Kiril Varbanov wrote:Phil, the second image is awesome - it has composition, a story to tell, it fits in the 9 squares, and I love the darkness of the car. Did you edit the image somehow or this is the original shot?
Thanks Kiril! To answer your question: No, the pictures are untouched and not edited in anyway (besides the obvious crop/resize). The fun thing about those pictures is that I actually drove out that day just to do a bit of photography in the alps - which is about a 2 hour drive from where I live. I didn't know yet which spot I wanted to choose to take pictures, so I ended up stoping in various places to find the perfect spot. These pictures happened along the way.
One of the better shots that night was in the same location as the 2nd shot (guess this shows how many hours I actually remained in that particular spot, go figure...
Grimselpass, Nikon D700 + AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED @ 14mm | f/2.8 | 30s | iso 1600
I actually revisited this exact spot last year when I got my D800, mainly to do a 1:1 comparison (since I had one of these printed in big size). Let me just say, the originals at its full 36MPixel resolution is staggering
, which unfortunately these resized versions don't do justice:
Grimselpass, Nikon D800 + AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED @ 14mm | f/2.8 | 30s | iso 1250
Here are some others pictures:
Hamilton from Eau Rouge, Nikon D700 + AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II @ 200mm | f/2.8 | 1/200 | iso 200
Zermatt 2014, Nikon D800 + AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm @ 14mm | f/11 | 25s | iso100
Del Boy wrote:Therefore I like the topic but as an enthusiast can I suggest that you include some exposure detail along with pictures. If you look at GP week most of photographs include Shutter speed, F no, focal length, ISO. If you use PS or Nikon NX2 all of the data is there.
Sorry if this sounds like me being a grumpy old man but if you have taken a great shot I want to know how!
Good point. I was going to include them, but didn't have them at hand (these are actually resizes from an earlier JPEG resize I had lying around on my work PC, so no EXIF data) and didn't think getting them from the original RAW files warranted the effort, considering these pictures aren't doing anything all that fancy. Also, admittedly, I'm not used to giving out this kind of detail about my pictures since I don't usually post them in the public domain (no flickr or facebook).......