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Lenses / Re: The Long and Short of it. 2 Photos from the same Place
« on: December 09, 2014, 11:49:33 AM »
Astrophotography- walking towards the subject makes little difference to the perspective...
Doesn't that really depend on how far you walk? ;D

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Photography Technique / Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« on: October 24, 2014, 11:35:07 AM »
Here's one from our local Canal Harbour. I think this was the Blue hour and not the Golden hour :-\
Cheers Brian

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: October 14, 2014, 03:44:38 AM »
The Cuillins, Skye.

West Scottish Highlands and Skye by madmackem, on Flickr
That must be pretty low resolution, I can't see the swarm of midges, OTOH they do call then "no-sees".
Its fabulous light you captured there. Great shot.
Cheers Brian

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 14, 2014, 01:55:40 AM »

LOL!  You captured their special moment.
Watching some California Quail make their way across a group of boulders when this happened.  Do they even need wings?

Aw come on.... we've seen numerous examples of Birds levitating on this Forum  ???
Great capture.
Cheers Brian

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 14, 2014, 01:48:58 AM »
I think I found the clever one out of the bunch.

Jim
Its really a boudoir shot, and she's holding her breath...  ;D
Cheers Brian

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: October 13, 2014, 12:17:23 PM »
Here's a few from the Lake District in September.
Cheers Brian

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: October 13, 2014, 12:12:59 PM »
sun rises over Leigh on Sea, Essex (6D + 70/300L

Sunrise - Leigh on Sea by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr
Essex? Do you really mean that?  :P


Just joking, I saw a long BBC Documentary about all the beautiful countryside in Essex, and I was
totally suprised.
Its a great capture. Well done.
Cheers Brian

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: October 13, 2014, 12:09:07 PM »
Not quite sunset yet!

Cheers Brian
Lovely light. Nicely done Brian.
Thanks, here's another three from this weekend.
Cheers Brian

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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 12, 2014, 04:09:55 AM »
A few Autumn leave shots from a trip to Brandelhow Park on the West shoreline of Derwent Water, English Lake District.
Shot on my original 5D, all 24-105L. All hand held at 800 ISO, which the 5D mki seemed to be really good at.
Dang.......
I was there the first two weeks in September, early enough to still have good weather (which we did have),
but too early for any decent colour.

Lovely shots.
Cheers Brian
Thanks Brian and dpc. It is beautiful up there.
The morning of our last day, there is a bit of colour coming but not much.
Cheers Brian

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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 12, 2014, 03:58:43 AM »
17mm f4L TS-E and 5DIII
Eldar, thats a fabulous shot. Do you mind explaining how exactly you used the Tilt or Shift in this shot?

I'd be interested in such a Lens for architecture, and know they can also be used for other fields too,
but I'm wondering how you used it here?

Cheers Brian
Thanks Brian, Apparently that image resonated with quite a few. Post processing was done on a small laptop, so I have a better version at home (currently I´m traveling and on the same laptop). The blue/green and highlight/shadow settings in the upper part is not very good.

But to your question; It is a fairly straight forward shot. I start with a center focus and determine exposure when the lens is in neutral position. Then I use live view and zoom in on the lower side of the image, which is totally out of focus to begin with. Then I tilt the lens until that part of the image is in focus. I shot the image at several different f-stops, but prefer this one at f10.

Some more patient and structured than me would probably have shot multiple exposures and merged them, but this is a single exposure

Both this lens and the 24 TS-E are key arguments to stay with Canon. Phenomenal lenses.
OK, thanks very much. Hmmm, christmas is coming..........
Cheers Brian

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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 11, 2014, 05:52:00 AM »
A few Autumn leave shots from a trip to Brandelhow Park on the West shoreline of Derwent Water, English Lake District.
Shot on my original 5D, all 24-105L. All hand held at 800 ISO, which the 5D mki seemed to be really good at.
Dang.......
I was there the first two weeks in September, early enough to still have good weather (which we did have),
but too early for any decent colour.

Lovely shots.
Cheers Brian

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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 11, 2014, 05:48:37 AM »
17mm f4L TS-E and 5DIII
Eldar, thats a fabulous shot. Do you mind explaining how exactly you used the Tilt or Shift in this shot?

I'd be interested in such a Lens for architecture, and know they can also be used for other fields too,
but I'm wondering how you used it here?

Cheers Brian

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: October 07, 2014, 01:54:30 PM »
Not quite sunset yet!

Cheers Brian


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Long exposure questions on 5D MK3
« on: October 05, 2014, 08:33:39 AM »
But if you are seeing "very noisy" at ISO 100, I wonder if you are trying to boost the shadows too much in post processing?
Nope, I very rarely push the dark areas because of the noise, on some shots I zoom in to check how well focussed they are, and usually am surprised at the amount of noise I see.

Thanks for the links.

Cheers Brian



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