Sunday, May 15, 2005

Calypso's scanning

Recently I joined DISIG; a group interested in digital imaging.
In one of the monthly meetings, Joe Levine of Calypso visited.

Although I couldn't make it to the meeting that day,
I was kindly sent the free print offer of one 35mm slide/digital image.

This is where late Galen Rowell used to get his prints, so obviously I was very excited about this.

I readily took one of my recent slide. I am very pleased with the quality of the output,
a 35 mega pixel image from 100MB drum scan and a 11 x 14 print.

Here's the shot I got done. It's the cascade range over Orgeon, shot from the flight.
Color output is very close to as seen on the slide.

The only bad thing happened is that I broke the glass in the frame trying to put this picture in it. :(

Sunday, May 08, 2005


I processed this image last year after the shoot, though I wasn't satisfied with my results.

The person in the shot climbed up the Tufa hoping to shoot the sunset from up there. As we all were waiting for sky to turn colors, I asked him to lift his hands and pose as he's seen in the shot.

Within few minutes the colors were changing fast and this buddy was still up there in almost every other photographers frame; everyone shouted at him and made him come down.

My intention was to take a silhouette but I messed up the metering and got an averaged shot; since I shot in raw I was able to post process it to darken the tufa and change it to what I intended.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Looking back at old photos...

Anand's post made me think about my old photos which are neither deleted nor processed... just sitting on the hard drive;
I happen to have a bunch of them (say couple of thousands..).

Actually I am afraid to say, that I have not being deleting any photos...
ok just a few.. which I know that I will never give a second look.

Well, anyways..... since Anand & I are making plans for an Eastern Sierra trip next month,
I decided to take a look at my last year's Mono Lake trip collection, more than half of which I haven't processed yet.

Here's 2 of them which I ended up working on tonight.

This dramatic sunset was on the 1st evening I was there.
They say you can see lenticular clouds (also known as Sierra Waves) formation very often in the Owens Valley.

This is yours truly, deep in thoughts... shot by Rob, in the background is the Sierra.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Treasure Island

Last weekend went to Berkeley to meet a friend who's moving to India for good.
Stopped by at Treasure Island, not the best of the days (weather wise) but wasn't that bad too.
This place has an unobstructive view of the Bay Bridge & San Francisco City's skyline.