Lower locks at Watford.

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Comments (8)

Neil Grimwood on March 25, 2012

I bet your eyes lit up when you realised you could capture this scene with those bulrushes in the foreground;-)) Comparing this with your other shots it seems the light was fading,no matter,its still a nice picture.

Yorkshire Sam on March 25, 2012

I'd spotted the reed mace early on Neil when I was shooting from the area around the lock in view and moved up three levels in order to get it where I wanted it which even then meant having to zoom in to make the most of it and the lock lookd foreshortened as a result. Re the light it was still as bright but no blue sky that way and the only way I could get a good balanced exposure was to use 2 opposing grad filters leaving a lighter area in the middle. Even then I still had to lift the shadow areas and dumb down the highlights in editing which is why it appears less sunny than all other shots taken that session.

Many thanks mate !

keepclicking on March 26, 2012

All the above be as it may, at least you took the trouble to climb the hill. Well done for that.

Yorkshire Sam on March 26, 2012

Cheers KC & Ian, I'm pleased to read you like the result , thank you both for your encouraging comments,

best wishes , Sam

Yorkshire Sam on March 30, 2012

Thanks Clive, it's amazing how just pointing the camera in another direction can make the day seem totally different and create such a different feeling. I hope you enjoy your testing it out and that it solves your problem.

best wishes, Sam

Yorkshire Sam on March 30, 2012

Had looked Clive and was sending an email as this reply came in, it should be with you by now.

Rolland Dominique on April 1, 2012

Toute mon Amitié

Belle et Jolie photographie


Yorkshire Sam on April 1, 2012

Thank you Domi for your kind words,

best wishes, Sam

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 24, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Yorkshire Sam
    • Taken on 2012/03/21 14:43:48
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 120.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/18.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash