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    Alright, putting close range photography on the test out in the field. I have tested/concluded that with the macroadaptor 6.5 and the SK 72L I get perfect focus with a distance of 535mm from the front of the base of the lens. So, I have cut a piece of thin wood of this exact distance and bring with me in the field. Putting this piece of wood between the lens and the object makes my macro focusing incredibly accurate. I have yet to get a closeup out of focus. (ofcourse I have these 'woodguides' for all four lenses in combination with the 6.5 adaptor)
    This image I used a sandbag to put the MAX on.

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    An intensely refreshing image!
    Thank you

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    I was with my friend Micke (Bildifokus) in Copenhagen visiting a tiny photo retail exhibition and this customcar was in the middle of the exhibition hall. So, shot as seen! (I have cloned away three exhibitor signs in the background, but nothing else is altered)
    The only reason I am posting this one is because of one single factor - I handheld the Alpa TC at 1/30 I was pretty surprised at home realising that it is really really sharp where I put the focus, on top I used the 35XL wideopen which I rarely do. Technically, not too shabby for a snapshot....

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    Re: Technical Camera Images

    Quote Originally Posted by danlindberg View Post
    Thank you
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    The only reason I am posting this one is because of one single factor - I handheld the Alpa TC at 1/30 I was pretty surprised at home realising that it is really really sharp where I put the focus, on top I used the 35XL wideopen which I rarely do. Technically, not too shabby for a snapshot....
    Great Dan
    I will try that as well with my adapted 4,5/35mm APO-SIRONAR DIGITAL which has arrived yesterday .
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    Quote Originally Posted by danlindberg View Post
    Thank you

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    I was with my friend Micke (Bildifokus) in Copenhagen visiting a tiny photo retail exhibition and this customcar was in the middle of the exhibition hall. So, shot as seen! (I have cloned away three exhibitor signs in the background, but nothing else is altered)
    The only reason I am posting this one is because of one single factor - I handheld the Alpa TC at 1/30 I was pretty surprised at home realising that it is really really sharp where I put the focus, on top I used the 35XL wideopen which I rarely do. Technically, not too shabby for a snapshot....

    I found the 35XL to be very sharp wide open and your fantastic shot confirms this. Holding my TC handheld, I have had better luck without a release cable preferring the smaller throw of the shutter actuation lever by itself. Curious if anyone else uses it this way.

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    Capella di Vitaleta in early afternoon. I don't prefer to shoot this time of day but the clouds would always dissapate by the time the sun dropped so this is the best I have.

    Cambo RS, SK 150



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    Re: Technical Camera Images

    Quote Originally Posted by danlindberg View Post
    Alright, putting close range photography on the test out in the field. I have tested/concluded that with the macroadaptor 6.5 and the SK 72L I get perfect focus with a distance of 535mm from the front of the base of the lens. So, I have cut a piece of thin wood of this exact distance and bring with me in the field. Putting this piece of wood between the lens and the object makes my macro focusing incredibly accurate. I have yet to get a closeup out of focus. (ofcourse I have these 'woodguides' for all four lenses in combination with the 6.5 adaptor)
    This image I used a sandbag to put the MAX on.

    Nice image Dan - I think a tape measure might do me - Pythagoras comes in handy for measurement situations which may require different heights (ie different angles and therfore different distances..) and therefore Maybe a retractable and lockable tape measure is more flexible- besides I have lots of them lying around as woodwork is a hobby.

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    SK72L:

    Every landscape photographer needs a pruning saw in his or her camera bag...
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    Every landscape photographer needs a pruning saw in his or her camera bag...
    We do, it's called a clone tool! .

    If I were to publish this, I would definitely take that branch out.
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    We do, it's called a clone tool! .

    If I were to publish this, I would definitely take that branch out.
    Nooooo! It absolutely makes the image for me.

    Love it
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    Rainforest in Tasmania's Tarkine. RM3di, Rodenstock 23mm, IQ180, 4 image focus stack.
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    Freycinet on Tasmania's east coast. RM3di, Rd23mm, IQ180.
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    Rainforest in Tasmania's Tarkine. RM3di, Rodenstock 23mm, IQ180, 4 image focus stack.
    Makes me a little dizzy!
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    Re: Technical Camera Images

    Quote Originally Posted by etrump View Post
    Capella di Vitaleta in early afternoon. I don't prefer to shoot this time of day but the clouds would always dissapate by the time the sun dropped so this is the best I have.

