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    Photos Panorama View from Quernmore, over Morecambe Bay to the Isle of Man

    Had a ride up into the hills tonight with a camera club friend and tried to get some landscape shots and in the main, failed miserably because the sun buggered off.

    The only thing that was remotely usable, and even this I don't think is as good as you seasoned landscapers would have managed. It probably didn't help having only a basic lens on the camera (the Canon 55-250 IS) which is a long way off L series, and the lateness of the hour meant the shot even on the 18mp 550D sensor suffered, which had me using some noise reduction to tidy it up.

    Anyway, I thought I would post it anyway.

    The view is from 3 images stitched in Photoshop, taken from close to Jubilee Tower, an old monument at Quernmore looking out towards Morecambe Bay. You can make out local reservoirs to the far right hand side. At the top left you can clearly see the wind turbines out in Morecambe Bay. Viewed large you will see the gas rigs and boats and a large ship on the horizon! I was reliably (allegedly) informed that you can in the distance, beyond the large buildings that is the Heysham Power Station, the long spit of land which is the edge of Barrow-in-Furness and over this outcrop of land, see the mountains on the Isle of Man. All this seen against a sky of low red sunlight as the sun had disappeared beyond the horizon. These landmarks were identified by a chap who had a GPS thing on his mobile phone (whose hobby is to photograph all 600 trig points across the UK). In the large version you can see boats and such on the water and lights on buildings. I think, considering the lens, and the ½ second exposure times, it has come out pretty well.

    When seen large sized, the detail at the distance of the horizon is amazing really!


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    Camera Maker: Canon
    Camera Model: Canon EOS 550D
    Lens: EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
    Image Date: 2010-08-31 20:10:46 +0000
    Focal Length: 250mm
    Focus Distance: Infinite
    Aperture: f/19.0
    Exposure Time: 0.500 s (1/2)
    ISO equiv: 100
    Exposure Bias: none
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: Manual
    Exposure Mode: Manual
    White Balance: Auto
    Flash Fired: No
    Color Space: Adobe RGB (1998)
    Photographer: Paul Iddon
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    Paul.
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    Default Re: Panorama View from Quernmore, over Morecambe Bay to the Isle of Man

    Wow, that 550D packs quite a whallop. Lovely reds.

    I actually like the slight noise on the picture, it gives some earthy, grittiness to it. I know what I mean anyway

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Panorama View from Quernmore, over Morecambe Bay to the Isle of Man

    Lovely image Paul. Great descriptions of what can be seen. I like it.

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    Default Re: Panorama View from Quernmore, over Morecambe Bay to the Isle of Man

    was up there not so lonfg ago lovely view, lots of detail on the big un, makes me wanna get out tonight, not long to dark nights now
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    Default Re: Panorama View from Quernmore, over Morecambe Bay to the Isle of Man

    I like this Paul.

    Certainly you've suffered with the light loss but still, the distant reds in the sky are superb and what I like is that there are SO many different compositions you could crop from this. Far left with the turbines, water and no land. Then further to the right with the distant hills and water again.

    Very cool mate.

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    Default Re: Panorama View from Quernmore, over Morecambe Bay to the Isle of Man

    Thanks fella.

    Not in my normal arsenal, but occasionally I get a decent landscape, though even less frequently a decent pano!


    Paul.

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