Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by YODA, Feb 3, 2007.
Ok - lets' start a new one as the last is getting a bit big
Taken this morning just after sunrise...
These any good?
I hadn't noticed him before. Oh well...
excellent stuff Yoda! lovely composition!
like your first shot KE...not sure about the second one, too much sand imo
What kit do you usually use Yoda. It is expensive stuff?
Also what settings do you frequently take your photos with (exposure, aperture, shutter speed etc). Obviously they will change for diffrent shots and effects, but generally speaking.
Yeah, I agree, I like the composition too.
Current digital kit...
Nikon D200 Digital SLR Body
Nikkor 17-55mm F2.8 DX
Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8 VR
Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
Sigma 50-500mm F6.3 EX DG
Sigma 10-20mm EX DC
Sigma x2 and x1.4 EX DG TCs
Fairly expensive stuff I guess.
There is no "generally speaking" - although more often than not I shoot in Aperture Priority mode, using exposure compensation to tweak exposure up and down from the metered reading depending on the histogram.
you great big fibber!
We all know you really use one of these:
A few I took yesterday in the dull glommy fog:
Nice pix mate
Thanks guys ...
I'm slowly but surely improving ..... I think
Some superb pictures there Sarge. Keep 'em coming!
But may I make a couple of small suggestions? (And please feel free to ignore them - they are just suggestions!)
Firstly, mind your converging verticals with wide-angle lenses, as it can create a rather distorted effect.
Secondly, don't forget the old 'two-thirds' rule. I know it's an old cliche, but positioning a strong horizontal (like the horizen, for example) a third of the way from the edge of the picture really does make for a more visually satisfying image. There are exceptions to every rule of course, but it's a great rule-of-thumb.
hehehe - I noticed the vertical distortion myself, but thought that shot suited it, and the rule of thirds I'm aware of, but I dont like following it
Except sometimes ....
So long as you are making a conscious decision to break a rule for a desired effect then that's fine. After all, it's really a guideline rather than a rule. I always think that when you break a 'rule', it's usually best to do so boldly and decisively, rather than 'just a little bit'!
Since the distorted effect was deliberate, then perhaps it could have been taken even further? Just a thought.
PS: I hope this doesn't come over as me knocking your pictures, because I really like them, and one or two of them remind me slightly of things which I used to do - but which you have done a lot better than I ever did in lots of ways!
Not at all mate, I like to read other peoples opinions on my shots, even they really really hate them.... it gives me a kind of insight into my own creativity, if ya know what I mean.
A pic of the snow today;
We have zero snow here! :cry:
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