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Dog Park 3

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 25 July 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Third in the series. The reason for posting this shot is twofold. First, I wanted a shot including the Queen Anne's Lace blossom. And second, I wanted to show what a difference stepping back a couple of feet created. the camera settings for both today's photograph and yesterday's are exactly the same, but what a difference in the photographs. For both shots (and for Day 1), I used an old, out-of-production Sigma 15-30mm lens. For tomorrow's shot, I used my exceptional Nikon 24-70mm lens.

"Light is the shape and play of my thought.... my reason for being a photographer." Barbara Morgan

NIKON D700 1/160 second F/14.0 ISO 200 30 mm (35mm equiv.)

Dulcie from Danville, United States

I appreciate these experiments and especially today's opportunity to see the flora in more detail. Beautiful results.

25 Jul 2009 6:24am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Beautiful series

25 Jul 2009 7:40am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

jolie et éclatante composition

25 Jul 2009 7:55am

@Marie LC: Thanks, Marie. I've missed you. Since you looked at this, I've gone back and cropped out much of the sky.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A sea of flowers! Beautiful!

25 Jul 2009 8:35am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

each one is interesting Jack ( until now I prefer the first day's shot ) but as the sky is not very attractive this day , I think that you would not should give to it too much importance in the composition. I love the flowers !

25 Jul 2009 9:46am

@Anna.C: Take a look at it now; I've cropped out much of the sky.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I won't lie, I love every pixel ;)

25 Jul 2009 10:37am

Irene from Les Coteaux, France

Beautiful series of this lovely landscape !

25 Jul 2009 11:23am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Nice series; the old lens can still do a pretty good job -- in your hands, of course.

25 Jul 2009 1:46pm

@Viewfinder: Thanks. Since you looked, I've gone back and cropped out much of the sky.

Don from spokane, United States

The few feet did make a dramatic difference. The flower foreground still works very well. A fine landscape image.

25 Jul 2009 2:06pm

@Don: Thanks, Don. You might take another look; I've cropped out much of the sky.

Barbara from Florida, United States

I like how you are giving us a different perspective of the same scene. It will be interesting to see this through your 24-70 lens.

25 Jul 2009 2:23pm

@Barbara: Tomorrow's shot is at a different place in the park (to the north). You might go back and look at today's shot; I cropped out some of the sky.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

nice composition ,jack !
friendships and good week end for you !

25 Jul 2009 2:44pm

Ajay from Pune, India

One can really see the different in the lighting in both of the shots. Besides that the only that I find different is clouds but I bet you can't help much there. :-)

25 Jul 2009 6:10pm

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay; you might go back and take another look; I cropped out much of the blah sky.

Sadaf Agah from tehran, Iran

wow , beautiful scenery , love the colors

25 Jul 2009 6:55pm

@Sadaf Agah: Thank you.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Flowers are lovely in this!

25 Jul 2009 7:00pm

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Hey , take me there please :))) I getting so much in love with this place . May I sleep in that house ? IS that abandoned house ?

25 Jul 2009 7:36pm

@MARIANA: It's an old abandoned barn (it's preserved because it is in the park).

Vanilla Wine from United States

this shot is full of life

25 Jul 2009 7:42pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

yes ! Jack ! i prefer this cropping ! still colorful and attractive image !

25 Jul 2009 8:15pm

@Anna.C: Thanks, Anna. I also like it better. Your comment created better viewing for everyone.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Good idea to crop out some of the sky. The value of the image is the landscape with a touch of sky. I like the angle of the hillside sloping to the center.
Still beautiful.

25 Jul 2009 9:14pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb. I wish that more of us were willing to take the risks that Anna did. Our goal is to grow, not to have our egos massaged.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool effect you've demonstrated. I like this one.

25 Jul 2009 11:11pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Beautiful angle and gorgeous colors! I love the way the hills meet near the barn. Well done!

26 Jul 2009 11:40am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Yes, I like it better with less sky exposed.

26 Jul 2009 11:48am

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

I fell in love with this photo ...

27 Jul 2009 12:12pm