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Jun 05, 2011 14:08 |  #1

My first outing with my "new" 17-40L (& CPL). Sorry, I'm not very good at resizing these for posting and retaining decent quality. It was such a beautiful day, but I only had a few minutes. Not really excited about this picture but anyway, C&C appreciated, thank you!


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Jun 05, 2011 23:04 |  #2

ahh - I want the 17-40 with CPL too

On to the picture..
two issues that grab me immediately
1. The sky is blown, and so you lose lots of detail you could have had in the clouds
2. There is nothing interesting in the foreground to draw the eye (its a mound of dirt)

It also is too saturated.
I suggest either a GND filter or our take bracketed shots and merge them (or HDR, but be gentle)


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Jun 06, 2011 00:19 |  #3

Thanks Paul,
I agree there's nothing interesting in the foreground. The left side of the sky was blown because it was right into the sun. I don't have a GND yet, but I do have ND filter. Should I meter for the sky, shoot Raw and then recover in post? Also, I tried to take bracketed shots and merge them but I guess it was too windy...the leaves came out misaligned and fuzzy. It's the lands edge ("cliff") actually, it does look like a mound of dirt though. I do tend to over saturate ;)
Thanks for your help, I appreciate it! :)


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Jun 06, 2011 02:17 |  #4

kelleystar27 wrote in post #12543282 (external link)
Should I meter for the sky, shoot Raw and then recover in post?

Definitely a plan, certainly meter to the sky more. You are more like to get better results that way.


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Jun 06, 2011 07:12 |  #5

It appears a tad over saturated on my screen.




  
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Jun 06, 2011 15:33 |  #6

Looks like the detail slider in adobe raw is way too far left, it just doesn't seem right and misses the mark sadly for me.


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Jun 06, 2011 19:04 |  #7

Thanks HKGuns and corkneyfonz...
I don't know what you mean about the detail slider as I didn't use/shoot this raw. I don't like the pic too much either so, no biggie LOL. I'll go back up there when I have more than a few minutes-it's close to my house ;)
Thanks again for the help Paul!


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Jun 07, 2011 11:05 |  #8

Be sure that when you go back there to go at a better time of day! Perhaps a sunrise/set would be much more suiting for this area, especially without the blown out sky. Congrats on the new lens! Oh, and easy off the saturation as others and even yourself already know :)




  
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Jun 07, 2011 19:53 |  #9

thanks JayZ235! I'll definitely go back later (not a morning person, sunrise is too early). Hopefully someday soon I'll start doing this lens justice -I'm very new to landscape photography. Gotcha on the saturation, lol :)


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Jun 07, 2011 20:19 |  #10

A shot like this is what HDR was created for.. Used correctly of course..


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