Good Bye 2016

Drifting Away Towards Fog

Last photo for 2016 and marks the end of my 365 days photo project. I basically posted one photo everyday for the year of 2016. I initially thought it wasn’t possible, but did it anyway.

Just when I try to leave 2016 on a good note, I read this quote, “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” ― Henri Cartier-Bresson

……and I’ve just reached 365 photos. Gotta go a long way still, and I hope it’ll be worth it in the end.

Thank you for supporting my work, even in a small way!

 

Learning to Choose Influence

It's 6:25 AM in the morning. It's been more than a year I haven't written anything this early. I used to write during the time when writing was my main focus. My focus has shifted from writing to photography since then. One thing I've realized during this transition is that influence matters a lot. When…

Doing Lots of Different Things

I have been going through lots of change in my life right now. I've grown past my old self. Writing was very important goal for me some years ago. It still is, but other interests like photography and film-making is taking over it. There's always a change in perspective and interests in life. If not,…

Plan in the Moment

For the past couple of years, I've been making plans on a whim. I don't plan ahead. I plan in the moment. As for productivity, it's not a good behaviour. It's good to plan everything before. But for living your life, I think it's good to just go with the flow. Yesterday, I had no…

How I Made Whispering The Moon Image

I was not sure what to post on the sixth day of my photo project. I was going through my photo feed on VSCO, and I saw an image I took in Khokana.

I took it some months ago while I was visiting the place with my friends.

Whispering the Moon

I was not sure how to edit, so I thought of converting it to black and white first through the VSCO app.

Processed with VSCOcam with x1 preset

After that, I played with different tools to make it darker and more visually interesting.

Processed with VSCOcam with x1 preset

Gave it some finishing touch in the end.

Processed with VSCOcam with b1 preset

I was not satisfied with the image, I wanted to add something. So I went ahead to the tangent app and added a round shape in the original image.

Whispering the Moon 5

I didn’t like the shape. Went ahead with another one.

Whispering the Moon 6

Loved this shape. The middle point was in the person standing in the middle of the ground. It made it look visually satisfying.

After that, all I needed to do was convert into black and white similar to the one that I did in the beginning and then add moon to the background. I was inspired to add props–moon–in the image by reading this interview of Jill Emmer.

Here’s the final image:

Whispering the Moon

I hope you found this post helpful.

There’s only one thing that I regret. Not taking a screencast of all the process. I could have made a video walking through exactly what I did.

If you liked this image, I post them regularly on my Instagram. And also on my Facebook page and Facebook account.

Here’s the list of apps I used to edit this image:

  1. VSCO App
  2. VSCO Film for Lightroom
  3. Tangent App
  4. Adobe Photoshop CC
  5. Adobe Lightroom 5

 

Write Anyway

I clicked on write a new post some time ago, and closed that window because I didn't want to write anything. I want to, but I can't. After sometime, I was like, "I don't want to write, but let's write anyway." It's like there's something stopping me from writing. Maybe my fear of writing a…

Getting Published on VSCO Collection

Today morning I woke up with a notification from VSCO. It read, "Your image has been published to VSCO collection". I was happy. It made my morning. But this is not the first time my image has been selected by VSCO. This is the third time my image was selected for the VSCO collection. I have…