Thought I'd have a go at sunsets


rpk20d

Link Posted 12/01/2009 - 20:43
and my friends helped me I think:







What are your views?
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womble

Link Posted 12/01/2009 - 20:47
Lovely colours but I would straighten the horizon.

Best wishes, Kris.

PS. Message 500, funny how they add up!
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ttk

Link Posted 12/01/2009 - 20:50
Nice shots the wonky horizon spoils them..
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rpk20d

Link Posted 12/01/2009 - 21:31
Yeah, I should really learn not to drink before taking!
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Pentax K20D | Pentax SMC II DA ALII 18 - 55 | Sigma 400mm AF f5.6 | Fisheye wanted for play time!

Centon K100 | Centon 50 / 1.7 | Centon 70 - 210 /4.0 - 5.6 (for my now retired film SLR).

sanderscapes

Link Posted 13/01/2009 - 06:54
Hi i like the top one i think a slight crop on the top and the people a bit more over to the left would've been better' also try and keep your horizons straighter(i also suffer from that problem) .I have just purchased a hot shoe spirit level on ebay . Keep on truckin'

rpk20d

Link Posted 13/01/2009 - 09:23
Both of these were handheld, so it is my fault

I'll use my tripod next time

Hi Sanderscapes, I'll give the cropping a go. Might even try and level it all out too!
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Centon K100 | Centon 50 / 1.7 | Centon 70 - 210 /4.0 - 5.6 (for my now retired film SLR).
Last Edited by rpk20d on 13/01/2009 - 09:26

fatspider

Link Posted 14/01/2009 - 19:43
Quote:
Both of these were handheld, so it is my fault

Probably not entirely! more likely the SR system has contributed by shifting the sensor, I get it an awful lot and its always dropping to the right slightly.
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rpk20d

Link Posted 14/01/2009 - 20:10
Hmm thats a bit strange? I'll have to check that in future, thanks
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Centon K100 | Centon 50 / 1.7 | Centon 70 - 210 /4.0 - 5.6 (for my now retired film SLR).

RichardC

Link Posted 15/01/2009 - 12:56
No1 is very good, I like the colour and people in it, the horizon is easily fixed.

womble

Link Posted 15/01/2009 - 14:54
impotentspider wrote:
Quote:
Both of these were handheld, so it is my fault

Probably not entirely! more likely the SR system has contributed by shifting the sensor, I get it an awful lot and its always dropping to the right slightly.

How interesting. I have always been surprised / annoyed that I cannot get photos square / straight any more and put it down to my incompetence (although I did manage 20 years of slides which were ok).

Best wishes, Kris.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

divtag

Link Posted 16/01/2009 - 17:35
to be honest... i dont mind the tilt at all... nice shots

Prieni

Link Posted 16/01/2009 - 18:05
I think spider is wrong, the SR wouldn't really decide by itself to rotate a bit just for fun. It's designed to keep the sensor in the position it had when the exposure started.

I do have the same problem, many shots are not level (sounds better than saying hardly any are straight at all). It could be a slight misalignment of the viewer or sensor. But most likely it is me not holding the camera straight.

rpk: It's #1 for me as well, lovely shot!

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jackitec

Link Posted 16/01/2009 - 22:36
It's when you push the button to hard it makes the camera go down to the right

womble

Link Posted 17/01/2009 - 00:04
I'd be suspicious of my technique if I hadn't spent 20 years shooting 64 ASA film. Something is not quite square and I get quite annoyed with myself. At least it is just a quick crop to fix.

Cheers, Kris.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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