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    Marlow Weir just after Sunset

    This was the aftermath of a beautiful October sunset. Two images stitched together

    Marlow Weir just after Sunset

    Aperture: f/4 Shutter Speed: 1/125 IOS: 100

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    Re: Marlow Weir just after Sunset

    That is very, very nice indeed.

    Needs to be viewed at the larger size in the lightbox.

    Lovely balance to the composition.

    Oh yes, I do like that.

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    Re: Marlow Weir just after Sunset

    Beautiful image, Chris. I like it very much.

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    Re: Marlow Weir just after Sunset

    In my humble opinion Christopher.........Outstanding

    2 stiched together?? how do you do that!

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    Re: Marlow Weir just after Sunset

    That scene almost looks like two separate images. Total tranquility on the left and turbulent water on the right. A perfect angle, it works well.

    I'm wondering which side was chosen by the approaching duck.

    2 stiched together?? how do you do that!

    There is special software for this, James. Or create a double sized empty background layer then paste a couple of images as layers and fiddle with them until they appear perfectly aligned.

    I have a friend who specialises in massive panoramma prints which are over 10 ft in length and contain many individual photos lined up to form a perfect image. One of his latest compositions included 40 separate shots.

    But he has become an expert in this technique now - I wouldn't like to try that many.

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    Re: Marlow Weir just after Sunset

    Great shot Chris, I love it.

    I'm envious, wish I had something like that nearby to photograph !

    Cheers Dave

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    Re: Marlow Weir just after Sunset

    Very nice shot Chris,

    Just noticed that the right-hand image appears to be a little softer than the left though -- just wondering why you shot them at F4? Was it hand-held?

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    Re: Marlow Weir just after Sunset

    Lovely and peaceful image despite the turbulence at the right side. I'd love to live in the brick two-story house with the gray roof but, certainly wouldn't turn down any of them...

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    Re: Marlow Weir just after Sunset

    Wonderful photograph, Chris.

    Philip

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    Re: Marlow Weir just after Sunset

    A lovely tranquil image Chis with much to enjoy across the scene but I don't see the softness that Colin mentions, perhaps it's just different perceptions.

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    Re: Marlow Weir just after Sunset

    Thanks for all your kind commentsa.

    James - I use a program called Panorama Factory to do my stiching, it is very efficient and not too expensive. You can also stitch in Photoshop.

    Colin - The f/4 was because these were handheld and I try to take all my handheld shots at at least 1/125 to avoid camera shake.

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    Re: Marlow Weir just after Sunset

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    Colin - The f/4 was because these were handheld and I try to take all my handheld shots at at least 1/125 to avoid camera shake.
    Thanks Chris,

    I just wondered if they were (perhaps) a touch DoF limited by the F4. ISO 400 @ 1/125th @ F8 might be another option? It's the kind of shot that would probably take well to a 30 second exposure (with tripod / ND Filter of course)

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    Re: Marlow Weir just after Sunset

    Colin - I am ashamed to confess I did not have my tripod with me. It was getting quite dark and f/4 was the best I could achieve and still have a shutter speed of 1/125. I should perhaps have increased the IOS but in the heat of the moment.....

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    Re: Marlow Weir just after Sunset

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    Colin - I am ashamed to confess I did not have my tripod with me. It was getting quite dark and f/4 was the best I could achieve and still have a shutter speed of 1/125. I should perhaps have increased the IOS but in the heat of the moment.....
    It's one of the laws of photography I think: "the beauty of the scene and quality of light is inversely proportional to the gear we have with us at the time"

    (It's a bit like if things are a bit quiet at work, just go get lunch -- the phone is sure to ring. If things are SUPER QUIET at work, just plan a few days off ...)

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    Re: Marlow Weir just after Sunset

    This image is yet another reminder that it seems everyone else lives in the place I wish I did.

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    Re: Marlow Weir just after Sunset

    Hi Chris,

    EXCELLENT shot; really lovely - I just love it as it is.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but it was shot from the suspension bridge, wasn't it?

    I'm thinking, depending on traffic, road and foot, plus wind, that they tend to 'move about a bit' and a tripod might not be that practical a solution from this vantage point

    Certainly Rebecca and I found that when cars go over, resting your arms on the bridge to steady a shot was completely counter productive.

    Cheers,

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