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Bambi
01-02-2010, 09:20 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4238188425_6726ec96cc_b.jpg


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4238186817_0e63fd11df_b.jpg


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2716/4238190735_47577a0aac_b.jpg

kat
01-02-2010, 09:39 PM
All three are very well done! Love them all!

AntZ
01-02-2010, 09:51 PM
Fantastic shots Bambi. Lovely composition.

Bambi
01-02-2010, 09:54 PM
:thankyou: Kat and Antz!

abc123_4
01-02-2010, 10:05 PM
:)

actually
I like first shot

thanks

Mad Aussie
01-02-2010, 10:40 PM
Wow ... awesome scenes. I'd love that 2nd shot more if it was at least almost straight though ;)

You will need to learn to correct your white balance now you have a real camera Bambi ... have a look at these shots ... all three have the same snow in them yet all the snow is a different colour in all of the shots. :)
The exposure on that 2nd shot is exceptional though ... the snow is out in the open in some spots and under shady areas in others ... yet you've retained most of the texture ... that's really good work.

Bambi
01-02-2010, 11:07 PM
thanks MA. I thought that the second shot was straight. But with the trees going every which way how can you tell?
In the first I did a bit of PP that added a filter. I liked the effect so left it-hence the difference in white for that one. But I see what you are saying for the other two. Is it because the light was different in the two locations? By the stream there was lot more shade. Thanks for the comments re: the texture. Even minor manipulation in PP washed it out so I left it pretty much alone.

Of course right now I have the camera on auto WB 'cause it knows more then me at the moment. :rolleyes: (with Casils help I just figured out how to set the Auto bracket and the exposure compensation :))
when you are out shooting how can you tell if your WB is correct or not?

Michaelaw
01-02-2010, 11:11 PM
Number one is a great shot Bambi, I really like this image:highfive::highfive:

Michaelaw
01-02-2010, 11:14 PM
Wow ... awesome scenes. I'd love that 2nd shot more if it was at least almost straight though ;)




What meaneth thou MA?

Mad Aussie
01-02-2010, 11:18 PM
thanks MA. I thought that the second shot was straight. But with the trees going every which way how can you tell?
In the first I did a bit of PP that added a filter. I liked the effect so left it-hence the difference in white for that one. But I see what you are saying for the other two. Is it because the light was different in the two locations? By the stream there was lot more shade. Thanks for the comments re: the texture. Even minor manipulation in PP washed it out so I left it pretty much alone.

Of course right now I have the camera on auto WB 'cause it knows more then me at the moment. :rolleyes: (with Casils help I just figured out how to set the Auto bracket and the exposure compensation :))
when you are out shooting how can you tell if your WB is correct or not?
Level - forget the trees ... look at the stream ... you can clearly see the two banks are lopsided when they should be straight. Water always tries to sit level. Obviously this doesn't apply to fast flowing water as much as it's obviously going down hill.

I shoot mostly in Auto WB too but only because I also shoot in RAW and can change the WB later at will. When shooting JPG you need to chimp alot to make sure you have the right balance. But it's not a big thing ... most good editing software like Photoshop etc has a Colour Balance tool to correct this.

You managed to get a blue cast in the first shot ... which actually looks good because blue matches 'cold' (just re-read your comment ... you meant that blue cast) ...then a yellow cast on that second shot ... not so conducive as yellow is a warm colour ... and a slight red cast in the final shot ... again a bit warm.

Yes the difference in light is what causes this change in colour.

Mad Aussie
01-02-2010, 11:19 PM
What meaneth thou MA?
The stream isn't straight ... it's leaning into the corner like it's in a car :)

Michaelaw
01-02-2010, 11:25 PM
I was almost going to tell you to recalibrate your gyroscope :D but I see your point...Good eye:highfive:

Mad Aussie
01-02-2010, 11:28 PM
I was almost going to tell you to recalibrate your gyroscope :D but I see your point...Good eye:highfive:
You made me look again in case my eyes were closed at the time or something ... but no ... that stream is drunk as a skunk!

Bambi
01-03-2010, 08:51 AM
okay I get it now. The banks of this stream actually are not the same height but I get what you said about the water. Better?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2631/4240062561_fce35551e9_b.jpg

I have been shooting in RAW and was going to ask what to do with it after. I'll go to the other forum and pose that question.....

:thankyou: MAD

sarrasani
01-03-2010, 12:23 PM
both excellent for my taste, I prefer the first.

tomorrowstreasures
01-03-2010, 12:33 PM
So serene and pretty!

Mad Aussie
01-03-2010, 01:33 PM
I wasn't talking about the height of the banks ... but where the water meets them ... this straightened version looks way better!!

Bambi
01-03-2010, 05:07 PM
I wasn't talking about the height of the banks ... but where the water meets them ... this straightened version looks way better!!

phew! I was hoping you would say that!!
I went out today and took some post storm beach shots. (thank heavens for 4WD).

AcadieLibre
01-03-2010, 09:25 PM
Really nice winter shots, I was up north twice before Christmas and both times I got walloped with storms the usual time there and back 9 hours both times were just over 13 hour drives. It was just gorgeous as I sped at 25 KPH where the posted signs 100 KPH but not a single place to stop and get photos, most of the way where the edges of the road were uncertain. I only went because of an emergency or I really don't think ought to be driving that much, but sometimes the choice is not yours. And the one time in months I can actually take photos there is no where to stop. In the next few weeks I am going out to do some winter photos one way or another. I am envious and want to be out there shooting and taking shots even half as good I would be happy.

Bambi
01-03-2010, 09:43 PM
Thanks AL :) I am sure that you will get your chance. It was tough walking and I think it would be hard on the back ;)

AcadieLibre
01-03-2010, 10:01 PM
Thanks AL :) I am sure that you will get your chance. It was tough walking and I think it would be hard on the back ;)

Not a problem, I have my oldest son and can get one of his friends, I can get on a sled and the two of them can slide me around lol. I will see what i can rig up and see where I can get with the minimal effort, I know no serious traveling in the bush shots this year but I would like to at least get out once or twice just to do some winter shooting.

Bambi
01-03-2010, 10:22 PM
Not a problem, I have my oldest son and can get one of his friends, I can get on a sled and the two of them can slide me around lol. I will see what i can rig up and see where I can get with the minimal effort, I know no serious traveling in the bush shots this year but I would like to at least get out once or twice just to do some winter shooting.

now that sounds like a plan!!:fingerscr:fingerscr

casil403
01-03-2010, 11:03 PM
Al...you need a dog sled team...lol!
Great shots B...glad to have helped..Btw' I keep all my photos on the sunny WB unless indoors and adjust accordingly..seems to work for me thus far! :)