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Sprotbrough Weir

By discreetphoton  
Thought I'd give this an airing in the gallery. If you aren't a user of the forums, then you may have missed the 365 project that I'm doing for Ephotozine and Tamron, where I'm giving an 18-270mm superzoom travel lens a grilling.

The project's evolving steadily now. It's not so much a review of what the lens can and can't do now - because I think I've covered it most of that now - as it is a guide to getting the best results out of modest equipment.

This was created without image degrading optical filters. I just wave my arms like a prat in front of the lens, covering the bright parts of the image to give the shadows more time to build. It's something I've been calling sensor dodging. It's like HDR, except that it comes out of the camera looking almost exactly like this, with just a bit of colour correction needed in most cases. Good fun.

Tags: General Low light Specialist and abstract Landscape and travel

Voters: pronabk, morpheus1955, john_starkey and 22 more

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13 Jan 2012 11:36AM
Beautiful image,


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Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
13 Jan 2012 11:43AM
Wow....what a gorgeous shot, and if that is truly your technique, it is quite amazing.
JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2012 11:49AM
I'd like to see a video of that technique Wink
Actually - very clever and excellent results, it must be quite hard to estimate and repeat the hand trajectory accurately.

Excellent picture!
discreetphoton 13 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2012 11:59AM
The metering is easy enough, but it can take quite a few attempts to get the positioning right, and you have to keep moving to avoid lines.
Cheers folks.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2012 12:42PM
Lovely image with a very dreamy quality in my view! IB
Fisher2 10 1 Ireland
13 Jan 2012 12:59PM
Good storey , seems to work well for this shot .
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
13 Jan 2012 1:43PM
How interesting. Certainly worked beautifully here. A lovely image, great tones..............Sandy
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
13 Jan 2012 4:57PM
Love the moving water

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2012 7:13PM
Certainly a novel way of producing the goodsSmile


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