first nice'ish pic with 135mm pawnshop lens

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by RickB, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. RickB

    RickB Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 15, 2012
    Cropped a bit, and some newb style fiddling w/ sliders in Lightroom3


    really need to grab a VF2 for my ep2 to help with focussing i think
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  2. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 2, 2012
    Very nice....awesome composition. Fav...
  3. chasm

    chasm Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 2, 2010
    Bravo! Beautiful photo. You will find a viewfinder makes things greatly easier, but from what you've already achieved I'd say no rush!
  4. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 25, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Nice landscape! Creative use of the long lens, bravo.
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  5. RickB

    RickB Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 15, 2012
    thanks guys! :smile:
  6. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
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    Which 135mm did you pick up?
  7. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
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    My suggested tweaks of values.

    Wow! That's amazing. Where are you to have large water fowl in the foothills?
    The composition is fabulous, but the contrast between mid-range grays and white values is weak.

    Other than 135mm, what lens is it?

    Here is my tweak of the levels in Photoshop to pop a bit more life into your composition. Input levels are 0 - 0.74 (from 1.00) -236 from (255). I didn't push it very far. If I had time I would then dodge the line of trees to restore their detail. This example is=s just a reference starting point.

    Let me know if you wish me to delete it.

  8. RickB

    RickB Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 15, 2012
    Crdome- that does lend more weight to the image, very nice.

    I live a little south of Bozeman, Montana. I believe those are SandhillCranes, we've been seeing quite a few pairs of them around lately.

    This is the lens i used for this shot

    For this shot i got lucky as most of my other shots with it that day weren't very usable.

    Thanks guys!