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New forest - disapointing results

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Pickers, 4 May 2006.

  1. Pickers

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Jul 2004

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    Location: Cornwall

    Went to the new forest yesterday evening and thought I'd try out a few pictures.
    Upon getting home I was a little disapointed. I'm using canon kit lens (USM II version), but the focus doesnt appear to be very good. I dont have a tripod yet so wonder if its camera shake.
    Anyway here are a few images
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    Over exposed sky. I do have an underexposed shot to get the sky right, but I struggled to combine them

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    cute 'orses

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    This was a nice setting, but I couldnt do it justice at all (bad blurring).
     
  2. Pickers

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Jul 2004

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    Location: Cornwall

    Now two HDR shots. Thanks cykey ;) (Not done with a tripod so dodgy - I guess I could try using the middle exposure RAW and create the over and underexposed...)
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  3. Mister_Pister

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Feb 2003

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    Location: London

    the horses are good, the HDR one just looks weirdy beardy though...
    I wouldnt of thought camera shake would be that much of a problem seems like a fairly light day so I assume the shutter speed was relatively fast?
     
  4. Pickers

    Mobster

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    Location: Cornwall

    1/13th sec for #3

    the others were up in the 1/125 and 1/200s

    I guess I'm just gonna have to keep practising with focus and dof :)
    (Have to admit, the HDR are screen captures ;))
     
  5. Colin_da_Killer

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    I like the first HDR shot, I'm afraid the rest don't really do anything for me :( sorry.
     
  6. teaboy5

    Soldato

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    Whats the camera your using?
     
  7. Pickers

    Mobster

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    canon 350D
    Getting to grips with it, and seeing what works :)
     
  8. teaboy5

    Soldato

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    Location: UK

    Have one my self. It will take a while to get used to tbh. Have a play about with the settings and you should be able to get clear shots and so on.
     
  9. themask70

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Saffron Walden, Essex

    I actualy really like the first one and the one of the horses :)
     
  10. Pickers

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Jul 2004

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    oh thanks very much. I see you have a thing for horses? :p
    All critique, pointers etc are welcomed with open arms.