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09-03-2013, 01:09 AM   #4951
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Great job as always, Frederic.

A couple shot with the DA 40 limited.

Tree in Soybean Field.




Amish Farm.


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Rondec-- I keep going back to your foregrounds...the "tessellated" soybean leaves in the first and the splash of color in the broom sedge in the second just give these captures a depth I find unique. Anything you could tell me about your workflow on an image like this would be greatly appreciated--though of course I know there's no substitute for being aware enough to be in the right place at the right time.
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Great job Frederic and Vincent ... many thanks, J

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Thank you Jean !

The right time and the right place. Wonderful shots Vincent !
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Rondec-- I keep going back to your foregrounds...the "tessellated" soybean leaves in the first and the splash of color in the broom sedge in the second just give these captures a depth I find unique. Anything you could tell me about your workflow on an image like this would be greatly appreciated--though of course I know there's no substitute for being aware enough to be in the right place at the right time.
Thank you for the kind words. To me, it is about light and subject. If I see what I am looking for, then I usually shoot a couple of multi-exposure bursts with slightly different framing. I usually have two primes on two K5s -- one is the DA 15 limited and the second is usually either the DA 40 or the DA * 55.

In post processing, I use Lightroom 4, presharpen with Nik Effects and then, usually will develop with presets that I have made in Color Efex Pro. Depending on the photo, I might try an HDR shot with HDR Efex as well, but usually the Color Efex image is what I go with. Once you have made presets, it is pretty quick to apply a "recipe" and then tweak it a little bit.

Focal length does make a big difference. This is one shot with the DA 15 limited and the same tree at sunrise.


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Terrific, chuck-c! number 2 is perfect..
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QuoteOriginally posted by CreationBear Quote
Rondec-- I keep going back to your foregrounds...the "tessellated" soybean leaves in the first and the splash of color in the broom sedge in the second just give these captures a depth I find unique. Anything you could tell me about your workflow on an image like this would be greatly appreciated--though of course I know there's no substitute for being aware enough to be in the right place at the right time.
Rondec noted as much in his response above, but the Nik Software plugins for PS, PSE, Lightroom and Apeture are excellent post processing tools! They in no way compensate for Rondec's artistry and technical ability with respect to composition or exposure, but my guess is that they are essential tools in his post processing work. For what it is worth, the entire suite of Nik plugins can be test driven free of charge for 15 days by downloading them at the url below (or you can purchase them for USD $149). Additionally, there is a host of training resources for the plugins available on YouTube.

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Rondec noted as much in his response above, but the Nik Software plugins for PS, PSE, Lightroom and Apeture are excellent post processing tools! They in no way compensate for Rondec's artistry and technical ability with respect to composition or exposure, but my guess is that they are essential tools in his post processing work. For what it is worth, the entire suite of Nik plugins can be test driven free of charge for 15 days by downloading them at the url below (or you can purchase them for USD $149). Additionally, there is a host of training resources for the plugins available on YouTube.

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Thanks. Yes, I am a big fan of Nik Effects. There is a coupon code that drops the price to 126.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-price-watch/219559-google-offering...ml#post2326467
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Nice shots here !

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Great pictures with the DA 40mm XS lens and an extension tube. Does the tube have auto focus and aperture?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
Great job as always, Frederic.

A couple shot with the DA 40 limited.

Tree in Soybean Field.




Amish Farm.


Wonderful photos and use of the lens for landscapes!
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Rondec-- You know, that DA 15 shot is kind of stunning as well...a Hoosier Yggdrasil, perhaps. Thanks for elaborating on your workflow--very helpful.
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I wish I'd have a faster computer for using NIK Software efficiently... :|
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Great pictures with the DA 40mm XS lens and an extension tube. Does the tube have auto focus and aperture?
Thank you ! Yes it has. Even SDM contacts !

QuoteOriginally posted by Sinister,249886:
I wish I'd have a faster computer for using NIK Software efficiently... :|
I love your contratful shots !

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I love your contrastful shots !

I use Topaz B&W Fx, coupled with DeNoise
Thanks a lot! And you achieve astonishing results with it I am happy with NIK, but I am thinking about getting the 21,5 iMac...
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