When I first bought my Manfrotto head years ago, I didn't know that the QR plate was directional (at a glance, it looked symmetrical)... didn't think to look underneath at those little arrows!
I was often infuriated when sometimes it would lock securely, and sometimes it would be all wobbly...
Three fantastic images Dave!:clap:
I too like the second one...the background works very well indeed, and there's some fantastic details.
I really like the third image too, such great detail in the petals.
Thank you kindly Mark, most appreciated!(y)
Many thanks Jim for the positive comment!(y)
Thanks Dave , really appreciate the comment!(y)
Glad you noticed the graduated background....it's a bit subtle isn't it?:giggle:
Thank you very much Allan, for commenting, always appreciated!(y)
I'm not that familiar with the Arca system, but from what I can see, the Arca system seems more secure, whereas the RC2 system seems quicker.
The older style head I have has a tension adjustment and a small locking lever so that the camera cannot accidentally become unlatched....the...
Week 38 - Flower - Rule of Thirds Technique
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Bit of a quick one from me this week, and another tech image too.
These are the flowers of the Common Ivy (Hedera helix), and it's all over my back fence!
It seems to flower quite late in the year and is...
Many thanks mate!(y)
Great set of images there!
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Your mono treatment looks fine to me, and I like the angles you picked out too, some very nice lines to lead the eye.
Nice use of selective colour too...I see you picked out the 'golden arches'....and the cats eyes works very...
Thank you Jim for the positive comments.(y)
I would have liked to shoot a wider image of the gasometer structure, but I would have been unable to avoid the surrounding area....and that is not pretty to say the least!!:giggle:
Thank you most kindly Dave, #2 is my favourite too.
I spent quite a...
That's very kind of your daughter to offer - I've been reading quite a bit on the internet, and all the stuff they sent me, so I think I'm ok for reading material!
I think I just find it a bit scary...never liked messing about with my eyes, so it sends shivers down my spine when I think they'll...
Another vote for #1 here too Jim!(y)
Great set of old things and well composed too...looks great in mono, really brings out the textures - especially the spade on the left...lovely stuff!
I like #2 too, it's a different take on it, and that's no bad thing.
Thanks Rich...and thanks to your daughter too!
In all the stuff they sent me, it does indeed say that I'll need an eye patch for 24 hours, and then a few weeks of eye drops, so not sure if I'll be able to drive, but I should be able to function normally very soon after the operation.
If I can...
Smashing work Mark!(y)
Old: I do enjoy a nice old tractor...being as I live in Norfolk!:giggle:
Both are great, and as others have said, I think the second is the stronger image, with a very nice perspective and interesting shapes - looks terrific in mono too!
Flower: Super image! I'm ashamed...
The first IR image is outstanding indeed...very impressive!
Not sure what's going on in the second image though....that chap on the left looks very shifty indeed!!:D
Great work Mike...nice catch with the heron too!(y)
I'd really like to come along to this...although I have my cataract surgery on 31st Oct.
(it's been pushed once, so I'm keen to get it over with asap), so I don't know if I'll be able to.
Recovery time is supposed to be quite quick, so I'll keep watching this thread to see how it pans out...
Great photos @PatrickO, @Petrochemist and @tijuana taxi!
My attempted pano-stitch of the cinema didn't work....after many tries, it just kept coming out way too wonky (plus I chopped a bit of the top off too :facepalm:)....I must get a wide lens!!
As threatened, here are some of my humble...
It was a great day indeed, weather was very decent, and it was great to meet you all and talk photography!
Thanks to Rich for being a great guide too.
Already some terrific images, I shall get some of mine up here very soon too.