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Chris Calohan

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Not the Most Exciting Shot
« on: February 28, 2014, 04:25:58 PM »

But it is my first foray using the Big Stopper filter correctly. I takes a bit of getting used to, but I really like the potential.

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Re: Not the Most Exciting Shot
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 09:10:30 PM »

I like the first one, but:
- a slightly different sky would help emphasize the smoke a bit more,
- the right third of the image doesn't add that much

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Re: Not the Most Exciting Shot
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 11:03:27 PM »

I agree with Bernard.  The first image is the best but hampered by the sky and lack of contrast with the smoke.  Industrial scenes can be very interesting.

The second picture is just.. well.. it seems pointless.

The third seems too familiar, the water way too smooth to be natural, and the colors not quite right.

Sorry I could not be more positive.
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Re: Not the Most Exciting Shot
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 11:51:23 PM »

I agree but was more interested in trying to get the exposures right than the subject matter. They're tricky little buggers.
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Re: Not the Most Exciting Shot
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2014, 12:08:54 AM »

So, what works Chris? Do you take an exposure reading without the filter, then mount the filter and adjust the exposure by the number of stops of the filter rating? Or is it more complicated than that? Do you also need to do long exposure noise reduction?

BTW, you have my admiration for not succumbing to the temptation to seek compliments by giving your skys and water that orange/purple Mars look that seems to be so popular.

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Johnny
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Re: Not the Most Exciting Shot
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2014, 03:27:10 AM »

But it is my first foray using the Big Stopper filter correctly. I takes a bit of getting used to, but I really like the potential.

What do you mean by "correctly", Chris? In what way have you been using it incorrectly?

I ask because I have one and I'll happily accept any tips anyone can offer.

Jeremy
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Re: Not the Most Exciting Shot
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2014, 08:19:43 AM »

So, what works Chris? Do you take an exposure reading without the filter, then mount the filter and adjust the exposure by the number of stops of the filter rating? Or is it more complicated than that? Do you also need to do long exposure noise reduction?

BTW, you have my admiration for not succumbing to the temptation to seek compliments by giving your skys and water that orange/purple Mars look that seems to be so popular.

Later,
Johnny

I just recalibrated my monitor and printed this shot and there is none of the orange/purple you mention.
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Re: Not the Most Exciting Shot
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2014, 08:26:20 AM »

What do you mean by "correctly", Chris? In what way have you been using it incorrectly?

I ask because I have one and I'll happily accept any tips anyone can offer.

Jeremy

Just going through all the steps - MUP, viewfinder covered, remote release set to "bulb," get exposure and focus in AP, switch to manual focus to lock focus, change to M and calculating the exposure. Lee is nice enough to give you a reasonable guide to exposure but it's based on the wholes and not the halves so you do have to think a little - not much, but some. In my first attempt I didn't cover the viewfinder and got some big purple splotches of light and had to make inquiries. It's all elementary stuff but still has to be done each time. I have a little cheat sheet taped to my accessories bag just as a reminder though at this point, it's pretty much a rote routine.
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Re: Not the Most Exciting Shot
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2014, 08:49:16 AM »

I just recalibrated my monitor and printed this shot and there is none of the orange/purple you mention.

I didn't say that there was.

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Johnny
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Re: Not the Most Exciting Shot
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2014, 02:14:13 PM »

Just going through all the steps - MUP, viewfinder covered, remote release set to "bulb," get exposure and focus in AP, switch to manual focus to lock focus, change to M and calculating the exposure. Lee is nice enough to give you a reasonable guide to exposure but it's based on the wholes and not the halves so you do have to think a little - not much, but some. In my first attempt I didn't cover the viewfinder and got some big purple splotches of light and had to make inquiries. It's all elementary stuff but still has to be done each time. I have a little cheat sheet taped to my accessories bag just as a reminder though at this point, it's pretty much a rote routine.

Interesting. I've previously calculated exposure by metering on aperture priority, then switching to bulb and giving it 1,000 times as long. It has seemed rather hit and miss, though.

Jeremy
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Re: Not the Most Exciting Shot
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2014, 07:59:16 PM »

I didn't say that there was.

Later,
Johnny

Sorry, Johnny, I misread that. LOL No, I really didn't do much of anything PP to the shot other than some slight tonal adjustments and a bit of sharpening.
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