The Pamban Bridge ( Tamil: பாம்பன் பாலம்), is a cantilever bridge on the Palk Strait which connects the town of Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India. The bridge refers to both the road bridge and the cantilever railway bridge, though primarily it means the latter. Opened in 1914, it was India’s first sea bridge, and was the longest sea bridge in India till 2010. The rail bridge is for the most part, a conventional bridge resting on concrete piers, but has a double leaf bascule section midway, which can be raised to let ships and barges pass through. On 24 February 2014, the Pamban Bridge marked its 100th anniversary. – Pamban Bridge – Wikipedia
Pictures were taken using Nikon D810, Program Mode, 5 Shots Bracketed stitched with PhotoMatix Pro.
Location: Umm Suqeim Beach – Dubai
I was trying to take one High dynamic range (HDR) image using my Olympus e500 camera. Since there was not many options for bracketing I used manual methods to get different exposure of the same location. I had to use the stand so that the images were looking the same.
After that I used Photomatix to create the HDR image using tone mapped technique. The picture has come out well but long way to go when I compare to other professional HDR images 😉
Finally I bought Flash FL-50 for my Olympus E-500 camera. Some highlights of the flash
- TTL auto, auto, and manual modes can be set.
- Bounce and swivel head.
- Usual synchronisation speed is 1/180 sec.
- Super FP Mode up to 1/4000s
- Built-in diffuser can be used to obtain wide-angle coverage at an 8mm focal length (equivalent to 16mm on a 35mm camera).
- AF lamp to extend the reach of the camera’s AF system from 6m to 10m.
- Red-eye reduction, slow synchronisation and second curtain synchronisation.
- Flash coverage is automatically adjusted in several steps to correspond to the image area when zooming
The high-powered FL-50 electronic flash has been developed especially for use with digital cameras. Various adjustment modes, high speed synchronisation and a large range of accessories make the FL-50 a creative working tool for the Olympus E-System user. The FL-50 includes a newly-developed super FP mode. Unlike conventional flash systems that close the aperture down to provide synchronisation at faster shutter speeds, the Super FP activates the flash from the moment the shutter opens until it is fully closed so the fill-flash can be used in the brightest situations and stop action at the highest speeds. Synchronisation across the entire shutter speed range is possible even up to 1/4000 sec.
The FL-50 provides GN28 at a 12mm focal length (equivalent to 24mm on a 35mm camera; ISO 100) and GN50 at 42mm focal length (equivalent to 85mm on a 35mm camera; ISO 100).