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#1 geedee

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 02:53 AM

Great to see colour returning to the plant-life in my part of the world and all the birds being extremely active again, wandered down this road taking it all in... Years ago access to the likes of me would not have been allowed, fortunately times change.

 

Tried out my "new" lens..(-:

 

f22  1/250th   auto ISO 360   Nikkor 14-24 @14mm  

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:20 AM

Beautiful colors Gedee!  Is that horizon level?  It looks like you had a very enjoyable walk, and that new lens renders a beautiful image.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 06:11 AM

Great composition and balance.  I love the copper beech (?).  That little dab of colour in the bottom left is class.  The sky is beautiful.

The camber of the path and the way the tree is growing gives it an odd "not level" feel.

(or maybe, its just not level, as Jonny suggests ?) B)



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 06:46 AM

It looks like a beautiful place. Level please.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:21 AM

NOT LEVEL...  Hurrumph...!!!!!     I am working on the line of having a Geedee tilt recognised as a photographic art form....(-:  

 

The exposed trees on the West coast all lean to the east, due to the prevailing winds...

 

I suspect the only thing in the pic from which level might be derived may be the vertical aspects of the wall though given it is a very old dry-stone structure....hmm.  In truth there are those who are more level sensitive and require to apply it to their vision of many things and thus I suspect there may be a sense of level in this image on which many might agree even if there may be nothing in it to make such determinations as being accurate....perhaps there is requirement for a referendum......(-:

 

The plantings around this once PRIVATE estate are really nicely thought out, though I do wonder if those who selected the trees ever saw as much wonder as is available today.

 

Jonny, pleased you liked the colours and the scene... You should have been there, the broom is out everywhere making swathes of the countryside bright yellow and the weather was certainly helping out photographically...(-:

 

Rod, I was keen to see if I could make some use of that which is suggested by many as a rather special wide angle lens thus trying to create a pic with a measure of detail from up close to way off into the distance, I really wanted to capture the beauty of the tree...and the very rare blue sky ...(-:

 

John, guess I shoulda used the facilities within my camera to determine aspects of level though things would have been much simpler if I was using a tripod as opposed to wandering around snap happy enjoying the surroundings... (-:   Though is there any chance it might just be level OR what should I have used to determine level.... In my defence I would suggest that you beam up "the electric brae" which is in the locality..(-:



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:32 AM

Very nice image. Yea spring!

 

I see what others are saying about it not being quite level. I find myself tilting my head left when looking at it. I think it just needs a little tilt clockwise to make it right. Very easy to do in post.

 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 12:49 PM

Congrats on the new glass!! Looks like a hell of a walk to me...nice work! 



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:07 PM

Beautiful colors, and I like the composition.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:43 PM

Gedee - I'd love to be there.  My buddy in Upper Michigan is sending me photos of Morel mushrooms and leeks; telling me how I am missing the good life.  It's going up into the mid 30's - Celsius, and the haze here makes life a bit miserable.  I have about another month-and-a-half to go. 


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:40 AM

Bob, definitely time to blow the dust off the camera...(-: That you also get the impression it is off level, then that makes it official.... it`s off level...(-:

 

Doug, the countryside is at it`s best at this time of year here, well that is in my opinion (-:  Given my "new" lens is supposed to be a bit of a landscape icon It comes with a bit of pressure to try to improve my image quality.

 

Mark glad you think there is something worthwhile in this pic.

 

Jonny, when it gets around 15Deg C here folk start shedding clothing...(-:  I suspect there is much to photograph in all sorts of environments as Spring gets into full swing.. enjoy.. (-:   


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:02 AM

Geedee even if the picture is level it appears to be leaning to the left and some may find that distracting. If it were mine I would level the road until it looked more level to my eye. Several photographers I follow recommend leveling by eye when there is no obvious level line.  


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 11:32 AM

I will try this only once...(-:  Trying to look through the eyes of others is not easy... the wall was running up hill the grass to the right of the tree was also running up hill both are adjusted to look kinda level... I think... ? 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:08 AM

Well - sorry to say this Gedee, but you have some blobs of stuff in the upper right part of the sky.  Maybe there's some dirt on the lens.  There's some more in the middle part of the sky too.  Give that puppy a spit-shine! :)


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:55 AM

Jonny, I suspect the blobs may be down to sensor contamination of some sort as I have picked it up on pics taken with other lenses in place...Though I will take a few pics of a featureless sky or white wall etc with my various lenses to check out where the issue might be... Thanks






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