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Hi all, this is my first attempt at "Blurring" a photo, I used 2,4 and number 8 ND filter to get a 30second exposure, I've only been in to photograph y for 6 months and use an entry level Canon 550D ,

I hope to improve obviously Smile


Chris

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:18.0 - 55.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.3 - 86.5 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 May 2012 - 3:37 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Scaleber Force Yorkshire
Username:Chris_Ev Chris_Ev
Uploaded:7 Jul 2012 - 11:27 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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Fatbaldhobbit
Fatbaldhobbit e2 Member 2Fatbaldhobbit vcard England
7 Jul 2012 - 2:06 PM

Chris, this is a good first attempt keep at it
( im no expert but i would of put the camera further into the water to get rid of the mud and leaves in the bottom right corner)

Phil

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ChrisStyles
ChrisStyles e2 Member 6387 forum postsChrisStyles vcard United Kingdom
7 Jul 2012 - 6:29 PM

Hi Chris,
First off welcome to EPZ,,,It's a very good first image from a fab location. A couple of things that would improve it would be as Phil suggested and leave out the the mud to the bottom left and the other is to tilt the image a tad to the right to adjust your horizon, water looks niceSmile
Chris.

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Chris_Ev
Chris_Ev e2 Member 2Chris_Ev vcard
7 Jul 2012 - 7:26 PM

Thanks Chris, I'll get there one day, I did improve I think during the day, but I think I can only post one pic a day at them min lol

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hunter031072
hunter031072 e2 Member 2hunter031072 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2012 - 9:15 PM

wow factor Chris, looks so good really good first go, i don't think you can improve much on your image. like the other comments a little bit of a crop to remove the bottom of the image but all in all 10/10 nice one.
regards Roger

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GeordieDoug
GeordieDoug e2 Member 2GeordieDoug vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 5:09 AM

My first attempts at this sort of thing was on a 550D but at West Burton Falls in Yorkshire so I know where you are coming from. Cracking first shot at it.

Can I suggest that in future that if you do not a strong foreground interest that you move closer to your subject to fill the frame more with it. Sometimes a pair of wellies in needed for this if you are not keen to get your feet wet.

Also from your exif I notice that you used f22 for 30 secs. I'd steer away from using anything more than f11 on a crop sensor camera as yours is as you will get diffraction softening your shots. With fast moving water you could have gotten away with probably 1/2 or even 1/3 a second exposure to blur the water sufficiently. This cuts down on camera shake as wind buffets the tripod. You could probably have gotten the same shot using a CPL (reduces light by about 2 stops) rather than a full ND8 too.

Doug.

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Chris_Ev
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8 Jul 2012 - 10:08 AM


Quote: My first attempts at this sort of thing was on a 550D but at West Burton Falls in Yorkshire so I know where you are coming from. Cracking first shot at it.

Can I suggest that in future that if you do not a strong foreground interest that you move closer to your subject to fill the frame more with it. Sometimes a pair of wellies in needed for this if you are not keen to get your feet wet.

Also from your exif I notice that you used f22 for 30 secs. I'd steer away from using anything more than f11 on a crop sensor camera as yours is as you will get diffraction softening your shots. With fast moving water you could have gotten away with probably 1/2 or even 1/3 a second exposure to blur the water sufficiently. This cuts down on camera shake as wind buffets the tripod. You could probably have gotten the same shot using a CPL (reduces light by about 2 stops) rather than a full ND8 too.

Doug.

Thats brilliant thank you so much Doug thats great info that I'll try and remember, Can you get these Cpl's from Ebay, and what am I looking for ???

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GeordieDoug
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8 Jul 2012 - 10:36 PM

Circular polarising filter, has many uses. I'd get a half decent one like a Hoya slim frame (reduces the chance of vignetting at wide angle). I got mine off ebay for less than 30. Don't be tempted to go for a v cheap one as they will fall apart and do not have the anti glare coatings which can cause IQ issues. If you are new to this game and wanting some specific Canon related assistance then as well as this forum also have a look at canon fodder forums. Plenty of friendly help and advice there too.

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2012 - 12:08 PM

Great image. It probably didn't need a full 30 seconds and always be weary of adding too many filters together as this makes it harder for the camera to focus. However as a first attempt this turned out pretty good!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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Chris_Ev
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19 Dec 2012 - 8:51 AM

Thanks all, I really don't understand how F stops work yet, What is the differance then between F22 and the recommended F11 I should have gone for

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