seemantad @seemantad
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"Streaks of fire" This is my first picture in Seattle that I am posting after moving here. Also, it's a new camera body, the Canon 5D Mark IV :) This weekend the weather was much kinder than last weekend so I went downtown to photograph this impressive building. The inside is equally impressive. I took some mandatory car streak pictures once the sun had set. All in all, I had fun with this place and with my new camera. More pictures coming soon 馃槈#mycanonstory #seattlephotographer #seattlepubliclibrary #canonusa #canonfanphoto Taken with Canon 5D Mark IV / EF 16-35 F/4L IS USM. 5s, F/4.5, ISO 100 @ 16mm.
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"Tidepool sunset" This was taken quite sometime ago, back when I was still in San Diego. The beach in San Diego was just under 15 mins drive and I enjoyed going up to La Jolla to spend time shooting or just soaking up the ocean vistas there. This image is a blend of two images, one for the sky and another for the foreground. Both the silhouette of the person and the airplane are real and were actually present when the photos were taken. They are not photoshopped in to the image after the fact. I really got lucky with these shots to have both the airplane and person at the same time. I have a similar photo posted at these potholes but that was taken after sunset and is a long exposure. #mycanonstory #seattlephotographer #canonusa #canonfanphoto #goldenhour Canon 6D / 16-35mm F/4L USM IS
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"Expanding Universe" Shot with Canon EOS 6D / Rokinon 14mm F/2.8 #seattlephotographer #nightphotography #astrophotography #canonusa #bristlecone
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"So close, yet so far" Taken during my second visit to the Point Reyes Lighthouse. The lighthouse itself was closed to visitors but it was accessible up to a point beyond which the gate was closed. #mycanonstory #seattlephotographer #canonusa #pointreyes #lighthousepoint
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"Alma de Bandone贸n" I went on a 3 week long vacation in Taiwan during the summer of 2017. Among other traveling activities, I also attended their "Marathon J" which was a tango event spanning 3 days of social dancing along with the very famous tango band, flown in from Buenos Aires, "La Juan De Arienzo". The band was not only musically rich and skilled (10 musicians - 4 bandone贸nists, 4 violinists, 1 vocalist and 1 pianist) but they were extremely good in entertaining the crowd and pleasing them. Their performance was enthralling and by the end of their performance no one was dancing and everyone was just watching them perform. I, on the other hand, was trying hard to get a decent shot of them. Attending this 3 day tango event was one of the key highlights of my trip and I still have fond memories of meeting so many kind and generous people during my trip. For those who don't know, the bandone贸s is a notoriously difficult instrument to learn. Some people say it takes about 11-15 years to become moderately good at it. It has bellows much like an accordion but the keys do not follow any sequence (like on a piano) plus the same key makes different tones depending on whether you are pushing or pulling the bellows. No wonder it is one of the most difficult instruments to master! IMAGE TYPE: SINGLE TECHNICAL DETAILS: Canon EOS 6D, Rokinon 14mm F/2.8 1/100, F/2.8, ISO1600 I used an extreme wide angle to capture the drama of not only the scene but also the tango music being played. Any tango dancer will tell you how much drama there is in tango music and the dance itself. I processed this in monochrome to maintain the dramatic feel. I also upped the clarity and used manual distortion control (rather than automatic lens correction profile) because the automatic lens profile correction was not correcting the edge distortions enough. And with the use of gradient filters I have tried to focus the attention on the bandone贸nist closest to the camera. Increased the clarity in the bellows for added effect. Overall, very simplistic processing done entirely in LR (no PS involved). #mycanonstory #tango #seattlephotographer #wideangle #concertlove
