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Scott and Ray - thanks for your comments on the wet stone! It was just a play with a shot that was a bit too boring in it's original shape.

Here's a picture taken this morning in a former convent/nunnery. It's the historico-cultural museum of my hometown now and underwent a costly restoration.
The medieval cross vault is everything but "straight", impossible to get a symmetrical shot.

taken with my beloved 16/3.5 at f/8, D3s, ISO3200, 1/40sec
the painting at the upper left side was behind my back on the wall - my neck still hurts...



Apr 03, 2013 at 04:12 PM
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leighton w wrote:
I know this conversion is more true to life. But I actually like the other version better. Look up Gavin Hoey, he's a great PS teacher and I like the look he get's out of his images. Your image reminds me of his.


How'd you know I have been watching his youtube clips lately? He does like Clarity - lots of Clarity. I don't quite go to the 100% he does. Learned a lot from his stuff, especially about how to use tools in Camera Raw such as the adjustment brushes. I guess the vignette I added to the final frame above is also influenced by his massive use of vignetting.




Apr 03, 2013 at 04:21 PM
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raboof wrote:
More architectural stuff with the 16mm f3.5
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22102440/FRED/DSC_8026.jpg


Chuong, I like the perspective in this one.



Apr 03, 2013 at 04:31 PM
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georgms wrote:
Scott and Ray - thanks for your comments on the wet stone! It was just a play with a shot that was a bit too boring in it's original shape.

Here's a picture taken this morning in a former convent/nunnery. It's the historico-cultural museum of my hometown now and underwent a costly restoration.
The medieval cross vault is everything but "straight", impossible to get a symmetrical shot.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8265/8615889057_191ec2fde7_o.jpg
taken with my beloved 16/3.5 at f/8, D3s, ISO3200, 1/40sec
the painting at the upper left side was behind my back on the wall - my neck still hurts...


Georg, very deceiving geometry here. Without knowing the lens used and your angle of view, I would have not realized this was such a wide shot. I bet your neck does hurt!



Apr 03, 2013 at 04:50 PM
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p.2610 #5 · p.2610 #5 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thank you Reagan, Laura, and Chin for the comments on the snow scene. Just as cold today but not as much snow flurry activity. Fingers crossed for 50 degrees tomorrow.


Apr 03, 2013 at 04:51 PM
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p.2610 #6 · p.2610 #6 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Here are a couple of shots taken yesterday with Nikki. I'm still focused on the early part of the day beneath the fog. The first two are from Baker Beach and the last is from the road leading to the Palace of the Legion of Honor.






Apr 03, 2013 at 04:56 PM
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B25 Mitchell "Panchito" at EAA show last summer - boring plain shot, only special part here is the sharpening done in Photoshop using the High Pass filter method. Do like it, now that I played around with it, but this shot just looks boring like this

D7000, 105mm f2.5 shot at f/5.6 1/400s, iso 100






I took a slightly darker version of the same angle to possiby do an HDR combo with the above, but I just went off the chain in Camera Raw with this one. The only thing I did in Photoshop was clone out the reflection on the prop blade and then do some High Pass sharpening after resiszing. Everything else is done in Camera Raw. I adjusted contrast globally with the curve thing, added 100 Clarity and some luminance, then went into the colors and removed saturation on all colors but the green seen on the engine cowling, added post crop vignette (much better than anything done with lens correction, as there is more control. After that FX button and add lots and lots of grain, coarse and large and random, so it's like 1940s film and still visible on the web sized image. Sky still was boring, but a light blue gradient filter across the top fixed that. Too dark in some areas of the cab - easily fixed with adjustment brushing in some exposure. Darkening of the turret and prop was done with a different adjustment brush. Then into Photoshop for the finale where I removed the lens flare

So here's the "Gavin-Hoey-ized" B25, D7000, 105mm f2.5 shot at f/5.6 1/1600s, iso 100







Peter (who went off the reservation yesterday and ordered a Rokinon 14mm...)





Apr 03, 2013 at 05:00 PM
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And here three from beneath the bridge as I walked from the parking area on the west side to the overlook on the east side. These are for the engineers among us... and the architects Scott...




I was surprised to learn that portions of the bridge over land ride on rubber cushions tended to isolate the bridge from earthquake jolts.



Here is a link to some facts about the bridge.

Golden Gate Bridge Facts

For instance, the weight of the cables and suspender cables is 24,500 TONS...



