2 Trees…

If anyone can suggest a less ‘lame’ title, please do! 😀

Rise and Shine

Heres a shot from a trip i went last weekend. I did post a few shots highlighting the vastness of lake superior before. But what caught my attention in this shot is the sky. Dense clouds, sunrise, a tiny boat and a vast lake… makes one dramatic combination 🙂 Sometimes shots such as these remind me of how tiny we are when compared to elements of nature.

I am often confronted with the question of drawing a line between the amount of post-processing and showcasing an image as I saw it on location. For this one, I hardly did anything, except for a slight bump in brightness and contrast. Just to give you an idea of how much more dramatic the image can be, take a look at this edited version:HERE. I am sure some of you ask the same question to yourself before sharing, where do you draw a line? Do you like processing the shots or do you prefer to share images as shot, straight out of the camera? I would love to hear your opinions in the comments below! 🙂

Mount Rushmore

As a child, I remember watching this sculpture in countless movies/cartoons. I finally got a chance to visit it last weekend and boy was I mesmerized by the sheer scale of it. There are thousands of pictures available for this landmark on the internet and I wanted to capture something unique, atleast I tried to do something unique :). I shot this at around 8 in the evening, just before the start of the lighting show. The sky had some heavy storm clouds and it was perfect for some long exposures. 30 seconds later, this was the result.

A video showcasing its construction for 14 years from 1927 was shown before the start. It still amazes me to learn that they could achieve this sculpting marvel about 80 years back!

Pleas take a look at the original color version here!: Flickr

Read more about Mount Rushmore: Wiki

Lake Superior

A shot from my recent trip to the scenic Apostle islands, WI. Lake Superior is the largest fresh water lake in the world and here you can see it in the background. In fact its so huge, you might as well call it an ocean and a new visitor wont even know the difference. I am sure even this small shrub is not aware of the ‘vastness’ behind it.

Some more from this place in my future posts.

Top of the Rock!

A view of the NYC skyline in Manhattan from the top of the Rockefeller plaza. Took this show around 11PM in the night. I had quite a tough time shooting this view since i had to setup my tripod in an awkward position over a ledge and the camera much higher than me. It was all trial and error from then on 🙂

This is a 5 exposure HDR created from a single RAW file.