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Night out in Exeter

Dorset_Mike
Posted 19/09/2020 - 16:19 Link
Some shots taken on a Newton Abbot Photographic Club night out to Exeter Quay. All taken with a Pentax K-5ii and K24mm f2.8 lens tripod mounted.
1. Dining out
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2. More dining out
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3. Contemplation
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4. Footbridge
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5. View downriver
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6. Looking back
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7. More dining out
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Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
Regards,
Mike

Every day's a holiday!
Elleygreen
Posted 20/09/2020 - 13:50 Link
A lovely set with excellent exposures, beautiful grading and colour saturation. Wonder if my K-5 would allow me to achieve something similar.......
Chrism8
Posted 20/09/2020 - 16:41 Link
Elleygreen wrote:
Wonder if my K-5 would allow me to achieve something similar.......

The K5 series has always been good at low light, give it a try
Chris

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Edited by Chrism8: 20/09/2020 - 16:42
LennyBloke
Posted 20/09/2020 - 18:34 Link
Elleygreen wrote:
A lovely set with excellent exposures, beautiful grading and colour saturation. Wonder if my K-5 would allow me to achieve something similar.......

Agree with these comments - the only thing I would change is the cropping on a few - 1, 2, 5 & 6 have a little too much at the top or bottom, a little trimming down may improve the overall look - just my opinion, but they do have a good look and feel and Yes - the K5 series are well capable cameras
LennyBloke
Dorset_Mike
Posted 21/09/2020 - 16:24 Link
Thank you for your comments. As Chrism8 advised, Elleygreen, just take your camera out and give it a try. You'll quickly get the hang of what works and what doesn't.
Thanks for the cropping advice, LennyBloke, I'll give it a try - though I might be a bit reluctant to lose much of the reflections in 5 & 6!
Regards,
Mike

Every day's a holiday!
LennyBloke
Posted 21/09/2020 - 16:56 Link
Dorset_Mike wrote:
Thank you for your comments. As Chrism8 advised, Elleygreen, just take your camera out and give it a try. You'll quickly get the hang of what works and what doesn't.
Thanks for the cropping advice, LennyBloke, I'll give it a try - though I might be a bit reluctant to lose much of the reflections in 5 & 6!

Hi Mike - I often make several "versions" of an image and compare them to see what gives the look or impact I want, and for me (but it is of course only personal opinion and will differ from some others) cropping to suit the image rather than staying with standard format often works well.

I've taken the liberty of cropping your images - see what you think, I'm not saying they are better - just a different view aspect and removing some foreground and/or sky that may not (or may) add to the image...

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petrochemist
Posted 22/09/2020 - 09:26 Link
As Lenny says cropping can make a big difference to images. But in the first two examples, I find his crop too tight making the images look cluttered which the original didn't. The second two I find the cropped versions an improvement.

He's definitely right about these things being personal opinion too!

I must admit I'm always a sucker for well taken blue hour shots. Hard to say why but I think no 2 is my overall favourite.
Mike
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Dorset_Mike
Posted 23/09/2020 - 16:44 Link
Thanks LennyBloke and Petrochemist for your further thoughts. I take LennyBloke's point about the amount of dead space at the top and, maybe, the bottom of some of my shots. I will try some judicious cropping but I'm tending to Petrochemist's view that LennyBloke has been a bit too enthusiastic. We'll see!
Regards,
Mike

Every day's a holiday!
Pwynnej
Posted 06/05/2021 - 14:59 Link
From a pictorial point of view. it makes me want to say...

"wish I was there, on the quayside, having a nice beer"

after that technicalities matter little, apart from the fact you chose the appropriate time to make the images, so keeping detail in the sky.
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