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My assumption has been: "The sky is big, so you need a wide-angle lens, right?" But maybe

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Jock Elliott, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    that assumption is wrong.

    We were at the overlook at Oakwood cemetery, and I was trying to frame the shot. Finally, zooming in was the only thing that seemed to work.

    I captured this at 75mm equivalent:

    FZ200_Oakwood_010_Medium_.JPG

    But it lacked contrast and had too much foreground, so I ran it through Picasa, cropped it and hit the "I'm feeling lucky" button:

    FZ200_Oakwood_010-001_Medium_.JPG

    It still didn't have enough punch to suit me, so I tried Dynamic Contrast in Perfect Effects 8:

    FZ200_Oakwood_010-001_copy_1024x625.

    I think the 75mm (e) perspective works decently, but I am open to suggestions for improvements of any kind.

    Cheers, Jock
     
  2. RichardP

    RichardP SC Regular

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    Oct 13, 2010
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  3. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Richard,

    I checked out both the wide angle and telephoto tutorials. Even though I have been taking pictures for many years, I may have been operating under some bogus assumptions in trying to capture the grandeur of the sky.

    Thanks for the link!

    Cheers, Jock
     
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