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Scaleber Force Yorkshire

By Chris_Ev
Hi all, this is my first attempt at "Blurring" a photo, I used 2,4 and number 8 ND filter to get a 30second exposure, I've only been in to photograph y for 6 months and use an entry level Canon 550D ,

I hope to improve obviously Smile


Chris

Tags: Landscape and travel

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Chris, this is a good first attempt keep at it
( im no expert but i would of put the camera further into the water to get rid of the mud and leaves in the bottom right corner)

Phil

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ChrisStyles 8 387 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2012 6:29PM
Hi Chris,
First off welcome to EPZ,,,It's a very good first image from a fab location. A couple of things that would improve it would be as Phil suggested and leave out the the mud to the bottom left and the other is to tilt the image a tad to the right to adjust your horizon, water looks niceSmile
Chris.
7 Jul 2012 7:26PM
Thanks Chris, I'll get there one day, I did improve I think during the day, but I think I can only post one pic a day at them min lol
7 Jul 2012 9:15PM
wow factor Chris, looks so good really good first go, i don't think you can improve much on your image. like the other comments a little bit of a crop to remove the bottom of the image but all in all 10/10 nice one.
regards Roger
GeordieDoug 4 6 3 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2012 5:09AM
My first attempts at this sort of thing was on a 550D but at West Burton Falls in Yorkshire so I know where you are coming from. Cracking first shot at it.

Can I suggest that in future that if you do not a strong foreground interest that you move closer to your subject to fill the frame more with it. Sometimes a pair of wellies in needed for this if you are not keen to get your feet wet.

Also from your exif I notice that you used f22 for 30 secs. I'd steer away from using anything more than f11 on a crop sensor camera as yours is as you will get diffraction softening your shots. With fast moving water you could have gotten away with probably 1/2 or even 1/3 a second exposure to blur the water sufficiently. This cuts down on camera shake as wind buffets the tripod. You could probably have gotten the same shot using a CPL (reduces light by about 2 stops) rather than a full ND8 too.

Doug.
8 Jul 2012 10:08AM

Quote:My first attempts at this sort of thing was on a 550D but at West Burton Falls in Yorkshire so I know where you are coming from. Cracking first shot at it.

Can I suggest that in future that if you do not a strong foreground interest that you move closer to your subject to fill the frame more with it. Sometimes a pair of wellies in needed for this if you are not keen to get your feet wet.

Also from your exif I notice that you used f22 for 30 secs. I'd steer away from using anything more than f11 on a crop sensor camera as yours is as you will get diffraction softening your shots. With fast moving water you could have gotten away with probably 1/2 or even 1/3 a second exposure to blur the water sufficiently. This cuts down on camera shake as wind buffets the tripod. You could probably have gotten the same shot using a CPL (reduces light by about 2 stops) rather than a full ND8 too.

Doug.



Thats brilliant thank you so much Doug thats great info that I'll try and remember, Can you get these Cpl's from Ebay, and what am I looking for ???
GeordieDoug 4 6 3 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2012 10:36PM
Circular polarising filter, has many uses. I'd get a half decent one like a Hoya slim frame (reduces the chance of vignetting at wide angle). I got mine off ebay for less than 30. Don't be tempted to go for a v cheap one as they will fall apart and do not have the anti glare coatings which can cause IQ issues. If you are new to this game and wanting some specific Canon related assistance then as well as this forum also have a look at canon fodder forums. Plenty of friendly help and advice there too.
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2012 12:08PM
Great image. It probably didn't need a full 30 seconds and always be weary of adding too many filters together as this makes it harder for the camera to focus. However as a first attempt this turned out pretty good!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan
19 Dec 2012 8:51AM
Thanks all, I really don't understand how F stops work yet, What is the differance then between F22 and the recommended F11 I should have gone for

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