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Subject: [Leica] your basic end of summer shot
From: hoppyman at (Geoff Hopkinson)
Date: Mon Aug 25 18:51:33 2008
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Ken that is a magnificent set of clouds you've got there.
Your first offence is that I wasn't with you, with suitable cold drink
Your second offence is that I would love to have seen the top of the cloud
mass included. However I can see that you needed the foreshore part in your
frame. If you have any room in the full frame you could easily horizontally
compress slightly if you want to preserve a particular ratio. (move the near
shoreline up). I don't think the crop is that critical though in this case.
The exposure, however arrived at looks more than fine to me.
My second impression after a WOW at the light, is that the shot needs about
1 degree (guessing cos I usually miss by about that much) clockwise
However that impression is partly because the water on left appears to slope
down. In fact I think it has a very subtle curve in relation to the far
shore, which is probably exactly accurate. But the thicker band of land
there exacerbates the perception. Depends where your eye settles as the
level reference. I just measured it and you can set your horizontal via the
water line or the skyline, being about 1 degree CW or .5 degree CW
Did I mention WOW? 


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Ken Carney
Sent: Tuesday, 26 August 2008 11:26
To: 'Leica Users Group'
Subject: [Leica] your basic end of summer shot

We have the world's most ordinary little lake, so I gave it the full
treatment yesterday.  HDRI (hand-held at least), plus a little Ektachrome
100G via Alien Skin Exposure 2.  This is the way I would like to see it.
Was this wrong?  


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