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Jan 09, 2019 10:43 |  #24211

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Headed out last night for a bit of night photography and found this tree that I hadn't been to before. Pretty cool spot.

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Jan 09, 2019 10:55 |  #24212

xpfloyd wrote in post #18787862 (external link)
Headed out last night for a bit of night photography and found this tree that I hadn't been to before. Pretty cool spot.

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Beautiful shot Eddie! How did you light it?




  
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Jan 09, 2019 10:58 |  #24213

Charlie wrote in post #18787866 (external link)
Killer shot

Thanks Charlie!

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Beautiful shot Eddie! How did you light it?

Thanks Alfredo. I used a F&V Z96 video light. I had it on a table top tripod off to the side.

https://cvp.com …ET9U0oky0WaIaAg​GzEALw_wcB (external link)

I picked one up a while back used for £50 to use for this sort of thing

EDIT - I used the same light in this shot to side light the tree - https://flic.kr/p/Sg85​t6 (external link)


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Jan 09, 2019 11:02 |  #24214

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Also regarding my last two images from the river, I would appreciate some feedback. It seems the first one with the wider view is more popular than the second close-up shot. I would love to hear your thoughts on each and what works and what doesn't. Thank you.

It's not easy for me to tell what's going on in the tighter shot just because I wasn't there and need more visual context - I love the colors, water texture and the sharpness/contrast of the of the tree/branch, attached planks and rope, but it's hard for me to gauge the size and purpose of these objects. Because of this, this works better for me as an abstract than as a story.

I prefer the wider shot, too. I think that the fogginess adds depth and moodiness as it veils more and more detail as the scene wanders further away from the camera; I think that this is the most compelling element of the image (the tighter shot almost completely omits this aspect), so much so that the background is more interesting to me than the foreground. Between the architecture of the house and the mood with the surroundings and conditions, there's enough visual interest that I would have made it the main subject; I love the framing between the ground and the tree on the right and I would have doubled-down on this, if possible, framing it with another trunk on the left side.

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Jan 09, 2019 11:02 |  #24215

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We had some thick fog this morning so I got up early before work to shoot at the Guadalupe River.

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Jan 09, 2019 11:03 |  #24216

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It's not easy for me to tell what's going on in the tighter shot just because I wasn't there and need more visual context - I love the colors, water texture and the sharpness/contrast of the of the tree/branch, attached planks and rope, but it's hard for me to gauge the size and purpose of these objects. Because of this, this works better for me as an abstract than as a story.

I prefer the wider shot, too. I think that the fogginess adds depth and moodiness as it veils more and more detail as the scene wanders further away from the camera; I think that this is the most compelling element of the image (the tighter shot almost completely omits this aspect), so much so that the background is more interesting to me than the foreground. Between the architecture of the house and the mood with the surroundings and conditions, there's enough visual interest that I would have made it the main subject; I love the framing between the ground and the tree on the right and I would have doubled-down on this, if possible, framing it with another trunk on the left side.

My 2 cents as a hack.

Alfredo, this was pretty much my thoughts too. Whilst the tight shot is nice its hard to get a sense of scale of what you are looking at compared to the wide shot


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Jan 09, 2019 11:06 |  #24217

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it was advertised as a tougher card, stronger, more resistant to extreme weather. Also, no lock switch! I really hate that switch.

suppose to have a better average write/read speed as well. still havnt use the 32 I have but physically it seems like a hard pcd card and it feels nice :D I'm saving it for the a7s3 that I might be getting depending on the specs. 32g is just too small of a storage for a7r3 files so an s3 should be fine with a smaller mp :P




  
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Jan 09, 2019 11:24 |  #24218

WhyFi wrote in post #18787877 (external link)
It's not easy for me to tell what's going on in the tighter shot just because I wasn't there and need more visual context - I love the colors, water texture and the sharpness/contrast of the of the tree/branch, attached planks and rope, but it's hard for me to gauge the size and purpose of these objects. Because of this, this works better for me as an abstract than as a story.

I prefer the wider shot, too. I think that the fogginess adds depth and moodiness as it veils more and more detail as the scene wanders further away from the camera; I think that this is the most compelling element of the image (the tighter shot almost completely omits this aspect), so much so that the background is more interesting to me than the foreground. Between the architecture of the house and the mood with the surroundings and conditions, there's enough visual interest that I would have made it the main subject; I love the framing between the ground and the tree on the right and I would have doubled-down on this, if possible, framing it with another trunk on the left side.

