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#1 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 11:18 AM

As I think I may have made clear before, I don't happen to enjoy this spot on the globe very much.

 

I spent much of Friday trying to shoot exteriors, in the UK, in January. I mean, seriously: what is one supposed to do with greyish brown trees above greyish brown mud under a greyish brown sky? Fourteen stop cameras, we have these days, to shoot scenes that have about three stops of actual range in them!

 

Aaargh!

 

Phil


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#2 Jeremy Cavanagh

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 11:23 AM

Yeah, I know it can get a bit grey here in Winter but the sunny days are brilliant for shooting, I've been testing a new S16 camera and shot some exteriors on a bright sunny day in a park here in London and the resutling images just zinged and that wasn't due to any expertise on my part just the crisp bright sunshine.


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#3 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 12:13 PM

Yeah, I know it can get a bit grey here in Winter but the sunny days are brilliant for shooting, I've been testing a new S16 camera and shot some exteriors on a bright sunny day in a park here in London and the resutling images just zinged and that wasn't due to any expertise on my part just the crisp bright sunshine.

 

Yup...when I was in Leeds in September of 2013, I had absolutely gorgeous weather.  When it's nice there, it's really nice.


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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 12:26 PM

I find even when it's bright, that just looks even more stark and bleak.


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#5 Simon Wyss

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 01:31 PM

Phil, weren’t there any bright eyes around to spice things up?


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#6 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 11:38 PM

You could do worse than borrow a leaf from Robbie Burns' book, who took solace in what he saw as nature's bleak reflections of his own melancholia:

 

The sweeping blast, the sky o'ercast,
The joyless winter day 
Let others fear, to me more dear 
Than all the pride of May: 
The tempest's howl, it soothes my soul, 
My griefs it seems to join; 
The leafless trees my fancy please, 
Their fate resembles mine!

 

Not particularly helpful I know, but about all I can muster from the confines of my banana lounge down here in the sun-drenched Antipodes.  ;)


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#7 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 01:35 AM

Put a pretty face in front of all that blah. Problem solved!
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