Recent 25 Comments by ramesh_adkoli


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Commented on 02 Apr 2018 04:08:53

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Fuel for our imagination. A square crop would have brought out your visualization better?

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Commented on 02 Apr 2018 04:06:15

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Image by : knkedlaya

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Blown highlights make this image for me, Naveena. Excellent used of that. However, black leaves on top left compete for attention. May be toning them down can help?

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Commented on 02 Apr 2018 04:02:01

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Image by : ghanshyamsavani

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Superbly framed, Ghanshyam. Simple yet evocative...

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Commented on 25 Mar 2018 05:22:27

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Image by : Gaurav Vashisht

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How tiny we are on this cosmic scale? A fine composition, Gaurav! On the processing front, better control of highlights and grains would have helped, IMO.

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Commented on 25 Mar 2018 05:17:46

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Image by : Rajkumar

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Interesting use of scale, Raj!

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Commented on 25 Mar 2018 05:16:37

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Very nicely seen, Ghanshyam. The sloping line adds a lot to the visualization.

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Commented on 19 Mar 2018 05:17:57

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Image by : Rajkumar

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I know, Raj. So, we start all over again: is this digital art or a photograph? Where do you draw the line? ha ha On a serious note, key difference with the hornbill image is that the definition of key parts of the image is retained here. Tonal (attribution and range) departure from reality isn't the issue. Existential omissions (does that make sense) between capture and presentation was the core issue with the hornbill image. Here it isn't. Hence the leniency...

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Commented on 18 Mar 2018 05:02:31

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It is a strong visual, Raj. Borders on surreal! Those tiny flowers, lit like diyas hold up the light to the whole study of contrasts. Nicely done!

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Commented on 15 Mar 2018 16:05:18

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I like your choice of presenting the trees as blurred. It signifies couple of this. It could be that your eyes were blurred by a strong reaction to the scene or it could be that the trees could soon be engulfed by the fire. Very well seen and captured...

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Commented on 15 Mar 2018 15:44:39

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From Kaveri riverbed near Sangama, Ganesh. Tons of possibilities there...

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Commented on 15 Mar 2018 15:42:39

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Simple yet evocative frame, Yallappa! My brain connects those birds with a gentle curve and enjoys the image even further! Thanks for sharing...

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Commented on 10 Mar 2018 13:29:43

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Image by : Rajkumar

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Thanks Raj. However this leads to couple of more observations/questions. I'm sure others here can pitch in to take this interesting debate forward... 1. On the Artistic Intent: Human brain has this intrinsic ability to fill in missing information when we see an object. Here's a quote from a research paper: "If you didn't have the brain filling in all of this missing information, every time you looked at an object from a slightly different view, it would be a different object and that would be very confusing and difficult to cope with. This filling in gives some consistency and continuity to the world." This leads to interesting possibilities when we take a contrarian view. When does this ability breakdown? Do you want to explore that? Curious to know your thoughts... 2. Any art form cannot be looked at in isolation of its tools, techniques and processes. Art form is a sum total of all this + the creativity of the artist. If we distinguish photography and digital art as two separate art forms (IMO they are), I need to understand this. If extreme contrast or such adjustment leads to suppression of key objects in the image, does "nothing added/taken away" hold? Regards, Ramesh

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Commented on 10 Mar 2018 03:29:31

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Raj, you have very nicely brought out the essence of a hornbill here. Yet, a question pops up in my mind: is this still a photograph or it is stepping into the realm of digital art? Where do you draw the boundary? Would love to hear your views...

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Commented on 02 Mar 2018 11:12:28

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Ganesh, curves rather than straight lines convey a very different feel to us: gentle, smooth curves are soothing (e.g. human body contours, grass blades) and jagged, random curves are alarming (e.g. crashing waves, fire). Their artistic nature comes from their ability to invoke such feelings in us, IMO.

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Commented on 26 Nov 2017 06:34:15

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Yes, Ganesh. Usually IR cuts through the mist. And, when there isn't a strong sun light, all greens get rendered very flat...

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Commented on 20 Nov 2017 11:09:46

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Ganesh, this was shot in Cubbon Park yesterday. Used focus-stacking of 10 images...

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Commented on 01 Nov 2017 11:11:22

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No Ganesh

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Commented on 29 Oct 2017 05:21:13

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Image by : Gaurav Vashisht

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Love this frame, Gaurav! More like moonwalk, upside down!

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Commented on 04 Sep 2017 04:44:05

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Image by : Umashankar S

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DRAMATIZE: Oh My!, An image by Umashankar! Can't believe it! END DRAMATIZE Nice play of blur. A bit more contrast in mid tones would have added to it. DRAMATIZE Now, do we have to wait for another 5+ years to see the next image? Hope not! END DRAMATIZE

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Commented on 30 Jul 2017 05:48:31

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Thanks Ganesh and Raj. It isn't a macro, Ganesh. Taken with a 70-200mm at 200mm.

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Commented on 24 Jul 2017 11:56:09

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Yes, Vikas. True, Raj

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Commented on 17 Apr 2017 08:48:02

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What a fine creation, Madhav! You have truly created a dreamscape with all those OOF elements and subtle tonal variations. TFS.

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Commented on 23 Jan 2017 03:33:28

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Image by : Rajkumar

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What a soothing collection of tones, Raj. Keeping it low key makes the image for me. Just like Tabla: if tabla dominates the vocalist or flautist etc, harmony is lost and mood is gone!

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Commented on 22 Jan 2017 05:39:37

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Image by : Ganesh H Shankar

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What a rare gem this one is, Ganesh! Magic created by Bharatpur and Sarus Crane combine?

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Commented on 16 Jan 2017 08:35:07

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Yes Ganesh! BTW, what they claim in that video is scary! While we are creating synthetic life on one hand, we are driving many species to extinction on the other! Isn't it ironical, the ways of man?