I'm really liking the black neons George, they're not the best shoalers, but their understated looks seem to sit nicely in this tank. I'll probably double the size of the shoal in the coming weeks.George Farmer said:Black neons are great eh?!
But the photography is worthy of separate note. It's incredible. The amount of detail and realism is astonishing - perfect tones, contrast and colour balance. It has a very natural look which I find very appealing. It's easy for folk to say it's because you've all the gear, but to use it as well as you're doing is testament to the skills of your trade.
Cheers Mark. The photography side is certainly is addictive (and expensive too !) I reckon one or two more lights is more important than camera and lens - I think that would open up alot more options for lighting - you already have a camera and lens that are up to the task Next for me are more lights, and a (strong) trolley for the tank so I can move it well clear of the wall and backlight itsaintly said:this whole photography thing is just great. like George says the bar keeps raising, and this can only be a good thing for the UK don't you think?....it is for me at least. The down side is, your going to make me skint at this rate I'm already looking at a camera and lens upgrade
one critique though....the moss at the left branch doesn't quit sit right. it reminds me of a garter
You're spot on. This layout really suits an understated fish, in my view. Colourful/high-impact fish would be at odds with the naturalistic-style you've pulled-off so well already. More of the same would look stunning and I'd leave it with the one species, personally.Tonser said:I'm really liking the black neons George, they're not the best shoalers, but their understated looks seem to sit nicely in this tank. I'll probably double the size of the shoal in the coming weeks.
Why did you use the lens at the 70mm end? Did you aim for a strong 2D experience?Tonser said:
youre right in that your choice would be better for general purpose becuase thats seen as a general zoom for the crop factor cameras. Dont forget that tony is using a full frame camera with his 24-70mm which on your 450d (with 1.6x crop factor) would equate to about 38-112mm (the 17-55 IS is about 27-88m ish)keymaker said:I just bought a canon 450D camera and I am planning to get a 17-55 f2.8 IS lens vs. the 24-70 (no IS) you used and I am trying to convince myself that my choice would be better for my general purposes.
Oh, absolutely right, I did not think about the full frame factor here. Thanks!stuworrall said:(...)Dont forget that tony is using a full frame camera (...)
Mark Webb said:Tony, would be interested to know what lighting equipment you use?
Did you mean this? :?Tonser said:2 x Bowens heads - one with 60cm softbox above, and front right of tank for general fill, and one with snoot at left hand side firing across the front of the scape 8)
what the... I'm sure you must have mentioned this before... have you got a linky link?Tonser said:just the automated water changes taking place.