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Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Julian de'Courcy, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    About time I stopped at one of my favourite spots for a landscape. I keep returning here, not only one of the routes home, it always has changing light and the farmed fields give different patterns depending on the crops growing or what has been harvested. It also has very easy access and being high gives out plenty of fresh sea air.


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  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Oh, Julian, you are just too damned good. Makes me want to pack it in! This is so beautiful. DP2, I assume? I see what you mean about light with this camera. Just perfect.
     
  3. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Oh I was not overly pleased with the outcome and gave in. I think I was part way to where I wished to get. Now usually I leave it be a day or two to see how it looks with fresh eyes in the next days. Maybe I am still to close to it still to see what it is.
    Thanks Rob and appreciated. Yes it was the DP2.
     
  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Well, I'd be over the moon with that shot.

    Apparently my DP1 arrives tomorrow...
     
  5. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Thanks again Rob. Well that is exiting. You may or will find the battery runs out quickly, but after a couple or three charges it does shoot a hundred or so shots. Certainly a camera which needs patience or an unrushed approach. Seriously loving mine and thinking hard about selling of all my canon gear.
     
  6. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    That's quite an endorsement. Looking forward to it, despite having read all the "issues" with it.
     
  7. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    The issues are not as great as written from my experience. I think it is reviewed from the point of view of mechanics rather than output. If anyone can take the pace of a film camera the DP's are fine. The software is slow but the up side it is slow because there is so much good information to process. Any issues and I can pass on what I've discovered so far.
     
  8. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Cheers, Julian.
     
  9. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

    I think this is superb.
    A beautiful patterned quilt in three sections. It looks so simple and natural and totally devoid of the boring, sunny chocolate box landscapes we so often get confronted with.
    The colour tones alone and the soft lighting make it all so easy on the eye.
     
  10. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Thank you Tom. The patterns and shapes attract me. I arrived one day when the field were waist deep in golden barley, the tractor marks were left after they sprayed the crop, these added lines added a whole new dimension to the image. It got published in the local farm shop calendar earning £50 for a local charity (Front page as well ;)) My claim to fame :) Not the exact image but similar. A good spot for all year round opportunities and everyone slightly different .

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  11. Nick Lukey

    Nick Lukey Active Member

    Julian that's a superb colour image, there is the soft light, the pattern in the fields, that heavy broody sky. It's a belter.
     
  12. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    Both are superb and I really like the way you have the layers in both of them. Although the second is more vibrant I think I am leaning to the first as I feel the colours are more balanced.
     
  13. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

    That second image is something else too and I love the way the fields seem to fold up like waves of earth approaching you and yes the strong tractor lines add an extra attraction as does that smoke .
    I prefer the first image as it has that special atmosphere that really appeals to me.
    Well done on the calender and the 50 for the local charity.
     
  14. Beth Anthony

    Beth Anthony Well-Known Member

    beautiful colors and tones in both. i love the dark clouds in the first and the layers of hills in the second. two very strong images.
     
  15. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much Nick.
     
  16. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Thank you Paul, I agree yet it would be nice if the best of each could be combined.
     
  17. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Thanks Tom. I like the telephoto lens for landscape for that foreshortening , it can work wonder with the subject that suits.
     
  18. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Thank you Beth again much appreciated.
     
  19. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    what can I say, wonderful images of rolling meadows which I wish I didn't have to go to England to see. thanks for bringing them home to me. Great colours, the two similar but still so different. It takes a keen eye to see and preserve this. fantastic in their simplicity.
     
  20. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Thank you Ivar. yes same scene same location and taken from the same spot. Different focal lengths which gives a whole new perspective. It is aprox seven miles to those far hills which are clay tips and quarries.
     

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