Some recent square crop photos (from the obsolete D700 :-)

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ianbramham
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Some recent square crop photos (from the obsolete D700 :-)
Jun 8, 2012

I've been doing a lot of square crop photos recently as I really like the format.

I know some manufacturers offer a square crop as an option in their cameras but I don't think this is possible on any of Nikon's DSLRs - certainly not on my D700 so mostly these photos have been taken using the handy square gridlines in the centre of the D700 viewfinder as a guide.

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1) Meteora, Greece
16-35vr lens at 31mm, f8 and 1/100th

2) Rio–Antirrio Bridge, Greece
70-300vr lens at 110mm, f5.6 and 1/640th

3) Fish Farm, Greece
16-35vr lens at 32mm, f11 and 1/160th

4) "Another Place" - life size cast iron sculpture, Crosby Beach, England
16-35vr lens at 32mm, f16 and 1/250th

5) Llandudno Pier at Dawn, Wales
16-35vr lens at 16mm, f16. 2 second long exposure using a 6 stop B+W nd filter

6) Lone Tree at Buttermere Lake, Cumbria, England
16-35vr lens at 30mm and f11

5 second exposure using a nd filter in conditions of driving rain and gusting winds - not easy!

7) "Angel of the North", Gateshead, England

16-35vr lens at 16mm and f5.6 (f5.6 used in preference to an 8 minute exposure at f8)

4 minute long exposure using 16 stops of stacked nd filter (Lee 10 stop & B+W 6 stop)

8) The Sage building, Newcastle, England
16-35vr lens at 17mm and f11

4 minute long exposure using 16 stops of stacked nd filter (Lee 10 stop & B+W 6 stop)

9) Misty Sunset, Crosby, England
16-35vr lens at 35mm, f16 and 1/200th

10) Winter Sunset, Crosby Beach, England

16-35vr lens at f16 handheld at 1/15th and auto iso 500. 4 stops of stacked Lee nd grad filters.

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Superb!
In reply to ianbramham, Jun 8, 2012

Outstanding photographs. I'm envious of your skills as a photographer, I wish I had half of your talent. These are very inspirational.

Thank you for sharing these.
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Excellent and very inspirational- great B/W conversion too.

These pictures are very ZEN like, very calm, relaxing, clearing the mind..
Thanxs for sharing
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Re: Some recent square crop photos (from the obsolete D700 :-)
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each frame is a 10 - amazing captures and PP - served well to the eye - excellent job - keep 'em coming
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drool ;-)
In reply to AnYpHoTo, Jun 8, 2012

amazing as ever!

I don't understand the choice of iso, speed and filters in the last shot?
Why not Iso 100 , no filter and the appropriate speed?

Cheers,
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Re: Some recent square crop photos (from the obsolete D700 :-)
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One of the best series I've seen in the forum.

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Here are a few of my favorite things...
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JMacedo wrote:

Outstanding photographs. I'm envious of your skills as a photographer, I wish I had half of your talent. These are very inspirational.

Thank you for sharing these.

Thanks Jorge - that's a very kind thing to say.

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mycom wrote:

Excellent and very inspirational- great B/W conversion too.

These pictures are very ZEN like, very calm, relaxing, clearing the mind..
Thanxs for sharing

Thanks very much Joe. I'm keen on keeping the compositions of my photos as simple and uncluttered as I can but I think the symmetry of the square format really helps with the overall feel.

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Thanks very much for that!

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JMacedo wrote:

Outstanding photographs. I'm envious of your skills as a photographer, I wish I had half of your talent. These are very inspirational.

+1

My D800 makes me want to be a better photographer. These shots even more so!

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Mark den Hartog wrote:

amazing as ever!

I don't understand the choice of iso, speed and filters in the last shot?
Why not Iso 100 , no filter and the appropriate speed?

Thanks Mark!

Re the exif on that last shot:

My initial exposure without the grad filters resulted in a shot where those ripples in the sand were far too dark when I exposed for the setting sun so that's why I added the filters which were grads (Lee 2 x 2 stop hard and soft grads staggered in the holder)

The aperture of f16 was for max depth of field obviously and 1/15th is the min shutter speed that I have my auto-iso set to when handholding my 16-35vr lens (although if I really concentrate on technique, eg breath control, I can manage 1/2 second at the wide end.)

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moving_comfort wrote:

One of the best series I've seen in the forum.

That's very kind - thanks!

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Re: Some recent square crop photos (from the obsolete D700 :-)
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Firstly I have to say to all the D700 shooters - STOP with this obsolete stuff - it really sounds like one has a chip on their shoulder or they are very conscious that they are shooting with a less than perfect camera - they are not

The D700 made great pictures before and will continue to make great pictures

Secondly, d700 or whatever, these are some of the best images I have seen in a very long time - wish I had the ability to reach this level - great pictures, no need to mention what camera these were taken with, whatever camera used would not be able to take these pictures without a supremely talented individual behind the lens

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Outstanding !!! mind blowing shoots and composition.

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Now I understand.. Grads.
I did not understand why you would use an ND

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ianbramham wrote:

Mark den Hartog wrote:

amazing as ever!

I don't understand the choice of iso, speed and filters in the last shot?
Why not Iso 100 , no filter and the appropriate speed?

Thanks Mark!

Re the exif on that last shot:

My initial exposure without the grad filters resulted in a shot where those ripples in the sand were far too dark when I exposed for the setting sun so that's why I added the filters which were grads (Lee 2 x 2 stop hard and soft grads staggered in the holder)

The aperture of f16 was for max depth of field obviously and 1/15th is the min shutter speed that I have my auto-iso set to when handholding my 16-35vr lens (although if I really concentrate on technique, eg breath control, I can manage 1/2 second at the wide end.)

Ian
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Your photos are always fantastic and this latest batch hasn't disappointed! brilliant!!
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Dear Ian

Your photos are beautiful and breathtaking. Thank you for sharing your work.

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You are very talented. Beautiful images. I would love to know your B&W workflow, but I suspect that is a closely guarded secret...a "Macy's doesn't tell Gimbals" sort of thing.

Please post more of your work.

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Notwithstanding the fact that these outstanding images, I'm gobsmacked at the impact brought by the square crops. I find it very hard to imagine my images as a square because I'm just so tramlined into thinking oblong.

Thanks for opening my eyes mate, these are inspirational.

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