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michaelb
10-16-2006, 06:10 PM
Hope you enjoy them!

michaelb
10-16-2006, 06:13 PM
Gorillas....um, I mean cows in the mist

michaelb
10-16-2006, 06:14 PM
pumpkin graveyard

michaelb
10-16-2006, 06:15 PM
Early morning on the lake.

forno
10-16-2006, 06:18 PM
Nice work there mate, I like all the pumpkins for sale:)

michaelb
10-16-2006, 06:18 PM
pumpkin bokeh.

pagnamenta
10-16-2006, 06:19 PM
Nice shots. What settings did you use? I can never get the sky and the foregound right. My sky is either too light or my foreground is too dark.

michaelb
10-16-2006, 06:19 PM
Country road.

michaelb
10-16-2006, 06:20 PM
Nature's ceiling.

michaelb
10-16-2006, 06:20 PM
First attempt at a waterfall.

cwphoto
10-16-2006, 06:23 PM
I like them Michael.:)

Tell me; did you do any of Pumpkin Graveyard a little closer to a pumpkin?

The reason I ask is that I've seen similar shots that were composed with an object much closer to the camera with (perhaps) a wider lens with the camera tilted down a little.

It helps compositionally in the following ways:
1) Rule of thirds - your horizon is now pushed up higher so that the picture isn't 'cut in half' and your sky won't compete for attention with the pumpkins.
2) It gives you a really interesting foreground - at the moment you only really have middle-ground.

Just a thought mate.:) It has a lot of potential, not trying to be critical.:)

michaelb
10-16-2006, 06:26 PM
Nice shots. What settings did you use? I can never get the sky and the foregound right. My sky is either too light or my foreground is too dark.


For me, this is one of the most difficult aspects of landscape photography. I have been experimenting with this for a while. I will usually vary the point of focus, and thus metering, in several test shots to see what I like. I really need to get an ND grad filter - this is the ultimate solution to this issue, I think, aside from PP.
Some people will take one shot overexposed and one shot underexposed and combine them in PP, but I have yet to try this.

michaelb
10-16-2006, 06:28 PM
I like them Michael.:)

Tell me; did you do any of Pumpkin Graveyard a little closer to a pumpkin?

The reason I ask is that I've seen similar shots that were composed with an object much closer to the camera with a (perhaps) a wider lens with the camera tilted down a little.

It helps compositionally in the following ways:
1) Rule of thirds - your horizon is now pushed up higher so that the picture isn't 'cut in half' and your sky won't compete for attention with the pumpkins.
2) It gives you a really interesting foreground - at the moment you only really have middle-ground.

Just a thought mate.:) It has a lot of potential, not trying to be critical.:)


I really appreciate this kind of constructive criticism. Thanks for the advice. I will keep this in mind for my next shot ;) .

forno
10-16-2006, 06:32 PM
country road & waterfall shot are fantastic

forno
10-16-2006, 06:36 PM
Are these all with the 50 f/1.8

michaelb
10-16-2006, 06:46 PM
Are these all with the 50 f/1.8

These were all shot with the much lambasted kit lens, except for the second pumpkin shot.

forno
10-16-2006, 06:48 PM
These were all shot with the much lambasted kit lens, except for the second pumpkin shot.

Good work:eek:

Any PP

michaelb
10-16-2006, 06:52 PM
A little USM on a few of them......acutally very little PP on these.

I wonder how much better they would look if shot with the 17-40L or Tamron 17-50. Think it's really worth the upgrade?

toriaj
10-16-2006, 07:39 PM
I love the "Early Morning on the Lake" shot. I have yet to try these foggy shots ... but I really like how they look! That lake was so calm. Cool effect with the fog. One little thing, though, looks like it could use some straightening. But a great capture!

mediyoga
10-16-2006, 08:37 PM
my favourite
the first snap - love the sunlight angle on the subject
the lake
the water fall
superb

24Peter
10-16-2006, 09:42 PM
Great work Michael. Really nice. :)

RichNY
10-16-2006, 10:15 PM
Michael- These are some of the nicest photographs I've seen posted on this site. Can't wait to see more.

krzkrzkrz
10-17-2006, 12:15 AM
Gorillas....um, I mean cows in the mist

What lens did you use for this shot?

michaelb
10-17-2006, 05:06 AM
What lens did you use for this shot?

This was just the kit lens (18-55mm).

michaelb
10-17-2006, 05:19 AM
Michael- These are some of the nicest photographs I've seen posted on this site. Can't wait to see more.

Thanks for your comments, but most of the "regulars" on this forum are leaps and bounds ahead of me in terms of talent. I still consider myself very much a photography novice.

michaelb
10-17-2006, 05:27 AM
I love the "Early Morning on the Lake" shot. I have yet to try these foggy shots ... but I really like how they look! That lake was so calm. Cool effect with the fog. One little thing, though, looks like it could use some straightening. But a great capture!

This was only the second time I have attempted this type of "fog" shot. I need to start waking up earlier to try a few more of these, but I love my weekend sleep!!

You are right about the straigtenting....I don't think I did and PP on this shot.