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09-14-2011, 09:44 AM   #2731
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
I've wondered what they are measuring.
DxO simply measures input/output response or the sensor. But just because I have a scene contrast of 12EV, it does not mean it will fit the sensors has exposure will determine how that fits. And the placement of that data on the scale is important to get a visually pleasing representation.

BTW, I just went outside and got a 10EV spread on a hazy day with thin clouds. I know I can pull more detail out of clouds/highlights on my negatives much easier than what is left in my digital files. I have nothing to doubt DxO measurements.


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09-14-2011, 11:45 AM   #2732
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QuoteOriginally posted by aeros Quote
Natural compared to what?
An Earth with only one sun and direction?

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Some more from the lake district

Stopped for a lunch of chicken and mash at a lovely cafe at Skelwith Bridge called Chesters and here are my condiments all out ready including tomato ketchup, Sarson's Vinegar and a Pentax 645N with a roll of Velvia 50 to go with it!

Pentax 645D FA 75 f/16 1/20




Just outside the cafe is the bridge that the hamlet is named after. I exposed for the sky, the bridge and the water and then combined in photomatix and then sharpened in CS5

Pentax 645D FA 33-55 @ 55mm and f/16




Further up the valley looking towards the Langdale Pikes. Three images blended in Photomatix, to capture the movement in the clouds and sharpened in CS5

Pentax 645D FA 33-55mm @ 33mm and f/11


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QuoteOriginally posted by itshimitis Quote
Stopped for a lunch of chicken and mash at a lovely cafe at Skelwith Bridge called Chesters and here are my condiments all out ready including tomato ketchup, Sarson's Vinegar and a Pentax 645N with a roll of Velvia 50 to go with it!

Pentax 645D FA 75 f/16 1/20




Just outside the cafe is the bridge that the hamlet is named after. I exposed for the sky, the bridge and the water and then combined in photomatix and then sharpened in CS5

Pentax 645D FA 33-55 @ 55mm and f/16

Further up the valley looking towards the Langdale Pikes. Three images blended in Photomatix, to capture the movement in the clouds and sharpened in CS5

Pentax 645D FA 33-55mm @ 33mm and f/11
Your new 645N looks in great shape.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
Your new 645N looks in great shape.

It is - it was graded as 'signs of use' - my 645D has more signs of use than the 645N. Been walking 10 miles a day with both cameras plus the FA75 A 200 FA 33-55 and the FA 55-110. shoudl help with fitness and weight loss! I've found the A 200 to be an excellent lens and very compact for a 200 prime.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Yamanobori Quote
Aeros did not state he was looking for criticism. He just posted to show his image.


While I do not really want to add to a negative feeling to the discussion, I think that it would be somewhat desingenuous to say that anybody post an image to this specific thread for this image to be ignored :ugh: Now comments can be positive or can be negative, as long as they are well founded and polite, it is the ransom of making an image public. Or would you expect a disclaimer " Please only positive comments to the image posted or otherwise consider that I did not ask for any other input...and keep quiet"

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Mt. Timpanogos Wildflowers

Because of record breaking snow levels last winter in Utah and much of the country, for that matter, high mountain wildflowers were very late in arriving in Utah this year. Over last weekend I learned the wildflowers in the upper meadows of Mt. Timpanogos, near Provo, Utah, were peaking. I drove up from southern Utah to the Timpooneke Trailhead this last Monday, arriving about midnight. At 2:30 am on Tuesday morning I started a four hour hike to the meadows at the 10,000 foot level, arriving about 20 minutes before the first sunlight hit the peaks. Had I been younger than my 68 years I might have made it faster but it's a 2500 foot elevation gain over about five miles of fairly demanding terrain, a snow field and some areas of scree/talus. I was also carrying my 645D, a couple of lenses, my K5 and a couple of lenses, plus some snacks and water.

I think I was rewarded for my efforts. I haven't had time to work all of the images but here is one result from three vertical frames shot with the 645D, manual focus 55MM@F22 and stitched in CS4 with some moderate dodging, burning and sharpening. I had hopes of a few clouds to go along with the sunrise but I think the flat blue sky works perhaps just as well and doesn't detract from the flowers that were my main point of interest.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lbenac Quote
While I do not really want to add to a negative feeling to the discussion, I think that it would be somewhat desingenuous to say that anybody post an image to this specific thread for this image to be ignored :ugh: Now comments can be positive or can be negative, as long as they are well founded and polite, it is the ransom of making an image public. Or would you expect a disclaimer " Please only positive comments to the image posted or otherwise consider that I did not ask for any other input...and keep quiet"

Cheers,

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I don't mind comments, but there is no reason to be uncivil. My comment was in reference to the idea that anyone can make any kind of comment no matter how rude, then the person who posted the image should just suck it up. My point is, why be rude in the first place? We should have a place for any style of photography--within reason (I do not advocate child pornography, for example)--and the grace to respect that photographer's approach.

Why can't we just enjoy the work for what it is?

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..and stitched in CS4..
CDW, I am curious, do you specify the projection when you stitch? I find the cylindrical projection gives me the best results.

Beautiful image.
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QuoteOriginally posted by CDW Quote
Because of record breaking snow levels last winter in Utah and much of the country, for that matter, high mountain wildflowers were very late in arriving in Utah this year. Over last weekend I learned the wildflowers in the upper meadows of Mt. Timpanogos, near Provo, Utah, were peaking. I drove up from southern Utah to the Timpooneke Trailhead this last Monday, arriving about midnight. At 2:30 am on Tuesday morning I started a four hour hike to the meadows at the 10,000 foot level, arriving about 20 minutes before the first sunlight hit the peaks. Had I been younger than my 68 years I might have made it faster but it's a 2500 foot elevation gain over about five miles of fairly demanding terrain, a snow field and some areas of scree/talus. I was also carrying my 645D, a couple of lenses, my K5 and a couple of lenses, plus some snacks and water.

I think I was rewarded for my efforts. I haven't had time to work all of the images but here is one result from three vertical frames shot with the 645D, manual focus 55MM@F22 and stitched in CS4 with some moderate dodging, burning and sharpening. I had hopes of a few clouds to go along with the sunrise but I think the flat blue sky works perhaps just as well and doesn't detract from the flowers that were my main point of interest.
Yes, I think you definitely were rewarded for your efforts. Lovely shot!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Yamanobori Quote
I don't mind comments, but there is no reason to be uncivil. My comment was in reference to the idea that anyone can make any kind of comment no matter how rude, then the person who posted the image should just suck it up.
I am 110% with you on been polite on any post.
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I used Cylindrical for this stitch. I usually try Reposition first and occasionally Auto but Cylindrical seems to be the most effective in stitching problematic frames.
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QuoteOriginally posted by CDW Quote
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I think I was rewarded for my efforts.
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You sure were. Fabulous landscape. I hear you on the extra snow pack this year. My usual hikes into the mountains this year were covered with some snow when normally they would be clear.
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Hi everyone. I just got my first MF camera today. These were not taken with a MF, but are images of one










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Hi everyone. I just got my first MF camera today. These were not taken with a MF, but are images of one
Nice! That's the original version of the 645, yeah? Have fun taking your first shots and I look forward to another new person joining the fun.
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