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mattacuk
Hello fellow GMC'ers. I was up early this morning in the hope of acehiving a technical masterpeice while the sun was still low in the sky. The resulting image was this;


As you can see I used the natural soft light of the low sun to highlight the ruin and tree. After some time spent angleing the camera on the tripod and selecting the right filters I set a long exposure and this was the result.

Hope you like it ! smile.gif
Chris Evans
Nice one m8, I love the way the water has been captured, the scenery is so crystal clear too, I really liked it! , I wish I had an eye for that sort of thing smile.gif
Bogdan Radovic
Really good foto Matt , I like it! wink.gif
rokchik
Very nice Matt smile.gif You always have such beautiful photos.
mattacuk
Hey Im glad you like it guys ! biggrin.gif

Not sure if i shared this one with you yet, I took it as it was just getting dark one cold evening;

g-forcelover
nice! does it have to have deviantart in the middle though? tongue.gif
mattacuk
QUOTE (g-forcelover @ Dec 17 2007, 12:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
nice! does it have to have deviantart in the middle though? tongue.gif


Nah it doesent, but I add the watermark so if people visit Deviant Art and want the work they have to buy it !! smile.gif
Chris Evans
wow they are so clear, capture all the detail, really good m8 smile.gif
DeepRoots
the water looks good enough to dive in...however being a Brit i know thats probably not the case tongue.gif !

Great photos matt- you have a real talent there!
mattacuk
QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Dec 17 2007, 01:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the water looks good enough to dive in...however being a Brit i know thats probably not the case tongue.gif !

Great photos matt- you have a real talent there!


haha yeah you wouldnt want to dive in there today mate, as your probably aware it was 0 degrees this morning !! brrrrrrrrr blink.gif
Dejan Farkas
it's great how you achieved the feel of water flowing smile.gif

and I like the composition wink.gif
Tank
Nice photos mate. What gear are you using? smile.gif
dango
i like the way lights are changing and there is a big star shape in the middle. you made ordinary scene into such a beautiful landscape. i like it . very good. smile.gif
fkalich
nice thread matt. here is my contribution from Lawrence Kansas, at the Dog Park. As you see, BoBo just finished his laps, and is doing the dog shake thing.

Click to view attachment
David.C.Bond
Awesome photo matt, very well captured!
mattacuk
QUOTE (Tank @ Dec 17 2007, 01:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice photos mate. What gear are you using? smile.gif


Nothing flash, you can see my camera here ;



The main thing is that your camera has a high quality sensor, its less important how many "megapixels" it has as this only determins how big you can print off copys. Also its vital that your camera has full manual controls. I also use Hoya Neutral Density filters and a Polarizer Filter to stop over exposure ! smile.gif

QUOTE (dango @ Dec 17 2007, 01:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i like the way lights are changing and there is a big star shape in the middle. you made ordinary scene into such a beautiful landscape. i like it . very good. smile.gif


thanks! I used a bare lense here without filters so its even more special that i could capture the star shapes comeing from the lights. I used a super long exposure of 8 seconds which I think recorded the light movement !

QUOTE (fkalich @ Dec 17 2007, 01:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
nice thread matt. here is my contribution from Lawrence Kansas, at the Dog Park. As you see, BoBo just finished his laps, and is doing the dog shake thing.

Click to view attachment


That is a really nice picture man! I like the way the water looks frozen and the dog makes for an interesting shot ! smile.gif
mattacuk
Here is a potentially good photograph ruined by one major flaw!! The composer is not as good as the first, not by a long shot bu the water recorded well.

See if you can spot the flaw, I dubbed it "technical difficulties" laugh.gif laugh.gif

Pavel
Awesome pics Matt! Love nature smile.gif
mattacuk
QUOTE (Pavel @ Dec 17 2007, 03:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Awesome pics Matt! Love nature smile.gif


Thanks Pavel - me too. I think it helps inspire music too ! wink.gif
fkalich
QUOTE (mattacuk @ Dec 17 2007, 09:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here is a potentially good photograph ruined by one major flaw!! The composer is not as good as the first, not by a long shot bu the water recorded well.

See if you can spot the flaw, I dubbed it "technical difficulties" laugh.gif laugh.gif



Can't see a flaw. Is that bridge old? Around here we have very little prior to the 20th century. That looks like an very old and mostly gone bridge to me, but not sure.
The Uncreator
You are without a doubt a talented photographer!!
mattacuk
nice try!! it is infact the branch waveing around on the right!! I may go back and trim it back a bit tommorow and try again.

The ruins are pretty old, I think very few people in my area even know of the spot!! So it kinda like my secret place to go chill out smile.gif
fkalich
QUOTE (mattacuk @ Dec 17 2007, 09:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
nice try!! it is infact the branch waveing around on the right!! I may go back and trim it back a bit tommorow and try again.

