SiJy 2019 Day 7

NoSeconds

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Jan 1, 2017
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Be careful what you wish for, it did slip south with perhaps a little too much cloud, I do apologise to you guys further east than me where the cloud is also producing some rain.

For my part I went east along the A379 before dawn (I won't be able to do that for the next few days, it's due to close for roadworks). I had a lucky break on the beach at Beesands overlooking Start Bay with a break in the cloud at the right moment a little after sunrise. Could I have improved my chances at the taking stage? Yes, I should have tried using graduated neutral density filters to control the brightness of the highlights in the sky. The consequences of not doing so and hence underexposing to compensate were that I needed to use the digital equivalent of a graduated filter in post processing to bring back some drama into the clouds and then lots of dodging of the foreground which was underexposed. I also worked on an even more underexposed original and produced a more dramatic rendition of the scene but with more noise in the shadow detail, particularly the keel of the boat, although I don't feel it detracts from a monochrome image.

Is it true to the scene I witnessed? Probably not, it's a monochrome version after all and one use of monochrome is to emphasis mood and atmosphere above reality which is what I hope I've done here. The bus image on Day 6 is much closer to reality for a monochrome image with just a lifting of the shadows somewhat which I almost certainly would have done if I were reproducing that in colour. Is this image flawed, yes probably. However what looks like banding in the sea below the sunlit patch of sky is there on the raw file, what I can't remember is was it like that to the naked eye, if it was the brain ignored it I guess, if it wasn't then the sensor has created it.

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Sunrise - Beesands - Start Bay

Barrie

That’s nor a Tractor... :biggrin:
 

NoSeconds

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Jan 1, 2017
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Troy
One thing I've always liked about the X70 versus the GR II and Coolpix A, close focus without the need to enter a "macro" mode. The new GR III matches it and goes closer in macro.

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That’s one thing that drives me up the wall with the GRII, having to switch to macro to have a hope of focusing on anything under 60cm from the lens or forgetting to switch back and having a succession of missed shots due to inability to focus at long distance...
 

agentlossing

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Andrew Lossing
:thumbup:

That’s one thing that drives me up the wall with the GRII, having to switch to macro to have a hope of focusing on anything under 60cm from the lens or forgetting to switch back and having a succession of missed shots due to inability to focus at long distance...
I never noticed it with the GR II, because I came from non-macro lenses on m4/3, so any macro was good! The GR III is much better, however.
 

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