There are dark spots on the corners because of the wide angle, this is my first experiment with 10mm focal length, and these spots appear on all of them. Is this a common problem?
The photo was taken at Waimanolo Bay, about 24 hours ago. Finding an empty beach on Oahu is almost impossible, this was taken early in the morning, and a nasty head-on collision was delaying beachgoers on the road next to this beach. Both cars looked totalled, not sure about fatalities.
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Tue (25798) 2006-05-03 17:32
Great view of the sea here. I like there's water in the total bottom left hand corner, a good POV. The colours are also very nice. Good work!
Keitht (1274) 2006-05-03 17:42
Nice shot with good POV. Strong colours. The polariser has done its work well.
Unfortunately I suspect the polariser is also the cause of the darkening (vignetting) of the corners. That is always a potential problem with ultra wide angle lenses. You may be able to avoid it by using slim filters but I believe they can be expensive.
patriik (1935) 2006-05-03 17:47
Good shot and lovely place, but I would crop the picture and cut these black corners. It`s a result of using a polarizer on your wide angle lens. Try to find a slim version of this filter. Otherwise you will never eliminate dark spots on the corners.
Some details on the foreground would help to create a perspective on this shot...
MiguelP (14464) 2006-05-03 18:05
Hola Tan. Quite a nice place, you were lucky to find it empty. About the lenght, I heard is usual. I love the effect of the polarizer on the clouds, and the sense of freedom. A great place to swimm, or so I think.
peter1892 (1681) 2006-05-03 18:10
Hi Tan - it's a fantastic viewpoint, the wide angle really works well & the colours are superb. The clarity in the water is particularly good.
As for the vignette effect - well, it doesn't bother me at all, my only guess is that it could be the filter*, but that's just a guess. you could always crop it out.
*And now I see other comments that suggest the same thing!
Edu71 (119) 2006-05-03 18:27
I love the effect of polarisers in skies and water, mainly when the picture is taken in paradise like this one.
Vignetting used to appear in lower quality wide-angle lenses, but not so obvious as in your picture. I´m pretty sure the problem is the filter and not the lens.
Keep on shooting with your 10-22!
ChrisJ (86854) 2006-05-03 20:39
A wonderful paradisical shot. I like the turquoise color of the sea, contrasting with the yellow sand. Good work!
elBud (2235) 2006-05-03 20:42
i would love to go there, that´s another paradise, i think that´s one of the most beautiful island of the world, great picture, nice colors, i love it.
Cormac (26545) 2006-05-03 23:02
Great wide angle shot Tan, with incredible saturated colours and the close-up of the beach and waves contrasting with the mountains behind. Regarding the dark corners, I get this sometimes too, and it's caused by the lens being so wide that it is actually catching part of the filter. There are only three ways to avoid it - don't go all the way to the widest focal length, don't use a filter, or if you do use a filter, use a special thin filter. Great work, as usual!
Angshu (51174) 2006-05-04 0:34
Superb shot Tan. The turquoise of the sea & the blue of the sky is absolutely fantastic...just like paradise
jafadabret (56497) 2006-05-04 2:21
Tan, la photo est superbe par le rendu de l'eau qui vient mourir sur le sable et les tons irisés de la mer ainsique par le ciel bien servi par le polarisant. Pour le vignetage, je pense qu'il est dû uniquement à l'adjonction des filtres. Mais avec un petit recadrage ou un encadrement à l'intérieur on peut oter ces angles assombris.
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-05-04 5:54
Ppffffffff .... too hard Tan what you show us !!!! :))
Lucky guy, enjoy your trip in hawaii ! Sometimes i hate you ;)
This one is marvelous, so pure and so sharp, a pure delight.
How i'd like now to sat down here, ass on sand, and watch, it's an excellent moment you let us the opportunity to see, and as a fan of nice spots, hot beaches, it's marvelous :)
PS : thanks for your WS, the result is really convincing, i know that this was a hard job to PP this pic from jordan ;)
Thanks again Tan :)
carper (96) 2006-05-04 6:11
yes that vignetting is a problem, I am glad you let it seen to us, because I would be a super wide lens to. I dont know what it would be. But I thin I go for the Tokina 12-24.
The composition farther is nice the good depth the wide angle composition is a succes. good job.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-05-04 6:32
You get difficult to follow... Oman-Alaska-Hawaii, hot-cold-hot, are you trying to burn your miles before they get invalid ?
Maybe not the most adventurous compo, but certainly efficient, with excellent light and clarity to be seen in the water. Good polarization but you can see on the sides it is less attractive at this UGA than on the middle focals, and your pola must be a thick one to produce this vignetting, which one did you get ?
Last but not least, congratulations for having bought a fine lens ;-))
Have a nice day,
lukie (0) 2006-05-04 6:58
Hawaii, a place that many of us dream about... Maybe a little crop would have made this one even better (we can see in each corner the "marks" of the used filter). Allthough a splendid picture !
Mat87 (225) 2006-05-04 7:58
Wow, what a shot! Beautiful colors and nice perspective, I wish I could swim in this water :)
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-05-04 8:03
Great clarity and sharpness. I wish you cropped the dark shadows though.
PS its done tickets to Ethiopia are bought, I thought your email scenario does not become true :)
sleon (9402) 2006-05-04 10:11
Looks like you are enjoying some nice spring weather on your travels! Great use of your super wide angle lens, a very good purchase ;-) As for the vignetting, yes, I get the same when I use a polariser. I guess the wide angle is just so wide that even the few mm of filter obstruct. It is possible to get extra thin polarisers which are supposed to avoid this but haven't looked into. Normally I just avoid shooting at 10mm or crop afterwards. As for the shot, what a lovely classic view. The water is just so inviting and the colours and clarity are so crisp.
