Panasonic 7-14 - Usage tips for UWA neophyte

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Anders W
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Re: So, ya try stuff...
In reply to Florida Nature Photographer, Apr 21, 2014

Florida Nature Photographer wrote:

yyr wrote:

I'd suggest you go back and try and get really close to that building, point the camera up and try again. And when I say close I mean a yard or two away.

When you try it yourself you will understand the difference better.

1. Get close to the foreground - close means no more than a few feet away if it's a building or sometimes at minimum focussing distance for smaller objects

Driving home from my sister's this evening I was near there at the blue hour so I decided to try again.

The building doesn't seem to lend itself to what you suggest because getting really close puts me under an overhang that doesn't allow the camera to see the top of the building, or much or it at all for that matter.

Anyway, I was there and the timing was pretty good so I decided to see what I could come up with.

This is the result. Please let me know what you really think. I figured I was going out there a bit, as it was, so I wasn't shy about being a bit aggressive in post. Feedback on that is also appreciated.

Excellent and imaginative composition, as others have already told you. But why f/16? I realize that you were extremely close to the building on top but I don't think a bit less DoF would have been all that disturbing and f/16 is really extreme (way into diffraction territory).

I can't know what the wind conditions were like and if there was any way to come to grips with motion blur in the palm leaves by waiting for the right moment. But if there was, I would have gone for keeping shutter speed down at the expense of DoF. I might have tried higher ISOs too.

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