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    Behind the scenes

    I have seen a couple of 'behind the scenes' shots here, and I find that most interesting. It shows a little more of the thinking behind a shot and how hard the final image is tweaked (or not at all).





    As you can see, I was very quick (look at the clouds) to step back and take the snap, but in those seconds, the whole field was sunlit which it wasn't a moment before...
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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Here's an example of more work in PP.



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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Very interesting thread, Dan, thanks to share this.

    Hope to see more, also from others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danlindberg View Post
    I have seen a couple of 'behind the scenes' shots here, and I find that most interesting. It shows a little more of the thinking behind a shot and how hard the final image is tweaked (or not at all).

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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Thierry, I think this is going to be a very slow thread. But, I do hope as well that somebody else also post once in a while....I will....

    This one was a 20 second exposure. Heliopan 10 stop ND. Another 'square' format from me.



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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Wow! Thank you for the thread and postings! Please keep them coming... They're inspiring!

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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Great idea Dan! Wonderful compositions, too.

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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Interesting idea ... thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Fox View Post
    Interesting idea ... thanks for sharing.
    Ditto!

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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by danlindberg View Post
    Dan,

    Your strap blowing in the wind is giving me a mild heart attack and dj vu of a windy day when I had to catch my Alpa Max as the wind caught it like a sail! (I'm sure the bag anchor makes all the difference though).
    Remember: adventure before dementia!

    As Oscar Wilde said, "my tastes are simple, I only like the best"

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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Thank you very much! Yes, I find it interesting how much a thoughtful approach matters in photography. Being careful of lenschoice, dof, precise camera position and composition is so important. Taking a snapshot behind the scene reveals how bland and uninteresting it quite often looks (not always ofcourse) and that shows how seldom good photography is made from chance/luck!

    Graham, it was very windy.....I was very very much in doubt if I should let go of my thin/light Gitzo 2 series for the snap...but I did, the risk taken for the forum
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    Thanks for posting this series, Dan - very inspirational.
    Have to agree, you were very brave to step back for that snap under such windy conditions!
    Will send a PM regarding the Leaf Aptus ii 5.... am considering a MFDB for a V system Hassi.

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    Re: Behind the scenes

    I really enjoy the behind the scenes shots here. This is my contribution from Monday. We don't have much in the way of autumn colour out here but we do have a lot of greens to make up for it!

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    For the pixel peepers: Full size image

    Tall tripod because the tree huggers won't allow cutting down of the junk in the way of the scenic outlooks so I have to stand on the wall:


    The business end:
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    Re: Behind the scenes

    GREAT Graham, the ice is broken

    What a location living there in that house!!! and I have to say that your Alpa/phase package really looks the business. Thanks for posting.

    By the way, I have one today but forgot the snapshot so I'll post it in the other thread....
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    Hi Graham,
    Impressive view, tripod and gear - love the iPhone viewfinder!
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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Boy, those iPhone cameras are getting good!

    Seriously, this thread is wonderful and I thank you, Dan and Graham, for contributing. These examples help beginners like me see what is possible in a way that just the final print can't do.

    --Matt

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    Re: Behind the scenes

    great thread

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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Great idea for a thread! I posted one of these in the "show your tech camera" thread, but here it is again with the final pic that came out of this setup:





    and the final image:



    about 40 sec exposure, with a 3-stop ND right after sunset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TH_Alpa View Post
    Very nice image, Vieri.
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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Vieri, one thing I love (hate?) about your behind the scenes shots is that I miss my Noctilux
    Remember: adventure before dementia!

    As Oscar Wilde said, "my tastes are simple, I only like the best"

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    Vieri, it's your images I was thinking about when I started the thread. I just couldn't remember where I saw it.....fantastic location and fantastic image.
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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Great idea Dan. I have one from a few years ago; my wife took a shot while I was setting up. I was on top of an ice mound, or "ice volcano" as they're called, on the shore of Lake Erie. I wanted an image of the flat frozen lake just as the sun set, clipping the cloud bottoms with red light. I was using a Pentax 67 and 45mm lens.

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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Tom, was your wife advised to take that shot by your insurance agent Blimey, it looks like one slip and it's all over! That sunset must look (more) amazing in print.

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    Good thread Dan, thanks for starting it. I hope you don't mind my contribution:

    In Northern Quebec:



    And here's another from northern Maine:




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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by jecxz View Post
    Good thread Dan, thanks for starting it. I hope you don't mind my contribution:

    In Northern Quebec:



    And here's another from northern Maine:




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    Love what you've done with the light and the look of the water Derek!

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    Thank you Yair!

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    Love what you've done with the light and the look of the water Derek!

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    Very very beautiful images here and those location shots make me drool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wentbackward View Post
    Tom, was your wife advised to take that shot by your insurance agent Blimey, it looks like one slip and it's all over! That sunset must look (more) amazing in print.
    LOL. Maybe that's why she encouraged me to take this shot Not as dangerous as it may appear. You'll note that my tripod and I are nowhere near the edge and I was wearing shoeshoes with light crampons as well.
    It does make a nice print; the colors got a bit funky in this jpeg conversion, at least on my laptop.

