River Wye from Symonds Yat 10-17 fisheye


royd63uk

Link Posted 20/03/2010 - 18:33
I have taken numerous images of this beautiful spot,finally now i have the fisheye i managed to get the whole wide sweep of this very serpentine river.


Roy

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Last Edited by royd63uk on 20/03/2010 - 18:38

ems82

Link Posted 20/03/2010 - 18:34
That is very cool Roy
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thoramay

Link Posted 20/03/2010 - 18:51
Not a landscape person but this is first class. So much to take in. Well seen and taken.
thoramay

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 20/03/2010 - 19:25
Roy,
Perhaps you don't know this, but I'm not a great fan of fish eye lenses for various reasons, one being we have human eyes so the pictures always look distorted.

BUT THIS... obviously a favourite spot of mine so I've photographed it before and seen it in a dozen guide books... pne of the best shots I've seen of the view. That incised meader is shown to perfection. The sky is terrific too. Obvioussly bathed in sunlight would be perfect, but somehow this doesn't matter so much!

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Andrew
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mikew

Link Posted 20/03/2010 - 21:22
Here comes Mr Curmudgeon - The colours aren't very appealing and it doesn't look terribly sharp and this lens can be really sharp. Not easy lighting to get right I'd say but I wonder if some gentle PP mightn't get some more from the colours?
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royd63uk

Link Posted 20/03/2010 - 23:17
Thanks all
Mike although it doesnt look it from the image there was a lot of mist about apart from where the sun is breaking out which i believe has lost some clarity in the image..the colours were as in the image very muted.I have done some pp'ing but you are welcome to have go if you wish.
Roy
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thoughton

Link Posted 20/03/2010 - 23:33
I had a quick bash at it.




This was just a few edits in Aperture - a levels adjustment, and increased saturation and definition.
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RichardDay

Link Posted 21/03/2010 - 10:58
It's a great shot and Tim's quick editing has helped.

If you get the chance to go back to the same spot, may I suggest that you lower the camera a degree or two so that the horizon is level, then the "fishy" effect will hardly be noticable. Fish-eyes can be fantastic for shots like these, but like all wide perspective lenses, very careful framing is essential to get the best from them.
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royd63uk

Link Posted 21/03/2010 - 11:09
Personally i think Tim's pp'ng has overcooked the colours somewhat,especially the yellows.Though i have to say it makes it more vibrant.

Roy
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royd63uk

Link Posted 22/03/2010 - 19:18
Gareth
I would tend to agree the immediate foreground is improved by Tim's work,but the grass on the main area now looks like a cornfield in the summer not as it was, a field of dry late winter grass.As for drab and dull, I dont think so......

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Roy
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Anvh

Link Posted 26/03/2010 - 00:17
Roy this a superb photo, I just wanted to play with it, I hope you don't mind.

Hopefully this does the trick...
It's sharper and made a bit more vibrant, hopefully didn't over do it.


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Dr. Mhuni

Link Posted 26/03/2010 - 04:29
Stefan, you've done an excellent job. And it is an attractive image. The composition is good and the fisheye is very appropriate here (I might have tried for a level horizon but this was probably not possible). But does noone else find the darkness of the clouds top right over the top? To my eye they look very unnatural - they ought to be emanating from a chimney not acting as a backdrop to this picturesque scene! Though perhaps it's just me, as noone else has mentioned this.
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royd63uk

Link Posted 26/03/2010 - 08:30
I like this Stefan very good work.

Regards
Roy
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Anvh

Link Posted 26/03/2010 - 13:21
I'm glad it's to your likings.
I was quite surprised how much detail I could get out of the photo.

Dr. Mhuni wrote:
The composition is good and the fisheye is very appropriate here (I might have tried for a level horizon but this was probably not possible). But does noone else find the darkness of the clouds top right over the top? To my eye they look very unnatural - they ought to be emanating from a chimney not acting as a backdrop to this picturesque scene! Though perhaps it's just me, as noone else has mentioned this.

When you have the horizon on the middle of the frame then it should be straight but i like the little curve here, it just look like the curve of the earth.
You can brighten up the clouds in PP if you want
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GivingTree

Link Posted 26/03/2010 - 13:28
Stefan, I think you've done a great job. Colors are just right. It's a good photo, I even like the horizon.
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Last Edited by GivingTree on 26/03/2010 - 13:29
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