Pitstone Windmill - a different view


Utopia Poppy

Link Posted 29/06/2009 - 21:21
You can tell I'm back, posting twice in one night! We also stopped by Pitstone Windmill yesterday so I thought I'd post my favourites from there too.

Again, these are all shot with my K10D, 35mm macro wide open at f2.8. No post-processing except converting to jpg in Aperture, and I've aded a little vignetting to the last one.

Again, all comments welcome (and suggestions on how to improve). Please bear in mind these were all handheld with my very shaky pins!

Detail of original door, ISO 100, 1/50 sec



Detail of central mill post, ISO 400, 1/40 sec



Detail of mill stone (my favourite) ISO 400, 1/60 sec



Wood beam, ISO 100, 1/1000 sec



Sails, ISO 100, 1/4000 sec



Wood beam, ISO 100, 1/2500 sec



Clover, with drive wheel in the background, ISO 100, 1/1600 sec


"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep". ~Scott Adams

Q | Various Q lenses & filters | KP | 35mm 2.8 Macro

pnjmcc

Link Posted 30/06/2009 - 01:48
All very good Fiona.

But the Clover with Drive wheel in the background is my favorite. Ecellent pic

Regards
PaulM
All cameras are equal but.....
Some are more equal than others

Father Ted

Link Posted 30/06/2009 - 11:13
As Paul says, all really good, however, I find th clover is my least favourite

I love the Sails and the first of the Wood Beams.
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.

Aiki

Link Posted 30/06/2009 - 17:31
Egree with Ted - first of the wood beams for me.

nice set.
Aiki

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Pentax K20D; SMC DA 18-55mm II kit; Sigma AF 70-300/4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
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GivingTree

Link Posted 30/06/2009 - 18:11
I'm with Ted and Aiki. A good look at what you can do with that lens.
"Just put your eye to the camera and push the button-thingy."
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Utopia Poppy

Link Posted 30/06/2009 - 18:22
Thank you for your comments everyone. The more I look at the 1st beam shot, the more I like it too!

Does anyone have any suggestions to improve the other shots? I realise that I was using the lens wide open all day, giving myself a smaller depth of focus - but I thought I would try a different style.
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep". ~Scott Adams

Q | Various Q lenses & filters | KP | 35mm 2.8 Macro

Father Ted

Link Posted 30/06/2009 - 20:06
To be honest, I like the small DoF. I keep trying for that effect, but never manage it as well as you have with these.
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.

Nestos

Link Posted 30/06/2009 - 20:36
I like the one with the sails best
K20D

Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity into the dream

Utopia Poppy

Link Posted 30/06/2009 - 22:20
Father Ted wrote:
To be honest, I like the small DoF. I keep trying for that effect, but never manage it as well as you have with these.

Wow, thank you! That's a real compliment! Seeing as I have a renewed enthusiasm for photography, after a few months out of action, that comment means a lot to me.

Thanks again
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep". ~Scott Adams

Q | Various Q lenses & filters | KP | 35mm 2.8 Macro
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