Spring bloom

Hello Friends,
How are you doing? I guess seasonal changes made photography enthusiast busy, as lots of stuffs around grabs your attention, from your backyard to nearby parks. Off-course, if you go for hikes in bigger parks  defiantly you will see lots of interesting colored flowers and leaves. Here I am posting some such pictures taken from the park which is in my neighborhood.

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For this shootout I used following gears (Further details were also provided with each pictures,  open in new tab by right click to view full size picture).

  • Canon 7D markII camera.
  • Canon 55-250 f 4-5.6, attached with 12mm extension tube.
  • Canon 100 mm L Macro lens.
  • Tripod (Vanguard).
  • Yongnuo 600EX-RT flash.

You do not need all the listed equipment for spring bloom capture, any camera & any lens which has macro capability &/ or lens attached with extension tube can yield reasonable pictures.  However for better quality I recommend to use good tripod &  focus lens manually.

I have provided more details of lens and camera setup along with with each pictures, please refer to it. If you have taken any spring bloom pictures please share them with us with this link click here.

If you need more technical details or you have any questions related to photography, do not hesitate to leave your comment, alternatively you can reach me on social platforms FacebookInstagram or Twitter.

Happy Shooting,
Vijaya

 

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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

Don`t get fooled again Photo by Vijaya C. — National Geographic Your Shot

This picture was captured at end of summer 2016. The story behind this picture was very funny. While I was driving back to home after finishing bird migration shootouts from oak marsh hammock, I saw a big bald eagle is sitting in near by crop field, next moment I pulled my car and started to approach the eagle with camera, after taking several shots I realized it is a decoy, put to protect crops from other birds, it was very hilarious.

Source: Don`t get fooled again Photo by Vijaya C. — National Geographic Your Shot

Grand Canyon

Hello Folks,
In continuation with my previous  US trip stories, here I am sharing some of the pictures from Grand Canyon, a place known as natural wonder of world.

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View from Desert view point: Picture was shot with Canon 7DM2 hand held attached with Sigma 17-50 (f2.8) at 1/160s, f8  ISO 100 and +1/3rd exposure compensation.

 

Beautiful views from Grand canyon, click on individual images for full view.

It was really great experience being there and capturing exiting moments. Some of my favorite pictures below, please feel free to click on individual images for full view. For more follow me  twitter/ChitnisVijaya or instagram/vijayachitnis using the links from bottom.

Looking forward to hear from you guys about this post.
Cheers

Manitoba Marathon

Hello Folks,
How are you doing? Sharing some of today’s`s pictures of Manitoba Marathon. Let me know what you think.

Stay Fit
Vj

Framed in classic: Winnipeg City

Pictures in Black and white add emotion and moment to a photograph. So most of the time I end up using black and white, the classic look. Here are some pictures of streets and  buildings of Winnipeg, I am sharing with you guys, hope you like them. All pictures are taken from my Canon 7DMII+24-105L.

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Exploring Manitoba

Inspired by the recent buzz feed by  titled ‘23 Reasons You Should Never Set Foot In Manitoba‘ I am posting some of my pictures to show favorite places around Winnipeg/Manitoba. Hope you like these pictures, go out and have fun. If you love travel photography visit my Facebook and stay connected via Twitter.

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Golden Hours at Hecla
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Whitemouth waterfall
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Top of the world view point, Falcon lake
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Falcon lake, in twilight
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Oak Hammock Marsh
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Suspension bridge, Pinawa
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Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg
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Flower conservatory, Assiniboine Park
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Icelandic festival, Manitoba,l Gimli
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Classic car show, Kenora
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Fall colors, Pinawa Channel
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Aurora at steep rock, Manitoba
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Sunset Beach, Hecla, MB