Saturday, May 19, 2007

Postcards from Mysore

Srirangapatna, famous for being the capital of Tipu Sultan's kingdom which stood valiantly against the British Raj, is not that well known for it's rustic charm and natural beauty. The river Cauvery's tributaries flow through this idyllic town and has reverside temples unchanged, just as they were since historic times. One of my favourite places in the world is this place called Gosai Ghat. Sitting on those steps on the banks of Cauvery as the cool waters flow by, under the shade of mango tree, beside the ancient temple, is an experience I would seriously recommend!

This time I tried some HDR imaging. And I got this image.

And of course, I had promised Mysorean that I would give him a better panorama of this spot.
Here it is, Mysorean!

9 comments:

Pixie said...

Lovely Pic!!
This time my trip to Mysore (only a day!) resulted only in roaming in K'nagar and I didn't venture out anywhere else!!!

Sundancer said...

I love your pictures because they have all the things I constantly dream about, streams and green trees and endless blue skies....

I have to go to Mysore one of these days.

claytonia vices said...

thanks pixie!

sundancer, you will love Mysore... but are you really serious about going there?

Anonymous said...

This pic makes me feel go back to srirangapatna.. nice job .... esp with the panaromic view..

Did you use any modifications .. there seems be a purplish tinch to it

claytonia vices said...

The third-party RAW to JPEG converter I used gave that purplish tinge. The proprietary camera software does not do that...
I hate that pruplish tinge, it looks very cold and uninviting...

Mysorean said...

Ah, so comments link is back! :)

As usual, amazing pics. Even I was wondering about the purplish tinge. Thought it looked good, why do u 'hate' it?

illusionaire said...

Care to give an amateur photographer some tips? The panoramic view, I mean the loong ones that stretch from point A all the way round back to point A itself (hope you can understand what I'm trying to ask), are there any cameras that can do that automatically? Or do we have to rotate manually as we click and then join them using a photo editing software later?

claytonia vices said...

Illusionaire, there are some point and shoot cameras which do have tha panorama mode but I guess they only help in 'stiching' the snaps later. Technology still hasn't been able to do away with the tripod and stiching software...

claytonia vices said...

yes, so we still rotate manually and click them...