And, there are some more shots. I have been practising night shooting. It is fun, especially trying to capture varying degrees of brightness at different points of the skyline.
A lot of photography is framing. It is the same premise as when you frame a shot. How should the shot look? What are the elements you want to capture in the shot, and where do you want the audience to focus. This is kind of difficult when you start out with photography, but, as the years go by – and you shoot and analyse what you have shot, and more importantly, analyse what you have got wrong – it becomes easier. Almost instinctive.
But, an equal part of photography is also technique. How bright do you want the picture? how saturated? should you go with a lower ISO (less sensitive to light) or a higher ISO (more sensitive, but also gives more ‘noisy’ output). What kind of shutter speed should you use for that capture. This does not come instinctively. This has to be understood and practiced, and practiced some more.
It is when the two are combined – framing and technique – that i get a photograph that i put up on flickr or some other site.
How do I improve both framing and technique – i consume photography content. I look at how it was shot. I look at the EXIF data (where available). i read about photography. And, i try and shoot regularly. Most of what i shoot, i discard. But, i practice. Or I try to.
So this is what i practised (and didn’t discard).
This is from the terrace on our floor. I found the juxtaposition of reflections and reality quite fascinating.
This is the other part of the view from the terrace. I found this to be slightly Gotham like. All that is missing is the bat sign between the ITC hotel and the three towers
And, then there is this picture. I found the stream of gold, cutting a swathe through the city. I can see the city of Gold analogy in this
Where I decide to turn acrobat for a shot