Deers in Grassland

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Ganesh H Shankar
Deers in Grassland
Deers in Dhikala grassland, Corbet National Park India. It is long since I went out for serious photography, but lots of unseen raw files from earlier trips. I kind of like the composition in square format here and used the contrast subtly to emphasize the deers. Like to know your thoughts.
If you want to see the unprocessed color version to compare click here.

Of late I have been enjoying processing my B&W images. I takes some time to decide how to convert the color to monotones. Nothing is right or wrong but the the results can be drastically different. Unfortunately steps often does not unfold easily.
Each image needs different thought process and treatment to render it the way we want it - no common formula..
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Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:06 am

WOW what a shot this is! Love the way the antlers stand out against the sky and the fact that most of them are looking towards the camera. Never seen such a big congregation of Stags before. Love the BW version without any doubt. However did not like the fact of having to scroll to the bottom to enjoy the complete image on my small laptop!

Commentby Nilanjan Das on Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:52 am

Exactly Ganesh, how did you get all the women out ? Looks like a huge stag party man :-). Lovely image Ganesh, beautiful processing and amazing mood in this image.

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:01 am

Harsha, off late I prepare my images with 1000 pixels on longer side. My earlier processed images which are at ~700pixels appear too small on todays high resolution monitors. The monitor resolutions will only increase, number of images we will make will increase too but unfortunately time we have for all these has been decreasing. So, no plans to re-process future images for higher resolution displays of future :)

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Commentby Rajkumar on Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:46 am

The low angle makes it unique. Alert pose adds. Love the treatment overall

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Commentby Prashanth Sampagar on Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:09 pm

Lovely image! This version looks better than the color version. Liked the dramatic feel of this image. Seems like these stags are anticipating some action. Also very much liked the negative space here.
Just a curious question, how do you decide on which image to go for b n w? Recently I've been trying to create few b n w images, but my only criteria is high contrast images.

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:52 am

Prashanth, that is a tough question and don't have a clear answer. Normally those with play of light spread over the frame appears to be good candidates but then there are as many exceptions. Some images benefit from B&W by simplification (different color clutters get mapped to one tonal range), again what to look for than a rule..

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Commentby dinesh.ramarao on Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:11 am

Interesting processing here Ganesh. Not sure, a bit of hill in the BG would have given a different feel? On iPad white looks too much. With lot more people moving to the tablet world, how do we make them see 'same tones?' that calls for caliberation of tablets now :) - a never ending process of making people to see how we want. At times i feel canvas artists are better placed than too much science and physics dependent photo artists :)
-RD

Commentby Nevil Zaveri on Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:53 am

fantastic b&w conversion 'n details, ganesh. like the use of negative space.

regards.

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Commentby Shankar Kiragi on Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:29 am

Top class. I like the empty space above the animal group.

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:50 pm

RD, good question - here is the answer :)

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Commentby Vikas T R on Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:32 pm

i will remember this photo for a very long time......looks toooooooooooooooo good in monotone....

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Commentby Vikas T R on Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:34 pm

will remember this photo for a very long time.....this looks toooooooo good in monotone....

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