Yup, Carlos described it very well. Nice.
Yup, Carlos described it very well. Nice.
Increasing the distance to the gutter, getting closer to the stars. That's good
Congratulations with your new appartment, Jorgen. Nice balcony view !
Thanks guys. My new apartment has a range of advanced features. Among them are separate rooms for sleep and work. In addition, there's a largish, square room which the owner claims is a living-room, but he doesn't fool me. I know a potential photo studio when I see one
Here's another proof that one doesn't need a German camera to make grainy, out-of-focus, black & white images
D80 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.2
Nice one. The texture of that floor really grabs.
Viablex1: Another great transformational derelict/industrial photo. Thanks for posting. Cheers.
Sometimes, a few words are worth a thousands pictures...
Congrats on the new appartment, and great nighttime balcony photo!
Lots of complicity and tenderness in this one.
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Re Auto CA & Noise, it's also turned off in my NX2 by default, though it's incredibly efficient when needed. A handy tool!
Dunno if NX works as good as the latest version in this regard, from user reports it seems that it was improved though.
Did you give NX2 a try (and not only for CA)?
It's more than a OK software, even compared to C1 v5 for many applications. Needs a fast computer though...
Matt, you definitely have to be careful when taking your photos. Some time ago it looked like the occasional serial criminal was the obvious threat, now you've added all kind of industrial hazards... but the photos are really great.
And looking at'em, one keeps raving about the amount of potential recycling to be achieved from these decades. Frightening material waste...
Cow Bay, Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Cheers.
1. D300; 28mm f/1.4; 1/320s @ f/9; ISO 400
2. D300; 28mm f/1.4; 1/400s @ f/10; ISO 400
3. D300; 28mm f/1.4; 1/100s @ f/16; ISO 400
man those are nice and would love to see some with that 28 wide open!!!!
Viablex1/Lloyd: Thanks. That's a really great lens. I'll see if I have something "wide open". Cheers.
Our first "snow" on the driveway. I wish all the storms were this benign. The sun has melted most of it already.
Fun picture. Went to a website called tiltshiftmaker.com. You upload a JPEG and then it will convert it online into a pseudo tilt/shift image making the scene look like a diorama. Pretty neat and free!
Thanks Lloyd and Bondo. I must wrap my head around the coming season. It seems to come quicker every year!
We had the first snow too today, so I left my office and took some pictures (D3x, 24-70):
AlexLF: Nice snowfall shots. The light is wonderful.
A container ship on it's way past Prince Rupert, BC. Nothing in that direction, but Alaska (Ketchikan, Juneau, Anchorage)
Backlit and a struggle to process. This is a faux HDR developed from one image in Photomatrix Pro (five "exposures" created in ACR (+4, +2, 0, -2, -4)) and then processed in Lightzone. The foreground's perhaps a little light. I'd like to get enough definition in the cargo ship to make it recognizable. I'll try again tonight. Cheers.
D300; 28mm f/1.4; 1/60s @ f/2.5; ISO 400
Matt, that shot is beautiful. It reminded me of Puerto Natales in Patagonia. We rarely have that soulful light in the Mediterranean.
Otumay, I googled it. Puerto Natales is 51 deg. S. and Prince Rupert is 53 deg. N. That photo was taken at 9:30 pm on May 25th. Must have very similar lighting. Patagonia is on my "bucket list". Cheers.
Matt, it's striking that the two locations have nearly the same parallel bearings, albeit on different hemispheres. I was there around November, so that would make the season equivalent to May on your side. Just for fun, here are two shots I've made nine years ago (analog, of course).
I realized my last post has nothing to do with this thread. I apologize for any inconvenience.
Thanks Lloyd. What gets me is the contrast and the sharpness (or lack thereof). The lens goes from "shave a cat" sharp to psychedelic blur in the same shot. It's quite a bit of fun to master and the rest of the Optic Swap Kit has a lot of potential. What gets me is changing the aperture by removing/adding washers to the front of the lens. Definitely a methodical lens.
Thanks for posting these photos. I see what you mean about the quality of the light. I'd love to go there. Cheers.
MHC: It's almost as if you photographed the sound of the violin. The OOF strings give a sense of vibration. Very cool. Thanks for posting. Cheers.
Not my work, but my 12-year old daughter's. She was assigned "Antigravity" for her photography homework:
She saw a similar shot on flickr along with the setup. I showed her how to use my tripod and the live view on my D700, but after that I just held the flash off-camera.
Thanks for looking. Cheers.
D300; 14-24mm f/2.8; 24mm; 1/60s @ f/11; ISO 400
That is very nice processing. Great, dynamic moment, Matt.
Etrigan63: It's a Lightroom Preset called "Color 300 -300 v1" that I downloaded from somewhere a few years ago. The left column on my Lightroom screen has about 100 presets. Which, I really haven't used in a couple of years (unless, I want one of the weird and wacky ones for some reason). I'm not a purist, I use CS4, LightZone, Photomatrix, and numerous NIK products; all beginning and ending in Lightroom 2.
I've used this300 v1 Preset 3-4 times in the last couple of years. It does the following to the Lightroom settings in Develop: exposure - +0.33; recovery - 20; fill light - 40; brightness - + 45; contrast - -70; tone curve - medium contrast; Split toning - highlights - h55, s31%; shadows - h55, s0%; lens correction - amount - -100; midpoint - 20. Then tweak the Tone settings to suit (usually lighten).
It has a "distillation" quality about it that emphasizes the structural elements of a photograph. Color pushed Tri-X film. Cheers.
Here's a more conventionally processed (my conventions), un-cropped, version of the same photo. Cheers.