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View from School Roof

View from School Roof
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-06
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-07 3:48
Viewed: 3517
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday morning was bright and clear after 3 days of rain and I was able to see a snow covered range on the far north-western horizon from the roof of the school building. Normally, we don't see these mountains owing to dust haze but yesterday was exceptional.
In a city or even in a smaller town in India, it is impossible to avoid electric cables coming in the way while taking a landscape picture. When I opened this picture for editing, I noticed that a high voltage cable cut across the top of the mountains in the picture. Another couple of them marred the foreground. Nevertheless, with patience and steady hand, I cloned them off completely. Further, a great deal of PP work was required to make the picture presentable. It included removal of noise and cloning off of round shaped large black spots that have started bothering me again despite the cleaning of the camera body I got
done by a professional in Delhi.
As a result, the picture is not as crystal clear as it should be.
I'm posting an LP version of it. Please have a look at the larger post too.


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Hello Ram!
You are really a lucky man!!!Wow!!!!This view is terrific!!!!
Many congrats for the shot and for the PP that you did.The result is very good.Bravo!SO well done.TFS
Best wishes from,

其實照山是一種照靜物 很難詮釋山的雄偉 壯觀
或是偉大 冷豔 原始 野性
不過你很執著自己的認真 也照的很不錯

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-07 7:00]

Hello Ram,
The LP version of this photo is impressive. Very beautiful.
When I looked out the window of my school in the past, I saw flat pastures with ditches, cows and sheep. Just the opposite.

Hello Mr. Thakur,

Yesterday when I read your notes tht came along with the picture of the TIT, I was infact imaginging the distant snow capped mountain range seen from Jammu...

Thank you so much for sharing the real picture...


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-07 7:38]

Both this and the larger view are great to see Ram.
Your cloning work is not negatively evident and the morning lighting is great. What a view to have from your school: must be good for the soul when you are working.
Thanks for sharing this,
Best wishes,

hello Ram
beautiful Panorama picture of this moutain with great sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Respected Ram Thakur,
Beautiful picture of mountain range.It's looking truly outstanding.I watched Original version also.I like it and remind me my trip to Darjeeling.
Thanks for sharing such nice creation of mother nature.
Kind regards and respect,

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-02-07 11:21]

Hi Ram
the large version is stunning
also the posttreatment is well done
great shot

Hi Ram,
beautiful photo of mountains. Incredible view from school roof. Very good composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Ram, fashinating mountain landscape with fantastic light, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Ram
That three days of rain really cleared the air. You live in a beautiful part of the world. Amazing landscape of the mountains. Beautiful colour and light and nicely composed. I hope you thought the PP was worth it, I do.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-07 14:43]

Hi Ram,it looks like to see the Alps in my village in the very clear days of winter,beautiful large view whit a special light on the mountains and whit the trees in the shadow like a natural border,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Amazing view Ram! Great photo too! Excellent composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness.

Dear Ram,
phantastic view from your school roof, you are a lucky man to live at such an attractive place! And the picture is very clear, indeed. Well done by postwork to remove cables and wires in such a skilful way. In fact I remember having the same problems quite often during my last visit to the beautiful states of Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh in 2012, even at very remote places. On the other hand, in Austria you will have blue skies that always are totally scratched by vapour trails of aircraft, causing similarly vexing problems at the most beautiful views. Indian skies still seem to be very clear - enjoy! Anyway, we might be very lucky if other troubles of life could be cleared as successfully as removing cables or vapour trails by image postwork. Digital photography is a blessing.
With all my best wishes to you!

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