Sunday, September 25, 2011

--Experiment-- “Flying High”

Celebrating 2nd Anniversary...


“Flying High”


Sometimes a small experiment can result into fantastic image. This time I want to share such image which is based purely on imagination. Here are the steps which resulted into this picture

1. I took a miniature plane and fixed it on a thin wooden stick with adhesive.

2. I have a table with such sun mica layer that has uneven patterns (green in colour). These patterns give impact of the land as visible from a plane. I requested one of my friends to hold the stick with plane against the texture of table by maintaining a certain distance from background.

3. Subsequently I rested my camera on tripod and focused at plane with a wide aperture. I preferred wide aperture in order to get a slightly blurred background

4. The source of light was a window of my room.

5. I clicked a series of photographs and the present one was chosen for final strokes.

6. The photograph was opened in Photoshop. Firstly I removed the wooden stick by using Clone Stamp Tool. As a result, the plane seemed to be flying in the sky. Secondly I selected the background with Quick Selection Tool and applied feather with the radius of 5 pixels. Now the colour of background was turned blue from its original colour and the image was ready to share with art lovers.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma

Saturday, September 17, 2011

"On Project" - Unseen Beauty by Anjini Laitu

Celebrating 2nd Anniversary....

"On Project"

Unseen Beauty


Lew Wallace has rightly said that “Beauty is altogether in the eye of the beholder”. An artist can find loveliness in any subject, whether natural or man-made. Mr. Anjini Laitu of Dubai is a person with artistic bend of mind. He is consistently in search of artistic shapes and forms. He is before us with some of his pretty photographs of patterns in vintage cars.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dashboard : "Dragonfly"

Celebrating 2nd Anniversary...




This time I am before you with a photograph titled, “Dragonfly”. I clicked this image during the post monsoon period of 2010 in the garden of my office. One day when I noticed a number of such dragonflies there, I immediately took my camera from my chamber. I clicked a series of shots, but did not get satisfaction. Suddenly I noticed a Dragonfly sitting on the leaf of a plant. This attracted me a lot due to its posture. The light coming from behind the subject was another point that motivated me to click. Since Dragonflies are quick in their movement, I had already set my camera at shutter speed priority mode with a high speed of shutter. Secondly, I switched on the continuous shooting mode of the camera in order to take different shots of the same subject rapidly. As the sun light was quite bright, the ISO was set at 200. I clicked a few shots and this is one of them.

I used a Nikon D-90 camera. The lens was Nikon 18-105 mm.

(The Smart Photography Magazine, Mumbai has awarded this photograph as “The Picture of the Month” in its August-2011 Issue.)

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma