Recent 25 Comments by ramesh_adkoli


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Commented on 09 Oct 2018 09:23:54

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Image by : madhavjois

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Loved the high key rendering of the image, Madhav. Shallow DOF works perfect for me...

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Commented on 08 Oct 2018 04:13:38

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Image by : Saurabh R. Desai

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Let me pull the Gulliver a bit more. As others have mentioned, it is easy to classify it as a Natural History image. No ambiguity there, inspite of the background being manmade. It is difficult to consider it as Fine Art Photography. We should be able to ascertain your Artistic intention by examining your image(s). This is too small a sample size for that. That's my humble opinion...

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Commented on 03 Oct 2018 04:00:28

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Image by : Yallappagouda

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A fine silhouette, Yallappa. As other mentioned, the visual weight of the stick is a bit overbearing. By getting one or two more ants, it can easily be offset, IMO.

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Commented on 03 Oct 2018 03:54:45

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Image by : dhaivat.hathi

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A simple yet powerful depiction of complete transformation from chaos to nothingness, Dhaivat. Well thought out collage!

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Commented on 03 Oct 2018 03:50:12

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Image by : rajeshmkrish

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A great use of those natural curves, Rajesh. Even steeper diagonal placement would made it more dramatic?

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Commented on 03 Oct 2018 03:47:22

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Image by : ramesh_adkoli

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Thanks Adithya, Nevil and Raj for your views. I chose the low-key rendering for two reasons: to highlight the tiny saplings from the litter around by tonal separation and as Raj rightly pointed out, to give the litter their own character through that metallic sheen. I agree that the saplings could have been a shade lighter...

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Commented on 28 Sep 2018 08:32:42

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Image by : ramesh_adkoli

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Thanks all for your views. Ganesh, lots of scope for Phaseone at Muir Woods. If one could lug it around! Raj, that is a fine parallel! Nirlep, it is the trunk of a dead redwood tree at Muir Woods, California. These trees live really long life (500+ years). Ravi, you counted to make sure?! Nevil, human's crave to leave a mark never ceases to amaze me. We are at it: be it the caves, architectural ruins, trees etc...

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Commented on 24 Sep 2018 11:27:18

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Image by : Raviprakash S S

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Absolutely genial image, Ravi. A heart warming dance it is!

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Commented on 24 Sep 2018 11:25:54

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Image by : Nevil Zaveri

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What an image, Nevil! Looks like the map of fantasy land of Narnia! Those dull tones add to the antique feel.

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Commented on 24 Sep 2018 08:34:09

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Image by : Rajkumar

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An excellent image, Raj. A sky gazing tiger? To me, those little flowers look like stars. Love this frame.

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Commented on 14 Sep 2018 09:19:22

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Image by : ramesh_adkoli

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Thanks Nevil and Mahesh

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Commented on 05 Sep 2018 07:14:54

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Image by : ramesh_adkoli

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Thanks, Mahesh, Ganesh, Raj and Kiran. For the technically bent, this is a focus stack of 50 images... Mahesh, I included the radiated gills in this frame so that they give a relief to the viewers eyes. I have a closeup of only the internal gills and will share that separately.

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Commented on 02 Apr 2018 04:08:53

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Image by : Tharangini B

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Fuel for our imagination. A square crop would have brought out your visualization better?

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Commented on 02 Apr 2018 04:06:15

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Image by : knkedlaya

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Blown highlights make this image for me, Naveena. Excellent used of that. However, black leaves on top left compete for attention. May be toning them down can help?

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Commented on 02 Apr 2018 04:02:01

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Image by : Ghanshyam Savani

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Superbly framed, Ghanshyam. Simple yet evocative...

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Commented on 25 Mar 2018 05:22:27

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Image by : Gaurav Vashisht

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How tiny we are on this cosmic scale? A fine composition, Gaurav! On the processing front, better control of highlights and grains would have helped, IMO.

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Commented on 25 Mar 2018 05:17:46

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Image by : Rajkumar

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Interesting use of scale, Raj!

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Commented on 25 Mar 2018 05:16:37

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Image by : Ghanshyam Savani

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Very nicely seen, Ghanshyam. The sloping line adds a lot to the visualization.

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Commented on 19 Mar 2018 05:17:57

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Image by : Rajkumar

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I know, Raj. So, we start all over again: is this digital art or a photograph? Where do you draw the line? ha ha On a serious note, key difference with the hornbill image is that the definition of key parts of the image is retained here. Tonal (attribution and range) departure from reality isn't the issue. Existential omissions (does that make sense) between capture and presentation was the core issue with the hornbill image. Here it isn't. Hence the leniency...

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Commented on 18 Mar 2018 05:02:31

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Image by : Rajkumar

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It is a strong visual, Raj. Borders on surreal! Those tiny flowers, lit like diyas hold up the light to the whole study of contrasts. Nicely done!

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Commented on 15 Mar 2018 16:05:18

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Image by : Yallappagouda

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I like your choice of presenting the trees as blurred. It signifies couple of this. It could be that your eyes were blurred by a strong reaction to the scene or it could be that the trees could soon be engulfed by the fire. Very well seen and captured...

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Commented on 15 Mar 2018 15:44:39

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Image by : ramesh_adkoli

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From Kaveri riverbed near Sangama, Ganesh. Tons of possibilities there...

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Commented on 15 Mar 2018 15:42:39

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Image by : Yallappagouda

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Simple yet evocative frame, Yallappa! My brain connects those birds with a gentle curve and enjoys the image even further! Thanks for sharing...

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Commented on 10 Mar 2018 13:29:43

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Image by : Rajkumar

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Thanks Raj. However this leads to couple of more observations/questions. I'm sure others here can pitch in to take this interesting debate forward... 1. On the Artistic Intent: Human brain has this intrinsic ability to fill in missing information when we see an object. Here's a quote from a research paper: "If you didn't have the brain filling in all of this missing information, every time you looked at an object from a slightly different view, it would be a different object and that would be very confusing and difficult to cope with. This filling in gives some consistency and continuity to the world." This leads to interesting possibilities when we take a contrarian view. When does this ability breakdown? Do you want to explore that? Curious to know your thoughts... 2. Any art form cannot be looked at in isolation of its tools, techniques and processes. Art form is a sum total of all this + the creativity of the artist. If we distinguish photography and digital art as two separate art forms (IMO they are), I need to understand this. If extreme contrast or such adjustment leads to suppression of key objects in the image, does "nothing added/taken away" hold? Regards, Ramesh

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Commented on 10 Mar 2018 03:29:31

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Image by : Rajkumar

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Raj, you have very nicely brought out the essence of a hornbill here. Yet, a question pops up in my mind: is this still a photograph or it is stepping into the realm of digital art? Where do you draw the boundary? Would love to hear your views...