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12-14-2020, 03:19 PM   #151
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Very kind of you Mircea. One thing about an ultrawide lens is that it makes you concentrate on composition - it makes me look for foreground interest, lines, patterns, balance, etc. It is possible to take really bad shots with a UWA lens if you don't!

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Impressive work, Des! I agree about UWA lenses and composition, as I also own a Tamron 10-24, but still working on getting photos as nice as yours out of it...

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Impressive work, Des! I agree about UWA lenses and composition, as I also own a Tamron 10-24, but still working on getting photos as nice as yours out of it...
Thanks again Mircea. One of the things I try is to have a foreground that links with the background in some way, so the viewer is drawn into the image. Portrait orientation often seems to work for this.

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Nice ones Des ..
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Nice ones Des ..
Thanks Dave. A few more good ones to come ...!

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They call such foreground elements the "anchor" of the picture. David Muench from California was the master of this technique using a 4X5 Linhof with a 75 mm wide-angle lens and applying tilts according to the Scheimpflug Principle. You can find awesome landscape photobooks by this famous author and photographer.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Des Quote
Thanks again Mircea. One of the things I try is to have a foreground that links with the background in some way, so the viewer is drawn into the image. Portrait orientation often seems to work for this.

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Beautiful shots, Des!
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Thanks again Mircea. One of the things I try is to have a foreground that links with the background in some way, so the viewer is drawn into the image. Portrait orientation often seems to work for this.

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Thanks for the advice!

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QuoteOriginally posted by RICHARD L. Quote
They call such foreground elements the "anchor" of the picture. David Muench from California was the master of this technique using a 4X5 Linhof with a 75 mm wide-angle lens and applying tilts according to the Scheimpflug Principle. You can find awesome landscape photobooks by this famous author and photographer.
Many thanks Richard. I wasn't aware of Muench - will check out his work - or the term "anchor".

In Australia, every landscape photographer is influenced by the late great Peter Dombrovskis, who helped us see our country in a different way. One of his images was actually instrumental in saving the remarkable Franklin River in Tasmania from a dam project that would have destroyed it. Dombrovskis was a master of composition, including the use of the foreground "anchor".
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Beautiful shots, Des!
Many thanks Vincent.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Des Quote
Many thanks Richard. I wasn't aware of Muench - will check out his work - or the term "anchor".

In Australia, every landscape photographer is influenced by the late great Peter Dombrovskis, who helped us see our country in a different way. One of his images was actually instrumental in saving the remarkable Franklin River in Tasmania from a dam project that would have destroyed it. Dombrovskis was a master of composition, including the use of the foreground "anchor".

Many thanks Vincent.

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Nice photos, Des! How were these shot, hand or tripod? I find myself not using the tripod much these days...
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Nice photos, Des! How were these shot, hand or tripod? I find myself not using the tripod much these days...
Thank you. I might have used a tripod for the first one - can't remember. The other three, no - it wasn't practical: the second was from the top of the lighthouse, the third was on the punt crossing the river and the fourth standing on the road. From time to time I resolve to use a tripod more often, but things get in the way: for example, on a walk when a tripod would hold up my companion. It is worth doing whenever you can, and not just when you are using very slow shutter speeds, but shake reduction (and wider focal lengths) are more forgiving of handheld shooting. Good technique helps a lot too; see this excellent article: Making the Most of Long Exposure Handhelds - Introduction - In-Depth Articles
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Thank you. I might have used a tripod for the first one - can't remember. The other three, no - it wasn't practical: the second was from the top of the lighthouse, the third was on the punt crossing the river and the fourth standing on the road. From time to time I resolve to use a tripod more often, but things get in the way: for example, on a walk when a tripod would hold up my companion. It is worth doing whenever you can, and not just when you are using very slow shutter speeds, but shake reduction (and wider focal lengths) are more forgiving of handheld shooting. Good technique helps a lot too; see this excellent article: Making the Most of Long Exposure Handhelds - Introduction - In-Depth Articles
Thanks for the article and pic info! And long-live SR!
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Very nice, Des.
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Very nice, Des.
Thanks Albert. This is from a remote area in southwestern Tasmania.

Here are some from elsewhere in western Tassie - the Pieman River. When still the river reflects like a mirror.

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Hi Des

Did you take one at 24 / 6.3 before you threw the stone .?

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