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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:36 am 
Thought I'd try out the high-ISO settings in poor light and see how colors, noise and sharpness comes out on my beloved little Nikon D40..lol.

At first I thought "whoa..that's bad!" - then I realized that some of the mosaic glass tiles on these goblets actually have texture that is only really visible in strong through-light..whew.

A good test for the auto-focus, since the reflections of light and the curvature of the goblets in low light really pull a number on the camera..lol. A couple I did manually, but it fools the eye as well, especially with varying degrees of opacity of the tiles.

Used a cheap 3$ LED flashlight and a slightly more expensive (4$) regular flashlight against blue velvet draperies in my office. The goblets are on top of my glass desk.

Can't do an experiment like this without sharing a few samples with my cam-lab-mates, so here ya' go!

Cheers :-)


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Exposure time: 1.8s
F-number: f/18
ISO 1600
Focal length: 55mm

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Exposure time: 1/15s
F-number: f/5.6
ISO1600
Focal Length: 48mm

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Exposure time: 2.2s
F-number: f/18
ISO1600
Focal Length: 40mm

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Exposure time: 0.625s
F-number: f/18
ISO1600
Focal Length: 35mm


Nikon D40 + Nikon 18-55mm AF-S (kit lens)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:45 am 
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oh, LAH!!!!

those look like they are from a palace, like queens, and kings would use them...
the light...wonderfull...whoooohooooo!

Like them VERY much...

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:41 am 
They're fantastic! You have captured them very well with the light reflections. Great!

Thanks,

Mike.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:05 pm 
I like #1 and #4. the colours are great, Good idea Lah..

Nick


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:18 pm 
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Great LahLahSr. #1+#4 are my favs, but:
I'd like to see those cropped to just the tiles (no rim) and blown up. Has a hypnotic effect on me :shock:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:39 am 
Hey Thomas,

Sitting the dark room, staring through the viewfinder up close, I found the rather mesmerizing as well..lol. was. Here's a 100% crop of another one. (not bad for a kit-lens on the cheapest DSLR there is @1600ISO even..although any noise is "disguised" by the texture and the light I think)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:13 am 
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wow!!!!

way ta go, Lah!...it looks like stained glass windows...love it.

Thomas is gonna hypnotize out on this, for sure..

Just beautiful..and goes to show, that it is not ever ever the gear, it is the life behind the camera that shows itself in every photograph..


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Yep, the crop's really nice - make a nice print or a desktop background!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:36 pm 
Nice colors! number 1 and 3 are my favourites. the different colors give the impression you took two different goblets...

good imagination

Quentin


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:53 am 
Thanks everyone for the encouraging words!

..the things you come up with when it rains a lot..lol.

I'm now shopping for several more of these 3$ LED flashlights!! lol

Cheers :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:42 am 
Hey Quentin,

much as I'd like to give the impression that I'm either a magician with light, Photoshop or something else, these shots are indeed of two different goblets.

One is in yellow hues, the other scarlet. They sit on my desk for my enjoyment every day and on rare occasions they hold candy.

My favorite is the 3rd, mostly because some of the tiles appear almost "liquid" in the light..those opalescent ones.

Cheers :-)


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