deckchairs in hyde park

Camera - Nikon D700
  • Aperture: f/4
  • Focal Length: 70mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter: 1/4000 sec
  • Camera: NIKON D700

Pixelpost has this really annoying habit of deleting your entire post if you dare to attempt an upload without a title, which I just did. So, now I have to remember the lengthy post I just wrote about this shot!

I took it in Hyde Park on Friday afternoon at lunchtime. I’d not realised there were deckchairs and a pond with dozens of ducks and swans pottering about! It makes a great break from the city bustle just minutes away. I reckon this is a pretty obvious photo as I saw at least one other photographer grabbing almost exactly the same sort of shot but hey, I gave it something of my own with the processing – lots of contrast and saturation and, is that a vignette I see?

I have a few layers here – one for the grass, one for the trees, one for the sky, one for global colour/saturation alterations, and the vignette of course. Also cloned a stain out of one of the deckchairs – cheating I know as it was there so I shouldn’t take it out, but not a cardinal sin.

Actually, the D700 is making beautiful shots with the various colour settings and the full frame sensor. Later that day at work we had the Black Eyed Peas and an Australian girl band called The Veronicas in, so I put it up to ISO 1600 to see how it handled the extreme lighting states and particularly the shadows – they looked amazing. So clean and crisp, really did justice to the lighting. I’ll post a few in the next couple of days.

Thanks for coming.

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