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08-21-2013, 02:40 PM   #4891
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Thank you ! The secret is -1 Ev all the time

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Few more my recent Napa trip....cross posted elsewhere.








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Vinh city, Nghe An province, Viet Nam.



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Hue's citadel from the sky. Viet Nam


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Great fotos everyone. I am going to look into software so I can do more than adjust exposure and whtie balance.

The scene appeared more misty than the photo suggests, but I like the little green running man captured in the sun flare.


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Sunrise.




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Nice series.

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Rondec-- Those are lovely...made me seriously homesick for the family farm back in Arkansas. Any chance you could share your lens/exposure information? The middle shot looks especially tricky to this newbie, though perhaps the K5 is just strutting its stuff.
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QuoteOriginally posted by CreationBear Quote
Rondec-- Those are lovely...made me seriously homesick for the family farm back in Arkansas. Any chance you could share your lens/exposure information? The middle shot looks especially tricky to this newbie, though perhaps the K5 is just strutting its stuff.
Thanks. All 3 were shot with the DA 15 limited. The middle one was shot at f8, 1/125 second (-1 EV), and iso 80. Developed in lightroom with Nik Effects Color Efex Pro software. I would definitely recommend Nik Effects -- not too hard to shoot and great for bringing out the best in more bland images...
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Outstanding, thanks for elaborating--"bland" images, perhaps, but the latent beauty of the scene really shines through. (FWIW, I've almost pulled the trigger on the DA21 mm, but you make a strong case for the 15mm...to my surprise, it doesn't seem to need a cityscape or the wide open horizons you get out West to seem "natural.")
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QuoteOriginally posted by CreationBear Quote
Outstanding, thanks for elaborating--"bland" images, perhaps, but the latent beauty of the scene really shines through. (FWIW, I've almost pulled the trigger on the DA21 mm, but you make a strong case for the 15mm...to my surprise, it doesn't seem to need a cityscape or the wide open horizons you get out West to seem "natural.")
The 15 limited is just a great lens for landscape in general. I feel like you can pick your scene and given decent light, the 15 will make it look good. The 21 is a strong lens too, but remember that you can crop 15 to make 21, but not the other way around. The biggest weakness of the 15 is that it needs to be shot at f5.6 at least to have border sharpness. From what I have seen, the 21 is probably sharper at equivalent apertures.

A couple from Patoka Lake this morning with DA 15 again.





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I take it "buy 'em all" is still an option... I'm very impressed with the foreground in those shots...and no doubt a DA15 is easier to haul around than a view camera. (FWIW, I was perusing Nik Effects tutorials this afternoon...awesome looking program, though I'd be some years before even scratching the surface of what it can do.)
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