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Made this image at TG Halli today morning. The light was just amazing - here is one I converted from golden hues to B&W. Thanks for your views..
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:05 pm
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Commentby Santosh Saligram on Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:02 pm

What I love about this image is the sheer density of the mist, giving it an 'amidst the clouds' feel. But I reckon that this image would regain its deserved vibrancy, and reflect the morning mood more faithfully, in colour. Also, I'm somehow unable to appreciate the square presentation (although I understand that you may have chosen it to give space for the rising mist) and the heron is looking a bit soft (perhaps you deliberately didn't sharpen it much?).

Incidentally, this image reminds me of one I made in TGH a few weeks ago, which can be seen here http://www.indianaturewatch.net/display ... ?id=202791 .

Thanks for sharing, Ganesh.

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:57 pm

Beautiful image there Santhosh. I agree with you that the color version helps bring out the "morning mood" better, I also felt B&W has a different elegance.

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What do you prefer Santhosh ? I kept the heron soft purposefully since I felt moody feelings don't go well with sharper renditions (for my taste buds). Thanks for your honest views..

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Commentby Nevil Zaveri on Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:25 pm

fantastic image, ganesh. love the moody feel of the thick mist. nice compo, and right decision to have soft heron & b&w conversion.

tfs. regards.

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Commentby Abhishek.P on Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:48 pm

Sir, it feels the bird is sitting on a lake of LAVA, interestingly exposed and a great perspective. Thanks for sharing this pleasing image.

Commentby Santosh Saligram on Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:44 pm

Thanks so much for posting the colour image, Ganesh! After seeing it, I am certainly inclined more towards the gray-scale version simply because the 'hot' areas of the colour image are a bit harsh on the eye, whereas they take on a completely different character in the mono-chrome.

I believe the colour image may work brilliantly if you crop the hot part of the image off from the bottom and retain only until a little below the heron's feet in the frame.

Thank you for sharing, and I'm happy to report that the mono-chrome image is actually growing on me. :-)

Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:36 pm

The BW works for me too Ganesh, for exactly the same reasons pointed out by Santosh. I love the ethereal feel of the image

Commentby Prithvi K on Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:03 pm

Ganesh, I feel the mist is more pronounced in the B&W version.
The square format takes a little time getting used to.
Beautiful image sir.

Commentby Ashwini Kumar Bhat on Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:10 pm

Simply loved the tones in the image. The mood is amazing and the monochrome suits the occasion. The only doubt for me is the decision to go square! I couldn't find a reason. How about cropping a little from the above and presenting it in 3:4 or slightly pano-ish?

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:54 am

Ashwin/Santhosh, As we get aged does square look better ? Just guessing :)

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Commentby Santosh Saligram on Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:21 pm

LOL, not sure about that, Ganesh. :-) But I have to say that looking at this image yet again, I'm beginning to believe that it works in square format. Therefore, maybe it's just a matter of 'getting used to it'. Like you always say, our minds are probably so conditioned to a rectangular format that it takes time to break that limitation and accept something different. I think the problem is in the viewer's mind and not in the format or in the image maker's age. :-)


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