The waiting station




Ashwini Kumar Bhat
The waiting station
An image made at Kazi last year. I took the help of a grass shrub to get the slight burning effect. For many of you the composition may not look balanced, but somehow I am liking it.

Your views are welcome.

Kaziranga, India
November 2009

D300, 300 f/4 + 1.4x
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:15 pm
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Commentby Nevil Zaveri on Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:36 pm

love the inclusion of foreground to have required subtle & non-flat texture in the image, ashwini. great composition and wonderful earth-tones.


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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:45 pm

Excellent image Ashwin. Balance does not seem to affect my taste buds too. The burning effect has come out very well. I would remove the noise in lower half of the frame. Thanks for sharing.

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Commentby Kaushik Balakumar on Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:34 pm

Excellent usage of foliage in the FG to attain a the blur and burn.
Appears like a piece of floating rock on which the birds are taking a boat-ride !

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Commentby Praveen P Mohandas on Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:36 pm

i liked the overall tone of the image..composition is not to my taste ...i would try to place the rock more to the center lower portion....or to the top center portion..but thats my view....the birds are popping out of the frame due to the contrast about a monotone version?


Commentby Nilanjan Das on Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:13 am

My God Ashwini, what are doing man ? I just dont wanna talk about any technical matters on this image and just see and enjoy and keep on enjoying. Its the world cup or I would have seen it for 2 hours for sure. U r bloody talented boss, ur thoughts are just as simple as the person u r and ur smile. Sorry, this image made me very emotional and I rather got involved in a topic away from photography. This is photography.

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Commentby dinesh.ramarao on Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:21 am

Excellent image Bhattre. Though balance is ok with me, Praveens ideas are also interesting.

Commentby Ashwini Kumar Bhat on Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:15 pm

Thanks friends for the encouragement.
I agree with Praveen that it could have been composed in a different way. I had thought about that on the field as well. But there was another stone on the left which was not adding well to the composition. There was almost no way that I could have included that stone meaningfully in the frame. So I decided to compose it this way.
Thanks for sharing your view.

Ashwini Kumar Bhat
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Commentby Santosh Saligram on Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:07 pm

Lovely one, Ashwin! One of your best! The burning effect has worked marvellously here to produce a surreal feel and the composition works perfectly for me. What I like best is the bottom of the rock merging into nothingness! I must confess though that I'm undecided about the broad out-of-focus grass blade that runs right on the lapwing in the centre. Thanks for sharing.