Sunday, October 17, 2010

Kancheepuram -- The Temple town of South

Here are the photos from our trip to Kancheepuram. It is a fascinating place and the architectural marvel of this place is something that needs to be seen to be appreciated. The Ekambareshwarar temple is where I usually find a lot of photographic subjects. The temple is so huge and you even get streaks of light if you go to the temple early in the morning.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Koyambedu Market -- Take Two

A few more shots from Koyambedu market.This person was aware that we were there with our cameras and I had to wait sometime before he could turn to face the camera. The rose flowers that he was selling, the soft light that was streaming through making him bathe in a rose light and the entire ambiance of the place was what made me click this shot. The red and green polythene covers in the right hand side corner not only blocked the harsh light but also helped in giving a balance to the composition. No post-processing (PP) has been done on this one except to resize the image for the blog.

Again, the light was the major factor why I clicked the shot. This seller was engrossed in a discussion with his fellow sellers and the silhouetted lady was busy buying some flowers. The scene seem to depict the mood of the place so well that I had to click it.

During PP, I first tried out a monochrome image and was quite satisfied with the way the light was brought on the face of the seller. Even after that, I kept playing in LightRoom and that is when I stumbled upon this idea of not completely de-saturating the image and adding just a small amount of color.