Thanks Woody - btw lovely shot of the terminal I'd like to photogrpah that scene one day, and perfect use of an Alpa.
Thanks Graham and Thierry!
Most (wide angle) landscapes, I consider, would have been better taken with a longer focal length... did you take (or consider taking) alternative versions of this with longer lenses?
What shutter speed did you use ¿I am wondering if the reflections might have been clearer with a shorter exposure?
Thank you everyone for the kind replies.
Dick, I did shoot different focal lengths a bit earlier before the colors really started to pop. If I want tighter framing than I have to put my DB on the phase body and all that. I've really tried to slow my shooting down lately because often times I don't get to enjoy the scene with my own eyes because I'm fiddling with camera parts. There was not a lot I could do about smoothing the water out due to ducks coming and going and breezes. Shot was @ 1/15, f/11, iso 50.
Taken yesterday with my Hy6, Leaf Aptus II 7 afi, and Zeiss 50mm F4 at Ruth Lake in Utah's High Unitas mountains.
I love the image and the immensity and grandeur it portrays ... I can easily envision it as a 8 or 10 foot wide print ... breathtaking if it has the resolution to hold up (which with the p45 probably would be pretty good).
It is a lovely image as it is, and stitched and printed 16 foot wide it would be awesome - partly as you could approach the picture and enjoy "pictures within the picture".I love the image and the immensity and grandeur it portrays ... I can easily envision it as a 8 or 10 foot wide print ... breathtaking if it has the resolution to hold up (which with the p45 probably would be pretty good).
With a 200, 300 or 400mm lens you could also get wonderful pictures in atmospheric conditions that gave you the definition in the distance.
While the additional detail may offer some additional depth and clarity, it really would only be visible in large prints, certainly not in a web jpeg, but the overall image would be basically the same regarding perspective/atmospheric conditions/compression.
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Macoberly - Maligne Lake, that's sensational! Congratulations.
Thanks Macoberly and David!
Some really beautiful images here - Macoberly and PeterA.
I recieved my IQ180 back just today - its cold and windy here in South East Queensland today, but still had to get out and try the new back. The two attached images are with the 645DF using the SK 55 LS lens.
We were talking about 12 foot enlargements - not web jpegs.
Stitching can give less improvement than the increase you might hope for from the increase in pixel count... due to straightening pan-and-stitch images or decreased lens edge res with shift-and-stitch images... but my initial comment was mostly about getting a narrower angle of view with increased detail.
I think taste is an important point. I really like both, wide and closer landscapes. It always depends on the subject. I would not change anything about the shot.
I try to stitch when ever possible. It just gives me a way to print large and show amazing details even in 1,5 by 3 meters.
But the near focus limit is 0.114 miles, so, in this picture, with no important subject matter that close, you could manage without tilt to get the foreground in focus!
Some street snaps from Istanbul... Shot with P25 on Mamiya 645, 80mm f/1.9, ISO100
i gotta ask...no footprints?
Challenge with MF to get those tighter compositions, compression, and atmospheric effects etc. is there are not many good lens options.
A few Maui images using the IQ180 and Cambo RS:
Ed, LOVE that last image!!!
Woody, I also love all those images!!!!
Ed, I love'm too - the first especially.
The first gets my vote Ed.
Some wildflowers from the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
The first is Day Lily, the second two are Queen's Lady Slipper (Cypripedium Reginae), our showiest orchid.
Black sand beach near Hana, Maui.
IQ180/HR23 cropped to 6x17
Another from earlier this morning.
I am loving these images.
I think Joe McNally said, if you want to take some great photos, put your self infront of something real interesting - or something to that effect.
You certainly put yourself in front of some great material.
A recent image from a trip to Ouray CO
We covered that road three times in the last three days. Left Lahaina at 2am to get the sunrise image. I had to stop several times and I had never had a problem with motion sickness before. Something about that road in the dark.
Went the back way once which is not bad starting from the crater.
Sunset at Monument Valley
S2 + 70mm (stiched out of 4 photos)
It is beautiful here on Maui in the area around Hana. I always freak a little at the start of a trip until I get a good image or two in the bag. Now I can relax and enjoy the rest of the trip. Most of Maui is like a desert, the crater forces the moisture out on the Northeast quarter if the island. I'm headed to Kuai which is supposed to be more green and pristine.