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Down From Hare by Alex37 Down From Hare by Alex37
This was the view on Sunday morning from Hare Tor. Little did I know at the time that I had lost both my 17-40L and my polariser. The lens was found after 3 hours of searching but the filter is no more. Expensive polariser number 4 here we come!

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ZlobaNajvacsia Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
very nice
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m112a Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great balance, cool and calm colors.
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lakemans Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Note to self...
Must obtain Alex Nails shoot list for the summer so whilst in stealthy camo gear I follow him & nab any glass he may conveniently drop....
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
that will start with 1 £250 ticket to iceland....
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011   Photographer
Very nice shot Alex!

I have lost so much gear over the years, its not even funny.
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Wow Alex, amazing shot.

Easily worth a 70 poloriser ;)

The mist in the valley bottoms completes this so well. Gorgeous :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I would trade this shot for a 70 polariser :P
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Alex, sell some prints at what 20 a pop.

Get yourself one one of those uber shiny Nikon ones ;)



Dude, I would kill to be able to have a talent like yours, so shut up whining :D
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not whining! I'm over it, it's fine.
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
You mind me asking which polorizers you use?

The last I bought was a noname $3 from a yard sale, but it performed well to my untrained eye.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I've used B+W Kaesemanns before but I prefer Hoya Pro1 filters. The cheaper ones are noticeably bad to my eye in anything but the lowest contrast light
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Ah yeah, slightly more expensive then. I've heard good things about them.

I really need to get myself a bunch of polorizers, I'm interested to see what they will do with my droplet shooting.

Finally got my new flash on the way too. So bloody pleased, the *looks at flash for brand* Ag...Agfatronic... (that can't be the name!) Is a lil meh and holds the rest of my kit back I feel.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
The mist really enhances the layers here. Sorry to hear about the kit!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, its okay, worse things have happened
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Indeed! Insurance, though?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
my insurance doesn't cover me just losing things sadly
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
It's a pity. Do you have "all-risk" insurance on your gear? I should check if mine covers "losing an item"...
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I read my policy thoroughly, it doesnt, but thanks :)
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely shot Alex but I have to address the processing issue here as to me it is glaringly obvious;

The transition between sky and horizon is ok but maybe just a gradient blend would have been more subtle. The Tor on the otherhand appears very cut out looking. I think the masking is near perfect but the difference in exposure is too high, making your processing stand out too much. it looks to me like you have gone around it with a pair of scissors..... whether it is due to the masking or the exposure difference or you have refocused for the background I don't know but something here looks way too obviously manipulated to me.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is straight from lightroom (I only used PS for sharpening), I only used soft edged gradients. So I guess i don't know why it looks so obviously wrong!
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That makes it all the more weird. I don't understand anymore....
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Anymore?
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Anything??Anymore?Ever again....
I think I have looked at to many images and too much processing, doesn't help that I am exhausted....
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The implication was that you never understood anything, so the use of the term 'Anymore' was inappropriate. That was of course a joke and I am guess that you didnt get it because you are indeed tired (and not because it was tenuous), so I will forgive you :P
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011   General Artist
Love the comp and all the layers of mist against the lit hills :nod: Did you put the lens down and forget or it fell out of your back? I walked 2 hours down a hill in the Peaks and realised at the bottom (dark by then) that my bags zip had broke and my entire filter kit and wallet of filters had escaped.. 2 hours hiking uphill in ice and snow in the dark with a torch and they were up the top sitting nicely on a dry patch :D
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Dan. Actually the lens fell out of my pack and I noticed and because I figured I was only a 1 minute run away I decided I would carry it in my hand along with my tripod and camera as I ran. I obviously dropped it without noticing. Its not the first time my gear has gone walkies so I might need to come up with a new system!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011   General Artist
*i meant backpack :lol:
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bluelilyoffire3 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Oh wow! Breathtaking! I wish I could have been there too... The air must have been so pure! And the view... Wonderful!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well the air is always nice down in Devon :) Thanks very much
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ancoben Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
It looks very peaceful and calm.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:) yeah seeing mist is always soothing
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spicedwinefanfic Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
This is absolutely dreamlike. Sorry about your polariser,though!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah well!
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Andyw01 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Superb shot.....but how the hell do you loose a lens?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You cant loose a lens, that doesn't make sense....
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Andyw01 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Sorry Alex bit of a typo...lose a lens.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I was only joking around in a really childish and annoying way, sorry :P

Basically I didn't tie down my backpack properly, the lens came out, I heard it, turned round, picked it up by the drawstrings of the case and carried on running with the strings between my fingers along with my tripod. I just didn't notice when I dropped it because most of the weight was in the tripod and camera that I was carrying in my hands I guess.
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice pic :)
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Don't you hate losing stuff? I lost my last spare battery today, and missed some pretty awesome pictures because of it. :(
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Subsanction Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanna make my home made waffles there, and watch the sunrise while I eat 'em! :D
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great DOF, I like the white clouds/fog at the top of the frame. This whole image has nice details
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
I lost my cable release in the rainforest taking photos off the track, but didn't realise it was missing until I got to the waterfall 2km away. In pouring rain and thick mist I made my way back to where I thought it might be and lucky enough there it was sitting there under a big fern so it wasn't wet at all. Anyway, nice shot Alex. Lovely depth and the Tor really frames the bottom thirds nicely!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Drew
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
its a bitch isn't it, this shot was worth it though Alex.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Steve. Actually I am thinking of taking this opportunity to buy a 82mm filter so that I can upgrade to a 16-35. Question is, is it worth it? Any opinions oh Gear Master?
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
its surprising the difference that 1 mm makes at the wide end, for someone who loves burning his retinas of course theres the benefits of the sunstar it produces, but other than that?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Astrophotos? What's it like shooting stars at 2.8
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
ahh of course....ive only shot stars in the scillies.....
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, hmmm its a thinker
I suppose I should think of the 500 difference as a holiday to somewhere awesome and just say no!
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