Saturday, June 23, 2007

Two shots

Philco (a very old refrigerator)
f/8.0, 1/160s
Taken at Shisha cafe on June 23, 2007

f/1.8, 1/500s
Window overlooking the river in my office


At 4:10 AM, Blogger Senthil said...

Love the second shot! Did you underexpose the snap? The pattern looks great, but perhaps a more head-on shot (instead of the slightly oblique angle used) would've worked better.
I like the detail on the first one, but it's a little too centrally composed, don't you think?
Oh, and the second one is now my new desktop background. :)

At 4:48 AM, Blogger Anurag said...

Senthil: Thanks. Yes, the shot is underexposed. I usually underexpose shots, unless I want high contrast. The angle is oblique because the window grill is not parallel to the window mesh, but at an angle. Since it is a shallow DOF shot, it is better to let the grill be oblique than the mesh. The first one is centrally composed on purpose. Firstly, the off-center composition was not working out too well for this particular shot. Secondly, there was a very distracting background behind the fridge, so I had to crop it very tight, which means the shot had to be central. You can see some more of the shots on my Picasa web albums:

At 10:11 AM, Blogger GettingThereNow said...

Oh, so now you have a river in your office? Cool!!


At 8:21 PM, Blogger Anurag said...

GettingThereNow: Yeah, yeah! Gloat over the mistake.

At 6:18 PM, Blogger the wannabe indian punkster said...

Being unhealthily obsessed with all-things-retro as I am, I must say that the picture of the Philco refrigerator is magnificent.

And where do you work? i want a river in my office! To hell with rivers, I want a rain forest! Hmpf.

At 5:05 AM, Blogger Anurag said...

punkster: You too? I think that some old objects have a certain beauty which is very undescribable. This fridge definitely did.

And enough about the river in the office already, people!


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