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POTM [01/07] Tracks to Winter

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by Hwulex, 24 Jan 2007.

  1. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    So I finally got out to shoot a pic for this month's comp, and it wasn't even with my camera, hehe! I went out at lunch today with a colleague from work armed with his 1DMkII. I WANT THAT ONE!

    Anyway, this is what I came up with for our wintery theme.

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    Yes, the image is noisy, I apologise, but "available" light was very low so had to bump the ISO. Also why the trees are blurred, it was a long shutter.
     
  2. ajack

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    I mostly like it, except for the clouds, they just don't work for me. Obviously it's not your fault what with the shutter speed but it sorta detracts from it imho.

    Was gonna grab me an IR shot too for "snow" but my filter just arrived today, maybe there's still time :)
     
  3. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Minimodder

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    Like ajack says the sky/clouds really do detract from it.
    Luckily, the detail in the trees is awesome, and its quite a good capture of winter.

    Nice work :)
     
  4. BioSniper

    BioSniper Minimodder

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    Personally I like it even with the high ISO and slight blurring due to lack of tripod.
    I think its the actual style of the photo that warrants the merit, it's just the type of thing that really grabs me I guess :)
     
  5. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    Lack of tripod? Don't think so. ;) There was very much a tripod, just that it was a 20 second shutter on a windy day so the trees are blurry. :)

    Cheers for comments guys but clouds with the 20 sec shutter was something that's beyond my control.
     
  6. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    I just love the subjective nature of art. :hehe:

    I quite like the clouds, and I think they fit well within the subject matter. Overall, I like the photo a lot. There's the obvious "blue-cold" color use, but it works.

    Despite the title, I think the photo works just as well with tracks cropped out, bringing the bottom to just below the trees.

    -monkey
     
  7. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    This is already around a crop of around 25% of the original image. :)
     
  8. BioSniper

    BioSniper Minimodder

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    Ahh, sorry, I just took a wild stab :p
    Guess that's the problem with long exposures, everything needs to be perfectly still.
     
  9. trigger

    trigger Procrastinator

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    I like it - I think the clouds give it a mystical edge. Although I wonder whether the tracks could have been made more obvious - they just seem a little too subtle.
     
  10. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    They're much more pertinent than in the normal colour verison. In that they're barely visible:

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    Mad how different they look, innit.
     
  11. Pygo

    Pygo Rick Relixed

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    Good shot Hwulex.

    Have you considered a program called Noise Ninja? Great for removing noise, and it's pretty customizable too.
     
  12. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    I've got Neat Image that I use regularly to good effect. However, this seems to be a whole new alien breed of noise that even strong settings fail to remove.
     
  13. Pygo

    Pygo Rick Relixed

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    I hope you don't mind, but I gave it a try in Noise Ninja. The result is OK. To me, I think it looks better. Want me to show the image? (seeing as how I don't actually have your permission to edit the photo yet.)
     
  14. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, go for it. Be interesting to see how well NN copes compared to NI. :)
     
  15. Pygo

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    Here it is:
    linky

    I'm sure with some work, you could make the full colour version above look like the infra-red like version. and You'd have less noise!
     
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