SOMERSET LEVELS 445 – FLAT 20A (MONO)

 

 


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Walking down Orchard Street in Weston-super-Mare on a very grey and damp morning, and glancing up to the right.

Other recent pictures from Weston are here: 1 2 3 4 5 6Β 7 8 9 10 11 . All will open in separate windows.

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Technique: Z 6 with 24-120 Nikkor lens at 24mm; 12,800 ISO; jpeg created and processed in-camera from a raw file, using the Graphite profile; Orchard Street, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset; 3 Jan 2020.

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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

16 Responses to SOMERSET LEVELS 445 – FLAT 20A (MONO)

  1. Little Onion says:

    ✊🏻❀️

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  2. Sonali Dalal says:

    Lovely View. Straining my neck πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

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  3. Jane Lurie says:

    A nice array of shapes and lines. Interesting shot, Adrian. I noticed your high ISO- must have been quite dark.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thanks, Jane, glad this gets to you. Yes it was a dark and grey, early January morning, very much so. The exposure was 1/250th at f7.1 – I could have reduced the ISO, and particularly so in view of the camera’s IBIS working in concert with the lens’s built in VR, but with a camera like the Z 6 I feel more than comfortable working at high ISOs – and particularly so because, in the main, I’m only shooting photos for my own enjoyment and for presentation on this blog. I used to have much of my colour transparency film push-processed, and this habit has crossed over into digital. To me, many digital photographers obsess far too much about keeping the ISO down as low as possible – LOL! whereas I just blast away!!! πŸ™‚

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      • Jane Lurie says:

        Totally agree. Did you think I was obsessing? πŸ˜„I’ve learned that these new cameras handle low light beautifully.

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          No, I didn’t think you were obsessing, this feeling mainly derives from my reading of Amateur Photographer magazine, in which the great majority of photographers whose pictures are published seem to be using 200 ISO or lower, presumably in pursuit of maximum image quality, whereas I’m rarely on that road, I just use whatever it takes. πŸ™‚

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          • Jane Lurie says:

            πŸ˜ƒThat’s the way I learned but now I often go wild and pump up that ISO with abandon! πŸ˜ƒ

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            • Adrian Lewis says:

              One of my cardinal beliefs about photography (and about many other things too), Jane, is that everyone is different, everyone is an individual, and that everyone has their own dis/likes and ways of doing things. As such, in the main, there are no rights or wrongs, there are just differing opinions.

              Given this, I can only talk about what works for me, while certainly eschewing any trace of the notion that I’m right and everyone else is wrong and – horror of horrors! – doing this to the extent that I start to evangelise my practices >>> getting out there and preaching to the image shooters!!! πŸ™‚

              But I’m squarely with you re ISO; and I also find tripods a huge encumbrance and very rarely use them. I suppose that one of my most enjoyed photographic scenarios is being somewhere interesting (urban or rural) in absolutely appalling light conditions – and having a capable camera along with me – the Z 6 with the 70-300 (and APS-C extension to 450) is the one I’m married to; but the X-T2 with the 10-24 is also right up there.

              I enjoy your photography, Jane, very good to be in touch with you. Adrian πŸ™‚

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  4. bluebrightly says:

    It’s rather ominous, like jaws about to devour something.

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  5. Fine dark one, well composed!

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