Miners Bridge - Betws Y Coed


simonkit

Link Posted 26/03/2010 - 23:05
Had a walk along the Afon Llugwy at Betws Y Coed today, mainly to see the Swallow Falls after the recent rainfall. On the way back I tried out a shot of the "famous" Miners Bridge.

Simon



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i-Berg

Link Posted 27/03/2010 - 03:21
It looks like a lovely spot Simon - shutter speed could have been little slower perhaps, to further blur the running water (assuming you used a tripod?).
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PeteL

Link Posted 27/03/2010 - 08:23
Lovely shot, In fact i`m tempted to pop down there this morning! I think the shutter speed is just right. As it conveys the power of the water rather than a milky swath that you would get if you used something slower.
I especially like the foreground rocks.

Regards - Pete.

Jumbo48

Link Posted 27/03/2010 - 08:54
Lovely shot, I agree I much prefer to see the water natural as you would with your eye.
Regards John/Jumbo

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 27/03/2010 - 09:12
The tones and colours look unnatural almost like an early 1940s illustration. Has the dreaded HDR been involved in the process?

Having said that...can't wait to get back up there. A most favoured valley by this photographer.

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Andrew
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royd63uk

Link Posted 27/03/2010 - 09:13
very nice indeed,shame about the purple fringeing in the trees though.
Looks a very pleasant spot.

Roy
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simonkit

Link Posted 27/03/2010 - 09:35
Thanks for the comments/feedback...

A couple of things for me to work on - the Purple fringing, unfortunately a bit of a pentax lens trademark !! It's my first visit to the spot and lighting position wasn't perfect, I'll be trying earlier in the day next time.

I used a little "contrast masking" in processing which may have shifted colours slightly, it doesn't look bad in A4 print though.

Regarding the shutter speed I tried a few but I'm no real fan of milky effects so prefer this one.

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i-Berg

Link Posted 27/03/2010 - 09:36
Simon,

I should add here that I didn't intend that to be the outcome either. I didn't explain myself well I'm afraid.
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royd63uk

Link Posted 27/03/2010 - 09:48
Quote:
it doesn't look bad in A4 print though

i imagine it makes a great A4

Roy
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simonkit

Link Posted 27/03/2010 - 12:43
Ok, I've re-edited the original image to remove as much of the PF as possible. I must admit I didn't look for this as my previous Sigma 17-70 rarely showed any, it's one area where it out performs the DA 17-70

I've also decided the shot doesn't need contrast masking.

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Gwyn

Link Posted 27/03/2010 - 13:06
I can't say I have noticed any PF with my DA 17-70. In fact I have been very pleasantly surprised by the lack of it.

TOZZA27

Link Posted 27/03/2010 - 13:28
Ooooooh - that`s lovely - used to drive around there as a rep with my trusty MZ5n in the Focus boot - still haven`t scanned any of the negs yet.

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StephenLewis

Link Posted 27/03/2010 - 13:35
Wonderful shot. I feel the shutter speed is correct, it shows the power yet you know its water by the little pool in lower left. May be tempted to try taking out some purple though.

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Stephen
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