Tulips fever

 

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Celebrating Canada 150, with red and white Tulips at Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 2017.

 

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A closeup shot of  Red and White Tulips, Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

 

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Closeup shot of Tulip, framed in the classic using the beautifully filtered backlight.

 

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The beauty of nature with cool texture with so much of intricate details.

 

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Red Tulip, a closeup shot of single flower.

 

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Red tulip macro shot showing pollens, anthers and nature`s interior design inside the flower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bad Weather is Good for Photography

Hello Friends,
Spring is sprung and we are just few weeks away from official summer in Canada. This post is just intended tell you guys that, do not skip going out on day with bad weather, specially if you are photography enthusiast.  Here I am posting some of my picture which I took last week, all the pictures were created on stormy &/or rainy day. The way pictures turned out were very interesting,  lighting and sky was amazing, in-fact these two factors together made common landscapes look great.

Beautiful landscape captured at lower Fort Garry
Old wooden cart along with the farmers house in background. This is single capture (not HDR), picture was shot in manual mode at 18mm (~28mm in full frame). F6.3; 1/640sec at 100 ISO.

This picture was created at lower Fort Garry, Manitoba last week on Victoria day. Just look at those beautiful sky, what do you think about this picture ? are you wondering, how did I get proper exposure for the sky? here is my trick. Since it was outdoor shot I kept ISO 100 and at f6.3 I have wooden cart in focus, in this case only shutter speed (SS) was variable. First I focused to sky that gave SS of 1250 sec; then 500 sec when exposed to the house, and the SS was 250 sec for cart, averaging these three values will give you 640sec. It was little underexposed for foreground subject, but you always can recover the shadow in post processing.

Fort Garry Chairs
Beautiful Red Chairs on Bank of Red River, Captured at lower Fort Garry. The camera settings were  18mm focal length (~28mm in full frame) at  F6.3, 1/800 sec at 100 ISO

Somewhere I read that once a famous photographer told “if you must shoot color simply put something Red in picture” This is one such example. Unlike previous picture I did underexposed 1-1/2 stop to capture details in sky.

Birds hill Park
Beautiful View of Lake at Bird`s Hill Park, Manitoba, at 35mm, F11, 1/40 sec, ISO 100.

Again this is single shot (not HDR) from viewpoint on north drive, Bird`s Hill Park. In this composition two things to be noted. 1. Use sky only if it adds some meaning to the picture and 2. Use sky as background in only required proportion, too much is not too good friends. This picture was also 1-1/2 stop under exposed.

Selkirk
Making most out of the scene- Reflection in puddle. At 21mm (~33 in FF), f9, 1/200 sec, ISO 100.

Making most out the scene to create composition that is more interesting is also important thing, here reflection in this puddle makes best foreground for this composition, and in addition it adds sense of depth as well. Picture was shot at Selkirk, Manitoba on same rainy Victoria Day.

So, friends go out and shoot, get the best picture. Do not forget to share your opinion comments with me, also feel free to share your picture and stories with us at Here.
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Thank you
Vijaya

Story of Seligman on Historic 66 Photo by Vijaya C. — National Geographic Your Shot

I took very long time to process this old picture, it is old but new! On final leg returning from Grand canyon to Las Vegas, Guru my friend and me decided to stay in small town called Ashforks. After dinner, as Guru was browsing about our next visit, we found out the history of HWY 66. After learning the history we decided to take highway-66 instead of other super fast highway, we traveled through until Seligman. The story of these small town tells due to new high-speed highways, less people travel through these small-towns. Seligman & Ashforks were among the popular town on HWY66, but now deserted towns with very few people around.

Source: Story of Seligman on Historic 66 Photo by Vijaya C. — National Geographic Your Shot

Transition of season

Hello Friends warming up for spring?

What is that first thing comes to your mind, as soon as you hear the word #spring ? If I’m not wrong most of us think sprouting buds, cherry blossoms, chirping birds, flower blooming & green all around.

Have you seen or documented how this transition happens from #wintertospring ? I’m going to post some of such pictures for you guys from my recent trip to Nopiming provincial park, MB, Canada.

This part of Manitoba I have not explored so far, but I found out that, it is very huge park with lot of scope for #bird and #wildlife photography. I am sure, if you spend some time and do scouting, you also get very interesting #landscape pictures. Lets check some of my pictures.

Tiny Yellow bellied Sapsucker bird found near bird lake

As a bird/wildlife photographer with big lenses, I always notice birds. This is one among many birds I have spotted, the brilliant colored birdy were seen around bird lake of park.

Melting ice on Bird lake, Nopiming park.

This is view of Bird lake from the low angle, shot this picture with polarizer to add little silky water touch & to show how clear was the #water. Friends as I mentioned “The transition” melting ice is one among them, however part of ice look thick like someone threw ice blocks on lake. This location also has campground near by and benches around grills for BBQ; very nice place for camping or even for picnicking.

Tulbi falls yurt with scenic Lakeview

Who don’t want to stay in yurt with scenic view ?

These yurts are still under construction, I am already started to find availability to reserve in this location for the scenic view from yurt  click here.

Waiting for right time

The above picture has many elements of transition of season. The fallen #pine cones, idle boat, thawing lake, melted ice to water this landscape moment I composed from one of the cabin house on lake. For picture with similar moment click here and also from the other part of the lake you can see how this ice is Melting (click the link).

Finally with last picture I took on our way back to Winnipeg I’ll end this blog. This picture is of very beautiful town/village I saw, sunset was added third dimension to this picture.

Beauty of village in golden hour

How you seen or took pictures if seasonal transition? If yes please feel free to share your picture with others using this link here or use hashtag #lookingthroughlens. Finally if you liked my pictures and story please hit like and share with your friends. For any questions related to photography, contact me using links from below wedges.