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Old May 25, 2010, 5:18 AM   #1
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Default A few from this weekend

There's not realy a theme to these shots, exept that they where all taken this weekend.

This is a result of me being lazy, lying in a beach chair in the garden and trying to get a picture of something.
A pigeon was helping out.

K20D - Sigma 100-300 f4 ex apo ... - 125mm - f5.6 - 1/1000sec - iso200

Went for a daytrip to the coast, I think that water is to cold - some don't.
I found the light just to perfect to not take this shot.

K20D - TAMRON XR DiII 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 - 78.0mm -f5.6 - 1/750sec - iso100 - +1.50 EV


Back home playing around with a violet.
Had 3 flashes trying to get a good lighting it's also a focusblend of 3 (hand held) pictures in PS-CS5.

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Old May 25, 2010, 10:52 AM   #2
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Ronny - a couple of questions :-

1. Beach shot, looks a fraction over-exposed to me (but then I like a dark, moody, feel to all my shots) ! However is there a touch of vignetting in the corners ? And if so what caused it because you were in the middle of the range (shadow from the hood perhaps) ? I can see why you wanted that shot though - the beach is crying out for attention.
2. Violet - that's a beautiful shot(s) ! How did you get the pollen to sprinkle like that without losing sharpness in the shot ?
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Old May 25, 2010, 11:38 AM   #3
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Thanks Frogfish,

1: might be slightly overexposed, when using auto settings in lightroom it gets darker so I might have overdone it a bit. The vignetting however I don't know, it is getting more pronounced because I turned the luminosity of the blue color down in lightroom, but it was there already. Didn't have any filter on the lens, so its rather strange.

2: I first didn't think it to be pollen, they are working on the road and I thought it was very fine sand/dust that's everywhere. Now looking closer at it, it can be pollen. I'll try if I can get a descent explanation when I get back home.
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Old May 25, 2010, 1:52 PM   #4
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I love the first one, the head in focus and the motion of the wings really works for me!

The 3rd shot is just awesome, so surreal and vibrant
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Nice work Ronny!
The shot of the dove is from a great perspective.
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Number 3 is a remarkable piece of art.
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tremendous shots, thanks for sharing
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Great capture of the dove wing action! Really fine view of the beach - love the curves. And amazingly sharp view into the violet!
Probably not pollen - most bright-colored flowers have sticky pollen. The windblown pollen is usually from the small, dull-looking flowers (like grasses, maple trees, etc.)
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Thanks you all,

tried to get a better look at the pollen/sanddust/whatever but it rained before I got back home and couldn't find anything.
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Ronnie, some of my most productive hours have been spent in a beach chair in the yard, just seeing what will come along, and if nothing does, great place for a nap, too.

I really like your coastline shot, but the violet is sensational. Great work with the lights.

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