Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Munmun Goes 'Pro'!

To start New Year 2009 with a bang, I went 'pro' on Flickr! All the thanks goes to AK, and also to Yahoo! :D A Canon 40D sometime late this year, with the standard 18-55 mm lens, a zoom lens (70-300 mm) and a wide-angle 10-12 mm lens; and then I am all set to go! Going 'pro' on Flickr was something I was looking forward to since a long time - came soon enough :) Please find the 'pro' Munmun here! Note, though not 'pro' before, I had a reasonable public exposure on the mere 132 photos I have out on my profile, with a current count of 9279 views. Photography is a hobby I have generated very late, like a couple of years back, say compared to my other creative pursuits like writing (11th standard, 1999) or cooking (B Tech Final Year, 2004-05) or traveling (B Tech 3rd Year, 2003-04). Like all of these creative pastimes, I found it inexplicably captivating. I want to nurture on this hobby more, possibly increase my exposure, hone my skills (I still consider myself an amateur-to-intermediate photographer) and thereby cherish my all-time love of Art.

The pic you see above is taken at the Monterrey Bay, in California during by new year visit to San Jose. It is a very pretty place, I am referring to 17 mile drive there. The drive is also very pleasant, beautiful and the Pacific shores are marvellously serene. Strongly recommended on your next pleasure trip!

The interesting thing about the pic is that no editing was done on the pic, not even cropping; fresh out of the camera memory card. The colors of the sky you see are the natural sunset colors. I also love the composition of the pic; the silhouetted foreground comprising the trees and little hills give a great sense of mystery to the pic.

Wait and watch. More of photography to come shortly!


Ankit said...

This is a great picture! :)

Munmun said...

@ ankit
Thanks, glad you liked it!