Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire


Photo Information
K-5IIs
Tamron 90mm 2.8 macro @ f/9.0

I took the macro to Anglesey Abbey yesterday with a view to taking the snowdrops. Many visitors take this shot but few are so fortunate with the sky. Keeeping the 90mm on all day was an interesting exercise (the wife had the battle-hardened 18-250mm which is still my most used lens). I must say, I'm impressed by what you can get out of a prime and I fear it could trigger a lens buying addiction. It's so sharp I can read the writing on the footpath sign (at Gallery size you'll be lucky to spot the sign, let alone the writing!). Surprising as it was hand held at 1/100s. Only slight downside is it's sharp enough to reveal aliasing on the IIs, but that's easy enough to reduce PP.
25/02/2015 - 11:20WaypointCharlie
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/100
Aperturef/9
LensN/A
ISO80
Focal Length90mm
Views/Likes52/0
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 25/02/2015 - 13:26
Like pastel tones
PPG

Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 25/02/2015 - 13:32
I like it, nice.
Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.

WaypointCharlie

Link Posted 25/02/2015 - 13:54
I see what you mean about the pastel tones. I processed it in the dark last night. In the light of day it does look a bit flat and lacking in contrast.

I'd appreciate a bit more contructive critique in the Gallery. I think we may try to be too nice here but I'd welcome anything which may help me to improve.

Teaka53

Link Posted 25/02/2015 - 14:02
It works for me the pastel tones reflect the stormy day, the dark clouds make the Mill House stand out and I particularly like the way the Mill House reflection cuts the stream in half
Malc

nonur

Link Posted 25/02/2015 - 17:07
A stunning quality image. I LOVE it!
Regards,
Nezih

drobbia

Link Posted 25/02/2015 - 17:10
Good advert for prime lenses. t
"It's not what you look at that's important, it's what you see" - Thoreau
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WaypointCharlie

Link Posted 25/02/2015 - 17:37
Okay, I've uploaded a higher contrast version to flickr. I'm not sure which version I prefer, probably the new one.

Lode Mill is bit quite tricky to take. Most shots I've seen tend to blow-out the detail of the mill's white weatherboarding. If you expose for the white mill then it requires a bit of work PP to try to make the rest look right.

Zoom in and you'll see the detail we miss out on in the Gallery.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/waypointcharlie/16611970796/in/photostream/lightbox/

Just in case you're not familar with flickr:

Press F11 to toggle fullscreen mode
Press L to toggle Lightbox mode
Click left mouse button to toggle zoom
Last Edited by WaypointCharlie on 25/02/2015 - 17:49

Wildwood512

Link Posted 26/02/2015 - 05:09
Teaka53 wrote:
It works for me the pastel tones reflect the stormy day, the dark clouds make the Mill House stand out and I particularly like the way the Mill House reflection cuts the stream in half


nonur wrote:
A stunning quality image. I LOVE it!

I also like that you did this in portrait mode rather than landscape...gives it an impact.
Cheers...Donna 😊
Last Edited by Wildwood512 on 26/02/2015 - 05:10

Teaka53

Link Posted 26/02/2015 - 10:50
Just looked at the flicker version, even more dramatic
Malc

pauljay

Link Posted 03/03/2015 - 22:06
That's a nicely organised shot! Perhaps I should take my Tammie 90 out and about!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
PPG
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