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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hatam View Post
    With Canon's recent announcement of their new IS mechanism, they are hinting that they'll be upgrading/adding IS to new lenses starting soon. I've heard rumors of 24-70 IS, and 400/5.6 IS. Also have been hearing rumors of a redesigned 70-200/2.8 IS, and 100-400 IS.

    Maybe we'll get lucky, Bob, and get a new 85L III IS
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    Here are two more versions of the shot. First is a more "punchy" version (contrast, clarity, sharpness). Second is a B&W interpretation.
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    In the Darkness of the Sanctuary



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    Re: How about more and more fun with Canon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hatam View Post
    Here are two more versions of the shot. First is a more "punchy" version (contrast, clarity, sharpness). Second is a B&W interpretation.
    Mike, I think you've worked that B&W image very nicely. B&W tends to emphasize the content (or action) of an image, eliminating distracting colour. It seems you've lightened the face (profile) a little, to lead the eye there, and I also like the toned down background upper left which I felt a little distracting in the colour version.
    Having said that, I still marginally prefer the colour image in this case because of subject matter, the wonderful colours overall and the matching colours of the flowers in the tissue and the flowers by the wayside.

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    Thank you Arne.

    I, too, prefer the color version for this shot. In fact, I prefer the more soft/glowing first version, over the punchier second color version. But I need to get rid of some of the highlights in the background bokeh on the first version.

    I appreciate your comments.

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    Playing around with the 40D and 50mm f2.5 macro lens in the garden today. Most of the flowers are fading fast....just a few weeks of summer left up here.

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    Re: How about more and more fun with Canon...

    It has been quiet recently, thought I might give this thread a boost and post a few of new hdr images I have worked on lately....

    All shot with a 5D2 for what it is worth, the two first rural shots were with a 24-105mmL and the Westin Hotel in NYC, no relation by the way, unfortunately, was with a 24mm ef.
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    Like this image very much. Speaking only from my personal perspective, I'm not so keen on the others as they appear overly tone-mapped HDR...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonWeston View Post
    It has been quiet recently, thought I might give this thread a boost and post a few of new hdr images I have worked on lately....

    All shot with a 5D2 for what it is worth, the two first rural shots were with a 24-105mmL and the Westin Hotel in NYC, no relation by the way, unfortunately, was with a 24mm ef.
    Don,

    Nice images compositionally, but something went way wrong with the saturation -- some of the tones appear posterized and almost neon on my monitor ??? (Plus, as I said above, I'm personally not a huge fan of obvious HDR/tone-mapping...)
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    Wow, that looks like my third grade classroom complete with the debris
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    Re: How about more and more fun with Canon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Don,

    Nice images compositionally, but something went way wrong with the saturation -- some of the tones appear posterized and almost neon on my monitor ??? (Plus, as I said above, I'm personally not a huge fan of obvious HDR/tone-mapping...)
    Err...thanks, Jack, guess my tastes go towards the Pete Turner school of images, never liked Ektachrome, always a Velvia user here. They do not look so bad on my monitor and I guess tastes differ....while I don't do many HDRs for similar reasons, I was trying to have fun and see something different then the boring interpretations I so often see of common structures. I have even been known to do posterizations from time to time as well...I also am not so sure you can tell that specifically on a web page and a small downsized image for web use such criteria...like I said it was just an artistic trial....and tastes in fact do vary....

    Here is a more conventional mono conversion..
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    No worries Don, I agree that tastes vary -- while some like Pete Turner, others of us prefer Richard Misrach
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    Nice. 5D2, 2/90 Apo-Summicron-R.
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    No problemo here either, and Misrach, I would say is a different taste altogether from Turner.
    Don't think there are any wrong answers here, just different flavors...not everyone likes plain vanilla...but it is the most popular flavor..

    happy shooting....too bad I can't join your guys going to Portand OR is September, actually going there early in Sept and driving down to see a cousin in SF. Have a great trip, Don

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    couple of happy snaps while on holiday with my wife last week

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    I think 50/1.4 (maybe 85/1.8)
    REALLY pushed this a bit to hard in 8 bit, thus the banding/posterization... gonna rework it soon.
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    and a couple more from a wedding this last weekend

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    bride and dad... just before processional




    cheers!
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    Love the fly fisherman shot Shelby.
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    Don - I like the barn image more than the other two however it makes me wonder how it would have looked dual toned.

