A view from the top of Painswick Beacon


Photo Information
From a recent visit to the Cotswolds.
K20D,auto W/B.ISO200.1/250.f4.5
Lens 17-70 with ND grad and polerizer. on tripod.This shot is straight from camera,no post processing.
Please comment/advice.
Thank you.
25/08/2009 - 14:50Bobbinalorry
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/250
Aperturef/4.5
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length70mm
Views/Likes44/0

Technoblurb

Link Posted 25/08/2009 - 19:51
For me the image lacks a subject, and the colours are very muted. I would have discarded the polerizer and filter due to the subdued light conditions, put the camera in AV mode and changed the aperture to somewhere between F11 & F16 then tried to pick a subject or a contrasting point between two gradients.

I quite like landscapes but usually with mountains, I find rolling hills a bit hard to comment on so I apologise if my comments put a damper on your image, they are purely offered in a constructive manner.

Steve Chasey

Link Posted 25/08/2009 - 20:17
Landscapes usually, in my experience, work best with a smaller aperature, a lower iso and a much slower shutter speed. At 1/250, you don't need a tripod - I'm comfortable hand held with SR on at 1/20 and can get away with it on my MZS with care. And as Technoblurb said, use AP. Depth of field tends to be more important in landsacape photography.

I don't see anything in the subject that warrants an ND or PL. If you want to pick up more detail in the sky, give a grey grad a try. Then a tripod is worth using so you can get the alignment correct with the horizon.

I can see what you were after - bands of colour/texture moving up the frame. On this occasion, it's not quite worked out. But worth looking out for. The Cotswolds and the Wiltshire Downs offer lots of opportunities like this - often a case of luck being in the right place at the right time.

Hope this helps


Steve
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Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 26/08/2009 - 13:47
Steve Chasey wrote:
Landscapes usually, in my experience, work best with a smaller aperature, a lower iso and a much slower shutter speed. At 1/250, you don't need a tripod - I'm comfortable hand held with SR on at 1/20 and can get away with it on my MZS with care. And as Technoblurb said, use AP. Depth of field tends to be more important in landsacape photography.

I don't see anything in the subject that warrants an ND or PL. If you want to pick up more detail in the sky, give a grey grad a try. Then a tripod is worth using so you can get the alignment correct with the horizon.

I can see what you were after - bands of colour/texture moving up the frame. On this occasion, it's not quite worked out. But worth looking out for. The Cotswolds and the Wiltshire Downs offer lots of opportunities like this - often a case of luck being in the right place at the right time.

Hope this helps.
Yes, it does;Makes sense.Thank you.


Steve


Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.
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