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Dec 25, 2011 21:57 |  #1

Please provide some feedbacks for this pic, let it be techniques, compositions, contrast, etc.
It's an HDR Photo consists of 3 shots taken with EOS 60D and EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM with the following sequence: 0, -2, +2:
Focal Length: 10mm
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Exposure: 0.25 / 0.067 / 1 sec at f/3.5

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Dec 25, 2011 23:12 |  #2

I like it! The houses on the bottom right are ruining the photograph though.


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Dec 26, 2011 02:20 |  #3

The sides have been cropped right? I thought at 10mm you'd get a much wider angle of view?


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Dec 26, 2011 02:32 |  #4

echophoto, thanks. I wished the houses weren't there too. But I did my best to minimize the visibility of the house by putting the camera closer to the tree

MesserchmittMan, the pic is not cropped. It is a very wide lens, but I put the camera very close to the tree to fill the frame. I also purposely going very close with a low angle to minimize the visibility of the house.

Distance from the camera to the tree probably only couple feet away and no more than a waist high.


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Dec 26, 2011 03:10 |  #5

leptians wrote in post #13599405external link
MesserchmittMan, the pic is not cropped. It is a very wide lens, but I put the camera very close to the tree to fill the frame. I also purposely going very close with a low angle to minimize the visibility of the house.

Distance from the camera to the tree probably only couple feet away and no more than a waist high.

Oh I see. It was something I thought about but it really seemed like you were about a bus length away from the tree. I'm buying a 10-22mm in a few weeks. :)


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Dec 26, 2011 03:19 |  #6

It's an excellent lens.. you won't get disappointed :)
btw, why in a few weeks? why not now?


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Dec 26, 2011 03:46 |  #7

Mostly a good concept, but the PP work on the upper part of the tree makes it look 2-dimensional....as if the branches are throwing a shadow on an artificial BG.


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Dec 26, 2011 08:38 |  #8

I like it, but please upload a coloured version of it, could look great as well


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Dec 26, 2011 11:20 as a reply to winam's post |  #9

I have the 10-22mm and also enjoy the lense. I wonder if you could have gotten even lower, ground level, and shifted to your right some to get rid of the houses? Getting lower should get all those branches into the sky instead of having some blending with the background.


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Dec 26, 2011 18:41 |  #10

leptians wrote in post #13599458external link
It's an excellent lens.. you won't get disappointed :)
btw, why in a few weeks? why not now?

An acquaintance owns a camera shop where I am buying the lens, a b+w UV & ND filter & a genuine hood from. I'm getting it all for the cost they pay to get it from their supplier.

I'm giving it a few more weeks so the acquaintance can focus on this busy retail period without me bugging them & I have a hope that by mid January Canon might lower the price, I bet they wont but a few weeks after they will lower the price, Murphy's law & all. :)


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Dec 26, 2011 21:48 |  #11

Ricardo222 wrote in post #13599491external link
Mostly a good concept, but the PP work on the upper part of the tree makes it look 2-dimensional....as if the branches are throwing a shadow on an artificial BG.

This is the main thing which is bothering me, as well. The top branches are very black whereas the lower branches show detail, and there's also the issue with the black "halo." That tree is a very cool subject, though!


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Dec 27, 2011 12:35 |  #12

Darn those houses.....


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Dec 28, 2011 01:58 |  #13

MesserschmittMan wrote in post #13601976external link
An acquaintance owns a camera shop where I am buying the lens, a b+w UV & ND filter & a genuine hood from. I'm getting it all for the cost they pay to get it from their supplier.

I'm giving it a few more weeks so the acquaintance can focus on this busy retail period without me bugging them & I have a hope that by mid January Canon might lower the price, I bet they wont but a few weeks after they will lower the price, Murphy's law & all. :)

Very nice hook-up there :) You are going to enjoy the lens once you have it

Ricardo222 wrote in post #13599491external link
Mostly a good concept, but the PP work on the upper part of the tree makes it look 2-dimensional....as if the branches are throwing a shadow on an artificial BG.

Thank you. perhaps I need to use a strobe to have the details on top branches... but I don't have a strobe yet :(

Mtn4Mike wrote in post #13600461external link
I have the 10-22mm and also enjoy the lense. I wonder if you could have gotten even lower, ground level, and shifted to your right some to get rid of the houses? Getting lower should get all those branches into the sky instead of having some blending with the background.

Thanks for the suggestion. Actually I did go back to the place again and tried to get on the ground level and shifted to the right as you suggested... but I didn't really like the result; I will probably go back and re-take it again with the right setup. The tree looks shorter than what I would like. I couldn't move too much to the right either because there are electric poles and wires on the left (darn cables!!!)

Randi wrote in post #13602685external link
This is the main thing which is bothering me, as well. The top branches are very black whereas the lower branches show detail, and there's also the issue with the black "halo." That tree is a very cool subject, though!

Can you please describe more regarding the "black halo"?

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Darn those houses.....

I know!!!


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Dec 28, 2011 02:00 |  #14

Oh, when I went back to the place, I took this pic too, comes in b/w and color too :)
Any suggestions?

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Dec 28, 2011 04:22 |  #15

leptians wrote in post #13608546external link
Thank you. perhaps I need to use a strobe to have the details on top branches... but I don't have a strobe yet :(

Can you please describe more regarding the "black halo"?


It's not about a strobe...it's about the PP work you did. It seems that you did some cloning at the top, and the branches may have moved between or/and during the three exposures, which has left black ghost images in the sky around the top section of the tree. I'm still talking about the first image....the other images don't show it...at least not to any extent...though there's something odd about the b&w shot.


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