Discussion in 'Lens-Specific Photo Archive' started by morhafren, Nov 13, 2017.
14mm f/2.8 1/2 sec f/11 ISO-200
Really nice shot apart from that running water. Can we ban smooth water ?
Thanks, Barry. Fair point - I've always been split down the middle on that issue myself. I seem to remember the motivation here was the contrast which could be made between the still pool in the foreground and the rushing water of the river if the shutter was open long enough. So I did take a few "non-milky" shots as well!
Glad to see you with more shots from your 14. You are tempting me, yet again, to get one too! How are you feeling these days?
All the best, Peter
P.s. Have you seen the David Hurn exhibition yet, well worth going to see.
Its just a personal thing.......along with heavy handed HDR. I see that Dan Bailley has just posted a shot with the dreaded Smooth water.
To me it seems like a party trick that everyone knows. I did like the rest of the pic
Thanks, Peter. Do get one - you won't regret it. Price is still quite high, though - date of introduction to the range seems to make no difference to what you pay for good glass! The usual second-hand sites don't seem to have any available, either. Recovery is going well, thanks - I'm regularly taking the 16-55mm f/2.8 out as well - good combination with the 14. No problem carrying both around now. Thanks for the reminder of the David Hurn exhibition - where in the National Museum is it?
Thanks, Barry. Must say that smooth water which looks like a layer of steam mistily drifting around rocks is too far from reality for me. Well-performed HDR with the right subjects and lighting can be great, though.
Glad to know you seem to be back in the spirit of things. Good on you, keep it up. For the David Hurn exhibition, turn left as you go in, go up the steps facing you, then turn left, gallery is next on your right. Did you see the recent BBC tv programme about him? Fascinating, he is a very fit 83 year old, there’s hope for all of us! From what I can make out, this particular gallery is now going to be used permanently for photo exhibitions. If true, that is great news indeed.
Thanks for the information, Peter!