Two Angled Billboards - canon g5

2004-10-20: Two angled billboards above a train track.

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  • alex

    You used a polarizer here, right? After seeing your shots i've decided to get one too. However, it won't fit my crappy canon a60 lens. Is it possible to just hold the filter in front of the lens while shooting?

    2004-10-20

  • miles

    they are good, especially for skies, I usually exaggerate the vignette in photoshop, in fact I'm not even sure if there's supposed to be a vignette on a good quality lens. They are great for colour though.

    I use mine by holding it in front of the lens a lot, it's a 72mm fit for my canon SLR, just make sure it's flat with the lens. You turn the filter to find the best effect. I'm sure it's not good practice, but I'm not too good at good practice!

    2004-10-20

  • Andrew

    I'm such a sucker for a good symmetrical shot like this. Watch out for the banding around the vignette though. You might want to try adding a bit of noise to the gradient. It often helps get rid of that.

    2004-10-20

  • miles

    Thanks Andrew, you're right about the banding, if you look back a few days I actually recommended to someone to do that on their layer masks. I'll take another look at the image, I may have missed that or it might have come from the compression.

    2004-10-20

  • photojunkie

    I have been abusing my polarizer lately...

    This is at the Distillery isn't it...

    damn Nikon billboard!!!.. lol

    2004-10-20

  • miles

    haha, yeah, it is the distillery. I didn't mention it because I think people outside toronto are getting the impression that the distillery, and the whitby psychiactric facility, are the only places GTA bloggers shoot! ;)

    2004-10-20

  • alex

    I have one more question.. Does it matter what the mm count the filter has if I'll just be holding it in front of a lens?

    2004-10-20

  • miles

    no, as long as it's big enough to cover the lens on your camera that's fine. My 72mm is pretty huge so it's no problem if I'm a bit wobbly with it.

    2004-10-21

  • koozeh

    I really like your photos. Really good quality :)

    2004-10-21

  • Keith

    Nice shot, the vignette feels a little too heavy, but that's just me.

    2004-10-21

  • rool

    Nice one, I like the simmetry...

    2004-10-23

  • cornell

    nice shot!! love the twinicty

    2004-10-23

  • Tristan Tom

    super image.

    2004-10-24