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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:03 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:11 am 
Oh wow..

Clean, crisp, vibrant colors.


Excellent photo.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:53 am 
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Thanks Fallenembers!

I'm loving the filter so far! This was the first attempt on my wide angle which brings some vignetting into the equation. It's pretty easy to fix in post though, but I don't think it's a negative on this shot so I kept it in.

Are you having this issue as well?

This was with a slim Cpl + B+W 10 stop. I think I'm going to have to break out the 3 stop or 2 stop instead of the Cpl if it's brighter. It's swings and roundabouts really - you either stop right down to F22 and lose image quality, or slap another bit of glass in front of the lens, again losing image quality.

I've found that my 10 stop is in fact around 10.5 - 11 stops - how accurate is yours?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:27 am 
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I was in 'wide angle' mode, trying to get a foreground element into the picture, but thinking about it the foreground doesn't really add much, plus the monorail introduces some depth anyway.

Here's a cropped version...

Preferences between the two?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:57 pm 
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Tough one, both are great shots. I think I'm liking the second shot just a bit more.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:26 am 
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Hi Phil,

Love your sharp photography, I prefer the 2nd shot as the foreground looks a bit messy with the mud and distracts from what looks like an unbelievable structure arising from the sand.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:10 am 
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Thanks, evolution and 4xxx

I've gone with the cropped version - the 16:9 crop suits it better IMO, and reducing the vignetting has helped:

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I revisited early this morning with some members of a local photo forum and initially it looked like another good early morning until the wind picked up and it turned into a duststorm! It was a lucky break that I went down there yesterday morning really...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:16 pm 
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16:9 does look better. Is it just my imagination or is the building slightly tilted to the right?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:47 pm 
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I've checked the verticals when I processed the shot - it's the design of the building, plus the angles of the different parts of the facade that create the illusion, I think...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:53 pm 
Cropped I like better... hmm haha


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:23 pm 
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Yea, figured it was just an illusion. :twisted:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:33 pm 
Nice but 146 seconds exposure ? isnt that a little overdone.. :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:56 pm 
Lovely shot, the cropping is just a matter of taste.

I've got to get myself a grey filter and try it with some waterfalls, landscapes, etc. I think I'll get myself a x8 and a x2 filter if I want to have x16 total shutter elongation :) I once tried with a waterfall, that was not in direct sunlight, rather in a shadow, and I still couldn't get the effect I was after... Even with the ISO at Lo1 (which is 80 I suppose in Nikon's nomenclature) I only managed to get down to 1/8s and not overburn.


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