Thursday, November 21, 2013

NovemberLight2 (updated)

(23 Nov: I added three pics.)







Update:




Taken with iPhone 5s. With HDR, which fought a valiant fight against the surprisingly contrasty light this afternoon.
Apple is to be commended for not overdoing the HDR (contrast correction by combining several exposures) so as to get the unrealistic images where a sky is about as dark as a black cliff. No, it just corrects to get a bit more detail in the shadow and highlights, good.

This fantastic light, along with the dramatic clouds and the autumn colors, makes this quiet burg look grand. (Carefully choses viewpoints and compositions don't hurt, of course.)

Update:
JP said:
On a cloudy day, the building and gate in the first photo would be foreboding. Excellent detail, depth of field and composition.

On this lovely day, I did not see it as foreboding. But:


posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Thursday, November 21, 2013   14 comments links to this post

14 Comments:

At 21 Nov 2013 17:52:00, Blogger Allan Sass said...

nice shots from a phone

 
At 21 Nov 2013 18:08:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thanks.
Yes, especially given that landscapes, with all the detail, is the one of the things which traditionally demands a really big camera and lens, tripod and so.

But these actually look quite good on my 30-inch monitor.

Welcome, Allan, it has been awhile. Do you visit the blog occasionally?
(Guys, Allan was one of the first contributing photographers to Domai, back in the nineties.)

 
At 21 Nov 2013 18:18:00, Blogger Susie said...

Beautiful pics Eolake xx thank you for sharing

 
At 21 Nov 2013 18:25:00, Anonymous JP said...

On a cloudy day, the building and gate in the first photo would be foreboding. Excellent detail, depth of field and composition.

 
At 21 Nov 2013 20:23:00, Blogger GregO73 said...

Typical Eolake genius.

 
At 21 Nov 2013 20:34:00, Anonymous Russ said...

I like #3 a lot. Love the shadow on the side of the building and the red lines contrasting with the blue sky.

 
At 21 Nov 2013 21:23:00, Anonymous Kevin Roberts said...

I have repeatedly failed the test to prove I am not a robot :(

 
At 21 Nov 2013 21:26:00, Anonymous Kevin Roberts said...

Success! I was worried there for a bit, thinking perhaps I really *am* a robot. I mean, would I know? I guess it would depend on my programming. Anyway, hello! Wonderful photos. Wish I were there to amble about a bit with you. Here in Florida we have nothing like this. I haven't seen a proper autumn sky in a decade. Best Regards Eo

 
At 21 Nov 2013 21:34:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Hey Kevin,
If you are a robot, you're surely not of this time, seeing the lovely work you do.

 
At 21 Nov 2013 21:34:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

JP,
I've made and posted a version inspired by your comment.

 
At 22 Nov 2013 14:01:00, Anonymous Johnny said...

me agrees 100% with Russ on #3

 
At 22 Nov 2013 14:42:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thanks, guys. :-)

 
At 22 Nov 2013 23:04:00, Anonymous Gail said...

Very Lovely as usual.

 
At 23 Nov 2013 17:27:00, Anonymous Foye said...

What a fine eye you have for color, texture, shape! I find these Autumn pix most agreeable.

Cordially,

Foye

 

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