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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: April 27, 2014, 01:03:32 PM »
A dramatic sunset over mossy rocks on the coast of La Jolla, San Diego.

Lovely.

...And welcome to CR  :)

+1

And here's another panorama from Tokyo tower :D

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: April 27, 2014, 09:16:45 AM »
Here's another, Tokyo and Mt Fuji at dusk...

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: April 27, 2014, 08:15:42 AM »
These panorama's were both shot from the upper level of Tokyo Tower. The second panorama is a composite of two panorama's, each made from three photo's.


Very nice!
3 questions:
- did you shoot behind a window (that would be obviously - or not?)
- did you use a pano head (like for example Manfrotto 300N)? If not, what was your technique?

Thanks, candyman!

I inadvertently answered your first question in the edit I did to my original post, before writing this reply: They were indeed both shot through coated glass. There's a plastic coating on the inside of the glass that's a little greasy or damaged in places, which makes it a challenge to shoot without getting blurry spots. Where some blurry spots remained, I sharpened them a little locally in Photoshop.

These were all shot handheld, pretty much with the hood (almost) touching the glass. Then I stitched them in photoshop and used a bunch of warp/perspective tools to get the perspective right. The first panorama got a little dodge and sharpening applied to the lower corners due to the vignetting effect of obliquely shooting though the glass windows.

The second panorama is made up from two almost square panorama's that I shot from two different windows. It was never my intention to combine these when I was shooting them but when I stitched them in Photoshop I found them to be a little boring individually, so I combined them. The distance between the shooting positions was at least 2 meters, so you can see that you can do without a panorama head if there are no subjects close to the shooting position.

Edit: If you're interested in the EXIF information, it's embedded in the images I posted ;)


Thanks for the extra info.
You must have a steady hand.
And, remarkable result while shooting through coated glass.


Did you ever try Canon Photostich? What is your opinion about that?

Thanks again, I must admit I do have a steady hand, and IS and sufficiently short shutter speeds go a long way :)

I haven't tried Canon Photostitch; I prefer having direct access to all the other image editing features that Adobe Photoshop offers.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: April 27, 2014, 07:08:51 AM »
These panorama's were both shot from the upper level of Tokyo Tower. The second panorama is a composite of two panorama's, each made from three photo's.


Very nice!
3 questions:
- did you shoot behind a window (that would be obviously - or not?)
- did you use a pano head (like for example Manfrotto 300N)? If not, what was your technique?

Thanks, candyman!

I inadvertently answered your first question in the edit I did to my original post, before writing this reply: They were indeed both shot through coated glass. There's a plastic coating on the inside of the glass that's a little greasy or damaged in places, which makes it a challenge to shoot without getting blurry spots. Where some blurry spots remained, I sharpened them a little locally in Photoshop.

These were all shot handheld, pretty much with the hood (almost) touching the glass. Then I stitched them in photoshop and used a bunch of warp/perspective tools to get the perspective right. The first panorama got a little dodge and sharpening applied to the lower corners due to the vignetting effect of obliquely shooting though the glass windows.

The second panorama is made up from two almost square panorama's that I shot from two different windows. It was never my intention to combine these when I was shooting them but when I stitched them in Photoshop I found them to be a little boring individually, so I combined them. The distance between the shooting positions was at least 2 meters, so you can see that you can do without a panorama head if there are no subjects close to the shooting position.

Edit: If you're interested in the EXIF information, it's embedded in the images I posted ;)


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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: April 27, 2014, 06:46:16 AM »
These panorama's were both shot through coated glass from the upper level of Tokyo Tower. The second panorama is a composite of two panorama's, each made from three photo's.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X & EOS-1D C Cold Weather Autofocus Issues
« on: April 04, 2014, 04:09:16 AM »
Oh damn, I'm going to both Antarctica and Iceland later this year.  How am I to determine if my 1D X is affected?  Is there a serial number list to check?  I haven't had any problems with it so far, but never really shot in really cold weather.

Put it in the freezer? ;)

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: April 03, 2014, 03:56:44 PM »
Water spray! This was from the 'Legends Cup' - strange old-school racing that I've only seen once.

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: April 03, 2014, 03:49:16 PM »
Several rear-ends in one go  ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 03, 2014, 03:37:47 PM »
There are always good reasons to shoot in various modes.

P-mode is fantastic when run-and-gunning a live event where light is constantly shifting as well as the subjects. Where shutter speed or aperture effects aren't important to the shot.

A-priority is great for various reasons especially when trying to control depth-of-field. Or when trying to keep the ISO below a certain point.

T-priority is wonderful when you need a specific shutter speed for either greater sharpness or blurriness of action.

Manual also has it's place. I use this frequently as well.... I shoot on the 5D3 and will set my aperture for the depth-of-field I prefer, set my time to a minimum of 60 (for motion shots) and Auto-ISO to let the camera adjust for the lighting. This way I have control over the look. The 5D3 is great in low-light situations, so the manual feature with auto-ISO comes in very hand at this point.

Being able to set a minimum shutter speed is an absolute gem of a feature on this camera. Love it  :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 02, 2014, 06:45:10 PM »
I have to try REALLY hard no to tell people they are holding the lens "wrong", i.e, with 4 fingers ON TOP of the lens, not underneath.

A friend of mine does that (and it looks really stupid to me) but there's no way he's changing his technique because the 'right' way is uncomfortable for him. No matter how often I told him he gets a less stable grip, and the tendency of zoom rotation to tip the camera. Not being a snob, just trying to help - but I gave up.  ::)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 02, 2014, 06:01:35 PM »
Funny, and around 3.54 minutes you get a good sense why a camera snob must have a BIG lens :D

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EOS-M / Re: DIY-FOLDABLE MIRROR FOR EOS-M= MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY
« on: April 02, 2014, 02:55:38 PM »
That's cool Surapon! Now all that remains is cutting off the excess of the mirror box extending below, and in front of the camera body :)


Thank you so much, my dear friend mrsfotografie.
From  your great IDEA, I already Change EOS-M Mirrorless DSLR, to Full size Flippable Mirror EOS-M - MC. ( MC = Macro capability for Lazy Photographer like me).
Ha, Ha, Ha---It must have 2 Heads to make it = Right.
Surapon

My dear friend Surapon, that looks really great! I bet the camera is now also easier to hold? I hope your wife is not mad for you destroying her mirror :D

By the way I like your old-school FD style lens cap :)

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Thanks so much for helping out the other guys EML58, and glad you found the text useful.  I have let the guys who help me with my website know about the problem with some countries not getting access, hoping they figure it out today.  Thanks again
cheers
Grant

Grant Atkinson, I'm happy to confirm the link works now! Thanks! I think this will go a long way to help me better understand the AF features on my 5D MkIII.


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Animal Kingdom / Re: Let's Get it On
« on: April 02, 2014, 04:33:34 AM »
Domino Beetles, at it


Cool, this could also feature in that topic  "Shoot from the rearend of the subjects".

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