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Sep 14, 2017 09:04 |  #4636

navydoc wrote in post #18451970 (external link)
Amazing looking waterfalls. I can almost feel the cool mist on my face as I view the larger image. Thanks for the link to it.

Thank you Gene. The falls are spectacular to see in person. I have another closer shot of the upper falls that I will work on tonight.


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Sep 14, 2017 09:27 |  #4638

CaptureOne is starting to look good again...lately LR crashes about 4 times before I can finally get it to open and not crash...really, really frustrating.

Alfredo, your images of the falls are so rich with detail, are you focus stacking or is that one shot for that depth and texture? If you tell me its one shot, and due in part to the Lox 21...that is impressive...you and David both achieve such great texture.


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Sep 14, 2017 09:52 |  #4639

TRhoads wrote in post #18452047 (external link)
CaptureOne is starting to look good again...lately LR crashes about 4 times before I can finally get it to open and not crash...really, really frustrating.

Alfredo, your images of the falls are so rich with detail, are you focus stacking or is that one shot for that depth and texture? If you tell me its one shot, and due in part to the Lox 21...that is impressive...you and David both achieve such great texture.

Thank you Travis. This was actually a composite of two separate images. One for the waterfalls at a slower shutter speed (base image) and another higher ISO/faster shutter speed for the foliage (freeze foliage). It was a bit windy that morning so I took some extra captures to freeze the foliage and then I masked in parts from the higher ISO image with my base image, especially the foreground. I find trees or leaves that are blurry due to wind to be distracting. It takes some time to blend in everything so it looks natural and clean but I think it's well worth it, especially if you plan to print the image large.

Regarding the depth/texture of the image, much of that is the Loxia 21 and its ability to capture the detail and micro contrast in a scene. The rest is editing using Nik's detail extractor (targeted adjustment to parts of the image avoiding soft areas like the falls), applying targeted clarity/dehaze in ACR or LR, and applying final output sharpening. I like to use Smart Sharpen but High Pass also works nicely. Many ways to effectively sharpen. I then export using the TKActions panel at 1280px, 1600px, and 2048px. Oh, I also apply targeted Orton effect to parts of the image and dodge/burn to draw the eye in brighter parts of the image. Color also is a big component in how the final edited image will look. Foliage is tricky because you can certainly go overboard with HSL adjustments to yellow and green hues. Notice I didn't add blue to the water. Maybe a little bit would be effective as an artistic look but water is typically not blue unless you are in Iceland.


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Sep 14, 2017 11:09 |  #4640

digital_AM wrote in post #18451954 (external link)
Upper Amicalola Falls on the way to the bridge. A scene with lots of texture so it will look better at higher resolution.

Loxia 21mm:


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Sep 14, 2017 12:07 |  #4641

digital_AM wrote in post #18452058 (external link)
Thank you Travis. This was actually a composite of two separate images. One for the waterfalls at a slower shutter speed (base image) and another higher ISO/faster shutter speed for the foliage (freeze foliage). It was a bit windy that morning so I took some extra captures to freeze the foliage and then I masked in parts from the higher ISO image with my base image, especially the foreground. I find trees or leaves that are blurry due to wind to be distracting. It takes some time to blend in everything so it looks natural and clean but I think it's well worth it, especially if you plan to print the image large.

Regarding the depth/texture of the image, much of that is the Loxia 21 and its ability to capture the detail and micro contrast in a scene. The rest is editing using Nik's detail extractor (targeted adjustment to parts of the image avoiding soft areas like the falls), applying targeted clarity/dehaze in ACR or LR, and applying final output sharpening. I like to use Smart Sharpen but High Pass also works nicely. Many ways to effectively sharpen. I then export using the TKActions panel at 1280px, 1600px, and 2048px. Oh, I also apply targeted Orton effect to parts of the image and dodge/burn to draw the eye in brighter parts of the image. Color also is a big component in how the final edited image will look. Foliage is tricky because you can certainly go overboard with HSL adjustments to yellow and green hues. Notice I didn't add blue to the water. Maybe a little bit would be effective as an artistic look but water is typically not blue unless you are in Iceland.

Looks like you need to do a video tutorial Alfredo. ;-)a


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Sep 14, 2017 12:43 |  #4642

vinmunoz wrote in post #18452130 (external link)
wow.

Thank you Vinz.

navydoc wrote in post #18452159 (external link)
Looks like you need to do a video tutorial Alfredo. ;-)a

:lol: I'll leave that to the experts Gene. I wouldn't know where to start.


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Sep 14, 2017 14:05 |  #4643

i learned something new to me. Thanks Alfredo. I'll give it a go. Yah when shooting long exposures the foliage gets blurry. thank you.


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Sep 14, 2017 14:25 |  #4644

vinmunoz wrote in post #18452308 (external link)
i learned something new to me. Thanks Alfredo. I'll give it a go. Yah when shooting long exposures the foliage gets blurry. thank you.

I'm glad I could help. Happy shooting.


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Sep 14, 2017 17:20 |  #4645

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Sep 14, 2017 18:27 |  #4646

So, for those familiar with the 70-200 GM, that little slide pass through on the hood, is that there to facilitate rotating a CPL?


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Sep 14, 2017 18:29 |  #4647

Much satisfied bag lust today, got another tiny bag to fit my second smallest combo, a7x + 85 f1.8. It barely fits the combo, and with an L bracket, it probably wont fit, however, that was my goal, smallest belt bag for my bigger combos.

biggest problem is that now I'm looking for a fast 35 :-P

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Sep 14, 2017 18:31 |  #4648

TRhoads wrote in post #18452482 (external link)
So, for those familiar with the 70-200 GM, that little slide pass through on the hood, is that there to facilitate rotating a CPL?

I dont have the GM, but past 70-400g had the same sliding door, and yes, for the cpl.


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Sep 14, 2017 18:37 |  #4649

TRhoads wrote in post #18452482 (external link)
So, for those familiar with the 70-200 GM, that little slide pass through on the hood, is that there to facilitate rotating a CPL?

The 100-400mm GM has it too.

I like the concept, but my B+W CPL doesn't turn easily with just one finger, so I end up removing the hood anyway half the time.


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