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« Reply #4260 on: February 09, 2013, 12:02:32 AM »

Hello,

Another panorama I shot at sunrise this week for one of my clients.

14 images taken with a Nikon D800E and Nikon 50mm F1.4 G lens in a horizontal position and stitched in PS6.

High res version at the link below.

http://www.yousendit.com/download/UW16aUNLa0RCMTV4Tk1UQw

Enjoy

Simon
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« Reply #4261 on: February 09, 2013, 12:08:49 PM »

A couple of interior shots for a local furniture store.





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« Reply #4262 on: February 09, 2013, 12:40:39 PM »

Hello,

Another panorama I shot at sunrise this week for one of my clients.

14 images taken with a Nikon D800E and Nikon 50mm F1.4 G lens in a horizontal position and stitched in PS6.

Well done, as usual, Simon. You don't seem to be having any problems with moire along the railings, for example. I made some photographs recently with the D800 (not E) had a had moire at the vertical balcony railings. Any thoughts on how to eliminate this?

Thanks,
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« Reply #4263 on: February 09, 2013, 02:20:10 PM »

Hi Ed,

Thanks for your kind words. Unfortunately I wish I had some words of wisdom concerning moiré but I was just lucky this time. I did have the lens set a F11.0 if that helps.

Cheers

Simon
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« Reply #4264 on: February 09, 2013, 02:23:27 PM »

Simon,

Thanks - that's kind of what I thought and does help. I was at f/8. I'll try stopping down a touch more the next time I'm confronted with that type of situation.

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« Reply #4265 on: February 09, 2013, 04:09:52 PM »

Been wanting to shoot this cathedral for years, but they always told me no, along with every other photographer that asked.  Fortunately I took on the lighting designer as a client and he got me in there for two half days.  If any asks, I shot all of these for him.   ;)

For the two shots up the Nave and the shaight-on shot of the sanctuary, I used no additional light, just good timing.  The others had some tungsten lighting.  Also, for the sanctuary, my client coated the windows with a purple film so the sanctuary would glow purple during the day, which I thought was pretty cool. 
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« Reply #4266 on: February 09, 2013, 04:21:07 PM »

Well done, as usual, Simon. You don't seem to be having any problems with moire along the railings, for example. I made some photographs recently with the D800 (not E) had a had moire at the vertical balcony railings. Any thoughts on how to eliminate this?

Thanks,
Ed


HI Ed, I think there is a Moire Reduction Tool in CaptureOne. I've never used it but it might help.
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« Reply #4267 on: February 09, 2013, 06:16:49 PM »

HI Ed, I think there is a Moire Reduction Tool in CaptureOne. I've never used it but it might help.
Antonio, you are correct. I just reopened the files and it does help. I usually use Phocus for my Hasselblad files, and only began using C1 recently for the D800 images.

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« Reply #4268 on: February 10, 2013, 12:20:00 AM »



A quick one.

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« Reply #4269 on: February 10, 2013, 12:54:30 AM »

Hello,

Absolutely love this can image. Just perfection.

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« Reply #4270 on: February 10, 2013, 05:26:59 AM »

The can image is indeed perfect but I find it looks exactly like a render than a still image because of its perfection.  ???
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Re: Recent Professional Works
« Reply #4271 on: February 10, 2013, 05:29:41 AM »

I was just about to post that these days, for a job like that I would use cgi.
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« Reply #4272 on: February 10, 2013, 07:47:33 AM »

I was just about to post that these days, for a job like that I would use cgi.

Why? Takes longer, costs more. And if you want to do a few spritzed versions it's 5 minutes.
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« Reply #4273 on: February 10, 2013, 08:22:04 AM »

No offence, but it appears none of you writers had ever seen either a 4"x5" or 8"x10" transparency of a beer can or a whisky bottle on a lightbox.

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« Reply #4274 on: February 10, 2013, 10:26:10 AM »

No offence, but it appears none of you writers had ever seen either a 4"x5" or 8"x10" transparency of a beer can or a whisky bottle on a lightbox.

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Halcyon days Rob, Halcyon days...
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Re: Recent Professional Works
« Reply #4275 on: February 10, 2013, 04:30:19 PM »

Hello,

Shot this the other night for a client.

This is the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere The Sky Tower.

Nikon D800E and Nikon 14-24mm lens

Cheers

Simon
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« Reply #4276 on: February 10, 2013, 04:55:51 PM »

Hello,

Shot this the other night for a client.

This is the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere The Sky Tower.

Nikon D800E and Nikon 14-24mm lens

Cheers

Simon

Awesome picture Simon.
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« Reply #4277 on: February 10, 2013, 04:57:05 PM »

...This is the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere The Sky Tower...

Yes it is - but it doesn't dominate the skyline like the JG Stridom Tower found in Hillbrow, Johannesburg since it is perched on top of a ridge.
The Sky Tower also has a much more pleasing line than the JG Stridom Tower.

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« Reply #4278 on: February 10, 2013, 04:59:33 PM »

Quote from: mitchino on Today at 04:29:41 AM
I was just about to post that these days, for a job like that I would use cgi.

Why? Takes longer, costs more. And if you want to do a few spritzed versions it's 5 minutes.

Actually It's often cheaper. Once supplied the artwork for the can, that kind of render would take about 30 mins initial set-up, and 30 mins post. The computer would do the main part of the work, the render, while I do something more interesting. If the client likes the shot, I often sell in several more angles and detail shots, that require 2 mins set up each and a bit of post. Should the artwork for the can change, or in the future the client wants new flavours shot in the same style, then it's a few minutes set-up etc etc. It can be lucrative. You're right about spritzing though, can be done in cgi, but adds a lot of work. I used to shoot all my packaging work, now at least 50% is cgi. It's a bugger of a learning curve, and I constantly feel I don't know enough, but photography's the same for me and if you aren't trying to learn every day, what's the point?
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« Reply #4279 on: February 10, 2013, 11:15:57 PM »

I was just about to post that these days, for a job like that I would use cgi.

So you're that proficient in CGI and could shoot the image to that quality as well ?


 
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