Apr 03, 2013 at 05:04 PM
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Here's another rather dramatic photo taken from beneath the bridge, this time with the 24 f/2.8 N.C. AI'd that was converted in Silver Efex Pro 2.




Apr 03, 2013 at 05:14 PM
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Rubber cushions - those are probably the size of a small car? Hard to get some sense of scale from the image.



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CGrindahl wrote:

And here three from beneath the bridge as I walked from the parking area on the west side to the overlook on the east side. These are for the engineers among us... and the architects Scott...

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ifqliFXNmpo/UVuIa8l_vcI/AAAAAAAATkQ/ezACy8nXY34/s1000/85.1.8.HC.GGBridgeSupport.jpg

I was surprised to learn that portions of the bridge over land ride on rubber cushions tended to isolate the bridge from earthquake jolts.

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-n9rNckDi5v0/UVuJLZ2fntI/AAAAAAAATkg/ODvUCDixLYc/s1000/85.1.8.HC.GGBridgeThroughSupports.jpg


Very nice series Curtis! I do like these a lot. The "spidery tangle" of structural bracing in the first is delightful. The last image is nicely framed. That rubber isolator pad is certainly substantial. Looks like thay have placed some steel guards around the perimeter just in case things get bouncing around a bit during a quake.



Apr 03, 2013 at 05:19 PM
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p.2610 #12 · p.2610 #12 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


One more from the air show, run through some Camera Raw magic (I make my own Nik filters)

D7000, 105mm f2.5 @f4.0 1/1250s iso 100. Cropped, split toned, post vignette, saturation changes, curves, plus some aggressive sharpening in Photoshop, as well as some multiply overlay of the image on itself.







link to the somewhat duller original

And a comarison of 100% zoom detail before/after showing how much you can pull out of a JPEG - I need to find the RAW files from this trip!

Edited on Apr 03, 2013 at 08:32 PM · View previous versions



Apr 03, 2013 at 05:21 PM
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And perhaps I can quiet Reagan with ONE photo of women from this series...


Or maybe two...


She was posing for her friend, unaware that with a 24mm lens she landed at the edge of my shot...



Apr 03, 2013 at 05:22 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:

Here's another rather dramatic photo taken from beneath the bridge, this time with the 24 f/2.8 N.C. AI'd that was converted in Silver Efex Pro 2.

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-alfuhUU1RJ0/UVuO011nEDI/AAAAAAAATl0/JiIaz8FQCqo/s1200/24.2.8.NC.GGBridgeWithStructureBW.jpg


Another nice one! The b&w conversion gives it a very nostalgic look.



Apr 03, 2013 at 05:23 PM
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pburke wrote:
One more from the air show, run through some Camera Raw magic (I make my own Nik filters)

D7000, 105mm f2.5 @f4.0 1/1250s iso 100. Cropped, split toned, post vignette, saturation changes, curves, plus some aggressive sharpening in Photoshop, as well as some multiply overlay of the image in itself.

http://didnt.doit.wisc.edu/photo/forum_pix/fredmiranda/105mm/aint_misbehavin_artsy_web.jpg


Peter, love this shot and your magic PP. In my opinion it's the best image from your recent plane-series. The glossy look is a perfect match for the subject.



Apr 03, 2013 at 05:30 PM
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mp356 wrote:
Thank you Reagan, Laura, and Chin for the comments on the snow scene. Just as cold today but not as much snow flurry activity. Fingers crossed for 50 degrees tomorrow.



84 here today Scott
Just thought I would let you know

Reagan



Apr 03, 2013 at 05:31 PM
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p.2610 #17 · p.2610 #17 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


You're right Scott. Amazing to thing that the whole platform is simply floating atop these rubber cushions, moving with changes in temperature and load as well as earthquake shocks. Structural design is fascinating but it is good to remember the technology available when this bridge was designed was quite a bit more rudimentary than it is today. An amazing design and construction feat.


Apr 03, 2013 at 05:32 PM
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Curtis, good job on the bridge-details! And I like the B&W-view - agree with Scott about the nostalgic look.


Apr 03, 2013 at 05:33 PM
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p.2610 #19 · p.2610 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


A couple of shots from the bridge overlook of landscaping... taken with the 55 f/1.2 S.C. AI'd.



I thought a closer look at the cactus plants in black and white might be interesting...




Apr 03, 2013 at 05:36 PM
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p.2610 #20 · p.2610 #20 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Nice pictures on this page


NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



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