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Old 9th January 2012, 00:29   #13756
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Getting back here after a while. Went out shooting today and had time to upload some decent (I think so) pictures. This is what I feel is the best shot. Taken with my trusty el-cheapo 70-300mm G.
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Old 9th January 2012, 04:24   #13757
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Very true, but wife and kids are same even now

Each time you post from GF-1, I wonder about its clarity and quality. Too good.
Thanks man . It's actually the lens (Olympus 45mm). It's such a pleasure to use this one. It even won the lens of the year at the online photographer site.

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Getting back here after a while. Went out shooting today and had time to upload some decent (I think so) pictures. This is what I feel is the best shot. Taken with my trusty el-cheapo 70-300mm G.
Wow, Type O. Really good mate . I love the background and the fact that the complete body of the butterfly is in focus.

I was home yesterday and didn't have much to do. I have an old flash lying around, so thought of having some fun with it. Put it in a lampshade and used the lampshade like a softbox. Shot with a Panasonic G1 and Lester Dine 105mm f2.8 lens. Here are the results:
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Old 9th January 2012, 10:02   #13758
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@Veeresh, thanks dude. With regards to your recent pictures, don't you think that photography nuts will think of clicking almost anything if they are not out? Yesterday, I started clicking cut radishes. My wife already thinks I like the camera more than her.

Also, did you you use tissue paper? I find a glass top with a white paper / cloth below works better. Of course, you have to deal with the reflections ....
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A few pics from recent trip to Redding, CA.

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These are clicked from Shasta dam. First is wide angle showing how big the lake Shashta is. You can see the only peak - Mount Shasta with plenty of snow. Everything else was dry. Second is Mount Shasta up close.

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P.S: All shots are hand held. Some at 15x zoom. Also, all are stock from camera. Just re-sized to post here.
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I was home yesterday and didn't have much to do. I have an old flash lying around, so thought of having some fun with it. Put it in a lampshade and used the lampshade like a softbox. Shot with a Panasonic G1 and Lester Dine 105mm f2.8 lens. Here are the results:
Does the camera recognize the flash, how did you trigger it?

On the banks of river Pamba
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Dalkey Village, Dublin
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Lovely, the sky has lots of hidden charachter waiting to be brought out by PP

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Lovely, the sky has lots of hidden charachter waiting to be brought out by PP

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This is an HDR from three exposures -1,0 and +1. I have already retouched the sky in photoshop for bring out the hidden character. Is there anything else that I can do or should do?
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This is an HDR from three exposures -1,0 and +1. I have already retouched the sky in photoshop for bring out the hidden character. Is there anything else that I can do or should do?
Oh if you are already doing that, probably going a bit deeper into such processing will make it look more stunning.. this is my version, with your permission:

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Old 9th January 2012, 19:21   #13765
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Gurus, uploading some random shots. I'm a newbie. So, please comment. The camera used is a Canon Powershot SX30 IS.
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Oh if you are already doing that, probably going a bit deeper into such processing will make it look more stunning.. this is my version, with your permission:

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Its indeed very good looking now but I try to keep my HDR's subtle as close to real scene possbile. Can you please explain the steps followed? Correct me if I am wrong but I see that you have increased saturation and increased the contrast.

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Shot at Pondi, D90 in Auto mode. Yes, I have used it in Auto until I learn't the basics
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Its indeed very good looking now but I try to keep my HDR's subtle as close to real scene possbile. Can you please explain the steps followed? Correct me if I am wrong but I see that you have increased saturation and increased the contrast.
I have not touched on the contrast directly, but it may have increased during the processing. I selectively enhanced the water first, then brough down the levels of the sky, applied a high pass filter to enhance the contrast of clouds, increased sky's vibrance, applied a violet photo filter on the water to match the sky's tone and increased the overall sugary feel of the picture by adding a duplicate layer and playing with its Adjustments->Shadows/Highlights.
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Old 10th January 2012, 02:29   #13769
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Thanks Shaju. I took these at f/22 with varying shutter speeds of 3secs, 5secs and 10 secs at ISO100. My struggle was to get the timing right. Even 3 sec is good if you click at the right time.

The lens was the 18-105mm VR. On hindsight I should have used the 35mm f1.8 as most of these were taken at a focal length of 38mm.
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My First shot at HDR.

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Can Someone tell me how more to enhance such pictures as i am a amateur !!

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