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K_T 9 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 10:19AM
Such a tradigic photo with an added vibrancy that life continues.

Enjoy the new toy =) I have a thing about straight verticals atm, I'm sure it will pass though. Thought I'd give you one of my very prestigious awards though for all your hard work, I am very selective who gets my award and they are very rare...much rarer than ECs you know .

Enjoy the day

KT x
SlowSong Plus
12 9.7k 30 England
30 Jul 2012 10:33AM
What a great find. The bits and pieces look good so close to the grasses/bushes.
I think the dark blue sky could have been toned down just a tad though.
9 3 8 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 10:55AM
I love the colours but the pov is absolutely perfect. A very clever and well composed shot!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Pete 20 18.8k 97 England
30 Jul 2012 11:10AM
Thanks for the comments and votes, and KT for the award Smile
Chris, I toned the sky up to volume 10 on purpose - original added for comparison.
What do others think... as is (V1) was (V2)...or somewhere in between?
Stuart463 13 766 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 11:19AM
Definitely V1 for me - such impact (even the thumbnail)
30 Jul 2012 12:20PM
Well it certainly works, very interesting image, enjoy your new toy.
30 Jul 2012 12:33PM
Used at 9mm to produce dramatic compositions as good as this, really shows how CSCs have developed to an exceptionally high level of capability. The 9-18 has become the default lens on my "walkabout" system for capturing "discovered" subjects such as this.

Very impressed with the emotional content of this subject, presented in a very sensitive composition.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2420 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 12:41PM
V1 looks very much like the sky, and the light, outside my kitchen window a few minutes ago as the clouds rolled in from the Pennines. No problems there.
I love the angle, it's the child's eye view in a way, plus the rising diagonal of vegetation actually gives a positive, upbeat feel. But I'd definitely get rid of the stray bit of grass coming in from above top right.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 1:34PM
I just love the boldness of V1.....
looks like you have a pretty good new toy to play with as a bonus ....
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 1:40PM
A very thought provoking and so very emotive piece of photography, which I am sure will ring bells for so many viewers.

Regards Nathan.
fentiger 20 920 24 England
30 Jul 2012 1:51PM
I am sure you will have better opportunities to try out your new toy Wink

like v1 nice colours GrinGrinGrinGrin
30 Jul 2012 4:09PM
A great perspective. Very nice.

rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
30 Jul 2012 4:11PM
There superb these screens Pete, brings back some originality to photography. Poignant.
30 Jul 2012 6:19PM
V1 is excellent Pete, and great subject matter.
I don't have a swivel Screen, so I have to stoop low for some of my shots, but then you know that Smile

John Smile
Paul Morgan 20 19.5k 6 England
30 Jul 2012 6:20PM
A good find indeed Pete.

This week I`ll be picking up either an EM5 or an EP3.

How are you finding that 9-18.
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 8:23PM
I have a swivel screen on the Leica and find it very useful - great shot Pete, your an old softie at heartWink
Metro6R4 10 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 8:43PM
V1 deffo, sad subject but a good capture, I love new toys............
Pete 20 18.8k 97 England
30 Jul 2012 8:54PM
thanks all Smile

Quote:How are you finding that 9-18.

Jury's still out. I really like the angle of view but I'm not 100% sure about sharpness yet. More playing needed before I'm convinced.
mattmatic 17 598
31 Jul 2012 11:47AM
Interesting shot Smile
Re: LR. Closer to V1 than V2 for me - but it's the blown highlights that slightly distract.
Also looks like you have some serious green/purple CA on the corners.
LR4.1's superb CA adjustment should iron that out nicely... and then your perceived sharpness should increase too Smile
(I know the DA12-24 looks incredible with LR4.1 Wink )
Paul Morgan 20 19.5k 6 England
31 Jul 2012 6:29PM

Quote:Jury's still out. I really like the angle of view but I'm not 100% sure about sharpness yet

Guess it will be just fine closed down a few stops.

I`m tempted by the 12mm, but a little voice keeps telling me to look at the x100 Smile

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