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Old Jul 25, 2006, 1:02 PM   #1
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Well finally I've actually downloaded the recent images from my camera: I've only about 200 to work through, so it might keep me busy all the rest of the summer! :-)

Here's the first of a couple of quickies: the river Otter, taken just before sunset.
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Old Jul 25, 2006, 6:30 PM   #2
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Another winner here!

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Old Jul 25, 2006, 8:20 PM   #3
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Great shot lovethereflection.

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Very nice shot, I like the compostion and the colours are very nice too
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Thanks for the comments guys. You get some really great colours at the end of the day, especially off the red sandstone. Sometimes you can't just help grinning when the conditions are like that :-)

All the best, John.
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A scene I know so well. We spend a lot of time in Budleigh and are planning to buy a house there in the near future. The mouth of the Otter is a wonderful spot and you've captured it perfectly. Great work John. We're hoping to get down there again for a weekend in August. If you visit Otterton Mill and see the photos on sale there, often for £30 or more unframed, and then look at this, your shot is so much better!
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Thanks for the comments Shaun, I thought of you when I took that one: hope I'm not stealing your territory :-) You're right about a lot of the images for sale as well, I sometimes wonder whether anyone actually makes any money from it, there's so much stuff available these days....

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Hi, as always your nature shoots are pretty pretty excellent......

I see you shoot this one just before sunset..... that could a little slower your shutter speed. Do you use tripot for this shoots....I mean, what is the shooter speed you often use (at this time can probably go to 1/30s...?)

How do you set your mettering and focus? That connects the F stop you use?

Sorry for the questions. Sometimes I have some troubles to set my camera for this kind of shoots

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Hi Zak, yes shutter speed at the end of the day can be pretty low, looking at the EXIF of this shot I see I was lucky: 1/60th at f2.8, full wide angle too so not much chance of camera shake showing up! Oh and I used a polariser, and it was handheld as well.

Actually it's hard to overstate just how extraordinary the light was on the coast that week: it was one of the hottest July weeks on record, and everything was about as "bright" as I've ever seen it. Indeed the "Primary Colors" picture that I took at the same time as this one has actually had it's colors toned down compared to the straight-from-camera shot!

HTH, John.
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Thanks for reply......

and thanks for sharing these wanderfull shoots....
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