Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Haridwar via Ahmedabad and Vadodara

3 beautiful days with Vidi at NID - 2 days in Vadodra - 5 days in Haridwar - 2 days in Delhi!

In this trip I definitely got to know one thing that I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT EXPOSURE... as yet. Having said that I hope you still enjoy the pictures and some drawings made in Haridwar.

This was the first time that I tried my hand on TPs (transparencies), love the colors that this film can generate (Fuji Sensia 100 asa). I pushed processed all the rolls by 2 stops and just one I tried pushing 6 STOPS! Dad wasn't really happy with the whole idea but the situation was such... evening arti at the temple happens at Hari-ki-pauri right next to the Ganga temple at around 7:00 Pm with no natural light and the only light source being the burning flames from the huge arti, I could either decide to push the film or not take pictures at all. My choice was obvious :P I pushed! Discovered what this does to the film is that it turns all the blacks into deep reddish cast all over the film. Must admit I kind of like the effect. :) Other than that tried exposing the rest of the film 1/2 stop under which was a bad idea. Dust and speckles on the images are intentional as this I feel adds up to whole FILM look where the digital is just too damn clean. :P

But nevertheless had a great time taking pictures, meeting new people and some great old friends.

1st 8 pictures are the ones that are from the '6stops' pushed TP! :)