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kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2720
Country: United States

Oosty wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
Took 5 minutes and ran outside with the PK13 and the 135mm Nikkor-Q... I am in love! Probably falling into the banal category (can't believe I am saying that now!), but handheld, spur-of-the-moment...I love the possibilities. One thing of note!!! Focus conformation dot is razor sharp, I have maybe 1mm of play when I had 8~10 before.

8x10 crop, white balance corrected, basic sharpening in ACR


Excellent shots - is #2 a bottlebrush or flowering gum?

Thanks for the compliment. I am not sure the type of plant. It's a very large bush that is near my apartment. Hummingbirds and bees love it once it fully blooms (this one is an early one).



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5655
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
15 minutes with the 45/2.8 AI-P.

This lens is really resonating with me. Small, sharp, and easy to use. I've just been leaving it on my D800 and stuffing it in my laptop case - something I could not really do with the 50/1.8G because it sticks out too much from the camera. I also did not like taking my 50/1.2 AIS around because it also sticks out too much AND it's pretty heavy. The 45P is not fast, but it makes up for it in other ways it seems.

John



Nice series John. I like the colors in the last one.


Thanks Scott! Amazing what you can do with 15 minutes of free time when at the right location.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4016
Country: South Africa

My turn to stretch the screens 27 image pano.

Plettenberg Bay was first seen by europeans in 1487 when Bartholomew Diaz rounded the Cape of Good Hope. Later Portuguese called it Bahia Formosa and about 100 lived here for a time when their ship the Sao Gonclaves was wrecked in 1630.

Today it is probably the most popular summer holiday destination in SA and the nations richest own houses along the road above the beach to the left of the hotel.The road is Beachy Head Drive AKA Millionaires Row.



More at http://www.plettenbergbay.co.za/



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4203
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
I shot this today with the 105 f/2.5 P AI'd with the PK-13 attached. This is uncropped, resized and converted using Silver Efex Pro 2. A palm frond...




Very nice Curtis. I like the lines this subject creates.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4203
Country: United States

Oosty wrote:
My turn to stretch the screens 27 image pano.

Plettenberg Bay was first seen by europeans in 1487 when Bartholomew Diaz rounded the Cape of Good Hope. Later Portuguese called it Bahia Formosa and about 100 lived here for a time when their ship the Sao Gonclaves was wrecked in 1630.

Today it is probably the most popular summer holiday destination in SA and the nations richest own houses along the road above the beach to the left of the hotel.The road is Beachy Head Drive AKA Millionaires Row.



More at http://www.plettenbergbay.co.za/



Peter, nice monitor stretcher! Beautiful sweeping beach.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5655
Country: United States

Oosty wrote:
My turn to stretch the screens 27 image pano.

Plettenberg Bay was first seen by europeans in 1487 when Bartholomew Diaz rounded the Cape of Good Hope. Later Portuguese called it Bahia Formosa and about 100 lived here for a time when their ship the Sao Gonclaves was wrecked in 1630.

Today it is probably the most popular summer holiday destination in SA and the nations richest own houses along the road above the beach to the left of the hotel.The road is Beachy Head Drive AKA Millionaires Row.



More at http://www.plettenbergbay.co.za/


Great image! I see that waves pose the same problem for stitching for you as they do for me . . .

John



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2720
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
Oosty wrote:
My turn to stretch the screens 27 image pano.

Plettenberg Bay was first seen by europeans in 1487 when Bartholomew Diaz rounded the Cape of Good Hope. Later Portuguese called it Bahia Formosa and about 100 lived here for a time when their ship the Sao Gonclaves was wrecked in 1630.

Today it is probably the most popular summer holiday destination in SA and the nations richest own houses along the road above the beach to the left of the hotel.The road is Beachy Head Drive AKA Millionaires Row.



More at http://www.plettenbergbay.co.za/


Great image! I see that waves pose the same problem for stitching for you as they do for me . . .

John

I have this problem too. I have been able to overcome it by overlapping more images to cover the scene. Then blend those areas. Its not perfect, but workable. I am hoping to do my 49 vertical stitch of San Fran this weekend and see how I did. I already know the colors will be flat as it was overcast and raining when I took the shots, so it might turn into more of an exercise.



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1436
Country: N/A

Heal brush tool in PS. Can you tell?








jhinkey wrote:
Oosty wrote:
My turn to stretch the screens 27 image pano.

