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Sep 23, 2017 07:07 |  #4891

Decided for the time being to just dump the gear that I currently have and to put the money towards our upcoming home purchase, I'll get by for the next 6-9 months using a combination of the iPhone X my wife's buying for me as well as the Canon M6 that I bought for her.

I'm very active on the FM B&S with 120+ transactions but before I list them there tomorrow, thought I would see if any of you guys wanted any of the gear that I'm going to post.

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Sep 23, 2017 08:03 |  #4892

mystik610 wrote in post #18458517 (external link)
Really nice alfredo. Did you use DXO here for perspective distortion?

Thank you Carlo. I really enjoyed your Disney images on your site. Very well done (images and site).

Yep, I used DXO after doing the pano merge. Some images require just a little bit of correction but others like this one needed more. I used the 8 point correction to get the verticals and horizontal lines of the building level. It worked pretty well. I'm using DXO version 2. I'm not sure if version 3 is significantly better to upgrade.


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Sep 23, 2017 08:25 |  #4893

digital_AM wrote in post #18458387 (external link)
Another 2 shot vertical pano edited in high contrast B&W. I have missed editing in black and white.

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I really like the tones and textures in this shot.

The building does seem stretched vertically to me, not having seen it in person. Using the 'Free Transform' tool, would adjusting the height of the image help correct that? Here's a quick edit and I'm curious if this looks a bit more like the actual structure did.

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Sep 23, 2017 08:39 |  #4894

navydoc wrote in post #18458565 (external link)
I really like the tones and textures in this shot.

The building does seem stretched vertically to me, not having seen it in person. Using the 'Free Transform' tool, would adjusting the height of the image help correct that? Here's a quick edit and I'm curious if this looks a bit more like the actual structure did.
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Thank you Gene. It's a tall building. It probably could use a bit of an adjustment for the height but I like it as is. It reminds me of the Flat Iron building in New York.


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Sep 23, 2017 08:43 |  #4895

navydoc wrote in post #18458565 (external link)
I really like the tones and textures in this shot.

The building does seem stretched vertically to me, not having seen it in person. Using the 'Free Transform' tool, would adjusting the height of the image help correct that? Here's a quick edit and I'm curious if this looks a bit more like the actual structure did.
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To me that edit looks fat, stretched (horizontally), ill-proportioned, and unrealistic. And I've not seen the building in person.


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Sep 23, 2017 08:53 |  #4896

digital_AM wrote in post #18458569 (external link)
Thank you Gene. It's a tall building. It probably could use a bit of an adjustment for the height but I like it as is. It reminds me of the Flat Iron building in New York.

Thanks Alfredo. Do you happen to know what the name of this building is? Just curious.


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Sep 23, 2017 08:54 |  #4897

digital_AM wrote in post #18458569 (external link)
Thank you Gene. It's a tall building. It probably could use a bit of an adjustment for the height but I like it as is. It reminds me of the Flat Iron building in New York.

It looks great to me too.

I have been considering whether it's better to have perfect verticals in fine-art images like this, or if allowing some slight keystoning (80% correction instead of 100%) might be good to express the building's loftiness. I don't have an answer, but it's something I've been contemplating lately.


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Sep 23, 2017 08:55 |  #4898

David Arbogast wrote in post #18458571 (external link)
To me that edit looks fat, stretched (horizontally), ill-proportioned, and unrealistic. And I've not seen the building in person.

I'm sure I overdid the vertical compression.


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Sep 23, 2017 08:59 |  #4899

David Arbogast wrote in post #18458582 (external link)
It looks great to me too.

I have been considering whether it's better to have perfect verticals in fine-art images like this, or if allowing some slight keystoning (80% correction instead of 100%) might be good to express the building's loftiness. I don't have an answer, but it's something I've been contemplating lately.

I think a bit of keystoning would be appropriate as I think it would give a better sense of height, depending on how close the viewer is to the building. Typically, each floor of a building is considered to be 10' tall so a building with 8 floors would be around 80' tall, give or take a few feet.


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Sep 23, 2017 09:07 |  #4900

navydoc wrote in post #18458583 (external link)
I'm sure I overdid the vertical compression.

You raised a compelling thought about architectural photography though. Whether it's a stitched pano, or a single uwa capture, the results in an architectural image can sometimes have an unrealistic appearance (referring to my own experience, not Alfredo's image). So, while your edit may be awry, I nonetheless am appreciative of the thought behind your post and want to make an effort to be mindful of it in my own work.


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Sep 23, 2017 09:10 |  #4901

navydoc wrote in post #18458581 (external link)
Thanks Alfredo. Do you happen to know what the name of this building is? Just curious.

Gene, it was the first Alamo National Bank from the early 1900s. It's now office space.

http://blog.mysananton​io.com ...ding-alamo-national-bank/ (external link)

"316 E. Commerce St.
Date Built: 1902
Size: Eight stories
Architect: James Wahrenberger

It may read “Commerce Building” on its north-facing tympanum, but San Antonio history buffs know the building as the first Alamo National Bank. According to the National Register of Historic Places archive, the Alamo National Bank received its charter in 1891 but didn’t have a building to call its own until this one in 1902.

In 1913, the widening of Commerce Street began to accommodate more traffic. In 1915, the Alamo National Bank was moved south 16 feet, 7 inches using a jack-and-roll system."


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Sep 23, 2017 09:17 |  #4902

David Arbogast wrote in post #18458592 (external link)
You raised a compelling thought about architectural photography though. Whether it's a stitched pano, or a single uwa capture, the results in an architectural image can sometimes have an unrealistic appearance (referring to my own experience, not Alfredo's image). So, while your edit may be awry, I nonetheless am appreciative of the thought behind your post and want to make an effort to be mindful of it in my own work.

I agree David. Thank you both for the feedback. When I shoot the missions, I'm mindful not to correct the verticals 100%. It's more realistic and more appropriate for that type of architecture to leave some of the keystoning uncorrected. I think the same can be applied to some of these historic building.


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Sep 23, 2017 09:35 |  #4903

Thanks for the info on the building. From my perspective, no pun intended, when a photo of a tall building has been corrected to keep the verticals parallel, it appears too wide at the top and unnatural to me because I'm not used to seeing a building like that from ground level. Of course, using a wide angle lens can also distort the width of an object as well, especially near the edges of the frame. It also bothers me a bit when I see indoor shots where furniture, pictures on the wall, etc are stretched too much horizontally too.


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Sep 23, 2017 09:47 |  #4904

^ Agree with you Gene. Sometimes the top of the buildings get stretched out while the bottom gets stretched in making everything look wonky.

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A bit of a crop, wishing I'd had the 2.0TC on for this one for the facial expression-

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