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gilly
02-17-2009, 06:38 AM
Here's a couple with my ND filters. I've recently added a few more to the set, I went for the ND Soft Grad set and a 0.9 Hard ND (3 stop grad)

Haven't used the Soft's yet, pics below with the 0.9 Hard.

C&C appreciated. cheers.

5D & 17-40L.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a44/gilly81/Photogrphy/island.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a44/gilly81/Photogrphy/island2.jpg

gilly
02-18-2009, 03:24 AM
Boring? Weird perspective?

Any feedback really appreciated!?

te1221
02-18-2009, 05:44 AM
Pretty cool. I'm looking to get some ND filters myself. Do you have any of the same shots without the filter by chance?

gilly
02-18-2009, 06:22 AM
no none without sorry. I love em, you won't regret giving them a go!

Nickcanada
02-18-2009, 06:35 AM
these shots kickass, I'm jealous.......

gilly
02-18-2009, 09:41 AM
cheers Nick.

adam75south
02-18-2009, 10:23 AM
these shots look great gilly. yea they're somewhat boring, but i got a feeling you're about to drop some badass images with this combination of filters you got here. the foreground in both look awesome, it's just the lack of dynamic sky here. on the right day at the right time these will be spectacular shots gilly.

gilly
02-18-2009, 10:29 AM
thanks for the honest feedback there adam. I got the feeling that they were a bit on the boring side. Last time I tried this and went 50/50 sky/ground I got slated for the split and should stick with the traditional 3rds or less.

Not the best subject but it's right across the road from home so I thought I'd play around with it. With a more dramatic sky at low tide it'll be completely different.

badass images to follow in a few days!

adam75south
02-18-2009, 10:44 AM
i like your framing gilly...maybe just a little more sky would do it for me. but yea, if you can catch a sunset or somehow incorporate the sun in there or some colorful clouds and it's ready for a magazine.

GaryS
02-18-2009, 10:53 AM
The first one, awesome! The 2nd one, kinda bland....

Csae
02-18-2009, 11:25 AM
I would of framed the first differently, stepped forward and went a bit lower, to get the wall to finish off the picture on the right side, have those 3 pegs more centered and an open landscape to the left.

As for the 2nd i see some sort of line on the path ? But i agree with the more sky would of been better comment. Not bad shots though, just need to tweak your composition and your timing ;)

I normally shoot landscapes with a circ pol, i don't think i've given NDs a chance yet though.

gilly
02-18-2009, 11:34 AM
Thanks for the feedback all!

The tide will be out at sunset tomorrow... Perfect time to revisit this!

te1221
02-18-2009, 02:28 PM
Were these taken at sundown or evening?

michaelb
02-18-2009, 06:57 PM
these shots kickass, I'm jealous.......

Ditto; I love 'em Gilly, but I dig minimalistic types of shots. Have you tried any really slow shutter speeds? I wish I lived near the ocean so I could experiment more.

gilly
02-19-2009, 03:12 AM
Ditto; I love 'em Gilly, but I dig minimalistic types of shots. Have you tried any really slow shutter speeds? I wish I lived near the ocean so I could experiment more.

Thanks Michael. Actually that first shot was 32 secs @ f/18 ISO 50.

Question for you: on the 5D do you use the custom function - reduce noise for long exposures? If I'm shooting RAW will this even take effect?

cheers
Gilly

jayfixit
02-19-2009, 10:14 PM
Whereever they were posted, my work blocked them. Now that I can see these at home....I love 'em!