Plettenberg Bay was first seen by europeans in 1487 when Bartholomew Diaz rounded the Cape of Good Hope. Later Portuguese called it Bahia Formosa and about 100 lived here for a time when their ship the Sao Gonclaves was wrecked in 1630.

Today it is probably the most popular summer holiday destination in SA and the nations richest own houses along the road above the beach to the left of the hotel.The road is Beachy Head Drive AKA Millionaires Row.



More at http://www.plettenbergbay.co.za/


Great image! I see that waves pose the same problem for stitching for you as they do for me . . .

John


MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4892
Country: United States

^^^^^
Chuong I can't tell because the photo is so small.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2720
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
^^^^^
Chuong I can't tell because the photo is so small.

Yes, healing brush is another good tool that slipped my mind. Clone tool is also very useful.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4016
Country: South Africa

jhinkey wrote:
Oosty wrote:
My turn to stretch the screens 27 image pano.

Plettenberg Bay was first seen by europeans in 1487 when Bartholomew Diaz rounded the Cape of Good Hope. Later Portuguese called it Bahia Formosa and about 100 lived here for a time when their ship the Sao Gonclaves was wrecked in 1630.

Today it is probably the most popular summer holiday destination in SA and the nations richest own houses along the road above the beach to the left of the hotel.The road is Beachy Head Drive AKA Millionaires Row.



More at http://www.plettenbergbay.co.za/


Great image! I see that waves pose the same problem for stitching for you as they do for me . . .

John


I knew you'd notice John! Thanks.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4016
Country: South Africa

Thanks for the comments and input Scott, Kevin and Chuong. I did try the healing brush and cloning and also blurring all in PSE. We'll have to look at the next one!



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4016
Country: South Africa

On the beach with her thoughts - Beacon Island beach, Plett (as it is known by the "in" crowd ( this is 20 miles from Knysna)



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5655
Country: United States

Oosty wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
Oosty wrote:
My turn to stretch the screens 27 image pano.

Plettenberg Bay was first seen by europeans in 1487 when Bartholomew Diaz rounded the Cape of Good Hope. Later Portuguese called it Bahia Formosa and about 100 lived here for a time when their ship the Sao Gonclaves was wrecked in 1630.

Today it is probably the most popular summer holiday destination in SA and the nations richest own houses along the road above the beach to the left of the hotel.The road is Beachy Head Drive AKA Millionaires Row.



More at http://www.plettenbergbay.co.za/


Great image! I see that waves pose the same problem for stitching for you as they do for me . . .

John


I knew you'd notice John! Thanks.


I didn't mean to be critical, but on my own images it sticks out like a sore thumb as they say. I need to use the healing brush, content aware fill, cloning tool or sometimes some judicious cropping to remedy it and was wondering what technique you use.

I guess we just need one of those robotic panorama heads that quickly takes all the images so that things like clouds and waves don't change very much in between images.

- John



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2920
Country: France

Oosty wrote:
Mark - I'm glad we're getting closer - soon we'll be in the Eurozone and will have to brush up on our Italian .


Good news, Peter! Hope you will spend some time in France!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5655
Country: United States

Oosty wrote:
On the beach with her thoughts - Beacon Island beach, Plett (as it is known by the "in" crowd ( this is 20 miles from Knysna)


Very nice Peter!

One of the reasons I like this thread is that we get to see great images from around the world from very nice people.

- John



Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 288
Country: Netherlands

Beautiful wides with te 50mm Peter!



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4016
Country: South Africa

jhinkey wrote:

I didn't mean to be critical, but on my own images it sticks out like a sore thumb as they say. I need to use the healing brush, content aware fill, cloning tool or sometimes some judicious cropping to remedy it and was wondering what technique you use.

I guess we just need one of those robotic panorama heads that quickly takes all the images so that things like clouds and waves don't change very much in between images.

- John


I knew it wasn't a criticism and as soon as I saw it I tried different ways to fix it but no dice. Then I thought "what the hell, but I'll bet I won't slip it past John" . You've forgotten more than I know about panos



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4016
Country: South Africa

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Oosty wrote:
Mark - I'm glad we're getting closer - soon we'll be in the Eurozone and will have to brush up on our Italian .


Good news, Peter! Hope you will spend some time in France!


Phillippe - we're hoping to get there in September if I can get through the Schengen red tape!!

Paul Gabel wrote:
Beautiful wides with te 50mm Peter!


Thanks Paul



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 838
Country: United States

If this thing was mine I would be a happy camper but alas it is just a car show. 50- 1.4 Ai-S



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