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Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by alef, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. spikey_r

    spikey_r last train to Skaville...

    this is Middlesbrough transporter. it's pretty iconic up this way. this was also the bridge that was dismantled using CGI during the 3rd series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.
    i'm still pretty new with an SLR and the various metering modes and EV adjustments.
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  2. Lord Hugh

    Lord Hugh Multiply and

    I think this one needs a little more photo, but it is certainly a good effort ;)
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  3. Miss Caphat

    Miss Caphat I want it that way

    I love this! Missed it before somehow, but this time it made me go "ohh!"
  4. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    I took this with an old Canon Powershot G5 I had converted to take near-infrared (720nm) pictures. The rose was deep red/scarlet.

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  5. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Used my membership at HCP today, and had a day out with the camera. I liked this one, so I edited it and uploaded it straight away. What do you think?

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  6. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    I love the way you've got the band of red flowers in focus but everything else is out of focus.
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  7. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Thanks. I shot several at a few different apertures, but when I got them back on the computer I liked this one the best.
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  8. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    The fact the chimneys are just a tiny bit cut off is a bit annoying
  9. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    It is, but I only noticed after I got back home. I really should be more careful. :(

    I just had a look and one of the other ones has a lot more space at the top, but it's at f/5.6 so has a much larger dof.
  10. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    It happens. At least with digital photography you can learn from it while remembering what you did the first time. One of my recent attempts was a gothic style carved door in what looked like a very old wall, which was being overgrown by a bramble hedge. So far so good. Except for the modern scaffolding at one end of the house which also got included, for want of 5 more minutes to try the same shot from other angles. D'oh!
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  11. Miss Caphat

    Miss Caphat I want it that way

    Bungle73 it's a nice picture, but next time you might want to play round with different angles and views. It's a little "straight on" without anything to really focus on because that whole section of foliage is similarly bright, tall, and shaped. sometimes if you move around you can get a different angle where one section, or flower, etc stands out and can become a nice focal point

    this isn't the best example, because it isn't exactly what I think you were trying to do, but I hope it sort of shows what I mean

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  12. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Nice use of depth-of-field. F2-2.8-ish?
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  13. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Thanks for the feedback. I'll take your suggestions into consideration next time. :)

    Thanks.f/2.8 @50mm
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2014
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  14. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    I took this in Bath, UK in September. I'd just bought a new tripod, and was experimenting with it. I took several long-exposures one night when I was there, but when I got back home and uploaded them to the PC I didn't think much of them aesthetically However, I took another look recently, and decided that some were better than I previously though. I picked this one out and decide to edit and crop it.

    [​IMG]Pulteney Bridge Bath by Graham West 2014, on Flickr
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  15. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    I'm not arty enough to give advice but it'd make a great postcard!
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  16. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Thanks. :)
  17. Gone Girl

    Gone Girl Banned Banned

    Amazing vibrant floral burst of colour set to the backdrop of Georgian architecture splendour makes this pretty great in my estimation.

    The first thing that came to my mind as soon as I saw this photo was "spring" by Vivaldi (part of four seasons composition) :)

  18. Gone Girl

    Gone Girl Banned Banned

    Amazing photo for sure.

    For me, this photo represents the past, (what you can't see behind the angle of shot), the present (the road starting at base of shot as it continues upwards) and the future (the road as it disappears into the distance of mountain backdrop).

    The contrast of road, mountains and sky make for a visually stunning photo in my books anyway :)
  19. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Your horizon's not level. It should be rotated a little bit counterclockwise in my opinion.

    Also, my preference for this kind of architectural shot (especially when there's a reflection) is to correct the perspectives so that the verticals are vertical and parallel. I don't think you always have to do it, but I would with this shot.

  20. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Thanks for the feedback. How can you tell the horizon is wonky? Even if I bring up the gird in LR I still can't tell. I did use the auto-leveling feature in LR when I edited it, but that is not always 100% accurate.
  21. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I can tell just from looking at it but I am quite sensitive to wonky horizons, perhaps even obsessive. But find something around the middle (side-to-side rather than top-to-bottom) of the image. Say the blueish streetlight mounted on the building wall. Then find its reflection in the water. Put a straight edge joining the light and its reflection and you'll see it's not vertical, as it would be if the horizon was horizontal.

    If you extend all the vertical lines on the buildings downwards, they will converge on a perspective point somewhere way below the image. In your image, this would be slightly off to the left rather than aligned with the middle.
  22. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Thanks. I'll give that a go.
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  23. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    What ISO, exposure time and aperture did you use?
  24. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    I always use 100 ISO for long exposures for best image quality. Aperture f/8 (again my go-to aperture for best quality). Shutter speed 25 seconds, but I brought the exposure up a tad in LR.
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  25. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    I'll have to try that: I usually use ISO 200 for nice clear night images. Usually I'll use f6.3, but in a well-lit situation like this, I would expose for a shorter time.

    I love how the water turned out in your image, btw.
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  26. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Why 200? Is that the base ISO of your camera? I usually choose f/8 because that is around the sweet spot of the lens. I wasn't paying much attention to the exposure at the time tbh, because I wasn't trying to do anything "serious", just testing things out. I didn't even look at the histogram.

    Thanks. :)
  27. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    TBH if it had been a shorter exposure I think it would have been too dark. As I said I already brought it up a tad in LR.
  28. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Just picked it out of the air. Since reading your post, I've been experimenting with even lower ISOs plus apertures of f8 and f11 at night; and I've been pleased with the results.
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  29. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Generally you always want to use the lowest ISO possible to minimise noise. You only need to raise it when you need a faster shutter because you're hand-holding, and there isn't enough light.
  30. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Pavement shot in Hanoi, Vietnam of some sleeping feet. Taken with my hitec Canon Ixus90.

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