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River Thames at Cookham
« on: September 28, 2012, 05:15:59 PM »
Took these this evening. Feedback welcome.


Boat House by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: 5DMkiii, 24-105mm @ 85mm, 1/100sec, f5.6, ISO640


Bridge near the Thames by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: as above, except 28mm, 1/40sec


Bridge at the edge of the Thames by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: as above, except 1/50sec, 55mm, ISO1000

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River Thames at Cookham
« on: September 28, 2012, 05:15:59 PM »

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Re: River Thames at Cookham
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 11:39:40 AM »
splendid................nice shots

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Re: River Thames at Cookham
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 05:22:38 PM »
Thanks Sama! I appreciate the feedback.

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Re: River Thames at Cookham
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012, 02:13:44 AM »
They look too flat and too sharp to me. I believe you can easily fix this in your editing software.
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Re: River Thames at Cookham
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2012, 05:11:13 AM »
Especially the shots with the nice bridge would benefit from less depth of field, so that the eye is guided toward the bridge and out-of-focus areas provide a nice dreamy background.

Of course with the 24-105 f4 is the best you can do in this regard, but you can still manipulate things by using either manual focus or using a lower focus point, so that the grass up front is more in focus and the houses and stuff in the background are more out-of-focus.

Of course this recommendation will only work out, if you have a chance to visit the place again. Apart from that I second NightBreath's suggestion.

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Re: River Thames at Cookham
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2012, 11:48:05 AM »
They look too flat and too sharp to me. I believe you can easily fix this in your editing software.

I am interested in the "too sharp" part of what you said. I have done nothing to sharpen them. That is straight out of the can. Are you suggseting that I might soften them?

As to the flat bit... does this look any less flat:


2Y2A1019.jpg by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

Unfortunately, you can see more signs of the building work hidden amongst the trees! I really appreciate all of this feedback because it helps me get these looking better!

I will also be back there on a better light day... but perhaps not now until next spring!

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Re: River Thames at Cookham
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2012, 05:24:27 PM »
They look too flat and too sharp to me. I believe you can easily fix this in your editing software.

I am interested in the "too sharp" part of what you said. I have done nothing to sharpen them. That is straight out of the can. Are you suggseting that I might soften them?

As to the flat bit... does this look any less flat:

...

Unfortunately, you can see more signs of the building work hidden amongst the trees! I really appreciate all of this feedback because it helps me get these looking better!

I will also be back there on a better light day... but perhaps not now until next spring!

Cheers

Richard
It seems CR forum makes something with sharpness when you add your pictures from Flickr here. When I said "flat" I was referring to main point of attention in the photo, nothing could "catch" my eye. And please don't use shadows push so much  ;)
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Re: River Thames at Cookham
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2012, 05:24:27 PM »