Diary from Pittsburgh – Point of View Park

We had some amazing sunrise and sunset during July 4th Weekend. I must say after such a long time I have seen such a great sunrise. I reach the Point of View Park which is on the edge of Mt. Washington (Grandview Avenue at Sweetbriar Street) one hour prior to sunrise. I also use my GoPro to capture the sunrise on timelapse. All these images are digitally blended from multi-exposure images. I used Canon EOS 6D body, Canon EF 16-35mm 2.8L lens and Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter to capture these images.

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Some more images from this spot on some other day:

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you can see the timelapse version on my YouTube Channel:

Incredible India Series – Jal Mahal and Amer Fort, Jaipur

I started my day 2 in Jaipur with Jal Mahal. Thought of getting up early morning and get the some shots of Jal Mahal (Water Palace) during sunrise. But due to overcast weather i turned out that plan. Jal Mahal (meaning “Water Palace”) is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city.

Jal Mahal or Water Palace
Jal Mahal or Water Palace

After some good traditional local breakfast I headed to Amer Fort also popularly known as the Amer Palace. Which is located in a small town called Amer. The aesthetic ambiance of this formidable fort is seen within its walls on a four level layout plan (each with a courtyard) in a well turned out opulent palace complex built with red sandstone and marble consisting of the Diwan-e-Aam or the “Hall of Public Audience”, the Diwan-e-Khas or the “Hall of Private Audience”, the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace) or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over the water cascade within the palace.

View from Amer Fort
View from Amer Fort

From Land of Sheikhs – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Lets end up my Land of Sheikhs with Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. My travel itinerary was packed too many places to less days of stay. I pursued with the faith, sounds hilarious, but believe me Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a must to visit among all other places. Un doubtfully one can witness the amalgamation traditional designs with amazing modern Architectural features. It took more then three hours just to minutely observe the surrounding. In between I had taken a few shots before the sunset. I kept wondering how the place would be after sunset. My fingers were cross, waiting for it to be dark, fortunately as if my prayers are granted, it has given a quite a real night depiction.

The Main Entrance of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The Main Entrance of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

From Land of Sheikhs – Emirates Palace

Hello My friends, I am back after a long break. Hope you all are doing great. For today post I am heading again to Land of Sheikhs and Its Emirates Palace, is a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi.

Digital Blending and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque..

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I am a great fan of HDR photos and i process a lot of my photos on HDR. But from last few months I am passionate about the Digital blending. Often in the case of Night photography that we want to photograph of a scene that exceeds that of our cameras digital sensor. Your camera will give an image with either over exposed highlights or underexposed shadows. This tutorial will show you how to blend multi exposures of the same scene, one exposed for the highlights, the other exposed for the shadows. We will then use Photoshop to blend these exposures together, creating a single image containing both highlight and shadow detail .

Here is the complete workflow about Digital blending