In the Turbine Hall


matwhittington

Link Posted 14/04/2013 - 14:09
Hello all. I have been having a busy time at work recently so not managed to get out and take many images; however I was passing the Tate Modern in the week so grabbed a handful of pictures in the Turbine Hall there. These were taken with the Tamron 17-35 on my K5...

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3. Slightly surprisingly, there was an impromptu game of football going on amongst some of the exchange students on a visit (or maybe it was an art installation?)



Fingers crossed that I'll be able to shoot some more this week; maybe the sunshine will last

Cheers
Mat W

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McGregNi

Link Posted 14/04/2013 - 17:59
Mat, these are very impressive. I love the deep dark tones, your blacks are lovely, and there is a great dynamic range (although I wonder if the floor in the last one would benefit from some 'highight redution / recovery) ?
There is a great sense of realism with visible detail throughout as you scan around.

Out of interest (and considering the recent 'f8.0' thread about noise control, ISO settings, modes etc) - what sort of settings were used, and did you need some camera support in order to use them? And mode (I'm guessing Av would be standard for this type of shooting?)
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matwhittington

Link Posted 14/04/2013 - 19:41
Thanks Nigel, these were all indeed taken in Av mode (I seem to use that 99.9% of the time). The turbine hall is pretty dark, although not as bad as some cathedrals and the like I have been in. For these I am sure these were at the wide end of the lens (17mm); I set the K5 to ISO1600, and used f5.6. I probably had some exposure compensation dialled in as well (I would guess -0.3 or -0.7 - would have to check). This gave a shutter speed of about 1/200th for the first two, and about 1/60th for the third pic here, and they were just taken hand-held (I could probably have got away with a slightly smaller aperture in fact). Noise at ISO1600 is not bad with the K5 (immeasurably better than on my previous K7 and K10), but I shoot in RAW and then apply a bit of NR when post processing.

You could be right about the floor in the last one, I was trying to inject a little more contrast and pull out a bit more white in the floor so that the figures would stand out, although I am fairly back-handed with the sliders

Cheers
Mat W

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McGregNi

Link Posted 14/04/2013 - 20:02
It is a good testimony to the K5s low light abilities that these could be shot handheld (and of course your photograhy technique!). Maybe a smaller aperture wouldn't have made much difference with this wide angle and long view?
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Stuey

Link Posted 14/04/2013 - 21:05
I like these - nicely composed/exposed etc
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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