#505 A King and His Lady
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Travis Rhoads
Registered: Apr 28, 2009
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When I saw this weeks theme...i had one idea, but as the weekend approached, we became socked in by terrible weather...and as has been a theme lately I keep at least some of my gear and a tripod in my car at all times now...today at work, I checked the weather report and a small break between storm systems was approaching...I ditched work and hopped in the car and headed for my subject...got to one of only a few vantage points that would not draw as much attention...it is all private property...and fired off a few shots. A couple minutes after I got my final image, the rain came back, and the clouds returned...

So, here it is, A King and His Lady, well known on the North Atlanta skyline, known as the King & Queen Buildings. I have gotten into more architectural work lately, and this one proved I need to add a good 10 Stop ND to the bag. Thanks for looking, good luck to everyone this week.



Tenn.Jer
Registered: Mar 08, 2011
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Very nice, Travis; I recognize the buildings, but never knew of the (very appropriate) nicknames...you went well beyond the building/reflections theme with this one. I like the strange movement patterns in the storm clouds. I believe you're right about the ND filter - you'd have gotten intersecting bands in several directions, right?
Good Work.
Jerry



Travis Rhoads
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Jerry, I just needed more ND, this was done with a 2 stop stacked on an 6 stop. To get to 30 seconds I had to unwillingly got really small on aperture. Not ideal. These images work really well at 120 seconds plus...



Hightraxx
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Very nice, like the ND effect that you got.

Norm



Travis Rhoads
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Hightraxx wrote:
Very nice, like the ND effect that you got.

Norm

Thanks for the nice comment Norm.



Klaus Priebe
Registered: Aug 28, 2007
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Travis,
Very nice and love the BW here. The motion of the clouds works well here too. A 10 stop ND filter is wonderful to use on these types of shots.



normsmith
Registered: Aug 21, 2003
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Travis,

Your preparedness paid off big time! Well done.
Norm



TheBart
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I love this shot. Great sky btw Is king closer?



gregfountain
Registered: Jun 21, 2009
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Nicely done Travis. If I read it correctly, you did a fine job sans the ND filter!

Greg



Travis Rhoads
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Klaus Priebe wrote:
Travis,
Very nice and love the BW here. The motion of the clouds works well here too. A 10 stop ND filter is wonderful to use on these types of shots.

Thanks Klaus. Working with motion in the clouds is new for me...it is much more challenging than motion in water or race cars...it will take some practice, hopefully with a 10 stop soon...it is on my B&H wish list...Fathers Day is this weekend!



Travis Rhoads
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normsmith wrote:
Travis,

Your preparedness paid off big time! Well done.
Norm

Thanks Norm. When I first started shooting again in 2006, I kept the camera with me all the time, I let that habit go for a while...going to keep it with me more now. I have paired my gear down quite a bit, most of it fits in one bag now.



Travis Rhoads
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TheBart wrote:
I love this shot. Great sky btw Is king closer?

Thanks Adam. The sky was so tricky, thinner clouds don't show up as much, and there was only a 10 minute window of blue sky...not much time to learn new techniques! Yes, The King is closer in frame, the crown on the top of the King is all right angles at the top.



Travis Rhoads
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gregfountain wrote:
Nicely done Travis. If I read it correctly, you did a fine job sans the ND filter!

Greg

Hi Greg, thanks for stopping by and for the kind words. I actually had two ND filters stacked for this one, a 2 stop on a 6 stop...not ideal, but it will work in a pinch. The 10 would be a big help I think.



Rick Joyce
Registered: Sep 05, 2003
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A powerful image exuding strength.



Travis Rhoads
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Rick Joyce wrote:
A powerful image exuding strength.

Thanks Rick.



robert829
Registered: Apr 30, 2011
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I like the blk/white conversion travis i like this oneThe sky really cought my eye great job



Travis Rhoads
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robert829 wrote:
I like the blk/white conversion travis i like this oneThe sky really cought my eye great job

Thanks Robert. I have been working on my b&w conversions a lot this year, good to hear it works for you.



mark fadely
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You ended up with a very dramatic image here Travis. Maybe you wanted something a bit more, but I think this rendition is fantastic. Good entry.



Travis Rhoads
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mark fadely wrote:
You ended up with a very dramatic image here Travis. Maybe you wanted something a bit more, but I think this rendition is fantastic. Good entry.

Thanks Mark. I wanted a little more movement in the clouds, but as the song goes, you can't always get what you want...



kellermsu
Registered: Feb 04, 2009
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Wow! Excellent.



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