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kcrossley
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Hey everyone,

I need a little help. I need to take a few landscape photos for a new client (a cemetery). I typically try to shoot outdoor images during bright, puffy cloud days to minimize shadows. Unfortunately, I frequently find myself waiting for clouds to cover the sun. I know you can get some pretty dramatic images during the early morning or late afternoon. I'm ust curious as to what you guys think.

Thanks!

Post #1, Apr 13, 2012 14:54:51


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Your best bet is to get a tripod and shoot in the morning before the sun clears the horizon, or in the evening as the sun goes below the horizon. You get a soft light with nice tones and soft shadows. Most great landscape work is done well before breakfast.

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Okay, I'll give it a shot tomorrow. Thanks!

Post #3, Apr 14, 2012 17:03:49


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Or maybe shoot at night on full moon?

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Not sure I want to be in a cemetery at night. LOL

Post #5, Apr 14, 2012 21:04:29


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Or maybe if there is anything illuminated in the cemetery, you might try shooting during the "blue hour." Here's one I did recently (see if you can find the poltergeist ;) ):

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HTTP response: 403 | MIME changed to 'text/html'

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That's beautiful work. May I ask how you shot it? Did you do any image correction in PS or LR?

Post #7, May 13, 2012 01:43:31


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Phrasikleia wrote in post #14306058external link
Or maybe if there is anything illuminated in the cemetery, you might try shooting during the "blue hour." Here's one I did recently (see if you can find the poltergeist ;) ):


I found it.. Whats the story behind that? Is it fabricated or ooooohhh.

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madjack wrote in post #14423630external link
I found it.. Whats the story behind that? Is it fabricated or ooooohhh.

Hehe. Just a guy moving a bit during a long exposure. ;)

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Post some details please. Time of day, exposure settings, etc.

Post #10, May 13, 2012 11:58:04


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kcrossley wrote in post #14423615external link
That's beautiful work. May I ask how you shot it? Did you do any image correction in PS or LR?

Thanks, and sorry for the late reply. I somehow missed your question. It's a very straightforward capture: a single exposure with no special post-processing. I used a tripod and probably had a graduated ND filter over the lens (I don't recall now, but that's likely).

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Post some details please. Time of day, exposure settings, etc.

I assume you're inquiring about my photo, since it's the only one posted in the thread. The EXIF info is intact in the photo, but I'll post it here too:

Date Time Original 2011:09:09 19:39:32
Exposure Time 5
F Number f / 11
Exposure Program Manual
ISO Speed Ratings 100
Metering Mode Pattern
Flash Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length 17mm
White Balance Manual white balance
Model Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens EF17-40mm f/4L USM

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You'd probably have to take it when there's a full moon.

Post #12, May 30, 2012 04:53:03


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