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NandaKumar

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I am self taught landscape photographic enthusiast. Here I share my journey into photographic field as a hobby. My main interests are towards landscape, timelapse, architectural and HDR photography. You may find stories, tips,...

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  • My first experiment with Luminosity Masks
    on Apr 13, 2015 in Luminosity curves
    It has been long pending exercise to try out Luminosity mask techniques on some of images. The trick is to practice more to get desired results. The luminosity masks allows you to selectively edit the tonal regions in images. This technique widely us...
  • Timelapse Collection - 2
    on Mar 28, 2015 in TimeLapse
    It has been long break in this blog. Breaking the break, here is a brag about my new timelapse collection this winter ;-). The collection comprises of frames from Bhadra reservoir, Gajanur reservoir, and my village.There are basically five clips.1) T...
  • Skywatch Friday - Sunset in your eyes
    on Oct 31, 2014 in HDR
    Just returning from visit to Ramadevara betta last week during deepavali festival. The Sun had lit the sky with deepavali lamp. The sky after rains, is lit colorfully by the sinking sun with golden light. I feel, this phenomenon has some scientifi...
  • Skywatch Friday - Fields of My Village
    on Sep 11, 2014 in HDR Photography
    Just a casual drive from Kaup to my village, I stopped by some paddy fields. This is first time I am taking photographs of the paddy fields nearby my village :). Especially monsoon season adds more glory to the landscape. People of this area harvest...
  • Skywatch Friday - The Rainforest
    on Sep 4, 2014 in Photography
    As we know, the monsoon started with lame note and later gained fierce momentum during month of July. The deficit as of now in Karnataka has drastically reduced and at some places it has recorded excess. Mere two months of torrential rain has tranfor...
  • Lessons learnt from recent star trail experiment
    on Aug 31, 2014 in TimeLapse
    There were lot things lacking in my first experiment of star trails (read it here). I am not kind of guy who achieves success at first attempt. Most of the time it is long hard journey. Initially, even though it creates disappointment, the joy of...
  • HDR of Gaganachukki Falls
    on Aug 24, 2014 in HDR Photography
    This is 3 exposure bracketed HDR of Gaganachukki falls. The shots were taken during my solo bike ride to Shivanasamudra and Talakaadu on 03-Aug. I had taken 5 shots however it did not come out so well and hence limited final composition to 3 brack...
  • Boundless Light
    on Aug 22, 2014 in HDR Photography
    Nature always inspires me to take my camera, lens and finally the blogs :-). It is because of such beautiful setup by mother nature which inspired me to dwell into photography. As always been murmuring in blog posts, my main interests are in landscap...
  • Sunset - Beautiful Life
    on Aug 9, 2014 in Photography
    Just before monsoon began, we went to see beautiful Kaup beach. We are not sure whether we could visit this place in next 3 months or so. The beach roaring with full enthusiasm. It was like the huge waves welcoming monsoon season. The roaring soun...
  • Sooryamoorthe Namosthute -- Salutation to Sun God
    on Aug 9, 2014 in Photography
    From trance music to carnatic classical music, I have been enjoying the two extremes of melody. I have been listening to trance music since I got introduced to Rank1-Airwave (original mix). The primary attraction in trance music is the melody and...
  • Skywatch Friday - The Horizon
    on Aug 6, 2014 in Photography
    This picture was taken around 2 years back during our casual visit to Malpe Beach near Udupi. This is not reflections of winter Sun but peak summer Sun (around April). The dark spots you see at far end are small islands nearby Malpe Beach. There...
  • Deepavali gift to myself
    on Aug 3, 2014 in Photography Videography
    This deepavali I gifted a weird stuff [relatively ;)] to myself. It is quite unusual too. So what was it? I was scratching my head so much from many days that why my camera does not see like my eye. After so much R&D around net, I finally realize...
  • Short compilation of Maravanthe Beach
    on Aug 2, 2014 in Videography
    I shared few HDRs from Maravanthe Beach here captured during my visit this summer. Here is short compilation of the video of this beautiful beach. Not much to brag about rather some subjects in mind.The interesting part of the beach is the beautiful...
  • Skywatch Friday - Pictures from Hoysala Empire
    on Aug 1, 2014 in HDR Photography
    Here I shared my travel to Belur and Halebeedu and related short timelapse from my journey. Today I am sharing few HDR from same places. The weather was hazy that day but was able to grab few HDRs despite that. I forgot my CPL filter too :-(. Neverth...
  • My first 1080p youtube upload
    on Jul 28, 2014 in Videography
    Here is first 1080p video uploaded by me to YouTube. This was first time I was uploading Full HD version to youtube. I was just testing the EOS 550D camera with 1080p/25fps movie mode. The initial part is blurred since lens was put in MF mode...
  • Time Lapse Video - 3 [Clock]
    on Jul 27, 2014 in TimeLapse
    The third time lapse video. This time it is the moving clock. Initially I captured in auto mode. However pictures turned out with varying exposures. Also some images had flash due to low light. By that time even battery had drained off. After batt...
  • Skywatch Friday - Memories
    on Jul 25, 2014 in Photography
    Early morning at 5:45AM, the bus dumped me at Kaup highway station on voting day. It usually arrives around 7AM however this time it made it early! May be driver was in hurry to exercise his right to vote  ;-). Couple of minutes later, I reached...
  • Short timelapses from Belur and Halebeedu.
    on Jul 24, 2014 in TimeLapse
    Architectures provide wonderful platform for composing HDRs. There are lots of perception to compose. Few months back, I had traveled to Belur and Halebeedu to revisit the Hoysala empire glory after 20 long years. My primary intention was for photogr...
  • Time Lapse Video - 2 [4 in 1]
    on Jul 18, 2014 in TimeLapse
    Here is the continuation of Time Lapse videos. This time the images were taken in my native village paadoor near kaup, Udupi district. One fine afternoon, I was sitting idle. There was heavy breeze from west as an indication of Monsoon Beginning.
  • Time Lapse Video - 1 [Dose Making]
    on Jul 14, 2014 in TimeLapse
    This is my first time lapse video. It is not something like fastening up the video but taking images at intervals and rendering them as video. The images have to be very much steady to have better time-lapse video. It is good to use a tripod, make ad...
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