Thats a picture of the small stream called suntaley khola which gives the place its name.This one is the first of my suntaleykhola series.The pic was taken from under the bridge standing in the fast flowing water without any tripod.........Ok.I changed the resolution of the picture as per the advice of some good friends.Previously the pic got a bit small in size,was not seen clearly.I fixed the resolution but still didnt like to apply any sharpening.,cos i hate manipulated photos.
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guaranine (0) 2006-11-06 12:37
definately needs sharpened. not sure why you hate manipulating, its not like they don't sharpen images using unsharp masks in a traditional darkroom. i think you're doing your photos a great injustice by not processing them to their fullest potential.
pinakie_slg (861) 2006-11-06 12:52
i have problem with your shutter speed, which i think should have beed adjusted a little more, and i agree with guaranine to make justice to your photograph.
bhuniatrekearth (764) 2007-02-02 14:19
Well composed picture with an exact handling of motion blur.
The blur of the water is due to the motion and that is essential for the story (Every picture should have a story within it and that is called the composition).
The static rocks with the mosses on them are quiet well focused and sharp enough to attract an attention.
Lastly the matter of manipulation: Nothing is absolute in the universe. Photo-receptors of the eyes are 100 times more sensitive than a camera film and much more than a camera sensor.
Resolution depends on the density of the photo-receptors / Camera photo-volteic cell units / Silver nitrate grains of films per unit area.
The Cone photo-receptor cell density on the human eye retina is 1 to 3 million per Sq. mm. Just compare it with the meager concentration of the film grains and the photosensors of camera.
So photographs are never the original reproduction but only an art that we like to watch. The moment we take and make a photo it comes out through a process and that processing differs from camera to camera lab to lab and the freshness of the developing reagent and many other factors.
So originality is a hypothesis and appreciation is the reality. Just imagine the appreciation of a colour photo by a colour blind person! You got it!
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholders. We post photos in TE because we want to share it with others for evaluating its goodness.
So we always try to make our photos look good and not the original which is never achievable.
Lastly we must accept something only after a reasonable analysis and logical evaluation by the application of our basic knowledge not because some senior or some well reputed person has instructed.
Thanks for reading so much.
Dr. J. Bhunia