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(for: A Visit to the Royal Armouries)
1 | Posted by: Aaron (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

I like all the photos from the museum, but http://urbanmainframe.com/image_library/armouries/1680.jpg is simply stunning. I love the way the whole image is a pattern, that is really cool.
Am I right in thinking that you have taken this photo looking straight up?

2 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

That’s correct Aaron, the photo reflects the view directly overhead in the “Hall of Steel”. Fortunately there is plaque dead-centre in the floor, so I simply stood on the plaque, held the camera above my head and clicked away.

I like that image too, it’s definitely my favourite from that trip.

3 | Posted by: Marie S. (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

Very nice Jonathan. It seems you are getting to grips with your new camera now. ;-)

4 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

I wished I were Marie! In fact I have at least RTFM now. But I took those photos without checking the camera settings. Unfortunately I had it set to mimic ISO 400 film, so the pictures are a little grainy. I should have set to ISO 100.

Also, I still haven’t worked out how to use depth of field to best effect. I have it too short where I need it long and that takes the shine off the pictures for me. Look at them closely and you’ll notice one well focused area (usually in the centre of the frame) and the rest of the image blurs with depth - cool if I’d been aiming for the effect, but I want just the opposite with those types of images.

But I’ll keep using, my photography will get better the more time I invest in it.

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