The war memorial on Werneth Low Hyde Tameside Greater Manchester. Taken with Canon 5D MKIII and Canon 14mm F2.8 L MKII lens. Also used the Hitech Lucroit filter holder with 165mm grey grad filter.
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HimalAnda (10669) 2014-03-26 13:20
Nice composition and beautiful colors.
tyro (25902) 2014-03-28 6:20
This is a delightful springtime photograph, though not from this year, and full of lovely fresh and vibrant colours.
Your use of an ultra-wide lens and a small aperture has given you a remarkable perspective and a remarkable depth of field with everything from the close daffodils and grass to the distant memorial exquisitely clear and sharp. In fact, I suspect that the memorial was only a few yards away, so strong is the perspective effect of that lens.
Your symmetrical composition is delightful, the light and colours lovely, your exposure spot-on and the details and sharpness are excellent throughout, even when viewed at full size of over 2000 x 3000 pixels.
P.S. I had always thought that Lee and Formatt made these big 165mm filters and their holders solely for Nikon lenses but I can see that a lens as wide as 14mm (of whatever manufacturer) must indeed require such a large filter to avoid vignetting.
P.P.S. Nice too that the daffodils do indeed look yellow - I have found that so often when taking pictures of these flowers it is so easy to end up with "blown" areas. Red flowers too can suffer from a similar effect in which all one can see is pure red with loss of any other detail. But you have coped very well here!