Ok...I know I have been posting a lot of pictures here in the gear forum....

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But I am a sucker for a great sunrise...so here goes again. Lord knows the forum police are gonna show up ANY minute....LOL!

I've also moved from a D300 to a D800, and was used to follow your contributions on the "other" forum. I always thought you'd be going for a D800 at some point (due to your "print big" interests and general focus on landscape photography), so I'm glad to see you here, as I was missing your contributions and inspiring images

And I, for one, certainly much prefer to see some inspiring uses of the camera that make me want to go a do some more photography on my own, rather than some of the other topics that are abundantly present here in this forum which might urge me to do more camera tests...

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I hope i won t get cut into pieces, by trying to constructevly criticque an authority on this forum. Of all the latest three pictures you posted i like this one the best. It s the more artistic one, it gives a little room for interpretation, it lets the colors, the light to make the picture, not the subject itself, thus is departs from a beautiful but obvious, post card landscape, type of picture. This was it starts to lean to art...not only great landscape picture taking and. Please try to read a bit between the lines, as my english doesn t allow me to exactly express  what i mean.

I doubt anyone will flame you for complimenting the image.

Personally, I prefer the Japanese garden shot, even though it is a little dark.

The lighting in this shot creates a mood that gives the image strength, but I think the composition is not well balanced.

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Tomasg71 wrote:

I hope i won t get cut into pieces, by trying to constructevly criticque an authority on this forum. Of all the latest three pictures you posted i like this one the best. It s the more artistic one, it gives a little room for interpretation, it lets the colors, the light to make the picture, not the subject itself, thus is departs from a beautiful but obvious, post card landscape, type of picture. This was it starts to lean to art...not only great landscape picture taking and. Please try to read a bit between the lines, as my english doesn t allow me to exactly express  what i mean.

I doubt anyone will flame you for complimenting the image.

Personally, I prefer the Japanese garden shot, even though it is a little dark.

The lighting in this shot creates a mood that gives the image strength, but I think the composition is not well balanced.

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Thanks Robin, it can be difficult for a non native english speaker sometimes to write in these forums, you never know how exactly yuor words will be interprted. I agree, the composition is not perfect, i would took out (crop?) all the bottom part of it but i am sure we won t agree on that :), i like the predominant blue and a touch of hope (light) down there.

Tomas

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I hope i won t get cut into pieces, by trying to constructevly criticque an authority on this forum. Of all the latest three pictures you posted i like this one the best. It s the more artistic one, it gives a little room for interpretation, it lets the colors, the light to make the picture, not the subject itself, thus is departs from a beautiful but obvious, post card landscape, type of picture. This was it starts to lean to art...not only great landscape picture taking and. Please try to read a bit between the lines, as my english doesn t allow me to exactly express  what i mean.

I doubt anyone will flame you for complimenting the image.

Personally, I prefer the Japanese garden shot, even though it is a little dark.

The lighting in this shot creates a mood that gives the image strength, but I think the composition is not well balanced.

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Thanks Robin, it can be difficult for a non native english speaker sometimes to write in these forums, you never know how exactly yuor words will be interprted. I agree, the composition is not perfect, i would took out (crop?) all the bottom part of it but i am sure we won t agree on that :), i like the predominant blue and a touch of hope (light) down there.

I like the variation in texture provided by the foreground. Without it there would be a sameness of texture throughout that will make the image seem bland.

I dislike the placement of the mountain in almost the center. That close to the center, but not quite, looks like an error.

The visual action (brightness, contrast, and saturation) is all happening in the left half and there is nothing to balance it on the right. If you crop off about a fifth of the image on the right, the mass of the mountain would provide some balance to the brightness of the orange sky glow.

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I must agree with the not ideal placement of the mountain and as much i don t like to play by any formal rules, the more "rule of thirds" composition would work better. I guess there was an "obstacle" on the right to "force" that kind of composition, or too much light already maybe.

Where i don t agree is that the foreground adds to the pic, i would took it out, just the mountain (bit more on the right) and the transition of color from blue to the orange. But i am a strange guy, with strange tastes.

Btw, Robin nice website with some very good pictures.

Tomas

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Tomasg71 wrote:

I must agree with the not ideal placement of the mountain and as much i don t like to play by any formal rules, the more "rule of thirds" composition would work better. I guess there was an "obstacle" on the right to "force" that kind of composition, or too much light already maybe.

Where i don t agree is that the foreground adds to the pic, i would took it out, just the mountain (bit more on the right) and the transition of color from blue to the orange. But i am a strange guy, with strange tastes.

Btw, Robin nice website with some very good pictures.

Tomas

All the elements are in there as I intended them to be. I like that we (if you got up as early as me) could stand shoulder to shoulder at the same scene and walk away with different interruptions of that scene.

As for the rules of composition....my rule is "what works" not what follows someone else's rules.

"Consulting the rules of composition before taking a pictures is a lot like consulting the rules of gravity before taking a walk."

~Edward Weston

Thanks all!

