Local countryside with the ultrawide


thoughton

Link Posted 14/05/2010 - 15:45
Apologies for the title, getting poetic in my old age

Comments and criticism welcome! The last one is much more heavily processed than my norm, would be interested to see if it looks too fake.


Rapeseed path




To the horizon



The avenue



Church row


Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
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Last Edited by thoughton on 14/05/2010 - 15:46

robbie_d

Link Posted 14/05/2010 - 16:18
Nice set Tim.

Particularly like 1 & 4, the perspective of number 4 really appeals to me, and the pathway leading off into the distance in 1 makes for an interesting shot. Lovely blue skies in all too! Haven't seen much of that up by me for a while!

What lens did you use out of interest?
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flossie

Link Posted 14/05/2010 - 16:27
nice. I particularly like the straightness in the 3rd image. Out of interest, were you useing filters (if so, what?) for these.
Still shooting in the dark (literally and metaphorically)...

robbie_d

Link Posted 14/05/2010 - 16:39
And to answer your original query I don't think number 4 looks too fake at all.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 14/05/2010 - 16:48
Super stuff, Tim, particularly the first three. Lovely wide open vistas: you exploit the capabilities of this lens (not always easy to do!)

Regards,

Andrew
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thoughton

Link Posted 14/05/2010 - 16:54
Thanks folks!

These were all with the Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6. I have a circular polariser pretty much permanently attached to the lens, but forgot to turn it to the correct angle for number 2 (hence the pale sky!).

Edit: and now I see all 4 side by side, looks like I overcooked the sky in number 3 in PP
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27”, Macbook Pro 17”, iPad, iPhone 3G
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Last Edited by thoughton on 14/05/2010 - 16:55

ems82

Link Posted 14/05/2010 - 16:58
Where was 3 taken? Excellent set.
Emma
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womble

Link Posted 14/05/2010 - 17:08
I'd clone out the bright orange spot in the middle of the second one (bit of emergency fencing, perhaps?).

I'll admit I don't really like the converging verticals in the last one, but that is just me (and I am infamous for it! )

K.
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thoughton

Link Posted 14/05/2010 - 22:33
Thanks Emma, thanks Kris.

These were all taken within 5 miles of Saffron Walden. The third one in particular was a private lane leading to a farmhouse near the village of Sewards End.

I'd forgotten about the orange bit of fencing! Well spotted Kris, will clone out a.s.a.p. Also I had already partially corrected the verticals in number four, any more and I'd lose the left side of the thatched roof which I wanted to keep.
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27”, Macbook Pro 17”, iPad, iPhone 3G
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Last Edited by thoughton on 14/05/2010 - 22:49

konrads

Link Posted 14/05/2010 - 22:49
Lovely set of pics1&3 does it for me
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i-Berg

Link Posted 15/05/2010 - 08:58
1 & 3 for me also Tim, the fourth probably needed a bit of extra work given that the sun was hiding from you at the time?
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Last Edited by i-Berg on 15/05/2010 - 08:59

thoughton

Link Posted 15/05/2010 - 09:05
Thanks iBerg, yes the cottages were all in shadow, I'm having problems brightening it any more without introducing a bucket load of noise (plenty of that already!).
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27”, Macbook Pro 17”, iPad, iPhone 3G
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paulyrichard

Link Posted 15/05/2010 - 09:11
Tim, the 'Church Row' shot works and is a very nicely balanced picture. Maybe a step back would have given the scene a little more room to breathe, no?
With respect, I feel that you may have taken the picture at the wrong time though, the sunlight looks like it has been lost behind a cloud, and as a result the scene looks flat.

Just my tuppence.
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thoughton

Link Posted 15/05/2010 - 09:17
Thanks Pauly! Yes that was why that one has had so much PP - to try and rescue the flat and dimly lit cottages. I'm still not satisfied but cannot make it much brighter (the cottages are already close to +2 stops exposure in PP).

Unfortunately I have been trying to take that photo for a couple of years now, but every time I drive past (several times a week) there is a huge ugly Range Rover parked on the corner in the bottom right. But last week I drove past and it wasn't there! So i screeched to a stop and rushed over to take a few photos. I only had a few minutes, and I was still late for my next appointment
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27”, Macbook Pro 17”, iPad, iPhone 3G
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Last Edited by thoughton on 15/05/2010 - 09:18

paulyrichard

Link Posted 15/05/2010 - 09:22
That's cool that your not satisfied with it, Tim.
Did you take note of the time when that Land Rover wasn't there, it may matter? It's certainly worth persisting with in recording this scene at it's best, though.
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