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  • Premier Icon jairaj
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    @GregMay

    I used an Astrotrac tracking mount a mates old Cannon DLSR (my Pentax k30 is being repaired) with Tamaron 70 – 300 mm F5.6 lens. Its a stacked image, 6 x 2 min exposures @ ISO400.

    I took about 12 images in total but a few were ruined with passing car lights and during the end I got a lot of dew on the lens so the pictures were blurred.

    I need to spend more time getting my polar alignment better too, if you zoom in you can see motion blur from the stars. It was only my second time using the set up, so while I can improve a lot I’m still happy with the result.

    redthunder
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    [url=https://flic.kr/p/qYKk55]Border Collie with Stick[/url] by SGMTB, on Flickr

    polarisandy
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    [url=https://flic.kr/p/qJKEGr]Untitled[/url] by polarisandy, on Flickr

    sledging field with a view, click on image to get larger size.

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    A couple from yesterdays snowy jaunt. xherbivorex of this parish….

    Snowy in’th’ills….

    geetee1972
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    Sometimes it’s not the quality of the image, it’s the mood or current that it captures.

    That and it’s royalty free 😀

    geetee1972
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    On the subject of sync timings and very fast photography, have a look at this from a chap I follow on Flickr. I’m not usually a fan of this genre of photography (though I always admire the technical skill it represents), but this shot really is brilliant in how it portrays the subject:

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/pYpaVE]Testing the Waters…[/url] by fearghal breathnach, on Flickr

    bonchance
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    😯 to the above. Impressive!

    Not sure I could persevere through the 1000 ways that didn’t work it must have taken..

    (hangon is that why I am getting nowhere with this lark!)

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Pretty dull weather and scenery round here at the moment. Did like this though. View from the bathroom window.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    And I liked this one as I had forgotten how shallow a depth of field I could get.
    (And yes, that IS the bit I wanted in focus..)

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    polarisandy – Member

    The bathroom and this one were taken with a camera that has no light meter and i had left my hand held at work.
    I had to estimate exposure using the sunny 16 rule, the one below could have done with a bit more but not bad as it was a very contrasty scene.

    It’s an interesting exercise, turn the LCD off if using a digital camera, don’t look at the light meter, estimate the exposures then look at them later.

    I read this yesterday and then remembered I had this ‘light meter’ at the bottom of an old camera bag. It is disturbingly accurate.

    GregMay
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    My dad used to have something like that! I wonder if it’s in his old bag of kit. Will have a check when I’m at home this weekend.

    Last night in Avenue Rd

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    A very cold morning -22 degrees


    P1200625 by Andrea & Rick, on Flickr

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    [url=https://flic.kr/p/qZmE1F]Launceston Friday[/url] by Mike Smith 79, on Flickr
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/qUikuj]Straya day[/url] by Mike Smith 79, on Flickr

    polarisandy
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    funny to see that Eddie, i’ve got the very same exposure wheel somewhere and used it for a bit. It works..

    Edukator
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    A phone point and click.

    edit: right click “view image”

    bikebouy
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    Question:

    Do you Guys ever retouch or enhance your photos after taking them?

    Just wondering, I’ve a simple Canon SX500-IS and have been trying to get upto speed using it, clearly I’ve some way to go.
    But, but what I have been doing is using iPhoto to enhance/straighten some of my shots… seems like I’ve some way to go and don’t really want to spend loads on equipment.

    Just wondering.

    For some reason my iPhone shots turn out better than the Camera 😐

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    [/url]image by john_henry_mtb, on Flickr[/img]

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    [url=http://flic.kr/p/qLHc54]Tarantaise Inversion by -crewlie-[/url]
    [url=http://flic.kr/p/qLyfYq]1600 by -crewlie-[/url]

    plop_pants
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    New Sony A6000 and I don’t have a clue! But this came out ok. Doesn’t follow the 3rds thing but I like it.

    GregMay
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    Think more like a guideline than rule.

    geetee1972
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    Do you Guys ever retouch or enhance your photos after taking them?

    Yes. Every shot I end up keeping and posting to my Flickr account will have had some work done to it.

    The development process is as much a valid part of photography as the composition and shooting process and it always has been. Back in the days of film, especially B&W, people would develop their negatives in a specific way to create the image they wanted. The terms ‘dodging’ and ‘burning’ that are used in post production packages light Lightroom and Apperture, come from B&W film development and refer to lightening or darkening certain areas of the image to create the desired effect.

    What has happened with digital photohraphy is that we have far more control over the creative process and can now create images that were never seen by the camera.

