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09-01-2018, 07:38 AM   #1
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09-01-2018, 08:34 AM   #2
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Charlie,
I really like the textures in the rock and water surface. Overall color is very nice, possibly a pinch heavy on contrast & saturation, but I am looking at it on my phone. The overall compotsition works. The primary area of improvement would be sharpness, as most of the image is just a little off. I suspect you may need a heavier tripod for the long exposures to combat movement. I have never used the 18-65mm, so it may also be an issue with stopping down to f22 is too far out of the lens sweet spot. How many stops is your ND?
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Charlie,
I really like the textures in the rock and water surface. Overall color is very nice, possibly a pinch heavy on contrast & saturation, but I am looking at it on my phone. The overall compotsition works. The primary area of improvement would be sharpness, as most of the image is just a little off. I suspect you may need a heavier tripod for the long exposures to combat movement. I have never used the 18-65mm, so it may also be an issue with stopping down to f22 is too far out of the lens sweet spot. How many stops is your ND?
it's a 2.7 so 9 stops I believe? Most of the image, was purposely made soft, but the subject rock should be crisp; it seems to be on my monitor. I would be interested in hearing what you see on a full sized screen. Thanks so much for the observations
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Hi Charlie. Sorry about this mate but for me it doesn't work at all. The rocks aren't sharp enough and the water isn't milky enough. I see it's a 30s exposure but I think it needs a lot more, which can be a problem if you aren't using a timer remote. I think you got caught between clear water and milky water, and got neither. Also, I think you could have cut out the trees and just had the water and the rocks or gone higher and had more of the trees in the shot.

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I would crop away the top part (the grass and trees) and just leave the rocks
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QuoteOriginally posted by CharLac Quote
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Misty, very nice
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QuoteOriginally posted by IgorZ Quote
I would crop away the top part (the grass and trees) and just leave the rocks
- Agreed, even crop below the back rocks might be OK, just catching the top of the waterline. The image will be wide and thin, like the main subject.
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Definitely crop off the top. and then a little off the bottom to compensate and bring the rock back closer to the lower third. Other than the main rock, the others seem to be a little 'flat'. I reckon that it's a result from the f22 aperture. While you get more DoF, it does lose the clarity in the fine details.

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Looks different and unique. Where did you shoot this?
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Looks different and unique. Where did you shoot this?
Eastern Ontario
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I have to agree, crop the top
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I like the colors, but crop it more. The image should lead my eyes to the rock.
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I agree with the crop comments, and it may be my screen and work but I think it might benefit from +0.25 or +0.33 EV.
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