7th February 2020 - Experimenting

by Stephanie February. 10, 2020 454 views

Today I decided to take a leaf from a friend (Thanks for the idea, Helen!) and shoot with just a single prime lens. In this instance a 105mm f/2.8. Although it took a little getting used to, with the results not by any means perfect, I was quite pleased with some of the images achieved. All critical comments appreciated, photography is a learning journey and whether you're a professional photographer or a keen amateur, tell me which you like or where you see problems I may have missed. I've tried minimal post processing on this occasion: lens profile, white balance and some cropping of artefacts around the edge of the frame.

A bright but chilly and slightly hazy day, this view sets the scene with woodland, water and iconic architecture.

A bright but chilly and slightly hazy day, this view sets the scene with woodland, water and iconic architecture.

Coping with overhead shade well, I still managed to get plenty of colour and detail in the rest of the scene.

Coping with overhead shade well, I still managed to get plenty of colour and detail in the rest of the scene.

Entering the wooded area, following paths beside the river I found some lovely, low sunlight .

Entering the wooded area, following paths beside the river I found some lovely, low sunlight .

I was please with the way reflections in a small stream were handled well.

I was please with the way reflections in a small stream were handled well.

The low sun really made these leaves remaining on small oak trees glow!

The low sun really made these leaves remaining on small oak trees glow!

Lush green grass and snaking paths meander along......

Lush green grass and snaking paths meander along......

... then open up to a sailing boat storage facility. The first time I wasn't able to 'focus with my feet' and chopped the mast head off! (The choice was that, or getting rather wet with a steep drop into the river if I moved further back)

... then open up to a sailing boat storage facility. The first time I wasn't able to 'focus with my feet' and chopped the mast head off! (The choice was that, or getting rather wet with a steep drop into the river if I moved further back)

Picturesque, I love being by water but not sure I'd like the high tide quite so close to my front door?

Picturesque, I love being by water but not sure I'd like the high tide quite so close to my front door?

Rust, Moss and Lichen cover this half submerged anchor.

Rust, Moss and Lichen cover this half submerged anchor.

Something spooked this flock of birds!

Something spooked this flock of birds!

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Liz Happer 1 year, 2 months ago

Well done. I particularly like no 8 and 10. Think they both worked well

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Stephanie Replied to Liz Happer 1 year, 2 months ago

Thanks Liz, I normally use this lens for Marco work, so was quite pleased with how some of the 'landscape' ones turned out!

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