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Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2012, 07:13:57 PM »
My 5D2 did better than my 5D3...  Mostly just because of the how the shoot laid out.

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« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2012, 07:13:57 PM »

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« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2012, 08:56:52 PM »
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« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2012, 10:09:43 PM »

some illegal fireworks, right on the streets of East L.A. in the hispanic gangland neighborhoods.. had an encounter and could have had my 5D3/gear stolen. phew! had a tripod with me but shot at ISO 6400 handheld to be more discreet, hiding my camera from shadowy onlooking locals in between shot opportunities. Of course, that didn't quite work out and i was interrogated as to my activities.



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« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2012, 01:02:00 AM »
@!ex..(sorry all, sidestepping for a moment) I completely agree Alex with what you have said with respect to mine and the others that just show off the colors.  Mundane perhaps or ho-hum.  Yours are quite good I would just offer to you to watch the overexposure.  For me it's too glaring and drives away the total awe that the photo could have (somewhat of a distraction). There's several places in those stadium shots and also in your cloud shot above which give the tell tale HDR sign.  It's possible that your stadium shot's overexposure is from the HDR as I have noticed that happens with Photomatix.  How does your single image look by comparison with respect to the latter? Anyway, all of this boils down to thinking out of the box which you do a fair job of demonstrating, breakaway from the norm and do something different.  Sometimes we get to wrapped up in the subject matter itself (the highlight) and ignore other props / settings / objects that could add more dimension to the photo.  Speaking of clouds..anyone could take a photo of various cloud types as you say but stepping aside to see what else can be done is the real art in the photo..here's a shot of that caliber.  there were so many great views at this location but I couldn't find a good foreground object to make the photo that much better.  With in-climate weather on the way, I hiked further until I found a suitable object, nabbed this one and said screw the rain!  Took about an hour to get the mud off my hiking boots..well worth it.


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So, the stadium shot really shouldn't have any tell tale HDR artifacts, because it isn't HDR.  I actually just blended 3 shots, and then did a star trail stack of the 3 where the fireworks were (basically using the LIGHTEN blend mode on different layers).  I do agree though that the exposure was a too high, so I lowered it a bit, thanks for the critique (attached version).

Second, very cool shot of the clouds and the bench.  Much more story to the shot, which not only adds to the composition but also adds a human element to it.  I am not usually a hug he fan of selective color (although I am guilty of using it once or twice).  I'd like to see the un selectively colored version, too if you still have it around.

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Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2012, 01:04:53 AM »
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Love the comp.  I think it might benefit from dropping the gamma down a bit to darken and punch it up a bit, but overall very nice.

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Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2012, 04:13:47 AM »
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So, the stadium shot really shouldn't have any tell tale HDR artifacts, because it isn't HDR.  I actually just blended 3 shots, and then did a star trail stack of the 3 where the fireworks were (basically using the LIGHTEN blend mode on different layers).  I do agree though that the exposure was a too high, so I lowered it a bit, thanks for the critique (attached version).

Second, very cool shot of the clouds and the bench.  Much more story to the shot, which not only adds to the composition but also adds a human element to it.  I am not usually a hug he fan of selective color (although I am guilty of using it once or twice).  I'd like to see the un selectively colored version, too if you still have it around.

Wasn't sure as indicated about your stadium shot but the cleaned up version above is def. better.  The cloud shot was HDR though?  I might have that non selective color version somewhere..but you and I should PM from here forward..we've seriously diverted off the 4th topic..and I posted a 7D shot!  Uggh..Ok will clean this up now to keep in line with the thread.
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Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2012, 04:19:07 AM »
Tammy..very nice work!
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Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
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« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2012, 09:21:40 AM »
Another one from STL. 5D3+70-200 2.8 In the full res image its possible to see murals inside the dome through the windows and fireworks across the observation deck on the arch, unbelievable. 



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« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2012, 01:02:45 AM »
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Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2012, 01:04:31 AM »
My 5D2 did better than my 5D3...  Mostly just because of the how the shoot laid out.
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Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2012, 06:02:34 PM »
Another one from STL. 5D3+70-200 2.8 In the full res image its possible to see murals inside the dome through the windows and fireworks across the observation deck on the arch, unbelievable. 



more July 4th photos on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/71403598@N08/7512038424/#

Very nice shot and composition.  What were your settings?

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« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2012, 08:08:24 PM »

Very nice shot and composition.  What were your settings?

Bulb mode, 13 sec at f14, iso200

Had to go for a really long exposure since the old courthouse dome does not have any lighting, not sure if it's always the case or has something to do with the ongoing renovations. Luckily the burst were spread out very nicely across the frame so negligible blown out highlights.

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Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
« Reply #42 on: July 24, 2012, 07:22:09 AM »
Another one from STL. 5D3+70-200 2.8 In the full res image its possible to see murals inside the dome through the windows and fireworks across the observation deck on the arch, unbelievable. 



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What a great shot param...fantastic.
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« Reply #43 on: August 05, 2012, 12:20:59 AM »
I'm finally posting one.  This was with the 5D3 and 24mm f/1.4L II lens. 
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Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
« Reply #44 on: August 16, 2012, 04:09:12 PM »
Frankenmuth Michigan. The finale was a cacophony of m80 insanity shaking the earth for like a solid min. It was amazing! 5DM3 with 24LII @ F8. Perfect lens for fireworks!
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