Friday, February 12, 2016

Skywatch Friday - Waiting for Maiden Peddle Boating

Somewhere during peak of monsoon season 2015, we had been to Bannerghatta National Park. After the Safari and zoo visit, we had glimpse of peddle boat a few walk away. My wife insisted to for it, but I was bit doubtful. Our swimming skills were naught and we never tried peddle boating till date. Any-ways, I accepted her temptation and we booked our slot to peddle over the swamp. Before we could get hold of our turn, I had look around. Instantly the boat and tree caught my eye as well as camera. The resultant was capture of HDR shots comprising of boat & tree which created beautiful image. Initially there was a glitch. The initial exposures ranged from -2 to +2 EVs with +1 as increment. However this did not reveal the highlights much. The Sky was still whitish which tempted me to go below -2. The final composition ranged images bracketed from -3 to +2 (6 images). By this way, I cleared my myth of having symmetrically bracketed images for HDR composition. The clear learning was that the properly exposed images are required for nailing HDR rather than juggling with numbers and geometry :). Hope you enjoy the pictures!! By the time, our turn had arrived and we enjoyed the peddle boat ride. Barring few hiccups initially, the ride was smooth and exhilarating. It provided a brief workout as well for the body. Despite providing life jackets, the swamp is marshy and boat could get stuck in middle.

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  1. All wonderful photography and great sky shot!

    Happy Weekend and Valentine's Day to you ~ ^_^

  2. Oh, I'm so happy you found such a wonderful scene to photograph! The first image would make a beautiful painting ~ so tranquil! It's nice to meet you via Skywatch Friday hop. If you want, come by to visit Curious as a Cathy when time permits. Have a good weekend.

  3. The boat in the shade looks so relaxing! Beautiful photos.



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