10 February 2011

Night retreats

Night retreats

This one was shot at 5 am in the morning, on a street in powai.  The sun was still shifting in the bed, struggling to wake up while the Night retreated back to its shell. 


Exif Data, for the technically inclined

  • Aperture: f/4.0 [+]
  • Focal Length: 55 mm [+]
  • ISO Speed: 400 [+]
  • Flash: No Flash [+]
  Gear : Nikon D 3000, 18-55 kit lens.
   Post Processing : Selectively used contrast, brightness and levels in Lightroom.


I realize as I look back at my work that I do tend to focus on capturing what I miss in Mumbai - Green Vistas, Colorful trees, Wildlife, Fishing - here is one more, Empty Streets.What is it that you miss in your city? Do drop in your comments ! wherever you are.

15 comments:

Raksha Bhat said...

I miss roads like these!:)

magiceye said...

this is captured beautifully!

zephyr said...

Like you I too miss a tranquil period on the streets of the city. One has to hold one's life in one's hand while navigating them all through the day -- even side streets are busy with vehicles whizzing past all the time.

that was a nice shot. Between you and Magiceye, I get my fill of Mumbai nostalgia :)

Akshat Singhal said...

there is something in that photo... somehow it speaks a lot..

A great one indeed... looks as if the photo is talking...


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Purba said...

This photograph is glowing!!! It's a stunning capture.

Mayank said...

@Purba - thanks. Its the game of contrasts really. :-)
@Akshat - thanks for your first feedback. I am glad you could feel connected with the photograph
@Zephyr - thats kind of you to compare my work with Magiceye, he indeed has magical photographs
@Raksha - thanks. Pre Dawn these roads are there for us ;-)
@magic eye - always a pleasure to have your comments.

vineet said...

if thats a pic taken by tou, man i bow. 1 of the best in recent times, dudde how u take dose, i mean wot setting, i mean i m too into photography bt i suck big tym, can u suggest sunmthn

vineet said...

if thats a pic taken by tou, man i bow. 1 of the best in recent times, dudde how u take dose, i mean wot setting, i mean i m too into photography bt i suck big tym, can u suggest sunmthn

Mayank said...

@Vineet - thanks. You are welcome to check out more of my work on flickr. http://www.fluidr.com/photos/mayankpandey/

This was a handheld shot, while i waited to go for a photowalk with friends, early morning 5 am. The settings are there in the post. If you have specific questions, happy to answer.

Arun said...

Great pic. Like one of my friends described it...a time when we were car-free and hence carefree..

Mayank said...

@Arun - Car Free = Care Free... wow. Well said.

anoop said...

this snap has a surreal feel about it. hard to make out whether its night or day. the contrast changes are nicely done.

anoop said...

mayank, can you enable comment feeds so that people could subscribe for follow-up comments. thanks.

anoop said...

got it! follow-up comments are enabled only when I comment using my google profile.

Mayank said...

@anoop - thanks.

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