Post your UWA photos

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Re: Post your UWA photos

Unread postby DrScottNicol » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:34 am

Caporip
Reculver is about 25 miles away from me (I'm up near Sittingbourne) but I've been meaning to visit for months, ever since I bought the a55 - I did a mini tour of NE Kent on Saturday (Reculver round to Dover) - most of the shots were non-UWA with the exception of Reculver - I agree, as a location its just begging for epic wide angles. I was a bit annoyed the sun went in whilst I was there but upon reflection, the clouds add a bit of drama I think :-).

Love the shot of the Mote by the way - I shall be looking that one up and putting it on my to do list :-)

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Unread postby DrScottNicol » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:51 am

So, changed my UWA to the Tokina 11-16 and gave it a test run this week. A quirky lens but not without its charms and sharp if you stop it down a little. Overall I like it, although I did notice the following...

It has a very slight tendency to flare if you catch a little bit of sun :-)...
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If you don't get your shot perfectly level with the horizon you can see a tiny bit of distortion in straight lines / buildings etc :-)...
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and its not particularly flattering as portrait lens go :-)
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Unread postby pakodominguez » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:12 am

Greg Beetham wrote:Great exposure control Pako, I think I'd prefer a portrait pan at slightly less wide angle of view myself but it's cool just the same, there are potplants in the street, on the road? or have I not got my perspective right.
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They'd closed Broadway between forty somethings and 34th st I guess, to car traffic, so now is all pedestrian and you have tables, chairs, potplants, etc... Drivers complaint traffic will be a mess, but traffic on Times Square was always a mess. So now at least pedestrian can enjoy better the area.
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Unread postby Greg Beetham » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:28 pm

Always entertaining DrScott, I agree with your 'not flattering' statement in the last, was that a wax figure or something?
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ps. I didn't know that about the street closure Pako, I never suspected that anyone would be game to close roads to traffic in NY.

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Unread postby pakodominguez » Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:58 pm

Greg Beetham wrote:Always entertaining DrScott, I agree with your 'not flattering' statement in the last, was that a wax figure or something?
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ps. I didn't know that about the street closure Pako, I never suspected that anyone would be game to close roads to traffic in NY.

Ah! the idea is less cars in the city and more pedestrians and bicycles. Public transportation works quite well, no need for everybody to bring their cars into the city, and this is one (mayor) reason I like living here, I don't "need" a car.
NYC is copying this from Paris, where they started allowing wider lanes exclusively for Buses, taxi cabs and bicycles, and narrow lanes for cars -but the metro in Paris close by 1 AM, while in NYC it runs 24/7.
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Unread postby DrScottNicol » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:52 pm

Greg Beetham wrote:Always entertaining DrScott, I agree with your 'not flattering' statement in the last, was that a wax figure or something?
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ps. I didn't know that about the street closure Pako, I never suspected that anyone would be game to close roads to traffic in NY.


Greg, It was a wax display figure at a Museum in the Rhonda Valley, Wales (a former coal mining pit). In the case of this figure though, It was so deformed I wonder whether someone left it a bit too close to a radiator and it started melting :-)

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Re: Post your UWA photos

Unread postby DrScottNicol » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:11 am

More Wide Angle Zoom fun..

Science Museum, London - a55 / Tokina 11-16 at 11mm, f3.2 1/30s ISO 400
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and again, a55/Tokina 11mm, f2.8, 1/10s ISO 200
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The Geology entrance to the Natural History Museum, a55/Tok 11mm f2.8 1/20s ISO 1600
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Unread postby artington » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:56 pm

A900, Minolta 17-35/3.5G. The two car shots are at 17mm. The other is at 20mm.
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Unread postby bakubo » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:48 pm

I'm glad to see this thread still going. Great shots everyone! I am kinda busy right now so I don't have time to prepare photos for this thread at the moment. I will try to come back to it later.

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Re: Post your UWA photos

Unread postby aa los banos » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:13 pm

i tried to shoot at my playground this winter afternoon......


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.....and it was freezin'
.....it's all about timing"

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Re: Post your UWA photos

Unread postby Birma » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:25 pm

Lovely shot AA - great movement in the water. Nice to see you back on the forum :D .
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