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Discussion in 'Creative Pursuits' started by HAB, May 26, 2014.
Got my first DSLR a while back, and been having a bit of a play. Any and all feedback welcome.
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I like #1 - very nicely done.
#2 is one of those places where the location looks great for some interesting wave/rock shots, but probably only comes alive at sunrise or sunset - I think the light is too harsh there, causing bright white highlights and dark shadows.
Go back there around 5am and take some long exposures - I think you'll get some great results.
Thanks. #2 is in Sydney though, so forgive me for not rushing out to try it again.
The waves crash in there pretty hard though, the water's anything but calm. I'd be concerned about a long exposure shot ending up as a blurry mess. Thoughts?
That's part of the beauty of the long exposures at the evening hours.
I guess it depends on what you're trying to capture. Long exposures at the edge of the light create a super smooth look to the water. A 10-20 second exposure can be pretty cool because the water ends up having no discernible waves, just a smooth texture.
long exposures/graduated neutral density filters...
I'll have a go.
If you have to shoot in the middle of the day, you should get a circular polarizer. The blues in the sky will really pop. It will also make the clouds more dramatic.
Thanks. Any recommendations for a circular polarizer, or will whatever cheap one do?
Took this yesterday.
Any cheap one will do.
I like the first shot in the first post. If forced to nitpick I'd straighten that horizon and bump up the blacks so that the shadows have just a wee bit of detail.
I would spend the money on a decent polarizer. Most people can't see a difference in quality, but I can. I personally use Hoya polarizers. Get them at B&H. Don't waste your money on a UV filter. They were good for film, but useless for digital.
View from the top of Mt Pilchuck.
no pics of the lookout?
Got a couple, just haven't gone through them all yet.
washington state has some of the most scenic lookout locations.
check out green mountain lookout.
I'll give that one a go.
Picture is now not phone sized...
wait until the summer....let all that white sh!t melt.
Definitely digging this one. Looks really friggin cool.
Lake Blanca last weekend.
The framing makes me want to look down. Here's my edit.
I kinda like the crop, but I like the lower saturation and contrast of the original better.
Another from the same hike
anytime i try to hike my lungs say fuck off.
probably over the bbq limit.
that's what she said...
Did you find trailhead to Mt Dickerman?