The X100 in the Nilgiris (Hills in the south of India)

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Boid, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    A quick weekend getaway to a tea estate nestled in the Nilgiris in the South of India with the X100, resulted in a few landscape pictures taken at different times of the day. Also met Moby (a charming Alsatian) and played catch for what seems like about 16 hours straight.

    Got up at 5:30AM and froze my butt off to take these pics. Deeply regretted buying the X100 which makes me do things like this. (Shot in RAW)



    Out pops the sun (Shot in RAW)


    Hand held pano (JPG, edited Levels)


    This pano was on a monopod (JPG SOOC, size reduced)


    Temple door (JPG SOOC, size reduced)


    Here's Moby and his stone. I dare anyone to say no to that face! (JPG, levels adj.)


    The dry Mudumalai forest at the foothils (JPG, levels adjusted, created multiple layers and adjusted tones)

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  2. Julien

    Julien Top Veteran

    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    Some of those landscape shots are absolutely superb!
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  3. thekeddi

    thekeddi Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Brilliant photos!!!! Love the puppy :)
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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Wonderful pre-dawn shots.
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  5. Absolutely adore those shots over the hills, with the mist lying low in the valleys. Just stunning. Makes me want to go. NOW.
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  6. Jules

    Jules Regular

    Feb 3, 2012
    Bremer Valley, Australia
    Great work overall, but those first two images are simply stunning!
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  7. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Beautiful images, 2 and 4 being my favourites :) Stunning scenery.
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  8. Xuereb

    Xuereb Veteran

    Nov 5, 2010
    W. Australia
    Boid, breathtaking & beautiful! For a few years now I have fantasised about retiring there. These pictures have me set on visiting to find a cottage or patch as soon as possible.
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  9. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Great shots! My favourites are #2 for the wonderful, wonderful green tones, and #4 for the composition, I like how it's framed by trees on either side.
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  10. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Sue, come on over!
  11. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    If it weren't for random frogs crawling out from inside the toilet bowl, I wouldn't have come back to civilization at all!
  12. Regular

    Feb 7, 2012
    amazing place!
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  13. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Holy crap, those are amazing photos, the landscapes are simply amazing.
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  14. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Superb shots! India is such a magical and diverse place for photography, if not the easiest country to travel in. I would go back there in a heartbeat (with a camera or three of course!).
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  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    The first, the doors and Moby are my faves. Great shot!
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  16. snkenai

    snkenai All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    For my part, I'm glad you bought the X100! Other wise we would maybe, not have enjoyed the wonderful views.
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  17. David_Manning

    David_Manning Regular

    Aug 23, 2011
    Aledo, Texas
    Great pictures. The X100 is a great travel companion.
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