    I know people who deride that process and while it’s not something I am interested in, it’s entirely up to you and is perfectly justified if the image you end up with pleases you and pleases others.

    One thing to highlight is that shooting in RAW format, as opposed to JPEG (and for reference you’re almost certainly shooting in JPEG unless you’ve specifically chosen RAW) almost demands you do some PP. The RAW format captures a far greater range of information for things like colour, exposure, highlightls, shadows etc. The options you then have to decide how you want the image to look are much broader. JPEGs capture a lot less information either side of the ‘out of the camera’ result.

    Everyone will have their own work flow. I tend to confine my adjustments to increasing the contrast (using an s-curve usually) which greatly enhances the vividness of the colour as well as the contrast, lifting shadows, lowering highlights, adding a vignette if it’s a portrait, maybe some sharpening but not usually much if at all, maybe a graduated filter or a conversion to B&W.

    That all said, I know one (talented) photographer who eschews all shuch jiggery pokery and insists on only ever shooting JPEG and using out of the camera results. He’s a bit of a purist and has far more pedigree in film photography.

    geetee1972
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    BTW Crewlie, I really like ‘Inversion’. Great image.

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    The first two are slightly older than a month, but hey ho! All taken on my iPhone.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/qzzhY1]Weymouth Beach[/url] by SamDexter, on Flickr

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/qPRCAu]Baslow Edge[/url] by SamDexter, on Flickr

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/qS6p6Q]Long Mynd – View 2[/url] by SamDexter, on Flickr

    Its a shame my bikes in this one.
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/qTZutY]Hope Valley[/url] by SamDexter, on Flickr

    Edukator
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    Do you Guys ever retouch or enhance your photos after taking them?

    No, not even cropped.

    ElShalimo
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    Not in the same league as many on here but it took ages to get this shot at dusk

    And this one in Berwick-upon-Tweed makes me smile (and squint), straight into the sun and with -2 exposure comp

    jad
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    [url=https://flic.kr/p/qNEm9n]Ailsa Craig from Turnberry[/url] by Alanach, on Flickr

    Kit
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    Gifted an astounding sunset tonight.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/qNEFRr]Forth Rail Bridge Sunset Feb 7th 15[/url] by Kit Carruthers, on Flickr

    milky1980
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    Kit – that is stunning, looks like it’s airbrushed!

    Kit
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    Cheers milky! I was admiring jad’s photo above mine, loving the colours.

    MrSmith
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    Do you Guys ever retouch or enhance your photos after taking them?

    Most of the time for work stuff as I usually build the image in post or do focus stacking for close-up of wristwatches.
    Could be anything from half to 3 hours per image depending on what needs doing.
    Sometimes use speciallist retouchers for retouching beyond my skill level.

    Kit
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    Sorry, bit quick off the mark tonight. I prefer this one 😉

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/r647jD]Forth Rail Bridge Sunset 2 Feb 7th 15[/url] by Kit Carruthers, on Flickr

    jad
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    Ahem – processed in the last month:

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/r4hy2m]Glencoe B&W[/url] by Alanach, on Flickr

    100 and something MP – who needs a Canon 5DS?

    peterfile
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    A nice wee day climbing at Beinn Udlaidh on Saturday

    GregMay
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    Full on Alpinglow is a very special thing 🙂

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    Been a while since my last visit to this thread, and as ever wow’d by so many of these.

    couple from me

    A wild windy day on skye

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/qrqLqa]Mountain Bed (2015 WK 1)[/url] by 13 Monkeys, on Flickr

    The latest project. Turning the bedroom into a Camera Obscura

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/qPnJkd]Camera Obscura 3(2015 WK 6)[/url] by 13 Monkeys, on Flickr

    well 3 actually. My daily commute wheel finally gave in to a pothole..

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/qyNvZo]Dent (2015 WK 2)[/url] by 13 Monkeys, on Flickr

    grum
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    Love your landscapes jad – truly excellent.

    And that looks like a cracking day out climbing peterfile.

    I’ve been up in Scotland myself – here’s a few I’ve processed.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/qQQ1YC]Drumochter (1 of 1)-3[/url] by Grum Wynne, on Flickr

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/qQQ2wS]Deer (1 of 1)[/url] by Grum Wynne, on Flickr

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/r66r8G]Torridon (1 of 1)-2[/url] by Grum Wynne, on Flickr

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/r8oJFk]Highland Chieftain train crossing Drumochter Pass by Moonlight[/url] by Grum Wynne, on Flickr

    cokie
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    Some incredible photos in this thread!





    polarisandy
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    [url=https://flic.kr/p/radd1k]Romany[/url] by polarisandy, on Flickr

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