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RSL

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Chair at Dawn
« on: May 06, 2020, 08:37:03 am »

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Re: Chair at Dawn
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2020, 08:47:43 am »

great image. It is interesting how the water pulls down the highlights.
Looks like you had to use the full dynamic range of the sensor. Was that shot at close to base ISO ?
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Re: Chair at Dawn
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2020, 10:28:15 am »

Thanks, Degrub. When I walk the river in the morning I normally leave my Nikons behind and grab my Olympus Pen-F. There are several reasons for that, but the main one is that the Pen has a monitor I can flip out and position for either horizontal or vertical framing when I hold the camera low. The Pen is half-frame, but as you can see in this picture, unless you’re going for wall-sized prints you plan to sell to banks the result is okay.

I’ve been told for ages that I should shoot at the lowest possible ISO, but I’ve been shooting digital for twenty years – since the Casio QV-3000EX first came out -- the first digital camera with a sensor that would let you get usable pictures without a darkroom. What I’ve found is that unless I’m shooting off a tripod using an external release I’m best off letting the camera choose an ISO. Occasionally I end up with more noise than I’d like, especially at night, but DxO’s PhotoLab usually can overcome that problem.

In this case, the camera chose ISO 1000, so what I got was a bit less than full dynamic range. But I haven’t shot anything but raw for at least fifteen years, and since everything’s there, some judicial post-processing usually can make up for small shortcomings.

People get all cranked up about equipment and technique, but as HCB said, “Photographing is nothing. Looking is everything.”
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Re: Chair at Dawn
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2020, 04:56:31 pm »

An unusual composition, yet that seems to work so well.

Good eye Russ  ;)

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Re: Chair at Dawn
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2020, 07:39:30 pm »

Thanks, Dave.
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Re: Chair at Dawn
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2020, 08:39:21 am »

Another good one, Russ.
And your description of how you use your Pen-F is very much the way I work, for the same reasons.
HCB was right.

And now I suspect that about 9 am every morning, the stagehands roll up that river and put it in storage, so it will be in good shape when they set it up again at 6 am the next morning.   ;)
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