**PART 2** This Week Through Your Eyes 2020.07.04

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woodsider79
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Looking down
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From the Cat's Back ridge, there are interesting views on either side. Evening light was wonderful.

To the west

To the east. This is a steeply plunging hillside covered in bracken, levelling out at the bottom to farmland.

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Re: been missing those morning mists

These are fabulous. I think #2 is my pick.

When you say cold months, what sort of temperatures are we talking?

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Re: Tigers Clough

Very interesting to see the side by side comparison. Would it be inappropriate to say that I think I prefer the Oly rendering? 

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Re: Tenuta Riviera

This looks an interesting place. If the place is derelict, I wonder about the story behind the sculpture?

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Re: Saturday shots

That's a nice lapwing. And the Goldfinch of course. Where do the ferries run from into Tallinn?

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Re: Tigers Clough

The Oly holds up pretty well in these.

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Re: Images From This Mornings Excursion
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Love the first three, The first is very Edward Hopper.

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G Dickson
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Re: been missing those morning mists

woodsider79 wrote:

These are fabulous. I think #2 is my pick.

When you say cold months, what sort of temperatures are we talking?

Many thanks.  The thermometer this morning (inside the open main area of the lodge) read 9 degrees c when I jumped in the boat.  But on the river it gets a fair bit colder with the descending cold air, especially on a moving boat.  Or an open game drive vehicle... It can get bitter.  Coldest time is just before sunrise.

Open plains to the north of the Kafue National Park I have seen zero degrees.

I consider myself a hardy Scotsman, but this morning I was dressed like I would to go walking in Scotland in Winter.  Down jacket, gloves, woolly hat - the works.

Mid afternoon though is a perfect 25 degrees.  Its actually my favourite time of the year in terms of weather and pretty much a perfect climate.  But a lot of people do get caught out thinking that "Africa" is going to be hot no matter the time of year.  Our altitude is almost 3,500 feet.  Most of Zambia is basically one big plateau.

October though is a sweltering nightmare!

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Sunset over Newhaven Harbour, Edinburgh

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Re: Looking down

Wow.  Absolutely stunning countryside.  That first one is like a rural dream.

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Re: Sunset over Newhaven Harbour, Edinburgh

Lovely shot.  I would have cropped it a tiny bit just to get rid of the bit of harbour wall protruding into the left side of the frame.

I really like the balance of light.

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Steve Monks
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Re: Tigers Clough

NCV wrote:

An interesting set, especially because we can see the same scene shot with cutting edge M43 and FF mirrorless in a "real life" situation and not the usual test chart stuff.

I am struck how different the water colour is in the first two, whilst the greens more or less match.

Looks like an interesting place to explore.

I have always found 1/15 about right for waterfalls and such.

It's not a very scientific comparison and all the images have been through my usual level of localised tweaking, although the aim there is to get the best image I can from the flat looking raw file that I always start with.

The colour thing is the result of auto white balance. I typically shoot with this on and only correct it if it's significantly off or I want to push it differently (warm or cool) compared to what the camera picked which is generally neutral to cold, but I have noticed every camera I own has a different signature tint, the worst offenders being the Fujis which take on a subtle magenta tint in the shadows and midtones in overcast situations.

Fortunately Capture One has an excellent tool to match colours between two images, so here again are both of those images with that applied to the Olympus one to match the Z7 image (I'd say each had a cast, but I preferred the Nikon cast in this situation).

Note these both contain local levels adjustments in various places, so they wont match in terms of tonality, but the colours look pretty close to me. These are also full res which gives a good comparison of the image stabilisation between the Z7 at 0.2 secs and the Oly at 1.0 sec if you look at something static like the brown soil on the left hand bank for example. Of course, any sane person trying to do long exposures would use a tripod, but it' s a neat trick when you can't face carrying one and never fails to amaze me.

Z7 - 0.2 secs, hand held.

E-M1.2 - 1.0 sec hand held. Colour matched to Z7 image.

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Vahur Krouverk Senior Member • Posts: 1,229
Re: Looking down

Really nice landscape, though it makes you to want to see big picture as well.

These trees in first image seem to form message. Hold on, is it HELP written there?

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Re: Saturday shots

woodsider79 wrote:

That's a nice lapwing. And the Goldfinch of course.

Thanks.

Where do the ferries run from into Tallinn?

This particular ferry should be from Helsinki. And I think that it's only line currently open, usually there is regular line to Stockholm but in current situation it is not operating.

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Re: Tigers Clough

Wormsmeat wrote:

The Oly holds up pretty well in these.

I think so too. The IBIS gives it a genuine advantage in this sort of situation. Using other cameras reminds me of how much I take it for granted in low light situations.

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Re: Tigers Clough

woodsider79 wrote:

Very interesting to see the side by side comparison. Would it be inappropriate to say that I think I prefer the Oly rendering?

My preference varied from shot to shot. In some cases I'd choose the Nikon, in others the Oly. #4/#5 were a case in point, I found the Oly image much easier to work with in that particular instance.

Both cameras were being pushed a bit under the conditions though and I'd say the Nikon was not being used to its strengths attempting to take long(ish) exposures hand held. Conversely, the shot of the tree just didn't work on the Oly without blowing the highlights or resorting to bracketing, so there's definitely a case for each.

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Re: LEF

I'm very disappointed - thought I was going to see a photo of beer.

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Re: been missing those morning mists

Beautiful. ll All good but the third is my pick. I'm jealous, you have such wonderful scenery there.

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Re: Tenuta Riviera

Boaria - I'm guessing that's where boars were kept / slaughtered but wondered whether salariati meant treasury or salt-house in that context; I'm aware the word salary is derived from salt.

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Re: Saturday shots

#2 is a great dive shot.

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