    Cambo RS, SK 150


    Note to self - I NEED to get back to the Val d'Orcia region! Seeing this reminds me of where my tripod stood a few years back although I was shooting with a D2x. I still need my reference shot of Belvedere in the mist which is just a few miles along the road from the Vitaleta chapel.

    Very nice!
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    Note to self - I NEED to get back to the Val d'Orcia region! Seeing this reminds me of where my tripod stood a few years back although I was shooting with a D2x. I still need my reference shot of Belvedere in the mist which is just a few miles along the road from the Vitaleta chapel.

    Very nice!
    I stood in that cold, wet field over Belvedere every day for the entire week I was there hoping for that fog and this was the closest it got. Talk about frustrating, the next valley over had a beautiful layer of fog three of those days. Thinking back, even a bad day in Tuscany is better than sitting here at my desk.

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    Beautiful colors Ed!
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    Sunset in Sai Kung Hong Kong today

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    Alpa Max with 50mm SB, 17mm-7deg T/S, PhaseOne P65+
    Hanalei, Kauai

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    Good morning ... Nam Sang Wai (南生圍), Hong Kong
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    That image has a very unique texture. Quite nice!

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    Out in Monument Valley right now with Jack Flesher and Tim Wolcott at PODAS. Amazing views here!



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    Re: Technical Camera Images

    A couple of more from Kauai
    Waimea Canyon:


    Kauai Bench View 1:


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    A couple of more from Kauai
    Waimea Canyon:


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    Wow , what a Canyon , what an image .
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    Yes, fantastic shots from there, I wish to visit Hawaii and Kauai.
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    On a short break with my family in Anglesey, North Wales and for this trip I decided I'd take along my camera (something I never, ever do )

    I'm reluctant to post one of my Landscape images here due to the quality of the images from regular contributors but here goes. Can I just first say, I'm not a landscape photographer and my method of landscape photography is to point my camera in the general direction of something beautiful happening in front of me.

    Just a quick edit on my laptop so sorry if the colours and exposure are a bit off.

    Early morning estuary
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    Another view of Waimea Canyon. This is with the problematic 35mm discussed in an earlier thread:


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    Quote Originally Posted by gazwas View Post
    I'm reluctant to post one of my Landscape images here due to the quality of the images from regular contributors but here goes.
    About half the time I post in this thread, I hit submit, look back at the thread, , and then delete my post. The quality is inspiring, but also intimidating.

    So a big to you for posting!

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    Good morning ... Nam Sang Wai (南生圍), Hong Kong
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    Really nice image. Would you mind describing your toning techniques on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MGrayson View Post
    About half the time I post in this thread, I hit submit, look back at the thread, , and then delete my post.
    Don't. I enjoy seeing your work.

    In the West, we have this annoying habit of judging from the top, but who can stand next to Van Gogh or Mozart? (And lets face it, criticism is cheap.) The Japanese take a very different attitude. When they go to an exhibition, they think this is what so-and-so can do right now and they appreciate it for what it is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    . . . . . .
    Show your work. We are all going down the same road.
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    For fans of a square comp. Cambo RS, IQ180, 72L, shift up 10mm, cropped to 1x1.

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    Toroweap, Grand Canyon NP. This morning...
    Cambo WRS, DM22, SK 35mm XL, two horizontal shots.
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    Tunnel Beach, Kauai, HI
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    I love this image! It has great depth and feeling.
    Cheers, Paul

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    Tunnel Beach, Kauai, HI
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    Best,
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    I've been to this spot 4 or 5 times and just have not gotten conditions I was hoping for. I guess I'll have to plan another trip or two.

    Nice view, and the framing of the scene works nicely. The horizon on the right looks like a blending problem or could it be moisture over the surf?

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    Thanks Paul! A very nice compliment much appreciated.

    Ed, it's probably a bit of both, so I left it there as there was a wind blowing off shore. Though I didn't blend anything (other than CS stitching) the image still has problems there and behind the hills where the sun was hitting from behind. If I were going to print it I would have to rework it quite a bit. The addition of any contrast basically brought on halo's which I tried to (sloppily) get rid of. Even around the leaves...
    But the image needed contrast so just had to work with what I had...
    Thanks for the input! Let me know when you go back and we'll meet up!
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    Bob,
    I am a PS neophyte, so I apologize if this link below is obvious and basic, but it helped me in similar situations:

    Expanding the dyanamic range of a single raw file

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    Bob,
    I am a PS neophyte, so I apologize if this link below is obvious and basic, but it helped me in similar situations:

    Expanding the dyanamic range of a single raw file

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    Dave,
    Thanks for the link! As always, there are a thousand ways in CS to get something done.

