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01-08-2012, 03:28 AM   #1
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Armagedon 1738
Lens: Tamton 18-250/3,5-6,3 Camera: Pentax K10D Photo Location: Bohinj ; Slovenia ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/90s Aperture: F9.5 




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01-08-2012, 03:42 AM   #2
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I like the photo as presented.

I think I would like it even more if the focus on the steeple were sharper.

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I apologize for the incorrect information about the lens,
Correction of data on the lens: Sigma 18-50 / 2.8 to 4.5
I hope you understand, Velja.
01-09-2012, 10:34 PM   #4
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I think it would work better with the subject less centered. The left side of the frame has little to offer, visually.

I can see that it was a very high-contrast situation, but the lack of shadow and highlight detail is a bit off-putting. I'd love to see the detail of the cross in the gate / wall? in the foreground.

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Hi,
I hope this is the original (I have 5-6 shots taken in a half hour, following the coming storm) just formatted!
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01-10-2012, 08:40 PM   #6
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If you have that much to work with, I'd consider a much less drastic B&W conversion, or at least creating a layer mask for the sky and adjusting them individually to get a more even exposure.

That's the fun part of these artistic conversions, you can do them over and over and over again!
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I took the liberty of constructing two edits.

1. A 'base' image with optimized dynamic range and shadow detail.
a. barrel and vertical distortion corrected
b. crop tree and parking sign
c. layer sky, darken, increase contrast via curve adjustment.
d. background: increase midtones and shadows, curve adjustment.



2. High-contrast B&W based on the above. Your 'Armageddon' caption envisions a much darker scene, which is as easy as darkening the midtones and shadows.






Your image has much more visual impact than mine, I am always too neutral.
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Hi,
as I have noted in the processing of the original, always something to lose! To HC-Bresson said: "If the object is too close to ordering a step backwards, and vice versa!" The best example of the actual shots were corrected distortions (losing top tower). Interesting as these "new" lenses? If in this example using my Chinon 55 / 1:4, M42 these errors would not have, right?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Velja Quote
The best example of the actual shots were corrected distortions (losing top tower). Interesting as these "new" lenses? If in this example using my Chinon 55 / 1:4, M42 these errors would not have, right?
regards Velja
I'm not familiar with the 18-250. My 18-55 has much distortion at 18mm but little at 24. I try to never shoot architecture at less than 24mm. It is a matter of 'knowing' your lens.

I do think it is a great capture!
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Amazing pics, really like the texture to the black and white.
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I see lots of potential in this scene!

Though I'd definitely look at getting up under that church to take advantage of the presense of the sky against the height of the building(steeple etc).
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