Unplanned Walk Around Docklands

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by craigsman, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. craigsman

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    Appreciate all constructive criticism.

    Side question on #10 (and even #9): We were at a lookout with a decent view of the city, but I really struggle with capturing long distance shots at night. Is there a trick to it? The focus (auto and man) struggles even though I'm pushing the Fstop! I want to get a clearer image but not sure what I'm doing wrong. BTW: I haven't done any PPE on #10.

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    4. Spewin about the cropping. Had to rotate it slightly. Could probably PPE it back in.

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    In regards to your focus dilemma, I suggest looking into the hyperfocal focusing method. It helps to have a lens with the hyperfocul markings too.
    The other thing to bear in mind, is that with all 35mm SLR cameras, lenses start to actually appear softer at very small apertures (e.g. f16 appears fuzzier than f11), due to diffraction.
    Most lenses have a maximum sharpness sweetspot at apertures around the f8-f11 mark.
    With medium & large format cameras, you can shoot at smaller apertures such as f16-f22 because the DoF in these formats is smaller than the same apeture in 35mm format.

    As far as the photos go, the detail shots are more interesting than the wider perspective shots of the city.
    Most photos of cities look a lot better in the golden hour (1/2 hour either side of sunrise/sunset) because you see detail that typically dissappears as soon as the sun sets (as evident in #10).
     
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    Last time I was at that bridge, we got turfed out by security, the bridge is apparently private property..

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  4. Frankeh

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    Was that you I saw at the end of central pier about 8:30 on Saturday? :lol:

    Nice pictures, esp the bridge :)
     
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    Thanks for that. I might try going at a different time - I think we were there at 10pm.


    Nah wasn't us.

    Thanks :)
     
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    Number 8 is stunning!
     
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    Thanks! :)
     

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