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Took a trip out to Rainham Marshes today as the weather was doing nice things for a change but for a crisp day it was very hazy.

This was taken into the sun at full zoom with a polariser fitted. The original shows a huge vignette where I was fully stretched but which I corrected in E10 using the camera correction filter, and to even out the light across the image I overexposed the centre. Converted to b/w and desatured quite a bit to enhance the mistyness.

V2 is the original jpeg so you can see how much vignetting you get with the Tamron 18-270mm and using a polariser. I quite like it really as it's clearer and punchier, albeit unintentional, but I'll let you decide.
V1 is more how it actually looked in real life.

You can just about see some vehicles crossing the bridge and the suspension cables holding up the bridge.

Hope you're all enjoying some bright weather for a change peeps. Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Feb 2013 - 1:01 PM
Focal Length:270mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.2
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Queen Elizabeth Bridge
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:17 Feb 2013 - 5:06 PM
Tags:Black & white, Digitally manipulated, General, Landscape / travel, Transport
Variant - Before/AfterVariant - Before and After


CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 5:10 PM

V.2 gets my vote, Chris, and as I type this at 7.10pm I can hear the rain bucketing down Sad Carol

gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 5:17 PM

I am going for V2 as well, I just think every thing looks clearer. - gary

taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 5:20 PM

Well, It is just after noon here, no rain but some very cold wind--

You have done some very creative work with this image-- both please, but for different reasons!

franken Plus Member 123550 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 5:48 PM

Version 2 for me also Chris.


annettep38 Plus Member 4204 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica34 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 6:07 PM

v1 for me, that is big city fog personified!

NDODS Plus Member 44244 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom115 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 7:15 PM

Version one seems to add a rather likeable softness to the already hard subject.

Regards Nathan Grin

saltireblue Site Moderator 54932 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway28 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 7:40 PM

I prefer v1 Chris. Looks as if you are peering through the fos, and the vagueness of the outlines on the ship and bridge and mysterious.


rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 7:46 PM

Vi for me Chris, atmospheric !!

helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 8:10 PM

I like both Chris - v2 is clearer, but v1 is very atmospheric SmileSmile

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 6:53 AM

I really like your recovery work Chris on v1. The cables and cars are excellent through the mist.

Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 11:02 AM

Like your V1 here Chris
a very atmospheric image

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 11:35 AM

Very atmospheric, Chris...think I go for V1 as my fave Wink
Lotsa sunshine here in Wakefield the last few days...Smile
Trev Smile

nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 12:05 PM

I like V2 even more as it gives more detail. Great atmosphere, life is not always bright and this certainly offers a different view of something familiar and clear. I like this de-familiarizing effect a lot.

RockArea Plus Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 6:06 PM

Very moody. I'm going for V2 as I like a bit of a vignette and I like the extra clarity!


19 Feb 2013 - 7:51 PM

Quite a misty morning which has given the mono version an old feel to it, unfortunately it appears a little flat which is why I have to say I do prefer V2 as it has more contrast.


Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 10:16 AM

Well composed misty shot. I prefer V1 for more mistyness Smile

danbrann Plus Member 10536 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 7:01 PM

Not the best day for it Chris.

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