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Another image from Derwent and Ladybower in Derbyshire, Taken on Wednesday.
Still on with the aperture priority here and minimum processing............ No sharpen at all on this one. Be glad of your comments and constructive critisism Grin
Thankyou all for C&C on yesterdays upload Dervent Reservoir......... Much appreciatedGrin

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Mar 2012 - 2:18 PM
Focal Length:4.7mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/170sec
Exposure Comp:-0.67
ISO:64
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Not Lonesome
Username:Fefe Fefe
Uploaded:16 Mar 2012 - 10:08 AM
Tags:Derwent, General, Ladybower, Landscape / travel, Trees, Wildlife / nature
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achieverswales
16 Mar 2012 - 10:18 AM

Hi Diane
As yesterday see my comments, there is something wrong, the camera is set to Program AE and not Aperture priority see Exif info! When the camera is in Aperture Priority you set the Aperture and the camera sets the speed, the camera is setting a very shallow depth of Field for this type of capture f3.5 and the ISO to 64 could be 100 or 200 without creating noise! Saying that it is a very good capture with excellent tones and exposure.

Regards

Trev.

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 10:40 AM


Quote: Hi Diane
As yesterday see my comments, there is something wrong, the camera is set to Program AE and not Aperture priority see Exif info! When the camera is in Aperture Priority you set the Aperture and the camera sets the speed, the camera is setting a very shallow depth of Field for this type of capture f3.5 and the ISO to 64 could be 100 or 200 without creating noise! Saying that it is a very good capture with excellent tones and exposure.

Regards

Trev.

Morning TrevSmile
I am well confusedTongue Just been back to my camera to the settings............. Battery going flatSad
I was using Aperture Priority setting but it also says AE when it is set on this............ The shots I took on this were all very different with light depending on how I altered the aperture.......... I was using the histogram as a guide.
I haven't got round to the focusing bit yet....... I want to fathom this bit first. And yes the tripod is on my shopping listGrin Thanks for your helpSmileSmile
Diane

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 10:54 AM

A good composition, Diane, but all the above has me lost completely, I'll stick with my little point and shoot Grin Carol

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Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 11:03 AM


Quote: A good composition, Diane, but all the above has me lost completely, I'll stick with my little point and shoot Grin Carol

Good choice Carol........... I am going gray hereTongueSadWinkGrin
Diane

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achieverswales
16 Mar 2012 - 11:14 AM

Hi Diane.
I am confused! You have the control for the settings like P this is program mode, does every thing for you, A this should be aperture priority mode, you just set the aperture and the camera sets the shutter speed, in this mode you also set the ISO, S this should be shutter priority mode, you set shutter speed and camera sets aperture, you set ISO, or M for manual mode, you set shutter and aperture also ISO. have a read of the camera manual as something is going wrong, if you click on the Exif tab you will see all the settings that have been used for this capture! I hope I am not going to fast for you, if you feel happier just leave the camera on the auto mode, you will still get reasonable captures.

Regards

Trev.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2012 - 11:17 AM

Lovely composition, Diane. I like the strong lead in from the left hand corner and the choice of viewpoint on a slope which accentuates the height of the trees.

P.

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 11:17 AM

All too technical for me too really .. but
whatever, it has turned out a lovely capture.
Caught the height and depth of the forest on the slope.
Well done Diane.

B.

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susanbarton
16 Mar 2012 - 11:34 AM

It's a great shot and you have a great camera! Just keep experimenting, you can read the Exif (what ever that stands forWink) if you right click your image and go to properties just keep experimenting its great fun and you are certainly getting good results

Susan

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 11:40 AM


Quote: Hi Diane.
I am confused! You have the control for the settings like P this is program mode, does every thing for you, A this should be aperture priority mode, you just set the aperture and the camera sets the shutter speed, in this mode you also set the ISO, S this should be shutter priority mode, you set shutter speed and camera sets aperture, you set ISO, or M for manual mode, you set shutter and aperture also ISO. have a read of the camera manual as something is going wrong, if you click on the Exif tab you will see all the settings that have been used for this capture! I hope I am not going to fast for you, if you feel happier just leave the camera on the auto mode, you will still get reasonable captures.

Regards

Trev.

I am going to fathom this out Trev............ One way or another..........
Going to look at the manual. The other day while I was on this setting I pressed something by mistake and got up a circle that was the focal point, You could make it larger or smaller...... I am presuming this was for dof, But I dont know how i found itTongue
Anyway also the other day in Derbyshire with the camera on this setting all day. whatever it maybe........., I decided to try it back in auto too look at the difference....... and immediatley switched back because on auto it was too bright and a bit washed out. I will get to the bottom of it, I am enjoying playing any howGrin
Diane

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 12:36 PM

That's it Diane, don't give up, keep experimenting, you will find your way around the settings and probably find the one that you like best and then it will just be little tweaks. I am still trying to fine tune my bird shots. You have achieved a nicely detailed, well balanced image. The sky showing through the trees is very good too, not 'blown'.Grin Carole

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 12:39 PM

Wish I could help you Diane. No matter how simple the theory it's always complicated until someone shows you. Keep experimenting. Love your pov and composition on this one.

