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Snaar snaps: Village in winter

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  • #76
    Re: Snaar snaps: Village in winter

    Eleven hours of sunlight (theoretically) this week down south. More daylight during which things get done... In fact, here is someone hard at work in the field. What are they doing then ?



    Ploughing? Nope, its some diggy object with four spikes attached to the back of the Ford. It has a pipe that stretches up over the horizon in the direction of the farm. Weird. Is this some technical fertilising method where the manure is injected directly into the soil?? It certainly smells like that

    On a less pungent subject, here is a little friend sunning himself on the churchyard wall.



    Pete
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    • #77
      Re: Snaar snaps: Village in winter

      All excellent and interesting as usual

      I DO like the crocusses - you obviously do well as an honorary worm !

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      • #78
        Re: Snaar snaps: Village in winter

        Some more nice weather. Hooray.

        Here is a study of the churchyard this lunchtime. I keep returning to this subject, but it is the dead centre of the village I guess.



        This was with a new purchase, an old Tamron 70-210 f3.8 Currently I am not certain if I will keep it. Zoom is useful but my Tamron 200 f3.5 is somewhat sharper. Decisions decisions.

        And here is an exercise in shape and shadow from earlier in the week.




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        • #79
          Re: Snaar snaps: Village in winter

          Shades of Blue.

          The view south over Hampshire at lunchtime gives a splendid range of blues.



          There has been a lot of twig carrying going on, and here are the results...*



          This above is 212mm at f7.9 (?) What I mean is - this is the kit 40-150 plus EC14 zoomed to the long end and wide open.

          Trust me, up close the result is really rather good.... here is a 100% crop


          OK, a wide shot now - Rookery view at sunset.



          Pete

          * I realised when I looked up today that the shot I really want is a rook carrying a twig It kinda sums up spring - but no way can I catch them at it...
          Last edited by snaarman; 5th March 2010, 08:25 PM.
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          • #80
            Re: Snaar snaps: Village in winter

            Every now and then I experiment by breaking some rules. In this case I have tried square format - something many medium format users have to accept all the time. You can get away with it as long as the contents are nice and asymmetrical, and it occasionally adds to the picture in some way.




            I couldn't bring myself to break all the rules and put a tree in the middle of a square picture, however.

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            • #81
              Re: Snaar snaps: Village in winter

              I made my way up the the village this morning, despite it being the weekend, in order to get some pictures of this event... Not great lighting, but great characters. Its a drag hunt (insert your own jokes...) and the combination of 40 hounds and 30 mounted horses in the narrow road outside the pub more or less blocks the village.

              There wasn't much room or vantage point to get a wide shot so I concentrated on characters and details.





              I went armed with the E620/grip/wide angle over one shoulder and the E510/tele over the other shoulder. Two people asked me if I was the "official photographer" .. Clearly I should use the grip more often, I felt awfully grown up.





              ... "Are they open yet"?



              Oh, and some you win, some you lose. This ultra low angle shot could have been great, but..



              I tried some low angle hounds pictures - I got my lens licked :-)


              Pete
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              • #82
                Re: Snaar snaps: Village in winter

                Delivering the goods as usual, Pete, well done.
                John

                "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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