Photo Post 162: Crowded Afternoon @ Pike Place Market

Crowded Afternoon

So this was taken after I already took a round of whole market (Well, actually the first floor…whole market is huge to finish quickly).

After I took the sign board photograph, as I already had my tripod fully extended in my hands, I thought of again going near the entrance area to take a long exposure of people with inside market view.

Damn…I was weird to set tripod in middle of this crowd and stand still composing photograph and taking it (especially when it is long exposure and a little movement can blur your photograph).

Post processed in lightroom. Mostly basic processing and minor tone curve change.

I’m happy that I’m having a nice mixer of different types of photographs in my collection now. It’s good to try everything possible. It teaches you something new every time you take that one tiny different step. ๐Ÿ™‚

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See you soon. Till then เช†เชตเชœเซ‹, Good Night, Alvida, Shabba Khair, Shub Ratri.


Photo Post 140: Stairs and the Archway (Princeton University)


Again I got little late. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

As per I remember, this is the right side of the same building where I found the house ofย  Photo Post 138.

Right side means, completely other side of the whole building. Actually I knew that I had already taken one photograph of an archway through Blair hall but this looked different. Mainly because of the stair pattern and the archway. Also the decision on the wall around archway. Of course as I said before, empty archway looks common so I waited until I get someone going/coming through it.

I was ready and I clicked as soon as these two girls came on the way. Did some color adjustments and increased sharpness. I liked it. Different composition and nice elements. ๐Ÿ™‚

PS: If you haven’t read any other Princeton photowalk stories then I recommend you to start reading from Photo Post 135.

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See you tomorrow. Till then Good Night, Alvida, Shabba Khair, Shub Ratri.

Photo Post 127: Deb and Luka <3

Deb and Luka

Now you know Deborah if you’ve seen the last pencil work photograph. She has this very cute kitty. Her name is Luka (if you remember, i posted her photograph on post 117).

After I took enough photographs of Deborah, I told her to take Luka in hand and we will some photographs with her. Luka was in her own mood and didn’t want to participate in photo session lol. So I couldn’t take many photographs but I managed to clicked 2-3 very nice loving photos. This is one of them. It’s such a cute picture. Love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Did the post processing in Lightroom. Thanks to studio lights. I didn’t have to do edit much.

I’ thinking to share one more photograph from that session tomorrow and then I will have something new. ๐Ÿ™‚

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See you tomorrow. Till then Good Night, Alvida, Shabba Khair, Shub Ratri.

Photo Post 126: Deborah Wong (photo pencil work)

Deborah Wong (Photo Pencil Work)

Little late today !!

Finally I finished post processing the photos from my photo session with Deborah Wong. We decided to do photoshoot of each-other before I come to NJ. We did it before the day I came to NJ. I was so busy in my final thesis submission and all, so I was so tired that day and that’s why I told her that we will only do her photoshoot that time.

She just had bought two basic studio lights set from amazon and she agreed to do this session in her house using those lights. I was so excited because it was the first time I was going to experience taking photographs using those lights.

We started arranging some stuff here and there in her house to make some space for set up everything. We used black bed sheet to make the background and stick it with wall using sellotapes.

It was lovely experience I had. This is one of photographs which I thought will look awesome in pencil work and it really looked awesome. First, I processed in Lightroom to get proper lighting and vignette and then I used my photo art software to make proper pencil work of the photo.

I really really loved this one. I hope she will like it too. After post processing, I finalized 16-17 photographs from this photo session with her. I’m not going to post all here but will definitely share some specials ones. I will then make an album on my Facebook Photography page and share that link here.

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See you tomorrow. Till then Good Night, Alvida, Shabba Khair, Shub Ratri.

Day 115: Passion of Dance

Passion for dance

Another dance photograph. Actually I’m giving concept to photos which I took at University of Florida during annual Indian festival. It was full of different Indian dancing. My super favorite among my own photos – ‘day 1 – dancing goddesses’ was taken at same day.

I was trying to be more creative, so first I motion blurred the photograph of these dancing girls (they were playing garba). That’s what actually I was trying to achieve and then was planning to decorate it with unique color/lighting, but I was really not happy with my Photoshop editing. Or may be I was too too impatient to finalize it. So I had to think about something else and then suddenly that photo-art software came to my mind.

I was sure it’s gonna look amazing and it did. I love the final image. Very artistic from my point of view. I’m excited to see people’s reaction. They may or may not like it but I’ve totally liked it ๐Ÿ™‚

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See you tomorrow. Till then Good Night, Alvida, Shabba Khair, Shub Ratri.

Day 114: “Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire”

"Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire"

Noise added intentionally

Love to have something like this. It looks very artistic to me. I wrote before also and would like to write again that ‘please never quickly discard any photographs you take’, you may not find the ‘x-factor’ at first glance. It happened to me often since recent months. I created worth keeping photographs after cropping, post processing and trying to achieve artistic than just normal look.

I added much noise intentionally in this photograph because the shadow white light you can see on the legs gives a very nice look with noise. You won’t be able to see clearly here on the blog. Better check Flickr link.

Everyone does photography these days. And there are tons of good photographers, hence I feel it very challenging to produce more unique and different photographs. Or in other words, more creative. I don’t know what people think about my art and skills but I know I’m learning and growing as an artist day by day.

This photograph will look awesome in canvas print ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish I had the money to create canvas of some of my photographs.

See you tomorrow. Till then Good Night, Alvida, Shabba Khair, Shub Ratri.

Day 99: Shhh….!!!


Photo from the first photo shoot by me. After learning and understanding more, thought of re-processing few of them in different way.

Played with basic adjustment, tone curving and HSL color levels to get the final photo. It was a full frame photo with her complete face and eye expression. I had a clear image on my mind when I took that photo. But at that time I was not much knowledgeable about light effects and proper editing as I’m today. I can’t re-take it with same girl but somehow I wanted to re-use that photo, so I cropped the image and tried different perspective. I loved this composition without whole face/eyes. Something unique for me.

I’m sorry, again today I don’t have enough time to write a long story with much detail.

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See you tomorrow. Till then Good Night, Alvida, Shabba Khair, Shub Ratri.