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POTM [04/08] Balmaha

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by yodasarmpit, 5 Apr 2008.

  1. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Sunset over Loch Lomond taken from Balmaha.
     
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  2. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    ooh. beautiful! Love the colors and calm composition.
     
  3. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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    I love it. Damn you and your talent. ;)
     
  4. eldiablo

    eldiablo New Member

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    second that :)
     
  5. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Thirded, for the truth :)
     
  6. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    Gorgeous.

    Any filters or PS techniques used?
     
  7. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    I used an ND filter on the lens to get around a 30 second exposure, and a bit of a colour tweak in PS.
     
  8. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    Thanks mate, was wondering about the 30 sec exposure. Now i know what an ND filter is. :)

    Cyp.
     
  9. TNash

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    It's a nice shot.
    If I'm being critical I have to say I think it lacks interest because of the uniformity of textures. The colors and gradation of colors are fantastic however.
     
  10. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Another from the same set that might hold a little more interest.

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  11. FragileSocks

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    I like both. The first has a bolder, more present feel to it. The second allows the eye to wander across the scene for the details, particularly the dark shapes on the water.
     
  12. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    I just realized I hadn't yet commented on this photo. I quite like the first one. I think the vertical composition is a little stronger. As for the subject, the lighting is just beautiful, and I enjoy the way the water creates a very soft mirror of the land and sky above. Furthermore, this is one of those images that illustrates how to break the traditional landscape rules. The main subject is bang in the middle, but the overall composition pulls it off.

    In short, it's a very successful photo on all accounts.

    -monkey
     
  13. TNash

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    Oooo..that one's great. I guess it's just me, but I really like the second over the first. Like I said before, fantastic lighting and colors.
     
  14. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    The first one is really nice and bold! What lens did you use?

    I've been reading about filters, do ND filters make a big difference in long exposure?
     
  15. mushky

    mushky gimme snails

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    I like them both but the 2nd is nicer to look at on a computer screen. Printed up I'm not sure which I would prefer. Both lovely, especially the colours and the smoothness which is broken up nicely by the tree line
     
  16. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    They simply add a few f-stops so you can hold the shutter open longer.
    This was an ND8 (0.9) which is about 3 f-stops of light, I'm considering some higher ones so I can use them in even brighter light.

    As for the lens, it was actually the kit lens at 18mm :)
     
  17. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    very nice.. I need to go there some day...
     
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