Sky Watch Friday- Kaleidoscopic Skies

by Mridula on December 27, 2013

in Canon D550,India,Photography,Sky Watch,Sunset

What do you do when you run out of pictures for sky watch? I tried to play in the backyard. I tried with the sun burst first. I was getting OK pictures but nothing that I wanted to post. If you want to click the sun burst make sure to get the sun peeping out through trees or any such medium. Use the camera in the aperture mode. Set the aperture to 22. That usually does the trick. Even if you are not using a SLR but your camera allows you to change settings this can be tried.

Sky Watch

Backyard Sky Watch!

While I was clicking the pictures Chhavi, was playing in the same park. Gradually both of us got tired and headed back home. She ran to watch a cartoon and I to the balcony to see if sunset would offer some possibilities. That is one balcony in my home that catches sunlight. So it is the favorite haunt of Chhavi and her grandfather in winters. While looking at the photo opportunities I saw her toy lying around. It was a small kaleidoscope. I saw my opportunity there to click kaleidoscopic skies!

Kaleidoscopic Skies

Kaleidoscopic Skies

I clicked many pictures but surprisingly I liked only one, the one that I have posted. I have tried this once before with blue skies but I like the sunset results better. The task for the next time is to use a different lens, this one I took with 50 mm prime. I used one of her books as a base. Both the kaleidoscope and the book have been kept away for safe use next time.

On another note I am heading out today, this time to the hills, near Shimla. I will be back on Sunday night. I am not sure of the internet connection other than my phone, so I am not lugging my heavy laptop. Looking forward to this cold trip. The accommodation is tent style so my sincere hope is that I am not going to freeze to death.

PS. This post is part of Sky Watch Friday. Do check them out, it is a super cool theme.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Preethi Venugopal December 28, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Have a wonderful trip…
Loved the first pic… Intriguing..


Defiant Princess December 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Ooo I love the second pic!!!


rupam { xhobdo } December 28, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Beautiful captures, Last pics is Awesome.


Rajesh December 28, 2013 at 10:04 am

Second picture is simply great!


Maniparna Sengupta Majumder December 28, 2013 at 5:30 am

Great idea for skywatch !


njoyeverymoment December 28, 2013 at 1:48 am

Loved ur experimet with Kaleidsocope and wish you a safe journey and an awesome trip :)


Pallavi December 27, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Both the pictures are beautiful Mri and what a creative idea for kaleidoscopic photography! All the best for Shimla and don’t freeze :)


r ramakrishnan December 27, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Amazing pictures.Photography is an art, the camera your paint brush and the whole world your canvas. Happy New Year 2014.


Lady Fi December 27, 2013 at 12:36 pm

The last shot is lovely!


Jim December 27, 2013 at 10:41 am

such a great idea for a sky shot.


Nevin December 27, 2013 at 8:14 am

Good one! And very innovative :)


Laura Hegfield December 27, 2013 at 5:59 am

The kaleidoscope photo is fantastic! It would be wonderful to share with I Heart Macro Saturday evening, if you’d like to join in. Wishing you a very happy New Year:-)


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