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06-03-2011, 11:32 AM   #1066
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Abe is a little hot in both, but the other two images are really nice. I like the perspective and the tones you captured there quite a bit.
Ya, don't know what the h*** was happening to me last night, just couldn't seem to get anything right - went from a great weekend to a dismal evening.

I really went down just to set up at the Jefferson Memorial and try to work the FE some in the dome, when I first got there, there was still a load of people out (1:00am), so scurried over to Abe and took a few shots, then went back to the Jefferson memorial to finish up. I converted the Jefferson ones to B&W only because of the lens flare, I am going to try and rig up something to place over the FE to try and eliminate some of the flare for the next go around - here is another, shot from AL Memorial (this shot is a great shot IF and only IF you can catch it when the fountains are on at the WWII memorial, which is at the footer of the picture - that place is really lit up well when the fountains are active):

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QuoteOriginally posted by joe.penn Quote
Ya, don't know what the h*** was happening to me last night, just couldn't seem to get anything right - went from a great weekend to a dismal evening.
I liked the TJ shots, so I wouldn't say you couldn't get anything right. But we're often our own worst critics.
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The low-light, high-iso capabilities of the K-5 have not yet ceased to amaze me. Went to a Mets game tonight thanks to my son and his girlfriend and snapped this picture on the way out. Hand held at ISO 3200 with the DA 21mm...



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I love the smell of HDR in the morning.....
Pardon me while I stare at that shot for about an hour. Stunning! It has atmosphere, depth and absolutely gorgeous composition.

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A few from today-






Platypus is for my son's classroom project.
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That centre one is a cracker Simon, love the B&W treatment.
Thanks Skymist for your kind words!
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Another early morning shot.



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Thanks Greg! That morning shot pano is killer!
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Another early morning shot.
Great pano! Love the colors, too! Is that close to 180 degrees?
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A few from today-

Platypus is for my son's classroom project.
Wow, great stuff. That top one looks like you moved a studio to the pond! Great lighting. Did you use any modifiers? (reflectors, fill, whatever)
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Wow, great stuff. That top one looks like you moved a studio to the pond! Great lighting. Did you use any modifiers? (reflectors, fill, whatever)

Thanks! I kind of did, I used strobe/ shoot through umbrella
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Wonderful shots !









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A little more macros

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Thanks! I kind of did, I used strobe/ shoot through umbrella
I kinda thought so; either that or a big-ass reflector. I used to have a big, heavy projection screen with the silver glass-bead surface and a weighted base that I used for location fill. I picked it up at a flea market for $5 in 1984 or so. I miss it sometimes, but I don't miss carrying it!

I still have some umbrellas and lightstands (and strobes, but they don't help on location ), and I recently got the brackets that hold a shoe-mount flash with umbrella. Do you use manual flash or P-TTL for fill like that? I mean, I've got a Metz AF 48-1 and it works 'off-camera wireless' with the K-5, but I've not played with it in fill-flash conditions.
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