Friday, April 29, 2011

just purple

just purple , originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

don't get surprised by the signature.. this photo was taken and edited (cannot call processed.. so guess edited is ok!) 6 years back in hyderabad botanical garden with Sony point & shoot camera.

your comments welcome!

The p&s camera is DEAD now... but the memories will remain!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Floating Mid Air

Floating Mid Air, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

I had posted another mid-air shot earlier.. this is in the same series but different position. Guess this is a slightly different butterfly photo than normally seen.

Manual Focus @ 190mm on my Sigma!

(those who saw the earlier one would remember that it was a challenged posed to me whether we can capture the butterfly in flight with my "SLOW" sigma lens :D)

Comments / Suggestions please!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Flying Deamon

Flying Deamon, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Long Legged Fly. Captured in natural light with Sigma macro mode @ 300mm

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Navigating into the sunset

Navigating into the sunset, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

I get fascinated with beach sunset and when you have a boat during that time on the horizon.. can't ask for more... (actually the boat could have been a bigger to balance the sun :D).

I can't stop clicking sunset @ 300 mm.. here is a reason why!

For the composition.. tried to get both the sun and the boat on the 3rd points and the horizon on the lower third line.. hope its visible without this explanation as well :D (if not the shot is a failure for me :( )
This was in Ratnagiri (Are-Ware beach) 3 weeks back!

Colourful summer

Colourful summer, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Hot sun also brings lovely colors all around! So cherish that :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tiny Man (Nighoj)

Tiny (Nighoj), originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Human being is just a tiny bit on the huge landscape of nature..
Shot captured at Nighoj.

The man (if you can find him :) ) is my friend Anshul Saxena.

Manual detail recovery with single RAW file.

Bricks (rocks) / Roses welcome.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Terraine - Nighoj

Terraine - Nighoj, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Another 3 exposure blending.. MANUALLY..
NO HDR... done totally with layers and brush :D..

comments and suggestions please.

I wanted to bring out the 3D effect and the way the rocks are cut in this place... you tell me whether i was successful!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nighoj: When water cuts stone

One of the best natural wonders i have been.. that too just 80 km away from Pune.

What a morning it was.. we (myself, Anshul Saxena, Anoop Negi & Pranav Peshwe) started at 4:30 AM from pune.. reached at Nighoj at 6:30.. exactly at sunrise.. though there was less water, we found enough small water streams to keep ourselves engaged.

By 8:30-9 we were back in our car, had home-made paratha-rolls thanks to Mr. Negi and the famous Saradwadi Misal-Pao & Bhajji on the way back :)

By Noon, we were back in Pune and back to our normal lives!

Thanks for joining guys!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

One Fine Evening

One Fine Evening, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Sunset @ Ganapati pune

Trying triangle coposition... not everyone will like the frame and the texture.. so find below the actual photo without texture / frame.
here goes the photo without texture / frame.. let me know if you like first or second and why!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Crab Eyes

Crab Eyes, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

finally i know how to use the MACRO mode on Sigma 70-300 lens properly :D...
This crab will be about 2 inch wide and 1 inch tall!

Taken on Ratnagiri beach.

Comments welcome!

Monday, April 11, 2011


Life, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Life is a fresh leaf of hope on a dark background of sorrow.. Quote from "Yours Truly" :)

Taken purely in natural light (7 AM in the morning) against background of a dark shadow, and the right exposure made it completely black :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Splash of Happeniss

Splash of Happeniss, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

At Ratnagiri beach last weekend! Splashing is fun!


Owl, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Vetal Tekdi, Pune.

Anyone knows the actual name of this bird?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Color on Color

Color on Color, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Just dry buds! manual focus.. zero crop!
Vetal Tekdi, Pune

Friday, April 8, 2011

New-borne & Lit-up

New-borne & Lit-up, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

new leaves lit by early morning sunlight.. and spider web providing the "support" :D

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Circles of Life

Circles of Life, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Egyptian Perfume bottle shot from top with two table lamps on each side for lighting!

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Love the Nature

Love the Nature, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

because Nature Loves you.. it has heard filled all over for you!

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Silhouette, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Old shot with point-and-shoot. exposure blending from single jpg.

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Weed... what weed?

Weed... what weed?, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

isn't it beautiful.. but in thousands they really spoil the river :(

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BEE's heaven!

BEE's heaven!, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

this is not raynox.. just set my sigma 70-300 on macro mode.. i love my lens :)

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