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Ashok Mansur
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Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:24 am

WOW lovely frame Ashok! Nice to have the tree included in the frame. Light painting the tree may helped further? Lovely depiction of the cosmos. Are those city lights beyond the hills?



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Commentby sriram janak on Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:53 am

lovely ashok...without the tree...it may not have the same effect....think it will look great in B&W too....

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:08 am

The tree beautifully lines up with the stars here. Gentle light painting would have added - may both tree and foreground. Harsha's sharp eyes have already seen the light pollution at the edge :) Overall a very nice work here.

Thanks for sharing Ashok !

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Commentby Nilanjan Das on Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:50 am

Great image Ashok !! The water body on the foreground is working very well. I really do not mind not light painting the tree and the foreground, for me the dark silhouette is working well. The reason am saying this is many a times when I have seen star trail images with light painting the foreground or the tree, it has conveyed a sense a human touch in it, this for me looks more natural. Just my thoughts though.....

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Commentby Ashok Mansur on Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:15 am

Harsh, somehow I didn't like light painting as it didn't convey the proper impact( I do took the light painting image). The flare of the town could not be avoided.
Sriram, I'll try the B&W.
Harsh,Sriram,Ganesh & Nilanjan Thanks for the appreciation

Commentby AratiRao on Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:17 am

Lovely, Ashok. I am with Nilanjan-da here. love the silhouette. In fact the water and light pollution all add to the image for me. The first thought that struck me was that i cannot recognize constellations here because of the clutter of stars! it is actually a wonderful problem to have, is it not? Where the heroes get hidden because of the (normally) hidden gems!

Where was this? i would love to go see the milkyway again - it has been years since i have seen it :)
Thanks,
Arati

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Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:23 am

In fact on second thoughts what you said is true Ashok. Nilanjan too. I seem to think the silhouette conveys the mood of the night better. I have realised that in the past I too have avoided light painting for exactly the same reasons. But the tree here looked so inviting that I could not keep from thinking about light painting. Would you mind sharing the lightpainted version too?

Commentby Ashok Mansur on Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:16 pm

Arati, This is backwaters of Supa dam Dandeli, infact I tried a different perspective next day with a ruined remains of a temple as anchor point in foreground & succeeded (will post some other time). Life time experience encountered a tiger, alone while taking the star trail at night & I'll try to narrate it in that image posting.
Thanks for your appreciation



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Commentby Vikram Sathyanathan on Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:56 am

Super work Ashok. I like the dry tree reaching to the stars, well captured and best appreciated on a large print.

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:56 pm

I would maintain light painting would add (for my taste buds) :) It needs a precise control of intensity and white balance of the light being used for painting. If more it will look unnatural. If we have moon in the sky human eye can easily see trees in the darkness. The faintly visible trees can be beautifully simulated with light painting. It is not about painting for the purpose of painting, it is about painting with a purpose :)

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Commentby Hrishikesh N on Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:41 pm

There is a blue sprinkle of stars that raise up along the slant direction of the tree.... it just amazing.

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