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Ganesh H Shankar
Schneider's Leaf Nosed Bats
I have been away on a personal travel and off net for couple of weeks - sorry I could not participate here as much as I would have liked to. Thanks to Kiran and Samad who helped me while making this image. Thanks for your views.
Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:33 pm
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Commentby weewake on Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:24 pm

If not for the bat in the middle of the second column which revealed the image for me , I was lost for a while . Topnotch composition as expected from the master .The texture of the slabs are captured nicely .It reminds me of the camels and shadows by george steinmetz .

Commentby nevilzaveri on Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:25 pm

e x t r a o r d i n a r y !, ganesh. i am really speechless to put down words. stunning visualization 'n execution is least to say. i think, this is very much unlike your images! the way you have made this abstract-like geometric image! i think, the light source is artificial.

tfs. regards.

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Commentby Pramod Viswanath on Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:29 pm

Just love the geometry and shadows in the image. Astounding create! Would love to see more of your creations from this trip. Bit of more brightness on the right of the frame is slightly taking my eyes away but that's a very minor nit compared to the artistic quality of the image!

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:32 pm

Yes Nevil, light source is flash, made this inside a old temple where the shooting condition was less than ideal. Thanks to Kiran who helped me with the flash the way I wanted it.

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Commentby Praveen P Mohandas on Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:59 pm

simple amazing capture..like the famous camel in desert image .......

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Commentby Adithya Biloor on Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:51 am

Amazing image. Reminds me of famous camel in the desert image.

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Commentby Santosh Saligram on Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:41 pm

Like I said elsewhere, truly mind-boggling perspective. Like Praveen and Adithya said, it reminds me of the camel image and also another aerial image of a pack of wolves that features in Light on the Earth, which is a BBC publication compiling the best of twenty years of the BBC WPOTY competition's winning images. So it's usually from the air that we see such perspectives, so this image is unique because it inverts positions!

I see that some highlights on the right are close to blowing out. Did you intentionally retain so much brightness so as to keep the bats visible?

Commentby nirlep on Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:22 pm

Ganesh dear!
A breathtaking picture. It's a lesson in creative photography coming from the master himself. And imagine I had believed that one required a chopper and an exotic locale to do a camels shot!!! Had you pre-visualised this shot? Or you did some thinking on location?
The effect is simply stunning as the perspective has transformed the space. Associating it with the camels shot where the shot did not reveal the expanse, this one gives a feeling of a lot more space than there actually is. And how the muted presence of bats has come alive through one kiss of sidelong light.
Put in punjabi I'll say "fatte chakk te"

Commentby ramesh_adkoli on Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:35 pm

Fantastic image, Ganesh. So nice of you to share this. Thanks.

Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:52 pm

THIS IS MIND BLOWING!!! As Santosh points out you have inverted the perspectives here and still managed to pull off the same magic. The light seems a bit harsh but I am not complaining. I will keep talking about this image for a long long time!

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:21 pm

The contrast at right side is just touching the max which I thought will emphasize the shadows better. May be slight reduct of the contrast would help. Thanks for your suggestions and views..

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Commentby dinesh.ramarao on Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:30 am

Wonderful creation Ganesh, I just wonder about the contours your brain has. To my taste, I would like to see a monochrome of this.
-RD

Commentby Abhisek Majumdar on Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:55 pm

Ganesh Anna, Kiran had been speaking volumes about this image and the hardships (the threat of the frail ladder, the incessant sneezing etc !! :)) that you guys went thru in making the image!!! The sheer brilliance of the idea and the execution is mind blowing as usual!!

Commentby Ashwini Kumar Bhat on Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:17 pm

A sheer brilliance in itself! another true masterpiece from your side. Just imagining the print of this on a canvas!

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Commentby Shankar Kiragi on Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:56 am

Top notch and very unique. This must be from Temples in Hampi.

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