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#101 MandoTiM

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:16 PM

I wouldn't even bother stitching Mando, I'm really digging that last shot. Beautiful colours, and there's a nice direction to the clouds, drawing the viewer's attention through the image to the distant hills, and really highlighting the sense of depth. The only thing I would do is to crop out the rocks in the foreground, they don't appear to contribute much to the scene as they're just lost in the shadows, and interrupt the view of the water.


will post a comparison of the stitched vs your suggestions when complete...
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#102 The Tick

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 11:12 AM

What a dramatic sky - can't wait to see the stitched version but would have to echo Mademan's comments that it stands well on it's own.

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#103 MandoTiM

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 07:47 AM

Well I've stitched them together and as a result they have lost a little of the foreground but otherwise largely untouched.

the first shot is a link to the full 14Mb of stitched jpg and the second the same shot chopped at the sea as a comparison for you Mademan, I didn't get around to chopping off the foreground of the 3 shots separately...
Tend to agree that there is still a little too much foreground in the first but I think it needs a little blackness in the foreground, maybe just taking off a smidgin and blackening it off.


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#104 Mademan

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 01:41 PM

I definitely think the cropped version puts more emphasis on the sky as the key focal point, but I still feel that the single frame approach would enable you to leave more of the water in the shot, and give it a better balance. Regardless, great work :)

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:55 PM

I definitely think the cropped version puts more emphasis on the sky as the key focal point, but I still feel that the single frame approach would enable you to leave more of the water in the shot, and give it a better balance. Regardless, great work :)


thanks and I definitely see your point. One of those rare occasions when you are in the right place at the right time AND have the camera.
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:46 AM

Just spent the morning with BBF at Shorncliffe taking shots of this morning's sunrise. Very good to catch up with him, finally, after a few fall starts in days gone by and this latter week. As always his shots are stunning and he's well practiced with the grad filters. Must look at a reverse grad as well now I've seen one in action and buy a couple of different NDs. Found a normal grad filter I bought a way back when I was using a D200 with a DX 35-70mm lens so had to use this lens this morning on the D800. Would have been better to have used the 50mm lens but the filter size is larger. Anyway here are the best of the results with minor post processing and some cropping...

Many thanks again Tony for the morning out and sorry about the filter.

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#107 The Tick

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:56 AM

Saw the first photo and thought "man, those pilons (sticks sticking out of the water?) deserve some of their own attention - and then you went and gave them that attention. I do wonder what it would have looked like had you, after the sunrise shot, moved down the pier to get them at a different angle ... They looks great though. Last one would be my pick as the others (to me) feel a little too "busy" where the last isolates the focal points. The first though nicely smooths out the water and yeah, as BFF demonstrated - reverse grads and NDs are just awesome. As for the stitch shot, I love it. I see what you were aiming for now and man, that sky is astounding!

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#108 basketballfreak6

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 11:41 AM

damn Tim you got your photos up already lol was great meeting you and your wife this morning, we must catch up again when you are back from overseas! real shame we couldn't get on the jetty >< i need to put up my photo soon as well lol

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 12:31 PM

Nice ! Real nice !!!!
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#110 MandoTiM

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 01:38 PM

Thanks, all but BBF's shots from the breakwater are awesome. Unfortunately the pier has been closed for the past 2 years (since 2012) and won't reopen until 2016.
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Posted 15 November 2014 - 11:43 AM

Back in Brissie, first few of 'the bridge'.  Can't believe how noisy those damn helicopters are...

 

Hmmn, a while since I've uploaded, everything has changed on this forum.

 

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and two from underneath.

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now I have to work out how I link the larger photos to the above (used to be easy).

 


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#112 basketballfreak6

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 06:40 PM

welcome back mate!






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