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14/04/2014 - 12:53 PM

Bamburgh's Glow

Bamburgh's GlowSuper image Ian. Lovely light on the castle and moody sky although as fazzer has stated maybe slightly over saturated, the only other thing that I might consider is cropping half from the rocks at the bottom to bring the rock pool slightly more to the bottom right hand corner. Just my thoughts on what is a cracking image.
Enjoy the PCE and I look forward to viewing other images taken with this lens.
10/04/2014 - 4:06 PM

Howdens Detail

Howdens DetailThree very different images.
V1 using the aperture of 3.5 unless it's my eyesight (quite possible) the far distant trees could be a little sharper in my opinion, the fore and middle ground are fine. I found that it's a lens that takes a bit of getting used to especially if you playing with large aperture settings. Depending upon the height of your tripod, if used at 'normal' height a tilt of less than 2 degrees I find is often the best. I find it best to focus on the foreground and then tilt for the distance check the foreground focus again and make little changes so that the plane of focus is throughout the image. The nearer your tripod is to the ground requires more tilt.
V2 you have handled the shift well and I like the image although I might consider brining a bit more contrast into it. I have also found that on my D800 an aperture of f13 works well and I would only use f16 if my foreground interest is very close to the camera.
V3 works well in mono and shows the versatility of the tilt/shift lens when used like a lens baby to get the toy effect..

One word of caution when using this lens is that although it cost an arm and a leg the locking screws can be easily disturbed and with time can become quite loose even when tight if that makes sense, that's the downside that you have set everything up composed the image, focused and then you want to use a filter or polariser and as you fit it the tilt moves and you have to start all over.

It is a great lens so have fun and experiment with it but it can and probably will frustrate you initially. Sorry if I've gone on a bit.
26/03/2014 - 4:49 PM

Tranquility the return

Tranquility the returnGlad your happy with the end result, it does in my opinion make it a stronger image.

Just one slight critique unless it's my eye sight there is a slight barrel distortion on the centre of the horizon.

In photoshop grab down the rulers bar from the top and place it on the horizon and you will see the slight distortion. Go to Edit-Transform-Warp and then drag the top handle and align it with the rulers bar. Nit picking I know.
19/03/2014 - 4:56 PM

The Orange Silver Birch

The Orange Silver BirchLovely muted colour palette to this image and pin sharp tree, whilst I appreciate that you have deliberatly shot the foreground out of focus I personally find that the out of focus foreground is a blocker which prevents me from really getting into the image. Just my thoughts.
09/06/2012 - 3:35 PM

Footprints on the rock

Footprints on the rockPerhaps a crop in to reveal the rock texture would reveal an image within an image. A well spotted moment in time.