Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Nature & Landscapes 
Thread started 21 Nov 2009 (Saturday) 12:47
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Post your 9 or 10 stop ND photos

 
Mrslinger85
Goldmember
1,028 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Likes: 160
Joined Dec 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
     
Jan 29, 2013 08:22 |  #4636

Arob1000 wrote in post #15546613 (external link)
Interesting idea, the sky really sucks though...maybe try back on another day? It is a little too monotone for me.

Yeah, I think when it gets warmer I have to try.


Jon E.
My Gear
My Flickrexternal link

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
TRhoads
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
9,078 posts
Gallery: 686 photos
Best ofs: 3
Likes: 17348
Joined Jun 2009
Location: Roswell, Georgia
     
Jan 29, 2013 08:34 |  #4637

I think you could work with what you have, the gray just seems flat. Some good post work,and it could be made more interesting. It took me a while to figure out that a lot of the really good LE images, especially B&W are heavily edited.


Website (external link) | YouTube (external link) | Instagram (external link) | The Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Harm
I don't always post, but when I do, I drink Dos Equis....
Avatar
48,669 posts
Gallery: 13 photos
Likes: 523
Joined Jan 2008
     
Jan 29, 2013 08:38 |  #4638

True, but then some softwares like Silver Efex Pro can really bring the best out of a B&W photograph.


SmugMug (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
TRhoads
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
9,078 posts
Gallery: 686 photos
Best ofs: 3
Likes: 17348
Joined Jun 2009
Location: Roswell, Georgia
     
Jan 29, 2013 08:42 |  #4639

Silver Efex is on my short list of things to buy...I have used the trial version and really like it. I guess I consider that software as getting into the heavy editing.


Website (external link) | YouTube (external link) | Instagram (external link) | The Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Harm
I don't always post, but when I do, I drink Dos Equis....
Avatar
48,669 posts
Gallery: 13 photos
Likes: 523
Joined Jan 2008
     
Jan 29, 2013 08:47 |  #4640

Think of it this way, you could do exactly the same thing with Lightroom, or Photoshop, but it will take a long time per photo to achieve the same result. SEP just speeds up the time per photo as you can just try out a preset, then tweak on from there.

Original:

IMAGE: http://harm.smugmug.com/Australia/Sydney/i-D285pqp/0/L/IMG_3918-L.jpg

LR edit:
IMAGE: http://harm.smugmug.com/Australia/Sydney/i-NWDFVVg/0/L/IMG_3918-2-L.jpg

SEP edit:
IMAGE: http://harm.smugmug.com/Australia/Sydney/i-j3Thtpc/0/L/IMG_3918-Edit-L.jpg


Now if you use the same theory on the shots using 9+ NDs like the big stopper, you can get a lot of intricate details out that you would normally miss, so "mundane looking photos", may not be so mundane afterall:

IMAGE: http://harm.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Vermont/i-3Dc22Dz/0/XL/IMG_0587-Edit-XL.jpg

SmugMug (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
TRhoads
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
9,078 posts
Gallery: 686 photos
Best ofs: 3
Likes: 17348
Joined Jun 2009
Location: Roswell, Georgia
     
Jan 29, 2013 09:06 |  #4641

I agree, NIK SEP is a great tool, and really makes editing easier, it does a great job with B&W.


Website (external link) | YouTube (external link) | Instagram (external link) | The Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Eddie
xpfloyd lookalike
Avatar
14,316 posts
Gallery: 672 photos
Best ofs: 7
Likes: 10105
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
     
Jan 29, 2013 14:18 |  #4642

I love nik sep and nik color efex pro. I especially like the tonal contrast tool on color efex (normally only use that bit of it)


α7R III | α9 II | Mavic 2 Pro | Osmo Pocket | GoPro Hero 7 Black
16-35GM | 24GM | 35GM | 85GM | Zeiss Loxia 21 | Zeiss CY 35-70

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
rusty.jg
Senior Member
855 posts
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Cornwall, UK
     
Jan 29, 2013 14:32 as a reply to  @ Eddie's post |  #4643

Not used SEP on my long exposures yet. I use Color Efex Pro a TON though! The dynamic Pro contrast never fails to add that "pop".
How close can you get to that SEP look by using the LR black/white adjustments?


