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End of the Road

Thank you all for looking in for "Winter! No Thanks!" and special thanks to KBan (Keith) Myrab (Myra) and ChristineD (Christine) for their greatly appreciated UA's.

Something more academic today--- I drove out nearer the mountains-- this is the end of "Bear Hollow Rd." where it meets Roxbury Rd. , parked in the middle of the road and made some hand held shots of the farm at "The End of the Road." (long before the wind and snow) Again, this is a reduced opacity black and white image---

This image show a typical Pennsylvania farmstead. One of these days I will get a proper landscape lens, just can't decide which one…. suggestions welcome.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Jan 2014 - 2:54 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.4
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:End of the Road
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:27 Jan 2014 - 5:31 PM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Digitally manipulated, General, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism
Votes:83

Comments

LucienH
LucienH e2 Member 9386 forum postsLucienH vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 5:35 PM

I think it's a beautiful capture, love the light on the roof's of the building's.

Last Modified By LucienH at 27 Jan 2014 - 5:37 PM
barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 5:37 PM

What a wonderful scene...
the light is perfect

andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 5:41 PM

brilliant light and tones jenn belting comp a cracker nice one Wink
andy

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 5:54 PM

I think we all agree on the light in this. Superb picture Jenn. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 5:59 PM

Excellent composition, great details and beautiful light, Jenn!
Regards,
George

EileenH
27 Jan 2014 - 6:17 PM

Lovely imageSmile

Eileen

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 6:25 PM

Great lead into this lovely shot Jennn
Lillian

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
27 Jan 2014 - 6:41 PM

Fine composition Jenn,
Fred.

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 6:56 PM

You have such a good eye for a good composition Jenn.
Joan.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7332 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom890 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 7:04 PM

This is personal, a human landscape.
Moira

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 7:10 PM

This is such an appealing image, Jenn.
The composition and the way the light of the foreground stands out so well against the mountains - excellent.

Richard

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 7:20 PM

Nice bit of light on these roofs Jenn.
Good shot.
Mick.

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
27 Jan 2014 - 7:34 PM

That is lovely Jenn. Cathy

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1123 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 7:36 PM


Quote: This is such an appealing image, Jenn.
The composition and the way the light of the foreground stands out so well against the mountains - excellent.

Richard

Great shot Jenn, like your processing

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9184 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 7:52 PM

Love the darkness of this.
Ty

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom72 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 9:54 PM

Still liking the subtle colouring - I used to make everything bright and shiny
so this shows great control and vision.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 10:55 PM

Very nice effect!
Diane

jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 430 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 11:25 PM

The Nikon 24-70mm Jenn! Can't beat it.
Jason

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2014 - 3:18 AM

I love the light and the way you framed this shot, Jenn. Excellent shot and so impressive. I'd recommend a super wide, a Sigma 10-20mm lens for Nikon.

peekay2001
28 Jan 2014 - 3:42 AM

a very soothing, traveler's photograph.. gives the sense of a journey..

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2014 - 6:05 AM

Nice light. As for a proper landscape lens, why don't you hire before you buy?

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 28 Jan 2014 - 6:07 AM
bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2014 - 7:19 AM

excellent composition

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2014 - 7:48 AM

Love the subtle colours in this fine composition.

Albert

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 8313 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2014 - 11:56 AM

Fabulously atmospheric!

gill

Joline
Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2014 - 12:35 PM

So very typical of the Pennsylvania countryside. I think you have done a beautiful job. I like my 50mm lens for many things, but I have an 18-55mm that works really nicely for landscapes. It gives you a slightly broader choice of composition. The light in this is lovely, and reminds me of some of the Wyeth works.

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2014 - 12:49 PM

Looks like many a road we have travelled. You've captured it beautifully with lovely light.

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2014 - 7:21 PM

stunning light.. actually it reminds me a bit of our countryside, only we got no lines on the road.

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2014 - 8:46 AM

The end of the road... thinking of your pm... a good one for a day like this.
This is showing my image of America, what I have in mind, when I'm thinking of your country.
Hope to see it someday.
Johanna

AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
29 Jan 2014 - 10:15 AM

Love the mood and light in this image. Great composition. Ann.

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
30 Jan 2014 - 3:55 AM

Great light indeed

Peter

viscostatic
30 Jan 2014 - 9:52 AM

Beautiful light and great composition Jenn.

Phil.

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  1 Russian Federation
31 Jan 2014 - 7:37 AM

A very nice scene, Jenn!Smile

Quote: I'd recommend a super wide, a Sigma 10-20mm lens for Nikon.

This lens is designed for cameras with a crop factor. It will give a noticeable vignetting on your Nikon D800. It seems to me that the Sigma AF 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Nikon F is the best option in your case.
Regards Valery

Last Modified By ValeryAst at 31 Jan 2014 - 7:41 AM
Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 12:03 PM

Great shot with a lead into it
and your title Jennn
Lillian

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
31 Jan 2014 - 7:17 PM

a good composition

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 11:47 PM

Thankfully it is not the end of the road for you on epz Jenn, when I saw the title of your upload i feared the worst!Blush

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2014 - 7:24 PM

Beautiful light and composition Jenn; looks very catchy from the thumbnail already.
Rende

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 1:11 AM

I love this technique, Jennnnnnn.
-\=Walter

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 5:42 PM

Nothing wrong with the lens you've got to produce images like this. A mid-range zoom would make life easier though. I use a 24-105 (full frame Canon) for the majority of my images with a 17-40 if I absolutely have to go wider but I'm not that keen on the visual distortions that wide. You don't need to worry about super fast lenses either as you'll be looking for more not less dof in most instances.

Dave

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