The Nobbies - C&C wanted

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  1. azz

    azz Member

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    Hi guys,

    Went to Phillip Island yesterday. Got some photos at The Nobbies but not overly happy with them. I don't want make excuses, but could a cheapish CPL make it hard to process? Forgot the CPL for my 70-200 so made do with what was on the 17-50 Tamron.

    Any critique/advice is welcome, I have done very little landscape photography. I wanted something natural looking. The view there is quite vibrant, and I found it hard to PP these without making it all garrish while keeping the water reasonably exposed.

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    untitled-9141 by Aaron Sheehan, on Flickr


    This one is about the best balanced IMO.
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    untitled-9083 by Aaron Sheehan, on Flickr


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    I like this one fine, no water or grass to cause me grief.
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    untitled-9097-2 by Aaron Sheehan, on Flickr
     
  2. eukaryote:)

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    There are a few things contributing to image quality such as aiming the CPL and adjusting it, but it's also important to remember time of day is also very important.

    Heaps of guides online about landscape photography. It's a big area, and I don't think any of us in a few words could do it justice.
     
  3. Dropbear

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    You there's nothing much wrong with the pics, other than it's a terrible time of day to be taking them. There's no depth or complexity to the light, it's harsh and non directional.
     
  4. Akh-Horus

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    He's right, you have missed out on all the shadows and pastel colours from near sunset.....and photos look a little OOF.
     
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    Yea it was about 4-5pm. Staying till sunset would have been ideal but was not an option this time. I'll time it better next time.

    Thanks.
     
  6. Goobers

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    The worst part about staying till sunset these days is pesky daylight savings. Wan't to do a sunset shot, 8:30pm it is.
     

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