Winter in Lapland


giofi

Link Posted 25/02/2013 - 13:27
Some pictures I took last week in Lapland, weather was beautiful and not too cold. Yesterday I played around with some of the pictures and tried different styles. I'd like your critique and suggestions please and feel free to play with them if you want.
Thanks

1. (DA 18-135)



2. (DA 18-135)



3. DA 15 ltd



4.1 (in B&W) DA 15 ltd



4.2 (colour) DA 15 ltd



5. DA 15 ltd



6. DA 15 ltd


Giorgio

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Blythman

Link Posted 25/02/2013 - 13:31
Excellent set. Was the second one composed to deliberately look like a coming together of a lion and a person?
Alan


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tyronet2000

Link Posted 25/02/2013 - 14:27
Think #2 is a wonderful sculpture by Mother Nature, think the other images are first class too.
Regards
Stan

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giofi

Link Posted 25/02/2013 - 14:35
Blythman wrote:
Excellent set. Was the second one composed to deliberately look like a coming together of a lion and a person?

Thanks Alan. No, I liked the composition but I did not notice that until I saw it on the computer screen.

tyronet2000 wrote:
Think #2 is a wonderful sculpture by Mother Nature, think the other images are first class too.

Thanks Stan.

Light in Lapland is very low and uniform, so it required quite a bit of PP, and was concerned I might have overdone it.
Giorgio

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stigg

Link Posted 25/02/2013 - 17:40
A fantastic set, No.5 is my favorite.
All the best
Brian

And come him slow or come him fast it is but death who comes at last.

AlJones2402

Link Posted 25/02/2013 - 17:48
Brilliant set. +1 for number 2

doubled

Link Posted 25/02/2013 - 19:07
Lovely set indeed. My fav are #2, 5 and 6!

Stuey

Link Posted 25/02/2013 - 21:46
I really like these

They make me want a 15mm even more
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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bjolester

Link Posted 25/02/2013 - 21:58
Very nice set. My favorite is number two.

Regards
Bjørn
Bjørn

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InFESTation

Link Posted 25/02/2013 - 22:03
Beautiful set, like others really like #2 with the snow giant, also #6 just feels crisp
Pint o' rough & a game o' darts anyone

Smeggypants

Link Posted 26/02/2013 - 00:33
Beautiful pics. Almost looks like a landscape from another world
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giofi

Link Posted 26/02/2013 - 15:46
Thanks to all of you for the kind comments!

Stuey wrote:
They make me want a 15mm even more

Stuey, I cannot decide which I like more between the DA 15 and the DA 12-24, which I also have. I got the DA 15 recently thanks to a lens swap, and the intention was to decide which I would keep. But it seems to me they are very different lenses (apart from the obvious fact that one is a prime and the other a zoom).

I have not compared them head to head, so I cannot make any scientific claim. The photos shown above are part of my very first outing with the DA 15, while I have used the 12-24 for 3 years now. Of the 12-24 I really like sharpness and the colours. As a comparison, below are a few pictures I took in the same place in Lapland 3 years ago. It was a bit earlier in the day and clear sky, so light is different:









Giorgio

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Last Edited by giofi on 26/02/2013 - 15:48

PaulEvans

Link Posted 26/02/2013 - 18:50
Very photogenic location and a really nice set of images. Well done. I like numbers 2 and 5 of the first set. Second set are excellent also, particularly the first two.

I must post some daylight images from my sweden trip!

Paul
K3ii, DA16-85, DA35mm Limited, FA77mm Limited, 55mm f1.8 K, 135mm f3.5 M, DA300, DA 1.4 HD TC,
DA16-45, Sigma 15mm f2.8. Cosina 100mm f3.5 macro
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