Bhutan Trip

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NipunKul
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Bhutan Trip
Jun 24, 2012

Just a few shots on the nex-5n from a recent trip to Bhutan... truly a paradise in the Himalayas. C&C welcome

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In reply to NipunKul, Jun 24, 2012

Very nice shots. The Buddhist himalayas is certainly a photographers paradise. I think your shots reflect its colour and the beauty. I love the shot of the old lady with the prayer wheel. One thing I would do with that shot is remove the bit of background on the far left behind her head as that bit of light draws your eye from the subject.

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Thanks Vajrasattva.
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In reply to NipunKul, Jun 25, 2012

Beautiful pictures and great composition. I'm particularly fond of the prayer flags and donation / chime bowls... the old lady is also very "national geographic"-esque.

Thanks for sharing.

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In reply to swixtwix, Jun 25, 2012

Thanks swixtwix - I am actually planning to enter the NatGeo traverler magazine competitions, though I doubt I am anywhere near the talent levels of the folks in there.

Any recommendations which one I should enter with?

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In reply to NipunKul, Jun 25, 2012

nice shots.

Any recommendations which one I should enter with?

this is a hard pick, but I personally liked the first shot the most.

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In reply to barri, Jun 25, 2012

First one...

Unfortunately, HDR images are not allowed in the competition
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I enjoyed viewing this set.

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In reply to vajrasattva, Jun 25, 2012

as suggested...
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In reply to NipunKul, Jun 25, 2012

I love the wide-shot shot of the little girl.

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In reply to Lng0004, Jun 25, 2012

great shots, would love to take a trip there

anyways maybe I could learn something from your shot,

so the one with the little girl I believe your intention is to keep the girl in focus while blurring the background with a narrow depth of field. What if I wanted to try and get everything in focus let's say using F8/F11, where would I focus? I know about hyperfocal distance and all the technical mumbojumbo, but who's got time figure all that out when you just want to capture the moment

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In reply to dumokun80, Jun 25, 2012

where would I focus

dumokun80 if you are at f11 and its a wide lens like 30mm equiv, that is a small enough aperture to just focus say at the wall behind the girl (7-8 feet away from camera), and you should get everything in focus... of course its easier to get things farther than the focus point inside the DOF, than the things closer to you, so its important to check if the girl's face is in focus (she should be approx 4 feet away) when you aim for the wall; peaking/touch magnification of the nex is a big help.

rule of thumb of APS-C is at f/11 hyperfocal all common focal lengths works like a series of fractions - 24mm lens ( 0.33 = 8ft), 30mm (0.4 = 12ft), 35mm (0.5 = 17ft), 50mm (0.75 = 37ft), 70mm (1 = 70ft), 85mm (1.2 = 106ft) rising quickly.

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In reply to NipunKul, Jun 26, 2012
  1. 2. Amazing HDR image.

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In reply to NipunKul, Jun 27, 2012

I loved it before, but love it even more!

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In reply to vajrasattva, Jun 28, 2012

even more

Thanks V

Posted some more HDRs to the album today.

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