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#1 Kerry Gordon

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 03:04 PM

After days of paddling under overcast skies and rain we came upon this narrow stretch of river with high grasses on either side.  The breeze was blowing lightly and the sky began to open up.  As the low sun finally broke through, the grasses seemed to glow.  That’s what I tried to capture.  CC most welcome. 

Fuji Xt-1, ISO 200, 70 mm, f/20, 1/80 sec.  What I learned from this shot and will try and remember in the future is that when there is a breeze I would do best to shoot at a higher shutter speed. 

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 03:23 PM

Nice, I can see what attracted you to get the camera out.. 

 

It is often not until I get the images on the PC that I see where I went wrong.. Sigh! Though it seems obvious that I should zoom in to the image on the camera`s LCD at the time of capture to provide the opportunity to spot errors and sort my settings out there and then and not wait till I get to the PC to find out where I went wrong.....



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Posted 03 June 2017 - 04:48 PM

Nice, I can see what attracted you to get the camera out.. 

 

It is often not until I get the images on the PC that I see where I went wrong.. Sigh! Though it seems obvious that I should zoom in to the image on the camera`s LCD at the time of capture to provide the opportunity to spot errors and sort my settings out there and then and not wait till I get to the PC to find out where I went wrong.....

Well that's true to a certain extent.  But for me, certainly in this case, I didn't have the luxury of checking to see if I'd got it right.  So, again, for me, it is about learning lessons and remembering them so that I begin to instinctively know what setting I need in the moment.  A lot of times we only get one crack at a shot before the light changes or we're drifting down river.  Knowing and understanding my camera is definitely a learning curve.  Last summer was my very first experience with a "real" camera since I was in my early twenties and believe me, that was a loooonnng time ago ;>)



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Posted 03 June 2017 - 05:02 PM

Kerry,
I see curves first, and then the lighting. The symmetry and curved lines I like that a lot. The way they form the arc right through the middle of the image from air thru water reflection looks good to to me.
Then the yellow pink clouds and sky...very pretty and also reflected.
Cool image!

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 06:44 PM

I like it Kerry, the slower shutter speed works great for me, even slower would be (maybe) even better, not sure since it's so close up.



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Posted 03 June 2017 - 07:22 PM

Kerry,
I see curves first, and then the lighting. The symmetry and curved lines I like that a lot. The way they form the arc right through the middle of the image from air thru water reflection looks good to to me.
Then the yellow pink clouds and sky...very pretty and also reflected.
Cool image!

Thanks Mark.  The way the grass and its reflection forms arcing lines was a very pleasant surprise - it really makes the image.  I noticed it right away and I'm glad you did too.


I like it Kerry, the slower shutter speed works great for me, even slower would be (maybe) even better, not sure since it's so close up.

Thanks Doug.  At 1/80 sec it came out surprisingly sharp.  The lens I used has auto stabilization and I'm sure that had a lot to do with it. 



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 03:20 AM

Learning lessons and remembering them....  I have been messing with camera`s on and off mostly creating a record of this and that for circa 50 years, and last night I tried to photograph a scene with a mixture of elements that seemed to have enough interest to create a pleasing pic.  Was on 100 ISO when I should have been on auto ISO was on pattern metering when I should have been on spot and as the subject was backlit with more background than subject... underexposure of important elements was the result.. Yup, if only I had taken time to apply some more of that which I should have learned by now...hmm.  Guess more than anything else I need to be using my gear FAR more often in the hope that I make far fewer mistakes..?

 

f8  1/125   ISO 100   tripod mounted Tamron 150-600 @ 380mm...

 

Some mistakes can by good fortune create pleasing images though not in this case.

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 05:57 AM

Nice, Kerry.

I do like the ripples on the water and the sense of movement given by the reeds and sky.

I had a very quick play with it.  It doesn't look too bad in b&w.  Brings out the shapes.


Nice lookin' horse, Geedee.  Should I put me shirt on it ? ;)

Plenty of options there to pull out shadow detail if you were shooting RAAW



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 11:09 AM

Learning lessons and remembering them....  I have been messing with camera`s on and off mostly creating a record of this and that for circa 50 years, and last night I tried to photograph a scene with a mixture of elements that seemed to have enough interest to create a pleasing pic.  Was on 100 ISO when I should have been on auto ISO was on pattern metering when I should have been on spot and as the subject was backlit with more background than subject... underexposure of important elements was the result.. Yup, if only I had taken time to apply some more of that which I should have learned by now...hmm.  Guess more than anything else I need to be using my gear FAR more often in the hope that I make far fewer mistakes..?

 

f8  1/125   ISO 100   tripod mounted Tamron 150-600 @ 380mm...

 

Some mistakes can by good fortune create pleasing images though not in this case.

Hey Geedee - there are problems with your photograph (the wires and orange posts are certainly distracting) but, honestly, in the digital age you don't have to worry so much about exposure.  In your picture, even though the horse is underexposed, I can see that there is plenty of detail.  With today's cameras and post processing you easily have a full stop either way to work with as long as you have some familiarity with even a basic PP program like Lr.  As Rod said, shoot RAW. 



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 03:08 PM

Rod the horses hereabouts don`t wear shirts...!!!!  (-: All my pics are captured in RAW and JPEG... and they are still very disappointing ..! 

 

Kerry, many thanks for taking the time to consider my poor attempt to capture a worthwhile pic. I did wonder whether it was reasonable to post it in your thread, given the linkage is a tad loose.

 

Yup the electric fence is a distraction for sure though I was not seeking to create a work of art, more trying to capture a record of the field in buttercups and it`s usage, though with a horse in the frame it should have been captured better...  The pic is also soft there was a wind blowing and with the hood on the lens extended at 380mm on a cheap tripod I knew I was up against it, and made it tougher by not paying as much attention as I should to the settings...

 

I can make minimal use of Photoshop Elements though understand that it is limited compared to the facilities in other PP programmes, I really need to overcome my resistance to taking on ever more digital fiddling, increasingly difficult for an ageing and essentially analogue animal...(-:    



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 10:36 AM

It like it Kerry. Looks like beautiful light. The reflection and full clouds add to the image. I wish I could see a bit more of the space behind the reeds. 



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 08:35 PM

It like it Kerry. Looks like beautiful light. The reflection and full clouds add to the image. I wish I could see a bit more of the space behind the reeds. 

Thanks John.  I did another version of this where I brought up the shadows and the highlights a bit more (if that's what you mean by seeing the space behind the reeds) just to give it a bit more depth and accentuate the glow.  I think it's better but really a pretty subtle change.  Here's the two versions side by side (the bottom one has the deepened shadows and pushed highlights:

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 08:18 AM

Just a neat shot!!

 

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 10:35 AM

Just a neat shot!!

 

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Thanks David.






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