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carly1979
08-17-2005, 03:05 PM
been driving past a this field for the past week or so, and kept forgetting my camera, finally remembered it today, and here are the results. i think i am quite pleased with them, but would like to hear other people's opinions/ criticisms....

http://www.the2ofus.co.uk/hay4small.jpg

http://www.the2ofus.co.uk/hay3small.jpg

http://www.the2ofus.co.uk/hay9small.jpg

http://www.the2ofus.co.uk/hay5small.jpg

robbmcaulay
08-17-2005, 03:10 PM
Woooooooooow, I really like the first one!

Where in England is this?

carly1979
08-17-2005, 03:12 PM
thank you :)

this is in sussex, about 10 minutes drive from my house- a tiny village called piddinghoe....

WannaBe_80z
08-17-2005, 03:17 PM
Amazing.

WannaBe_80z
08-17-2005, 03:18 PM
Do you have a full res of that first one? I am thinking new desktop. :)

Dricciotti
08-17-2005, 03:19 PM
The first two are great. I especially like the second one and how those lines in the field on the left look and the greenery and few trees above it.

admedia
08-17-2005, 03:20 PM
I think those are amazing too.
I really like the color in #2
DOF in #4

A question for everyone else in here. It happens to me too sometimes. See the haze at the top of the first one. Would a lens hood help to reduce that type of over exposure on top? or would a gradient-type filter be better?

Or is that really the way it should look?

nordberg
08-17-2005, 03:24 PM
great stuff carly - very rich! all of them have excellent composition. #1 and #3 have some haze which is affecting the palette a bit. and it may just be me, but none of them seem that 'crisp'. this could be your camera though, as they seem to be in focus. have you tried using a little 'unsharpen mask' on them?

EVPohovich
08-17-2005, 04:00 PM
Very nice carly, I would like to see some better focus on the side of that hay bail in #4, but still it is very nice. I just can't choose a favorite, they are all good. :thumbsup:

A lens hood would help in a case like #3 where the sky gets a little overexposed (which I like), but not in #1.....go filter there

nordberg
08-17-2005, 04:06 PM
A lens hood would help in a case like #3 where the sky gets a little overexposed (which I like), but not in #1.....go filter therereally? it seems like the same problem...
i don't have any filters or a hood...i feel so naked...

robbmcaulay
08-17-2005, 04:14 PM
A hood will only block so much light, where you have a small slither along the top as in #3

In #1 the sky takes up a fair 1/5 of the image

EVPohovich
08-17-2005, 04:17 PM
A hood will only block so much light, where you have a small slither along the top as in #3

In #1 the sky takes up a fair 1/5 of the image
Exactly...

i don't have any filters or a hood...i feel so naked...
Nor do i... :(

carly1979
08-17-2005, 04:19 PM
thank you guys for all the compliments. yeah i did notice the haziness of those 2. not sure why number 2 isn't like that....

i don't know anything about using filters or hoods, i'm just a beginner who got lucky i guess :D

nordberg
08-17-2005, 04:19 PM
know-it-alls ;)

actually, that makes sense... :)

lefteyewilly
08-17-2005, 04:23 PM
Awesome Carly...the first pic makes me want to get a bag of Combos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combos) and eat the whole thing.


(pizzeria pretzel all the way!).

Great job Carly!

carly1979
08-17-2005, 04:31 PM
Do you have a full res of that first one? I am thinking new desktop. voila! http://www.the2ofus.co.uk/hay4.jpg :)

carly1979
08-17-2005, 04:36 PM
but none of them seem that 'crisp'. this could be your camera though, as they seem to be in focus. have you tried using a little 'unsharpen mask' on them?
i hadn't really noticed that. in fact i couldn't really see it until i just started playing around with the unsharp mask, and yeah you are right- they could be crisper. never used that before- t'is good to know.. thank you :thumbsup:

robbmcaulay
08-17-2005, 04:40 PM
http://www.robbmc.com/misc/fk/hay.jpg

;)

carly1979
08-17-2005, 04:42 PM
:D thank you :D

mcmg
08-17-2005, 06:49 PM
Hey Carly,

nice shots, especially the first one.

maybe one idea is to try similar shots the first sign of blue sky after its been raining...hay is horrible for dust and some rain will clear the air and help make the picture, especially the sky, more crisp...at least that's my theory of what would happen :)