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"Paradise, found" Ever since I saw pictures of McWay falls, I have been dying to go there. Imagine my frustration when just as I was driving there, my trusty Canon 6D failed. I was too far away from the nearest city (SFO, CA) to pick up any rental gear. Luckily, I had my trusty Fuji X100T with me. I have never used my FujiX100T for landscapes before though I have used it for street photography several times before and with quite good results. I was skeptical yet hopeful. Two things remained in my mind: first was to use the in built 3 Stop ND filter in the FujiX100T to create a smooth water effect and second, to create a panorama since the FujiX100T has a fixed focal length at 35mm. So to create a dramatic wide angle landscape shot, I would have to make the shot wider and creating a panorama was the only way. I was skeptical of the result and I must admit, the FujiX100T defied my expectations in the landscape department. Sometimes the best camera is the one you have with you - I am a living example of this adage. The scene was a typical afternoon until just before sunset when the golden rays lit up the scene like it was magic. It was stunning and I can't wait to go back again there, this time with my new Canon 5DmkIV! FujiX100T, 35mm equivalent (23mm on APS-C sensor) 0.8s, F/16, ISO 200. Image made by stitching together 6 individual images. Processed in LR and PS with Lumenzia panel. #seattlephotographer #fujifilm #mcwayfalls #bigsur #longexposhots #waterfalls
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So I accepted a job offer and moved away from San Diego to Redmond, near Seattle, WA. It was a hard decision and not a single day goes by without missing my friends - both photographers and non-photographers. During my move, I decided to drive up from San Diego - mainly because it would give me a chance to explore and photograph certain places in California that I had not been able to explore before. As luck would have it, my Canon 6D failed during my trip and I had to hustle and get a rental 6D and this was taken using that rental 6D. This famous beached ship (or boat) is in Inverness, CA, a quaint, tiny town north of San Francisco, in Marin County. It lies right beside US Highway 1 and is quite popular among photographers. On this day, I came with a plan to shoot some long exposures, so imagine my delight when I find that the clouds were moving in the perfect direction, which makes them seem to emanate from right behind the boat. It was windy and cold and I didn't stay at this place for more than an hour - but I had got the shots I wanted and left a happy man, hardware failure notwithstanding. #mycanonstory Canon EOS 6D / EF 16-35mm F/4L @ 16mm 20s, F/8.0, ISO100 10 Stop ND filter #seattlephotographer #inverness #longexposure_shots #canonusa
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Another abstract shot from the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA. Went with @weegreenblobbie to shoot this iconic structure this Saturday afternoon. #architecturelover #sandiegophotographer #bnwphotography #canonusa #waltdisneyconcerthall
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Shooting the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall designed by architect Frank Gehry has been on my bucket list for quite some time. Finally, @wee@reenblobbie and I had a chance to do it today. It was also great seeing @bertlephoto and catching up while we shot pictures. This building really captivates me and with this composition I have tried to highlight its abstract design in a very minimalistic way. At first I was a little disappointed that the sky was too clear because I wanted to have some streaks of clouds within a long exposure. But now that I think about it, this composition works well without any clouds. Stay tuned for more photos of the Concert Hall. #mycanonstory #sandiegophotographer #canonusa #singleexposurephotography #abstractarchitecture Canon EOS 6D / EF 16-35mm F/4L IS USM. 1/80s, F/8, ISO 250, handheld @ 35mm.
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Last Saturday the tide was quite high during sunset - while that is a surfers paradise, it's hard for me to do any seascape photography under such conditions from the beach. It was a little tricky to find a favorable composition for my shot. Just then noticed these two girls with their hammock under the famous windandsea shack. The sun had just begun to line up on the other side. And that was it! - I set up my tripod and took the shot! At first I was not super excited about the hanging wetsuits but after I took my shot, I realized those hanging wetsuits add quite a bit of character to the composition. #mycanonstory Canon EOS 6D / EF 16-35mm F/4L IS USM. Single exposure @16mm 1/25s, F/11, ISO 400. #sandiegophotographer #canonusa #singleexposurephotography #beachlife
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Yet another photo of yesterday's epic sunset. This is a single exposure, not a blend. Taken at 0.6s, F/8, ISO 100 @ 16mm. Canon EOS 6D / EF 16-35mm F/4L IS USM. Processed in LR/PS/Lumenzia by @gregbenzphotography . #sandiegophotographer #pacificbeach #crystalpier #canonusa #singleexposurephotography
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Yesterday's magical sunset from Crystal Pier at Pacific beach. Went shooting with @weegreenblobbie . Image is a blend of 3 images at different exposures. Blended using @gregbenzphotography 's Lumenzia panel in PS. Canon EOS 6D / EF 16-35mm F/4L IS II USM. #sandiegophotographer #canonusa #pacificbeach #crystalpier #fiery
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