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    Re: Behind the scenes

    At Nudgee Beach in Brisbane.



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    Madora Bay in WA



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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogs857 View Post
    At Nudgee Beach in Brisbane.
    It must have taken quite some resolve not to shoot that tree with its reflection!
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    As Oscar Wilde said, "my tastes are simple, I only like the best"
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    Hmmmm

    I think I need to go back now. When the sandfly bites are fully healed
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    Today is day three out of a four day phototour in Andalucia. Behind the scene looking over the Istán lake towards Sierra Blanca/La Concha.


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    Re: Behind the scenes

    I think I see a trend: change the color of the Range Rover, and that could be Graham's set up.
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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Why are you assuming Graham has only one Range Rover?

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    It shows good taste in mobile camera bags

    Btw, this is from the weekend - great scene so I shot it on Alpa, XPan II and Fuji X-E2. I have yet to process the Alpa stitch but the Fuji version is here: http://www.getdpi.com/forum/563800-post93.html



    When you see this:


    It's worth waiting for the chance of this:

    Alpa/IQ260 90HR stitch version:
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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    Why are you assuming Graham has only one Range Rover?
    Well, now that you mention it
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    It shows good taste in mobile camera bags

    Btw, this is from the weekend - great scene so I shot it on Alpa, XPan II and Fuji X-E2. I have yet to process the Alpa stitch but the Fuji version is here: http://www.getdpi.com/forum/563800-post93.html

    So where are the other two photographers that own the extra tripods…


    Oh, you mean at the same time!
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    I would have shot it with the 4x5 too but I ran out of tripods
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    Well there's an App for that: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/b-h-...390928219?mt=8
    Or: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...id=com.bhphoto

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    I would have shot it with the 4x5 too but I ran out of tripods
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pemihan View Post
    Hee hee - very funny. The sad thing is that it's already on my iPhone and iPad and I would hate to see the number and value of all the items I've bought from there over the years.

    The funny thing is - I have more tripods at home. I know that surprises no one.
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    A Land Rover is the natural choice I'm a big fan of the Defender but the Range is comfy and almost as good in rough places…..but thirsty. Very thirsty…

    Graham, great sunset !
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    Hee hee - very funny. The sad thing is that it's already on my iPhone and iPad and I would hate to see the number and value of all the items I've bought from there over the years.

    The funny thing is - I have more tripods at home. I know that surprises no one.
    Well, then the obvious solution is to get a bigger truck : Sportsmobile Custom Camper Vans - Your Home Away From Home

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    Well, then the obvious solution is to get a bigger truck : Sportsmobile Custom Camper Vans - Your Home Away From Home

    Peter
    Me likey. Always wanted a travel vehicle like that.

    I once had the kidney pounding beast of a Land Rover Defender … (which was discontinued for sale in the US due to emissions requirements). Attended many properly civilized Land Rover "events" in uncivilized surroundings, and drove it in unbelievably hostile conditions … had a beefy front winch to rescue others that thought their Jeeps and domesticated 4X4s could do the same

    Ironically, as a wedding photographer, I sold it to pay for my wedding.

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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by danlindberg View Post
    A Land Rover is the natural choice I'm a big fan of the Defender but the Range is comfy and almost as good in rough places…..but thirsty. Very thirsty…

    Graham, great sunset !
    Well here's my baaad taste in mobile camera bags... and talk about thirsty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchew View Post
    Well here's my baaad taste in mobile camera bags... and talk about thirsty!

    Oh yeah!
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    Re: Behind the scenes

    You guys need to think bigger--how about a traveling studio:



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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    It shows good taste in mobile camera bags

    Btw, this is from the weekend - great scene so I shot it on Alpa, XPan II and Fuji X-E2. I have yet to process the Alpa stitch but the Fuji version is here: http://www.getdpi.com/forum/563800-post93.html



    When you see this:


    It's worth waiting for the chance of this:

    Alpa/IQ260 90HR stitch version:
    Yes, worth waiting for those clouds to be all aglow coinciding with end of day sunset! Graham, was the difference between the two tree pics a matter of one or two pushes of a Photoshop action?

    Love all those tripods. I occasionally do the same around here on the side of the road, and always anticipate the State police trooper pulling up behind my vehicle at some point, wanting to know what kind of devious plot and trouble I'm planning. It's especially funny when all my cameras are pointing at a rolling hill landscape (mountains in the distance) and cows grazing on the hillside. LOL. In most cases a simple explanation is sufficient.


