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    The Redwoods with a technical camera

    I wanted to share a few images (and not clog up the fun with MF images) that I took last week while in Northern California and in the Redwood National and State Parks. All images were taken using a Cambo RS1000 with a P45+ and either a 35 or 72mm lens.

    I had just gotten the CUBE shortly before I left for the trip and this was my first experience with using it; an experience that was in one word excellent


    Just an example of what it looks like when going to near extremes.


    This was what I was taking from the image above.


    Multiple focus layered image (native image 9066x7262)


    2-shot panorama (native image 12071x6520)


    Another multi-layered focus (native 9599x7203)


    Another multi-layered focus (native 5907x6365)


    Another multi-layered focus (native 7240x5433)


    Another multi-layered focus (native 6108x5647)


    Sunset shot at Harris Beach OR (native 7240x4192)

    I'm working on a couple images where I shot multiple rows & columns, the largest is 6 images stitched together. I'll post these just as soon as I finish them.

    I welcome your comments as always

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    Re: The Redwoods with a technical camera

    Here's more images:


    2 row 3 column image (native 10159x6905)


    2 row 1 column image (native 8433x7342)


    2 row 1 column image (native 7240x6873)


    2 row 1 column image (native 8400x8109)


    2 images layered (native 5434x7242)

    I hate to admit this because it sounds snobbish but the one day I shot sunrise on the beach I used my Phase 645 and a combination or either the 28 or 75-150 and I felt like I was going backwards in the gear department. Guess that's just a testament to the quality of the Cambo RS and lens.

    Enjoy

    don

    btw - all of the above except the image of the CUBE were shot using the Cambo RS - the CUBE shot was from my real point-n-shoot the G9.
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    Re: The Redwoods with a technical camera

    Don:

    First off, I simply cannot resist making one, tiny comment re the Cube...


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    I told you so!



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    Seriously, great photos too, and assuming you want us to choose our favorite, for me it has to be the sunburst; AWESOME image my friend!!!

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    Re: The Redwoods with a technical camera

    Jack

    Yes you did! You da man!

    Remember - "age and treachery will overcome youth and inexperience"

    I remember calling Ken last week to say that I've never had a landscape shoot where I was constantly getting numerous "keepers" with each day.


    don

    I'm hard pressed but I kinda favor the sunburst as well....
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    Re: The Redwoods with a technical camera

    Don,
    Tricky subject shooting in a dense forest like that, you get little perception of depth (especially on these small previews). Fog makes all the difference in the world, but it never seems to happen when I bring a camera.

    Plus, whenever the sun peeks through you get impossible contrast range in the scene - another reason to be out there at (or before) dawn.

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    Re: The Redwoods with a technical camera

    nice images

    looks like your cube is compensating itself for too much rapid down tilt. you still have another 60 degrees left

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    Re: The Redwoods with a technical camera

    That 4th picture is very nice, would make an incredible B&W..
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    Re: The Redwoods with a technical camera

    Don, I would love to hear more about the "multi-focus layering technique" you mentioned. Can you enlighten me as to how this is done?

    Stunning images, BTW.
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    Re: The Redwoods with a technical camera

    Quote Originally Posted by etrigan63 View Post
    Don, I would love to hear more about the "multi-focus layering technique" you mentioned. Can you enlighten me as to how this is done?

    Stunning images, BTW.
    Carlos,

    in addition to Don's response, you may want to read our thread in the processing section on Helicon Focus software that discusses this very thing along with examples See: http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5306

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    Re: The Redwoods with a technical camera

    Carlos thanks for the very kind comment.

    This will be brief (I hope) as Im currently not in a position where I can do what Id like to do which is include images.

    Setting Up:

    Once I set the tripod and camera up and after looking at what I hope to capture I take distance measurements using a Fotoman rangefinder. (Ive tried lasers, tapes, and rangefinders and found all to be nothing more than a guesstimate in long run.) I like placing the viewer inside the image so I generally need the finished image to be clear and sharp from my toes to the horizon; Ill begin taking photos that start at the closest point and slowly work my way out. I often wind up with more images that I need but thats always better than not having them.

    Post Processing:

    Depending on the shutter speed Ill either open first in C1 (especially when long exposures 1 sec or more) or go right into CS4. Once I have all the images to the point I want them I then turn to CS4 and open them directly from Bridge using Load Files into Photoshop layers and go from there. (Just a side note, I always open image files directly from Bridge in 16bit mode.)

    I would have liked to include images here but as I said Im not in a position to do so however I will very shortly.

    I hope between this and Jacks suggestion this helps.

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