The clouds and icebergs were moving rather quickly. The blue sky on the right was cloudy within 10 minutes of this capture. I took a quick series of shots for stitching the water and sky then took my time on another series for the penguins. It took about 45 minutes but as each frame filled with a pleasing display of penguins I snapped and moved to the next shot. These were manually blended with the sky captures before stitching. The longer you stand still the more the penguins forget about you.
so you probably recorded many penguins more than once! hard to tell...they all look alike
A few from today; Harbour City in Hamburg, Germany. It was a hazy, freezing day with some really beautiful light
The first two were shot with an Aptus-II 12R on a Hassy 503CW and a 60mm lens. The others are off an Aptus-II 12 on a 645DF and 80mm LS lens
Yair, the last one!
Really nice Will!
And a soft edge filter or center spot net I suspect
I like that composition a lot Woody --- but my eye wants to trim the bottom off slightly to make it a square!
HC [email protected], f/4.5, 1/650th, ISO 100
Aldo, awesome composition, the new couple will LOVE it!
The 300 by itself is a terrific performer. With the starting point at 60 megs you are better off shooting the 300 by itself and cropping - rather than using the 1.7x - if you want a 500mm point of view.
some snapshots from a visit with my in-laws this weekend
aptus ii 6 - 80/2.8 - either wide open or at f/4
hell on wheels...
... and this is what happens when you catch your 5-year old trying to hold up two fingers, but just a bit sooner than he expects.
No... I've seen that from many people I've pointed my cameras toward.
Very interesting post. What strikes me is that the first image using 503CW w/60 seem so sharp and 3D, albeit difficult to judge on web and perhaps also due different light conditions of the shots.
How do you experience the 503CW w/60 compared to DF w/80 LS as far as focus accuracy and sharpness of the images?
Did the 503CW have a split focus screen for ease of focus, and was the focus screen used calibrated using the screws, thus for focus screen to most perfect match the sensor in back?
More snapshots... aptus ii 6 - mammy 80/2.8D
DOF didn't quite make my daughter, but I kind of like the softness on her face... slight desat:
Caught this peering around the corner:
The 60 was set to infinity and f8, on the V series I find that when you have subjects such as that building you can actually see optical moire on fine patterns so you know it is in focus. For me personally it is much harder to focus on people, at least compared to let's say an RZ or the 645DF
The body was a borrowed one with a standard screen, no adjustments or anything, just slapped the 12R on and that was it
The lens I think is OK at f8 but to me it felt that it works best at shorter distances, like 50-200 metres. It doesn't seem to resolve details of objects that are farther away.
Also, the edges are softer than the centre. Compared to the 80LS the 80 is much sharper overall and the contrast is a bit higher as well
H4D-50, HCD 35-90mm at 50mm, f/16, ISO 50
From a visit last fall to the Smokies. This is the interior of a kitchen at the Mountain Farm Museum in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It's a 6-shot HDR merge using Photomatix. Due to the longest exposure being 6.3 sec., there is some movement in one of the pepper strings.
Nice glow to the HDR processing Joe. Feels warm.
Few more from down under (really under).
645DF, P65+, 45D:
645DF, P65+, ISO 400, 4 shot stitch:
Thanks Joe. That was the first scene I photographed upon reaching Antarctica and probably the most dramatic.
The B&W seems much more dramatic than the color version:
Ed, stellar shot -- I am probably a minority here, but I prefer the color version! (However, I would prolly spend some time on local edits though, especially in the chunks on the hillside )
Cool shot, Ed.
oh well.. lets add one of mine , hoping i didnt spoil the brilliance ..
RZ ProIID + Aptus54s + 50/4.5 (older one, not ULD)
Guess I should finally post something...one of my first with my Valeo 22, and my last with my Mamiya 300mm f/2.8. Gabe, you're on the hook to present the next shot with it...from Afghanistan.
Loving those shots Ed!
whoa... such nice stuff here! Lovely!
One from me... an initial edit from a headshot session today (saxophonist). Still struggling with how to process these files for people, but getting better i think.
Aptus ii 6 - AFD III - 210/4 ULD
Much work left to be done!