Test Image comes Good
The image of the week for w/c 7th October 2019 , came from a set of test shots. The back story comes from issues I've had using a Tokina 11-16mm lens with a Nikon D3200, the results were oftain far too soft, and out of focus. You do need to watch when using the lens in manual focus in that if you set beyond infinity you will go out of focus. But even knowing this, my results on the D3200 was far from being right I resigned that it may be a calibration issue and beyond my knowledge set to solve
After rejecting a full location set using this camera lens combination I decided to look for an alternative. Not in any rush and driven by bargain hunting it took me 4 month to land a lens that would fit my requirement for the D3200
A sweet buy off Ebay a Tamron 10 - 24mm F3.5 , a snip at £118 and in mint mint condition with a UV filter a real bargain, happy me.
Morning after delivery popped out to catch the sunrise, took a test set the top image image was the 3rd image, not only did I have to test the lens but also my steady hand, setting for the photo 10mm , F4 and 1/13thSec.
Bingo lens ticked off all my requirements and I landed a solid alternative to my D2X and Tokina 11-16, which gave me extra throw and at both ends of its range
Joy of Joys happy Chappy
First Published Image
The digital world of photography, makes your images more excessable then at any time in the past, with this it affords more opportunety to get your imagery published.
My first experiance of this goes back to 2016.
Took a day trip to Tintern Abbey on what was a crisp, bright, frost laden day, 1st December 2016.
The remains of the Cistercian Abbey controlled by Cadw, sits in the Wye Valley was bathed in bright winter sun, arrived midday ,with a thick frost still present. The scene delivered an inspired view. Using my Nikon D 3200, fitted with a Polerised Filter, to take off any glare, fired off the attached image.
Handheld, 1/25th Sec at F11, 21mm, iso100
I posted the image on Flickr, adding it on to a number of groups, one of which included "Postcards From Wales" at the time not aware this was controlled by Wales Online, during the week after I posted I recieved an email that the Wales on Sunday who was going to publish.
There is no better feeling recieving such recognition for your work, its a great moral boost and endorsement of your skills.
This was a freezing cold visit that ended in a warm feeling that lasted for months