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On 13/05/2018 at 22:04, Ste_S said:

 

I like this photo a lot.... but it needs a more dramatic edit (at least for my tastes). It's kind of flat in it's current state.

 

Also really like @Jamie John beach hut photo, nice use of colour

 

Did a little more....a touch overdone of the blacks of the trees maybe...

 

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Well done @Dimahoo for managing to catch a lightning strike. Did you set up a long exposure for it or just manage to snap it at exactly the right moment?

 

I haven't been anywhere particularly remarkable recently to take any interesting shots, so I've been focusing on lines and colour instead. I think these are aesthetically pleasing, but the subject matter is a bit dull. I'm off to Snowdonia next week, however, so I'm hoping to get a few nice landscapes.

 

Harpford Woods

 

Harpford Woods

 

Silver leaf

 

Rachel's garden

 

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14 hours ago, Dimahoo said:

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Love that, great pic.  What camera/lens/settings did you use.  Did you have to add any processing or is this ‘as taken’?  (Sorry to bombard with questions)

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D750 with Tamron 15-30 at 22mm @ F/9. 4.7 second manual exposure.

I tend to shoot long exposures for night time storms as lightning can move around for over a second....

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What's your hit rate with lightning? I'm guessing you can take dozens of shots before getting anything usable?  I slept through the storm so I didn't get a chance to attempt anything. 

 

Been about in the daytime quite a bit though.  These are just things I've posted on Instagram in the past couple of weeks: 

 

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Bought the 55-200 telephoto lens for my XT20, kinda dig it.  I can get up on top of some viaducts in Birmingham which give some unusual views of the city centre (ie familiar buildings from unfamiliar angles) and it's made for some interesting shots. 

 

I love how it really compresses the space between objects too, looking down Livery Street in the City Centre (which weirdly was used as a location in the Ready Player One movie) it's really pronounced, it's a long straight street which is almost a valley between two hills so you can really see quite a lot going on with little effort and when it gets squished it looks super busy: 

 

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i think this was about 7:30pm, looking away from the city centre towards the Jewellery Quarter. 

 

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a couple of days later at the lowest point looking back uphill towards the city. I was sitting on base of that red flag when I took the first shot. 

 

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new moon sighted over Birmingham city centre.

 

Took it to London too, this is Chiltern Street in Marylebone looking much shorter than it really is:

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And Wembley Way, looking from the stadium back towards Wembley Park station. 

 

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Think I was at about 100mm here, dunno what kind of motorcycle that is but I liked it.  Like the focal length too, seems pretty sweet for capturing vehicles. 

 

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The cool looking multi storey car park behind Oxford Street's Debenhams. 

 

 

I also picked up a Nikon manual focus prime from eBay (100mm f2.8). Having quite a bit of fun with that too. Noticed some chromatic aberration on it at times but it was as cheap as chips and on the whole I'm really glad I got it. Probably gonna get some more Nikon lenses at some point, just a case of looking out for bargains isn't it? 

 

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Depends on storm and time of day. Night time is much easier - but i've not had the chance to hit a storm "side on" or far away - which brings much more enjoyable shots as it adds scale.

Ideally i want an evening shot - not dark, but prehaps with the storm side on with a 14 or 15mm, taken from a hill with the scenery lit up. 

 

Mine are really close, mostly at night and sometimes a bit dangerous really but i do get some crackers.

Sanderstead, London

 

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Closer

 

 

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My camera can send jpegs directly to my phone so sometimes I'll do that or sometimes I'll do what you said and take them from the SD card to a computer. I've got a couple of cloud backup folders too, one in lightroom which syncs with my phone and one which uploads to Google any image I save in it. 

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On 29/05/2018 at 08:13, Jamie John said:

@Naysonymous, how do you go about uploading stuff to Instagram? Camera to computer to phone to Insta?

 

Love that shot of the moon btw.

 

If you've got cloud storage for your photos that's accessible from both your phone and computer than its pretty easy (eg Apple Photos, Lightroom CC, Google Photos etc). 

You can download from camera to your computer, or use an SD card reader to download to your phone.

 

I quite like Lightroom CC now it's gone through a few iterations and will quite happily edit in iOS or MacOS Lightroom and then share to Instagram from iOS Lightroom

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A few from Snowdonia earlier this week. Stunning scenery! I had a great time shooting and hiking. Let me know what you think.

 

Llanberis Pass

 

Nantlle Ridge

 

Cadair Idris

 

Llanberis Pass

 

Nantlle Ridge

 

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Thanks guys, really appreciate it! Definitely still tasking a while to get used to film though. Probably a third of the shots I've been taking per roll have been soft! No focus assist to check sharps any more! :P

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Hey peeps, my other half has suddenly got into photography again. She’s got a Canon  EOS 1200d with the standard lens but wants to get a decent lens to zoom in for nature photos and all that stuff.

 

as you can tell by the above I don’t have a clue about such things. eBay brings up lenses but they appear to be 3rd party ones like ‘Jintu’ which seem cheap (probably for a reason).

 

what do I need to look out for? Is a canon lens refurb the way to go?

 

Ta! 

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On 09/06/2018 at 09:44, Bluejam said:

Is a canon lens refurb the way to go?

 

Second hand is usually fine, and I've bought most of my lenses second hand from online retailers. MPB usually have a good selection.

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Took this one out by Little Venice on Sunday. It's really aggressively cropped but I like how it's turned out. 

 

I still don't really have a 'style' (or a formula if I'm being cynical) but it's fun just experimenting. I think I prefer muted tones so this one all just came together as the sky, the algae and the harsher lighting basically made it impossible to take a bad photo of the canal. Having a load of paddle boarders come through was pure serendipity though.  

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A few from the weekend. I went to a manor house in Somerset on Sunday afternoon, bought a National Trust membership and took pictures of flowers. If that's not the definition of middle-aged then I don't know what is. I'm only 28 FFS. Ah well.

 

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A few more on my Flickr. Feedback and advice welcome.

 

And nice shot @Naysonymous. I like the way the eye is led from the front to the back and how the industrial background contrasts with the natural foreground.

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