My 2 cents as a hack.

Thank you for the feedback which is super helpful for me. Each photo has its own story to tell. The first is as you describe. It's about mood, the fog, the house, the river, and what anchors the image to me are the two trees in the foreground.

On the second one I went for a more minimal feel to it. It was the arched shape of the tree that caught my eye but I can see you point about losing context with it being a close-up shot.

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love the mood. makes me want to be there.

Thank you sir. It was dark when I started my hike but the mood with the fog was amazing.

xpfloyd wrote in post #18787880 (external link)
Alfredo, this was pretty much my thoughts too. Whilst the tight shot is nice its hard to get a sense of scale of what you are looking at compared to the wide shot

Thanks Eddie. Much appreciated.




  
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Jan 09, 2019 11:25 |  #24219

xpfloyd wrote in post #18787874 (external link)
Thanks Charlie!

Thanks Alfredo. I used a F&V Z96 video light. I had it on a table top tripod off to the side.

https://cvp.com …ET9U0oky0WaIaAg​GzEALw_wcB (external link)

I picked one up a while back used for £50 to use for this sort of thing

EDIT - I used the same light in this shot to side light the tree - https://flic.kr/p/Sg85​t6 (external link)

Excellent, thanks Eddie. I'll look into picking one up. I also want to get the Lume cube. Would be good to fit on my Mavic 2 and open up some creative options.




  
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Jan 09, 2019 11:26 |  #24220

xpfloyd wrote in post #18787874 (external link)
Thanks Charlie!

Thanks Alfredo. I used a F&V Z96 video light. I had it on a table top tripod off to the side.

https://cvp.com …ET9U0oky0WaIaAg​GzEALw_wcB (external link)

I picked one up a while back used for £50 to use for this sort of thing

EDIT - I used the same light in this shot to side light the tree - https://flic.kr/p/Sg85​t6 (external link)

is this able to change temperature? flashlight never looks this good ;-)a

EDIT, will probably look up Jason Vong videos for a video light, he had some recommendations during christmas sales.


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Jan 09, 2019 11:31 |  #24221

digital_AM wrote in post #18787897 (external link)
Excellent, thanks Eddie. I'll look into picking one up. I also want to get the Lume cube. Would be good to fit on my Mavic 2 and open up some creative options.

I’m away now to google Lume Cube. Not heard of it before but now I’m intrigued

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is this able to change temperature? flashlight never looks this good ;-)a

Charlie it’s daylight balanced at 5600k. it then has a colour filter and a diffuser you can add on (magnetic fixings). From memory one takes it to 3200 and both to 4200k or thereabouts. I’ve found that if I put both on and shoot at 4000k (my goto Astro white balance) it looks pretty natural to my eye

EDIT - It was this article that made me buy it - http://intothenightpho​to.blogspot.com …ight-panel-for-night.html (external link)


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Jan 09, 2019 11:34 |  #24222

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I’m away now to google Lume Cube. Not heard of it before but now I’m intrigued

Charlie it’s daylight balanced at 5600k. it then has a colour filter and a diffuser you can add on (magnetic fixings). From memory one takes it to 3200 and both to 4200k or thereabouts. I’ve found that if I put both on and shoot at 4000k (my goto Astro white balance) it looks pretty natural to my eye

Lume cubes are amazingly compact lights. So versatile too.




  
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Jan 09, 2019 11:45 |  #24223

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Lume cubes are amazingly compact lights. So versatile too.

had a look there, they look pretty cool. Do you know you can assign the Mavic 2 under body lights to a button on the underside of the controller? I haven’t tried them in the dark yet but they seem bright. They point straight down though as opposed to at an angle


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Jan 09, 2019 11:57 |  #24224

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had a look there, they look pretty cool. Do you know you can assign the Mavic 2 under body lights to a button on the underside of the controller? I haven’t tried them in the dark yet but they seem bright. They point straight down though as opposed to at an angle

Yes I have mine assigned to the back button. The light is pretty bright. I need to try it next time.




  
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Jan 09, 2019 12:03 |  #24225

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^ Wonderful detail MM.

Regarding Flickr, it's up for me on mobile. Not sure yet if I'll pay for the Pro subscription.

Also regarding my last two images from the river, I would appreciate some feedback. It seems the first one with the wider view is more popular than the second close-up shot. I would love to hear your thoughts on each and what works and what doesn't. Thank you.

I preferred the second because I felt it isolated the subject better and told a better story. The title you gave it 'cinched the deal' for me.


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