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June 27, 2005

House Outside of Talakad Temple Complex

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CameraKonica Minolta 7d
LensTameron 28-200mm f/2.8 @ 28mm
Shutter / Aperture1/100s / f/7.1
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After our tour of Talakad we waited for a few moments while the driver purchased some food for himself. While waiting in this rural Indian town I looked around and thought about what it would be like to live there. The village life probably isn't so bad.

Across the street stood this little house with a Spanish roof. I liked the way it looked in the sunlight and took this simple picture.

 

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June 26, 2005

Milwaukee Art Museum - Burke Brise Soleil

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LensSigma 15mm f/3.5
Shutter / Aperture1/50s / f/8
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I took this just before the wedding reception for Mike Yun and Mimi Lee's Wedding. The reception was held at the Milwaukee Art Museum and this is a photograph of the Burke Brise Soleil from the interior.

If you haven't been to the museum and you live anywhere near Milwaukee, I highly recommend it. Not only is the building architecture splendid and completely unique in America, but their collection is quite excellent as well.

Sometimes I love my camera. This is one of those times. It was so very easy to frame up this shot and take shot this should not even be considered art.

1/50, f/8 hand-held with anti-shake turned on. No camera-shake is visible at all. The file is so wonderfully sharp as it should be. I'm very happy. There isn't even any evidence of the lens defect I created after I dropped my fish-eye at Golconda Fortress in India a few months ago!

I processed this through ACR and then converted it to black and white using a couple of HSL layers. Added on top is my favorite TMAX 3200 grain file at 28% opacity to give the image "the funk."

 

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June 25, 2005

Congratulations Mimi and Michael - Pyebaek

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CameraKonica Minolta 7d
LensTameron SP 28-200mm @ 70mm
Shutter / Aperture1/60s / f/3.2
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This was the first traditional Korean wedding ceremony I had ever been to. I didn't have any idea what was going on, so I was very thankful to have Mimi and Mike's friends there to explain to me what was going on. Later on, I found a couple of useful links that also gave me some more information.

In this photo, a cup full of soju is being passed to members of the groom's family as an offering. Each member of the groom's family receives a drink. The bride and groom then bow to them and finally chestnuts are thrown. This process is repeated for all members of the groom's family who want to take part and with a big extended family it appeared to get quite tiring!

Mimi and Mike persevered admirably. The outfits were so beautiful and amazing I couldn't help myself but take tens of pictures during this event. This was one of the photos that I thought turned out really well. I am quite pleased with the framing, action, and the expressions on Mimi and Mike's faces. Congratulations once again guys!

 

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June 23, 2005

Outside Talakad Temple Post "Blessure"

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Shutter / Aperture1/125s / f/4
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Jim took this photo of Shiva and I after I was blessed in the temple. I think the priest got a little exuberant when he applied the splash of holy water as my bindi dripped red like a fresh wound.

I got some interesting looks that day from other Indians. I know it's somewhat common for non-Hindus to partake in some sort of a ceremony when they come to India and wear a bindi, but I still felt special.

 

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Talakad Temple

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Shutter / Aperture1/100s / f/7.1
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The Talakad Temple Complex outside of Mysore is an ancient forest that has been inundated with sand. Among the dunes, temples have been unearthed and restored. Some are dating back nearly 1,000 years.

I saw four temples of the more than thirty that are believed to be below the sand in the area. This one is one of the older ones. They were positively amazing to see.

Later on this day I got blessed at one of the temples devoted to Shakti. It involved receiving a blessing, a bindi, touching fire and a receiving a final splash of holy water by a boy that could have been no more than 10. I even bought a protective amulet from him for about 20 rupees to help me on my travels. I made it back safe and sound, who knows...perhaps it worked!

 

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June 21, 2005

Harvesting Mustard Seed II

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LensMinolta 50mm f/1.4
Shutter / Aperture1/1000s / f/2.8
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A continuation from yesterday.

I really like the emotional feel of this photograph. I remember checking the shots on the back of my camera after we got back on the road and feeling that I captured the scene well. There definitely is a sense of, "we harvest mustard, what of it?" in this shot.

I do remember now: I did have aperture priority set. Sadly it wasn't until I got to a better display back in Hyderabad that I found out that f/2.8 can be a little soft with this lens. Even sadder still I didn't find out until I got back to the states that the primary defect was with the camera's CCD calibration causing it to back-focus ever so slightly. That really made my shallow depth-of-field shots a hit-or-miss challenge.

I found out when I got to Japan that I shot better on the camera when it was like this after I had a few drinks in me :-)

 

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Harvesting Mustard Seed I

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This was one of my favorite stops that Jim and I took while we were touring Karnataka. Jim, again with his quick eye, said, "stop!" and we pulled over our vehicle and asked these ladies if we could watch what they were doing and take their picture.

It was fascinating watching them thresh the mustard seed. It still makes me wonder how much of their product ends up making overseas.

I cannot remember if I purposely set the aperture that wide or if I left the aperture priority on my camera set like a doofus. If I could go back in do it again I would have just added a touch more depth of field, either by stopping down or stepping back, so I could have got all four women in focus.

 

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June 20, 2005

Fields of Karnataka - Boys of the Field

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LensTameron SP 28-200mm f/2.8 @ 75mm
Shutter / Aperture1/80s / f/11
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The people in the country was so nice and friendly. It seemed that any time we stopped on the side of the road to relax or relieve ourselves that people would be smiling and waving to come and join them down in the fields.

 

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Congratulations Mimi and Michael - First Dance

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Shutter / Aperture1/60s / f/2.8
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This picture was taken at Mimi Lee and Michael Yun's wedding from last weekend. This was their first dance. Congratulations guys!

 

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June 19, 2005

Milwaukee Art Museum - Fluorescent Mystery Sculpture

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Shutter / Aperture1/[400..13]s / f/8
ISO/ Special Processing100 / 7 Combined Exposures

Last weekend I attended a wedding—a lavish, fun, entertaining wedding that makes you dread ever to have to even consider conducting one of those affairs yourself— at the Milwaukee Art Museum. I had been taking pictures all weekend of the various wedding proceedings (pictures on that later!) and this shot was from the wedding reception that was held at the Milwaukee Art Museum, to which I had never been before.

I figured that since it was getting late and receptions tend to be romantic darkly lit affairs I had better bring my table-top miniature tripod. I got no further than five steps out of the elevator when I spotted this sculpture. I put the tripod on the floor and took a series of pictures bracketed around the in-camera center-weighted meter but I wasn't happy with any of them: either the highlights were blown or the background was too dark. There was just too much exposure latitude to cover. Then it dawned on me, "hey, why not try out mixing multiple exposures?"

So, that's what I did. This is seven exposures from -3 EV to +3 EV. I wasn't quite happy with the first mix I put together so I also (tediously) created a mask for the lights, reduced saturation in spots and brought up the background. I hope you find the result interesting.

Just about the only thing that I am not pleased with is that I did not record the name of this piece of art! I've searched extensively on the web and on the MAM collection page but to no avail. So, here's the deal: if any of you should find the name of this piece of art before I do I'll send you a signed 8x10 in print of it.

 

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