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Welsh Hills

By digicammad  
Taken today near Llangernyw. Battling with a very bright sky, ND2, ND4 and polariser used. Developed in C1, then curves adjusted and final resize in PS.

All comment and critique welcomed.

Ian

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: andytvcams, donnaree, jany and 4 more


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andytvcams 19 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2005 2:18PM
Looks well balanced to me.

Andy...
donnaree 17 36
27 Feb 2005 2:21PM
Love the sky and how the hills in the background seem to be highlighted.
Great work.

Donna
jany 18 94 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2005 2:25PM
Love this photo, sky is great, loads of shades of blue. composed well.
jany
Ceciliat 16 6 Philippines
28 Feb 2005 5:55AM
Beautiful countryside, good composition & exposure. Nice work.

Cecilia
tepot 17 4.4k United Kingdom
28 Feb 2005 6:17PM
Hi Ian...
I need some help, i wandered into my local photo shop (about 40 miles away) to pick up a filter holder and while i was there saw the fuji S3 pro, i talked to the salesman about it and when he let me hold it, it was instant love, it was fitted with a Nikon 12-24mm, and the images were so much sharper and better coloured than what i see with my Nikon N80 and budget price lenses, i asked the price of the S3 pro body and he told me $2500......soooo i am now considering the D70 for $1000, since i'm not a rich man by ANY means...lol
My question to you is 'do you notice noise problems with long exposures' and my biggest worry is that i would have to decide on what size enlargement i might want to make at the time of taking the pic since the resolution/pic size would need to be set at that time, how big an enlargement could i get with the D70? this would also effect the number of pics i could fit on a card, i know so little about digital, shunning it till i picked up the Fuji and D70 camera's in the shop and was so impressed with the quality and feel of them that i am convinced this is the way to go, also i feel that going digi will help me learn quicker about my photography, my main issues i think are:

a)noise at long exposures and

b)enlargement sizes.

do you think it's ok to use sigma lenses in place of Nikon ones with this camera as the Nikon ones are much more expensive? i know you generally get what you pay for, are the Nikon lenses built THAT much better than Sigma? or is it just the quality of the glass and if so would it be noticeable unless you blew the picture up to enormous proportions?

your guidance would be very much appreciated and if you didn't want to reply here you can use my email:

terry19641964@yahoo.com

Thanks in advance Ian.....

Terry.
p.s i would have emailed you but wasn't sure what address to use.
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2005 11:58PM
Thanks for the comments.

Terry I've sent you a mail.

Ian
UserRemoved 17 6.2k 1
1 Mar 2005 2:17PM
+ve: Comp works well - nicely led down the proverbial!

-ve: Little dark in FG and hills lack a little contrast

Did a mod, not a million miles different from Magda's!
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2005 2:40PM
Thanks Mark and Magda. I didn't think it was quite right but was lost for inspiration. I'll have to have another dabble now I've seen your mods.

Ian
Paulbee 17 51 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2005 6:04AM
Good composition, the sky looks good in spite of (or is it because of) your problem brightness.
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2005 6:09AM
Thanks Paul, it was the silver linings which were causing me problems. :0)

Ian
maverick04 17 12 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2005 10:02AM
This is nowhere near your usual standard its in desperate need of some level control as it lacks impact.
It is a good scene it just needs some work to pull the best out of it.
I think Markulous as done the best job even though he has lost some detail in the hedge row.
Brian.
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2005 10:06AM
Thanks Brian, I agree. One of the reasons I put it up was I was lacking inspiration for sorting it out. There have been some good mods, not sure about the grad in yours though.

Input appreciated.

Ian
maverick04 17 12 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2005 10:12AM
I agree on the grad comment they either do it for you or they don't.
Brian.

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