WPC: Spare

Last week we went to Queen Elizabeth’s Olympic Park, Stratford, London, just for a visit. I liked the park. Obviously, we couldn’t cover the whole park, but what I saw I liked. It is a very good place for the everyone, especially the kids to enjoy their spare time.

This photograph is of an orchard from the park.
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K’lee & Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Up Close & Personal

At Fota Wildlife Park, Cork, Ireland, this section where an iguana was supposed to be there had an empty space along with the board mentioning that he/she has gone around the place exploring and that we might have to look out. We couldn’t find the iguana anywhere close by (it was a closed room with all other reptiles and insects in them). But on our way out, while I was checking out some butterflies, I saw something or someone hanging on to a branch and voila! there was the missing iguana. Not exploring, obviously ( :roll )
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Once I took the above photograph, I couldn’t resist climbing a small rock there to get a close-up shot. I had to get the eyes up close. My friend thought that I would spook the iguana and he/she would move. But nope, he/she was happy lazing around and wasn’t clearly bothered by this lady and her camera(and I really admire that)
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This is my first entry to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge and this week’s theme is Close ups.

Wanna join in? Here is how from K’lee’s post:

Create a post with ‘K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge’ in the title. Make the post this time about closeup photography, pingback to either Dale’s or K’lee’s post, and don’t forget to add the tag #CosPhoChal to your post’s tags and you’re done!

WPC: Optimistic

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”
– Dalai Lama XIV

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HDR-ing the Orion

This Saturday my friend and I went to the third largest mall in Bangalore, Orion Mall. It’s on the other side of the city, which we don’t usually visit (because of the distance and traffic) and so we decided to stay back after lunch to see the lights. I had my wide angle lens with me for this. It sure is a huge mall and there are enough spaces around where you can really spend a whole day if you want to.
When the lights came, I was glad, because it really looked different and beautiful. Was double glad to see those water works. Tried a long exposure for the milky effect on the fountains.
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Wanted to see how the various HDR toning effects in Photoshop (limited trial version) would look on this and here are the effects 🙂

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Macro

This week, Sylvain’s theme is Macro. I have some macro shots of flowers, but then decided to do something new. I got this wedding invitation with me and I kept the outer cover because it looks very beautiful.

So decided to take a macro shot of the center piece and see how well it turns out to be, with my wide angle lens 🙂 ( I think I am a little bit obsessed with it) When I was doing a couple of them, I realized that the curves around the center Ganesh thing was more captivating than the actual center piece. So finally decided on this one. Looks good?