Thursday, 13 September 2018

Mobile Landscapes

Secret Ivory Resort

Landscapes have been one of my favorites in photography after Birds and Macros. But, I have never been a great fan of mobile photography until recently.

Though I used to take some photos using my mobile with some decent outputs, never had taken it seriously, for various reasons. That changed recently, when I bought the Huawei P20 Pro with its critically acclaimed camera.

What you see here are from the phone camera, some shot in RAW and processed in Adobe Lightroom for Android.

Cottage

I found the dynamic range on that one quite good, for a small sensor in the mobile phone . It was shot early morning during the golden hours, with the sun well behind. The cottage was well in the shade. All I had to do was use the native the HDR settings and push up the shadows in the native editing tool.

Pond

Due to the recent rains in some parts of the Western Ghats, some of the water bodies that were dried up have come back to life. Not sure how long it will sustain, but why not enjoy the view while it lasts! The gentle breeze creating a nice texture in the water and reflecting the trees as a mosaic.


Valley View

While on the way to Kallatti village in the Nilgiris, just stopped briefly in a place called Sholar. The valley view from there was way different from the common scenes of the Ooty that most tourists would have seen.

Lake - RAW

There was a lake somewhere near a dam and the evening hours brought out some incredible colours of the water and the landscape. This was shot in RAW and converted to JPEG.

Lake - JPEG

Yeah, exactly the same scene, but this one is the JPEG right out of the phone camera. The colours are more saturated and vibrant. Cannot say that the colours are true or accurate, but I guess it looks livelier nevertheless!

Old Lighthouse - Pondicherry

How does the camera do in low light situations? Well this was one of the biggest selling points of the phone, and it lived up to the hype - mostly, I would say.

That's a regular weekend at the Pondicherry beach. The place is always full of life and relaxation. A distant away from the hurried life!


Gandhi Memorial - Pondicherry

Another landmark at the Pondicherry beach is the Gandhi Statue.

Panoramic City View

For most of the times I found myself shooting a panorama shot and this is one such shot from my work place. After weeks of gloomy weather the sky opened up to the blue hue and I did not hesitate to make use of the it.

The regular view

May not be exactly a postcard view, but that is one picture that is etched into my mind. This is the one I wake up to everyday and I wish it remains!

My outlook of the mobile photography changed completely with these photos. What do you think?


One Panoramic View - 3 states!

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