A Nice afternoon stroll……..

Its half term in school and I have a week off work so I have been decorating since the weekend and as the sun was shining late this afternoon I took a break and went out for a stroll with my camera.The Autumn colours are great but I decided to take a 3 shot bracketed shot of the Lake just to see if I could show the full range as I saw it.

I don’t think it looks too over cooked, comments appreciated……..

Nikon D300s,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 VC

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Film shooter in the Garw Valley…….

A self portrait shot with my Lubitel 166 medium format using kodak Portra 400.

I realised that landscape photography was not this cameras strong point as most of the photographs were very soft indeed.

It may have been my fault as I shot them on infinity stopped down to f11 to f22 thinking that would give me the best results but obviously not, unless the camera has a fault.

All the closer shots were far sharper and contrasty, well you live and learn and I really like using the camera so I will pick my subject matter a little more carefully next time.

I have loaded some Fuji Neopan 400 next so lets see what that brings…….

A Garw walk after the rain……

Went out for a little walk tonight after the rain with the hopes of catching the last rays of sun before it disappeared behind the mountain.

I didn’t want to take out the tripod so I bracketed 3 exposures in camera and shot on continuous high and hoped for the best.

Processed in Photomatix.

Nikon D7000,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8      1/160-320-640sec  f7.1  iso 400

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Along the cycle path……

Taken a little further down the cycle track near Pontyrhyl new stone walls erected with what looks like railway tracks(not 100% certain) with embossed writing referring to the Garw valley ( I am going to find out the actual story about this monument).

Nikon D7000,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8      1/60sec  f5  iso 400

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Try in the corner………….

A shot from tonight’s match. We don’t have floodlights up here in Pontycymer so this was shot at 5000 iso at f2.8 on a Nikon D7000.

With a little bit of noise reduction it holds up pretty well.

Nikon D7000,  Nikkor 80-200 f2.8      1/800sec  f2.8  iso 5000

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