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Misty morning at Verley New Forest

By Pipdouglas
Early morning in the New Forest

One of those landscape shots you see with layers of mist. Not quite managed it

Tags: New forest Landscape and travel

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Mike43 9 164 21 England
24 Jan 2013 3:50PM
Sorry to say you are right when you said you did not quite manage it. I know from a lot of personal disappointments and BINS full of Almost But Not Quite Rights.
The Delete button is my most used, never mind there is always the next time.

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Steve-T Plus
13 56 66 England
24 Jan 2013 7:05PM
This is the sort of scene that I like but you are right it is hard to capture successfully. If this was out of the camera I would say it was under exposed. If you have processed the image in this way unfortunately it has given it a dull finish which doesn't show the mist in the way you may have seen it. Compositionally, as you were at the longest focal length of your lens you may have to accept a fair amount of cropping to make a picture but I think you may have been better off in a landscape format to avoid too much white sky and dark moorland. There are a couple of natural highlights which zig- zag towards the two trees which makes an interesting composition - see mod. It is a bit soft which might be the shutter speed chosen: 1/100 secs for 200mm. Probably recommend above 1/200 secs if hand holding. Alternatively, mist does tend to soften so it might be the subject matter. Steve.
paulbroad 12 131 1289 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2013 9:18AM
The conditions would look great, but you needed a bit of light through that mist. The end product is rather flat and lifeless. I suspect hand holding too. The image is unsharp everywhere. If you do not have a tripod or monopod with you, use a fence post, wall top or car roof, but support the camera somehow. I would have been looking at 1/400 sec here.

Focus_Man 10 481 631 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2013 10:18AM
I have to concur and of course it is surprising, given the amount of advice that has been forthcoming about required shutter speeds for various and in parprticular, long focal lengthed lenses, that is has to be repeated. But basically, it has not come off because of the general flatness from front to back where one would expect to see some definition.

I often say before uploading here, why not go through a lot of the previous uploads to this gallery, look for pictures similar to your own and read the comments applied there. That will give you an initial learning and tuition ie self-help.

Take good note of the comments which appear to present themselves the most and ignore the comments ,like “Good shot” or “Love the colours” that is not the help you are after, you want to look at critique, which is what this galley is all about. Looking back at comments and learning from them will give you a very good start without the need for members to keep adding the same advice time after time to picture after picture.

Given your joining date Philip, I do think it applies.


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