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 Post subject: Woody lunch break
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:08 am 
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I popped out of the office during my hour lunch break and headed to some woods armed with my camera. I should have remembered to put my walking boots in the car this morning along with my camera kit! :shock:

Panasonic GX1 and 50mm Nikon lens used. Aperture 1.8.
I did a little tweaking with the photos afterwards.

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Clinging on

I was aiming for the trees to be more out of focus and the bright spot in the middle was causing me a few issues! :?
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Where to...?

Not perfect but I'm quite happy with the results so far (for a newbie :wink: ).

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 Post subject: Re: Woody lunch break
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:36 pm 
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Welcome to the group! It looks like you have a wonderful place there to spend your lunch breaks. I also like walking in the woods for a break. I like both pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: Woody lunch break
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:29 am 
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Great shots! I like the texture on the first one and the shallow DOF that you achieved. I assume you used the lens @ f/1.8, right?

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 Post subject: Re: Woody lunch break
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:59 pm 
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pierovera wrote:
Great shots! I like the texture on the first one and the shallow DOF that you achieved. I assume you used the lens @ f/1.8, right?


Yes, lens at f/1.8 for the first one. I can't remember what it was for the second one as I forgot that the camera doesn't record the manual lens :roll: I put it down to novice error :wink:


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Welcome to the group! It looks like you have a wonderful place there to spend your lunch breaks. I also like walking in the woods for a break. I like both pictures.


Thank you XNavy! The woods and the park are lovely. I should get away from my desk and go there more often really.

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 Post subject: Re: Woody lunch break
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:21 pm 
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I like the first picture best, with the Ivy, the texture of the bark and the out of focus background. It's good to have somewhere like that to wonder around during lunch.

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 Post subject: Re: Woody lunch break
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:45 pm 
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Nice place to have for your lunchbreak.

Nice photos too but.... there is allways a but ! i know ... as a way of looking at the photo differnetly i like the first photo especially the texture and i would tend to focus in closer on the ivy leave and tree bark.

I think you could crop in really quite close on the edge of the ivy and tree bark and see how the contrasting browns/greys and oranges work with the strong green of the ivy ? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Woody lunch break
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:05 am 
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Thank you, Arthur! :)

robbon44 wrote:
I think you could crop in really quite close on the edge of the ivy and tree bark and see how the contrasting browns/greys and oranges work with the strong green of the ivy ? :?

Thank you for the suggestion. There's always plenty of room for improvement so critique is very useful to me. I'll give your idea a try. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Woody lunch break
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Giving robbon's suggestion a try...

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Ivy

I like it :)

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 Post subject: Re: Woody lunch break
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:30 am 
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:D

Did you try as landscape and crop in a little tighter ?

One third with ivy, 2 thirds with bark...

A lot of my photos I find that a close crop sometimes reveals a photo within a photo. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Woody lunch break
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Nice shot! I think robbon44's suggestion to shoot it as a landscape would further improve it.

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