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A couple from London

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by mmacleodbrown, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. mmacleodbrown

    mmacleodbrown SC Regular

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    Oct 10, 2010
    London
    On the way to work this morning, the dawn light was really nice, lent a pinkish glow to everything..

    A couple from Vauxhall bridge

    I have always loved Battersea Power station, it really is an iconic building..

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    Then on the way home, from Regents Park

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    And one more from just along from Battersea bridge, this was at a higher ISO and you can see where the S95 struggles a little bit, even with a tabletop tripod..

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    Thought it was about time I stopped asking questions and posted some pictures :biggrin:
     
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  2. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Excellent Start. The Last one works for me.

    Steve
     
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  3. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    I love the Battersea Power Station one. The light is just superb!!!! Nice shots!
     
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  4. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    Those are all beautiful images Martin.
     
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  5. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    well done - you have started to "motor"

    is that a helicopter I see in the second image?
     
  6. mmacleodbrown

    mmacleodbrown SC Regular

    197
    Oct 10, 2010
    London
    Not sure, I will have a look zoomed in when i get home tonight..

    Cheers for all the comments everyone :biggrin:
     
  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I like the first two, the second better for the closer framing. That's just GOT to be the power station used on Pink Floyd's "Animals" album cover with the floating pig between the stacks. Any idea if it is?

    -Ray
     
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  8. kathyh

    kathyh SC Top Veteran

    734
    Jul 13, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Kathy
    I like the second best. The power station is more clearly the main focus but the boats on the river add a little foreground interest.
     
  9. mmacleodbrown

    mmacleodbrown SC Regular

    197
    Oct 10, 2010
    London
    Yes, that is the powerstation that they used for the album cover...
     
  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Martin, these all look great but we need to see them in a much larger form, please? There is no way one can fully appreciate the details and light and beauty in these images when they are this small - and we want to. That pinkish glow on the power station shots is lovely.

    So, when you can, I'd be forever grateful if you'd share all your pictures in a much larger form. There, I promise I won't harangue you again - I promise!:wink:
     
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  11. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    BB - wait until he starts using his DSLR - his LX5 is only a small camera
     
  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Pshaw! Bill, there are plenty of us who use the LX5 and the S90 and S95... All these serious compacts need to have their images shown in their full glory, how else can we appreciate them?:biggrin:
     
  13. mmacleodbrown

    mmacleodbrown SC Regular

    197
    Oct 10, 2010
    London
    The problem with larger images is that they show up the errors in technique.. :smile:

    But how can I refuse when asked so nicely?

    They are now larger and the link to download the full size jpeg is there as well, I still have the RAW files, so maybe can improve them a bit, but Im wary of doing anything that might destroy that light, as it really was a beautiful pink dawn.

    Bill - I have the S95, not the LX5 as it was just a teeny bit to big for my pocket...
     
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  14. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    See, I knew it! They're stunning in their full glory!:bravo-009: Thank you thank you! There appears to be a problem with the third one. You should try embedding that code again. Just found you on Flickr, too.:biggrin:

    These photographs look wonderful Martin! Of your "pinks" my favorite is the second with the boat heading towards us. I also am smitten with that night shot of the cityscape and water. Really nicely done.

    As for losing anything in RAW usually it's the other way around - you gain, but you do need to have good software and I can't remember what you're using. Keep the RAW files because even though you don't believe it now - 9 times out of 10 you can bring out even more beauty. Is it necessary, no...not all the time, not to some folks anytime, but you might enjoy checking it out when you have the proper software.

    Meanwhile congratulations on a lovely set!!!:th_salute:
     
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  15. mmacleodbrown

    mmacleodbrown SC Regular

    197
    Oct 10, 2010
    London
    Why thank you BB - appreciated.. :biggrin:
    I need to sort out my collection as I have nearly 600 photo's on the S95 of which 85-90% are throw away, so before I get to serious with lightroom, I need to have a clear out.
    thanks for the heads up, as I will keep any RAW files for pictures that I like or think I can repair..
    I cycle past the powerstation every day, so I will be keeping an eye on it as each day the light is different, so expect some more at some point as it is one of my favourite buildings. It was a sunset behind it that made me buy my S95 in the first place as I was sick of seeing it and not having a camera..
    I plan on taking my dslr down to redo that night cityscape, as my poor S95 really struggled with that one, alot of noise at 800 ISO, so I will try again (once I have my head round the multitude of options that the K20D gives me..)

    I left the 3rd one intentionally as it looked pretty poor when I looked at it full size. It is on my list as one to learn from and retake at some point..
     
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  16. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill

    S95 - me too - in my pocket most of the time - not too much control over the f values - but a great little camera that make big pictures

    nothing at all wrong with your technique - keep shooting

    Cheers
     
  17. mmacleodbrown

    mmacleodbrown SC Regular

    197
    Oct 10, 2010
    London
    yeah, Im struggling with that a little bit as I cant see much value in taking it off 'auto' mode, as there isn't that much I can do to change a shot..
    My preferred method is to take the first shot in auto and then try a range of f-stops and see what it gives me..
     
  18. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    No, Martin what I meant is that it is not showing up properly for me - I am on Safari. I'll check it on Firefox but about a third of the way down the photo becomes large blocks of grey for me.

    Keep up the great work!
     
  19. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Grey Day in London

    Tagging these two on to this thread as they were also taken in London. The light is very different though! NEX 5 and 16mm kit lens. (Taken through the cab windows).

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  20. summerkl

    summerkl SC Veteran

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    Oct 11, 2010
    Vancouver, Canada
    Kevin
    Christilou, Great unique perspective on your shots - I get the feeling of being in the cab too :)
     
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