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Grainger Market Newcastle Upon Tyne

By NorthernPhotographer
Here is a photograph that i recent took whilst visiting Newcastle using my Nikon D7000 and Nikon 10.5m Fisheye

Tags: Market City hall Landscape and travel

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ericfaragh 16 149 5 United Kingdom
1 May 2016 10:24PM
The wide angle lens is apt for the curved roof, but I find the framing and effect you have applied to the edge of the image distracting. Mono is a good choice for this.

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Thank You for the comment - I will take that into consideration and it's my first time using the lens and enjoying .
paulbroad 13 131 1289 United Kingdom
2 May 2016 8:13AM
I assume the lens has f stops? You need to be down at f5.6 or 8 to get a decent depth of field, even with a fisheye. You do not need such a fast shutter speed.There is a strong image in there but it does need to be sharper and have more contrast. Your mono conversion is a bit flat with compression of the grays into the mid range.

I would dump the fancy presentation.

Thank you Paul all notes taking in and yes the lens is fixed F2.8 but you can change the settings in the camera .

Will be adding some more soon on a retake Smile
dudler Plus
17 1.2k 1679 England
2 May 2016 10:41AM
Hi, Carl, and welcome both to Ephotozine and to the Critique Gallery.

I hope you'll enjoy the site - there's a lot to explore, and some wonderful pictures. Inspiring ideas, too.

This Gallery is where you can get focussed and thoughtful input on specific problems or general ideas for your pictures - or simply suggestions for different options to explore. If you want to simply go for votes and awards, post in the main gallery - just make sure that you don't have a tick in the 'Critique' box when you press the 'Upload' button.

I know nothing about your photographic background: you may be a complete novice who has followed the instructions carefully and applied a bit of artistic nouse and some beginner's luck, or a seasoned veteran trying out a new lens. So please let me know if I target this wrong!

This is very competent use of a fisheye lens, and a good subject, as Eric says.

I agree with him about the elaborate border, too – let the lens and composition do the knocking out!

There are two areas where I’m less sure that you’ve got it right.

First, you’ve used the lens at maximum aperture, and used a very high shutter speed. The lens will perform better stopped down a bit (I’d go for f/5.6 or f/8), and there’s no need for a very high shutter speed to avoid camera shake. Actually, you could even have gone for a lower ISO. You need to adjust this using the camera controls.

And second, the image lacks a little contrast. Especially against the large area of white in your frame, it looks dull. My mod simply trims off the background ,and used Levels in Adobe Elements to brighten things up a little (click the blue ‘Modifications’ tab below your picture on the left side, then click on 1 to see it).
ericfaragh 16 149 5 United Kingdom
2 May 2016 10:57AM
Excellent work, Dudler. That mod brings out the full potential. I particularly like the zooming lines of perspective in the roof which lend the image great graphic impact.
banehawi Plus
16 2.2k 4149 Canada
2 May 2016 1:03PM
Nice. Well done overall.

Loaded a mod also


dudler Plus
17 1.2k 1679 England
2 May 2016 1:58PM
Willie's mod is distinctly better than mine - it pulls out extra detail and brilliance...
banehawi Plus
16 2.2k 4149 Canada
2 May 2016 2:10PM
ericfaragh 16 149 5 United Kingdom
2 May 2016 5:23PM
Yes, even better mod from banehawi. Nice work.
dark_lord Plus
16 2.6k 683 England
2 May 2016 6:40PM
Welcome from me too.

Simpler borders are best, especially with a strong image that can stand on its own.
I appreciate that you were trying to give the look of a print in a frame. It's a presentation that can be effective, but again simpler as in Willie's mod.
Full marks for giving it a go, though.

It's a good image and you made good use of the fisheye.

paulbroad 13 131 1289 United Kingdom
2 May 2016 8:17PM
Surely you mean the lens has a maximum aperture of f2.8. It must have aperture settings and thus a diaphragm or you could not change settings within the camera.

Hi Paul

Still learning myself and when i go again later in the week I will be changing the settings Grin

I like t he MOD s and editing is another thing I am starting to learn .

I only have Corel X5 Software at the moment and it seems to work well and will stay away from the fancy borders .

Every ones comments are most welcome and it's a learning point for me

mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.2k 2247 United Kingdom
3 May 2016 9:39AM
Hi Carl, I'm a bit late here but a warm welcome from another North-easterner! I live along the Tyne Valley, so I recognise this scene well.

I will agree with comments above about the presentation. A frame should contain an image neatly, it very rarely works for framing to become the main story. Here it draws my away away from the content, that's not good.

I love the use of the fish-eye, for the curves, but one down-side is that it accentuates the amount of empty floor space in the middle of the frame. The second Saturday of every month there's a craft fair in this space, now that would be an occasion to return with the lens. Wide angle works best for me when there is a strong foreground.

Incidentally when you are next there, look carefully at the floor just out of frame to the left, you'll see a large trapdoor camouflaged with tiles. It leads down to a basement area that served as an air raid shelter for the area in WW2.
Hi Moria

Thank you for the warm welcome and the craft fair seems very interesting and will hopefully get there again

I only live in Hartlepool Grin

And the trapdoor seems very interesting and will look out for it Smile

Looks like we have some decent weather on its way and Fri to Sunday are my days off

Thanks once again


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