Richmond Falls revisited


Link Posted 16/04/2016 - 12:06
OK - so having not picked up a camera for months - found a couple of free hours so headed to Richmond falls traveling light with just the K3, DA 17-70 and travel pod

A long time favourite spot, photographed many times, Here are a few from the day - have to say I was feeling quite rusty and was struggling a bit with the K3 - not sure whether it is just my copy but I find the 3 much harder to get the exposure right on than the K511s

Nothing original but as always C+C welcome









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Link Posted 16/04/2016 - 14:01
They look original to me, and a great selection of comparative viewpoints giving a real sense of location. I like the motion in the water, seems just right, and you've got the exposure nice and deep for those silky black rocks.

My favourite is the last with it's depth and distance.
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 16/04/2016 - 14:01


Link Posted 17/04/2016 - 01:18
How could you. Smooth water
These are right up my street, love them.
You don't seem to have struggled to much, these are all crackers..
Great to see you back shooting.
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Link Posted 17/04/2016 - 09:26
Nice ones Carl. As Nigel says you have gone for a deep rich exposure which does the scenes justice. Next time I'm in Richmond, or Hexham or even in the middle of Durham, I must get down to the river and try some smooth water exposures. Its a style I've never really worked at in the past.

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Link Posted 17/04/2016 - 11:23
Got to agree with McGreg.
Number 7 is a stunner (IMHO). The depth that the foreground rocks give it really works.
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Link Posted 17/04/2016 - 13:16
I agree, the last image is the show stopper here. Excellent image
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Link Posted 17/04/2016 - 20:21
Hi Carl

It doesn't look as though you were struggling, these are excellent. BTW, just a thought on your comment re the K-3's exposure, I recall meeting up with you a year or so ago at Tickhill and comparing your K-5iis with mine - we spoke about the differences in exposure measurements between the two. Could it be that your K-3 is accurate and your K-5iis is exposing incorrectly, but you've just go used to it? My K-3 seems to expose almost exactly the same as my K-5iis.


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Link Posted 18/04/2016 - 17:57
If this is you rusty, looking forward to when you really get your mojo back

To be different, I'm really drawn to the first two... With the second getting the nod as there's a little more space around the main rocks. But I can also see why the last one's hitting the spot.

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Link Posted 18/04/2016 - 19:29
Thanks all for your kind comments. For what it's worth I nearly did not post the last shot and the first one is my personal favourite - problem is I have photographed these so many times I get very blaze about them - and they are very easy to photograph - you could probably get a great shot of these using an average mobile phone.

Anyway - good to be back - thanks guys.

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Link Posted 18/04/2016 - 19:30
David - you may be right re the K3. The biggest problem I have with it is if on manual exposure it really seems to need pushing much higher than I always expect

No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more
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