Nature’s Painting

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A foot bridge across a river in North Sikkim

North Sikkim with its mountains, valleys, rivers and waterfalls is as picturesque as nature can get. Add to it some human elements like the bridge above and you have the makings of a beautiful landscape photograph.
While driving to Lachen from Gangtok, every turn of the road presented with a beautiful view encompassing these elements of nature. While it was not possible to stop at every point, I took a lot of pictures handheld from the moving vehicle.
The resulting not-so-sharp focus gives the impression of a painting on canvas.
Technical Details
Camera: Olympus E-M10ii
Lens: Olympus M.12-40F2.8
Exposure: 36mm, F/2.8, 1/250s, ISO800
Editing: Lightroom + Gimp (Border)

Painted Sky

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Sunrise over Whitefield Bangalore.

First pictures of 2016, taken on the morning of Jan 2nd.

The clouds of Jan 1st had parted giving way to a beautiful morning. Venus (not in this pic) was shining brightly in the South-East. While the low-lying fog gave an aura of spookiness to the low lands, the sky was brightly painted by the rising sun. The imagery lasted only for a few minutes before the rising sun washed away the horizon

Technical details: Canon EOS 550D with Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM.  Focal Length – 70mm, F/5.6, 1/400s, ISO200, 4 picture hand-held Panorama

Editing: Lightroom + Photoshop (Border/Text)