View Full Version : Peak District

10-26-2010, 04:36 AM
I've been sitting on these shots since the start of the month as I can't make up my mind on them.

This is the sort of winding roads that link up places across the peaks
I wish I had focused more on the industrial buildings in this shot, I should have placed them on the right of the frame so the smoke travelled across the frame.
Even with HDR the sky is a little flat due to the on coming fog.
This shot cause me the most trouble and now I'm not sure if I've over processed it.

Thanks for looking. :D

10-26-2010, 07:39 AM
Wonderful photos. The second is my favorite of the group. Drives me crazy also after I process a photo and all I say is I wish I had done this or that. Now I take way too many of the same spot, but at least I get a choice.

10-26-2010, 10:21 AM
i quite like the moodiness of shot 4! It's just a bit soft for me. Was it 60K before the upload richard? were you on a tripod?
Thx! marko

10-26-2010, 05:10 PM
Thanks for your comments corporallouis and Marko,

Like I said it was a while since I took this, I definitely didn't have my main tripod with me, but I think I put my trusty joby down on the ground. My wife normally objects when I take her out for a walk and then insist on bringing a lot of gear with me, normally If I know It's a good landscape area, I'll stick with the kit lens 18-55, a polorising filter in a small camera bag, and then wrap the gorilla pod around the strap.

I used my CA forum pre-set lightroom export, which reduced this file to 60K, I think it's so small because It's set to reduce the long edge to 800 pixels @ 60%, and this is a letter box crop

However looking at the full image It is a bit soft, with the focus being about a third of the way into the shot. It was pretty windy up there so there was quite a lot of movement in the foreground, and I wouldn't be surprised if the camera moved a fraction during the exposure. I'll have to remember to compensate with the ISO next time to get a fast shutter speed.