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Photos Your best summer holiday shot?

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by OleJ, 16 Aug 2009.

  1. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Active Member

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    Last two are stunners!
     
  2. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    Have you got any larger versions of those pics Vigil?
     
  3. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    So I guess as a photographer, you need to be fairly brave but approachable at the same time.
     
  4. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    These two probably :)

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  5. Vigil

    Vigil Not geek enough

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    Glad you like :) I was lucky enough to be in amazing locations this summer. and yes I can upload larger versions if you like. What size?
     
  6. Hamish

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    probably this one from cornwall in may
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  7. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    I took quite a few good ones from the lake district and scotland but they are on the laptop which I cba to get out yet.

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  8. -equilerex-

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    fat woman eating a souvlaki in athens next to monastiraki staion`? ^^

    hehe, il give a look at my photos... 10 days in paris, 30 in athens... loads of photographs :D
     
  9. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    Wow the lake district has changed quite a bit! :p
     
  10. pullmyfoot

    pullmyfoot superbacon

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    this has got to be one of my favorite street shots of all time. nice :) got a bigger one?
     
  11. Nippon109

    Nippon109 New Member

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    cool photo... :thumb:
     
  12. Nippon109

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    where is that?:confused:
     
  13. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Tibet I reckon. It's the Dalai Lama palace or something like that. Except Dalai Lama is in refuge in northern India because of the chinese government.

    Edit: It's Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet: http://www.100gogo.com/tibet/pa1.htm (yes that's a very low-fi site :D )
     
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  14. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

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    Thanks, its upstream from Niagara Falls.
     
  15. Mr-IK

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    Not really artistic but we had alot of fun doing some photo sessions by the pool :p

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  16. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    The Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye:

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    I went for my first real holiday since 2005 and chose a remote part of the world to ensure nobody could contact me! I barely had 1 bar of mobile phone signal for the whole week. :D
     
  17. Mr-IK

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    Stunning nature!
     
  18. PBear23

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    Tim S, what equipment did you use to take that?

    Is a fantastic shot!
     
  19. TheMusician

    TheMusician Audio/Tech Enthusiast/Historian

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    A circa-1870s servant quarters in the midst of land grading and clearing in the distance. The circa-1820s mansion is just out of view.

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    The only 1930s-era convenient store in the entire town, amidst a growing storm.
     
  20. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Thanks!

    I navigated my way up to the vantage point in <15m visibility (approx 580m up), as the Old Man was covered in cloud when I climbed up. I'd seen the weather report and it said it'd clear up in the afternoon, so I set off around 10am and when I got there at about 11:30, I roughly composed the image using my map & compass before grabbing my sandwiches and waiting for the cloud to break. Three hours later, after sitting through high winds and rain eating sandwiches and drinking tea, the cloud broke, I made some minor composition changes now that I could actually see the subject and then snapped away until I'd got a decent histogram.

    The photo was taken with an EOS 450D, EF 17-40 F/4L lens @ 17mm, 1 second exposure at F/18, ISO 100 (tripod mounted of course). I also used a shoe-mount spirit level to get the horizon level and wired remote shutter release with mirror lockup to remove any potential vibrations. To bring out the 'mood' and prevent over-exposure in the sky (and to control the water reflections), I used both a polariser and a 0.9 ND grad (soft edge) filter. Thanks to whisperwolf for the strong recommendation for getting the soft edge grads - I couldn't have captured shots like this with the hard grad kit I own!!

    I also used several lint-free cloths to keep the grad filter dry and free from spots of rain and a rain hood to keep the weather out of my 450D. I was cold and wet, but it was hella worth it.
     

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