Inspired by Steve, went for a cycle.

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  1. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    I've been a little stressed of late and have been feeling that I am getting rather out of shape. The guys on the Scottish meet have seen the evidence for the latter. So I got on my bike last couple of late afternoons to exlore and get fit. Found a path down by the river Wey near where I live. I took my nifty fifty as the sole lens with a view to making me work to find images. Only took the camera on yesterdays trip.

    Here are a couple so far.

    Dissused barge was tied up beside a lock so I boarded her in pirate stylee and started to snap.
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    24-Apr-2007 17:36:53
    Make Canon
    Model Canon EOS 5D
    Flash Used No
    Focal Length 50 mm
    Exposure Time 1/25 sec
    Aperture f/4.5
    ISO Equivalent 100
    Exposure Bias -1/3


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    Canon EOS 5D
    Flash Used No
    Focal Length 50 mm
    Exposure Time 1/160 sec
    Aperture f/4
    ISO Equivalent 100
    Exposure Bias -1/3
     
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    Love the colour and texture to these, very nice.:smashin:

    Martin
     
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    Hey Gordon - those are great. Are they straight from the camera, or are you post-processing them? The levels are just superb with good contrast and the fine detailing is top notch.

    I'll exchange your 5D for a nice Orange mountain bike I dont use much :D
     
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    I did a RAW conversion then adjusted levels in Photoshop and a slight curve adjustment. Applied a little unsharp mask to them..around 50% or less,

    G
     
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    Very nice Gordon. Lovely richness to the colours.
    What was the weather like? This is one of the things I'm struggling with at the moment - picking the best times of day and the best light.
     
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    Well done Gordon. It's great to get out on your bike and you always feel so much better afterwards.......great stress killer that. After a particularly stressful week at work so far I was hoping to get on mine again tomorrow but I have to go with the old dear to choose/order a gravestone for my Dads plot, so no bike riding for me.

    I too occasionally go out with just the 50mm strapped to the front of the camera and it certainly makes you look more for photos so all in all a good execise, nice one!
     
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    It was 5.30-6.3in evening. Clouded over sky and warm and humid. I'll put up a couple of random shots to show the general aspect of the area for you.

    The shots above I took knowing how I wanted them to look once converted.

    Gordon
     
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    Thanks for that Gordon. I keep avoiding bright cloudy days for my walkabout sessions because I often end up with 'nothing' skys, but it seems to be just the ticket for these detail shots.
    I decided there was too much other stuff to learn without using RAW yet, so it's just JPG for me for now.
     
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    Cloudy days are great for landscape stuff. Dull cloudy days can be really good for stuff where tone and texture are the thing like the ones above.

    Gordon
     
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    Thanks Gordon. I'm getting there :)
     
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    Gordon : nice images ::smashin: Decent PP too

    Wouldnt be out of place in that "minimalism" thread:)


    don't put off "learning " RAW it isn't always appropriate but once you start using it and incorporate it into you workflow, it will just come naturally

    If you have a Canon, Just fire up DPP or use Raw image task that integrates with Zoom browser

    For more on DPP you could do worse than spend an hr. looking as THESE

    If you don't want to be online I have them on a CD ( Keep promising to send one to bubble502:rolleyes:!)
     
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    Thanks Senu. I've just watched the RAW one and it seems quite straightforward. I'd played with the CS2 Raw software, but I think I was trying to rescue bad images. So I guess at the moment, I'm not managing to get the exposures I want, so I want to focus on that before I focus on post-processing.
     
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    @Gordon. #2 is a fantastically pleasing shot. You've managed to make old wood and rusting metal 'warm'. And it's a photo with a built in frame. What thrift!


    Superb link senu. Thanks.:thumbsup: I've not heard of this before so there may be a few others who haven't either. You should consider making a thread of this link.
     
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    Love the colors and richness of these. I'm inspired!
     

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