Poole Harbour ... Dawn


McGregNi

Link Posted 11/09/2014 - 17:24
Here I am highlighting the beautiful lowlands around the Pool Harbour area, including the end of Studland Beach, Brownsea Island and Bournemouth in the far distance. You will see the distinctive purple heather common in this area. The shots are taken from the Purbeck Hill tops near Swanage, looking east. These are Telephoto shots from a long distance, but I include a final image at 14mm from the same position to show some wider context. And the contrast is extreme

I took a range of views and exposures with the Pentax 'M' 75-150 f4, and mostly shot at f11 or f13. All with the K7, tripod mounted, remote control shooting & mirror-up operation.

Thanks for taking a peek!


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5. And finally the bigger picture ... from the same place with the Samyang 14mm f2.8, shot at f13 - taken later at about 7am after I'd been shooting the other way for a while into Swanage Bay and just before packing it in and heading for breakfast!






Hope you enjoyed them, as I sure did really enjoy being there and taking them!!
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 11/09/2014 - 17:28

tyronet2000

Link Posted 11/09/2014 - 17:27
Very nice set, easy on the eye
Regards
Stan

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redbusa99

Link Posted 11/09/2014 - 18:04
number 1. too dark in the distance for me
" 2. looks a bit mushy in the mid ground, i suspect mist, but it spoils it for me, gorgeous foreground colour
number 3. nice mix of light and shade but maybe the distance area could be lifted a tad
number 4. i think my favourite, love that golden glow yo have caught there
" 5. too much foreground, i feel myself not being able to get beyond it to view the rest of the image
as suggested elsewhere your colour management has come on in leaps and bounds, much more natural now.
joe
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davidstorm

Link Posted 11/09/2014 - 21:01
I really like these Nigel, except for the last one which you've probably included for comparison purposes.

I think these are head and shoulders above the set you posted of Swanage Harbour, the colours are better, the compositions are better and the light is better. The only slight negative for me is that they look a little over-sharpened, probably fine for printing but a bit too edgy on my monitor.

The first four are all good with my favourites being 3 and 4.

Regards
David
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MrB

Link Posted 11/09/2014 - 21:09
A nice set, Nigel. I like the natural range and layering of the colours in each shot, but perhaps some regions are a bit dark, and if they were mine I might try slightly reducing the saturation of the colours in some areas.

Cheers.
Philip

McGregNi

Link Posted 12/09/2014 - 07:44
Thanks guys Yes, the shots are sharp and ready for the printer. I don't mind a bit of extra bite for screen viewing. These are taken very close to first sunrise, so there are patches of darkness around. I did take some brighter ones but prefer the mood of the lower exposures.
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

jules

Link Posted 12/09/2014 - 09:47
Like them all neil, especially the last two in the first block, lovely warm lighting and nice layers...
Cheers Jules...
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xbow

Link Posted 12/09/2014 - 10:55
Nice pictures, but can I ask, do you normally get up before dawn?
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RussV

Link Posted 12/09/2014 - 11:23
They are all nice except no. 2 (IMO) which lacks an attractive feature, it looks a bit industrial with all the buildings on the far shore.
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McGregNi

Link Posted 12/09/2014 - 14:54
jules wrote:
Like them all neil, especially the last two in the first block, lovely warm lighting and nice layers...

Thanks Jules, yes I was attracted to the layering effect going into the scenes and was happy to exaggerate this with the telephoto effect. Thanks also xbow and Russ. I think I was attracted to the highlights reflecting of the buildings in the 2nd, and thought it added to it all somehow? But we all see different things, and its a good point about the' industry' going on there!
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
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