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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Great Idea for a thread ! and beutiful images

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    Re: Behind the scenes

    I love the idea of this thread, so in a humble attempt to keep it going, here's one from a few weeks ago. My wife took the shot of my set up with a K-5. She found it worth a laugh. The out-of-camera jpeg shows quite a DR for that sensor.
    She got a good shot, I didn't - not the first time this has happened.

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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Tom, you seem to have a pattern. You do know you can stand on the ground to take a picture. It seems like your wife goes for the entertainment value--be careful you don't end up on youtube.

    Thanks for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danlindberg View Post
    This one was a 20 second exposure. Heliopan 10 stop ND. Another 'square' format from me.

    This is very lovely.

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    Re: Behind the scenes

    I enjoy this thread ... great idea. I've started snapping an iPhone pic sometimes when shooting because of it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    Tom, you seem to have a pattern. You do know you can stand on the ground to take a picture. It seems like your wife goes for the entertainment value--be careful you don't end up on youtube.

    Thanks for this.
    Good one Shashin. If my wife ever tells me she's starting videos, I'll keep the Youtube comment in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsjanik View Post
    I love the idea of this thread, so in a humble attempt to keep it going, here's one from a few weeks ago. My wife took the shot of my set up with a K-5. She found it worth a laugh. The out-of-camera jpeg shows quite a DR for that sensor.
    She got a good shot, I didn't - not the first time this has happened.

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    Wow Tom, look at that leg of your tripod. Looks like its foot is on the very edge of that picnic table. Both you and your camera certainly tempt fate

    Great thread everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jecxz View Post
    Good thread Dan, thanks for starting it. I hope you don't mind my contribution:

    In Northern Quebec:



    And here's another from northern Maine:




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    Wowzier! That first one is absolutely amazing! Beautiful movement.

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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by vieri View Post
    Great idea for a thread! I posted one of these in the "show your tech camera" thread, but here it is again with the final pic that came out of this setup:





    and the final image:



    about 40 sec exposure, with a 3-stop ND right after sunset.
    Incredibly beautiful!

    -Marc

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    Re: Behind the scenes

    I enjoyed this thread, so an attempt to resurrect. Taken last fall.


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    Great thread... something a bit different, taken last semester for a school project:





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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Here is the Architecture shot that I have posted already sometime ago - leaf Aptus II 12 R on HCam-B1 with Canon TSE 17mm . We were in the second floor of this House on the opposite side of the very narrow street in Regensburg. The Camera as seen in the making of shots was moved downwards as we wanted to catch a full panorama of the street with 180 degrees (the HCam does "only" 126 degrees with one shot) so we added another 4 shots to the left the right up and down - 5 alltogether. The one seen here is the straight middle one which was straightened with the built in Arcbody grid screen and the Arca cube.

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    Great thread - love to see the bts shots

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    stunning, like in a bee hive
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    Incredibly beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    Vieri, one thing I love (hate?) about your behind the scenes shots is that I miss my Noctilux
    Graham, the Noctilux is the one lens that will have to be removed from my cold dead hands even if I no longer own a digital Leica, I keep loving it on my Nex 7...

    Quote Originally Posted by danlindberg View Post
    Vieri, it's your images I was thinking about when I started the thread. I just couldn't remember where I saw it.....fantastic location and fantastic image.
    Dan, thank you very much! Your landscape work is one of the main inspirations for me here on forum, I really appreciate your words
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Steib View Post
    Here is the Architecture shot that I have posted already sometime ago - leaf Aptus II 12 R on HCam-B1 with Canon TSE 17mm . We were in the second floor of this House on the opposite side of the very narrow street in Regensburg. The Camera as seen in the making of shots was moved downwards as we wanted to catch a full panorama of the street with 180 degrees (the HCam does "only" 126 degrees with one shot) so we added another 4 shots to the left the right up and down - 5 alltogether. The one seen here is the straight middle one which was straightened with the built in Arcbody grid screen and the Arca cube.

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    Very impressive technical photo -- I hope someone was always holding the tripod

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    stunning, like in a bee hive
    Thanks Drevil; as I recall the cold wind stung like bees as well.

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    Great thread!

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    Re: Behind the scenes

    Janik

    The owner was close, as you can see on the image - taking care of his baby.
    He is an architecture Photographer and putting the camera to the weirdest places and positions, so hes used to this.
    Actually the positioning of the camera at funny and impossible places is his specialty............
    We did some more stuff for testing his then new HCam and it was pretty good, he is using the system now for over 1 year.

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    So my daughter learned how to ride her bike without training wheels today. She did great, took off like a rocket with almost no help!

    Of course, I had to get out the camera and get some actions shots, and what better choice than the Leaf Aptus/RZ67?



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    Re: Behind the scenes

    I often see some local Aspens I admire and have yet to get a shot that captures the beauty. This one still isn't there, but you may be surprised at the location


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    It is on the side of a used car lot

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