Places for Photography enthusiasts/beginners!

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    This is to discuss great locales in the country ( yours truly India! ) for great shots.

    This idea came after I saw a photo taken by Stuge in the Rann of Kutch if I remember correctly.

    Here are some ideas from my side -

    1) The stretch between Pokhran to Jaisalmer to Tanot. Great expanses, no civilization, sand dunes, barren roads, abandoned runways and what not! A photographer's dream come true.

    2) Bhiwadi to Alwar to Sariska - Never has a road been so pictuersque/scenic. In the middle of August we had fog hugging the mountain side, and it was bliss!

    3) Darjeeling/Gangtok - SumitB could add more to this, but what I remember as a Kid, seeing the sun rise at Batassia Loop was one thing I can never forget. Makes you appreciate the beauty around you.

    4) Badrinath/Kedarnath - With practically no pollution, or vegetation, there is no obscurement of vision as far as the eye can see. I remember sitting on the terrace at my hotel in KedarNath, and viewing the Entire Milky way Galaxy. Had I the knowledge, or the apparatus, I would've definitely envied a few people.

    Some of the greatest shots can be taken here.


    5) Nariman point. - The so called end of Mumbai. Seeing the people, the gathering here is a sight. people sitting on rocks obvious to others, hawkers selling stuff. Its one of the best/craziest places to capture people!

    6) Dhanaulti / Tehri - Make for impressive shots. especially when the clouds hug the mountain side so close. Beautiful, untouched!!!


    Waiting for inputs from the Photography experts!
     
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  2. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    For beginners , they should start with whatevers lying around..Your home , your own backyard.
    The trick is to see from your eyes what the camera lens would see ..

    Find a good spot .. focus .. click .. Repeat.
    Same picture taken 3 times will have 3 different results..

    When taking photos in a public place try to get distracted or feel self-conscious coz lots of people will turn their heads to stare at the lone guy with a camera. :)
    Zone out other things and just try to take a good photo.

    And take many photos.. One thing that really ticks me off (in the age of digital) photography.. is that people still only click just one pic and move on ..
    Seriously .. its not costing you film buddy.

    I have to force people to take 3-4 snaps ..



    a little OT here but I just had these thoughts in the back of my mind.
     
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  3. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Thanks dbg for single handedly bringing this whole thread down!! :punch:

    :no::whatisthis:
     
  4. SumitB

    SumitB RAID Staff Staff Member

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    How? I am from Shillong! Anyways, we do have a lot of scenic and breathtaking locales to take photographs around here.

    @dgb thanks for the tips.
     
  5. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    SumitB - I was guessing you would've been in and around the area, and could mention some nice locales :eek:
     
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    SumitB RAID Staff Staff Member

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    JD666 I have only been to the start of the Highway which leads us to Darjeeling while driving to and from Delhi. However, the area around Sevoke (which also takes one to Bhutan) is very very scenic but me being me, always screw up on the photography front. Do carry 2 cameras (one PnS and one DSLR) but have never taken photographs on these trips. :fp:
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    :troll:
    U MAD BRO ?
     
  8. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    just pulling your leg ;)
     
  9. Stuge

    Stuge RAID Rookie

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    add kashmir to this list .I will have visit Kashmir again and go for trekking and camping this time for lakes .Aru and Sonamarg are absolute heaven .Gulmarg is good for summer ,but as per locals must visit in Winters .So ,I might go there in winters too .I want to visit Kashmir in Autumn too :)


    Hospitality wise they suck donkey ballz .I had Zero expectations from them in this regards and ended with Neg expectations .Don't book Packages via JKDTC .R

    People at Reservation Office Pahalgam(JKDTC) literally shouted at us .We payed for Extra person in Delhi itself ,but the people at reservation office were like we don't care what you did at delhi office you will have to pay extra here .We were given terrible hut .Carpet of the hut was all wet ,but because of the above incident we ignored it .I had to sleep on blanket ( attendant was rude and he was reluctant to give us mattress).

    Next time we will prefer to take our own car and avoid booking package via JKDTC at any costs .
     
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  10. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Entire northeast is drop dead gorgeous.
    London is awesome for photography especially in summers.
     
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    mrnikhilsudo Don't like Mr suit

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    haha... we had just been for a nature trail trek yesterday in Sanjay gandhi national park in borivali mumbai, and boy does it have some beatiful species of plants and flowers. Too bad that out of 5 friends 4 of us have dead/spoilt cams and only one piont and shoot nikkon was left to take pics with.

    we did gets some good macro shots though. IT was raining and some flowers really good great, although the lighting was far from perfect.
     
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  13. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    There are many places in India and Rajasthan which are worthy of superb shots..
     
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    Stuge RAID Rookie

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    ^rajasthan yes ...
     
  15. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    All those forts yes.. so much history to be captured. :)
     

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