    Graham, maybe next time I should carry around the pic with your LR and tripods and tell him its normal for people to engage in such activity...LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Me likey. Always wanted a travel vehicle like that.

    I once had the kidney pounding beast of a Land Rover Defender … (which was discontinued for sale in the US due to emissions requirements). Attended many properly civilized Land Rover "events" in uncivilized surroundings, and drove it in unbelievably hostile conditions … had a beefy front winch to rescue others that thought their Jeeps and domesticated 4X4s could do the same

    Ironically, as a wedding photographer, I sold it to pay for my wedding.

    - Marc
    Marc, I know the story of the U.S. import of the LR Defender well (and the emission standards issue). I used to lust after one and one day I saw a very slightly used limited edition one at a local independent dealer who though no one would want it, so he priced it for a song. Still it was at a time I had other financial priorities, so had to forego the dream. If I had only known. Eventually ended up with last of the 1st version Range Rover and eventually a Disco 1. I too did all the civilized LR off-roading stuff too, with heart in hand. . Guzzles gas is an understatement but at least it's roomy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D&A View Post
    Yes, worth waiting for those clouds to be all aglow coinciding with end of day sunset! Graham, was the difference between the two tree pics a matter of one or two pushes of a Photoshop action?
    It was the 15 minutes time filter. Somewhat akin to the alarm clock filter for sunrises

    Love all those tripods. I occasionally do the same around here on the side of the road, and always anticipate the State police trooper pulling up behind my vehicle at some point, wanting to know what kind of devious plot and trouble I'm planning. It's especially funny when all my cameras are pointing at a rolling hill landscape (mountains in the distance) and cows grazing on the hillside. LOL. In most cases a simple explanation is sufficient.
    I must just look like a dork dressed in a photo vest and I always make myself obvious and wave to any passing county cops. The only times I've had any issues have been shooting compressed landscapes using a 200-400VR of Portland airport with a plane landing and Mt Hood in the background. They kind of freaked at seeing a missile launcher of a lens pointing their way and came for a 'chat' although that was a few years back.


    Graham, maybe next time I should carry around the pic with your LR and tripods and tell him its normal for people to engage in such activity...LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    It was the 15 minutes time filter. Somewhat akin to the alarm clock filter for sunrises


    I must just look like a dork dressed in a photo vest and I always make myself obvious and wave to any passing county cops. The only times I've had any issues have been shooting compressed landscapes using a 200-400VR of Portland airport with a plane landing and Mt Hood in the background. They kind of freaked at seeing a missile launcher of a lens pointing their way and came for a 'chat' although that was a few years back.


    by all means!
    Graham, you know what's funny? When you mentioned your story of using the 2000-400 f4 at the airport, it brought back recent memories of my shooing landing aircraft at National Airport in Wash. D.C. Those that are familiar with this airport know the runway is less than 100 yards from a adjacent open park near (which is across from all the monuments). The planes coming in for a landing are so low (almost tree top) when they fly overhead, you can see all the detail on the underbelly and the faces of the pilots and people in the windows. So you can image when someone (including myself) point a tripod mounted super telephoto at the approaching plane.

    Heck, even with a Leica rangefinder and 50mm lens, I can filly the frame and more! I never seen security stop by except for a few strange people asking certain type of questions that may be plain clothes police. Although I don't see them, there must be dozens of cameras mounted somewhere's on nearby fences and old closed small building in that park.

    I have to pull out a recent Leica image to show just how close those planes are. Almost like that Caribbean island where planes fly over the beach and beach-goers (forgot which Island it is).

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    This island?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephengilbert View Post
    Yep, that's the one, thanks! At the park adjacent to National Airport, the planes approach may not be quite that low, but it's not tremendously different either, depending on wind, weather conditions. Make one wonder with all the security precautions these days, especially in and around our Nation's Capital.

    Still great for photographing close-ups of aircraft and a few of the monuments within the same frame.

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    Ireland, Knockadoon





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    Who makes that iPhone viewer/attachment?

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    For Cambo shooters there's also a very nicely made offering too:
    Cambo - WRS-1060
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    Thought I'd throw my hat into the ring.

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    SHELL (macro test)
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    A quick test setup after acquiring 2-34mm and 1-17mm (took out) multi-use adapters. (profoto lights D1-500 + mirror).



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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by darr View Post


    SHELL (macro test)
    ALPA Max + Schneider 120M + 34mm MUA x2 + P45 + Helicon Focus









    A quick test setup after acquiring 2-34mm and 1-17mm (took out) multi-use adapters. (profoto lights D1-500 + mirror).