Dave

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 12:55 PM

love the colour and tones on this shot diane brilliant pov hope you get your camera sorted a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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16 Mar 2012 - 1:05 PM

Well.............................................. I am munching my way through the instruction manualTongueWinkTongue............I am not an instuction manual kind of person............... I didn't get where I am today by reading instruction manualsGrinGrin
I am on the right setting for aperture priority, it is called Aperture AE and it automatically sets the shutter speed, or I could use Shutter priority AE which automatically sets the aperture.
I have found some very interesting features of the camera that I didn't know about.............. More playtime coming I thinkGrinGrinGrinWinkWink
Diane

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 1:39 PM

Old saying.......'When in doubt......read the....' Smile It happens to us all Diane. The image is nicely framed and exposed. It could be brightened a bit, but don't sweat it Smile Have fun and it will all fall into place (or apart...!) eventually SmileWink

Barry

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 5:51 PM

I do like the comp..

Not sure about your camera but A is right for some cameras but TV on some other cameras...
I would look at back of camera..
If you look at F reading move dial to see if that goes up in numbers turn other way to go down...
Then you found Apture setting...
If you like shap image then F16 or above but you may need tri-pob as shutter will stay open longer...
Low number like F2.8 will be sharo in focus area only..
See my little owl in the wall to see that in type of image..
Get your head around that first..
I used a table and put 3 items on it focus up on middle took lots of photos at diffrent f stops and work out what they do and that help understand about shutter speed with F stops..
Please have a go...

Dave

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Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 5:57 PM


Quote: I do like the comp..

Not sure about your camera but A is right for some cameras but TV on some other cameras...
I would look at back of camera..
If you look at F reading move dial to see if that goes up in numbers turn other way to go down...
Then you found Apture setting...
If you like shap image then F16 or above but you may need tri-pob as shutter will stay open longer...
Low number like f2.8 will be sharo in focus area only..
See my little owl in the wall to see that in type of image..
Get your head around that first..
I used a table and put 3 items on it focus up on middle took lots of photos at diffrent f stops and work out what they do and that help understand about shutter speed wiht f stops..
Please have a go...

Dave

Thanks Dave................... This is something I will practice soon. I found out some new stuff today looking at manual. Its going to take time, got to get round one thing at a time. All these comments are so helpful and will refer back to it in futureGrinGrin
Diane

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 6:06 PM

Some times read a little play alot and that should help you understand..
Shutter and Apture are link...
One goes up the other goes down...
That why I surjest table top image and play with setting take notes as you set and shoot..
Iso help balance the two of them...

Dave

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 6:52 PM

Great POV and nice rich sky behind the trees.
Shell

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Brian65
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16 Mar 2012 - 7:59 PM

Love the comp and the detail Diane, keep up the good work, have fun with the camera, dont get a headacheSmileSmileSmileWink
Brian

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Fefe
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17 Mar 2012 - 9:27 AM

Thankyou very much to everyoneGrinGrin
Diane

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saltireblue Site Moderator 43818 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2012 - 11:35 AM


Quote: Well.............................................. I am munching my way through the instruction manualTongueWinkTongue............I am not an instuction manual kind of person............... I didn't get where I am today by reading instruction manualsGrinGrin
I am on the right setting for aperture priority, it is called Aperture AE and it automatically sets the shutter speed, or I could use Shutter priority AE which automatically sets the aperture.
I have found some very interesting features of the camera that I didn't know about.............. More playtime coming I thinkGrinGrinGrinWinkWink
Diane

You sound like a real bloke, Diane! Manuals R Not Us.Grin I remember how frustrated and annoyed my wife got the one time she tried to get me to understand how to work the washing machine....Wink Mind you, I was merely playing stupidWink

The only thing missing from the not-so-lonesome-pine image is some brightly coloured flowers in the fg. Like the angle between the trees and the slope, diagonals are always good.

Keep going...half the fun is finding out what the camera can do.

Malc

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ugly
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17 Mar 2012 - 8:11 PM

Just got Practical Photography mag today spring 2012 and thought of you...
If you get this mag or go to the shop look at page 54 Shoot with semi-auto modes.
Page 56 is understand the histogram...
Page 58 is take better portraits...
Thought it may help you...

Dave

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17 Mar 2012 - 8:35 PM

Thankyou Dave! Will look out for itGrinGrin
Diane

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twelvemegs
19 Mar 2012 - 1:51 PM

I like the pov of this Diane.
I do find trees difficult but you have taken a good shot, very natural colour.

David

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20 Mar 2012 - 2:53 PM

A great journey through these tress Smile

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1881  2 India
6 Apr 2012 - 6:22 PM

Excellent exposure.
SANJEEV.

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