A Couple Taken on Exmoor

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  1. dazza74

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    Took this one today up on Exmoor, very overcast but every now and again the light would break through the clouds :

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    This was taken yesterday at Heddon Valley a couple of miles down the road :

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    Any comments and criticisms more than welcome.
     
  2. vulkan75

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    Like the second one Dazza.cold do with the foreground having the exposure nudged up a tad but nicely composed and the crop works too:smashin:
     
  3. dazza74

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    Thanks mate appreciate the advice, thought I'd have a pop at a square crop after reading an interview with "Charlie Waite".
     
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    #2 is a doozy.
     
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    Nice photos Dazza, good to see someone is getting out and about with camera:smashin:
     
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    Splendid shots.
    Like both of them.
    What was the exposure on #2?

    :smashin:
     
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    1 second at f/8 ISO 100 reading the Exif :thumbsup:
     
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    [Image]
    Make = NIKON CORPORATION
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    Orientation = top/left
    X Resolution = 0.024
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    Resolution Unit = inch
    Software = Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
    Date Time = 2008-01-26 09:40:20
    Exif IFD Pointer = Offset: 216

    [Camera]
    Exposure Time = 1/1"
    F Number = F8
    Exposure Program = Manual
    ISO Speed Ratings = 100
    Exif Version = Version 2.21
    Date Time Original = 2008-01-24 14:54:03
    Date Time Digitized = 2008-01-24 14:54:03
    Shutter Speed Value = 0 TV
    Aperture Value = 6 AV
    Exposure Bias Value = ±0EV
    Max Aperture Value = F4
    Metering Mode = Pattern
    Light Source = unknown
    Flash = Off
    Focal Length = 10mm
    Subsec Time = 0.90"
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    Subsec Time Digitized = 0.90"
    Color Space = Uncalibrated
    Exif Image Width = 700
    Exif Image Height = 700
    Sensing Method = One-chip color area sensor
    File Source = DSC
    Scene Type = A directly photographed image
    CFA Pattern = [G,B],
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    Custom Rendered = Normal process
    Exposure Mode = Manual exposure
    White Balance = Auto white balance
    Digital Zoom Ratio = 1x
    Focal Length In 35mm Film = 15mm
    Scene Capture Type = Normal
    Gain Control = None
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    Thumbnail = 160 x 160


    Aye, but just getting into a conversation.;)
     
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    Realy like the second too :)

    How did you get all that exif data?
     
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    load in this http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/

    and paste the picture in. :smashin:
     
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    Nice shots.

    Is the first one on the A39 between Porlock and Lynmouth?

    The second is nice - tricky looking exposure, but you've managed to hold on to detail nicely. Is it me though, or does that water appear to be running uphill?
     
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    Nice shots.....No2 is a beauty.....nice effect with the water.

    icemanonline :thumbsup:
     
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    First one for me. Very nice indeed with that light shaft brightening everything up and the other shafts of light in the distance. Lovely.

    2nd one is technically very nice but not as striking as the first IMHO.
     
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    I like the first one, it's a shot that that you had to be there at that exact time to capture. And you did.
     
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    Love the second one :smashin: , did you use any ND filters to slow the exposure?
     
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    I like the light in the far distance of the 1st one but think the nearest "shaft" looks a little too much like a flash reflection off a window IMO.
     
  17. dazza74

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    Pretty certain I used the B+W ND 106 for this as it was to bright at the time for the polariser to handle the exposure.
     
  18. dazza74

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    I pulled into a small car park on the left about 3 miles short of heddon valley if I remember rightly. When you get to the top there's a triangular rock and a mound of like broken bricks and stones, got the impression it's a fairly popular visitors spot as the car park was a resonable size.

    When I next visit I'll have a look at the water, it could well have been going up a slight incline as there was a small incline leading upto the bridge.

    EDIT :

    Picture of the rock I was referring to :

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  19. Fozzybear

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    Looks like an ordinance survey triangulation pillar to me - you find them all over and they're marked on the OS maps.

    Wonderful place - I went to Lynmouth last summer (well... it was more like winter in all the rain!) and thought the area was superb! Was really wet when we headed out to Minehead but I got a few shots around County Gate. I had to seriously de-waterdrop this one though!

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  20. dazza74

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    Nice pic "Fozzybear". Thanks for clearing up what the triangular rocks are :rolleyes: May and June last year were the best month's down here, I visited Lynmouth at the beginning of June and it was a scorching day.
     

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