Steyning Bowl


alfpics

Link Posted 22/12/2017 - 17:24
A reasonably local spot to me. A beautiful part of the South Downs. Thought I'd share a few from the other morning. C&C welcome!
1) Circ polariser and 2 stop ND grad IIRC



2) Circ polariser



3) Circ polariser - I really liked the subtle light playing on the tree contrasted with that on the hillside behind



4) A square crop of same tree as in 3



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Andy
Last Edited by alfpics on 22/12/2017 - 17:27

Chrism8

Link Posted 22/12/2017 - 19:08
Nicely shot Andy and glad to see the filters in use. I particularly like the first image
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Last Edited by Chrism8 on 22/12/2017 - 19:09

McGregNi

Link Posted 23/12/2017 - 08:10
It's a soft delicate light that makes these. You have timed things perfectly to bring out the gentle contours and subtle contrasts. No5 is particularly good in these respects.

It's not an easy area to photograph, because it's so.... Boring! But not here.
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pschlute

Link Posted 23/12/2017 - 09:14
I quite like no 4, agree the soft light is very nice.

The second one I would prefer to see with a darker clear blue sky. I don't think the aircraft contrails add to it I am afraid.
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alfpics

Link Posted 23/12/2017 - 09:44
Thanks for the comments - much appreciated;
Chrism8 wrote:
Nicely shot Andy and glad to see the filters in use. I particularly like the first image

Certainly worth the effort to use them (especially adding the ND grads to balance the sky with the foreground)

McGregNi wrote:
It's a soft delicate light that makes these. You have timed things perfectly to bring out the gentle contours and subtle contrasts. No5 is particularly good in these respects.

It's not an easy area to photograph, because it's so.... Boring! But not here.

An extra dimension to this would be to catch this when there is mist/ a cloud inversion filling the Bowl; haven't managed one of those yet!

pschlute wrote:
The second one I would prefer to see with a darker clear blue sky. I don't think the aircraft contrails add to it I am afraid.

I agree about the contrails; I didn't look back to the tree often enough whilst i was in the area to see if the sky 'cleared' - I think I could have waited a very long time for that to happen though without other contrails entering the scene!
Andy

derek897

Link Posted 23/12/2017 - 18:41
Love 1 and 5, all good but those 2 pop for me.
Must start using my cpl.
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alfpics

Link Posted 23/12/2017 - 19:51
Thanks Derek - yep the cpl is a useful little filter!
Andy
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