St. Dunstan

Photo Information
One of my first try with my 'new' Samsung GX 10 and the Pentax F 35-80mm f4-f5.6 "Paperweight".
Extras and Settings:
Hoya PL-CIR (ND Filter is not bought jet as I will change my lens soon and the diameter will change).
I added just a touch to the shadows +0.5 and the saturation +0.8.
As I ‘shoot’ in RAW+ I changed from DNG file to a jpeg file after I applied the above mentioned settings in Corel Photo Paint X4 SP2!
As soon as I have all my security settings correct for flickr I will post them on to the site so you can have a side by side view to see why I found that I had to change some of those settings.
It may be me, but I got the feeling that the lens is too soft (that’s why I also use mainly the PL-CIR Filter with the lens) as it seems to add a bit more sharpness and the overall quality of the picture seems better.
I also feel that the colours the lens produces are ‘flat’ in itself, but at the end it still is all trial and error plus at the moment I try to get used to the viewfinder (also the GX-10 should have near to 100%) and it is at the moment more the composition of the picture I look for as I want to crop as little as possible.
In the tried A3 print (‘Best Photo’ settings on Gloss 260g Paper) it comes out as in its natural state so I hope that this one, this time, is not as dark as the 'Guardian Angel'.
I would have preferred using an ND2 or ND4 filter but I will change my lens very soon and wait till I get ND Filters (or any other) as the filter diameter will change.
Please feel free to leave any critique or comment as you see fit.
I only can learn from what other viewers of the pictures are thinking as every picture calls for different emotions / feelings etc in different viewers.
10/10/2010 - 09:18SmutjeUK
Shutter Speed1/250
Focal Length35mm


Link Posted 10/10/2010 - 10:20
Nicely composed shot & an appropriate subject for Sunday.
Best Wishes, Noel
"A photograph is neither taken nor seized by force. It offers itself up. It is the photo that takes you. One must not take photos." Henri Cartier-Bresso.


Link Posted 10/10/2010 - 22:54
Another nice one, Bernhard! I'd try doing two images from the RAW file, one with exposure for the clouds and highlights, another with exposure for the shadows; then blending the two images together for better tonal range in a single image.
Last Edited by BentlyTCow on 10/10/2010 - 22:56


Link Posted 27/10/2010 - 09:40
"Your photo 'St. Dunstan' placed Equal 228th in the Little Church challenge" out of 292 entries.
Well at least I gave it a shot with this one as well and do not be last.
Kind regards

It's nice to be nice!

Pentax K-5 with D-GB4 Grip, to many lenses to mention by now (serious LBA by now), TC's, Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW, Manfrotto 028 & Redsnapper RS-283 with various Heads plus various Camera Clamps (I collect them). Pentax AF 360FGZ, Pentax AF 240FT, several Metz 45 CT-1 & 5 with stands and 'Blow Up' Soft Boxes, Flash Triggers, and various Macro gear.

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