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2006-05-04 10:37
Fantastic perspective! Excellent POV, colors and composition! Great work!
gilou530 (34) 2006-05-04 12:24
sacré couleur ou le polarisant a fait du bon travail, le cadrage avec ce ciel qui semble raser l'eau est superbe, belle image
delkoo (68) 2006-05-04 15:40
hi tan excellent view of th beach
you did a nice shot again,
it's a real shame to have shadows in the corners.
jbweasle (9373) 2006-05-04 15:47
Hello Tan, it's amazing to see this beautiful beach deserted. It's a shame that it is so because of tragic circumstances. I love the crystal clear water and the distant mountains, also the beautiful clouds that always seem to grace your photos.
xavshot (69835) 2006-05-04 16:42
encore de superbes couleurs qui font rêver ;o) Magnifique ce ciel qui semble arriver vers nous. Une belle photo et un joli rendu de l'eau au premier plan. Bravo
izmirli (3864) 2006-05-04 17:48
sevgili tan merhaba
harika bir kumsal.renkler ve gökyüzü çok güzel olmuş.tam bir usta işi.en iyi günler seninle olsun.neşeli günler.
svo555 (1028) 2006-05-04 18:33
Great moment with the wave aproaching you, colour is excellent and envy to go there...
PJE (20756) 2006-05-04 20:44
Tan that 10-22 mm capture has confirmed to me that this is the next lens on my list to buy. I can see all sorts of possibilities with the wide angle range. Excellent color with the polarizer. I see a little dark edges on the corners. Is that because the filter does not quite fit with this lens? Good work..I love it!
zeca (19762) 2006-05-05 0:18
Well, I sincerely envy you, because you was there a few days ago, or maybe you are there!
What a nice shot, presentint excelent exposition, wonderful POV of this beautiful beach! The framing is also nice, from down, showing nice details on the water and presenting great depth of field. Sooo nice, Tan!
veronika (6052) 2006-05-05 6:11
Oh no really is so empty?? I should be very fast to get there.. :)
Perfect clear smooth beautiful image Tan,
siolaw (37568) 2006-05-05 13:50
Wide angle is nice here(exept the corners!)
Great colors and nice transparent water...
nice diagonal compo,amazing sky
ahmetgedikli (25064) 2006-05-05 15:55
Yine etkileyici bulutlar altında tertemiz sahil. Bakış açısı ve netlik mükemmel. Ellerine sağlık.
rafelito (3648) 2006-05-05 20:49
Wowwwwwwww....Tan, colors and texture, great perspective.Good work !!Regards, Rafael
Henryk_Bilor (20797) 2006-05-06 11:56
Very nice image. Good delicate colours of the water and nice-shaped clouds. I like it.
Greetings from Slupsk ;)
lestans (16770) 2006-05-07 8:47
Beautiful place. I am so excited because I am going there next days!!! This place is very far from Italy, I'll have a long long flight.
I take a note about this place, hoping to find it so free.
MarekP (4750) 2006-05-07 18:23
A beautiful wide angle picture. DoF is excellent and low clouds are very impressive. Very well done!
Paolo (41216) 2006-05-08 12:11
Hi Tan, a great image from Oahu. i think that i went some years ago in that beach!
excellent colours, fantastic POV with a beautiful perspective on the bay, amazing light and perfect focus.
Jeppe (18654) 2006-05-08 15:36
Yes I know this problem due to filters - specially two filters at the same time gives me problems.
I like the lines of this beach and the different levels and water and surfaces - thanks for this lovely view.
Ann75 (0) 2006-05-09 14:08
Wow, what a beautiful shot...I wish I was there right now, it looks like such an amazing place. The colours of this shot are stunning with a beautiful cloud cover. I love the wave in the foreground rolling onto the beach! Great depth and pov!
mjdundee (4657) 2006-05-11 9:34
with such a lens you need a slim polarizer filter. What you see is most probably part of a thick filter rather than part of the lenshood. As far as I can say this is a nice picture and apart from the bad luck with the filter a good one, but compared to what you posted as scans from the Fuji slides there is a world between digital and film.
For landscape wideangles there is still no alternative to film, not in lens and not in filter effect quality.
kmarscher (2887) 2006-05-18 15:48
Your collection has much to offer in that you present unique points of view, Tan. I like the wide angle here, colors and sharpness. Your experiment with polarizer is helpful to see.
livermore (1462) 2006-08-07 16:53
Je découvre ta galerie.
Beaucoup de pays visités c'est impressionnant!
J'ai commencé par les USA, et je découvre cette photo splendide d'une qualité impressionnante.
On s'y croirait, on a presque les pieds dans l'eau!
Bravo et à bientôt
sergio1 (12150) 2006-09-04 4:52
Wonderful shot to this paradise. I like hte perspective and pov. Excellent lights and poiv to the beach. Good textures to the sea with a perfect sky.
Congratulations my friend
lilimih33 (9912) 2006-11-03 17:48
Hello Tan! Fantastic point of view and great colours! Beautiful place! Well done! Lili
anokutan (15097) 2007-06-06 4:50
Tan bey merhabalar,
tek söz bu kare için haaaaaaarika.hele kumsalın üzerine yayılmış suyun görüntüsü.muhteşemmmmmmmm.tebrikler.
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 10-22 f3.5-4.5 EFS, 77 mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-03 17:29
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