    I just want to be clear this is not an HDR image. And the highlights aren't blown. It is a stitch of three images taken with back shift.

    I often find that with a strongly backlit subject, such as this, when even a bit of contrast is added (however you decide to do it) halos will appear at the edges where the dark meets the light. It is a very delicate and time consuming operation to correct this sometimes. As I'm doing pretty minimal processing (maybe and hour or so) to get these images onto the web, I often won't spend that kind of time. If I were to print, I would probably go back and start over as a printed image requires much more work/print/work/print/work/print...

    But you do point out how incredibly wonderful this forum is for learning new tricks and treats related to all aspects of workflow. I would welcome more advice on how to avoid or remove these kinds of halo's. I use a darkening layer with the clone stamp to fix, but would love to hear what others do.

    Again, thanks Dave.
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    more from the rocks and sand...

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    My new found love next to photography - Anglesey, North Wales soothes the soul.

    Approaching storm
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    Playfulness...

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    Old Trucks
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    Trying out limits with the SK superdigitar 28XL and Credo 60. This one has a rise of no less than 12mm.

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    Very dense fog this morning, at least for New York City. I shot with both the IQ140 and the Olympus OM-D and the mood is much spookier with the Phase. An LCC and a gradient mask in C1v7 evened out the illumination. SK 35XL. The tree on the right is problematic. I tried cropping, but removing it altogether loses too much of the other trees.



    The frame should look familiar - thanks again, Dan!

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    This was my final image from our trip to Kauai. Taken with the now discontinued Alpa Schneider 35 XL that has the focus ring problem (goes past infinity). Tested and infinity at the mark is infinity, so I was able to use it:



    Apologies if the bench theme is getting a bit much but I can't seem to help myself!
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    PS - Question: Seems CS6 stitched the exposures in such a way as to stitch right in the middle of the guy's head, so there was a lot of distortion there. Does anyone know a way to change a small area of the stitch or solve this problem?
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    When the stich goes wrong for me in the way you describe I do one of three things.

    1. I just use the clone tool to tidy up a small area.

    2. I go to the mask layers and reduce one layer mask and extend the other layer mask to move the point of contact.

    3. I restich the images using either different settings or I use my Kolor Autopano software that has more manual control than CS but which I find is more work than Cs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmac View Post
    When the stich goes wrong for me in the way you describe I do one of three things.

    1. I just use the clone tool to tidy up a small area.

    2. I go to the mask layers and reduce one layer mask and extend the other layer mask to move the point of contact.

    3. I restich the images using either different settings or I use my Kolor Autopano software that has more manual control than CS but which I find is more work than Cs.

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    Thanks Mal. The two layers don't seem adjustable; they're just cut. I think what I may do is add one of the blended images as a layer, make its mask black and then brush in the head.
    Thanks for the info on the other software.
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    This is one of those images that you don't know why you like it but you do. I enjoy the beautiful textures and layers revealed by the low light.

    Textured hillside
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    Don't. I enjoy seeing your work.

    In the West, we have this annoying habit of judging from the top, but who can stand next to Van Gogh or Mozart? (And lets face it, criticism is cheap.) The Japanese take a very different attitude. When they go to an exhibition, they think this is what so-and-so can do right now and they appreciate it for what it is.


    Show your work. We are all going down the same road.
    Thanks, and you, too, Jurgen. I do appreciate that.

    My piano teacher put it very well. If you think only about what isn't perfect, you'll spend all your energy criticizing yourself. Start out finding in your own work that small amount to praise. Over time, you find more and more. This is not to get an irrational view of one's talent, but to build a sense of worth where there is merit.

    Of course, realizing this intellectually and feeling it are very different things.

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    1) Unconscious Incompetence,
    2) Conscious Incompetence,
    3) Conscious Competence,
    4) Unconscious Competence.

    Getting from 2) to 3) is the most emotionally difficult part. 3) to 4) may take longer, or maybe forever, but there is at least pleasure in doing something well.

    OK. Back to processing!

    --Matt
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    Re: Technical Camera Images

    I am still trying to get beyond "incompetent consciousness"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MGrayson View Post
    About half the time I post in this thread, I hit submit, look back at the thread, , and then delete my post. The quality is inspiring, but also intimidating.

    So a big to you for posting!

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    I definitely like your style plenty of good photography here, but at the same time we are all, without exception, in a never ending learning process! I guess that's the point as well! To read, to see, to learn. So, don't delete anything....
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