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Alasdair Jan 26, 2010 3:05 PM

A town near by
 
I don't have as much time as before to run around taking pictures and contributing to this forum, but I do try and to do a little of both from time to time.

Well enough of that. I was out running around a neighbouring town (Halden) and took a few shots with my newly acquired Tokina 11-16 wide lense, and what a lense it is. Gives a totally new demention to ones shots. Here are three that I've had time to work with.

C&C are welcome.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_ZwYCe7kp0NY/S1...ergata_fin.jpg

The street is called skippergata (translates skipper street)


http://lh5.ggpht.com/_ZwYCe7kp0NY/S1...Anchor_fin.jpg

Sorry about the silo's, I asked them if they could please remove them for the shot, but they were not very forthcoming. :rolleyes:


http://lh6.ggpht.com/_ZwYCe7kp0NY/S1...20boat_fin.jpg

Bynx asked about boats that get frozen in in another thread, well this is a typical example of what can happen to wooden boats that get frozen in.:eek:

mtngal Jan 26, 2010 3:39 PM

I like the second two pictures better than the first one. Just my taste, probably, but I find the halos in the first one distracting and I just like my HDR pictures to look more natural, like the second two. The first one doesn't look real to me, and that's not what I prefer.

The second one I really like, it shows off the wide angle's dof very nicely and the cold color of the snow contrasts nicely with the sunset (sunrise?). There's a bit of CA visible - their 12-24 has some, too. But it's manageable as I would assume it would be with this lens, too. It looks like you are going to have a great time with the new lens - definitely a keeper.

Bynx Jan 26, 2010 3:45 PM

Thanks for the tour Al. Another nice Norwegian town. Your colors are a bit vibrant. The red in that DONT BE BLUE sign is just throbbing. Really like the anchor shot. That would be a fun one to play with. That poor boat.....ouch. What was the owner thinking? And why does he just leave it there? Oh well, thanks again.

Hards80 Jan 26, 2010 3:50 PM

i really like the anchor shot. the super-wide perspective gives prominence to the foreground anchor.

simple Jan 26, 2010 3:50 PM

i wonder if you would have moved more to the right on the anchor maybe lined it up with the gap in between the two cliff/hills ? maybe or not? that lens is sweet

xJoey Dubsx Jan 26, 2010 4:46 PM

definetely "cool" shots...

I've been meaning to practice outside in the snow, but i hate cold .haha.

Walter C Jan 26, 2010 6:47 PM

#2 is the best IMO. #1 has too much lens distortion. If it were straitened, it would be nice. Thanks for sharing these.

maggo85 Jan 27, 2010 2:54 AM

Nice series, Al - all three shots are beautiful, but #2 and #3 are my favourites.

#1: I think this one is a bit "to much", a bit oversaturated for my taste. Maybe if the lens distortion would be straightened and you turn the saturation a bit down, it would be better :)

#2: This one is definetely a keeper - the anchor is perfectly placed, also the boats on the left side. I think this shot came out just right, really natural looking - I like the sky a lot!

#3: Again a wee bit over the top for me - but it's a beautiful shot with the frozen boat and everything! I like it ;)

You see, natural looking HDR's are my cup of tea :)

BTW, I'm sure Walter really envy you because of your great Tokina, don't he?

:)

Alasdair Jan 27, 2010 9:49 AM

Thanks for all the comments. And I can see that I've probably "over worked #1" trying to make it more vigorous and in the process overdone it. Most of the time I like to try and get my HDR as natural looking as possible, but from time to time I like to try and give them a little twist. And when I do, I'm glad that I can post them here and get feedback. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by mtngal (Post 1044564)
... Just my taste, probably, but I find the halos in the first one distracting and I just like my HDR pictures to look more natural,...

Now that you say it I hadn't noticed the halo's. Guess I worked myself blind on this one. Thank you for pointing it out.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Walter C (Post 1044618)
#2 ... #1 has too much lens distortion. If it were straitened, it would be nice...

This was an effect/ twist that I looked at for a while before deciding that it might just make the picture special. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by maggo85 (Post 1044740)
...#3: Again a wee bit over the top for me - but it's a beautiful shot with the frozen boat and everything! I like it

I'm not sure if this is what Bynx ment with:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bynx (Post 1044566)
...The red in that DONT BE BLUE sign is just throbbing...

, but the lighting that day was a wee bit tricky, making the tweaking of the picture quite challenging.

Quote:

Originally Posted by maggo85 (Post 1044740)
...BTW, I'm sure Walter really envy you because of your great Tokina, don't he?

I think that Wally should answer this, if he wants.;)


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