With my 100th photo post, I complete 5 years in TE. I have to admit that the journey in TE had began with a bit of hesitation. I was a member in TE since 29th Dec 2006 and I used to silently browse through the website and watch and admire the beautiful collection of photographs and travel the world through these but always shied away at the thought of posting one of my shots here. But then one day I finally did post one and was happily surprised and overwhelmed by the welcome I received from the members. It pulled up my confidence and slowly I geared up with more of my photographs.
I have learnt so many things from this site that its countless. This was the place which tols me about the rule of thirds, the most basic thing about composition. Learnt concepts like depth of field, light, hues, shadow, white balancing. And about post processing, initially I had the wrong notion that any PP on the photo was like a match fixing but TE taught me that PP is necessary keeping to the limits of originality and not compositing the image in photoshop. But elements like curves, levels, highlights and shadows, color balancing is required to make the photograph more presentable.
Here I have seen awesome landscapes, brain wrecking concepts, most realistic portraits, experienced cultures, learnt about gears, techniques, observed and read interesting forum discussions and sometimes participated in them and ofcourse made friends. Thank you TE for changing my vision to photography, a occassional hobby that I enjoyed as a girl has changed into a passion and a serious hobby because of you.
I dedicate my 100th post in TE to all the crew and members of TE. The sail is on and I am anchored to this for long. :)
This photograph was shot at a photography shoot trip in a place called Bakkhali a few kilometers away from Kolkata, India. This was taken at late afternoon and all of a sudden the hot summer weather changed drammatically with a storm and cloudy build up just over the area. I spotted these two boats tucked away from the sea and tried out a composition.
PP - curves, levels, brightness, contrast and hues have been adjusted a bit.
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bayno (18344) 2011-12-27 23:06
Hi Paromita, beautiful framing and lovely tones, i like the drama sky and the atmossphere, nice work in PP, compliment for your gallery and for your 100° post, regards, valter
mrichat (1749) 2011-12-27 23:19
very nice presentation Promita after a long time,clouda are forming a fantacy feelings,obviously a nice composition with warm color tone.Best wishes on your 100th post.Hapy new year2012.Keep shooting.
prasun984 (5590) 2011-12-28 22:05
very nice landscape shot from coast line at Bakkhali...like the framing here by the lonely boats...wonderful deep cloudy texture sky above the sea...
nice light management with good color contrast & sharpness...
Wish You & your family Happy New Year - 2012
bukitgolfb301 (39646) 2011-12-31 15:20
Hi my dear Paromita
A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
So artstic and fantastic shot reflecting the roughhness of the nature, so suitable to present at the beginning of the new year. Clearness and sharpness as your style. I hope we all are happy and we can get great shots this year too.
Thanks for your sharinig and have the first day of 2012!
Takero from cold and cloudy Tokyo
sydb (579) 2012-01-25 19:20
magnifique embiance les couleur son tres jolie sa donne un aspect dramatique que j'adore bravo
willperrett (9401) 2012-02-07 3:32
Wonderful colours: did you use a tobacco filter, or is the scene "au naturel"? The wrecked boats in the foreground are well complemented by the lowering sky to create a very atmospheric landscape.
Congratualations on your 100th post!
adidas5nb (5743) 2012-08-07 22:58
REALLY LIKE THE ATMOSPHERE AND THE FEEL OF THE PLACE.i can almost feel the place,thats how nicely framed the pic is,with great light management and pp work.