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The Photography Forum, Pictures, Sharing, Tips, and enjoyment (Part I)


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#61 Juthro

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 03:25 PM

So I was trying to follow some of your advice Pharmer, and was playing around with the some of the controls on my photo editing software. Specifically trying to adjust some light levels, and I feel I had limited success.

Here is a before and after with the same pic, thought the crop is slightly different.
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It amazes me how many 'different' pics I can get out of the same master photo by changing zoom and crop.

This is also from the same master.
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Posted 10 November 2015 - 03:34 PM

yup, the software is amazing. some pics respond better than others.

 

that's a very low light photo so it's  limited in the range of adjustment. you'll have others that freak you out at the dynamic range of light within the file.

 

I'm dumping an awful lot of info into this thread, the sum of about three years of a steep learning curve. don't get to feeling overwhelmed. this shit takes time, time, and more time.


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#63 Juthro

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 03:46 PM

The info is most appreciated my friend. Just in the time since I purchased my camera, I have learned much.

Edited by Juthro, 10 November 2015 - 03:56 PM.


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 08:14 PM

here you go. something from the latest adventure

 

I love the sculpting of the feathers on the body and the detail in the face.

 

it's all about the lighting

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 01:39 PM

This one is for Skye, I think it has most of his favorite sunrise colors.

It kind of reminds me of a painting.

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#66 pharmer

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 02:14 PM

OK Juthro, here's a learning assignment for you

 

"Oh great, now the asshole's giving us homework"

 

Next sunrise meter the sky while in Auto mode. remember the readings for the shutter and aperature.

Take a pic.

Select M mode on the dial on top of the camera. Set the shutter speed and aperature as you saw them in Auto.

Take a pic

Then use the adjustments to either 1. slow the shutter speed   e.g. from 125 down to 60 or 90, leave the aperature where it is

Take a picture

and then

Then use the adjustments to 2. put the shutter speed back to the one from Auto mode. Then fiddle with the other adjustment to lower the aperature number by two settings  e.g. from 11 down to 6

Take a picture

 

At your leisure open them in the editing software and see the difference in the pics

 

In  cases 1. and 2.  the overall pic should be brighter. In the second manual mode pic you should see much more detail and light in the foreground and in between the trees.

 

This does not necessarily improve your photo. It will show you how adjustments in the amount of light, controlled always by relative speed of the shutter, and relative opening of the aperature affect your image

 

You'll know you're learning your camera when you can predict how an image will look when you've made the settings in the Manual mode. It's how all the old school guys like Ansel Adams had to work. They didn't have fancy schmancy digital whizbang devices like ours. But they sure as hell knew how to work their tools


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#67 Juthro

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 04:05 PM

Thanks for another great learning tip my friend. :)

I have actually been considering taking a class at the community collage on photography, to better improve my technical knowledge.

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 04:23 PM

The input of useful tips and explanations are most appreciated, and more than I hoped for when this kicked off. The details on this egrets feathers are so clear !!!

 

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And yes Juthro, those are indeed my favorite colors for sunrise or sunset. Great pictures !

 

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#69 pharmer

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 06:06 PM

I exist to serve   :)

 

and one never learns as well as when he's teaching


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 07:05 PM

and one never learns as well as when he's teaching

I'm saving this statement as a truth to live by............................. 


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 08:41 PM

 

The details on this egrets feathers are so clear !!!

Sure you weren't more interested in that big pecker?


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 09:27 PM

maaaaaan, I love Colorado. No wonder Ansel hung out there. You can point the camera at the dirt around your feet and get good pics

 

This is at Blue Mesa, between Gunnison and Montrose, on Highway 50 every inch of which is blow-your-mind interesting and pretty

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#73 Juthro

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 11:58 PM

I bet ya Ansel would have like Alaska too...

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 03:28 AM

Hope you all don't mind if I join in on the picture thread. I usually snap a lot of photos. Mostly phone cameras but we are going on adventures constantly. Lots of outdoor adventures caving, diving, hiking, snowboarding, Hunting etc I'll gdy and post a picture a day!


But I have lots to toss up here. So I'll bang off my entry with these shots. Hope everyone enjoys

Here a few insect/bug pictures


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#75 pharmer

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 08:02 AM

good stuff. those phones are getting sooooo much better and the software with them is quite capable.

 

where is that dam?

 

and, damn, those butterflies sure can dump a load   :)


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 12:58 PM

good stuff. those phones are getting sooooo much better and the software with them is quite capable.

where is that dam?

and, damn, those butterflies sure can dump a load :)

The Dam is in Canada and closer to the West Coast of Canada, that's all I'll say though.

The butterfly love the poop as do these mushrooms...... any ideas as to what they are?
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Here's a really cool abandoned railroad bridge.
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Posted 15 November 2015 - 03:07 AM

Gunnar try to post at least one pictures shot a day... I love photography and I'm a little snap happy & post happy some times when I like something...
( for those of you that like photography I'll post some links to some pdf books in one of the book threads I started. Have some intersting book)

Here's Today's Picture Spot a Water Fall all pictures were shot on the same location... sorry posting so many shots it's hard to choose what to Share.
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Posted 15 November 2015 - 06:49 PM

the pacific north west.

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 02:56 AM

My Photo Shot of the day....
Glacier National Park.... Canada

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 01:47 PM

I got this out the window a few minutes ago.

 

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