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Sunny Day

Sunny Day
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Copyright: David Lazic (Natasa-David) Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 11 N: 15] (89)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-30
Categories: Mountain
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-16 4:55
Viewed: 3509
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo was made near monastery Slanci, Belgrade.

A monastery of Slanci, dedicated to the Saint archdeacon Stefan, is located nearby. Name comes from the Serbian word for salty.

Slanci is located in the southern, Šumadija section of the municipality, few kilometers east of the neighborhood of Višnjica on the road of Slanački put (Slanci road) which connects Belgrade with Veliko Selo, the easternmost settlement in the municipality
of Palilula.

The settlement is build on the southern slopes of the hill of Milićevo brdo (279 m), in the micro-valley of the short creek of Vrelski potok.

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To ubc64: The best reply! THANKS!Natasa-David 1 09-22 23:45
To oscarromulus: Thanks a lotNatasa-David 1 09-22 15:34
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Welcome to TN.
EXCELLENT piece of photgraphy work.
Please add a few notes to show where is this location etc:
Warm greetings,

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2008-09-22 20:21]
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Hi David,

This is a very appealing view. You present landscape that is most unusual. It looks like the kind of hill that I would like to climb, because I wouldn't have to be a mountain climber. The clouds seem to go on forever. I don't know whether I would have called it a "Sunny Day". Although, obviously the sun is shining somewhere through the clouds. It's interesting the way you have taken the photo when a piece of cloud seems to be emanating from the top of the hill to the rest of the clouds -- as if being spawned by the hill.

Here are a few technical notes that might help in the future. The depth of field is very important here, so I would suggest that a very small diameter aperture (larger number) should have been used, so that everything is in focus. I would manually set the focus too so that I know it's set to the distance that I'm most concerned with. I can't see any of your settings, so I can only go by what I see in the image. The overall impression I have is that the image is not as clear as it could be. If you aren't using a tripod, then I suggest that you obtain a good one and use it. If possible with your camera, either a remote control or a short delayed shutter release can help to keep your camera steady also; alternatively, just make sure that you don't move the camera when you press the shutter release. In a high quality photo, you need working pixels. So, make sure that your ISO is set low to 100 or 200. That will reduce your noise and add clarity to the image. With so much sky, if you go with an automatically set shutter speed, to go with the aperture selected, the amount of light on your sensor could well be appropriate for the sky but inappropriate for the hill. You can compensate for this by doing a pre-focus on the hill, noting the shutter speed given at that point. Then, switch to manual controls and fix the shutter speed you determined, to go with your aperture. Then, when you frame the photo, you will be getting a better dosage of light.

It would be helpful for the viewer/critiquer if you would provide notes also, so that it is possible to better relate to and understand the image and your intentions. Without notes, many people are reluctant to provide a critique.

I hope that some of these things will help. Believe me, I know how frustrating it can be to want to do something, but not be able to do that to your full satisfaction.

Best Regards,

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