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Dec 05, 2011 04:37 |  #1996

Shadowblade wrote in post #13490490 (external link)
How long was the exposure? Did you use a GND filter as well?

The wash in was just over knee deep....wellies don't go that high....lol
About a 1 second exposure for this particular water speed and I just used a polariser to make the colour pop a bit, darken the skies and lower the reflections off the water.
I stopped using GND's about 4 years ago, I was experimenting with them in the early Digital days and then realised that a simple blend of two exposures usually does a far better job. I'm not against the use of GND's but I don't really see any practical benefit any more. I used to have a set of Lee hard and soft, reverse grads and a set of coral. Very nice results but nothing that I can't do better and more realistically just using White Balance and a pair of well judged exposure blends.


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Dec 05, 2011 10:37 |  #1997

I don't have many pictures yet as I just got it but I will try to do my part in keeping the thread active.

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Dec 05, 2011 11:20 |  #1998

VPI nice skyline, I live down there and am probably in some of your shots pointing right back at you :)


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Dec 05, 2011 15:20 as a reply to  @ tats's post |  #1999

love the 16-35 for stuff like this :)

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Dec 06, 2011 20:05 |  #2000

i got my lens today


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Dec 06, 2011 20:32 |  #2001

nice! post up that first shot!


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Dec 07, 2011 18:38 |  #2002

GMCPhotographics wrote in post #13496831 (external link)
The wash in was just over knee deep....wellies don't go that high....lol
About a 1 second exposure for this particular water speed and I just used a polariser to make the colour pop a bit, darken the skies and lower the reflections off the water.
I stopped using GND's about 4 years ago, I was experimenting with them in the early Digital days and then realised that a simple blend of two exposures usually does a far better job. I'm not against the use of GND's but I don't really see any practical benefit any more. I used to have a set of Lee hard and soft, reverse grads and a set of coral. Very nice results but nothing that I can't do better and more realistically just using White Balance and a pair of well judged exposure blends.

Here's an example:

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Please notice that the histogram is not blown out in the whites or blacks. There is no obvious transition line and there is no ghosting or flare due to multiple filters. The scene renders with a realistic contrast and faithful colour. This was how I remember seeing the scene.

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Dec 07, 2011 22:52 |  #2003

I know what you mean - I use a blend of the two techniques myself, depending on what the situation calls for - sometimes a blended image, sometimes GND filters. This depends on the shape of the horizon, any movement in the scene, whether it's a stitched panorama or not, etc.

Sometimes, the lens dictates the method for you (e.g. the TS-E 17L, with its bulbous front element.).

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Please notice that the histogram is not blown out in the whites or blacks. There is no obvious transition line and there is no ghosting or flare due to multiple filters. The scene renders with a realistic contrast and faithful colour. This was how I remember seeing the scene.




  
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Dec 11, 2011 00:12 |  #2004

Sitka, AK getting close to solstice.

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Dec 11, 2011 11:19 |  #2005

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Dec 11, 2011 13:28 |  #2006

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Dec 11, 2011 19:44 |  #2007

Todd Lambert wrote in post #13487325 (external link)
What a fun shot! Love the yellow color on the left.

thanks, Todd! Can you tell we were having a blast! was a nice climb too :)


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Dec 11, 2011 21:05 |  #2008

A couple from this Malibu trip.

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Dec 21, 2011 23:42 |  #2009

Made it somewhere with much less light pollution than NYC so I tried some star shots.

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Dec 22, 2011 00:26 |  #2010

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Ah ah, he even has his right hand in his pocket, is he trying to hide something :eek: ?

Insane comment! :lol:


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