Morning mist

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One of my first G1 shots with the 14 45

Morning mist here
F5.6 1/4000 -1/3 AWB ISO400 14mm
no pp - jpeg straight out of the camera

Would welcome any comments for improvements etc., - the more critical the better

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Hi Bill,

these are just gut instinct observations - please just take them to stimulate your own thoughts / this discussion.

I like the tones at the base of the trees, but the bottom part of the image is just too dark and lacking in interest to make it worth keeping... how does the crop below affect the image for you?

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Thanks Brian, comments really appreciated as i am trying to improve and take "my hobby" far more seriously.

I found the only interest out there this morning, (whilst taking my 30 min walk with my wife), was the morning sun.

I was trying to catch the "silvery" path of the morning sun coming through the trees in the bottom part.

If I start messing around in Light room anything can happen - maybe scrap it and have another go! should be the answer
 

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It's really good if you can find reflective ground (e.g. grass, water, snow etc) and then shoot more into the sun to strengthen the shadows - also be aware of perspective to get more drama in the shot - either shooting downwards or upwards to get those angles going...

For example - a recent shot in the snow...

E-P1 + 20mm f1.7
1/3200s f/5.6 at 20.0mm iso200
View attachment 140826

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Bill,
Brian has a useful crop. This is one of the aesthetic issues that 4/3 brings to the table. Most shooters come from 35mm or 3/2 format. Brian's is close to that.
Your doing nothing wrong, don't worry about that....it's just one needs to pay more attention to the dynamic of the rectangle with 4/3 cameras...there's a completely different dynamic going on....

Don
 

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any better or is it now too "washed out"

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Much better... perhaps squeeze a bit more depth out of the shadows - Bill do you have the raw file you could share? I'd love to show you what I mean...

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No RAW

I will start taking them in RAW

I just wanted to "have a go" this morning - as i had just got the G1

M4/3 to Nikon F adapter just arrived

Is it OK to start threads like this and ask for comments and help - if so that is just what I am after
 

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Bill, hope you don't mind that I moved these posts here to a new thread and added a thread title. There were a few unrelated discussions going on in that other thread.
 

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No RAW

I will start taking them in RAW

I just wanted to "have a go" this morning - as i had just got the G1

M4/3 to Nikon F adapter just arrived

Is it OK to start threads like this and ask for comments and help - if so that is just what I am after
Bill, this is exactly why we created this section! so more than OK :2thumbs:

No worries about the lack of raw - if you want a raw converter which is photography orientated (rather than a pixel editor) - Lightzone is fabulous for the G1.

Well worth at least a free trial, and will give you much more dynamic range... here's an example :

G1 + Lumix 14-45
1/500s f/6.3 at 45.0mm iso100
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I like the original photograph, Bill. For me, the strength is in the backlit trees, and I wonder how this would look if you had shifted a half step to block out the sun behind the tree it is currently adjacent to. It might have had more impact without our view of the sun as so prominent an element of the photo.
 

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Thanks Brian, (again)

I have not used any of the supplied software with the G1

Just for your info and comments I do the following

Download the images from the G1 onto my computer just using the desktop in XP Pro and dragging them from my computer to a newly created folder

If I want to take them any further, I have CS2 and an early version of Lightroom, (1.3), which I am thinking about upgrading - I will stick with CS2 as I have the suite, (including Adobe Bridge which I find useful), and upgrading for me would be a waste of money as I am not experienced enough even to use 20% of what Photoshop CS2 offers.

Is there anything useful on the Panasonic disc that is I am not covering in the above?

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I think that Silkypix should also be present on your system disk.

I could never get on with Silkypix - the user interface was a bit quirky for my liking.

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Brian
 

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another shot i took at the same time - I was trying to get a dark, yet sun coming through effect - trying to have all the interest in the pattern and tones of the trunks and branches

(cropped to follow Brians suggestion) - but that's it - Oh! of course there is an "interloper" on the left edge

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another shot i took at the same time - I was trying to get a dark, yet sun coming through effect - trying to have all the interest in the pattern and tones of the trunks and branches
That's exactly what I was getting at regarding the first photograph. I think it works very well!
 

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One of my first G1 shots with the 14 45

Morning mist here
F5.6 1/4000 -1/3 AWB ISO400 14mm
no pp - jpeg straight out of the camera

Would welcome any comments for improvements etc., - the more critical the better

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Hi Bill,

I prefer the original composition, in my view it is pretty near perfect. It just needs the foreground shadows lifting a little, without lightening the rest of the image. I hope you don't mind, but I took the liberty of having a go:-

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I used the Highlights/Shadows adjustment in Elements to lighten the shadows by 15 and darken the highlights by 18. I also gave a slight boost to the contrast and re-sharpened the foreground slightly. What do you think? :smile:
 

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