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    Posted: 27 February 2012 at 19:12
Went out with the 17-35 on my A850 yesterday, and had lots of fun. Cycled for almost 50km as well while I was at it .

So here's what I count as being at least decent:

1) OOohh reflective


2) Lifeless


3) Modernization everywhere


4) Catching the last sunrays for the day


All C&C is more than welcome.
P.S. Tried to correct the distortion on #1 and #3, but only with limited success.
Exif is inside if anyone is interested.

Cheers!

Edited by Guy - 27 February 2012 at 19:16
 



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Hello Guy,

So sport and taking picture's is what I like to.

1.
Sky is good, maybe what more fill light on the building.

2.
It's to dark, fill light helps. Sky is good.
But it's to empty, only a strong leading line to nothing.
When you have, a subject in the lane, it get's much stronger.

3.
Sky's are your strong point, again a little fill light.
And the church is not level, on the base.
And modern it is, wel spotted.

4.
And again, use fill light, to bring out the shadows.
And 1/2 stop more exposure, is no problem.

When you have Lightroom off course, or something like that.

TFS

Greetings Willem.
All ways in a good mood here.
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I agree on #4, a little more fill would make the canal look better and make the reflections pop.
#3 looks to need a little lens distortion correction, plus a smidge of leveling.
If #2 was a to show a dreary lifeless lane to nowhere, as the title seems to indicate, then a touch more fill and a slight increase in contrast and it'll be spot on.
I like #1. I would try to make the reflections on the buildings face stand out a little more. Bump up the highlights a bit and a tad more contrast and shadows should do the trick.
Just my 2 cents worth.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ifreedman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2012 at 04:32
Nice. I hope you weren't cycling while you took these pictures. #3 is my favorite. A very unusual, striking building. There's a bit of distortion you might want to fix. I agree that you also might add some exposure to #4. The water is far too dark.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2012 at 08:38
Hallo Captain Willem!

Thank you for the very good comments.
I will try to answer them a bit:

1.
Sky is good, maybe what more fill light on the building.

Yes, I liked the sky here a lot, and I will also try with the fill light to see if I like it even better

2.
It's to dark, fill light helps. Sky is good.
But it's to empty, only a strong leading line to nothing.
When you have, a subject in the lane, it get's much stronger.

Well, it is dark. I wanted it to be dark because of the title, and I already added fill light here. The leading line to nothing is on purpose, I'll make an excuse and say that this is modern art .


3.
Sky's are your strong point, again a little fill light.
And the church is not level, on the base.
And modern it is, wel spotted.

I agree, the church could use more fill light.
But the church is not level, because I tried a lot of counter distortion and perspective tweaks, but it was impossible to fix completely. (I will show the original when I get home).


4.
And again, use fill light, to bring out the shadows.
And 1/2 stop more exposure, is no problem.


Will try here, but then I think that the contrast gets a bit lost, well try try I shall. Thanks for the comments again! They are very very appreciated


P.S.: I use LR 3.2
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2012 at 08:41
Thank you Dave and ifreedman for you comments as well.
Well, to answer quickly, I already did most of the things you mention, but obviously not enough (the originals are VERY distorted, as this was with 17mm on FF). I also increased highlights to bring out the skies in all 4 pictures.
But I suspect that my monitor needs better calibration, because you all say that they are too dark. Will have to check against a calibrated monitor to see for my self.

Thanks again!
 



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