    Jack - Agree about HDR however the image bothers me a little and I think it's the tilting of the statute and steeple. Other than that it's a lovely night shoot.

    Viablex - Great image! Every time I see this it just makes me laugh and feel better about my own office!

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    Don - will have to try a duo tone version, nice idea. Here is another mono image I like and made the other morning. 5D2, 24-105L, CS4 conversion.

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    Another shot with the 40D and 50mm macro (hand held). Unexpectedly nice day here so I took a walk around the local rose garden during the lunch hour.

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    Fun at the beach...
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    Country fun...

    Shots from a family weekend at my parents farm.
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    A great way to view Shasta...
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    Saturday's Shoot, Ashley.


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    I did a family shoot for a good friend a couple of weeks ago. I showed the "girl with flowers" shot here a while back, but thought I'd share a few more from this shoot...
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    Mike,
    I love that tractor shot, also, Shasta, man THAT is a great way to see Shasta, much better than the last time I did NOT see Rainier.
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    Thanks Bob. The Shasta weekend was fun.

    Of your last two shots, I like the first one best. Very natural. The 2nd shot - her expression seems forced/clenched. I guess it's hard to leap in the air on command and have a natural expression
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    My son Harry hitting a double. 40D & 70-200/2.8L





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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hatam View Post
    Thanks Bob. The Shasta weekend was fun.

    Of your last two shots, I like the first one best. Very natural. The 2nd shot - her expression seems forced/clenched. I guess it's hard to leap in the air on command and have a natural expression
    In High heels no less, and without spraining an ankle or even breaking a sweat.
    I would be in the ER if I were to try that.
    She is very sweet and smart and determined, I think she will do well.
    I guess she is happy with my work since she wants to come back next month for another shoot.
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    Ron,
    Love that beech shot.
    And the timing on that hit, man was that luck or secret sauce?
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    Love that beech shot.
    And the timing on that hit, man was that luck or secret sauce?
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    A great way to view Shasta...
    Mike,

    Is this shot taken from Lake Siskiyou?
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    Jack - it's from a small resevoir (~8 acre pond) in the town of Weed, about 10 miles to the west of the base of the mountain.

    This was actually a difficult shot to take, as I had to row my gear out into the lake (with the kids in the canoe), and then climb out, without tipping over.

    I'm standing belly-button deep in the lake to take that shot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hatam View Post
    Jack - it's from a small resevoir (~8 acre pond) in the town of Weed, about 10 miles to the west of the base of the mountain.

    This was actually a difficult shot to take, as I had to row my gear out into the lake (with the kids in the canoe), and then climb out, without tipping over.

    I'm standing belly-button deep in the lake to take that shot
    Well, it's a great shot.

    As for being stuck in Weed, I'm sorry. But at least it has a great old style diner
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    Here are two more versions of the shot. First is a more "punchy" version (contrast, clarity, sharpness). Second is a B&W interpretation.
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    Love the B+W version. The tonal range of the image seems to demand black and white in my opinion.

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    Not that mono conversion,... but one I shot a couple of days ago; love the richness I see from the 5D2. Although it looks like it might be a studio shot, it was shot outside in a resturant parking lot under diffused clouds. It looks nice in print also, which some things don't always do....
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    Jim - great images from part of world I still have yet to see. Love the monk images the most, but they sure don't seem too happy to have their images taken. I guess this is true to many parts of the world. The only country that I found this not the case in a general way, is Ireland, where we were always met with smiles. Best, Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonWeston View Post
    Jim - great images from part of world I still have yet to see. Love the monk images the most, but they sure don't seem too happy to have their images taken. I guess this is true to many parts of the world. The only country that I found this not the case in a general way, is Ireland, where we were always met with smiles. Best, Don
    Thanks Don,

    With the two images with monks in them... both were taken before they knew they were being photographed. I have other pictures when they realized they were being photographed, and they were always all smiles.

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    Jim - I love that series!
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    Wow a lot of incredible images from all. I have to admit though that THe Charlevoix image brings back a lot of memories. I grew up in MI and we used to go swimming there during our camping trips... was probably 40 years ago though..


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    Thanks Mark. We go to Charlevoix all the time. My wife's mother was born and raised in Charlevoix, and she still has some family there.

    You may see some more familiar scenes in this set:
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    A plethora of wonderful images lately.

    Here are some recent shots from Chablis, France.
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    Last one from Spain.
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