**** This Week Through Your M43 4/21/12 ****

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Aleo Veuliah
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Re: Cornerstone Sonoma
In reply to rrockley, Apr 22, 2012

Good and nice idea to the animals. I liked the composition and colors, the 7-14mm is a great lens, and I don't find that it has much flare, for such ultra wide lens

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Get down! Thank goodness for that articulated screen!
In reply to rrockley, Apr 22, 2012

Otherwise you would be on your back and making a spectacle of yourself worthy of the attention of other photogs around!

In short, I agree. I like the first pic, particularly, but I would like to see an attempt at a little lower viewpoint if that is possible. Maybe! Or maybe a wider angle with the camera a little closer to the front bird houses. Clever idea by the landscapers.

But the picture I really love is the final one -- the picture within a frame. Love shots like that. Only downer is the yucky color of the frame! Maybe going a step closer would have reduced the area the frame takes in the picture and made that color less obtrusive.

I do like your take on photographing someone else's art. My thoughts exactly.

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This place includes an outside area where various landscape designers showcase some of their ideas. There's quite a lot of stuff there, but I especially liked these bird nesting boxes. Now, I've always thought that photographing someone else's art and presenting it as your own, is a bit of a cheat. The challenge is to try to show an unusual angle, or add something to the picture in some way. I'm not 100% sure if I did that - you be the judge. I think I need to go back and try an even lower angle, to be honest.

The Pana 7-14 is obviously quite susceptible to flair in the bright sunlight:

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Re: Spring is finally here
In reply to MAubrey, Apr 22, 2012

Pleasant and good images, favorites are the 2, 6, and 10, images

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Keeping it simple
In reply to SLOtographer, Apr 22, 2012

C&C welcome
First two are flash shots

Used a small reflector opposite the sun

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Re: Florence after the rain
In reply to AlfRjw, Apr 22, 2012

Good location, good images

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Re: Spring is finally here
In reply to MAubrey, Apr 22, 2012

Yes, finally .. Long awaited sunshine

I like the composition of this best. Perhaps you may try playing with different processing approaches. I think a vibrant & contrasty version would work great .. Even soft b&w might work.

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Why not color in the tunnel, Lee? Looks as though it might be...
In reply to Lee Croft, Apr 22, 2012

…interesting.

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Re: Lilliputian Lady and Levitating Lorry
In reply to Wormsmeat, Apr 22, 2012

Favorite is the 6 image

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Re: Reflections, at the lake
In reply to jh404, Apr 22, 2012

Very good, nice reflections and nice sky, I liked all, and colors are good

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Re: Waterloo
In reply to Lee Croft, Apr 22, 2012

Strong image. Very well process. I can see lots of potential at this location ..

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Re: Keeping it simple
In reply to LincolnB, Apr 22, 2012

Simple and nice, the best for me is the last image, the first will look better in black and white or with a dark background

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Re: Lilliputian Lady and Levitating Lorry
In reply to Wormsmeat, Apr 22, 2012

Not quite up to the high standard of your usual work, if I may say. I get what you are after in a few (especially #4 & #7), but I don't think it work as intended here. My favorites:

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Cornerstone Sonoma birdhouses
In reply to Hen3ry, Apr 22, 2012

Thanks to all who commented - apparently the favorite is the one of the birdhouses through the window. And as MAubrey noted, it was made by the framing. Funny thing, I had been wandering around those gardens for an hour or so, and was actually leaving when by chance I passed by that window frame and noticed the shot. Nearly missed it.

Otherwise you would be on your back and making a spectacle of yourself worthy of the attention of other photogs around!

Yeah, but with that wide angle, I'd really need to be on the ground. Using the flip out screen, I'd get myself in the picture.

In short, I agree. I like the first pic, particularly, but I would like to see an attempt at a little lower viewpoint if that is possible. Maybe! Or maybe a wider angle with the camera a little closer to the front bird houses. Clever idea by the landscapers.

I was thinking that too. I'll go back tomorrow and try that. It's only a couple of miles from where I live.

But the picture I really love is the final one -- the picture within a frame. Love shots like that. Only downer is the yucky color of the frame! Maybe going a step closer would have reduced the area the frame takes in the picture and made that color less obtrusive.

Going closer - yes I thought that too. I'll try that as well tomorrow.

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Apple Blossom 14-140 @140 G3
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A car show album...
In reply to SLOtographer, Apr 22, 2012

...without cars. They just don't interest me as much as people do (in this case, models). Here is my attempt to take some snaps that tell a story. I also added in a few portraits. C&C appreciated

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Re: Just returned from New England
In reply to Jon Schick, Apr 22, 2012

Very nice images. I loved the chipmunk. Like someone else said, the robin's head seems to be just slight out of focus, otherwise good handling of the lighting. I frequently have the same problem of getting the eye in perfect focus on my bird shots. The smallest focus area on the GH2 helps, but it is still a challenge to get focused on the eye when handheld.

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Re: Spring is finally here
In reply to MAubrey, Apr 22, 2012

very nice closeups...although i do think some of these are a bit underexposed.

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Re: Waterloo
In reply to Lee Croft, Apr 22, 2012

i like the composition on the first one...it would have been more awesome if it was wider though (but its still pretty good).

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Re: Spring is finally here
In reply to caloymiranda, Apr 22, 2012

Yep. Just a tad. Well, the first one a little more than tad, but I wanted a dark background.
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In reply to Schira, Apr 22, 2012

Beautiful composition.
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