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Played with 2 Fisheye-lenses at the Baltic Sea this late evening - it was cold, cold, cold (a stiff breeze came over the open sea directly from Ronnys beautiful country ;-).
I've never tried to shoot some stars before and while I'm not happy with the resulting images I could have done worse (tipping the tripod over, for instance).


the lights at the horizon are from ships or my Danish neighbors - D3s, ISO12800, 30sec 16/3.5 at f/5.6


looking east-north-east (Hi, Ronny ;-) - lot's of lights on the water and the shore - D3s, 30sec at ISO8000, 16/3.5 at f/5.6



Apr 03, 2013 at 10:32 PM
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Laura, beautiful work on the planes!
I especially like the very first image for it's shiny appearance. In all cases I prefer the original versions.
How's your 300/2.8 doing? Already tried this gem on the V1?

Jose, another very nice set from the Herculaneum! Regarding the bar-counter: sorry, I was just joking about buoyant Romans.
I should read more scientific books and watch less sword and sandal movies ;-)

Reagan, spring-image #2 is very, very well done! The snow is slowly melting here, it will take some more sunny days for winters heritage to say bye.

Roberto, nice to hear from you. I see the blankets on your beautiful picture - still no spring in Italy?

Ronny, beautiful portraits of your daughter! Somehow I feel your NIK-treatment (?) is not very skin-friendly - hope you don't mind this minor critics.

Curtis, the plants are very nice B&W-subjects indeed. The tones are maybe a bit "chalky", but I really like the shot.



Apr 03, 2013 at 10:53 PM
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Laura, I love the shots of the planes. Being a fan of aircraft since a small boy, pictures always make me smile. Like Georg, I prefer the originals.


Apr 03, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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Thanks Georg and Kev, looks like the fisheyes are coming back out to play again too Love the star sets, something I haven't tried yet.

Haven't lugged the 300 anywhere yet to shoot, finals are in a month, yikes, and I've got a paper due at the end of the month that I need to get cracking on .

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Apr 03, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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georgms wrote:
Played with 2 Fisheye-lenses at the Baltic Sea this late evening - it was cold, cold, cold (a stiff breeze came over the open sea directly from Ronnys beautiful country ;-).
I've never tried to shoot some stars before and while I'm not happy with the resulting images I could have done worse (tipping the tripod over, for instance).

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8265/8616876065_ac5898beb9_b.jpg
the lights at the horizon are from ships or my Danish neighbors - D3s, ISO12800, 30sec 16/3.5 at f/5.6

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8122/8617982166_09c8e92109_b.jpg
looking east-north-east (Hi, Ronny ;-) - lot's of lights on the water and the shore - D3s, 30sec at ISO8000, 16/3.5 at f/5.6


I like these. Shooting at night is tough when you have man-made light in the area. For 30 second exposures, I am not seeing a lot of star trails, did you use something to keep the camera aligned with the stars?



Apr 03, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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Thanks Laura, and best of luck for your paper-work.

Kevin, thanks! In an online-tutorial I've read that if the exposure time is shorter than (600 divided by the focal-length) there should be no star-trails. It seemed to work for me (600/16=37.5, exposure time was 30seconds).



Apr 03, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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georgms wrote:
Played with 2 Fisheye-lenses at the Baltic Sea this late evening - it was cold, cold, cold (a stiff breeze came over the open sea directly from Ronnys beautiful country ;-).
I've never tried to shoot some stars before and while I'm not happy with the resulting images I could have done worse (tipping the tripod over, for instance).

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8265/8616876065_ac5898beb9_b.jpg
the lights at the horizon are from ships or my Danish neighbors - D3s, ISO12800, 30sec 16/3.5 at f/5.6

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8122/8617982166_09c8e92109_b.jpg
looking east-north-east (Hi, Ronny ;-) - lot's of lights on the water and the shore - D3s, 30sec at ISO8000, 16/3.5 at f/5.6


They look great to me! My experience with these types of images is that the post processing of the stars in the sky is key to making them look the best. I've not mastered this step and I've found it a bit hard to get things to look "right" without inducing some ugly color casts.

John



Apr 03, 2013 at 11:13 PM
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Reagan nice work my friend especially this one





Jose beautiful murals. These were very artistic people.
Laura i like the originals better as well.
Georg great work with my favorite lens!!!



Apr 03, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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John, thank you! I'm a novice at this and played just with the sliders in CameraRaw. In most cases I don't touch the clarity-slider, but for these shots I added a bit of local-contrast. I really have to dive deeper into the art of image-processing.

Here's another one, this time gone through Silver Efex:

Night over Nienhagen von georgsfoto auf Flickr
the trees belong to a small forest known as "spooky forest" - ISO16.000, 30sec at f/5.6



Apr 03, 2013 at 11:30 PM
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p.2612 #10 · p.2612 #10 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks, Georg and Ray

Reagan



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georgms wrote:

the trees belong to a small forest known as "spooky forest" - ISO16.000, 30sec at f/5.6


at iso 16000, do you know what's a star and what's a hot spot on the sensor? guess in black and white it all becomes stars



Apr 04, 2013 at 12:15 AM
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Reagan and Georg, just fantastic images. A sign of spring for sure and the milky way!


Apr 04, 2013 at 12:16 AM
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Decent looking 85mm 1.8 ai, nikki's daughter, for $225 including shipping and 14 day return.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/GOOD-Nikkor-85-1-8-AI-len-/221209123143?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item3381175947

And a 105mm p ai converted for $150 with shipping, 14 day return.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-105mm2-5-Nikkor-P-AI-Lens-/230957009104?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item35c61c48d0



Apr 04, 2013 at 12:21 AM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
with NIK

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/61/794061.jpg



I like the Nik-treated shiny skin shots the best - just brings out the shape of the plane really well. Also the hot air with Nik is very textured.

One day I'll do a road trip to the museum - I've been on their web page quite frequently.

I'm heading out to California this weekend and will be driving past the Strategic Air and Space museum west of Omaha. I hope to hit the area at a time I can visit.



Apr 04, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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p.2612 #15 · p.2612 #15 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Georg, love the fisheye starry skies.

Laura, the Nik versions of the planes are interesting, and catch my eye, but in the long term I prefer the non-Nik versions overall.

Curtis, the series from under the bridge really tell the story of a bridge, really enjoying them. The black & white landscaping shot it awesome.

Appreciate the comments and encouragement from my last couple of postings. I think Ray, Georg, hope I did not forget anyone.



Apr 04, 2013 at 01:05 AM
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Laura, I like the originals better I think
Georg any photo of the night sky looks great

Reagan



Apr 04, 2013 at 01:09 AM
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georgms wrote:
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.


+1 Peter. Very nice image and pp work.



Apr 04, 2013 at 01:43 AM
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p.2612 #18 · p.2612 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


One just for fun, quite a bit of PP in LR (for me anyway) to get the pop! 55 f2.8 AIS Micro





Hydrant




Apr 04, 2013 at 01:44 AM
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rolubich wrote:
28-45mm f/4.5 @ 28mm and f/11, I really like this zoom.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8534/8612643933_7e64d8acc6_b.jpg
2800x4200


Very nice Roberto. Rich colors and sharp.



Apr 04, 2013 at 01:52 AM
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Reagan wrote:
Back to the East Coast Azalea's are blooming like crazy
The last one is a Daffodil
All with the 50 1.4 SC

Reagan


Reagan, lovely flower images. Eighty degrees huh?



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