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Fun with MF images 2022

Ed Hurst

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That afternoon/evening I spent photographing the power stations had such remarkable variety of conditions. As you see above, when I got there, some brooding storm systems were rolling through and, by some miracle, conditions were clear when/where I needed them to shoot the stars (even though there was some fog in the early evening near the power stations). By the way, that was more amazing than you can know from these pictures. All around me, storm clouds remained; there was evening lightning behind me. Yet, for the 90 mins required to shoot the stars, a clear hole just sat precisely above the power stations and no clouds encroached into that no-fly zone. Quite amazing.

And now, to show you the final part of the extraordinary luck I experienced that day. Between the storms and the stars, there was also a lovely sunset. I could have tried multiple times to get these three different sets of conditions to a high standard. Instead, I managed to nail all three on my first visit. Oh well, my luck ran out, because a few days after this trip, Covid visited our house (though without terribly serious effects, at least so far!).

So here are some images from that sunset...
There with GFX100S and various Pentax lenses







And these with the 645Z and the 67 400mm EDIF lens




Finally, back to the GFX100S for a picture taken with the rolling fog, just before doing the star shots
_DSF8720Step4sRGBSMALL by Ed Hurst, on Flickr

Apologies for the large number of shots here!
 
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Ed Hurst

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OK, everyone is probably getting power-station overload, right? I promise this is my last post on this (until my next power station outing anyway!!!).

Another time lapse, this time showing the star trails and steam patterns building up. To anyone who has never assembled a star trail shot using a large number of shorter frames, this shows how the process looks in action.

GFX100S with Pentax 67 75mm f2.8AL lens
Liddell Bayswater 8fps by Ed Hurst, on Flickr
 

Ed Hurst

Well-known member
Hello all!

Another star trail time lapse video, this time based on an image I put together last October. Fuji GFX100S with Pentax 645 28-45mm DA lens @ 28mm.

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stngoldberg

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"There is a time and a place for everything" is apropos for frame averaging. Here are two images captured minutes apart this morning both at 1/160/sec f8 ISO 50, but one is frame averaged for 4 minutes and 960 frames. The "normal" image has (to my eye) superior contrast which I could not achieve in the frame averages images no matter how much I altered the vibrance/contrast adjustments.
Stanley
Juno Beach Pier Jan 29 7;13 AM.jpgJuno Pier jan 29 2022 at 7;15AM.jpg
 
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Ed Hurst

Well-known member
"There is a time and a place for everything" is apropos for frame averaging. Here are two images captured minutes apart this morning both at 1/160/sec f8 ISO 50, but one is frame averaged for 4 minutes and 960 frames. The "normal" image has (to my eye) superior contrast which I could not achieve in the frame averages images no matter how much I altered the vibrance/contrast adjustments.
Stanley
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Interesting! I also think the drama of the waves in the non-average frame makes for a better image - but that's obviously not what your post was about, I guess :). Lovely image, my friend!
 
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Ed Hurst

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Summer in Sydney often brings with it some interesting storm activity. Here's what I think is a cumulonimbus cloud at sunset. The cloud and the scene come from different frames which I have blended together (I might do so again with a different version of the scene as well, in the coming days).

Fuji GFX100S with Pentax 67 400mm EDIF lens

 
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