Game

Junior’s cricket gear :)

113/365 HDR Rays

This week mostly the theme will be HDR. This is one branch I have least exploited. The challenge is to find subjects that looks interesting in HDR.

112/365 Mr Egg..

Mr Egg is back again..

Lens : Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F2.8

Camera : NEX-3, ISO-400, 1/30, F/4, raw

111/365 Panorama

The panoramic view from the top of Windsor Rajadhani, Kawdiar, Trivandrum.This shot was done using my 35mm Lens !!!, Yeah its a combination of 3 horizontal shots merged using photomerge.

Lens : Minolta MD Rokkor 35mm F2.8

Camera : NEX-3, ISO-200, 1/500, f/8, jpeg (Merged from 3 ...

110/365 Howzzaaaatttt.....

Junior playing cricket with his friends. This week he was playing and other games with his friends. The good thing was that he watches TV lesser these days, since he is mostly engaged in sports…

Lens : Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F1.7

Camera : NEX-3, ISO-1600, F/4, 1 ...

109/365 Bokeh Again

The nice set of bokeh rendered by Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F1.7 at F2.8. The bokeh is a bit hexagonal because of F2.8. TT f1.7 the bokeh is well round and beautifully creamy. But I needed a bit more DoF on the mango flower. Yeah its ...

108/365 The Season Begins

Its the begining of the mango season.

This variety of mango tastes good as raw. Very good for pickling.

Lens : Vivitar 70-200 F4.5-5.6

Camera : NEX-3, ISO-800, 1/60, F/8, raw

107/365 The Daybreak

It was a beautiful sunny morning today.

Lens: Minolta MD W.Rokkor 35mm F2.8

Camera: NEX-3, ISO-200, f/16, 1/4000, raw

106/365 Banana

Just a snapshot today, this is the banana that has grown up on the place very next to us.

105/365 Junior

Junior has started playing games in laptop…

Yeah its only on saturdays he plays….

104/365 Kittens

The Kittens again…

103/365 Twins

Twins, in fact they were triplets. One is hiding out there in a cave made by Rats… Yeah kittens stay in caves made by Rats :D

102/365 - Vegitables

Took camera outside tonight. This is the vegitable shop very near to our place

101/365 - Ruby

The wine is finally ready, it still has some fizz. Not very good but not bad either…. ;)

100/365 The 100th Day

Its the 100th day of the photo journey. So far its a wonderful experience. 

The logging demanded me to learn more about the art of photography. Earlier what ever I shot were just snapshots no thinking was applied while taking a snap. Now when I took a picture I ...

99/365 Rosa

Flower shots are always fillers, the easy to get shots in a very busy day, so today the 99th day of the blog its a filler post ;)

98/365 Cheer Up

Another one from the Egg smiley series.

Our life may e short, may e the next moment we will be fried, but its all about living the life now when it is…

Cheer up…

97/365 - 3 Stooges

Design and Idea by Smitha

This shot is also made using the Minolta MC Rokkor 50mm F1.4 wide open at f1.4 (always wide open since the aperture ring is missing ;D )

96/365 Pop out

Continuing the experiment with wide open aperture. This was shot at  F1.4.

On post processing sharpened a bit (looks like a bit over sharpened ;D )

95/365 Sleeping...

Another shot with apedrture wide open at f1.4

94/365 Frets

Another attempt wide open at F1.4

93/365 Junior

Starting off the year with the new lens (not used so far) the heavy Minolta MC Rokkor 50mm F1.4, the classic lens.

I was not much using this lens due to the facts that 

1. Its very heavy

2. It has no aperture blade (Yes always wide open at ...