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Farmhouse Vasai – Sea View Restaurant

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Farmhouse Vasai

Farmhouse Vasai is one of the best sea-view restaurants in Mumbai. The rooftop restaurant has beautiful views of the sea, great music and food. The name would suggest that the restaurant nestles inside a farm. But Farmhouse Sea n Sand is in a modest building near the boat yard in Pachu Bandar. Patrons get nice views of Vasai Creek and Arabian Sea. …

Queen of the Night

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Queen of the Night
Queen of the Night blooms at night. By next day morning, the flower would have withered. Furthermore,  the flowers bloom only once a year. The short life means that the flowers cannot be photographed if one is not ready at the right time.

When a Queen of the Night started to open in my garden, I kept a watch. At around 10 at night, the petals had opened up. But the light was low and I could hardly make out the flower in the darkness.

A flash did not produce the desired result. I then used an LED light. It was directed upwards at the flower. Exposure was f/4.5 at 1/50 sec. ISO rating was 400. Subject distance was 380 mm.  I made several shots and then photomerged them together in Photoshop.

Impression

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Impression
I was riding my Honda Activa a few days back in Vasai. It was late evening and darkness was falling. Although the   monsoon season was coming to a close, there were some clouds low in the sky. The sky had taken on an orange shade.

It was a good photo opportunity which could not be passed by. The aperture was at f/6.3 at a focal length of 18 mm. To get sharpness all over the image was a challenge. I decided to focus on different areas in the scene and later merge them together in Photoshop. I merged eight different shots and here is the end product.

To merge photos, open all the images in Photoshop. Then select File>Automate>Photomerge  (more on this in a separate post).

 

Serenity

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Serenity
I took this shot on a December morning when the the sun was still below the horizon. I had aimed the camera to the east. The horizon and sky had gone into deep blue for a while. This lasted only for about half an hour. This is the blue hour which is experienced before sunrise and after sunset. You can find out your blue hour by visiting BlueHourSite.

The location was the salt pans in Vasai, Maharashtra. The lines formed by boundaries of the salt pans helped in composition. The eyes are drawn to the tree line and mountains farther beyond. This creates a depth to the image.

I had the aperture at f/4.8 and shutter speed was at 1/125 sec. The camera was hand held and the high shutter speed ensured that there was no blur. Focal length was at 17,4 mm to get a wide angle view. You can view the photo on my Flickr page.

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