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Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea

Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

Left the aperture a little wide, but seems nice and sharp. Sun was over my left shoulder, and had good colouring with the clouds ....

ƒ/3.5 12mm 1/400 ASA 200

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Re: Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea

It looks nice to me but it might be better to lighten the corners a little from the vignetting, unless it was intentional then I would increase the effect instead.
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Re: Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea

Thanks for the reply Ross.

I did not notice that, but its probably a result of having the lens wide open.

Will remember next time............

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Re: Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea

Lovely colours Mark. It didn't look like that last time I visited. There was strange wet stuff travelling horizontally ruining my view
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Re: Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea

Ha ha...

Thanks Phil, It never rains here on a Tuesday here, every other day it does tho,

Seriously SA1 is beginning to look very attractive. The dock is almost unused at the mo, but is earmarked for water sports etc.
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Re: Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea

I have been there on some lovely days too. Yes I agree Swansea is a nice place hope to get back there at some point next year.
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Re: Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea

The weather does look better than I remember. Nice shot.
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Re: Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea

why use f3.5 when depth of field is required and f8 or f11 would be better.

You have mostly gotten away with it. It is a pleasent record shot and it is straight and well exposed.

Look at this
http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...h-of-field.htm

try this to calculate Dof

http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html
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Re: Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea

According to ( http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...hotography.htm ) diffraction limit is f16 for u4/3, so f8 or f11 should be acceptable.
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Re: Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea

Thanks Alf.

Yes it was my mistake to use such a wide open aperture, as already mentioned it caused a bit of vignetting.......

But as you say, I think I got away with it in broad terms anyway.

Thanks for the references, will bookmark them for future reading.........

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