Evening on Clydeside

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  1. Resin42

    Resin42 TPF Noob!

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    Looking at the weather this evening I was faced with a choice, I could sit here and shoot the sh*t on the forum or get off my big, white butt and take some shots. Not to say you're not all lovely people but...

    C&C if you feel inclined. :)

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    I shared the view point with another photographer while I was getting the last shot, we chatted a bit and exchanged flickr usernames so I get to do the Pepsi challenge with his 350D. Came home grinning. Success!
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    All pretty neat. I think I like #7 the most. Very dramatic effects.

    I swear I saw someone else take a pic of #2 and have it not really work out that well. In fact, a number of those look familiar. I must be losing it.
     
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    I really like #2 and 7. Cant choose which one I like the most.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    All very nice; I'd lighten the bird's plumage in #1 a bit, and level the horizon in #7.
     
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    bullitt453 TPF Noob!

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    All great shots Resin. I also agree that #2 and #7 are the best of the bunch.
     
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    I'm a sucker for B&W so I definitely like #3 and #5 , however for #5, it would be nice to see what the shot would have looked like sometime during the day. #7 is very nice too.
     
  7. Resin42

    Resin42 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks very much all, glad you like.

    Yeah that was me, I tried #2 in poor light and couldn't save it, even in mono so I had another go from the other side of the bridge in better light. I couldn't get the light on the exact perspective I wanted but I'm happy with what I got. #4 is also the Glasgow Science tower which I posted on my very first C&C thread about a month ago. It was at first light with better cloud cover and a different perspective (and is actually a better shot). Well remembered.

    These are all very well photographed landmarks so I wouldn't be surprised if another Glasgow resident or visitor had posted in the past.

    #1 could maybe stand to be lightened a little but it's actually a young gull so it's plummage is very grey to begin with. #7 I looked at for a very long time for straightness. The river and skyline actually kink off to the right and when I checked the tower it was perfectly plumb in the unaltered shot (YAAAS!) so I left it as was.

    Cheers, I hould have something in slightly better light of the scene, I'll post it later today.


    I'm particularly pleased with #7. I finally found a sweet spot in the manual settings that stopped the sun flaring and preserved some foreground detail, which is something I had real problems with on my last sunset shoot, (1/80, f/16, ISO 200 if I remember) so I pretty much had could just point and shoot while the sun sank. I have tons more but this is my favourite. I think I might be half blind though.

    Thanks again.
     
  8. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, let me assure you that with a sky and sunset like that it would have been a shame had you decided to stay sitting on your "big, white butt" (you call it that yourself! ;)), only in order to keep chatting with the people on TPF ... :wink:

    What is the structure we see in 4?
    I must say that I personally like that one quite a bit!
     
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    I live in Glasgow and it is real cool to see shots of things that I see every day. The bridge shot #2 is really cool. To me that bridge is not near as beautiful in real life. Great job.
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Aha! So I wasn't losing my mind. Well, not this time anyway. :)
     
  11. Resin42

    Resin42 TPF Noob!

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    I do indeed, it is all these things and more :D

    #4 is the tower at the Glasgow Science Centre, it's the tall structure you can see towards the middle of #7. As I said as much as I like the shot it doesn't really compare to this shot I took and posted a few weeks back...

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    Different light (6 a.m.) and some good cloud cover.

    Of course it does, you just have to crouch a bit and hold up an empty picture frame. ;-)

    Good to hear from you again Jeph, I remember you from your other post :lol:. When you gonna put some pictures up of your adopted home?
     
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    Meh, I guess sometime. I really am not a big internet poster. Mainly an internet lurker but I suppose that I could find something to post up if I could be bothered to figure out how. Did you go to the Tattoo in george square yesterday? I did, but I didn't really come away with anything that I would post on the internet. Tonight at 5:30 in George square is British Super Bikes. I don't really know what they are doing but I will try and get something good.
     

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