Landscape 2014

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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Birma » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:24 am

Great views you have there Pitter. I like that each picture tells a different story about the location. All very nice compositions.
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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Birma » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:29 am

An early winter's morning looking east from the Malvern Hills, near where I live. The sun was still below the horizon, with the early hint of a golden sunrise showing above the horizon. The lights from distant roads and houses still show up like in a night-time view, but the gloom is starting to lift from the countryside. This seemed like a thin curtain between night and day. Within a few minutes the sun will rise, the little electric lights will disappear and the morning will appear. But before that happens we have this short glimpse of the light between the two worlds of night and day.

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2014 Malverns - Edge of Night by Birm, on Flickr

This was taken after the sun was up. I really like the way the light looks when you zoom in with a telephoto; you can see rays of the low sun raking through the low mist, over the frosty fields. I also like the layers that the hedgerows make, and the long shadows of the trees. This sort of view is something that is hard to capture with the naked eye as the sun is too strong for us to focus in to the light like this.

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2014 Malverns - Morning Light by Birm, on Flickr

Both with A99. First with SAL 28-75, second with SAL 70-400 mk I.
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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby sury » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:08 am

Fabulous shots Andy.

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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Birma » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:58 pm

Thanks Sury :)
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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby the_hefay » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:11 pm

Great shots Andy. I really like the light beams and shadows in the last one.
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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Pitter » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:22 pm

Agree those are great shots especially the last which makes deep space look like a flat tapestry,
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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Birma » Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:30 am

Thank you The Hefay and Pitter :)
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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Kalainen » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:55 pm

Superb stuff from Birma as always. You need to do couple of mediocre pieces as well, otherwise you're killing us.. :D

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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Sinan » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:20 pm

Sony A35, Sigma 10-20 at 10mm (with Polarizer), F16, ISO 400, 1/100s hand held
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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby sury » Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:25 pm

Sinan,
10mm? That looks excellent even at an equivalent of 15mm.

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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Sinan » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:22 am

Thanks Sury.

Sigma 10-20 is not the best ultrawide lens around but it performs well if you can afford to stop to F16. But this usually means a little ISO increase for hand held shots even under bright sun as seen in the example.

For APS-C Tokina 11-16 is performing much better but its too heavy for my taste as I like to travel light.
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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Birma » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:36 pm

Thank you Toni !

Nice wide angle picture Sinan. You've controlled the polariser well. I've had problems with a polariser on such a wide angle. Grew sweep of the road, and I like the cowers on the riad's verge in the foreground. There are a couple of flare spots which would be quite easy to clone out just to neaten thing up a bit :)
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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Kalainen » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:52 pm

Sinan wrote:Sony A35, Sigma 10-20 at 10mm (with Polarizer), F16, ISO 400, 1/100s hand held

Very nice scene and defineatly something that pulls the viewer inside the image.

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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby sury » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:32 am

Sunset Beach, Kauai. Bracketed shot tone mapped in Luminance HDR and tweaked in LR and Photoeffects 8.

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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Birma » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:02 pm

Hi Sury, I like the setting sun casting long shadows and the focus of the people all looking out to sea. there is a bit of a tilt to the horizon that you could straighten fairly easily, and the sky looks a bit green - a nudge to the WB would help there. A nice reminder of summer warmth :)
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