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Old Jan 18, 2012, 9:36 AM   #11
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Wow! I love this set. I really like night images. Two, and three are my favorites! Ok, make that 1,2, and 3.

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Old Jan 18, 2012, 10:04 AM   #12
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This picture I thought got the vanishing point idea across, but not a lot of feeling of depth for some reason
I think the others have hinted at the reason in passing - you ideally need something in the foreground, something in the middle and something on the horizon to show the distances involved.
I really like the first one and it works really well because you have something at each depth (rock, river, houses/pier). The one you didn't like is almost all middle ground.

The waves are interesting but I think at f20 the starburst was a bit too strong. If you don't have an ND filter you can try taking several at say f8 and then merging them using layers, effectively giving you a longer exposure at a wider aperture.
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 12:26 PM   #13
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Lovely series - #3 is the real stand-out for me !
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It's 1& 3 for me also, great series, Interesting experiments, Thanks I learned a lot, I also think the 1.6 sec. shots seems to work best


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Thanks again - Martin, you are right about the lack of a foreground being the problem with the second vanishing/depth picture. I rather liked the huge star effect, though I think it was slightly better at f14 (not posted here) instead of f20. I think f20 is as small an aperture as that lens is capable of, and it isn't the sharpest at that point.

It was a wonderful weekend - I've been feeling rather stale with my photography and taking the time to experiment and play around some went a long way toward regaining my interest.
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