Solitude

Solitude
People… Who needs them when one is in surroundings as pristine as these! Solitude FTW. ๐Ÿ™‚

Clicked at Nevada Fall, Yosemite National Park, California.

Foggy morning

Foggy morning fun
Clicked this on a foggy morning at the Half Moon Bay. There were people having fun running around, and I was having fun clicking them..

The photograph itself was grainy, and when selectively blurring some areas didn’t make it better, I decided to retain, and add on to, the graininess. I kinda like the resulting effect…

Wedding

Wedding
A traditional South Indian wedding. The priest runs the couple through a series of rituals, while the relatives of the bride and groom shower the couple with blessings.ย  get together, catch up on gossip and try to pair up ‘eligible’ singles they know. Weddings everywhere are the same, I guess…? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I applied some blurring and solarization effects to the photograph, mainly because it was a slightly old, low-resolution image with not-so-great colors, and also because it was fun playfully distort the picture while still maintaining the spirit of the ceremony. Distorted picture or not, the bride is the most eye-catching person at a wedding!

For SL-Week: Wedding.

Ta Prohm: before I left

Ta PromWhile we were touring Cambodia, we had to visit the famous Ta Prohm temple. (Lara Croft, anyone?) It’s just amazing to see how the tall, beautiful trees there are one with the ancient, dilapidated buildings.

As we left the temple, I glanced back the way we came, and saw the crumbling structures, the swaying trees, the absorbed tourists. I felt like capturing it all, so I clicked a series of shots thinking of assembling a panorama from them later. I still have to process most of the photos I clicked there, but this panorama was one of the first ones I worked on! I used Hugin to stitch 4 photographs for this one, and had to use quite a few post-processing skills later ( ๐Ÿ˜› ) to remove duplicate people and solidify ghostly ones. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It isn’t a 360หš (or even a 180หš) view, but I like how it reflects everything that my eyes saw then.

For SL-Week: Panorama.