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07-19-2015, 06:15 PM - 3 Likes   #11566
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Yes, it is, and yes they are. I've found the best way to meter scenes that have the sun in them is to draw a mental right angle between the sun, me and the sky overhead and meter the point above, 90 degrees from the sun. This works especially well for sunset shots, I've found. The only downside is the sun becomes white, but you have to let the exposure go off somewhere if you want the right colors everywhere else. For example:

Canon F-1, Vivitar 28-90/2.8-3.5, Kodachrome 64



Canon F-1, Vivitar 28-90/2.8-3.5, Kodachrome 64


Canon EOS Elan IIe, Canon EF 80-200/4, Kodak Gold 200


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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
Yes, it is, and yes they are. I've found the best way to meter scenes that have the sun in them is to draw a mental right angle between the sun, me and the sky overhead and meter the point above, 90 degrees from the sun. This works especially well for sunset shots, I've found. The only downside is the sun becomes white, but you have to let the exposure go off somewhere if you want the right colors everywhere else.
Nice shots there indeed. I think I follow your "right-angle" method, but I'm not 100% sure... Care to elaborate a bit more?
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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
Yes, it is, and yes they are. I've found the best way to meter scenes that have the sun in them is to draw a mental right angle between the sun, me and the sky overhead and meter the point above, 90 degrees from the sun. This works especially well for sunset shots, I've found. The only downside is the sun becomes white, but you have to let the exposure go off somewhere if you want the right colors everywhere else. For example:

Canon F-1, Vivitar 28-90/2.8-3.5, Kodachrome 64



Canon F-1, Vivitar 28-90/2.8-3.5, Kodachrome 64


Canon EOS Elan IIe, Canon EF 80-200/4, Kodak Gold 200
Those look very good. Last one is wonderful with the details on the waves. Too often for me, long exposures destroy that texture.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
I also have few pics on this style:
QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
Yes, it is, and yes they are. I've found the best way to meter scenes that have the sun in them is to draw a mental right angle between the sun, me and the sky overhead and meter the point above, 90 degrees from the sun. This works especially well for sunset shots, I've found. The only downside is the sun becomes white, but you have to let the exposure go off somewhere if you want the right colors everywhere else. For example:
Nice examples!

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QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
Nice shots there indeed. I think I follow your "right-angle" method, but I'm not 100% sure... Care to elaborate a bit more?
There's not much to elaborate, really. As I mentioned above, I employ this technique mostly with sunsets. I was really tired of my sunset shots turning out like this:



And one day it just came to me -- try metering the sky above. And it worked, so I've been doing it ever since.

I just point my camera straight up and meter the sky overhead. I lock in this exposure setting, recompose, and shoot. That's really all there is to it. I found also that usually I was able to hand hold the camera for the shots, even when shooting Kodachrome 64. All three of the shots in my preceding post were handheld, but ironically the shot just above was taken from a tripod. The lens used was a Sigma 600mm f/8 mirror and I almost always used a tripod with that lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
There's not much to elaborate, really.
Just making sure I understood your geometry and sound like I did. Good tip. (and nice shot! that last one)
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Couple more garden snaps:



MZ-50
DA35/2.4
1/60th @ f/2.4
Agfa Vista Plus 200
Canon FS4000 scan 4000dpi



MZ-50
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1/1000th @ f/2.4
Agfa Vista Plus 200
Canon FS4000 scan 4000dpi
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Hasselblad 500c/m
Carl Zeiss Planar C T* 80/2.8
Kodak Ektar 100
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The nice bokeh of the A 50 mm f1.4 wide open, LX and Ektar 100:





Everybody knows this place, A35-210 mm and Ektar 100:



Always in the same place but with the Fujica ST705W, and I think the 135mm f2.5:

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Hasselblad 500c/m Carl Zeiss Planar C T* 80/2.8 Kodak Ektar 100 Epson V500
Good detail, but the full size on Flicker is rather reduced and limits exploration by zoom.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote

Hasselblad 500c/m
Carl Zeiss Planar C T* 80/2.8
Kodak Ektar 100
Epson V500
Beauty, like the sky!

Phil.
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QuoteOriginally posted by arnold Quote
Good detail, but the full size on Flicker is rather reduced and limits exploration by zoom.
QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Beauty, like the sky!

Phil.
Thanks guys.


Here's one that my 6 year old daughter took using my Minolta Autocord and expired Portra 800.

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I have been digging up negatives from early 1993, mostly Kodak Gold. They have not aged well, unlike Kodachrome. The colours are off and very splotchy, but here are some to start off. This first is just after B737 lift-off from Whitehorse Yukon, and we are skimming South down the valley towards Vancouver. We then pass Atlin Lake seen below:



Arrive at Vanvouver, which looked like this in 1993.

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I just wanted to share this mostly because I can't stop laughing inside about it. I'm venturing into the rabbit-hole of DSLR scanning with my K-3 (seems like a lovely use for the thing and will give it something to do much more often) and am still figuring how I'd like to set that up. (Incidentally I just picked up a 67-->K adapter [hasn't arrived yet] and was planning to use the 67 135mm F4 Macro for this purpose - if anyone has thoughts on how that might turn out, I'm all ears..) But this morning had several boxes of RVP100F slides sitting on the kitchen table... ...literally the 1st try and one of the best at at attempting to grab a slide copy with the Ricoh GR, handheld. I stuffed a folded layer of plastic sack into the translucent top of a slide storage box and put my smartphone inside with 'flashlight' on... tossed the slide on top. It just makes me giggle.

"ghettotech slide capture"


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If the dang GR could close-focus more than it's capable of (which is one my scant few "complaints" about it, and hardly one at that honestly), it would actually be a viable 'scanner'. Might actually try a "serious" setup using it for medium format. I still don't think it would fill the frame but it would be heaps closer.
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and was planning to use the 67 135mm F4 Macro for this purpose
My initial guess would be that most 135 format macro lenses would probably work better than the 6x7 135/4 for that purpose.
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