Mists in Janakpur

2012-01 Missing photos

I promised photos yesterday but didn’t deliver because of an arbitrary problem with the internet. further serious issues with the internet – not sure what’s going on – but here are a few of the shots from this week in any case….

A white face is such a rarity here in Janakpur – I’m constantly followed by gangs of local kids
Mists in Janakpur
Fog closing down the near sight visions – people creep suspiciously through the mists
Long distance Rickshaw - Mahotari
Rickshaw cyclists travel for miles out to the sticks – one of the only forms of transport alongside oxcart and infrequent public buses
Buffalo Janakpur
One of the most prized possesions of the Janakpur family. They’re not cheap – weighing in at around £500 – which in Local terms is an absolute fortune.
A local farmer in the villages of Mahotari – the adjacent district to Janakpur (Dhanusha district)

6 thoughts on “2012-01 Missing photos”

  1. Ok. Can I ask you a technical question about the cow? What kind of settings did you take that on? I am such a beginner…


    1. Sure thing Soph. It was taken on 5d Mark 2 – Aperture priority mode – f5.7 focal length 210mm – 5.5m distant from subject – I always shoot in Raw and then post-process to JPEG. This information is from the “metadata” of the Raw camera file (.CR2). What camera are you using btw?


      1. It’s a CANON 500D. Some of my blog photos are from my phone though when necessary. What are the benefits of shooting on raw and then post processing? Do you have any lens filters?


  2. RAW means that you preserve the original data that your camera takes in when you take a photo. A JPEG is a Lossy data file which gets converted from the original capture data. If you dont shoot in RAW then you cant get this data back as it is permenantly lost. Depending on what you’re doing this may or not be a problem. RAW files are themselves no use until you convert them to JPEG. But at the postprocessing stage they have a great dynamic range in terms of what you can do with them while still maintaining quality. JPEGs on the other hand are processed immediately cameras on-board settings ( whatever you have selected)…. The advantage of this is that the camera to see photos which are immediately ready and look quite good both on the camera and on your computer when opening. RAW files require postprocessing as they cannot be displayed without special software. most professionals user workflow which involves software which can handle RAW files and then convert to a given file type (normally JPEG)…. for you I would suggest looking strongly moving into raw as this will radically improve your options in the post processing department and will teach you the value of the settings which you are plugging in when taking photos…. You may also be held to salvage many shots which if were taken and registered solely as JPEG would have had to have been binned…. Does this answer the question?


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