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4 of today's sunset with Sigma 10-20mm.

scharf_10

Established Member
Never really taken any shots like this but now that I can drive I took the car out, and managed to get some of the sunset with the Sigma 10-20mm.

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Please feel free to leave any comments, good or bad :)

Scharf.
 

sbowler

Prominent Member
The 4th one for me, nice composition. Just got the same lens myself but havent had chance to get out with it yet. :eek: Dam winter is it ever going to stop raining.
 

stevegreen

Distinguished Member
The last is by far the best IMO, better composition and more 'light' in the shot. It might be my monitor but the first three look a tad underexposed and have lost all the detail in the foreground (especially #3)
 

allymac123

Prominent Member
Not bad for a first attempt.

I think I may have been tempted to get closer to the water a bit more like the last one as that would have meant less black foreground you would have just had scattered black rocks. I'd also possibly suggest that 10mm or whatever you were using the lens at is just a bit too wide for the scene. There's quite alot of empty space around.

The exposure's are spot on in terms of recording the colours of the sunset at their best. Any more exposure and you'd loose colour satuation. There's nothing wrong wit black pixels but I think what Steve means is there's sooo many of them that the image looks underexposed as a result. Getting closer so only a few black rocks were in the composition would have got rid of this.
 

ksten

Established Member
I think that my favourite is the first one, even though it hasn't got the colours of the others. The main reason for me is that the sun is offset to the left slightly compared with the other two landscape images. On my monitor the corners do look dark but to me it just looks like a heavy vignette and I think it suits its BW nature.

Cheers.
 

scharf_10

Established Member
Not bad for a first attempt.

I think I may have been tempted to get closer to the water a bit more like the last one as that would have meant less black foreground you would have just had scattered black rocks. I'd also possibly suggest that 10mm or whatever you were using the lens at is just a bit too wide for the scene. There's quite alot of empty space around.


Thanks very much for the feedback everyone. Ally, I know you "specialise" at these so was kinda hoping you commented. About being closer to the rocks, well it was actually impossible because the shots were taken from the road and to get closer I would have had to climb over the barbed wire fence straight into a 3 metre drop. I tried my best (some were taken at 20mm I think) to get close, but this was the best composition I could manage.

Unfortunately my brother had my tripod up in Inverness so these were all hand held too, I would have liked to try some multiple exposures but it wasn't to be.

Ksten, I actually like the first one best myself. I think the composition of the rocks work well in that one compared to others.

Scharf.
 

PoisonJam

Established Member
I like the 4th best, too :)

I don't suppose someone with a Sigma 10-20mm could shoot an object/scene at 10mm then try and take the same shot at 18mm? I ask because I'm really thinking about getting this sigma and I want to know just how much wider it is vs my 18-55mm at 18mm. :lease:
 

allymac123

Prominent Member
I don't suppose someone with a Sigma 10-20mm could shoot an object/scene at 10mm then try and take the same shot at 18mm? I ask because I'm really thinking about getting this sigma and I want to know just how much wider it is vs my 118-55mm at 18mm. :lease:

I've done a comparison previously. With the Canon 10-22 but the focal length will be the same. Also it's compared at 17mm vs 18mm but you get the idea...

It's here
 

PoisonJam

Established Member
Thanks, allymac. Being used to compacts, 18mm seems really wide to me! Can't wait to get this lens, only curse words could be used to describe how wide 10mm is!
 

dazza74

Distinguished Member
I like the 4th best, too :)

I don't suppose someone with a Sigma 10-20mm could shoot an object/scene at 10mm then try and take the same shot at 18mm? I ask because I'm really thinking about getting this sigma and I want to know just how much wider it is vs my 18-55mm at 18mm. :lease:

Here you go (although having read "Ally's" post I think that's covered it :))

Both pics taken from the same spot :

Sigma @ 10mm :

Sigma10mm.jpg


Sigma @ 18mm :

Sigma18mm.jpg
 

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