Gerry's Gentlemens Hour Filter

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Gerry's Gentlemens Hour Filter

Postby biggerry on Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:13 pm

Thanks to Cameron for hooking me up with a ND110 BW filter at short notice. This filter is now officially referred to as the 'Gentlemen's Hour Filter', since i don't have to get up at a stupid hour to achieve the longer shutter speeds - that said I still get up at the crack of dawn, this just means I can take photos for longer.

These are the first few images from a couple of recent mornings, I am surprised how easy it is to compose the frame just by pointing the camera in the right direction and banging off at f8 30 seconds :rotfl2:

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Re: Gerry's Gentlemens Hour Filter

Postby Chaase on Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:22 pm

#3 for me, love the crop & colour.

You've talked me into getting a ND110 BW filter :-( mind you I did a double take when I saw the price for a 77mm lens :-( Ah well what the hell!
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Re: Gerry's Gentlemens Hour Filter

Postby Matt. K on Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:11 pm

Gerry
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Re: Gerry's Gentlemens Hour Filter

Postby surenj on Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:16 pm

:biglaugh: Classic!!

Where abouts is this?
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Re: Gerry's Gentlemens Hour Filter

Postby zafra52 on Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:27 pm

They are all very nice. I like 2 and 3 best.
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Re: Gerry's Gentlemens Hour Filter

Postby Remorhaz on Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:44 pm

Hi Gerry,

#1 has lots of nice elements - to me it seems perhaps a little overexposed in places

#2 is really very nice but I'm struggling to find my real focal point (not sure if I've expressed this correctly)

#3 :) - love how it fades off into the distance on the right

#4 also very nice - I reckon you could crop to that distracting shadow at the bottom (left)
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Re: Gerry's Gentlemens Hour Filter

Postby aim54x on Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:06 pm

Gerry, glad that I got you the filter in time...big shout out has to go out to Scott (Mainline Photo) and the guys at Foto Riesel who all helped to ensure I was able to get the filter.....

I love #1, great green stuff!!

#2 is really attractive, but it lacks a focus...my eyes keep wondering

#3 needs a lone stranger and a set of footprints...great stuff!!
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Re: Gerry's Gentlemens Hour Filter

Postby biggerry on Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:52 pm

Chaase wrote:#3 for me, love the crop & colour.

You've talked me into getting a ND110 BW filter :-( mind you I did a double take when I saw the price for a 77mm lens :-( Ah well what the hell!


lol, sucker :) In my opinion there are only two filters (screw in ones) worth owning, that is the ND and the CPL, with the ND i guess its just a matter of how much light you wanna block out.


Matt. K wrote:Gerry
You are a developing artist! Beautiful photography!


nah, just some nutter who likes sunrise walks and needs something to do at the end of it all...I think whale watching might have been a better option!

zafra52 wrote:They are all very nice. I like 2 and 3 best.


:up:

Remorhaz wrote:Hi Gerry,

#1 has lots of nice elements - to me it seems perhaps a little overexposed in places
#2 is really very nice but I'm struggling to find my real focal point (not sure if I've expressed this correctly)
#3 - love how it fades off into the distance on the right
#4 also very nice - I reckon you could crop to that distracting shadow at the bottom (left)


all valid points.

aim54x wrote:Gerry, glad that I got you the filter in time...big shout out has to go out to Scott (Mainline Photo) and the guys at Foto Riesel who all helped to ensure I was able to get the filter.....
I love #1, great green stuff!!
#2 is really attractive, but it lacks a focus...my eyes keep wondering
#3 needs a lone stranger and a set of footprints...great stuff!!


again all valid points and again thanks for making the effort to get that filter to me!

surenj wrote: Classic!!
Where abouts is this?


:rotfl2:

gentlemens land? it is on the far north coast, th ebeach and river shot is at Evans Heads which just south of Ballina. The other two images are a bit further towards the coast and are about a 25 min bush walk - great spot since the only access is via foot and I am only game to to it in winter cause its death adder and brown snake territory during summer.
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Re: Gerry's Gentlemens Hour Filter

Postby PiroStitch on Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:48 am

Out of the set, the 3rd one is the stand out. What gets me is the tones you've captured and the pano crop really helps the composition.
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Re: Gerry's Gentlemens Hour Filter

Postby biggerry on Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:48 pm

PiroStitch wrote:Out of the set, the 3rd one is the stand out. What gets me is the tones you've captured and the pano crop really helps the composition.


yeah I also love the tones, the ND really helps in this department, i am trying to get that minimalist style shot where the tones are the primary focus and there are simple uncluttered elements, even something like a straight on beach shot may work...
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Re: Gerry's Gentlemens Hour Filter

Postby Reschsmooth on Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:51 pm

I like these, however, I would crop the pano shot further to remove the shadows at bottom-left as they distract somewhat.
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Re: Gerry's Gentlemens Hour Filter

Postby biggerry on Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:59 pm

Reschsmooth wrote:I like these, however, I would crop the pano shot further to remove the shadows at bottom-left as they distract somewhat.


ahh yes good point, I did not even notice that to be honest.
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