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Behind the scenes

Ed Hurst

Well-known member
Ed, amazing. Just amazing. I was duly impressed with your photos before having a description of the behind-the-scenes work involved. Now I'm gobsmacked. Thanks for sharing your work as well as your process.

Joe
Joe - you're very kind. Coming from you, with your talents and work, it's a considerable compliment. Thank you!

It's mostly sheer hard work and patience rather than anything magically creative... It did involve being there for about seven hours in the end (from capturing the twilight scene to waiting for the moon to set then shooting the stars).

Ed
 

Mexecutioner

Well-known member
I have always been interested by these cactus flowers. They open at night and seem to last less than 12 hours. This was a bit before sunrise, once the sun is out they get zapped and close up. Bees love them. I was in the middle of their flight path. I tried to get a shot of the XF when it had 3 of them on it, but was slow and by the time I got my phone out of my pocket they had flown onto the flowers.

IQ4150/ XF / 150mm f2.8 BR

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JeffK

Active member
Pacific Spirit Park, high tide rolling in. Systematic GT5543LS with AS Z1 dp. STC w/150 and P1 IQ260A with 10stop ND, 3 stop soft grad, yellow-orange filter. I don't know who the person is looking for rocks.

Also post in tripod/head thread. And a cube would look so cool with this setup.

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MGrayson

Subscriber and Workshop Member
Pacific Spirit Park, high tide rolling in. Systematic GT5543LS with AS Z1 dp. STC w/150 and P1 IQ260A with 10stop ND, 3 stop soft grad, yellow-orange filter. I don't know who the person is looking for rocks.

Also post in tripod/head thread. And a cube would look so cool with this setup.

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And the scene that this is behind? How did the image come out?

Matt
 

darr

Well-known member
I think this thread went off track a while ago. It use to be you showed the finished photo along with a shot of the setup at time of creation. Just showing the setup is not telling the whole story. I hope we can get back to the original idea of this thread.

PS: I do like looking at camera gear like everyone else! 😁
 

JeffK

Active member
I think this thread went off track a while ago. It use to be you showed the finished photo along with a shot of the setup at time of creation. Just showing the setup is not telling the whole story. I hope we can get back to the original idea of this thread.

PS: I do like looking at camera gear like everyone else! 😁
Good reminder, I added my shot to my post above
 

MGrayson

Subscriber and Workshop Member
So... I went out to the Hazel wood... no! I went out to a) try a 300mm lens adapted for the Leica S and b) compare a few tripods and heads. It was overcast with no wind, so not a great test of the support equipment, nor of the fountain. As this is Behind the Scenes, I'll just show the winner. Gitzo GT5533LS and Acratech Pan head and leveler, Leica S(007), Hasselblad HC 300/4.5, some mediocre 6 stop filter (The lens has a 95mm thread), 12 seconds at f/22



And the overkill gear



(Different head here, but shows the tripod and lens better.)


More pointless blather in the Tripod and Head thread,

Matt
 
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MGrayson

Subscriber and Workshop Member
Huh. Well, this is going to be embarrassingly similar.

I showed this photo to my piano teacher and couldn't figure out how I was holding the phone :ROFLMAO:. So I had to do a behind the scenes for him.



Taken using the wonders of 12 second delay.



I realize now why I never liked long lenses. They were always wobbly! Sure, the GFX 100 with IBIS could do 1/10 second at 250mm, but not 1 second. Tripods never seemed to help. Not that I wasn't previously sold on overkill, but this hammered the point home.

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