Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Date Time Original : 2010-10-08 21:18:40
Focal Length : 70/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/512
Exposure Time : 1/500
Aperture Value : 5.7
F Number : 5.6
Iso Speed Ratings : 100
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 5
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Published: Sunday 24th of October 2010 06:55:42 AM
Lannie: Clever title! Something is a little out of square and some additional cropping is in order and the right side. Tom
Here is more detail on the larger tank.
Thanks, Simon. I might crop on each side. I have already taken out most of the wide-angle distortion with the Perspective Correction tool, although a bit yet remains.
Tom, I knew that some clever so-and-so would notice and tell me that something was not quite right here.
I will go back to it and work on it, but I cannot bring myself to do it just now. The problem is that I missed the horizon badly on this shot, and so I had to try to correct both the horizon as well as the wide angle distortion together--and it just got messier and messier until I simply said, "This is going up as is, warts and all!" Dawn was approaching at that point. . . .
Thanks for looking long enough to notice. it is actually positively weird, if you look at it long enough. For a while there, on one version, the columns got wider and wider apart as one went up. . . .
Yes, more work is required--or perhaps I should say less work, properly done.
It's still over there, less than four miles from my house. It would be easier to simply re-shoot, I think--and then do one quick fix in perspective correction to fix the wide angle distortion.
As for cropping, I am of divided soul--between making a prettier shot, on the one hand, and making one that shows more of the environs, on the other.
oh yes. England is a great place though. I feel at home here.
Leica makes a lens attachment that delivers a burst of mace. A little on the expensive side, of course, but how can you put a price on safety? Get the very best.
I'd enjoy seeing bullseyes for which the rings are more evenly spaced (earlier or later image). I realise that would mean fewer rings, but I think it would make it more obvious that they are shadows of the uprights.
Here is the same crop in a larger size.
Here is more detail on the smaller tank.
I'm wondering if a crop showing just the two towers and correcting for converging verticals would work better, thus removing distractions to the left & right. Super light!
The Landurm Thing
Excellent. Gotta love that light. Could have been Tulsa, where I come from, but the tank is a bit stranger. The bullseye is fantastic. You probably took a bunch to see which was best??
Jamie, I missed you in passing. You're from Tulsa?? I had you pegged as quintessentially British, living in Manchester and posting from there through three different personae.
Yes, I took a number of shots of this tank complex. I am not sure if this is the one that I will stay with or not. This was shot the same day that I shot the railroad tracks (that you recently critiqued), the dogs on the old farm by the highway, the barn at "deep purple," the blue house shot, and quite a number of others using two different cameras.
Overall, it was a good day to be out, except for the episode at the end which I have previously told you about.
Yes, Jamie, and even better might be a time-lapse sequence. It would not be hard to do, after all.
As for these two ships, the countdown till launch will recommence at 1500 hours.
Lannie: Thank you for calling me a so and so. It's the best compliment I've had in weeks. LOL Tom
Growing Up in Dad's Shadow Urban landscape, no? Comments welcome.