Friday, November 27, 2009

November Tree

I took this picture wishing there were trees on both the sides of the path, but that wasn't to be. Would have felt very New Englandyy...

Anyways, here's the original picture, the path that leads nowhere:

Path that leads to nowhere...


Looking more at it, I felt like something was missing. I mean, I really like the greens in this picture, but I wasn't too sure. So I asked my friend, and after talking to him, decided on making a few changes. After a few revisions, here is what I came up with. Would love to hear which one of these two pictures you like more...


Path_BW

UPDATE: I asked Mike Colon what he thought about the pictures, and here is what he tweeted back: "the crop on second image is nice and I always love b+w :)"

Thank you Mike!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A very November Apple Picking!

Well, we couldn't co-ordinate with our friends this year to go to the Apple picking during Fall and so come November, when it looked half decent, we decided to have an impromptu Apple picking trip.

Ashna loves going there, and although we always come back with a bag of apples that we can't finish eating, we have a great time going there. This time around, we went with Ashna's cousins, and Ashna loved to pull the trolley with her cousins on it. I tried to take a few pictures with her doing that, without "getting in her way".

Apple Picking

Even in November, there were quite a lot of apples, and the red made me get down on my belly to take this shot:

Apples

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving with full zoom

So I have been trying to take pictures with full (or almost full) zoom and see if I can get a decent enough picture without making it too grainy. Now maybe it's because I love my wife to death, but I thought this picture came out really good, although one of the first persons to disagree would be her! I know the zoom worked when she asked me when I took this picture :) She didn't realize I was taking this picture during this shot, which worked out for me. She is extremely shy in front of a camera...

In either case, here it is with the EXIF data below it:

The Pretty Smile

Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/3.2
Focal Length: 21.6 mm

Friday, November 20, 2009

Back after a LONGG time

I am back after a longgg time (hopefully) and will try to put something here regularly. Which means, I will try to take pictures more regularly!

This one was taken before Christmas. My daughter had gotten ready to go to her school where they were having Santa over, and I thought it would be a great idea to have her pose on the steps. I wish the background was better, but nothing I can do about it in the 5 min before she left.

TG 067