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A quick trip to the Viaduct....

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by TonyB, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. TonyB

    TonyB Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 6, 2010
    Balcombe Viaduct to be honest. I spent an hour there and grabbed what I could. All taken with the 12-35mm or 7-14mm with the OMD.






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  2. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    I really love the last shot, both the processing and framing/composition just "works" for me. It might look good in a color treatment similar to #2's PP as well, but I do like the B&W a lot. :2thumbs:

    Photo #2 is kind of unusual but very cool... the bricks jutting out around the wider base of the pillars contrasts with the symmetry of the rest of the image. Almost makes it look almost like a glitch in the photograph because the rest of it is so symmetrical and repetitive.
  3. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    An object lesson on finding multiple views where most people would have been satisfied with the first shot. Excellent, thank you!

    OM-D E-M5, Samyang 7.5, O9-18, P20, O40-150, O45, Fuji X100, Hadley small: enthusiastic beginner!
  4. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    the second and the last one are stunning! great stuff man!.
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  5. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Very nice, creative perspective on all.
  6. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.
    Yes, I'm also all in on #2 and the final shot. Nice work, great subject. Thoughtful approach and continued attempts netted some really interesting stuff. Post processing adds value as well, so overall great job.
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  7. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    #2 caught my breath, but all are stunning.
  8. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Really fine composition - love the B&W shots. The color shots are a bit too intense for me, but that's just personal preference - they are great shots. :cool: 
  9. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Beautiful set. Great contrast on the b&w shots.

    typed on my phone, sorry.
  10. stingx

    stingx Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 10, 2012
    Weird, NJ
    Hugh Douche
    Crazy good shots! Great post!
  11. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    What a remarkable structure, and very nicely captured.
    I have to agree with jloden, I really like black and white for this subject.
  12. TonyB

    TonyB Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 6, 2010
    Thanks Ron, as with most places it's extensively photographed. I always try to shoot something different from what I have seen before, which isn't always easy. However, the 7-14mm comes into it's own for this. It always amazes me how few people shoot UWA's. If there's one lens that's guaranteed to give me a different perspective on a frequently photographed scene it's this lens, that's why it's my favourite lens. It's the only lens I couldn't do without.
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  13. TonyB

    TonyB Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 6, 2010
    Thanks, I deliberately went for a slightly different angle on shot 2 because the straight through shot is the most common and obvious for this location.
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  14. TonyB

    TonyB Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 6, 2010
    Thanks all....

    for the kind comments, much appreciated. Most of these were handheld HDR and I found the OMD to be very effective for this. I switched to fast continuous shooting and 5 bracketed full stop exposures. I also switched IBIS off. The OMD rattles through these very quickly and Nik HDR Efex Pro is very good at removing ghosting, using the "correct" exposure as it's reference. I have now added this setup as myset 1 so I can push the Fn1 button in and the camera is setup and ready to shoot like this. The dynamic range of the OMD makes this a breeze and there is a lot of information captured in the 5 exposures.
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  15. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 22, 2011
    NIce Photos TonyB.
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  16. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Very nice, dramatic shots! Also, thanks for sharing the details on how you took these shots! Learn something new everyday!
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  17. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Nice, I'm glad I'm not the only one getting a bunch of use of HDR Efex with 5 shot exposures lately. It's easy to overdo the processing but I really like the results that are possible with HDR, when I can rein myself in. :biggrin:
  18. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Wonderful images Tony!
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