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By Tony_W
Taken during my first outing with my new lens. I found the lens very different from the wide end of my 18-70mm and quite hard to compose a shot without my shadow in it.

Exposure 1/80th @ f13 ISO 100

Any comments or constructive critisism appreciated.
Thankyou for looking.

Tags: Bales Straw Hay Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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alfpics Plus
19 374 4 England
5 Sep 2007 7:17PM
Great new toy!
I guess danger with a lens like this is too always use it widde open?
Just a thought as the foreground is too plain (IMHO). Could with perhaps tilting camera up from this point to get bales nearer base of frame and a perhaps a bit more sky interest?
Hope that helps
looboss 14 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2007 7:43PM
Its a great lens isnt't it? a bit of foreground interest is the only thing needed here, apart from that a superb shot.
Tony_W 14 128 5
5 Sep 2007 8:17PM
Hi and thanks for the comments.

I left the foreground in as I liked the way the drill lines lead your eye up the hill. I do however agree that the foreground is a little sparse.

I've uploaded a mod with a drastic crop, excuse the pun. What do you think?

Thanks again
Melanie_M 15 168 9 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2007 8:22PM
Good catch of the flowing diagonals through the stubble bring the eye to the skyline. The WA has emphasised the 'big sky' feel.
I'd have been tempted to have gone closer in to those bales of straw to give them more FG impact.
Another option would be to crop out some of the lowe part of the image to create a 'wide open' panorama.
alfpics Plus
19 374 4 England
5 Sep 2007 8:36PM
Yep - like the mod crop. Maybe as Melanie suggests getting nearer the bales would have helped. I agree about the foregorund lines, but being nearer the bales could probably still keep them in?
TRimages 14 1 England
5 Sep 2007 8:36PM
Great shot, I agree with Andy. I think that the dynamics of the images would be better with the bales more towards the base.
Sus 16 3.2k 9 England
5 Sep 2007 9:04PM
wow - I would love a 10 mm lens! Looks good, I'd be tempted to include more sky at the expense of foreground, looks like a good pattern of clouds.
6 Sep 2007 1:35AM
Evening! Love it, the colours and simplicity. Yeah, like Sus i think that the foreground could have been sacrificed easily for that sky. I also think that cropping the bottom off for the more panoramic angle would suit. Well done tho. Smile
Tony_W 14 128 5
6 Sep 2007 10:34PM
Thanks for all the great feedback. I'm just hoping I can get another opportunity to revisit the field before all the bales get collected. All depends on the weather really.

I've posted another view of the field, cropped to take into account comments about foreground interest. Hope you like it, I actually prefer the lay of the land in the second. More pleasing for some reason.

Thanks once again,

7 Sep 2007 2:50AM
You know when a pic is great when you're stuck on OOOO's and AAHHHHH's. The lighting on the ground was a beautiful capture. If I could shoot these consistently, I would feel like I'm top of the world. Great Job!!

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