*** This Week Through YOUR m4/3 2014.02.08 ***

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Re: The fog rolls in
In reply to yyr, Feb 8, 2014

yyr wrote:

I really like the second one, Florida. I think I might try and crop away a little of the white on the left hand side - I'm not 100% sure but there might be just a bit too much of it. The colours and composition are very well done though.

I tried your suggestion  and I think I like it. I am going to look again after a wait. Thanks.

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Re: A sunny interval
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yyr wrote:

LOL Michael. If it's anything like the rain we've been having in London it's just been strong blustery winds and wet. Not to mention the cold I'd happily trade it for your picturesque snow.

I've been thinking the same thing lately. We've had a couple of weeks of frequent cold rain. I have been thinking and saying to people that I'd rather have 30 and snow.

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Re: *** This Week Through YOUR m4/3 2014.02.08 ***
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Re: A couple more
In reply to yyr, Feb 8, 2014

Those are very inspiring. I'm going to have to start taking a more serious look at ordinary objects.

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Re: *** This Week Through YOUR m4/3 2014.02.08 ***
In reply to chrisjjb, Feb 8, 2014

Well, I'll leave the bird shots to others but as for the tree shots:-

The first has a nice crisp vibe but I think the contrast is a bit high for the subject, that level of contrast might work better for B&W. HDR can be used to show detail in the shadows whilst not blowing out the highlights, that might help here. But I like the sense of bright sun and the dark sky.

I think it's a good composition; dunno what's over the other side of the stone wall but maybe a slightly higher viewpoint might have emphasised the diagonal of the wall. Maybe place the tree slightly to the left and allowing the wall to lead the eye to the tree.

HDR is tricky though, you kinda just know when it's right.

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Re: Still winter...
In reply to jalywol, Feb 8, 2014

I've got my best pics as my PC wallpaper...no pleasing some people

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Re: Winter scenes
In reply to Frank B, Feb 8, 2014

I've tried shots like the leaf in the snow myself. They've never turned out as nice as yours.

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Re: Winter Landscapes
In reply to Wormsmeat, Feb 8, 2014

Wormsmeat wrote:

#3 is nice but I thinks I'd have cropped a touch off the bottom. Rule of thirds and all that.

Yes Sir, I will follow the rules Tanks for the advice Wormsmeat, it did actually looks better.

//Stine

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Re: More mist.
In reply to Wormsmeat, Feb 8, 2014

Both attractive atmospheric shots.  I like the monochrome, perhaps because it appears larger on my screen because of the orientation.  It gets an unfair advantage.

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Re: *** This Week Through YOUR m4/3 2014.02.08 ***
In reply to Wormsmeat, Feb 8, 2014

This week I've been fooling around with a couple of old Canon lenses which I mounted on my E-P3.

The FD lens dates to 1980 and came attached to a Canon A-1.

The FL to around 1969-70. It came as the kit lens on a Canon FT QL. I still have both cameras.

I love the auto-focus, technological advances and size of my Oly lenses, but there is something very appealing and satisfying about these old lenses with their manual focus and exposure, especially considering that they are well over 30-40 years old.

Canon FD 50mm f5.6

Canon FD 50mm f5.6

Canon FL 50mm. f1.4

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Re: Winter Landscapes
In reply to Wormsmeat, Feb 8, 2014

Wormsmeat wrote:

#3 is nice but I thinks I'd have cropped a touch off the bottom. Rule of thirds and all that.

Having another look at that one I think that a 16x9 presentation would be stronger, as well.

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Re: More mist.
In reply to Wormsmeat, Feb 8, 2014

Like the top shot - reminds of looking at old family picts.

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Re: Royal Botanical Gardens
In reply to jaybp, Feb 8, 2014

The trail in the second looks quite nice.  I am a little more than an hour from there.  Where does one get onto this particular trail?

Andrew

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Re: Awful weather
In reply to yyr, Feb 8, 2014

love the sunlit city with the dark clouds behind - the rainbow is a nice wrapping for the package.

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Re: Winter Landscapes
In reply to Florida Nature Photographer, Feb 8, 2014

Florida Nature Photographer wrote:

Wormsmeat wrote:

#3 is nice but I thinks I'd have cropped a touch off the bottom. Rule of thirds and all that.

Having another look at that one I think that a 16x9 presentation would be stronger, as well.

Could bee - I will try it out, it always nice to get new ideas!

Thanks a lot

Br

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Re: Hoboken, Brooklyn and over the East River
In reply to Michael L NYC 99, Feb 8, 2014

A very nice set.  Like the last best.

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Re: Winter Landscapes
In reply to stinelise, Feb 8, 2014

Three nice ones!  Where are the fish?

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Re: Awful weather
In reply to yyr, Feb 8, 2014

Very nice!  Don't particularly want endless rain but a great image.  I would either crop a bit from the right side to eliminate the partial white building or clone it out.  Again, a beautiful capture.

Andrew

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Re: Winter Landscapes
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Three nice ones! Where are the fish?

Andrew

LoL, no fish, we just stopped to drink some coffee, it was bitterly cold driving that evening. The ice drill was left behind by someone else, but it made a nice excuse for taking a picture.

Thanks for your comment Andrew

//Stine

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Some Australian Wildlife
In reply to Wormsmeat, Feb 8, 2014

The first photo is an example of why I love my Olympus 14-150mm. Super zooms are not supposed to be this sharp (note down sampled for web to under 1MB)

White Kangaroo - rare

Sacred Kingfisher - rare in our area

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