[photos] several from Isle of Wight

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Troy Piggins, May 9, 2008.

  1. Troy Piggins

    Troy Piggins Guest

    Finally got back to some of the photos from overseas. Had a
    great day at Osborne House, Isle of Wight. Queen Victoria loved
    this place, and in fact was her final resting place.

    I didn't think that much of this shot in colour, but quite like
    the B&W. What do you think? Too busy in the foreground, or
    effective? I find it interesting to look at, all the angles,
    lines and stairs etc.

    http://piggo.com/~troy/photos.php?album=2008_04_01&img=photos/2008_04_01/img_6887_hdr.jpg

    Small piece of Piggins trivia - Queen Victoria's grandchildren
    called her "Gangan" instead of grandma etc. My brother and I
    also called my grandmother, who loved the royal family,
    "Gan-gan". Brings a tear to your eye, doesn't it?

    http://piggo.com/~troy/photos.php?album=2008_04_01&img=photos/2008_04_01/gangan.jpg

    Moving right along...

    The Needles rock formation, lighthouse and battery. Man, it was
    sooo windy out there. I had to wrap my arm around a fence post
    to stabilise myself for some of these. I had so much going on
    trying to concentrate - wind, worried about exposure with the
    white cliffs, haze. Not really happy with the results, but
    meh...

    http://piggo.com/~troy/photos.php?album=2008_04_01&img=photos/2008_04_01/img_6922.jpg
    http://piggo.com/~troy/photos.php?album=2008_04_01&img=photos/2008_04_01/img_6934.jpg

    And finally this really cool medieval church on top of the hill
    at Godshill. Was instantly liking this place. Gravestones right
    up to the building on all sides, stark trees with heaps of crows
    nests and crows in the trees - ooooh, spooky.

    http://piggo.com/~troy/photos.php?album=2008_04_01&img=photos/2008_04_01/img_6992_0_1.jpg
    http://piggo.com/~troy/photos.php?album=2008_04_01&img=photos/2008_04_01/img_7010_08_09_bw.jpg

    And that concludes our journey...

    http://piggo.com/~troy/photos.php?album=2008_04_01&img=photos/2008_04_01/img_7022-3_cropped.jpg
     
    Troy Piggins, May 9, 2008
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    Mr.T Guest

    http://piggo.com/~troy/photos.php?album=2008_04_01&img=photos/2008_04_01/img
    _6887_hdr.jpg

    I like it too, shame about the sky though.

    http://piggo.com/~troy/photos.php?album=2008_04_01&img=photos/2008_04_01/img
    _6992_0_1.jpg


    I'd try straightening it in Photoshop if I were you.

    MrT.
     
    Mr.T, May 10, 2008
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    Poky Guest

    I quite like it and saved a copy to my HDD, thanks. I've been to the
    Isle of Wight a few times when I was a young nipper.
     
    Poky, May 10, 2008
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  4. Had you not said it was a photo, I would have thought it was an 18C litho!

    The Church one- why not play Contrast, and bump it up a lot and see if
    you like that.
    Ah, yes, very similar to one you've posted before, the JMWT one. While
    Turner-esque, the colors are way too muted.

    Thanks for posting; nice work!
     
    John McWilliams, May 10, 2008
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  5. Troy Piggins

    Troy Piggins Guest

    Yeah, that's what I thought. Not the effect I was after, but
    I'll take it :)
    Thought about that. Thanks for the tip.
    Thanks for the comments :)
     
    Troy Piggins, May 10, 2008
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    XxYyZz Guest


    I like it. I think the foreground adds to the photo, I think you framed it
    nicely. I also like the look of the stairs and all the angles. Nice work.

    There is a lttle loss in detail in the white cliff but it's not too bad. I
    like it better with most of the foreground cropped out leaving the white
    cliff in the lower right corner.

    The second photo I like as is.
    It does have a little bit of a spooky feel to it. That would be an
    excellent spot to try painting with light. If you could go back at night and
    light up the gravestones it would look great. Some examples here :

    http://lowlightphotography.blogspot.com/2007/10/light-painting-tutorial.html

    http://www.dazecoop.co.uk/25-08-2007/night-photography-with-flash-guns-coloured-gels
     
    XxYyZz, May 12, 2008
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  7. Troy Piggins

    Troy Piggins Guest

    Thanks mate.

    Yeah, I'd /love/ to go back at night time. Long way to go from
    Australia to Isle of Wight to take a photo though :)

    Next time.

    Thanks for the comments and thoughts. Good links too.
     
    Troy Piggins, May 12, 2008
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