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Jan 15, 2012 10:01 |  #8416

MedicinSC wrote in post #13707642 (external link)
6 seconds on a tripod with cable release. I forgot to do a mirror lockup.

Strange, you shouldn't need a mirror lock-up to get the focus right. Dunno why it was not as sharp as you wanted then.

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Jan 15, 2012 10:14 as a reply to  @ Inchpractice's post |  #8417

I meant just as a precaution for vibration/movement. I'll bet I left IS on too. My eyes suck which is why focus is off a bit. The next few I'll put up, after church are better focused I think.




  
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Jan 15, 2012 10:57 |  #8418

MedicinSC wrote in post #13707541 (external link)
I finally decided to roll my happy ass out of bed to go catch a sunrise. Here's the first one. I'll have to look over the rest and edit later, after church. I overexposed by a stop, then brought it back down in LR3 so there wouldn't be as much noise in the darker areas. I think it turned out all right. I'm not happy with the focus... I used live view on 10x and manually focused. I think it could've been better in that respect.

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I love the colors and composition...the horizon line looks good below the lower 3rd so that the top of the trees are around the 1/3rd line. The reflection of the colors makes the image strong. I don't mind a softer focus with this image...it adds to the dreamyness of it. Nice shot!


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Jan 15, 2012 10:57 |  #8419

MedicinSC wrote in post #13707732 (external link)
I meant just as a precaution for vibration/movement. I'll bet I left IS on too. My eyes suck which is why focus is off a bit. The next few I'll put up, after church are better focused I think.

If you left IS on that would explain it.


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Jan 15, 2012 11:02 |  #8420

trulie98 wrote in post #13707903 (external link)
I love the colors and composition...the horizon line looks good below the lower 3rd so that the top of the trees are around the 1/3rd line. The reflection of the colors makes the image strong. I don't mind a softer focus with this image...it adds to the dreamyness of it. Nice shot!

I actually would've framed it differently myself.
I would've gone two thirds ground and one third sky or half and half, because the water is the most beautiful part of the picture and there are no clouds in the sky so not much interest.
Also the reflection of some of the trees has been cut off at the bottom when it could've been shown.

Just my two cents.


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Jan 15, 2012 11:24 |  #8421

It is a lovely shot all the same. In a sunset scene such as this there is nothing that needs to be really sharp because all that is being shown is the sky, water, trees/treeline. Now if there was a foreground subject that would need to be sharp.




  
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Jan 15, 2012 11:34 |  #8422

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Today I am trying to get use to my new acquired lens. So far so good but I know in time I will get accustomed to this lens.

Here are example pics of ef 300mm f4L IS USM.

Holey moley that's sharp lol, what's it like compared to the 70-200L? Great shot btw, love the close up of the feet.

Couple shots from this morning - think the first was with 50mm and 2nd with 55-250mm.

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Jan 15, 2012 12:06 |  #8423

bobobird wrote in post #13708024 (external link)
It is a lovely shot all the same. In a sunset scene such as this there is nothing that needs to be really sharp because all that is being shown is the sky, water, trees/treeline. Now if there was a foreground subject that would need to be sharp.


Yes true, these shots are not really about razor sharpness.


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Jan 15, 2012 12:07 |  #8424

Peter2516 wrote in post #13705252 (external link)
Today I am trying to get use to my new acquired lens. So far so good but I know in time I will get accustomed to this lens.

Here are example pics of ef 300mm f4L IS USM.

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Congrats Peter, will be fun to see your shots, give us a review once you get to stretch it's legs so to speak.


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Jan 15, 2012 13:02 |  #8425

Inchpractice wrote in post #13707922 (external link)
I actually would've framed it differently myself.
I would've gone two thirds ground and one third sky or half and half, because the water is the most beautiful part of the picture and there are no clouds in the sky so not much interest.
Also the reflection of some of the trees has been cut off at the bottom when it could've been shown.

Just my two cents.

I love to hear others' take on images like this. Composition is king (as has been stated on these boards a few times now)...the other amazing thing about compistion is the intention and interpretation of the composition. You make some great suggestions Inch! I think the blue sky does offer some interest to the photo...it is a "negative space" that could be either above or below. Good stuff!


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Jan 15, 2012 13:16 |  #8426

skidu - #1 love it.




  
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Jan 15, 2012 13:33 |  #8427

Icy and foggy day today :D

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Jan 15, 2012 13:36 |  #8428

trulie98 wrote in post #13708418 (external link)
I love to hear others' take on images like this. Composition is king (as has been stated on these boards a few times now)...the other amazing thing about compistion is the intention and interpretation of the composition. You make some great suggestions Inch! I think the blue sky does offer some interest to the photo...it is a "negative space" that could be either above or below. Good stuff!

Thanks guys, for the comments. Interestingly enough, I drive by this place every morning on my way to work, but don't have time to stop. I get off too late the next morning to catch what I want. But, every other day, and I mean every other day, that I go by here, there are clouds in the sky. I told my daughter, as we were getting these images, that I wish there had been some clouds. Maybe next weekend.

Here is one at only 18mm, the first one was at 40mm, I think. I didn't like the foreground marsh weeds, so I had zoomed in to eliminate them without having to crop. This is two minutes before the first image I posted.

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Jan 15, 2012 13:44 |  #8429

trulie98 wrote in post #13708418 (external link)
I love to hear others' take on images like this. Composition is king (as has been stated on these boards a few times now)...the other amazing thing about compistion is the intention and interpretation of the composition. You make some great suggestions Inch! I think the blue sky does offer some interest to the photo...it is a "negative space" that could be either above or below. Good stuff!

Yes I agree negative space is cool. I try to use it when the opportunity arises.
I suppose it depends on what you're shooting. Sometimes there's a fine line between negative space and dead space.
You've used it well in your 'isolated reed' shot a few pages back, and I've tried to use it here in these ones (although technically the space is not 100% negative):

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I suppose what I'm saying about MedicinSC's sunset shot is that once the sky has turned from gold to blue everything above that is solid blue which is cool and all fine and dandy but the reason he took the shot in the first place is because the beautiful sunset was reflected in the water. (I'm putting words in his mouth here, but still.)

Which is why every time I'm confronted with a sunset scene like that I shoot it both ways - one with 2/3 sky and one with 2/3 water.
You don't always know until you get home which one will look best.
I'd be willing to bet that it would look better with more water, but it's all subjective of course.

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Jan 15, 2012 14:05 |  #8430

love the bird shot Skidu the set all in all is very pleasing.

a few I took on winter break back in VA

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