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Raviprakash S S
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I had seen these wonderful little Jewels several times and failed to capture them. I would not reveal anything more now and would love to know your views.
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:16 pm
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Commentby ramesh_adkoli on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:52 pm

Very beautiful image, Ravi. It does look like as Ad for jewelry. Square frame, bokeh and placement of the subject work wonderfully well. Only improvement could be to tone down the light on the jhumki about a stop. Thanks for sharing.

BTW, I cheated. I looked up the answer:)

Commentby sandeep somasekharan on Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:07 pm

Simple subject presented minimalistically, love it Ravi. I would agree with ramesh on the exposure front! Also tempted to see how a black and white version would look!

Commentby Raviprakash S S on Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:51 pm

Thanks Ramesh & Sandeep.

Agree with you regarding light, This pic was captured around noon.. so the light is on harsher side.. i will process again to see if i can do better job.
And regarding B & W, even i was tempted to go for B& W, but i prefered to have Green BG to give natural look to this jewel.

Though its a simple flower, there is little bit more to it....any guesses.


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Commentby Vikram Sathyanathan on Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:54 pm

I like the simple approach in making this image. You have made an excellent placement of the flowers in the image, thanks for sharing.

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:57 pm

I can imagine an ear behind it ! Nice comparison here Ravi. Well seen and made.

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Commentby Saurabh R. Desai on Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:04 pm

Wonderfully mahe image here, I can see a beautiful leady here posing for you... :-)
Nicely executed image all the way...

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Commentby AratiRao on Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:11 pm

very intriguing and very well seen, ravi. WHAT is it? i tried and tried - thought it might belong to some legume/ gram family... but am foxed.


~ Arati Rao ~

Commentby Pavan Kavi on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:18 pm

As Ramesh said it is a wonderful Ad for a jewelry company..I can imagine a invisible lady's face, faced towards left. And I can imagine this flower to be her ear ring...fantastic pic..

Commentby Raviprakash S S on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:17 pm

Thanks for all your comments and thoughts.

I imagined Mother nature wearing this Jhumki(and offcourse she was wearing it).. As per my
imagination mother nature is Green and hence I choose to have Green background with the pattern leaving the viewer for interpretation.

And i was looking for your response on how she wore this Jhumki.. Did you observe that its not in a plant.. neither its frozen while falling.. Its hanging in thin air:)

The way she wore it made this pic very challenging to shoot.. Flower was hanging on tiny streak of spider web. I have made attempts to capture similar shots earlier and failed. Capturing a bee in flight approaching flower is easy as it moves in only one direction :) These hanging flowers rotates and moves in all possible directions. In a way harsh spotlight in the noon helped me to freeze this flower.

@Arati - Sorry..dont know much about the flower.


Commentby AratiRao on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:26 pm

oh i thought it was on a plant you had shot it head on - and i was going to ask you how you had avoided a shadow on it, given it was midday... but the spider strand explains it!! once again, well done and well seen.

~ Arati Rao ~

Commentby Hrishikesh N on Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:52 pm

Very Beautiful. Pre-visualization is what i am trying to learn, in recent times by seeing several images on CNP and other similar sources. I kept seeing this one several times, but after i read your vision about it, i amazes me further. Thank you very much.


Commentby ramesh_adkoli on Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:30 pm

I know. Ravi, your website already had the answer! I cheated from there:) Net is a huge leaky cauldron, you know. Again, very well seen and captured. Congrats.

Commentby Raviprakash S S on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:07 am

@Ramesh - he he.. lesson learnt! And i dont think you cheated.. its me who leaked the info.


Commentby Adithya Biloor on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:52 am

This is so beautiful. Everything is just perfect to my taste buds. I could not imagine how the jhumki is hanging till you revealed the secret.

Adithya Biloor

Commentby dinesh.ramarao on Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:07 am

Wonderful creation Raviprakash. We shall discuss more about this next time when we meet.