frost


Aiki

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 17:05
no macro, just 18-55 II kit lens
Any reaction?



Aiki

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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 17:21
Oh Aiki! What do you expect one to say?

An astonishing photograph. Attributable to latitude, wind direction and an excellent eye for a picture. Interestingly, this morning I fished my MarkI 18-55 out from the depths of my camera bag and dragged it round some derelict factories (probably illegally.) I have been most pleased with the results!

Super shot in every respect!

Regards,

Andrew
Best wishes,

Andrew

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robbie_d

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 17:24
It's beautiful.
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

snappychappy

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 17:56
That is very nice and abstract, looks very cold.
My piccies.

Technoblurb

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 18:01
Great shot and a very interesting ice formation.

Aiki

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 18:07
I like the blue surface and the shapes. I was totally surprised that I got such a pic with the kit lens ....but I wish I had a macro one.

Do not be afraid bringing out the minuses of the pic !
cant be, that there isnt any
It is just my way to control my own thoughts....
Aiki

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techno-terminator

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 18:12
what is the lovely blue surface ?

I feel that I could just stretch out my hand and touch those crystals - they are sort of floating in mid-air .

Wonderful
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 19:39
Aiki wrote:
....but I wish I had a macro one.

...

Aiki, macro lenses are incredibly expensive, particularly for something that may get only occasional use. Why not buy some manual extension tubes off e-bay? I have a set and they work fine. I know they're not that convenient but we're talking a few pounds rather than hundreds (there's still a recession on, despite what the Labour Government says.)

Here's a (not very inspiring) example:



Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

Aiki

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 19:54
I know, Andrew
But macro lenses can be used for sth else but macro too
I have used Sigma 70-300 macro a lot (1:2) and like it.

techno,
The blue is a traffic-sign
+ crop + rotate

Does it really not annoy anybody, that the flakes are not pin sharp ?

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Last Edited by Aiki on 26/02/2010 - 19:56

royd63uk

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 20:56
excellent image very well presented,

Roy
regards
Roy

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davidtrout

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 22:00
Very impressive Aiki. I'm amazed you can get frost crystals like that with a kit lens.
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Greytop

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 22:14
An intriguing image, one that I keep returning to for another look... that makes it good in my book, well done Aiki
Regards Huw

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Last Edited by Greytop on 26/02/2010 - 22:15

fatspider

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 23:14
Quote:
Does it really not annoy anybody, that the flakes are not pin sharp

Not really, its an abstract, if everything was pin sharp the detail of the leaves would (IMHO) distract from the pattern.

A suggestion Aiki:

Copy the image and flip it to the right, then copy both and flip to the bottom
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