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11-26-2009, 12:42 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by flockofbirds Quote
Yeah I'm in the Columbia Gorge about 40 miles east of Portland (Hood River)

Gray sky, gray trees, dull grass, gray water... pretty bland right now lol
You have superb light on your end of the gorge compared to my neighborhood. Today was not bad however.


12-03-2009, 01:34 PM   #17
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Untouched SMC Pentax FA 28-90mm.

Oh did I mention that the lens was reverse mounted? f19, 0.7 seconds on a tripod but straight out of the camera
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This picture has been taken with a Pentax-K 85/1.8 with an additional extension tube, to reach a shorter focusing distance:

But, of course, what i neglect to say is that this is one from a 9-shots series (luckily, digital film is cheap) ...

I try to get the picture i like by taking more pics with different settings, then i choose the one i prefer (which is not necessarily the best one technically speaking), but i try to avoid PP (especially because i'm really really far from being a Photoshop guru) ...

12-03-2009, 01:56 PM   #19
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heres 3, first from tamron 70-200mm at 135mm, jupiter9 85mm and tamron 500mm mirror lens. All are out of the camera (K7), no pp

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12-03-2009, 02:08 PM   #20
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Major understatement!


(Live just a few miles north...)
I second this... it's true the time of year and time of day plays a significant role in the natural contrast of things.
12-03-2009, 04:12 PM   #21
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QuoteOriginally posted by flockofbirds Quote
i pretty much do post work for all my photos that are "keepers"

Things this time of year, at least where i live, seem to lack contrast anyway.

Here is a recent untouched photo (taken today)

This was taken with a K200D and DA 35 Limited
I really like this. My question is, assuming you haven't already done so, do you plan to pp this in any way?
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I just snapped this in my backyard yesterday with my M100 f4 macro and KM, hand held wide open, brought into IrfanView as DNG, cropped, resized and saved as jpg, that's it.
I have no idea if it's any good, but the bee is cute!

12-04-2009, 12:48 PM   #23
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So my question - what percentage of your photos do you adjust contrast in post - every one you save as a keeper?
No. All of my concert shots need NR and WB adjustment, even if just my basic "high ISO tungsten" preset. Same with any other indoor candids. Some - especially the concert shots - get custom tweaking too, but often, I just custom process one then copy the settings to other similar images. A fairly low percentage of outdoor shots get any custom process at all, but of ones I might post online, probably at least half do.

Here's a few I happened to already have posted that I did not custom process - these are just the default ACDSee Pro 3 conversion from RAW. All taken recently with my K200D.



DA18-55 @ 20mm:

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Thanks - yeah - I only recently have started applying basic settings from one image to numerous like images. That's a real time saver for sure.

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