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Changing Lenses
Lens: 12-200 Camera: K20 ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/8000s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: Jimbo, 12-06-2009, 01:09 PM

Playing around with different lenses in the same area. Used both the Pentax 12-24 and my Sigma 70-200 for these shots. The light was just started to hit the grass which really popped the fall color. Cheers JIM












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Same beautiful scene, but more uniquely striking results.
Love how the 12-24 renders the colours here.
Very nice, thanks for sharing Jim.
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Very nice again! I love the blue colours on the first two pics
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The second one is stunning IMHO!

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The second one is beautifully composed.

Did you push level or saturation ? Theres banding in the sky near the top border of the image. Ditto on the last image.
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Same beautiful scene, but more uniquely striking results.
Love how the 12-24 renders the colours here.
Very nice, thanks for sharing Jim.
Thanks Ash. I am really liking the 12-24 and getting use to shooting with it. JIM

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Very nice again! I love the blue colours on the first two pics
Appreciate you commenting. JIM

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second one is stunning IMHO!
Thank you Rense. I like that one too. JIM

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The second one is beautifully composed.

Did you push level or saturation ? Theres banding in the sky near the top border of the image. Ditto on the last image.
That is part of it though not the real reason. The sun was coming out to the right and I had to crop some of the side off. I also had a polarizer fillter on and I think I had the adjustments off a bit on the ride side. I turned the darker side to the bottom to bring out the water more. A combination of all three were the reasons. Will watch for that the next go around. Cheers JIM
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I just finished reviewing your last few posts and would like to make a few comments. It seems to me you are overpolarizing many of the images. While many images can use some polarization to lessen Unwanted or overpowering reflections, overdoing it can render images unnatural and remove much wanted spectral light. But most of the compositions are solid, and I really like the second image in this post.

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Hey Jimbo - some nice shots again!

At first glance, I liked the second one best but now I'm partial to the first. I usually like a strong foreground intrest, but in this case, it detracts from the far bank and background, both in terms of information and primacy.

It's definitely hard to balance out the polarization - especially on wide angles. I personally always err on the side of over-polarizing when I take mine out. If I'm not being lazy, though, I'll shoot with and without and figure it out later in Lightroom.

The tree's reflected halo is a little distracting...

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That 2nd photo is just phenomenal! What beautiful landscape I've always appreciated the beauty of Canada's countryside...although too cold for me in the winter
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Striking shots Jim. I can't pick a favorite...
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I just finished reviewing your last few posts and would like to make a few comments. It seems to me you are overpolarizing many of the images. While many images can use some polarization to lessen Unwanted or overpowering reflections, overdoing it can render images unnatural and remove much wanted spectral light. But most of the compositions are solid, and I really like the second image in this post.

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It's definately a balancing act when using a polarizer filter. With the light changing quickly and the chance of over exposure in this location. Also in the PP process I adjusted levels to bring out the shadow areas lost in the sun rise. Is it perfect and for me it is all about the learning process. I think everyone approaches shooting differently. I use a number of filters to try to limit the amount of PP. Again, its a balancing act. I wish I could move where the sun rises here as it is always on my right on 75% of the shots. I will keep your comments in mind on my next outing. JIM

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Hey Jimbo - some nice shots again!

At first glance, I liked the second one best but now I'm partial to the first. I usually like a strong foreground intrest, but in this case, it detracts from the far bank and background, both in terms of information and primacy.

It's definitely hard to balance out the polarization - especially on wide angles. I personally always err on the side of over-polarizing when I take mine out. If I'm not being lazy, though, I'll shoot with and without and figure it out later in Lightroom.

The tree's reflected halo is a little distracting
Appreciate you taking the time to review my images. JIM

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Striking shots Jim. I can't pick a favorite...
Thanks Josh. JIM
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That 2nd photo is just phenomenal! What beautiful landscape I've always appreciated the beauty of Canada's countryside...although too cold for me in the winter
Thanks Jan. Not all of Canada gets really cold!! Just 90%. JIM
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Jim, another wow from me! Wonderful darkish warm light, what a beautiful place!
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Jim, another wow from me! Wonderful darkish warm light, what a beautiful place!
Thanks Georg. JIM
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