The ruins are pretty old, I think very few people in my area even know of the spot!! So it kinda like my secret place to go chill out smile.gif


looking again, maybe it was a water wheel? looks like a logical place for one.
mattacuk
QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Dec 17 2007, 03:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You are without a doubt a talented photographer!!


That means alot comeing from you, I know you have an eye for great art ! smile.gif

QUOTE (fkalich @ Dec 17 2007, 04:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
looking again, maybe it was a water wheel? looks like a logical place for one.


maybe wink.gif
FretDancer69
Beautiful!!!
mattacuk
QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Dec 17 2007, 11:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Beautiful!!!


Glad you like it man ! wink.gif
The Uncreator
This is one of my favorites from you Mattacuk, i love this one. smile.gif

mattacuk
I really enjoyed takeing that shot it was alot of fun !!! biggrin.gif
The Uncreator
Quick question, there seems to be a whole in the wall at the end of this picture, it looks like to me it could be the one from "Window Of Wonder", i think it was called?

Might that be true rolleyes.gif:
mattacuk
QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Dec 18 2007, 10:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Quick question, there seems to be a whole in the wall at the end of this picture, it looks like to me it could be the one from "Window Of Wonder", i think it was called?

Might that be true rolleyes.gif:


HAha, almost... the window of wonder was actually right behind my head laugh.gif laugh.gif
The Uncreator
Ahh close enough for me laugh.gif
Dejan Farkas
I just want to share with you the link I received smile.gif

http://funtasticus.com/20071214/winter-photos/
Hemlok
WOW! great link Dejan. Photo number 4... that is insane.
botoxfox
Nice pics Matt, you sure have some photography skills.
mattacuk
QUOTE (botoxfox @ Dec 18 2007, 11:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice pics Matt, you sure have some photography skills.


Thanks bro !

hey ive been back ! And i removed the dead branches that had fallen from the top of the trees. heres a couple more;



QUOTE (Dejan @ Dec 18 2007, 11:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just want to share with you the link I received smile.gif

http://funtasticus.com/20071214/winter-photos/


fantastic, what beautiful sights! smile.gif
stratman33
QUOTE (mattacuk @ Dec 17 2007, 10:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here is a potentially good photograph ruined by one major flaw!! The composer is not as good as the first, not by a long shot bu the water recorded well.

See if you can spot the flaw, I dubbed it "technical difficulties" laugh.gif laugh.gif




i think see the flaw...is it that the branch in front is blurry?or is it that the branch is just in the way?
Saoirse O'Shea
As ever great photos Matt - and also fkalich as well.

Thanks for sharing them guys,
Cheers,
Tony
coffeeman
Awesome pics Matt. My country would be a paradise for you, you should come sometime, we have the most beautiful landscapes you can imagine.
Fsgdjv
Wow matt, your photos are really awesome.
Toni Suominen
Very beautiful pictures Mattacuk!
mattacuk
QUOTE (stratman33 @ Dec 18 2007, 11:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i think see the flaw...is it that the branch in front is blurry?or is it that the branch is just in the way?


Yes it was the branch ! smile.gif The branch is now gone ! It had actually fallen from higher up the tree so I went back and removed it ! smile.gif As you can see here



And thanks for the comments everyone that posted its very kind of you to say so biggrin.gif

P.S. coffeeman where are you from ? smile.gif
Hemlok
Yah!! now that is a shot! biggrin.gif that branch just had no place there. Beautiful
mattacuk
QUOTE (Hemlok @ Dec 19 2007, 08:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yah!! now that is a shot! biggrin.gif that branch just had no place there. Beautiful


yeah me and the branch had serious words. What you cant see in the shot is that i was hanging from the tree wrestleing with the branch useing a pair of secutuers to cut it free laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
The Uncreator
You actually did that? laugh.gif

I thought you just photoshopped the original biggrin.gif
Andrew Cockburn
QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Dec 19 2007, 04:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You actually did that? laugh.gif

I thought you just photoshopped the original biggrin.gif


Yeah, me too - I caught on when he started talking about hanging from branches though - I'm pretty quick wink.gif
mattacuk
QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Dec 19 2007, 09:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You actually did that? laugh.gif

I thought you just photoshopped the original biggrin.gif


I so did ! laugh.gif laugh.gif I actually feared for my life, I was certain they were going to find me down the river somwhere unsure.gif

remember kids, keep photography safe wink.gif
The Uncreator
I can see that, like a ninja you are Andrew Cockburn-San!
mattacuk
ninja skills are nessacary in all situations ph34r.gif
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