Dr V G Mohanan Nair, APSA  

Himalayan view from Kausani by Dr V G Mohanan Nair, APSA

March 2019 - Himalayan view from Kausani

March 2019 - Dr V G Mohanan Nair, APSA


About the Image(s)

This image was taken during the 5th Himalayan Landscape Photography Workshop held at Kausani last week. This was the view from my resort room. It was shot using my Samsung Galaxy S9 mobile.

The exposure details are - F-stop = f/2.4, 1/389 sec, ISO-50, focal length -4mm, Center weighted average metering mode. The image was edited in mobile using Snapseed program. After initial adjustments, I used the 30% HDR and Drama2 options in Snapseed. Finally the image was resized
in photoshop.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
This shows an excellent selection of near, mid and far interest. I like the person and red roofed building. Maybe the red is too distracting from the rest and could be dodged, but that is a nit. Best image in the month of good images.   Posted: 03/10/2019 16:40:18

Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
I think that this is an incredibly powerful image. I feel that the elements like the people in the forefront, red roof, blue mist in the mid range etc. really help define the depth of the image. I can not believe the transformation from the original to the final using a mobile program. GREAT image! Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 03/13/2019 09:53:35
Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Thank you. It is the 'Snapseed'program   Posted: 03/13/2019 12:02:58

Kathleen Sims   Kathleen Sims
WOW...this came from a mobile phone. The detail in the mountains and tonal range is spectacular. Your post processing is outstanding. I liked the building with the red roof that adds just enough snap for impact to an already grand landscape image.   Posted: 03/15/2019 14:59:53

Joan Funk   Joan Funk
You did a great job of bringing the image out of darkness in the lower half and giving it great color throughout. The mountains in the background are spectacular, and the village in the foreground makes it even better, especially with the red roof that enhances it.

I would crop out the 1/2 people on the far left. The image is a little too HDR'd and Drama'd for me. I'd prefer it cut back a little.   Posted: 03/20/2019 08:06:35

Bogdan Bricelj   Bogdan Bricelj
It's really hard to believe this photo has been captured by a mobile.

Lightning conditions were very hard. It seems HDR processing has left some bad points: unreal colors, blurred forest on the right and noise on the sky.

The people in front are distraction for me. Not just that half. Also the second looking out of photo.   Posted: 03/23/2019 16:08:02