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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:42 am 
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The photos were taken at a cremation ground where followers of Hindu religion perform the last rites of their fellow Hindus. It is completely prohibited to use electric lights at this specific place and only candles or lanterns can be used at night. Here many of the 'Tantriks' - practice ritualistic worship and offerings.
The photos were thus taken at very very high ISO and even more noise crept in trying to recover details from shadows. Tried my hands at processing RAW in GIMP and UFRaw and experienced total mess :) so I shoot jpegs and make adjustments in GIMP.
Could not use the 50mm 1.8D as moving too close or too much movement may not have been welcome to the performers of 'yagna' - holy rites.
I am posting just to share pieces of way of ritualistic life which may appear new and unfamiliar and strange to many of you.

And of course the omnipresent mobile in 1 and 8 even while trying to contact Omnipresent.

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D7K_2685_1 by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

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D7K_26.87_1 by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

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D7K_2693_1 by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

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D7K_2691_1 by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

this link is for reference as to how D7000 and 18-270 PZD did SOOC except watermark added in Irfanview:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/89030952@N04/10623709435/

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D7K_2689_1 by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

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D7K_2690_1 by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

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D7K_2700_1 by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

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D7K_2699_1 by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:27 pm 
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These turned out great Jaydeep! I just shot some pictures by candlelight last week (some larger fires too) and I know it isn't easy to get great results. You managed quite well though. No. 5 is awesome, especially because the tones are so warm.

You mentioned elsewhere about posting a lot of images. Don't worry about that, post as many as you like, I don't think it should affect the server in any significant way.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:41 pm 
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Nice set Jaydeep. Very difficult lighting conditions. Number 5 also stands out for me, but I like the atmosphere captured in number 3.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:23 am 
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For me, anything other than the lighting available here would have spoilt the atmosphere of the occasion. I like this set very much.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:40 am 
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Thank you very much Bjorn, James...errr Arthur [Dent, Arthur Dent :)] and 4xxxx.
It feels nice to know people understand and are liking what I tried to potray.
I knew before posting that quality wise these shots could have been achieved much better with faster lens, tripod/monopod, FF body and of course good technique. But irrespective of quality in this case, if I don't post, you can not see what goes on and how the whole atmosphere/ambiance feels like at that place at that time!
That is why these were posted and thanks again for understanding.

For me too 5 is a favourite.

Posted #1 because a few things worked in favour of it:
1- it reflects the frustration (or similar expression) of the tantrik being thoroughly miffed at the attention of the client(!) diverted towards the mobile - screen glowing blue in the otherwise very warm lighting

2- the smoke creating an atmosphere of haze which complements the activity going on

3- light through the person's spects in contrast to the dark outlines

4- looking hard, a face is visible just behind the tantrik's turban and through the smoke curtain that face looks very ghostly :) - apt for the surrounding

Bjorn, we are eagerly looking forward to the candle light and other shots you mentioned :)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:43 pm 
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Jagadish_C wrote:
Bjorn, we are eagerly looking forward to the candle light and other shots you mentioned :)


Here you go: Candlelight and other challenging conditions.

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