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Chairman Bill
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« on: December 18, 2010, 07:05:02 AM »
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A selection taken this morning. The specks visible in the shot of the cottage are snow (the white bits) & either Fieldfares or Redwings (the darker spots). I'd envisaged this one as a B&W, but the specks really do look like dust in the monochrome version.
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2010, 07:12:49 AM »
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And having uploaded the wrong shot, here's the proper one ...

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2010, 08:47:54 AM »
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I love the soft coloring on #3, "dawn's light."
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2010, 10:45:57 AM »
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Which one was the wrong one? Merry Christmas from Scotland when it comes. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 10:51:00 AM »
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The wrong one was this one (which I deleted)

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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 11:06:14 AM »
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I enjoy the first one.  The broad bull's eye of the cloud works very well with the radial perspective lines and slanting sun.  So many things seem to have found their place.  Bruce   P.S. The middle of the wrong one seems right to me. 
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2010, 11:20:28 AM »
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#1 and # 4.
Are you using a ND filter or polariser on the lens ?

Frank
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2010, 11:29:54 AM »
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No, no filters. D700, Nikon 18-35mm, processed in Aperture 3 & Viveza 2
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2010, 04:48:06 PM »
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The light in #1 and #4 is fabulous, I can even feel the atmosphere.
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2010, 11:37:17 PM »
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I like #1 and #4 although IMO some of the snow at the bottom of #4 seems too much and might be better cropped out.  What are the black and white spots in the sky in #2?  At first I thought it was a film scan but you said this is a D700.  The first looks like film - I really like the light in that one.  Nice shots.  Alan
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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2010, 02:00:33 AM »
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Alan, as I mentioned in the OP  Wink, the dark specks are birds - Fieldfares or Redwings
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2010, 06:31:24 AM »
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Sorry Bill.  I jumped right over the text into looking at your pictures.  I really like the light in the first one as I mentioned.  Do you recall what settings you used in post processing?  It really looks like film.  Although its very sharp, it has an attractive smoothness and rich glow.  Do you recall how you reduced and sharpened it?  ALan
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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2010, 07:41:46 AM »
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I really like N0-1. So inviting; from the wide view to the fence, tanker and clouds. Lovely image. And I also like the quality of light in your deleted shot. There is a certain order from that apparent random-looking area of woods that with the light, is appealing.

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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2010, 11:07:21 AM »
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John, I have no idea what settings I made in post processing. Exposure compensation was set to +1.0 anyway, & then I used an 'auto-enhance' setting in Aperture 3 (under 'presets'), which gives a sort of Velvia effect - slight vibrancy increase, some edge sharpening, and something to levels (which I really haven't got a clue about). This gives me a basis to work with - I'm never satisfied with it, particularly the vibrancy which I always reset to neutral. Then I go to Viveza 2 & in this case increased contrast (about 20%) & definition (not sure how much, but probably about 50%+). Then local changes, clawing back as much detail in the clouds as I could, and some lightening under the bowser, which was in very dark shadow. That was it. Job done. Took about 10 minutes.
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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2010, 03:22:58 AM »
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Another from that same morning's walk

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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2010, 11:24:30 AM »
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Lovely image. Makes me wish we had 4 seasons here, a bird dog, and a few pheasant. Are there several worthy images in that shot ?
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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2010, 12:59:46 PM »
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A very nice set. I'll bet you felt pretty good at the end of that walk.

Eric
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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2010, 04:37:21 PM »
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Thanks for the comment. Eric, I was pleased to get a few keepers. It's not always so!
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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2010, 05:46:44 PM »
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Thanks for the comment. Eric, I was pleased to get a few keepers. It's not always so!
That's for sure. I consider myself lucky if I get one keeper in a hundred shots.
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« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2010, 10:53:08 AM »
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Another from that same morning's walk




That is a nice shot. I am in Ontario, Canada and you have much more snow than we have, at least in this eastern part of the province.

Although I like your image I do feel it would be even better if you cropped out that bit of fence post on the left (and perhaps also the fence on the middle right ??)

Enjoy your winter, at least your spring comes earlier than ours.

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Dick K.
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