Westmorland Wilderness

by pgweber

Between taking great pictures of steam engines, I often manage to take in some equally great scenic views.

On a barren hillside between Ravenstonedale and Outhgill, I spotted this clump of trees, which I decided to give the mono treatment.

Shot using K10D/16-45 as jpg
Uploaded17/03/2010 - 10:12
CategoryBlack & White
Shutter Speed1/750
Aperturef/8
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length28mm
Views/Likes38/0

Cliff-P
Posted 17/03/2010 - 21:28 Link
Did you use a filter for this Peter?
Cliff.




My Flickr link
Nikon D750, D7000 , Nikkor 80-400, 70-300 and 18-200 lenses
pgweber
Posted 17/03/2010 - 21:54 Link
Hello Cliff,

I shot this as a jpeg, f8 @ 1/750, ISO 200 with 16-45 @ 28mm. No physical filter.

I processed in Silky Studio Free Version with the following settings:
Exposure: -1/3
WB: Default(?)
Contrast: Strongest
Colour: Monochrome2 (just 1 other mono option, this looked better)
Sharpness: Normal

The monochrome colour settings appeared to be accentuating different colours.

I also cropped around the trees to 2400x1600 and resized to 50%.

Not particularly well done as I am avoiding Elements4 (but I see some quite good offers on PSE 7 & 8 last night).

Are you looking at this on Friday?
http://uksteam.info/tours/t10/t0319a.htm
Not too far from your neck of the woods if you are free.

Regards
Peter
Peter

Pentax K5
Pentax DA 18-55 Mk1, 50-200 (Samsung), 16-45, 55-300 Mk1, 35 f/2.4
Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f/1.4, M 50 f/1.7
Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm
Cliff-P
Posted 17/03/2010 - 22:25 Link
Thanks peter I just wondered if you had used a filter on the camera or not, very nice image

Well I dint know about the rail tour but yes I will be somewhere along the line just outside of Warrington, and thanks for letting me know Peter. Just a pity about the overhead power lines, spoils the shot I think! but it will be nice to see 70013 again, 1968 when I seen her last!.

Where are you located?
Cliff.




My Flickr link
Nikon D750, D7000 , Nikkor 80-400, 70-300 and 18-200 lenses
pgweber
Posted 17/03/2010 - 22:53 Link
Thank you for your comments, Cliff.

I never tried coloured filters despite shooting some B&W in my film days (always a bit disappointed with the contrast of shop prints so maybe time to start scaning the negs and P-shopping!)

I had a couple of circular skylight filters on my old film lenses and an ND +2 grad Cokin square filter since going digital.

It got marked in it's plastic case near the centre, which is a shame. It could be useful for those steam engine shots so as not to blow the highlights in the steam.

Regards
Peter

p.s. PM sent, Cliff.
Peter

Pentax K5
Pentax DA 18-55 Mk1, 50-200 (Samsung), 16-45, 55-300 Mk1, 35 f/2.4
Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f/1.4, M 50 f/1.7
Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm
Edited by pgweber: 17/03/2010 - 23:07

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