Forgot my tripod but all not lost...

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  1. julian_fraser

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    I couldn't believe it! Not strictly a pure photo-grabbing trip but we went for a drive over Dartmoor today. Naturally I took my camera but making sure there were 5 raincoats, 5 pairs of wellies and 5 packed lunches obviously threw me a little and I forgot to bring my tripod! Absolutely typical as the rivers up there are flowing high and fast at the moment.

    Anyway, I had to make do with some hand-held attempts and then went for some more everyday stuff instead...

    Changing my soft-water attempt to sepia has helped hide the lack of sharpness in the rocks & trees and has worked quite well I think:
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    Loads of kayakers out today, this was my favourite from several I took:
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    I know this is quite bright but I like the effect:
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    I like the depth of field here:
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    nice shots

    I was going to up to Dartmoor today but decided to hold off for some better weather tomozza.

    Did you see the show on BBC2 last night Eart Pilgrimage:A Year on Dartmoor.

    regards
     
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    I like the first and second the best. The toning in the first is nice as is the capture of the water.
    The composition in the second stands out as does the bright colours of the subject in comparison to the backdrop.
    Good job.
     
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    I like #1 you've done a good job there without a tripod, nice composition as well :thumbsup:

    They are all good.
     
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  6. julian_fraser

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    Thanks very much for the replies guys. I'm really pleased with them myself. I think I got 7 shots that I felt were "keepers" in the sense that they've gone up on my Flickr which I'm going to try and keep some kind of quality standard on rather than it simply be an online storage for all my photos. Anyway - it's a start!

    I'm mostly pleased that I even had the thought to do some PP with the couple that I like the most after "rescuing" - it really makes a difference. Hopefully me and Elements will become firm friends :)

    I did! Missed the first 15 minutes but really enjoyed the rest. It is beautiful up there all year round.
     
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    Keeps the enthusiasm going I find coming back with a few you like. I look on photography if nothing else as a good excuse to get out of the house personally.
     
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    A good set there and I really like that last one a lot, it's a great moment with the kiddie's fingers all over the lens. :D
     

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