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Autumn evening light


Another film image with the Bronica and Kodak 400TX film - 1/250th @ f8 if I remember correctly. Your comments would be appreciated.


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Re: Autumn evening light


A nicely exposed and processed image Keith although the purists might be seeking a bit more interest in the lake (or river?). It doesn't trouble me. I like it.

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Re: Autumn evening light


I rarely use film now,(although I still have several rolls in the fridge), I still appreciate an image like this, its a nice pleasant image, I can imagine sitting on that bank and taking in the view, nice emoticon


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It has a lovely feel about it, which transcends the subject. Beautiful silver sky.
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Re: Autumn evening light


Thank you for your comments gentlemen.

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.... its a nice pleasant image, I can imagine sitting on that bank and taking in the view, nice emoticon

Tim



Very different from it's previous incarnation Tim. Between the 1920's and the late 1960's this was the scene of a busy coal mine, brickworks, coking plant, railway marshaling yard and other assorted industrial activities. Since the land was released it has returned (almost) to it's natural state and, albeit with a few nudges in the right direction, is in the process of becoming an attractive little country park as they now like to be called. This lake was created by mining subsidence and has been turned into an pretty and well used fishing pond.

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Re: Autumn evening light


That's the sort of story I like to hear, these days its usually the other way round, with large lumps of the countryside being flattened to make way for buildings.

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I would like to have seen it in its earlier incarnation too.

The lens seems to have dropped out of focus at the edges I notice.
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Yes i like this shot and edit [sign in to see URL] Toby i noticed the fall of in sharpness of the corners, presumed it had something to do with aperture choice or just focal point. I must try and visit this place next spring, maybe then i can get down Doncaster Road, it is an nightmare at the moment,
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Re: Autumn evening light


I am not a purist and I cannot find anything to really interest me or to to make me say - yes, that does show me an autumn evening! Perhaps a bit off the sky and a good slice from the left hand side for a start but then, what do I know?

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Thank you again for your comments gents, particularly regarding the edge softness. The 50mm lens I used for this shot is a little soft in this area, however that is not the whole story but with a nod to a thread in Forum Chat may I first make my position clear. I am not a forensic photographer, photojournalist or have any pretensions that what I produce is a true and factual representation of what was before my lens. I try to produce a finished picture that mirrors what I see in my minds eye when I make the exposure and I will use whatever pre and post processing tools there are available to achieve that end. emoticon So on to the matter in hand.

For decades I have used vignettes and selective sharpness to affect the appearance of the final image, more often that not to try to add depth to the scene and to guide the viewers eye. One of my favourite methods in recent times is to use the Custom Option in Photoshop’s Lens Correction Filter in a way contrary to what it was designed for by deliberately introducing a vignette to the image instead of removing one. In the edited image not only is there a vignette applied but the area in and immediately adjacent to the vignette seems to soften slightly. As I also like to use vignettes to guide the eye into a picture this method kills two birds with one stone so to speak.

It's not for everyone or every image, as we all know there are a multitude of ways to do almost anything in PS, but this is one I find particularly satisfying. I hope that clarifies things.


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