Inspired by Gordon who was inspired by Steve...

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  1. Tobers

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    Went for a cycle this evening. I was after catching the warm sunset light. Ideal conditions, hazy sky, no low clouds, so the sun got bigger and redder as it sank towards the horizon. I wanted to see how it would compare with the dawn shots from last week.

    Being devoid of original thought, I stuck my 50mm on as well, put the camera in a bum-bag and headed for the river Wey just down the road. I didn't spot Gordon's barge, but headed towards Guildford. It is just supremely pretty down that way, with very few people there apart from a lady walking alone who I'm sure thought I was stalking her - I'd cycle past, stop to take some pics and she'd walk past me, then I'd cycle past her again etc etc...

    Anyway, the light was indeed lovely. Quite "warm" making the greens glow quite well. Not as dramatic as dawn with all the mist. I had to bump up the ISO on a few of these as it was quite dark in amongst the trees. Did minimal levels & a tad of saturation in Photoshop, otherwise they are as they came out of the camera.

    #1 boardwalk
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    #2 boardwalk again
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    #3 big tree
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    #4 tank traps
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    #5 pretty house with boat hoist
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    So, got fresh air, got some exercise, and took some photos. Cant be bad. Should have stopped off at the pub as well.

    Cheers

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    Didnt bum-bags go out in the 80's :D cant believe you still got one of those...ps they are referred as waist bags :)

    Nice photos indeed.

    first one has to be my favorite.

    Didn't realize Guildford was so pretty.
     
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    Very pretty Images,... :thumbsup:

    ....this biking off with your camera is getting very infectious

    and Anita is right..the last time I said "Bum-Bag" I was instantly rewarded with frowns! by the womenfolk:devil:

    The PP is very effective too ( almost HDR like) Postcard type treatment

    Just a few queries. With the fast 50mm and light, why did you need to bump up the ISO (not that it shows)

    I was trying to see Efix but it seems the PP has removed it:)

    Oh....after a healthy dose of fresh air and cycling you really don't want the Pub!!:D
     
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    Excellent shots. #4 is the best of the bunch for me. Desaturate slightly and I'm back playing "Call of Duty 3" on the 360!

    Hmmm. I have a bike and a local canal. Tempting! May just end up at the Swan in Ash Vale too.

    Cheers.
     
  5. Tobers

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    I had to bump up the ISO as I didn't want the aperture too wide (too shallow DOF), so was ending up with a shutter speed under 1/60th. I did use a wide aperture on the tank trap shot though.

    Bum-bag must be better than the American "fanny pack" surely? Anyway, this is a high-tech piece of kit with nice alloy buckles and such like.
     
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    Really like #4, very nice :smashin:

    Actually, really like #5 too :clap:

    Lovely shots.
     
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    So you were using AV to keep the aperture under "control" then : It Worked quite well
    Yes , that does have that kind of bokeh

    Another one I havent heard in a while ....:rotfl:
     
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    Yep - spot on, using aperture mode and then tweaking ISO to get a decent shutter speed.
     

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