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Re: Pauls 52

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:53 am
by Wind
Got some nice images there Paul. Did you miss a week :devil: Looking forward to seeing your images on the wall.
Also don't remember signing the model release for that sporting image :o

Re: Pauls 52

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:00 pm
by TomCofer
Nice set Paul.

Re: Pauls 52

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:34 am
by pah43
Modeling! - you call that Modeling :spank:

Re: Pauls 52 - Week 23

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:08 am
by pah43
This week our local portrait group met in Onslows studio for our monthly meet. We had a great time experimenting with multiple exposures in portraits, we had a good laugh in the process. My new camera has this built in and I was keen to at least try it out - might never use it again but who knows its there and it has to be tested :D My aim was for a low key portrait in profile pose with if possible the models hair to be blended in the central part of the picture, this wish has caused me a few problems as that area got more light than the rest - some editing needed there :? Next time i will be looking for a degree of separation on this area. Im reasonably pleased with the result but I had a great night out anyway - thanks Onslow for the studio and Nickodian for being a lovely model 8):

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Re: Pauls 52

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:27 am
by TomCofer
It's always fun to experiment.

Re: Pauls 52

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:49 am
by pah43
Yes i love experimenting :D I love looking through my gear to find out what bits I havent used, then I just have to have a go and make it work - just because! :lalala:

Paul

Re: Pauls 52 - Week 24

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:30 am
by pah43
Not had a good week - hurt my knee and was unable to walk for 3 days, however come Saturday I got my stick and went for a short drive out of town, the clouds looked fabulous and I needed the break, these are coupleĀ from the trip. Both are HDR shots, 3 shots at 0.7 difference. :D
Cheers Paul

Looking back to Whyalla - Mount Laura
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Looking towards the Middleback ranges (on the horizon)
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Re: Pauls 52

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:16 pm
by TomCofer
Nice HDR shots Paul.

I feel your pain. I've been having some problems with a knee. Don't know how much longer I can avoid a trip to the doctor.

Re: Pauls 52 - Week 24

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:44 pm
by tsilva
pah43 wrote:Not had a good week - hurt my knee and was unable to walk for 3 days, however come Saturday I got my stick and went for a short drive out of town, the clouds looked fabulous and I needed the break, these are coupleĀ from the trip. Both are HDR shots, 3 shots at 0.7 difference. :D
Cheers Paul

Looking back to Whyalla - Mount Laura
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Looking towards the Middleback ranges (on the horizon)
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Sorry to hear about your knee Paul :( These are both nice shots. (OK)

I must admit I don't understand your 2/3 stop difference. This is well within the dr of a single image with your camera.

Still nice!

Tony

Re: Pauls 52

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:13 am
by pah43
I appreciate my camera is capable and I did have one correctly exposed shot which I processed as normal. This said I then processed the 3 bracketed shots i had taken in LR as an HDR frame, the end result was much more pleasing to me, colors seemed more vibrant and consistent with what my eyes had seen. I have to admit im very new to HDR - ive generally avoided it because of some of the extreme results ive seen. I guess, and please correct me if im wrong here, that bracketing (in this case by 2/3 of a stop) one shot will be slightly under exp, one will be "correct" and one will be slight over exp - this to me indicates that by combining them the software "finds" the optimum exp for all areas of the picture ie highlights not burnt out and shadows not blocked with all the mid tones showing correctly exposed details and the end result is a balanced picture (and if I remember the new histogram indicates this). Would I be better going for a bigger exp value say 1.5 stops when doing this type of work - Im finding it an interesting topic and while I can see it has limitations I can also see it has the potential to produce great pictures when used in the right way, Thanks Tony for raising this - its great to have someone else's thoughts - makes me think :?

Im mobile again, still taking my stick with me but thats a small price for mobility - and Yes Tom I think that discussion with the doctor is looming much higher over the horizon - gee I hate doctors :x
looking forward to some more comments on this topic.

Cheers Paul