After 6 weeks of suffering Polymyalgia Rheumatica I finally had an afternoon where I was confident enough to go out and do some photography. Went to Bushy Park and got some fairly decent afternoon light and got some ducks and deer. I’ll try and do some processing tonight but feel knackered at the moment but just happy to have got outside.
Quick edit from ipad. Taken with the 50mm stm on Canon 6D. Thought the lens was soft but realised I was too used to shooting mirror less and was moving during the exposure as the initial mirror slap was telling my brain the shutter had opened and shut! Now I'm holding still for longer I'm getting better results. Who'd have thunk I'd need to readjust going back?!
Tried shooting plasma Balls today.
After reviewing all the shots I wish I'd had one of my old 50mm primes with me to get away with some faster shutter speeds, I should have tried some much longer exposures too...
Yep, not bad for someone starting out, no blown highlights etc, seems well exposed. There's a little too much sky so I'd crop a little out. I initially didn't like the person on the hill upper left using their binoculars but then seeing the little hut farther on and 2 more people nearby also enjoying the view, it tells a story and so I think its a great shot.
I know this isnt the "feedback thread", but thanks a lot for the feedback!
I also agree that the persons in the picture were a bit annoying, but they literally stood there for 20 minutes or so, which made me sort of lose my patience a bit, hehe. In terms of "too much sky" = I totally agree. Have done a lot of research on similar pictures over the last hour online and I can see that the very best photographers do not have that much sky included in their pictures. I seem to learn a lot from this website already.
There are instances you could get away with that much sky but it needs something actually in it, for example some interesting cloud whether stormy or not, or even a long exposure with cloud moving through, which possibly would eliminate the people too. Being new don't fix yourself to always sticking to one size picture, don't be afraid to crop and see what looks best but remember sometimes its fine without cropping too.
Shown ( my latest new toy Intrepid 10x8) off to a good friend this evening and explained that although 10x8 is twice the size of 5x4, the actual film surface area is four times difference ( 80 square inches as opposed to 20 )
it's a variant on a type-a flieger by Corgeut. Bit of a cracker for £50 to be honest, Mechanical Hand Winding job, with the rather excellent for the money Seagull 3600 Movement in it.
Excuse the instagram awfullness - it's the only recent pic i've got of the display back...
best bit is the timekeeping though... way above COSC specs... and that's as it came out of the factory, no need to regulate it at that kind of accuracy - i've got Quartz pieces that aren't materially any better...