to be OR NOT to be = 1 (which is "to be" so that one's cleared up at last ;-)a)
www.VividCornwall.co.u​k (external link) (external link)
Sony Nex-5n (x2) / Metabones EF-NEX Smart Adapter / Canon 10-22mm / Canon 100mm Macro / Sigma 18-50mm

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Eddie
xpfloyd lookalike
Avatar
14,316 posts
Gallery: 672 photos
Best ofs: 7
Likes: 10105
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
     
Jan 29, 2013 14:52 |  #4644

Personally not very close but I'm sure there are folk better at LR than me that would be able to but reckon it would take time


α7R III | α9 II | Mavic 2 Pro | Osmo Pocket | GoPro Hero 7 Black
16-35GM | 24GM | 35GM | 85GM | Zeiss Loxia 21 | Zeiss CY 35-70

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Harm
I don't always post, but when I do, I drink Dos Equis....
Avatar
48,669 posts
Gallery: 13 photos
Likes: 523
Joined Jan 2008
     
Jan 29, 2013 14:58 |  #4645

With LR, I personally wouldn't get to even 1/10th of what I can do in SEP. You would have to spend hours with the brush tool to tweak every little bit here and there...

Like i said, SEP, start with a preset, then use control points connected up to change large or small areas to further refine what you are wanting to achieve.

The point of it is that taking Mrslinger's photo, you could really get that pop/wow factor without taking away from the simplicity of the photo.


SmugMug (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Arob1000
Senior Member
Avatar
836 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 5
Joined May 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
     
Jan 29, 2013 17:42 |  #4646

Harm wrote in post #15547537 (external link)
True, but then some softwares like Silver Efex Pro can really bring the best out of a B&W photograph.

Seconding this, it is so much better than what I can do in Lightroom, even the default setting is great! I also love Color Efex Pro as well.


Website (external link) :cool:500px (external link) :cool: Flickr (external link) :cool: Facebook (external link) :cool:Blog (external link):cool:

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dark_elf
Senior Member
Avatar
419 posts
Gallery: 167 photos
Best ofs: 4
Likes: 5866
Joined Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Australia
     
Jan 29, 2013 22:59 as a reply to  @ Arob1000's post |  #4647

one from last year taken with the big stopper...

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/gif' | Redirected to error image by FLICKR

timeless Cologne (external link) by DarkElf Photography (external link), on Flickr

Facebook (external link) | Website (external link) | Flickr (external link) | 500px (external link) | Instagram (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
TRhoads
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
9,078 posts
Gallery: 686 photos
Best ofs: 3
Likes: 17348
Joined Jun 2009
Location: Roswell, Georgia
     
Jan 30, 2013 06:10 |  #4648

rusty.jg wrote in post #15548775 (external link)
How close can you get to that SEP look by using the LR black/white adjustments?

In a mix of ACR and PS you can start to get there, but it is a lot more time intensive. LR...I have no idea.


Website (external link) | YouTube (external link) | Instagram (external link) | The Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Dmills9
Member
214 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Dec 2011
Location: Ky.
     
Jan 30, 2013 19:47 as a reply to  @ TRhoads's post |  #4649

10 stop ND and Silver Effex Pro

IMAGE: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8092/8430368782_49332f52e5_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …/80582583@N08/8​430368782/  (external link)
0W0A5452-Edit.jpg (external link) by DMills9 (external link), on Flickr

Canon 5d Mark 3, 17-40L , 24-70L f/2.8, 70-200L F/2.8 II, 50mm 1.4, 135L f2.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
brindog
Member
Avatar
126 posts
Likes: 5
Joined Sep 2010
Location: straya
     
Jan 31, 2013 03:05 |  #4650

First time using my big stopper since I got it a few months back.
I can see myself using it a lot more in the future...

IMAGE: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8081/8432218696_7ba26477d3_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …/80554792@N07/8​432218696/  (external link)
Unicorns (external link) by Charles Brincat (external link), on Flickr

Instagram: @charlesbrincat
https://www.instagram.​com/charlesbrincat/ (external link)
5dIII | 7d | M |
Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

4,218,387 views & 11,905 likes for this thread
Post your 9 or 10 stop ND photos
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Nature & Landscapes 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Toyokawa
1070 guests, 212 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.