and ended up with a new lens.Below are some shots taken with my new 18-200 f3.5-5.6 Nikon VRII. Dave, I think it's the same as yours except for the VRII as opposed to VR. Dont' worry I don't think you will miss the extra VR setting. It seems it is for taking photos when you are in a car or on a train or whatever. When the lens is set to the "Active" VR setting it does not take panning into account. I don't know if it will be very useful for the extra $100 Cdn. I would have been happy with the plain VR, but the stores around here never carry the old models when a new one comes out. They must make more $ on the new stuff???
Anyway, I digress. The photos below are actually getting closer to what I want to do. I know to some they are probably sticks and wire in the snow, but.... I'd like to know what you all think and get some critique on how to improve.
The lighting on scene seemed more dramatic to me and some of that seems to have been lost firstly in the "capture" (I fill silly using such terms, but I think that's what you guys call it) and secondly in the conversion from DNG to jpg.
Please let me know what you think and if you have any ideas on how to get the drama back into the lighing. Colin, If it is exposure, don't think I have not been taking your lessons to heart. I have, and I'm studying, but it will take awhile to put into practice. Short term memory and eyesight issues.
#1 Original with just some minor adjustments to brightness and contrast
#2 Converted to B&W
#3 Toned down the blue in the original