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thoughton

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 15:56
Went on a walk a few weeks ago (yes, I am still months behind on PP ) and was trying out yet another recently-acquired Vivitar 28mm Close Focus lens. (Sold my last two, then found this one for an irresistible price!)

Used several LightRoom 'digital grad filters' on this, which is unusual for me. How does it look?



Tim
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Last Edited by thoughton on 17/08/2011 - 15:58

fritzthedog

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 16:17
thoughton wrote:

Used several LightRoom 'digital grad filters' on this, which is unusual for me. How does it look?

It looks like you have used several LightRoom 'digital grad filters -

Only joking Tim - nice effect like the definition in the clouds

Carl
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thoughton

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 16:44
Heheh thanks. I was only asking as it seemed quite grey once I uploaded it. Could have sworn it didn't look like this in LR
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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paulgee20

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 17:28
Tim, Love the capture but could it have been a 'little' bit more BW?

Regards

Paul
K5's (2)both gripped, K10d gripped, Pentax 28-90 f3.5, Sigma 18-250mm, Sigma 150-500mm. Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, Sigma 10-20 f.4-5.6.EX DC, Hoya 135 f2.8, Take on 28mm f2.8 Pentax AF360 flash, 2 fill in slaves. 30 metre remote release, Rt angle viewfinder, Giotto NOT 3261B Tripod with Manfrotto 808Rd4 ball head, Manfroto 4861RC2 monopoly, shoulder stock, various filters etc, Panasonic SET HBS HD Video cam, Tamrac Explorer 8x backpack and a sore back.....
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thoughton

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 17:36
Yes, I think you're right. It's too grey!
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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paulgee20

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 17:45
Its a great shot Tim, splendid , but i did think a little darker may well have improved it?

Paul
K5's (2)both gripped, K10d gripped, Pentax 28-90 f3.5, Sigma 18-250mm, Sigma 150-500mm. Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, Sigma 10-20 f.4-5.6.EX DC, Hoya 135 f2.8, Take on 28mm f2.8 Pentax AF360 flash, 2 fill in slaves. 30 metre remote release, Rt angle viewfinder, Giotto NOT 3261B Tripod with Manfrotto 808Rd4 ball head, Manfroto 4861RC2 monopoly, shoulder stock, various filters etc, Panasonic SET HBS HD Video cam, Tamrac Explorer 8x backpack and a sore back.....
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Paul

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CoDa

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 20:53
I did a levels adjustment, which I think has improved it?



Colin

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thoughton

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 21:44
Thanks Colin! I think you're right the darker ground looks better. Darkening it has emphasised some halos in the clouds I think (which were also in my grey version but I've only just noticed doh), I'll see what I can do about that.
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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thoughton

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 22:05
Okay here's the new and hopefully improved version!



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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dougf8

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 22:16
Tim, I'm reluctant to suggest this, and I like your style and lots of your images but may I humbly suggest, it's a bit boring.

If there were just the two discrete clouds in the centre it might be slightly better, but the clouds on the RHS just get chopped. Apart from the HDR style tonality and 1/3 comp, there is not enough doing, for me.

I'm not getting much essential Tim-ness out of this. Sorry.
Lurking is shirking.!
Last Edited by dougf8 on 17/08/2011 - 22:18

thoughton

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 22:21
Hah no problem Doug, thanks for telling it like it is!

I agree this isn't particularly earthshaking but I'm working through my photos from the last few months and this was the only half decent one from this particular outing, so I thought I'd see what i could make of it

I do wish this part of Essex wasn't so flippin' flat though!
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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dougf8

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 22:36
I did a project on bikes and after several shoots and over 400 images I junked the whole lot so damn boring. Doh.

Essex has got more character than my old stamping ground Cheshire which my wife says is positively hilly, she being from Lincs.
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DrOrloff

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 22:37
I'm a fan of your photos Tim but I have to agree that this lacks interest. Maybe some prominent foreground ears of (I think) wheat would have added some interest.
You can see some of my photos here if you are so inclined

thoughton

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 23:14
Thanks for the comments, I'll try and come up with some foreground interest next time! ("Son, run through that tall wheat!" haha)

I do occasionally look for stray wheat stalks that somehow stand out from the others but they are surprisingly hard to find! Although I did once find a nicely curved one - that became my second ever PPG acceptance
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
Flickr • Fluidr • PPG • Street • Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!
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