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Offline Adam^

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« Reply #10775 on: Monday 24 June 2019, 03:12:05 am »
Great shots what you shooting those with/on?

Here are some of my shots from sunrise on Simonside, first set are from my D7100 after a quick edit in lightroom. Find it quite hard to get them how I want as it's sunrise so things should be dark but that doesn't quite feel right. Second set same thing taken on my S9 and editing in snapseed. Mix of standard edting and some preset/filters on both, if anyone wants some of the RAW files to have a play with let me know!


D7100 shots









I have a few shots of this sun ray coming through, but I can't quite edit it to look like it did that morning.






S9 photos, lot more noise on these but still ridiculous what you can take with a phone.








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« Reply #10776 on: Monday 24 June 2019, 07:11:34 am »
Lovely sunrise shots.  I'm a sucker for any that show light rays like those do, love that look.

Mine were taken with a Fuji X-T10, having dusted off my trusty 50-230 lens - it's not the fastest lens, but I'm getting lazy so the zoom is quite useful.

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« Reply #10777 on: Monday 24 June 2019, 11:25:58 am »
Nice sets from both of you :thup: 

It's hard to get dawn and sunset right without a tripod and long exposures and possibly graded ND filters but even then it's difficult to balance the light and the dark effectively.  The ones with hints of green fields with a heavy vignette are particularly effective, though.  I've never managed to capture rays of light with any degree of success; I think it requires either a great deal of post-work in lightroom and then photoshop, or pretty specific atmospheric conditions presumably involving water vapour in the atmosphere for the rays to show against.
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« Reply #10778 on: Thursday 27 June 2019, 09:59:59 pm »
Wish I'd had time to get a neat and tidy version of this, but I didn't



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« Reply #10779 on: Thursday 27 June 2019, 10:15:24 pm »
Going up to Simonside on Saturday morning for some more sunrise photo/video then a wander through the woods if anyone fancies it? Going to try and get some more video this time, hopefully the clouds behave and let me get some good shots.

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« Reply #10780 on: Sunday 30 June 2019, 04:28:16 pm »
Long shot but if anybody knows who this lad is, find out his email address for me :)  He asked for a copy of the picture but the email address he gave me doesn't work.  Called himself Richard.





couple more since I'm here








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« Reply #10781 on: Sunday 30 June 2019, 06:25:13 pm »
Last one :thup:

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« Reply #10782 on: Monday 8 July 2019, 05:33:24 pm »

In town, RX10




Offline Infinitely Content

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« Reply #10783 on: Monday 8 July 2019, 07:56:45 pm »
Marvellous :thup:

That area where the bloke is sitting is possibly my favourite photography spot in Newcastle. The bit beyond him where it curves up towards the back of the pool/snooker hall. Great place to catch silhouettes of people coming through the underpass.

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« Reply #10784 on: Monday 8 July 2019, 08:50:17 pm »
Yeah, I love it there too and I always feel it won't be there too much longer.  Shame it always smells of p*ss like

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« Reply #10785 on: Friday 12 July 2019, 01:52:26 pm »
Sony RX10








Offline OpenC

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« Reply #10786 on: Friday 12 July 2019, 03:59:39 pm »
Also RX10







And finally, this is actually a breathtakingly clever commentary on the hunting habits of the grey heron, but unfortunately the cleverness will only be apparent to people who have spent any of their life playing FPS games in multiplayer :lol: Wish I'd had time to compose it properly but the f***er flew away as I was busy :)


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« Reply #10787 on: Friday 12 July 2019, 05:02:40 pm »
And just for the sake of comparison, these are two pictures of the same scene (albeit a month apart and at different times of day), one taken with a full frame SLR and classic 50mm at 2.8, one taken with the RX10 around 50mm at 2.8.  The difference (in terms of depth of field if nothing else, I expected the full frame SLR to hugely outperform the one inch sensor of the Sony) is a good deal less pronounced than I thought it'd be, to be honest.

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Offline Adam^

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« Reply #10788 on: Friday 12 July 2019, 05:22:25 pm »
Difference between cameras is getting smaller and smaller. I took some product photos the other week. Close ups using my phone and then my 35mm f1.8 on my DSLR. The blur on the DLSR is better but I could easily use either image and no one would know the difference, plus phone is far easier to snap away with when you're lying on the floor.

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« Reply #10789 on: Friday 12 July 2019, 05:58:34 pm »
Yeah, it's pretty much reached the stage where the only people who can spot the difference that comes of using high end gear are the photographers themselves. The only real giveaway, in good light anyway, is a narrow depth of field which a lot of time time is unwelcome anyway :lol:

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Offline Infinitely Content

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« Reply #10792 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 11:53:57 am »
A new mini-series going to exhibition later this month  :) Had fun making these - enjoyed the simplicity and impact. Definitely going to do a few by hand too with prints of my photos.






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« Reply #10793 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 07:18:07 pm »
Not sure about the angle on this one, might need straightening.


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« Reply #10794 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 07:57:11 pm »
Couple from Buachaille Etive Mor today.  Wish I'd taken the RX100 rather than the RX10 tbh, I think most of these would have been almost identical.
















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« Reply #10795 on: Monday 15 July 2019, 07:06:25 pm »
View from my house...nicely falling-apart barn opposite...I'm kinda hoping no-one ever does it up.


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« Reply #10796 on: Monday 15 July 2019, 08:22:21 pm »
Aye, always sad when derelict but photogenic places get tidied up or knocked down. Happening all too much in Newcastle at the minute

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« Reply #10798 on: Tuesday 16 July 2019, 04:58:19 pm »

I'd be happy to show them how to crop her out like.  It's not like the top of the picture is adding anything, they can live with only the bottom-left 70%

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« Reply #10799 on: Tuesday 16 July 2019, 07:34:20 pm »