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Winter sand dune

jospan
Posted 05/02/2008 - 12:33 Link
Hi, there - out playing with my rather new K10D and brand new smc P-FA 50mm F1.4-lens (what a smashing lens - I love it!) this weekend.

My first post in this forum by the way - but I have been an avid reader for some time - you guys are a great inspiration as well as an excellent source of info and experience - it's much appreciated!

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justgetoutandride
Posted 05/02/2008 - 15:44 Link
welcome to the forum jospan.

I like photo's of grasses like this, however I feel it needs a focal point to make the most of the texture and colour, some thing to hang it all on.
Please call me aj,

I use a Pentax K10D, on a MacBook with LightRoom (vers 1.3 + beta 2)

http://www.ba-joseph.co.uk/gallery
jospan
Posted 05/02/2008 - 16:57 Link
Thanks justgetoutandride - or is it 'aj' :

I tend to agree with you - but after scouting around and trying different angles I didn't find any usable focal points. I could have let the subject slip, but I opted for a sort of abstract view with shallow depth-of-field (actually the main purpose of that day: shooting with my new f1.4 50mm-lens - testing the wide aperture).

I guess it's like painting your living room pink - it's a matter of taste whether you like at...and given the circumstances I kindda like the picture...shouldn't post it if I felt otherwise, should I?

Don't get me wrong: your critique is very wellcome...I see from your website, that I have a lot to learn from you...and that's a process I like: learning and being inspired.
Daniel Bridge
Posted 05/02/2008 - 17:09 Link
I like it as an abstract, and I would think it would sit very nicely in a series of photos depicting dunes too.

Dan
K-3, a macro lens and a DA*300mm...
jospan
Posted 05/02/2008 - 17:18 Link
Daniel Bridge wrote:
I like it as an abstract, and I would think it would sit very nicely in a series of photos depicting dunes too.

Hi Daniel, thanks and great idea about a series of dune photos. I live in Denmark: we have no stunning mountains, wild rivers, rocky coastal landscapes...but we do have sand dunes...I should take advantage of that!
robby
Posted 06/02/2008 - 00:24 Link
Great colours, really nice. May be just my simple self, but sometimes I don't think you need much more in a pic.

Been playing with this lens too, love it. Makes me want lots more primes
justgetoutandride
Posted 06/02/2008 - 08:27 Link
jospan wrote:
Thanks justgetoutandride - or is it 'aj' :

Please call me aj.
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I guess it's like painting your living room pink -

You've painted my living room pink?!

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it's a matter of taste whether you like at...and given the circumstances I kindda like the picture...shouldn't post it if I felt otherwise, should I?

Most definitely, You have to be happy with any image you keep

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Don't get me wrong: your critique is very wellcome...I see from your website, that I have a lot to learn from you...and that's a process I like: learning and being inspired.

Thanks but don't use me as an example, there are much better photographers on this forum.
Please call me aj,

I use a Pentax K10D, on a MacBook with LightRoom (vers 1.3 + beta 2)

http://www.ba-joseph.co.uk/gallery
jospan
Posted 06/02/2008 - 10:08 Link
aj wrote:
You've painted my living room pink?!

Yeah, didn't you notice?

robby wrote:
May be just my simple self, but sometimes I don't think you need much more in a pic.

Agree with you there. I'll start ascribing it to 'my simple self', as you do, instead of on Attention Deficit Disorder

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