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Dominic Kite | all galleries >> periodical >> year_one >> june > 27-06-05 the wood
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27-JUN-2005 dominic

27-06-05 the wood

One of the reasons I decided to start this project, was so that I could develop myself (no pun
intended), as a photographer. I've learned a fair bit since I started, about framing, technique,
composition as well as the more technical side of things. This photo's a good example. It wasn't
too long ago that I learned I was able to shoot TIFF straight from the camera. I thought at the
time that there wasn't too much difference between it and JPEG. As times gone on, I've realised
that this isn't the case at all. There's so much more detail picked up in TIFF. It's especially
important when the dynamic range on the Oly isn't as good as you would like it to be.

I shot this with the metering picking up the bright sky. Out of the camera, the hillside looked
pretty dark. A couple of tweaks in levels, soon brought out the level of detail you can see here!
Perhaps I should have posted the original too, so you could see the difference, but I forgot to
save it!

Maybe next time.

Anyway the village you see on the hillside is, yep, you've guessed it, where we're moving to. This
is shot from the trail on one of the forestry commission walks that surround us.

Olympus C-50Z
1/640s f/7.1 at 7.8mm iso80 full exif

other sizes: small medium large auto
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Chris30-Jun-2005 15:12
I think we all start PAD to try and improve and/or justify the ridiculous expense of High-End Prosumer P&Ss or Digital SLRs, lol. I do like the detail retained in the rolling hills as well as the blue-green vividness. The framing of overhanging branches somehow grounds the whole thing. Nicely done. I'll have to Google-Earth your place, lol.
Gayle P. Clement30-Jun-2005 12:37
Such a beautiful area! I do love the range of color in the photo. I agree with you about shooting in TIFF or raw. You can make a good photo great with just a little tweaking.
northstar3730-Jun-2005 10:08
The idyllic-ness