Woah, my titles seem to be creating too many controversies ! @Ajay_Ghatage
- Hi Ajay, I posted this title coz I never did like dull days as a kid and nothing cheered me up like a nice bright morning even though my mom and dad would complain about the heat. SAD (Seasonal affective disorder) is very real and symptoms show up during prolonged dull and dark days especially in Europe where sunshine is very short during winter. In any case I am also not a conventional person and my comments, behavior and mannerisms are not conventional most of the time (anyone who knows me personally will testify to that). So while you have every right to take offense at my comments/titles I reserve the right to stick to my belief that I have done nothing wrong in coming up with such a title as frankly I like to do things differently and boring/normal titles don't interest me. In any case I made this title not to create controversy but to have a laugh. All I can say is that I agree wholeheartedly at what Dr Rajesh (lightwave) has said - " Life is too short for things like these to be taken seriously. " I poke fun at Dr Rajesh (even though he is my senior by many years), Ayaz (theqca), Jeetu (G2) and many others many a times bordering on personal attacks. But they all know I don't mean any of it and they have no qualms about giving me back in full.
- Firstly thanks again for the lovely critique. You have a way with words and you have managed to convey very lucidly your thoughts.
Replying to your comments, most of the clouds present that day were cirrus clouds which are very high in the sky and hence don't show movement unless the shutter speeds are very very long. So #2 is a 10 sec exposure and #6 is a 2 minute exposure but both look very similar since there is minimal cloud movement.
About my job, well you can rest at ease as I am not a reporter.
And about my titles being risque, well I have deliberately meant for them to be like that. About them being offensive, well I would really encourage you to see the humour in it or at the very least realize that no harm is meant by such titles and hardly anyone here has any ulterior motive and this is a photography forum and seriousness is strictly optional (within limits of course). If there were any graphic photos shown here rest assured the mods would have either removed such photos or at least placed a warning sign on the titles. Also if you see my posts in the DSLR and compact camera sections you will always see my posts as being very serious (ok most of the time anyway ! Can't fight against your nature all the time you know !
) as someone has asked for help.
This means that I am free to speak my mind in this section here are you are presenting your own work and how you present it is up to you !
And about my signature, its a pun on my name (Brendon) and instead of photography I have used foto takeouting. @Ajay and Santosh -
I would encourage you to have a look at a few of my earlier titles for further reference to know that you guys are a bit late finding fault with my titles ! http://www.jjmehta.com/forum/index.php/topic,19330.msg199721.htmlhttp://www.jjmehta.com/forum/index.php/topic,19287.msg199271.htmlhttp://www.jjmehta.com/forum/index.php/topic,19179.msg198023.htmlhttp://www.jjmehta.com/forum/index.php/topic,18202.msg186731.htmlhttp://www.jjmehta.com/forum/index.php/topic,17978.msg184400.htmlhttp://www.jjmehta.com/forum/index.php/topic,17720.msg181723.htmlhttp://www.jjmehta.com/forum/index.php/topic,16332.msg167791.html@Henry
- Thanks for the feedback. I always appreciate when people mention what they liked or didn't like so I know what worked and what didn't @ISO
- Ha ha, thanks and you are welcome ! @Madhav
- Thanks sirji ! @Amit
- Thanks Amit@ras
- Thanks ras !! @lightwave
- Thanks Doc !@Nilesh
- Thanks buddy ! @Chronic Clicker
- Thank you !@Toofan
- Thanks sirji !!! @Soumya
- Thanks Soumya ! @Aniltulsi
- Ha ha, thanks Anil ! @Abhichandra
- Thanks !@Theqca
- Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately I was unsuccessful at cloning these silhouettes from the photos no matter how hard I tried. @Ashim
- Hey thanks for the feedback. Yes these photos have been selectively brightened/darkened/curves/levels/filters etc etc. Its just that #1 was underexposed but I liked the colours and so processed it anyway. #2 and #3 were taken much later than the rest so contrast was lower at that time of the day.@Anand
- Thanks Anand ! @manish
- Thanks Manish ! @g2
- Thanks buddy ! Even the best of us have off days so nothing to worry about. @Vikram
- Thanks Vikram !
Ah well unfortunately nothing much else to shoot in a concrete jungle like Mumbai.
No really parks or lakes like you have in Bangalore.
You know what, I actually didn't like #5 that much and prefer #4 to it. I was surprised to see most people preferred 5. @bippz
- Thanks for the lovely comments Bippz !
You have hit the nail on the head, I try to inject humor in most of what I do and I have no qualms about poking fun at myself as I believe in giving as well as taking. I feel bad when people take what I say out of context as most of the time my comments are purely tongue in cheek and are NOT to be taken seriously and I avoid personal attacks or making fun of others (ok I make fun of Theqca and Lightwave a LOT but thats because they insulted my previous baby err camera by calling it a Videocon camera.
- Ha ha, yeah well I do use the 10 stop ND filter a LOT but not this time. If you see there is little cloud movement as aside from #1, #2 and #6, all the remaining exposures are lesser than 3 second exposures. I mostly used a 3 stop GND filter for most of the shots except for #2 and #6 which had a 2 stop GND filter as they were taken late in the evening and even without a ND filter I was able to get 30 sec + shutter speeds. @manoj
- Thanks for the feedback. Well I do like adding colour so there are a few time I go overboard but frankly I still like it as it is so even though I agree its slightly over-saturated I didn't like the normal look as much.
#1 was a bit of bother to process as it was underexposed but I haven't selectively done any colour processing only done selective sharpening and selective exposure adjustment. The color differences are probably due to the long exposure which caused the reflection to blur and merge the colours. Most of the other photos are taken at much faster shutter speeds.