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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

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ebiggs1 wrote:

Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder!  I like it gone.


I think PS added a grainy texture to the stone blocks.  Both photos were given identical processing in LR, which I used to create JPEG files.  Both files were slightly cropped when the images were "leveled" to correct for handheld camera tilt.

 

One file was cropped to remove the face of the stair climber, and that was posted.  The second photo was given a near identical crop, and passed to Photoshop as a PSD file.  New Layers were created for each of two cut and paste opertoins, and then the file was saved as a JPEG.

 

I don't know if is the difference in the appearance of the texture in the stones, but it seems to me that a WB shift seems to have also occurred.  Although, the WB difference could be ambient light, too.  Both photos were taken near sunset, in pretty low light, on a variable cloudy day.  One photo may have had more indirect sunlight from the sky, than the other.

 

My intent when I shot the photos was to capture Poseidon.  I wasn't really looking for a beauty shot of the scene.  I was looking to capture "golden hour" shadows being cast on the face of Poseidon.

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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

PS didn't do anything you didn't tell it to do.

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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

I think this is beautiful!  Photoshop or not.  I want mine to look like that.  What did you do?  I don't undertand all the abrev. that some ppl use.  I got the lens, fstop iso, but how did you get it to look like that!  Stunning!  What DID you do in photoshop (or whatever program you use)?  Nice work!

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fatcat wrote:

I think this is beautiful!  Photoshop or not.  I want mine to look like that.  What did you do?  I don't undertand all the abrev. that some ppl use.  I got the lens, fstop iso, but how did you get it to look like that!  Stunning!  What DID you do in photoshop (or whatever program you use)?  Nice work!


Who are you asking?  Me?  Do you mean how did I remove the person from the photo?   Name the abbreviations you don't know.

 

Uh, it's easier to show you than it is to describe.  Have you ever watched a "Star Wars" documentary on how they do the special effects?  I mean the old fashioned way, with film.  They build up a scene by layering one negative on top of another, and another and another, until a single, complete frame of the film was completed. 

 

You can do something similar in a computer with a digital image, by using Photoshop, or one of many other image processing software packages.  What I did to that photo can be done with a freeware package called Paint Dot Net.

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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

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Hillsdale Lake just before dark.  EOS 5D Mk II with ef 70-200mm f2.L II IS set to 70mm. 

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The Big Dipper at Hillsdale Lake. EOS 5D Mk II with ef 70-200mm f2.8L II IS @ 150mm.

 

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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

hi biggs,

I see now I am going to have to get very busy and start  snaping and sending in some pics.  This is absolutely stunning, and I have to know what you did for this picture, it's fabulous.  Are you using an nd filter and a longer exp?  I think from your abrev, that you shot at iso150 f2.8?  w/ 70-200 lens, IS that right?  I'm sure mine won't be as great as this, but I'm just learning.

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The actual meta data can't be displayed because this type shot isn't possible with just one photo. 

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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?


ebiggs1 wrote:

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The Big Dipper at Hillsdale Lake. EOS 5D Mk II with ef 70-200mm f2.8L II IS @ 150mm.

 


Except for the inclusion of the Big Dipper (which actually doesn't show up very well), I found this picture unremarkable overall - and arguably not worth the HDR processing it took to produce it. But it has one fascinating feature: the crude picture of a fish that a small child seems to have drawn near the bottom. I puzzled over that for quite a while before I realized that the "fish" almost certainly consists of actual tree branches (and their reflections) sticking out of the water! I'm very partial to pictures with illusions like that, so that makes it for me.

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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

Bob from Boston,

Despite the 'glowing' review of my photo, I must disappoint.  It is not and HDR.

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