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Old Nov 6, 2008, 1:16 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone,

Here is my 1st real conscious attempt at taking a landscape shot. [Not good, but a start.]

Not the shot I went out for, but what I got.

[Yesterday ~7:45am as I drove to a client passed by a section of road, and the morning sun was nice & warm and there was a thin layer of mist. Got up early this morning before the sun rose went back and waited. Got completely different sun / a clear blue sky ]

And . . .

Forgot I had a graduated ND filter in my pocket so I didn't try it out. (But took lots of shots to try HDR -- but so far no luck and getting anything nice

And completely forgot to try out the Zone system, which I've been reading as much as a can over the past month

Any way, this is the shot I got . . .


recropped . . .

But enjoyed myself & planning to go back out early Sunday morning (just around) to put some of what I've been reading here, on the web & in books to practice! <grin>


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Old Nov 6, 2008, 8:59 PM   #2
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Love the lighting and the barn. Crop is good. Would it be better with a bit more of the darker grass at the bottom, to give it more contrast? Not sure, it might make it worse as the grass isn't pretty like the rest of the picture. Composition is by far the hardest thing for me.
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Old Nov 7, 2008, 7:35 PM   #3
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I think it looks good. The idea of working with one scene under different conditions and using different equipment is pretty good, it would be a neat way to learn.

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Old Nov 7, 2008, 9:59 PM   #4
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I liked the non cropped version, it gives more dimensions to the photo showing more ground.
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Old Nov 9, 2008, 12:31 PM   #5
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I like the wide version as well. Wonderful color and the composition is just right for me.

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Old Nov 9, 2008, 7:07 PM   #6
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Very, very nice. I like them both in different ways.

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Old Nov 10, 2008, 1:15 AM   #7
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I like both, good capture in that light, well done.
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Old Nov 13, 2008, 7:15 PM   #8
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i like the original
it is more usual to see a landscape in "landscape" orientation, a vertical landscape is a good experiment, i like the inclusion of the foreground
it gives a sense of distance
in the crop i would of included more foreground and less of the sky, the sky is a blank space, so losing some wouldnt matter, but adding foreground would improve it i feel
but you did well
it is a nicely exposed shot with atmosphere
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