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My adopted home city, and the view from the top of Taipei 101.

 

 

 

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Different temples are always have, some kind of street parade to different gods. These ones put firecrackers all over the street and carry there little buddha in a box through the firecrackers.

 

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I took this one in a temple, they often have places where people can leave there wishes and this caught my eye

 

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The temples here are always great places to take pictures.

 

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old man playing chinese chess in a temple, might be good to make him black and white.

 

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I dont think this picture is great or anything just like that i have caught their eyes looking right at me.

 

 

 

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girl playing with bubbles in a park. I think what her t-shirt says is funny, and wonder if she even knows what it means.

 

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Temple on a lake, in the south of the country.

 

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Man on a temple parade to dispose of the evil spirits.

 

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My friend looking over the city from a mountain.

 

 

 

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Another picture from a temple, with a huge buddha behind.

 

 

 

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Some terrific pictures here mate... bubbles/naked photostudio one and the gig where you've focussed on the camera in front's screen are my favourites.

 

Have you ever thought of doing the 1st one at night with a long exposure? Reckon that'd look amazing :)

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Really interesting these. Certainly a street photography theme Im picking up.

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Thanks for the nice replies.

 

Andy in reply to the picture of the city,I was lucky that day, when I took my parents too the top of Taipei 101, they actually let me go on the outside viewing platform they normally have it closed because it is too dangerous. It is also quite expensive to go to the top.

 

/will add a few more pictures now

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Yeah was just thinking the same. Street photography is certainly your thing. Love the dog pic btw and the candle one.

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thanks, for the comments, I love street photography. I like how they always kind of tell a story about what is happening at that time and place. I like how you don't need to explain and people can just read into what is going on.

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These are the most recent pictures I have taken.

 

 

 

 

 

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Andy I just bought my self a tripod so I can start taking better landscape pictures. Especially in the evening. One thing is when I tried to take a picture of the sunset and sunrise they have all turned out to be super shit, I still have to figure out the best settings to use them.

 

j69, I love that picture too, if you look closely in the helmet you can see me.

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Few tips on landscapes

 

Use a tripod ;)

Shoot in aperture priority

Use a grad filter or bracket & blend

Use a polariser if shooting 90' from sun

Mid aperture (f/11 or so) if you want max DoF

Focus 1/3 into shot if you want max DoF

Play with shallow DoF for some subjects

Use leading lines

Have a foreground interest

Rule of 3rds

Longer shutter speeds to capture movement in trees/grass

Same for that silky water effect

To do these you may need a ND filter to stop over exposing

 

All I can think of for now, let me know if you want me to expand any point.

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Few tips on landscapes

 

Use a tripod ;)

Shoot in aperture priority

Use a grad filter or bracket & blend

Use a polariser if shooting 90' from sun

Mid aperture (f/11 or so) if you want max DoF

Focus 1/3 into shot if you want max DoF

Play with shallow DoF for some subjects

Use leading lines

Have a foreground interest

Rule of 3rds

Longer shutter speeds to capture movement in trees/grass

Same for that silky water effect

To do these you may need a ND filter to stop over exposing

 

All I can think of for now, let me know if you want me to expand any point.

 

I really would like to know what DOF is? and if I shoot the picture in mid aperture that means most/all the picture will be in focus right? I was wondering on landscape pictures how to get the back to look sharper at least a little bit more anyway, when the front is totally in focus. Thanks in advance.

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I really would like to know what DOF is? and if I shoot the picture in mid aperture that means most/all the picture will be in focus right? I was wondering on landscape pictures how to get the back to look sharper at least a little bit more anyway, when the front is totally in focus. Thanks in advance.

 

DoF is Depth of field. So, if you shoot at f/5.6 that is a narrow DoF. As you know only the focus point and a little either side will be in focus. A large DoF would be if you shot in say f/13 that gives you a much larger one and more will be on focus. To get the back in focus as well as the front, the long answer is to calculate your hyperfocal distance. This is the "sweet" spot in the image where you should focus for maximum in focus image. Is is a calculation based on camera, lens, f-stop and distance etc. There is actually a phone app that does it for you. The short answer, is focus 1/3 in to the frame. That way 1/3 in front will be in focus and 2/3 behind. Its rough but pretty good and what I do.

