Early morning in Lalbagh

So as part of the weekend photoshoot series, I visited Lalbagh today.

Over the past several weeks I realized the importance of aperture in the photos and I felt that a full manual mode gives me a lot of control over my images when compared to any other modes. So my intention this time was to try the full manual mode.

Now full manual mode comes with its own set of warnings. While you have a lot of control over your images, you need to be extremely careful on a per-image basis what the various settings need to be. To add to the difficulty it is the monsoon time and the sky is cloudy, so there is less light.

So the early part of my walk I was clicking flower macros using the 70-300 telephoto at the 300mm end, and towards the end I used the 18-55 lens to click a few landscapes.

Here are a few pics:

Full set here:


  1. hi, your pictures are too good. specially the portrait pics.

    i have purchased a canon powershot sx240 HS, although its not a DSLR it does give me full manual options.

    what is the best aperture to get portrait pics like the ones above???
    my camera has a aperture of 3.5 to 6.8
    can i get good shallow depth of field images with my camera???

    and what shutter speed should i keep while taking portrait pics.

  2. I like the first one and the last one most ! Well, what are the names of this flowers?

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