It's still sun and blue skies...and dry

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It's still sun and blue skies...and dry

Postby quester » Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:43 pm

Been busy with our harvest here, so sorry for not posting for so long. Still trying to develop as good a relationship with the GR as I had with the PX. Which means that it's not getting used as much as the latter - too worried about the elements still, to keep it a pocket away. Maybe expectations were a bit high, but I am enjoying the process. Certainly can't complain of the better image quality.

Being completely restricted to the one focal length, I am now seeing that the pics that seem more appealing to me have an object in the foreground. The ones that don't, are attractive because of a certain combination of beautiful elements, like the last one.

Hope you are all well.

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Exposure program: Aperture priority
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recycled sewage reservoir - for irrigation
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Focus length: 18.3 mm
Shutter speed: 1/500 Sec
F-number: F/5.6
ISO speed rating: 100
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Camera-model: GR
Exposure program: Aperture priority
Exposure bias: -10/10 EV
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F-number: F/8
ISO speed rating: 200
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Camera-model: GR
Exposure program: Aperture priority
Exposure bias: 7/10 EV
Metering mode: Pattern
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Re: It's still sun and blue skies...and dry

Postby Orol » Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:28 pm

Good work, quester. Hard to choose a winner. I like them all.

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Re: It's still sun and blue skies...and dry

Postby quester » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:16 pm

Thanks very much Peter!
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Re: It's still sun and blue skies...and dry

Postby Blow-in » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:10 am

Nice set! I like the perspective in #1 with the horizon line visible through the drain pipe - very clever.

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Re: It's still sun and blue skies...and dry

Postby thelps » Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:05 am

That desert is very enigmatic.
#1 for me. All good.
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Re: It's still sun and blue skies...and dry

Postby quester » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:38 pm

Thanks very much Richard and Tim.

The construction-related shots are from an international airport that is being built about 20 kms. south from here. Until now all air traffic (relatively small planes) was only serviced by a small airport in the nearest town, about 35 kms. away. This new one will replace it, as well as adversely affect the relative quiet here - the large passenger planes will be taking off to the north, and their route goes directly over us. So we will have them roaring in our skies. The price of development.

Here are some more on the same themes :

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ISO speed rating: 100
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Camera-model: GR
Exposure program: Aperture priority
Exposure bias: -7/10 EV
Metering mode: Pattern


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Image taken on: Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:00 am
Focus length: 18.3 mm
Shutter speed: 1/500 Sec
F-number: F/5.6
ISO speed rating: 100
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: GR
Exposure program: Aperture priority
Exposure bias: 0 EV
Metering mode: Pattern


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Image taken on: Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:49 am
Focus length: 18.3 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2500 Sec
F-number: F/8
ISO speed rating: 200
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: GR
Exposure program: Aperture priority
Exposure bias: -10/10 EV
Metering mode: Pattern
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Re: It's still sun and blue skies...and dry

Postby Orol » Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:30 pm

The tyre makes #1, the stones balance well the bars in #2 (though I suppose you did not place either ones there for the shot :) ), the emptiness of the desert in #3... nice ones again.

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Re: It's still sun and blue skies...and dry

Postby Blow-in » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:53 pm

All nice but I like #2 best for its abstract qualities. Will the airport bring any economic benefit locally? Jobs? Visitors? I suppose you could always take-up plane spotting.

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Re: It's still sun and blue skies...and dry

Postby quester » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:03 pm

Thanks everyone!
This region is at the southern tip of the country, and is very close to Jordan's southern port, and the Sinai desert, so this could be a tourist paradise if there were peace. Famous Petra (the Red Rock) and Wadi Rum are only an hour away to the east, and the Mount of Moses (St. Catherine's monastery) a couple of hours west in the Sinai desert of Egypt. Lots of good diving in the Red Sea.

Sure, there will be a bit more jobs - but the real change will come when/if a peace treaty can be worked out and sustained. Then the airport can make as much noise as it wants - we'll gain real peace and quiet, which is much more important...
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Re: It's still sun and blue skies...and dry

Postby Iansky » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:29 pm

Nice set of images and a good mix.

I do like some of the open landscape / abstract images as there is more to see as you look deeper into them - a good set that are thought provoking.
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