 

Your pic above. First thing is I think it leans to the right ever so slightly. Judging by the buildings. Next is its shot at night, a tricky shot. But you have a lot of lights from the city. The trees at the front are near black. This is where many would do an HDR shot. Or, you could take a few shots and blend them. So you would focus on the trees and expose for them. Then take another shot and focus on the buildings and expose for them, then another maybe for the sky. then stitch them together in photoshop. But you need to use a tripod and not move the camera to refocus, only the focus point in the lens.

 

 

I like that pic though. Could do with a little more contrast in the buildings and Id be tempted to chop away a little of the trees. I think the sky is a bit over exposed and with the city being bright Id have used a grad filter. But you know, this is all down to personal taste, not whats right or wrong. If I quickly put your pic through lightroom I get this (baring in mind Im working from jpg, not the RAW).

 

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oops, sorry about the copyright, my lightroom does that automatically. And its not even 2011 :lol:

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DoF is Depth of field. So, if you shoot at f/5.6 that is a narrow DoF. As you know only the focus point and a little either side will be in focus. A large DoF would be if you shot in say f/13 that gives you a much larger one and more will be on focus. To get the back in focus as well as the front, the long answer is to calculate your hyperfocal distance. This is the "sweet" spot in the image where you should focus for maximum in focus image. Is is a calculation based on camera, lens, f-stop and distance etc. There is actually a phone app that does it for you. The short answer, is focus 1/3 in to the frame. That way 1/3 in front will be in focus and 2/3 behind. Its rough but pretty good and what I do.

 

Your pic above. First thing is I think it leans to the right ever so slightly. Judging by the buildings. Next is its shot at night, a tricky shot. But you have a lot of lights from the city. The trees at the front are near black. This is where many would do an HDR shot. Or, you could take a few shots and blend them. So you would focus on the trees and expose for them. Then take another shot and focus on the buildings and expose for them, then another maybe for the sky. then stitch them together in photoshop. But you need to use a tripod and not move the camera to refocus, only the focus point in the lens.

 

 

I like that pic though. Could do with a little more contrast in the buildings and Id be tempted to chop away a little of the trees. I think the sky is a bit over exposed and with the city being bright Id have used a grad filter. But you know, this is all down to personal taste, not whats right or wrong. If I quickly put your pic through lightroom I get this (baring in mind Im working from jpg, not the RAW).

 

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Thanks for the reply. I have darker ones that I took which look a little like yours.

 

I quite like how light the sky looked, but a few times I was thinking it looks too bright. I will post up a darker one from last night. Stitching it together sounds really difficult, and I have never heard about a grad filter until you mentioned them the other day and I had a quick look at them before I went to work but will need to do a bit more research before I purchase one. I am also very bad at getting the picture straight however odd that may sound. I used a tripod with this picture.

 

I will post up a darker one now, will just try and find one. Thanks for the advice.

 

Oh and the measuring sounds difficult. I will jot in down in my diary at the back or something for the next time I try to do some landscape pictures.

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On getting them straight, on my camera I have the 3rd lines in view through the eye piece and also in Lightroom when I crop I have the lines. So in the aone above when I cropped it slightly I used the tower as my lead item and lined it up straight.

 

I use the Cokin filter system. Its easy when you get your head around it. Not everyone uses filters. I do. Some like to blend in photoshop while I prefer to get the image as close to final in the camera.

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This is the darker kind of image I took but I only had time to crop it, and I would of liked to have tried and made the light a bit brighter on the buildings but I don't have time need to go to work now.

 

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While I was at the top of the mountain attempting to practice taking landscape photos, this was trying to drink my beer. Got a bit of a shock when I went to pick it up. I don't have any clue what it is...maybe some kind of big spotted moth?

 

 

 

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