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Ricketts Glen State Park, PA
Posted By: MRRiley, 07-19-2009, 04:21 PM

Just a teaser... Lots to process... More after dinner...

Ganoga Falls... 94'


K20D, DA 16-45mm, 6sec at f22

Absolutely beautiful place... More photos below...

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07-21-2009, 05:54 PM   #16
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Thanks Georg.

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Another three outstanding images Mike, last one is the best IMHO. Thanks for posting them.
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Ahhhh... Waiting for the clouds. I was wondering about all the different combinations of F Stop and SS with overall consistency in tone. Did you do some PP to get them all in the same ballpark or did you adjust settings (and take a bunch of shots) to achieve that level of richness?

Great set!
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Can you please post a 100% crop from one of those images, specifically the one shot with at F22. I fear using F22 on an 8 megapixel camera, due to acuity-robbing diffraction; can't possibly imagine a 14 megapixel camera fairing too well with its iris stepped down so much.

Have you considered using neutral density filters? They're pretty cheap if bought from places like maxsaver.net. I bought four Hoya/Kenko PRO1D polarizers there for 202 dollars, even though the invoice said 256 dollars.

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Mischivo: Just to interject... Mike mentions in an earlier post in this thread that he was using CPL and ND4 filters on these shots. I was wondering about the f22 shot as well.
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Gorgeous set, Mike!
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Thanks everyone.

Mischivo... I'll post a 100% crop or 2 once I get home from work this evening. I was using a CPL AND a ND4 filter for many of these (need to pick up an ND8). I understand what you mean about f22 but sometime sacrifices have to be made or chances taken. I'd rather have a slightly less than technically perfect shot than have no shot at all.

Maynerd... Thanks! I shot several shutter speed bracketed shots at each location. The SS varied between 1 to 8 seconds (though in some cases I went as far as 15 seconds). I let the aoerture fall where it fell (with occasional EV adjustments) except when I was worried about DOF. Very little PP done on these other than setting the white point in the brightest part of the water and then pulling up the shadows a tad.

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Good for the soul stuff! Thanks

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Center detail - 100% crop


Edge detail (upper center right) - 100% crop


Not tack sharp I agree, but due to the uniform appearance between the edge and the center, I believe that this is more attributable to slight camera movement or ground vibration during the exposure rather than any lens aberration caused by f22. I personally don't pixel peep a great deal and I will add that I have already printed a stunning 13"x20" print of the first image.

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Mike, great to hear you got a nice print. I find when shooting long exposures just a small breeze can effect the sharpness. could even be coming from the water flow. I think that's why some people put weights on the tri-pod on lenses for long exposures. Again, great images. JIM
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Jim,

You're right about the weights on the tripod. I actually have a small net bag that I can load rocks in for weight (wouldnt want to lug something formal around, especially on a 6 mile hike), but I forgot to throw it in the camera bag that day.

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Great idea. I need to get something for my tri-pod. Will check it out. Take care bud. JIM
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QuoteOriginally posted by MRRiley Quote
Jim,

You're right about the weights on the tripod. I actually have a small net bag that I can load rocks in for weight (wouldnt want to lug something formal around, especially on a 6 mile hike), but I forgot to throw it in the camera bag that day.

Mike
my camera bag is usually heavy enough to act as extra weight for that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mel Quote
my camera bag is usually heavy enough to act as extra weight for that.
Du-OH!!! Shoulda thought of that.
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Those are beautiful photos, Mike. They really give a sense of tranquility.
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