Your Pictures: January 2012

 

Begin the new year by seeking inspiration from simple and haunting images of various trees across India made by Better Photography readers in the January 2012 issue

Autumn Leaves

Anirban Ghatak, Mumbai
“I was shooting close-ups of dried leaves at Powai Lake, Mumbai. When I looked up, I saw the sun flaring nicely through the trees. This created a stark contrast, which made the photo for me.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Nikon D5000
Lens: Nikkor AF-S DX 18–55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
Aperture:
f/22
Shutterspeed:
1/15sec
ISO:
1000

“I was shooting close-ups of dried leaves at Powai Lake, Mumbai. When I looked up, I saw the sun flaring nicely through the trees. This created a stark contrast, which made the photo for me.” Photograph/Anirban Ghatak

“I was shooting close-ups of dried leaves at Powai Lake, Mumbai. When I looked up, I saw the sun flaring nicely through the trees. This created a stark contrast, which made the photo for me.” Photograph/Anirban Ghatak

Veins Through the Sky

Vimal V P,  Texas, USA
“While shooting the image, I adjusted the White Balance settings to enhance the vivid red tones. It gave the impression of veins running through the sky.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18–55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Aperture:
f/7.1
Shutterspeed:
1/3200sec
ISO:
200

"While shooting the image, I adjusted the White Balance settings to enhance the vivid red tones. It gave the impression of veins running through the sky.” Photograph/Vimal V P

"While shooting the image, I adjusted the White Balance settings to enhance the vivid red tones. It gave the impression of veins running through the sky.” Photograph/Vimal V P

Foggy Dreams

Saptarshi Chatterjee, Kolkata
“I shot this image on my way to Patnitop, Jammu and Kashmir. While climbing along the mountainside, I felt like I had driven into the clouds. I watched distant objects and trees being engulfed by the fog giving the scene a dream-like look.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Sony Cyber-shotDSC-T10
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutterspeed:
1/200sec
ISO:
125

“I shot this image on my way to Patnitop, Jammu and Kashmir. While climbing along the mountainside, I felt like I had driven into the clouds. I watched distant objects and trees being engulfed by the fog giving the scene a dream-like look.” Photograph/Saptarshi Chatterjee

“I shot this image on my way to Patnitop, Jammu and Kashmir. While climbing along the mountainside, I felt like I had driven into the clouds. I watched distant objects and trees being engulfed by the fog giving the scene a dream-like look.” Photograph/Saptarshi Chatterjee

Lost in the Mist

Nilesh J Bhange, Indore
“One early morning near Shanti Stupa, Darjeeling, I found a few trees looming overhead and fading away in the cold mist. I selected an angle that helped me portray the height of the trees.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Canon EOS 400D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18–55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Aperture:
f/5.6
Shutterspeed:
1/40sec
ISO:
100

“One early morning near Shanti Stupa, Darjeeling, I found a few trees looming overhead and fading away in the cold mist. I selected an angle that helped me portray the height of the trees.” Photograph/Nilesh J Bhange

“One early morning near Shanti Stupa, Darjeeling, I found a few trees looming overhead and fading away in the cold mist. I selected an angle that helped me portray the height of the trees.” Photograph/Nilesh J Bhange

The Haunting

Manpreet Singh, Indore
“While the trees in the scene were not barren, they had minimal foliage. So, I chose to underexpose the frame to enhance the eerie mood of the image.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Samsung ES65
Aperture: f/8.9
Shutterspeed:
1/2000sec
ISO:
100

“While the trees in the scene were not barren, they had minimal foliage. So, I chose to underexpose the frame to enhance the eerie mood of the image.” Photograph/Manpreet Singh

“While the trees in the scene were not barren, they had minimal foliage. So, I chose to underexpose the frame to enhance the eerie mood of the image.” Photograph/Manpreet Singh

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