The ideal shots of an idle fellow (#3 of 52)

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    The idea was to get some cool bokeh's when I started clicking this laughing Buddha but it turned into a really fun clicking session with the book providing a great prop up to this really wonderful doll.

    I am finding that the 'Project 52' does help me a lot to look around the house for subjects and this Buddha was 'discovered' during one such search.

    Michael_Aaron and Heniusia added this photo to their favorites.

    1. rajeshbalan/off for a while 62 months ago | reply

      Is this shot a result of the idle thoughts? Then great, remain idle as long as possible.

    2. Heniusia 62 months ago | reply

      A delightful picture Nagesh, I love this kind of simple direct artwork.
      The bokeh is fantastic .You are so very talented!

    3. ☆Mi☺Λmor☆ 62 months ago | reply

      haha what a nice book :) good shot

    4. Mind's Peephole (is B.A.C.K ... \m/) 62 months ago | reply

      I was waiting for the next pic in this series and I must say this pic is worth the wait. Some obsevations from me:

      1. Beautiful colours -- Golden buddha, green bokeh and and a bluish green book cover.

      2. Laughing buddha and the book title -- match well. Well matched, Nagesh!

      3. I am somehow not convinced about the way the book is placed in the photo. The book does not have a standalone charm like the buddha and the placement to me feels like a caption on a photo.

      What if the book was placed diagonally, with the Buddha rest on its far end? Just trying to imagine. Please correct me if I am wrong.

      My best wishes for Project 52. You will measure your success when this mission is accomplished!

    5. Fountain_Head 62 months ago | reply

      @Gayathri: First & foremost, thanks a lot for your encouragement. Your idea inspired me to shoot the 'Project 52' and I have also started one photo blog for sharing my experiences. (The 'release' will happen soon for this blog!!! I will be sending it first to you for any enhancement suggestions before releasing :-) )

      I perfectly agree with you on the placement of the book. One of the shots that I tried was placing the book in a semi-diagonal way (If something like that exists) but the problem of DOF came into picture. I was so lazy to go and pick my tripod and so I had to be satisfied with this placement.

      (I am planning on posting in that blog the pictures that were considered for this week's 'Project 52' and why they did not make it.....)

    6. கார்த்திக் / Karthikz 62 months ago | reply

      I agree with Gayathri on the placement of the book, it kind of makes this image a little flat, may be you could have used it in a different way. Is the frame slightly tilted?

    7. maribhar 62 months ago | reply

      really a hefty laugh...

    8. காவியம் Kaaviyam Photography 62 months ago | reply

      Lovely bokeh....golden laugh!! :)

    9. pramodmamidi2 62 months ago | reply

      Good one Nagesh. Love those laughing Buddhas.

    10. Minu M 62 months ago | reply

      Yu cud hav put the book on a table to the left of the laughin' buddha in an axis that de focus is perfect. That way u cud hav related de title of de book with de subject, n cud hv also got bokeh. :)

      i js thot tis way!! :)

    11. Fountain_Head 62 months ago | reply

      @Minu: Thanks a lot for the suggestion. I greatly appreciate feedback like these. Will keep that in mind when I try my next tabletop shot.

    12. Vishnu Vardhan 62 months ago | reply

      almost everyone suggested a lot of improvements. mostly on placement of properties.

      (how about this concept? just showing the head popping out and a part of the book? it will create a curiosity to stare more time on this picture to know about the idea. Here the budhha is shown fully and so it suppressed more possibilities on imagining)

    13. . : : v i S H a l : : . 62 months ago | reply

      Looks like many people have made suggestions, so I won't repeat those.. I like the tones on the laughing buddha figurine/statuette. Myself, would've prefered a darker background, just to emphasize the tones in the figurine. The green areas are nice, but the bright areas on top of the figurine is a bit distracting.

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