Rhinog Fawr Woods in sunlight

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    I had the pleasure of passing though Rhinog Fawr in April this year but at the time I didn't fancy taking any photos. Probably down being knackered from walking 7 miles around the hill, which we were staying on the other side. I said I would go back and I did.

    The first part of the day, like much of the week was wet but the clouds had died back by this time of the day. This was great as it backlit the woods casting long shadows. It was a nice way to finish the day. I had felt that, given the weeks weather, the trip to Wales was a success.

    mind.circus, eitan_the_dragon, and gogo159 added this photo to their favorites.

    1. MathewDC 29 months ago | reply

      Glad you like. Thanks for leaving your comments.

    2. kaybee07 27 months ago | reply

      Really beautiful dynamic range on the D800. Definitely better than my D700.

    3. MathewDC 27 months ago | reply

      Kaybee07. I was surprised just how good the dynamic range was with the D800. I lost very little info with this photo, which is impressive considering I was shooting into the sun.

    4. kaybee07 27 months ago | reply

      Well, that also depends on the lens too. I have a Nikon 85/1.8D and a 50/1.4G, and have shot both lenses into the sun. The 50/1.4G definitely still holds its contrast and color values just fine, while with the 85/1.8D the colors are washed out.

      Which lens did you use for this one? The Nikon 16-35/4 G VR?

    5. gogo159 27 months ago | reply

      Cracking exposure.......

    6. MathewDC 26 months ago | reply

      kaybee07, you're right. yes, I used the 16-35/4 G VR. A good lens. Nice and sharp, nice contrast with tones and vivid colours. Although there is some distortion at 16mm and some chromatic aberration, which stands out when you view the image at 100% in LR. But it is fixable. All in all, a great lens for landscapes.

      Gogo159, thanks. :)

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