Thursday, January 01, 2009


Statue in front of Victoria Memorial
The lion statue at the entrance of the Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta. In retrospective, I guess adding a small portion of out-of-focus background structure would have been better. Rather, I would try to do that in my photoshop.

Victoria Memorial Hall
The victoria memorial hall is one of the widely photographed monument of Calcutta. More of its history can be found on web. Since, our group was carrying plastic bags which are banned inside the premise, I had to wait outside. This photograph was taken from the entry fence by an 18-55 lens. The idea was to take it in full glory mimicking the usual post card photos. A little bit of photoshopping had to be done to straighten and sharpen the image. The original image is cropped to place the monument symmetrically over the domain.

Saint John Paul Cathedral
The cathedral is just behind the Birla Planetorium. Due to space problem, I couldnt capture the whole structure in my second image which might have included unwarranted things. There is converging vertical problem in both the images (more pronounced in the first one). My lens is a trypical 18-55 kit lens. Is their any cheap alternative to correct this kind of problem ?

Birla Planetorium


This photo taken at the entrance of the beach is photoshopped with the view to bisect the domain into two parts symmetrically placed about the horizon. This is one of the best beaches in Andaman (others being relatively crowded). You can even see the remnants of tsunami effect in the form of trunks of uprooted trees lying on the beach till now. 

All the photos are taken at Wandoor Beach, Andaman.


The above image taken at the lawn of Celullar Jail, Port Blair. A little bit of photoshopping is done to add creepy effects. 

The Cellular Jail is constructued in a star fish manner with the structure at the top right at the center of the jail. All together there are 6 arms. This is a side view of one of them.

Another arm.

A front view of one of the arm. 

Atop one of the arm. I have tried to over saturate the color to enhance the green effect but it seems with my photoshopping abilities, the sky color is degenerating fast. Ideally, I would like to over saturate this one to make sky deep blue and vegetation deep green to give a grotesque feel. I will come back to this one again once I get my hands dirty on gimp.

A view of Port Blair evening from the top of Cellular Jail.