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Technical Camera Images

diggles

Well-known member
My dad and I went for another short camping trip. This time to Great Sand Dunes National Park. Our original plan was to camp for two nights, but we were only able to get the campsite for one. We went scouting for first come first serve campsites behind the dunes on the 'primitive' 4x4 road for the second night, but our efforts to find one were thwarted by a creek that we decided was too risky to cross.

The sun was getting low before I headed out for a hike and had already gone behind the dunes, but there was still a bit of glow on the dunes when I took this one. The difference in brightness between the sand and mountains was too great for one exposure so I made a 3 bracket set at +/- 2 stops. The final composite only required two though.

I'm getting the hang of t/s on the WRS lenses. What is working for me is to focus far and tilt near. It usually takes a bit of back and forth to dial it in.

WRS 1600 + Hasselblad CFV II 50C + APO Digitar 43XL f11 (5mm of camera fall and a couple degrees of tilt to get everything from the sand at my feet to the mountains in focus.)
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da_eltsch

Well-known member
The "decisive" moment ... when I found out my wide angle needs to get a little bit of calibration ;)

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In reality some enchanted old forest close to "Germany's Märchenstraße" (Route of fairy tales)

Sinar LanTec - Rodi 32mm HR - Phase IQ3 100 - C1 black&white and cropped for format
 
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tcdeveau

Well-known member
Always curious to see what a tech cam could do with the night sky, got the opportunity last week and said why not? Milky Way rising over Jekyl island on the Georgia coast.

Alpa STC, rodie 40, P1 IQ4150 Achromatic
with UV/IR filter
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Without UV/IR filter (identical capture and post settings as above - f4, 30s, ISO6400, post settings same in C1)
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usm

Active member
Both where with 15mm movements.
The second was also tilted upward to get some sky.
Looking at posting, the second image is little bit too much on the red side...
 

tcdeveau

Well-known member
I believe it was part of a warehouse....specifically a textile mill. It's the only structure remaining from the mill and the rest of it was torn down to create a park with a playground and greenspace.
 

diggles

Well-known member
Just got back from a trip to Glacier NP and Grand Teton NP. Here are a few images from Glacier–since it rained both times I went out with the tech cam and the mountains were covered in clouds my focus was on intimate scenery.

WRS 1600 + Hasselblad CFV II 50C + APO Digitar 43XL f11 (about 10mm of camera fall)
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WRS 1600 + Hasselblad CFV II 50C + APO Digitar 43XL f11 (about 5mm of camera rise and 10mm of left shift)
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With all the rain, the waterfall in Avalanche Creek Gorge was raging. In order to keep some detail in the water I had to use ISO 1600. It really surprises me how well such a high ISO holds up.

WRS 1600 + Hasselblad CFV II 50C + APO Digitar 43XL f11 (about 5mm of camera rise and 10mm of left shift)
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WRS 1600 + Hasselblad CFV II 50C + APO Digitar 60XL f8 (about 5mm of camera rise and a couple degrees of tilt to get it all in focus)
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diggles

Well-known member
Here are some images from the second half of the trip. All mountains for this set. :) Grand Teton National park was sunny and clear skies–would have been ok with a few clouds though.

For this first one, I took one shot, reviewed it, and gave up on it. After seeing it on the computer I wish I would have spent more time on this idea.

WRS 1600 + Hasselblad CFV II 50C + APO Digitar 43XL f11
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The Tetons are definitely recognizable by their silhouette.

WRS 1600 + Hasselblad CFV II 50C + APO Digitar 90N f11 (Pano stitch - 15mm left, 0, 15mm right + about 3mm camera fall)
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This one is probably more complicated that it should be. Taken with the 60XL in vertical orientation and left and right stitch of 15mm plus focus stacking. Two sets of images bracketed 1 stop and focused on the background, one set of images focused on the grass in the foreground. All blended together. I knew the water would help make focus stacking easier. The goal was to make it look 'natural'.

WRS 1600 + Hasselblad CFV II 50C + APO Digitar 60XL f11
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My original plan was to make this one a panorama, but I like the simple one image shot better.

WRS 1600 + Hasselblad CFV II 50C + APO Digitar 60XL f11 (about 5mm of camera rise)
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dchew

Well-known member
Here are some images from the second half of the trip. All mountains for this set. :) Grand Teton National park was sunny and clear skies–would have been ok with a few clouds though.

For this first one, I took one shot, reviewed it, and gave up on it. After seeing it on the computer I wish I would have spent more time on this idea.

WRS 1600 + Hasselblad CFV II 50C + APO Digitar 43XL f11
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The Tetons are definitely recognizable by their silhouette.

WRS 1600 + Hasselblad CFV II 50C + APO Digitar 90N f11 (Pano stitch - 15mm left, 0, 15mm right + about 3mm camera fall)
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This one is probably more complicated that it should be. Taken with the 60XL in vertical orientation and left and right stitch of 15mm plus focus stacking. Two sets of images bracketed 1 stop and focused on the background, one set of images focused on the grass in the foreground. All blended together. I knew the water would help make focus stacking easier. The goal was to make it look 'natural'.

WRS 1600 + Hasselblad CFV II 50C + APO Digitar 60XL f11
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My original plan was to make this one a panorama, but I like the simple one image shot better.

WRS 1600 + Hasselblad CFV II 50C + APO Digitar 60XL f11 (about 5mm of camera rise)
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Warren,
Wonderful! I love the natural colors. The silhouette is marvelous. I can imagine being there; thank you for that.

Ciao,
Dave
 
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