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05-08-2015, 06:16 PM - 4 Likes   #6976
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Last night from Jones Tract in the California Delta:

Nature's Letterbox

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05-08-2015, 07:18 PM - 2 Likes   #6977
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Another couple photos using stacking. The first photo is one that Helicon Focus did a poor job with and misaligned the stack to give a funky result. Zerene Stacker did a much better job with it. 19 images at f/16 with the 67 300mm*. The second photo is a 4 image stack with the 25mm at f/13. I'm pretty sure I used Helicon Focus for it.

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05-08-2015, 11:49 PM   #6978
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QuoteOriginally posted by itshimitis Quote
Some from the rooftop club bar in the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney:

Pentax 645Z FA 33 - 55

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So you got an FA 33-55mm to cover the wide end for your Oz trip in the end?
05-09-2015, 01:55 AM   #6979
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So you got an FA 33-55mm to cover the wide end for your Oz trip in the end?
It's the same lens I've had for a while. The AF no longer works on it, but t focuses to infinity with no issues. I have the 28 - 45 with me too, but that really needs to go off to be fixed now....Pity as some shots I took with it this evening were fantastic for tone but soft as defrosted ice cream.

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05-09-2015, 03:48 AM   #6981
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Some from today -

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1. FA 75 f/2.8



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3. FA 33 - 55



4. DA 28 - 45



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6. FA 33 - 55



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8. b/w

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Light Show at the Winery

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3-frame pano from 645z and 55mm lens, Dubai Marina



Any advice on how to keep the nightscapes from getting too overwhelmingly dark? I've seen some people use a technique called 'blending' (which might be another word for HDR), but don't understand it completely. Over exposing fixes at bit but then blows the tiny highlights out of proportion.

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QuoteOriginally posted by hoq Quote
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Impressive B&W architectural shot.
05-09-2015, 08:00 PM - 2 Likes   #6986
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From Bullfrog Landing in the California Delta:

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QuoteOriginally posted by bileu Quote
3-frame pano from 645z and 55mm lens, Dubai Marina



Any advice on how to keep the nightscapes from getting too overwhelmingly dark? I've seen some people use a technique called 'blending' (which might be another word for HDR), but don't understand it completely. Over exposing fixes at bit but then blows the tiny highlights out of proportion.
that looks about right to me.
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3-frame pano from 645z and 55mm lens, Dubai Marina



Any advice on how to keep the nightscapes from getting too overwhelmingly dark? I've seen some people use a technique called 'blending' (which might be another word for HDR), but don't understand it completely. Over exposing fixes at bit but then blows the tiny highlights out of proportion.
Shoot the scene earlier when the ambient light is still around dusk or just before , and the building lights have just come on....that way you will be able to rebalance the light better , or rebalancing maybe not needed at all ...the sky will still look quite dark , but the lights wont be blown out.....just try it at different times and see what results you get...Rgds
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QuoteOriginally posted by constable Quote
I am impressed ... are you using Zerene, Photoshop or Helicon? When I checked, it was Helicon that gave the problems not Zerene.

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I have only ever used photoshop for focus stacking. Nearly always has error's somewhere in the image but I manually fix them up.

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I have a macbook pro also and been experimenting with stacking landscapes in Photoshop with varying degrees of success. Do you use something besides Photoshop? Where my attempts seem to break down is typically in the areas directly behind foreground foliage, soemtimes in area closer to the corners of hte frame. Lightroom seems to have trouble picking out fine details from different frames in those cases. Or am I doing something wrong?
Just photoshop CS6 for all my image focus stacks, The areas you speak of behind fg foliage is a typical photoshop glitch, something I have come accustom to manually correcting.
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Dark Point Dunes, NSW Australia.
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My buddy and myself recently went on a surfing / photo adventure down south to explore some interesting place’s and to surf some new surf breaks. The first day of the trip late in the afternoon we arrived at Dark Point Dunes, Just north of Hawksnest NSW. There had been quite server weather for the area 1 week prior to our arrival and it was very apparent that storms were still hanging around. We got a break in the rain right at sunset and we decided to go trekking over about 5-6 huge sand dunes to find some untouched areas to photograph. As soon as we got to a good spot to shoot, the weather seemed to be circling us and produced some very moody and interesting cloud formations. I asked my buddy to walk up over the ridge behind us to check what the weather was doing. He got to the top and yelled “ yeppp we better get going, a wall of water is headed our way” I finished getting my shots , chucked my gear into my new Vanguard Sedona 45 Camera bag and we started bolting back to the truck… We got about halfway back to the Land Cruiser and it caught up to us, even running at full pelt we couldn’t get away from this cloud front. Running through soft and very steep sand hills with a lot of heavy Medium Format gear and one very sturdy tripod sure gave me a workout. My lungs and airway burnt from the massive sprint back, and it completely exhausted me. We made it back and my gear was dry and untouched thanks to the quality Sedona 45 bag. This was the last shot I got before we had to run.
Focus stacked for Depth of Field.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BostonUKshooter Quote
Shoot the scene earlier when the ambient light is still around dusk or just before , and the building lights have just come on....that way you will be able to rebalance the light better , or rebalancing maybe not needed at all ...the sky will still look quite dark , but the lights wont be blown out.....just try it at different times and see what results you get...Rgds
Thanks! I'll try this definitely .. was in Dubai for a week and each evening got stuck at work way past sun down. Got to try out high ISO on the 645z though .. and its very impressive!


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