Westonbirt Arboretum

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Comments (17)

JRunegrund on October 19, 2008

Nice picture, btw, thank you in the forum!

David “Pintor” Villa… on October 19, 2008

Great photo, greetings

Frank Knaap on October 20, 2008

A very good impression! Matthew an EXPLOSION of dolours! Perfect.

Cheers - Frank.

Frank Knaap on October 20, 2008

A very good impression Matthew, an EXPLOSION of colours! Perfect.....

Cheers - Frank.

Enrico Sammartini on October 20, 2008

After all these comments what to say again? only an artist can make picture like yours. Greetings Enrico

MAYAAMON on October 20, 2008


Matthew Walters on October 22, 2008

Thanks all for your comments. myaamon - Merci pour votre commentaire.

jeff_msn123 on October 29, 2008

Impressive photo.

Cheers, Jeff

Matthew Walters on October 31, 2008

Thanks Jeff

Matthew Walters on January 6, 2009


SirFin on May 27, 2009

Hi Matthew, it's been a while since I've checked out your gallery. I really like this one...did you use a Lensbaby lens to take this? If so, which one did you use? I'm interested in getting one but would like your assessment.

Best to you, SirFin

Matthew Walters on May 28, 2009

Hi SirFin, thanks for the comment. Yes, this is a lensbaby shot - I use a 3G, which has been replaced by the Control Freak. It's worth a look at the LB web site to see comparions between the effects available with the new set of optics.

SirFin on May 28, 2009

Thanks Matthew...I've been looking at the different Lensbabies...thought the Composer looked cool. Have you used it much since you bought it? Any shots that beg to be taken with it? SirFin

Matthew Walters on June 1, 2009

I looked at the composer when they launched it, but couldn't justify the cost at the time. My 3G is always on the front of my D100 - it means I don't travel light now as I take two (camera) bodies everywhere. That said, the LB is probably my favourite lens, I just have difficulty explaining why my photos are blurred...

I tend to take shots of the same subject on both the LB and normal glass. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't - if anything, I think architecture shots work nicely, as do close-ups or mid-range views. I'm not sure about wide landscapes, although I have done a couple.

I now have the .42 wideangle converter which gives an interesting effect.

SirFin on June 1, 2009

Matthew, I appreciate the insight! I just may spring for one of these lens. Say, have you done any HDR images with them? Sirfin

Matthew Walters on June 1, 2009

I have done a couple of HDR's, yes. You will definitely need the composer or control freak, so that you don't loose the sweet spot between shots. You might also want to process each individual shot first, as the LB suffers from (or features, depending on your point of view) chromatic aberration (purple fringing) which may be amplified by the HDR process. I have also done a 360 degree panorama!

I think this one was HDR, as was this one.

SirFin on June 1, 2009

Very cool! Thanks for the tips! I really like your "Birds of a Feather" picture...very nice use of Lensbaby for sure! Regards, SirFin

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 19, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Matthew Walters
    • Taken on 2008/10/18 13:30:52
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 50.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash