Thistle Heads.....one in two out

Discussion in 'Flora' started by Kev Pugh, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    Liking how this turned out, considering it wasn't exactly ideal conditions for photoging long flimsy flippy things, a tad breezy, and always right at the 'I'm gonna press now' moment :D

    Now I'm not usually out doing this sort of thing but am finding my path drawn towards it must be the bright sunny weather we're having at the mo..

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    Thistle heads one in two out by Kev Pugh, on Flickr
     
  2. Ralph Thornton

    Ralph Thornton Well-Known Member

    Kev,
    Nice shot. Good focus, exposure and composition on the "teasel" and a nicely blurred background. Good choice for a b&w too!
     
  3. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    Thaks Ralph I think they do make good B&W's especially when they are in this state. Colouir when they are in colour though.
     
  4. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    It's not that bright ya know ... I worked out the other day that even at its sunnyest, mid day here is 2-3 EV less bright than it is in the summer ... That's nuts I think!

    Nice shot though, has a wall art feel to it!
     
  5. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

  6. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    I think you are right about the brightness Hamish I think the 16 rule is more like an 11 rule at the moment :)

    Thanks I feel a series coming on and I like the wall art feel

    Cheers Brian
     
  7. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    Very well exicuted KK, check you out going all 'naturistic' .... doing a great job.
    How couldn't you... there's MILES of country side around your gaff. :):)
     
  8. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    I actually ammended my sunny 16 tutorial based on my findings
    http://www.realphotographersforum.c...ule-correct-exposure-without-light-meter.html

    I was thinking of doing a "winter sunny 8" rule ... But when you think about how different it must be all over the world at different times it frys your brain!
    Still, as I point out, a bit of practice goes a long way... And anyone with an iPhone can get a light meter app to help alone the way!
    For the main hours of the day the lighting stays the same so within reason one reading can keep you going for most of the day light hours ... All part of the curve eh, I only just the other day worked this stuff out, I'm pickled by the fact that I've never noticed in previous winters!
     
  9. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    To be fair Hamish, it only occurred to me last week after showing Emma.........:D
     
  10. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    This might give you a clue Hamish - taken from my old Stereo camera - it has ready to go Winter and Summer settings.

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  11. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    More complex, but the same idea - Summer and Winter settings shown

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    This contraption is the exposure guide on my Bell & Howell Sportster
     
  12. Darren Bradley

    Darren Bradley Active Member

    I'm not sure those bright rules really apply down here. Europeans (and Brits) coming here are always struck by how much brighter the sun feels than at home. I've noticed that light in various spots does seem to feel generally different. It struck me in Oz, too.
     
  13. yer ok in Scotland just set everything to dreich :D:D:D:D
     
  14. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    yeah, its definitely different around the world ... those things (the first at least) seem to indicate one EV difference, that not a big enough difference for here, never mind further north!
    What is the second one chris ... I want it! :)
     
  15. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    I have one of those tiny cine cameras too. I don't think it is a Sportster but it has the same body and very similar exposure guide. Looking at the first meter it would seem to indicate approx 1/2 a stop between summer and winter. Have I read that right?
     

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