Shots from around where I live (long exposure's and B&W v Colour shoot out!)

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  1. allymac123

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    I bacically live right next to the pentland hills in Edinburgh but I've never made much of an effort to take any photos of them. Well as I'm going back to windy Lincoln next week I though I'd better make the effort so popped the bike in the car (it's uphill all the way :D) and then went to find some stuff worth photographing.

    I'm not usually very big on converting my pics to B&W but I thought i'd give this set a try. Usually I stere clear of it as I feel like I'm throwing away all that lovely colour that I spend ages waiting for to appear. I've included both versions anyway :rolleyes: so hope you don't mind :D

    #1 - 12mm | 131s | F13 | ISO 100 | CPL + ND8
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    #2 - 12mm | 138s | F9 | ISO 100 | CPL + ND8
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    #3 - 18mm | 1/30s | F9 | ISO 100 | CPL
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    #4 - 55mm | 1/13s | F5.6 | ISO 200
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    Just in case anybody cared the B&W were converted by manually adjusting the colour sliders in CS3's B&W conversion layer.
     
  2. onefivenine

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    Wow that last shot is a stunning composition, I really like both versions. Great vanishing point, I can feel the road going up and down. :thumbsup:
     
  3. SweetGirl

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    These are FANTASTIC Ally....

    My favourite one has to be number 4....really love the angle you have taken this photo....
     
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    Hi Ally

    Prefer the colour images to the B&Ws (especially those deep blues with the CPL). Anyway, #4 is a stunning image. Get it put on a canvas and stick it on the wall. Superb :smashin:
     
  5. jonnypb

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    rwally good set of pics, the colour ones do work better though :thumbsup:
     
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    Lovely shots Ally - I prefer the B/W ones. Somehow the colour ones look a little too saturated. However, you seem to have lost a tiny bit of highlight detail in the conversions, and picked up some interesting noise in the sky of No3. Looks like the blue channel has been pushed a little far in the process of boosting the sky?

    Anyway, great shots - can't believe you've not been up there before -I coudl spend hours at that location. :D
     
  7. chrisgeary

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    how high off the ground was the camera in the last shot?
     
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    Absolutely fantastic shots Ally!!

    Cant really pick a favourite to be honest cos I love both the colour and B&W in them all!!

    Well captured all round!
     
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    They're all great but that last one is superb. :smashin:
    The use use of DOF really leads you up the road.
     
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    Number 4 is a stunner! :thumbsup:

    I think both versions of it work, but the B&W makes the trees look more creepy!
     
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    The coloured #4 for me. An awesome photo!!
     
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    like the first two in colour, the last two in b&w. All are very nice indeed.

    For me the light in the first two is really nice, which is lost somewhat in the conversion to b&w.
     
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    An interesting exercise. Some shots just lend themselves to B&W and some dont.

    Here's my take:

    #1 - looks better in B&W. The colour one is a bit dull by comparison. Nice reflected light on the rocks which brings out the foreground.
    #2 - not sure I like either of these compared to #1 :confused:
    #3 - nice shot - good light on the colour one which is lost on the B&W one, but the B&W one looks a bit more powerful. Both good - cant decide :smashin:
    #4 - definitely the colour one. Nice light on the trees. Good composition. The B&W one could be made to look quite menacing, especially with the addition of a small child wandering alone down the road and some dark gradients at the top.

    Tobers
     
  14. allymac123

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    Thanks very much for the comments guys (and girl) much appreciated :thumbsup:

    None of these have had the saturation boosted much at all. The light was really warm and the sky really blue which made a rather pleasent chnage. I do agree with you that they look quite saturated though.

    About the location - I know it's strange I've not really done much photography up there. The problem is that its reasonably spread out and away from the car park which means you can't get too caught up waiting for sunset or you'll never ever make it back!!!! :devil: SO it's bacially been a case waiting for some nice weather which, this summer, has been a bit think on the ground.

    umm It wasn't off the ground :rotfl:. I was lying on my 6 pack :cool: on the road with the camera on the tarmac aswell. It's only a pain you can't do that when your camera's 10cm above the water in the minging reservoir water :eek:
     
  15. mikeycubed

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    I know that hare hill well, a murder to cycle up but great fun coming back down!
    Great shots.
     
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    Great shots Ally. Love the colour version of #4 especially. :thumbsup:
     
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    No 4 - great stuff.
     
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    The B&W versions add definition to the rocks in the first couple but I do prefer the colour versions of them all. I'm with you on the B&W aspect too, I'm loathed to lose a load of colour too :)
     
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    Nice set ally.
    I can only add to the#4 comments very nice and worth every mouthful of grit:)

    Im a fan of Black and white...but I prefer the colour versions of this particular set.

    Sounds like a hairy place at night too:eek:
     
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