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    This is really GREAT!! At first I though it was a circular stairwell.
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    Yours truly in a less flattering position getting the job done..!



    And the result:

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    It shows good taste in mobile camera bags

    Btw, this is from the weekend - great scene so I shot it on Alpa, XPan II and Fuji X-E2. I have yet to process the Alpa stitch but the Fuji version is here: http://www.getdpi.com/forum/563800-post93.html



    When you see this:


    It's worth waiting for the chance of this:

    Alpa/IQ260 90HR stitch version:
    Where is the double like button - Fantastico!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pemihan View Post
    Yours truly in a less flattering position getting the job done..!



    And the result:

    Is it wrong to say the BTS photo has more impact to me as a photographer? The result is a fantastic shot but the self portrait adds so much drama to the whole situation!.
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    Apples and oranges, no?

    I agree that the first is great, but it's such a different thing.

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    That's all right Ed. It's not my shot though. My friend Chris did the BTS shot.
    But it's the kind of shot not to show my wife, she's always complaining I'm too close to the edge..

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    Quote Originally Posted by etrump View Post
    Is it wrong to say the BTS photo has more impact to me as a photographer? The result is a fantastic shot but the self portrait adds so much drama to the whole situation!.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pemihan View Post
    That's all right Ed. It's not my shot though. My friend Chris did the BTS shot.
    But it's the kind of shot not to show my wife, she's always complaining I'm too close to the edge..

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    Good job you didn't have a "lying on the rock being held by your boots/belt" shot at Horseshoe Bend. I believe that there may be quite a few of those around in people's archives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    Good job you didn't have a "lying on the rock being held by your boots/belt" shot at Horseshoe Bend. I believe that there may be quite a few of those around in people's archives.
    Does this count?
    It's not at Horseshoe Bend but I'm secured by rope and so is my tripod

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    Nice - I can relate (and generally with hindsight review and consider WHAT was I thinking? )
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    I love this thread...



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    How I shot a panorama of the Bavarian alps…

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    From Iceland last May. Need to play with the post on the final image a little...

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    speaking of iceland:
    Remember: adventure before dementia!

    As Oscar Wilde said, "my tastes are simple, I only like the best"
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    I won't embed it here because it's not my image, but this shot:

    http://www.getdpi.com/forum/573869-post2785.html

    BTS:

    photoblog: "GPP 2014 #7"

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    Long time since anyone posted here, so here's my contribution.

    I have a high tripod (Gitzo systematic extra long), and I while it's a bit of a pain to pack (it's quite long folded) I don't regret it as I get to use it quite often. Mostly on sloping ground, but here I needed it to get a high enough viewpoint to not get any sky into the background. I also wanted the horizontal branch of the leftmost tree not be too close to the top of the frame.

    With the view camera one still needs to be able to look at the ground glass though, so I had to stand on top of a small rock and balance on my toes. I couldn't really get my eye to the loupe fully so focusing became a bit of guesswork. Thanks to the Aptus with 100% focus check I could see that I managed to put it right.

    Another challange was that I wanted the four trees to have suitable spacing between them, which forced me to put two of the tripod feet into the streaming creek. With one tripod leg fully extended into a forcefully streaming creek I got quite some vibration up that leg. It got quite well damped though and at the f/16 shot any leftover vibration was not worse than the diffraction.

    Looking at the behind-the-scenes shot it seems like I could have put the tripod a bit further down at a safer position where I was standing when shooting behind the scenes, but then I would get some branches in from the left and at the time shooting I had not yet decided if I wanted to cut to square or not. Normally I have the format in my mind at shooting time, but the difficult shooting position did not allow me to think as much about that.

    The conditions was also quite windy so there was some waiting and many shots taken to try to get one with not too much movement in it.

    I did check that the rock laid still and the tripod legs had secure footing by putting force on them, so it's not as unsafe as it may look. However I do think that if you don't dare to take any risk with your camera gear, you have either too expensive gear or too poor insurance .

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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Way out in The Sand Hills on The Paria Plateau, Arizona.





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    Re: Behind the scenes

    It's been quiet here for a while. Here's one from the weekend that should keep Ken Doo happy in the knowledge that I begrudgingly use a non-apple device albeit only as my tethered station.

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    At work



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    Leica | Angenieux | Alpa | Rodenstock | Schneider | Phase One
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