Today at Lake Geneva

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  1. Jeremy Z

    Jeremy Z No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Kate & I went here today for a nice walk and dinner. It was bloody cold, with the wind blowing off of the mostly frozen lake. We arrived right as the sun was setting.

    Overall opinions? Things I might improve upon?

    The one thing I see right away is that the snow looks a little bluish; I should have probably gone to the cloudy white balance setting...


    #1 - Riviera Pier: 2s, f/11, 27mm equiv., from table-top tripod
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    #2 - Some hearty souls out ice fishing: 1/750s, f/8, ISO 800, 27mm equiv., handheld
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    #3 - Riviera Pier when it was still light out: 1/8s, f/4.5, ISO 400, 27mm equiv., w/circular polarizer, handheld
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    #4 - Ice detail: 1/8s, f/4.5, ISO 400, 27mm equiv., w/ circular polarizer, handheld
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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The blue snow in 2 does not bother me at all, I find the world turns a little blue around sunset, so I can easily accept blue snow at that hour.

    Of the two views of Riviera Pier I much prefer the night shot to the dusk shot, for f11 works better for the overall scene with everything in focus than f4.5 does with the buildings a tad blurred. Makes me want to take off my glasses, wipe them, rub my eyes and see if I could not focus on the overall scene more (;)). But that could be just me. Some might like the focus on the ice only.

    And, of course, f11 helped make the lights come out like little stars.
     
  3. Jeremy Z

    Jeremy Z No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That is a good point about the apertures, I agree, a smaller aperture would have been better.

    I didn't know the small aperture is what caused the star effect in the lights! Thanks for that little tidbit of knowledge!
     

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