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Influenced by photo magazines?

Discussion in 'General X Camera Forum' started by morhafren, May 15, 2018.

  1. morhafren

    morhafren Premium Member

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    Not too much in my case as many articles concern stuff I've never tried and am not likely to try. But I did see an item in Outdoor Photography this month about "Composing with Colour" and must have been subconsciously affected by it, as I found myself pulling up abruptly alongside a brilliant yellow field of rape which caught my eye yesterday, looking for a suitable composition against the green of the fields and the blue of the sky. The image is a letter-box crop across the central part of what turned out to be the very first picture taken with the new X-H1: (16-55mm f/2.8) @ 32mm 1/60 sec @ f/16 ISO-200: Pity about the grey smudge in the sky on the left - that's from Port Talbot steelworks but I'd never dream of diminishing its presence just to contrive a perfect landscape!

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    Looks good to me, even allowing for the Steelworks! Long may it continue to thrive there.

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    Thanks, Peter. It's such a massive fixture in the landscape that it's difficult to imagine the pre-1950 sand dunes all the way from Porthcawl to Swansea. Yet I have to admit to remembering my Dad pointing out the first piles being driven. As you say, long may it stay there, whoever keeps the workforce going.
     

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