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Featured: 'The Magic of India' by barbosas

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by barbosas, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. barbosas

    barbosas Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 7, 2013
    Lisbon
    Hi,

    I married last year and our honeymoon trip was to India, Sri Lanka at the last week relaxing in the Maldives, in this post are some of my favourite shots from India.

    I used an E-PL5, a 17/1.8 and a 45/1.8, my wife had a Panasonic LX7, very light and capable kit.

    Any comments and critique are welcome.

    Hope you enjoy.


    The mighty Taj Mahal

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    The Red Fort in Agra

    Chair with a view to the the Taj Mahal

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    On the streets of Jaipur

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    In Fatehpur Sikri

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    Our driver made a quick stop at his place, this is his family and neighbours

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  2. ivoire

    ivoire Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2011
    Naperville, IL
    mike
    Nice set, enjoyed them all
     
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  3. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Absolutely brilliant set . U managed to capture the vibrant life of India .
    Cheers
     
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  4. Kalifornier

    Kalifornier Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 29, 2014
    California
    Lovely pics.
     
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  5. Ricoh

    Ricoh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 2, 2013
    UK
    Steve
    Excellent photographs. Hard to pick a favourite, but if pressed I'd say the 4th in the Taj Mahal shots sequence.
     
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  6. Dramaturg

    Dramaturg Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2013
    Ukraine
    Yevgen
    Very nice work! Also very good processing. Reminds me the way Ming Thein renders his photos. What colour profile did you use? Was it all "natural"?
     
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  7. barbosas

    barbosas Mu-43 Veteran

    283
    May 7, 2013
    Lisbon
    Hi, camera colour profile is set to "Natural" but I shoot only raw so I guess the setting doesn't has influence on the final image, I process in Adobe Camera Raw then to some light retouching, curves, some dodging/burning and sharpening when needed in Photoshop.

    I follow Ming regularly, I even bought one of his workshop videos on processing images that's why you might see some resemblance to his work, although I think I'm light years away from him :)

    Cheers
     
  8. ttomino1980

    ttomino1980 Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 19, 2014
    Slovakia
    beautiful beautiful colours
     
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  9. hamadiscool

    hamadiscool Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 23, 2011
    Texas
    Beautiful. Will you update with rest of pics from sri Lanka and Maldives?
     
  10. barbosas

    barbosas Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 7, 2013
    Lisbon
    Probably in the next few weeks I'll create a new thread with the Sri Lanka photos.
     
  11. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    Thanks for sharing this! Awesome photos!

    You didn't happen to shot any yoga?
     
  12. barbosas

    barbosas Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 7, 2013
    Lisbon
    Nah, didn't see any yoga over there.
     
  13. wildwildwes

    wildwildwes Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 9, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    Truly beautiful images befitting of a honeymoon fantasy! Very impressed you accomplished what you did with just two lenses. Less is definitely more here! :thumbup:

    Thank you for sharing. Best to you and your wife!

    Wes
     
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  14. Kaiser

    Kaiser Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 27, 2014
    Love the clarity and the colours you are creating in your work. Also enjoy the composition and storytelling that these series bring to the forum- nice work
     
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  15. tewmom

    tewmom Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 16, 2013
    Beautiful set, I enjoyed them all! I will be traveling to India from the US in July visiting Mumbai and Bangalore for business. We have factored in lots of time for sight seeing. I am bringing my E-PL5, Panasonic 20mm, Olympus 45mm and a Panasonic 14-140. Want to have the primes for opportunities in low light or more specialized portrait type street photography. Figure the all-purpose zoom as my take everywhere.

    Thanks so much for sharing.
     
  16. tomO2013

    tomO2013 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 28, 2013
    Fantastic set! I hope you have more to come. To echo what another poster said earlier, you could put Ming Thein in your border frame and the post processing and style are not dissimilar at all (said and hopefully to be taken as a compliment in the best possible sense).
    I like the chair in the doorway and the old man walking the street best if I absolutely had to pick a favourite.
    Have you made any prints from this set yet?
     
  17. barbosas

    barbosas Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 7, 2013
    Lisbon
    Hi,

    thank you for your kind comments.

    I already printed this two from the photos I took in India, have them on my hallway, they look very nice:

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