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Mountain Panorama with DA18-135
Lens: DA18-135 Camera: K5 Photo Location: Panorama Mountain Village ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/500s Aperture: F13.5 
Posted By: Mr_Canuck, 05-07-2012, 09:08 PM

This shot is with the DA18-135. I'm finding it to be a nice walk about lens. This was shot at 28mm and I cropped a bunch of sky out of the top but kept it full width. It's nothing spectacular but I tried to coax some mood out of it. I did some playing with levels and contrast and a bit of dodge and burn in Lightroom. Was in a bit of a hurry so I think it could be more subtle than it is though some of those dark/hot spots are actually shaded that way in the original. Some interesting shadows from the clouds. Was also trying to create some extra intensity from the light source as it was a bit flat to begin with and I could've used a polarizer but didn't. I think it could handle some more exploration but even with the time I've spent there's a certain moodiness about it that feels right. Comments or suggestions welcome.



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Great shot! It also shows that the 18-135mm, unlike what some claim, is actually a usable lens

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beautiful shot here, would love to see in person. thanks Bob
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Great shot! It also shows that the 18-135mm, unlike what some claim, is actually a usable lens
Lovely shot and I love mine just because it's so silent.

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....and back to the pic for a moment (but I like my da18-135 a lot also), that exactly the sort of big pano I would love to be behind my work desk when I still had a work desk. Say, a 6'x2' print maybe? If it were mine, I would probably make the print anyway. Nice shooting!
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Pano fan here and this is a good one regardless of what lens.
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I love photographs that don't "fit" normal proportions. Good aesthetics. Very nice image. Good balance and the feeling of being COLD!
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Makes me want to discard about half of my own mountain shots and aspire to improve.
I think it is great!

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fine capture of this magnificent vista, dave m
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