Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunrise in the city - 1 / 104


I will be on tour for first week of April. So the good news is that I will be
starting the project this Saturday. 

Sun being the source of Photon and hence the "God of photography" hence
I will start the project with the rising sun as a prayer and obtain blessings.

Subject is "Sunrise with the city foreground(Silhouette)" 
Things I want in this photo:
1. Good sunrise colours in sky.
2. Foreground City elements which are recognizable.
3. Planing to shoot from near a river/on the bridge.
4. If there is something interesting and close at location will use flash to light it up.
5. If tide/water is there I might get some reflections too.
6. Saw some texture of clouds in sky so might be lucky with some interesting pattern in sky.

Since there will be small time window to shoot sunrise. I will try it first from
the bridge and then move down to bank. This will allow me to make atleast
10 ~12 attempts. 


I score this attempt is 6/10. 
Next attempt I will ensure I select morning with high tide and shoot at  70mm~150mm. 


So here is the first attempt at the project. There are many lessons in the first attempt itself. I am going to love this project. 

I checked the sunrise time it was 6:35AM and reached the bridge at 6:30AM knew that sun will be seen in another 20min time. Surveyed the bridge and was congratulating myself for choosing a bridge where I could move in a way to adjust the sun over the foreground to some extent. 

Lens choice 18~55 since I wanted to take a wide angle with lot of sky.

Then it happened the sun came above one building. Used manual mode with auto ISO and clicked one. Being used to shooting sunset wanted a bit darker so reduced the ISO took second shot which is reasonable. High tide would have given some more water body. 

Zoomed out and tried to take lot of sky in the frame as planned and in 1min sun was getting stronger and higher.  

So Sunrise allows only 2min time frame for any clicks you want. 
So took a backup plan ran down the bridge to try some more but sun got really strong and now keeper from near river.

There is interesting praying hands in the traffic island. I clicked it while returning. Hide the sun in the trees so that the foreground details were visible. Here I also tried with flash but that was limiting the shutter speed to 1/160 while I wanted a faster shuter speed so finally boosted ISO and tried. one with ISO400 was reasonable where I could do some PP to get some thing interesting.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

So Ideas are needed. . .

Got a bit nervous  :-[ about falling short of topics to shoot. So did some brainstorming and it was a cyclone of ideas. 

Following is the list of idea as they came. . . Well it has got all type of topics which suits the need. Indoor work for 
weekdays outdoor work for weekends even some of the topics can be done as season changes.
If anyone has something interesting do reply.

1    Window light portrait (one light portrait)
2    Portrait of person looking out from window (window as frame)
3    Water stream
4    Night building/bridge reflection in river/lake
5    Roadside Trafic Signpost 
6    Water lilly/lotus
7    Shining globe (See the future)
8    Seasonal fruit (Mangoes)
9    Two persons face to face silhouette
10    Sun Rise in different seasons
11    Moon  (May be 2 shots in different phase)
12    Special dish preparations (Undhiyu/Biryani . . May be 2 of them)
13    Night city skyline
14    Road at night & Road at day
15    Building at night
16    Insect silhouette
17    Flower Macro
18    Flower collection
19    Garden in three seasons and different time
20    Dinner table laid out
21    Bar (bottles/glass/bartender)
22    Vehicles (Car/truck/bullock cart/camel cart/Auto Rik/Train)
23    Ruins of old building
24    Festival pics (Kite flying/Diwali/15th Aug/26th Jan/Holi)
25    Rain related (drops in water/drops on window/people with umbrella)
26    Children at play (different games)
27    Composition With LCD screen of mobile/TV/TAB.
28    Candle/Fire of gas stove
29    People at work
30    Patterns of nature (weeds/algae/sky)
31    From vacation trip (4 locations atleast)
32    From PhotoWalk with local photog group (participate 4)
33    Motion blur while riding or driving
34    My photography tools (first camera/other tools/setup)
35    silhouette of person in door
36    Self Portrait
37    Water splash/drop splash
38    Musical Instrument
39    HRD
40    Stairs
41    Painting with light
42    Panaroma (at crossroad/skyline)
43    From my Car at night
44    Figures created by Matchsticks/spoon kind of things
45    Boardgame (Chess/Snake&Ladder)
46    Trick using utensils
47    clothing arranged in interesting manner
48    Interesting maze of wires

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

About Project 104 photos. . .

It started with discussion at my favorite photography forum where
we were discussing 365photos

So Here I will plan a photo for a weekday and a weekend and than
upload the photo I could make along with the learning.

I will number the post and edit them as the project progress.

Hope to learn and share my experience over the coming year.