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Tomasg71 wrote:

I hope i won t get cut into pieces, by trying to constructevly criticque an authority on this forum. Of all the latest three pictures you posted i like this one the best. It s the more artistic one, it gives a little room for interpretation, it lets the colors, the light to make the picture, not the subject itself, thus is departs from a beautiful but obvious, post card landscape, type of picture. This was it starts to lean to art...not only great landscape picture taking and. Please try to read a bit between the lines, as my english doesn t allow me to exactly express  what i mean.

With respect,

Tomas

Not at all. For me this is my favorite picture with the new gear as well.

I would say your "spot on". 

Roman

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Keep posting pictures. More!

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It s difficult to express an opinion, a criticque in english, but i am lost when i have to "argue" in it That s why i rarely comment, but i really like and respect your work, this is why i did it, so much more potential in it, besides what you already achieved. Also i must say it s a bit scary to comment a giant of this forum like you.

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Keep posting pictures. More!

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Thanks Dan...will do!

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Tomasg71 wrote:

It s difficult to express an opinion, a critique in English, but i am lost when i have to "argue" in it That s why i rarely comment, but i really like and respect your work, this is why i did it, so much more potential in it, besides what you already achieved. Also i must say it s a bit scary to comment a giant of this forum like you.

Tomas

Thank you very much. Not sure I am a "giant in the forum" I am just little ol me. 

I always welcome feedback. I may not always agree with it, but as long as we have a thoughtful dialogue, and don't get ugly with each other, all manners of comment are welcome.

Have a wonderful day Tomas!!

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RomanJohnston wrote:

Tomasg71 wrote:

It s difficult to express an opinion, a critique in English, but i am lost when i have to "argue" in it That s why i rarely comment, but i really like and respect your work, this is why i did it, so much more potential in it, besides what you already achieved. Also i must say it s a bit scary to comment a giant of this forum like you.

Tomas

Thank you very much. Not sure I am a "giant in the forum" I am just little ol me. 

I always welcome feedback. I may not always agree with it, but as long as we have a thoughtful dialogue, and don't get ugly with each other, all manners of comment are welcome.

Have a wonderful day Tomas!!

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Nice to hear that, than in the future i ll comment a bit more your work, have a nice day s well!

Tomas

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But I am a sucker for a great sunrise...so here goes again. Lord knows the forum police are gonna show up ANY minute....LOL!

I was standing on the platform for the train (MAX) at 5:30 AM and looked toward town. I saw JUST the slightest hint of color under lighting the clouds my instincts all started screaming at me to just get my a** back in the car....go home and get the gear. I am very glad I did so.  Zoomed to work and got up on the 7th floor and had one of the absolute most amazing sunrise I have seen in a while. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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this is unacceptable. Everyone here knows cameras should only be used for test shots and to identify dust and oil on the sensor.

on an unrelated note, really nice image!!!

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Nice.

Can you provide some of the technical details of your shooting?

In this one for instance, were you shooting through glass or do have a nice porch to go on, or roof?

Did you have time to set up tripod, etc?

(Please tell me you didn't just run outside and do a point-n-shoot with the D800...   That would be too depressing.)

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I really like the layers here Roman! Beautiful color!

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Hi Roman …. Thanks for your nice image postings and your informative descriptions of how the various Roman Creations came to be.

You're a busy Boy lately with the keyboard sending all of your numerous courteous "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You" forum postings to your Fan Club. Move over Robin ... Justine Bieber would be jealous and TMZ might be knocking on your front door soon hoping for an interview. Maybe a collective once a week "Thank You" posting to your Fan Club would help free you from the keyboard so you can get out and capture/create more nice images to share with us.  ...  

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BeachnCruz wrote:

Hi Roman …. Thanks for your nice image postings and your informative descriptions of how the various Roman Creations came to be.

You're a busy Boy lately with the keyboard sending all of your numerous courteous "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You" forum postings to your Fan Club. Move over Robin ... Justine Bieber would be jealous and TMZ might be knocking on your front door soon hoping for an interview. Maybe a collective once a week "Thank You" posting to your Fan Club would help free you from the keyboard so you can get out and capture/create more nice images to share with us.  ...  

Jim

Oh...and Thank you.!! 

Roman

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Nice.

Can you provide some of the technical details of your shooting?

In this one for instance, were you shooting through glass or do have a nice porch to go on, or roof?

Did you have time to set up tripod, etc?

(Please tell me you didn't just run outside and do a point-n-shoot with the D800...   That would be too depressing.)

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Just kidding. Tripod...through 7th floor glass. They don't give me roof access....afraid I might jump. 

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RomanJohnston wrote:

BeachnCruz wrote:

Hi Roman …. Thanks for your nice image postings and your informative descriptions of how the various Roman Creations came to be.

You're a busy Boy lately with the keyboard sending all of your numerous courteous "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You"  "Thank You" forum postings to your Fan Club. Move over Robin ... Justine Bieber would be jealous and TMZ might be knocking on your front door soon hoping for an interview. Maybe a collective once a week "Thank You" posting to your Fan Club would help free you from the keyboard so you can get out and capture/create more nice images to share with us.  ...  

Jim

Oh...and Thank you.!! 

Roman

Re: Justine Who?!?.

Justin Bieber has gone tranny and wants your Fan Club. Email him/her a Thank You....  

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