Your Pictures: August 2011

 

A collection of silhouette portraiture showcased in the August 2011 issue of Better Photography.

Everyday Heroes

Jashim Salam, Chittagong, Bangladesh
“I was shooting around Chittagong when a firebroke out in one ofthe factories. I tried to capture the firefightersat work, without the by standers in the frame. It was a challenging shot because of the smoke, heat and debris.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Canon EOS 40D
Aperture:
f/16
Shutterspeed:
1/500sec
ISO:
800

“I was shooting around Chittagong when a fire broke out in one of the factories. I tried to capture the firefighters at work, without the bystanders in the frame. It was a challenging shot because of the smoke, heat and debris.” Photograph/Jashim Salam

“I was shooting around Chittagong when a fire broke out in one of the factories. I tried to capture the firefighters at work, without the bystanders in the frame. It was a challenging shot because of the smoke, heat and debris.” Photograph/Jashim Salam

The Classic Silhouette

Kunal Rajput, New Delhi
“I had just begun photography and wanted to try shooting silhouettes. I spotted two women carrying dry cow dung. I tried to shoot the image in a manner that made the women look superimposed on each other.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Nikon COOLPIX E5400
Aperture:
f/6.4
Shutterspeed:
1/40000sec
ISO:
50

“I had just begun photography and wanted to try shooting silhouettes. I spotted two women carrying dry cowdung. I tried to shoot the image in a manner that made the women look superimposed on each other.” Photograph/Kunal Rajput

“I had just begun photography and wanted to try shooting silhouettes. I spotted two women carrying dry cowdung. I tried to shoot the image in a manner that made the women look superimposed on each other.” Photograph/Kunal Rajput

Music Inspires

Ashwini Mohan, Chennai
“The golden rays hitting the window of my room gave me the perfect opportunity to capture this backlit self portrait. The image was inspired by a simple quote—“those who danced were thought to be quite foolish by those who could not hear the music.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Canon EOS 1000D
Aperture:
f/8
Shutterspeed:
1/6sec
ISO:
1600

“The golden rays hitting the window of my room gave me the perfect opportunity to capture this backlit self portrait. The image was inspired by a simple quote—“those who danced were thought to be quite foolish by those who could not hear the music.” Photograph/Ashwini Mohan

“The golden rays hitting the window of my room gave me the perfect opportunity to capture this backlit self portrait. The image was inspired by a simple quote—“those who danced were thought to be quite foolish by those who could not hear the music.” Photograph/Ashwini Mohan

Man Vs The Wild

Viraj Kulkarni, Pune
“This image was shot at a construction site. Everything about this building—from the columns to the composition of materials, contains centuries of human thought and effort. This picture represents the triumph of man’s engineering over nature’s might.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Nikon D5000
Aperture:
f/5.6
Shutterspeed:
1/1250sec
ISO:
200

 

“This image was shot at a construction site. Everything about this building—from the columns to the composition of materials, contains centuries of human thought and effort. This picture represents the triumph of man’s engineering over nature’s might.” Photograph/Viraj Kulkarni

“This image was shot at a construction site. Everything about this building—from the columns to the composition of materials, contains centuries of human thought and effort. This picture represents the triumph of man’s engineering over nature’s might.” Photograph/Viraj Kulkarni

Reaching forthe Sky

Kishore Kumar
“I shot this image at Peermedu near Kumuly, Kerala. My friend was running towards me and jumping. Instinctively, I sat down and captured this moment. Some other friends in the background also added to the mood of the image. It was a great experience taking such a photograph.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Canon EOS 1000D
Aperture:
f/22
Shutterspeed:
1/640sec
ISO:
400

“I shot this image at Peermedu near Kumuly, Kerala. My friend was running towards me and jumping. Instinctively, I sat down and captured this moment. Some other friends in the background also added to the mood of the image. It was a great experience taking such a photograph.” Photograph/Kishore Kumar

“I shot this image at Peermedu near Kumuly, Kerala. My friend was running towards me and jumping. Instinctively, I sat down and captured this moment. Some other friends in the background also added to the mood of the image. It was a great experience taking such a photograph.” Photograph/Kishore Kumar

Sunset at the Sand Dunes

Dr Harsh Wardhan, New Delhi
“The sand dunes around Jaisalmer, Rajasthan are brilliant and magical. Though the terrain and climate can be harsh at times, the colours of the environment and the people make it a great place to explore travel photography.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Canon EOS 30D
Aperture:
f/6.3
Shutterspeed:
1/100sec
ISO:
100

 

“The sand dunes around Jaisalmer, Rajasthan are brilliant and magical. Though the terrain and climate can be harsh at times, the colours of the environment and the people make it a great place to explore travel photography.” Photograph/Dr Harsh Wardhan

“The sand dunes around Jaisalmer, Rajasthan are brilliant and magical. Though the terrain and climate can be harsh at times, the colours of the environment and the people make it a great place to explore travel photography.” Photograph/Dr Harsh Wardhan

Not in the Mood or Football

Krupali Raiyani, Mumbai
“While holidaying in Panchgani, Maharashtra, I saw this boy running towards the two cycles that were parked next to an abandoned football goal post. Due to the simplicity of the composition, I felt that it would make a really effective frame.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Nikon D80
Lens:
Nikkor AF-S18–135mm f/3.5-5.6G
Aperture:
f/5.6
Shutterspeed:
1/1000sec
ISO:
400

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Dadar (West), Mumbai – 400028, India.

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