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A Square in Leeds

By ade_mcfade      
A shot from Saturdays outing with Nick_w (formerly Warney) - this is a little square behind the Coburg pub near the Merrion centre. No idea what it's called,but it's one of those posh places with a fenced garden in the middle that says you ca't play ball games.

A HDR as ever for such photos - pretty flat kinda light though, typically missed the better light earlier in the day.

May add a few lensbaby shots from later in the day as a documentary

Tags: Architecture Leeds Specialist and abstract Square Low angle Landscape and travel Miserable day

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discreetphoton Plus
17 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 8:03PM
Playing about with aperture manipulation? Like them. Can't decide whether I like 2 or 3 best.
Paintman Plus
15 1.5k 180 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 8:56PM
You ought to be careful getting this low in the street for a photo. Someone could park their bike and I'm sure that would chafeSmile

Diana 15 2.0k 19 Netherlands
20 Jan 2009 9:32PM
striking comp..much prefer the Lbaby shots though

davart 16 2 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 9:33PM
As soon as I saw use those bold yellow lines..its AdeMcfade. Great image as usual, but I like the lensbaby shots more. They just look so different and FUN.

RogBrown 15 3.1k 10 England
20 Jan 2009 10:22PM
There must be a joke here somewhere about McFade & gutters but I won't do it! Great angle here - love the yellow line lead-in & the contrast between old & new.
Richsr 15 91 223 England
20 Jan 2009 10:48PM
Like your composition and the details in version one Ade.
Not sure how many stars one can take thought.
ade_mcfade 18 15.2k 216 England
20 Jan 2009 11:02PM
everyone needs a little sparkle in their lives Wink
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
20 Jan 2009 11:03PM
Yellow peril, Adrian. Ron.
JBA 13 341 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 11:08PM
"But some of us are looking at the stars. . ." Nice diagonal and depth of colour in the lines. lens baby does sort of weird blurry vignetting or something? Fun but what's it 'meant' for?
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
21 Jan 2009 12:31AM
I really like V1, those yellow lines really bring it. V2,3 and 4 are just plain kewl. And you need to inform us of the address of your fan club Wink
DeSilver Plus
14 14 12 England
21 Jan 2009 8:36AM
V1 for me.
As for the Fan Club Ade I believe there should have been one more but he had to take his Labrador Guide Dog to the vets but he hopes that he will be able to make it next year to the reunion. Lol Smile

ade_mcfade 18 15.2k 216 England
21 Jan 2009 10:11AM

Quote:"But some of us are looking at the stars. . ." Nice diagonal and depth of colour in the lines. lens baby does sort of weird blurry vignetting or something? Fun but what's it 'meant' for?

it's a strange contraption really.

the main things to bear in mind are...

1, it's got a curved focal plane
2, you can move the point of focus around this plane by "bending" the lens - i.e. physically moving the front element around
3, you can vary how big the point of focus with by changing aperture size
4, you can change the aperure shape to get creative effects - the ones on this shot were takn with a star shaped aperture

So it's a very differnt beast to the usual lenses you get - different even to the Tilt Shift lenses as they have a flat focal plane.

For the money, they are excellent value IF you are a creative photographer. I don't think the recordist or perfectionist would "get" it really.
KevinGoodchild 20 1.2k 9 England
21 Jan 2009 1:07PM
next time can you ask Warner to take a photo of you taking this low profile image ...... it's got to look wierd..... Wink
ade_mcfade 18 15.2k 216 England
21 Jan 2009 1:53PM
I've got an angle finder, it's not quite as bizzare as you'd think.

pretty sure there's a lot of shots of my arse hanging out when I take such shots though!
KevinGoodchild 20 1.2k 9 England
21 Jan 2009 3:47PM
Scaramanga 14 60 6 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2009 8:52PM
Really like V1, not 100% sure about the stars. Although I do need some sparkle in my life.
tepot 17 4.4k United Kingdom
23 Jan 2009 4:31AM
Version #2 for me Ade, i like the mysterious figures in the image adding intrigue.

hellsbells8868 13 151 2 Wales
24 Jan 2009 11:18PM
Bring on the sparkle.
Yellow in an image really draws you in, it did with the rush hour cyclist and it does in V3....

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