Gossamer's ball




Gossamer's ball
Gossamer had a dream. And she prayed hard for it to come true. One cool afternoon in December, Sun played fairy godmother to Gossamer, and granted her wish. Sun dressed her up in audacious colors and called upon Wind so Gossamer could dance. But there was a condition.

2 minutes.

When time was up, Sun sank, Wind died, and Gossamer disappeared into transparency.
Pakke Tiger Reserve | December 2011
Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:33 am
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Commentby Nilanjan Das on Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:52 am

This is looking colorful and surely very abstract but am failing to relate this with nature though you made this image at Pakke Tiger Reserve. Can you kindly explain more about this image ? Some more definition would have perhaps helped. As of now it's looking more like an execution of slow shutter and panning which did not work so well. I tried a few myself in Bagario , both horizontal, vertical and even diagonal pans on slow shutter speed with and without multiple exposures. Most failed but there is a whole world of opportunity and we need to explore them. I tried one shutter without pan and then the rest with panning in the same frame, very tough to control as the birds kept changing directions of flight, for some straight flying birds, the angle appears to be vital as after a certain angle the distance covered appears to be minimum and hence the spacing between the shutters demand more control in order to avoid overlaps etc. I personally feel that with the kind of colors in the frame, some more definition would have really created a great image. However, I would really love to know more about this image.

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Commentby AratiRao on Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:12 am

Hahaha nilanjan-da... gossamer as in the spiders web strands - and sun (light colors) and wind (inevitable blurs)

it is a spider web blowing in the wind. there was a brief 2 minutes when the sun made colors in the web strands - it was difficult to get sharp images due to low light (rainforest) and wind... so i let it be, as it was...

i may have a sharper version or one with more strands in it... but i felt the colors in this were unusual, almost beyond the rainbow spectrum.

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Commentby Nilanjan Das on Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:15 am

Nice thought and attempt Arati, but a few strands really would have helped understand Gosaamer :-), I appreciate the way you thought of including the effect of the wind, the effect of the sun's rays etc, but some visual traces linked to the strands of the web would have made it even more interesting. Macro subjects are very difficult to shoot in windy conditions for these reasons only. I am waiting to see the images with one or more strands with it. Amazing colors here no doubt. I think you are in the right track :-).Best of luck.

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:10 pm

Streaks of light is interesting. I would have liked another visual cue in the frame to ground it a bit more than leaving it wide open :)

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Commentby AratiRao on Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:30 am

Point noted, Nilanjan-da and Ganesh.

have put up one more image here with a few more strands - another blur. May still be too abstract ...?

i have a few where the wind and sun cooperated - not blurs. May upload at a later date.

thanks a bunch for good critique!

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