Europe in the Autumn of 2014

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  1. Aww

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    Just a few very amateur photos from our recent trip to Europe.
    We were going to document it with my wife's EM-1 at the last minute she encouraged me to purchase my own camera.

    Photos were taken with a Canon 6D + 16-35mm F/4L and a 3 or 10-stop ND filter were also used in some shots (I only had a few days to become familiar with the new setup). Processed in Lightroom only.

    Open to hear your thoughts and areas which I should look into improving. Really wish I could have afforded to bring along a zoom lens as I did miss out on a lot of other opportunities.

    Still have a lot of learning to do :p


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  2. CrazyNuts

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    Great pics, very well done. I actually like the one of the horses.
     
  3. Joe91

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    Beautiful mate, love #4.
     
  4. dche5390

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    FUCK YOU I HATE YOU!!!

    Perhaps clarity slider a bit zealous?
     
  5. perz

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    Nope, you're done.

    On a serious note, holy jesus.
     
  6. FranchiseJuan

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    Nice images. Makes me want to take another trip back. Gotta love that 16-35 F4.
     
  7. TwinII

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    I'd be happy with that set. Nice work.
     
  8. humanrace

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    some amazing shots there
     
  9. Irrational

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    Holy fuck, if you're 'just learning' I can't wait until you have learnt some more!!

    Bloody good job , mate. Love Venice too can't wait to get back there
     
  10. Xang

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    Love them.

    If I can produce anything like this on my trip next year I'll be very pleased :)
     
  11. special.k

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    these a sensational :thumbup:
    2, 3 and 4 are my favs
     
  12. ~Spyne~

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    Very nice shots (and pp).
    #3 and #7 probably my faves from the set.
     
  13. herzeg

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    Bloody beautiful...
     
  14. Aratama_Bashi

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    fantastic work... #7 looks a bit toooo ps4/cgi for me with the combo of sat, curves and clarity sliding you've done, but they're all really enjoyable mate :)
     
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    Aww

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    Wow... thanks so much for the kind feedback guys!
    Such an overwhelming trip; would you believe we travelled to 10 cities across 7 countries in 5 weeks (close to 3 days in transit time alone)! Combined with a few too many 6 am starts to capture the sunrise... my wife is still complaining :lol:


    I have to admit that it's also my first-time in Lightroom and I may have been too slider-happy with the clarity and vibrance in most cases. It was like the magic slider that made even the dullest of photos pop! :shock:


    I'm glad we chose this one! It did take a week of research + umming and ahhing though!


    After the first couple of days in Paris... my wife and I both agreed that maybe it wasn't such a good idea to start in Paris; it would be terribly hard to top it. The moment we reached Venice... unreal. And we had only allocated 1 day to experience it

    So... we promptly decided to forfeit out pre-booked train tickets and take a later train out the next evening! 2 days I think is plenty :D


    Be sure to get up before the sunrise and you'll experience the city in a whole new light; one of the best decisions we made much to my wife's dismay. There was not a single soul @ Piazza San Marco in Venice (which is literally crawling with tourists during the day).
     
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    Aww

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    Here are some RAW vs PP shots in case anyone is interested :)

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  17. wiztek

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    Awesome shots...bloody sick for your first time out.

    I should buy a tripod!
     
  18. clonex

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    beautiful set:thumbup:
     
  19. GregDude

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    Wow!

    Hang on, have those horses had a make over and hair styling? ;)
     
  20. T101

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    Just Lightroom Aye?
    How did u get just the clouds to be dark on the road landscape pic? I normally only use photoshop and its a whole bunch of clicking select ranges and doing levels but I never like to do much as it overdoes the photo from looking realistic. Your photos seems to still contain the realism of lighting which is great.

    Faawwwwk Florence is beautiful.
     

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