Devastating Cyclone hits Coastal India

posted on 12th of october, 2013

A devastating cyclone, named as Phailin, has hit the east coast of India this evening at a speed of 220kmph. The storm will stay for 6-12 hours more with utmost severity. Mainly impacted states are Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. I cannot imagine the current condition of local people. I used to work at both the states and left less than a year ago.

There was deep depression through out the state for past two days and it was raining heavily. The eye of the storm made landfall at Gopalpur today. This is a most famous tourist spot because of its beauty and serenity. I clicked this fisherman's photo at Gopalpur beach during a photographic expedition. They had their slum just 200mts away from the sea. The nuisance has surely demolished their huts by...

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Posted by Mangalika on October 14, 2013
All thanks to God and Govt that my friends are safe and good! Apart from property loss there is not much news about death. Even 18 fishermen got stuck in mid sea as oil was finished in their boat. Army has rescued all of them too! A big bow to Govt and rescue teams...A very good example, established.
Posted by Jdanne on October 14, 2013
I hope that people there get all the support they need to overcome this disaster.
Posted by Egomezta on October 14, 2013
I hope everything solves fine to the people of India and southern Asia.

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50mm - a magic lens!

posted on 19th of october, 2013

They say Kit lens is the beginner's lens. True it is. But I started my DSLR photography with a 50mm prime and since then I am madly in love with my magic lens! In fact I still do not own any kit lens! :D
You can do thousands of experiments with this much lighter weapon!

The focal length is almost close to the perception of human eye. It covers the whole zone as your eye can see at once. Makes the picture more real. I never forget this tiny wonder when I go for street photography. Just apt for people and portrait. When I was a beginner my seniors advised me to start with 50mm. Since there is no way to zoom in/out it develops a good sense of framing and composition.

With the aperture range starting from f/1.4 it works super in low light...

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Posted by Qiwoman01 on June 19, 2016
Great article, thanks! I experimented today with two lenses, took the same shot with kit lens and 50mm prime. The prime shots were sharp as a tack, what a difference!
Posted by Mangalika on January 08, 2014
You got a f/1.8 photo accepted in DT? Whoa! The photo is good
Posted by Matthiase on January 07, 2014
I use the Nikkor 50 mm F/1.8, love it=)
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