I loved many of them, esp the dogs lying down, and that "tyred" photograph...are those tyre locks, or what?
But the main picture...deeply unsettled me. For some reason...I really don't know why...the colour on the gates reminded me of blood, and the dogs seem to be pent up inside...just like some good photographs evoke pleasant emotions, this was one good photo that evoked unpleasant ones, like that famous picture of a young girl fleeing from the napalm...
How did you like the Raghu Rai exhibtion?
They seem like tyre locks, but didn't get to see them put to use in the morning.
An image can mean many things to many people, all open to interpretation, that reminds me ink-blots.
The exhibition had a small selection of his works, a few of them were wonderful images - I especially liked 'Father and Son'- a few quite ordinary, ofcourse every image looks different when blown up to measure in feet.
I love the incredible lighting in these pictures. Especially the silhouetted dogs in the street.
the early morning light doing its magic.
Did you deliberately throw the feet of the dog slightly out of focus? The shadows in the b/w are very very good.
I focused on the texture of the wall and was hoping the DOF would cover the feet as well, it did not completely :( The autofocus in my camera has gone for a toss and hence using manual focus which may not be completely accurate when used with lenses that are supposed to be used with AF, all these shots were taken with the 50mm f1.8
Most of the photos have their levels adjusted in gimp, to make black come out as black in the photo as well, a bit of UnSharpMask does not harm either; trying them out to get the same latitude and sharpness of film.
For sharpening, I noticed that the D70(s) pictures are a little on the softer side, so I recently started setting the Sharpening to be at Medium High (+1) if I am not using the 50/1.8. I haven't learnt the art of gimping yet, I need to.
Sharpening in better done in PP where you can control the amount, I don't depend on the in-camera setting.
That St.Bernard is really cute. Tied near the footpath, while the owner/walker has breakfast?
It was playful too. It was being kept out for 1/2hr, after which it was going inside the big compound.
What are those wheels doing in your Illegally parked vehicles pic?
Vehicles which stay longer than alloted are wheel-locked with those contraptions, so they don't go away without paying up.
Dont get it. How does it work?
I didn't get to see it being used, but guessing from what I see:
The wheels on the contraptions are just used to move the metal around, then they are laid flat around one of the wheels(of the car) and locked in.
Great pictures Sandeep. You are really observant it seems.
From what I seem to have observed :), some people continue to see the way they would normally see without a camera and secondly some people can't visualize the photograph when they see something, sometimes being limited by the template of a good photograph they have in their mind; the first prevents them from seeing the photograph and the second prevents them from clicking.