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    Re: Hunter Bridge & Stream

    Beautiful image, looks like you used a smaller aperture. Did you do this to keep the viewer's eyes moving around the image?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    Beautiful image, looks like you used a smaller aperture. Did you do this to keep the viewer's eyes moving around the image?
    Thanks

    I shot it at F32 @ ISO 50 ... but only to extend the shutterspeed as much as possible ... I was too lazy to grab an ND filter

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    Re: Hunter Bridge & Stream

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    ... I was too lazy to grab an ND filter
    I'm glad to hear that other people also feel like that sometimes .

    My comment on this series of 'Hunter ...' images is under Hunter Park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I'm glad to hear that other people also feel like that sometimes .

    My comment on this series of 'Hunter ...' images is under Hunter Park.
    In all honesty Donald, it was just one of those quick mental calculation + experience things. At that time of the day the sun was just setting and the sky was starting to pink up, so it wasn't particularly dark at that time ... but on the plus side that location is relatively sheltered (apart from the light entereing between the branches in the sky portion of the shot -- I had to use EC=-2 off memory) so F32 and ISO got me the longest possible exposure which was in the 15 to 30 second region, which was fine (I knew it would blur the water enough). If it had been only around 1 sec or so I'd have had to reach for the filter.

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    Re: Hunter Bridge & Stream

    Hi Colin,

    For me, this one is possibly the weakest composition of the four shots, I'm wondering what it would look like if taken from say, 4 feet higher (a metre and a bit for those using SI units) exposing a bit more bridge and topography.

    Of course, that may not be practical, but do I care

    Another possibility is to take from the same distance, but moved to the left, shifting the stream onto a third and giving more grass on left to lead in to bridge - unless, of course, there is something there that spoils the view.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    unless, of course, there is something there that spoils the view.

    Cheers,
    Um, that would be the building to the left, and the 3 foot diameter concrete drain pipe behind the flax bush!

    To be honest, I think I prever the vertical version of this shot too -- it's just that that version has a lot more light poking inbetween the branches (even with EC=-2!).

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    Re: Hunter Bridge & Stream

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Um, that would be the building to the left, and the 3 foot diameter concrete drain pipe behind the flax bush!
    That settles it; if you can't go left, 4 foot up it must be then

    Now, where did you leave the step ladder?

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