Autumn Abstracts & Highlights


McGregNi

Link Posted 04/11/2014 - 15:53
Here's a selection of images recently shot in woodland on Riddlesdown, near Purley, in early evening sidelight. The 'highlights' here are actual exposure highlights, where I have metered for the highs and allowed the midtones & shadows to go where they will .... you could say I am exploring the darker reaches of the scenes ...

All with the K7 and Pentax M75-150 f4.



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Thanks all for viewing and all comments or ideas welcome!
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johnriley

Link Posted 04/11/2014 - 16:35
Very good Nigel, your exploration of the darker depths has paid off!
Best regards, John

RussV

Link Posted 04/11/2014 - 16:57
johnriley wrote:
Very good Nigel, your exploration of the darker depths has paid off!

Also, I think some images would make good B&W conversions. 1,3 and 6 perhaps. If you aren't familiar already, Google Minor White. Among his many images were B&W abstracts created from high contrast nature shots. They often featured a lot of black like 1 and 6.
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fritzthedog

Link Posted 04/11/2014 - 18:57
Some great autumn colors there Nigel. 3 and 6 stand out for me - 3 for the rich colours and texture - 6 for the abstract minimalist feel.

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QuestionableCarrot

Link Posted 04/11/2014 - 20:32
Nice set - i love the last one Nigel
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davidstorm

Link Posted 04/11/2014 - 20:57
Very good set Nigel, these are different from your norm and all the better for it. I like the under-exposure approach, it has paid off in spades here.

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redbusa99

Link Posted 04/11/2014 - 22:35
definitely some of the best you have done, waiting with baited breath for season 2
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jvs

Link Posted 05/11/2014 - 16:49
Lovely, Nigel! This is the kind of thing I keep trying to do with not much success so far, so I'm very impressed. The only one I'm not sure about is no. 5 - I find the out-of-focus right-hand side very distracting, but all the others are superb, especially since, as David says, they are so different from your usual style.
John

thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 05/11/2014 - 17:56
Like these very much Nigel. Lovely light, nicely composed too. 1,2, and 4 for me. I remember speaking to a theatre lighting designer once and asking him what his favourite lighting set up was: he said "sidelighting, because of the depth".

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Blythman

Link Posted 05/11/2014 - 20:26
Like these Nigel. With the last one, artistic nude springs to mind
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McGregNi

Link Posted 06/11/2014 - 14:41
johnriley wrote:
Very good Nigel, your exploration of the darker depths has paid off!

Thanks! Lucky though I've only got a K7, or you never know what I might have uncovered down in those dark depths

Thanks to all of you for the kind comments ... I'll definitely get out in those dark woods again soon! As suggested I'll also try mono conversions of those ones and post them here soon.
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 07/11/2014 - 18:46
Really like the rich colours of these, Nigel!
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Teaka53

Link Posted 08/11/2014 - 18:25
An excellent experiment with outstanding results, I particularly like Nos1,2 & 6 the light and detail and close up single subject is what I like about them
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Last Edited by Teaka53 on 08/11/2014 - 18:26

jemx99

Link Posted 08/11/2014 - 22:11
Yes some very nice shots Nigel, lovely colours . Also I'm always impressed by your 75-150, it produces some superb photographs.

McGregNi

Link Posted 09/11/2014 - 19:01
NEW MONO VERSIONS !

There you are , some blatant promotion ... I've taken up RussV's suggestion and made conversions of 4 of these, with a little bit of contrast and levels type tweaking .... would be great to know if they work!


Blythman wrote:
Like these Nigel. With the last one, artistic nude springs to mind

Hmm, you've given me an idea for a joint woodland shooting project with another Pentaxian .... anyone know TIMBO'S NUMBER ???

Thanks also to jemx, Will and Malc for your recent comments, and to all the others above again ...

Here are the 4 mono versions ....


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My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
Last Edited by McGregNi on 09/11/2014 - 19:02
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