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nice shots anti
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open up dat aperture ::: we are bokeh masters here 20
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Thanks for the positive feedback.

I actually just read a small article on bokeh. From what I saw, I would probably need to wait until night in order to capture it correctly, no?
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I actually just read a small article on bokeh. From what I saw, I would probably need to wait until night in order to capture it correctly, no?

not at all. in my opinion it's the most cliched composition sought by those who've just discovered more powerful (relative to point&shoot) setups. you can trawl through countless blogs and see pics like what I've put up, oh look at me I've got huge aperture and can blur the background so well...it has it's uses, but I feel it is also very overused. It doesn't make the shot and should not be thought of in such a way either. You absolutely don't need to wait until night, it's just a matter of getting your lens open. If it's bright then shrink the exposure, you should be able to get to 1/4000 or 1/6000 on most systems nowadays which is good in bright light. And if need be lower film speed, 160, 100, 80, whatever...you can even throw on a filter, UV or polarizer, that can make things interesting in direct sunlight.
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When I come home from work it's already dark so I don't get to shoot a lot lately. But I used my new umbrella to use my speedlite more often.

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Tastes like summer von Philipp Abele auf Flickr
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tried to get a shot tonight, took several attempts before i could make out the detail. i believe this is with zuiko f1.8/50mm , but because of the adaptor focusing to infinity requires slightly less than infinity making it a bit more difficult to actually get focus on infinity haha
100% crop so that's the extent of it redface.gif
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong but the reason you couldn't get a sharp shot of the moon was becasue it is moving in relation to the earth. Even a shutter speed of 5 secs or so will show motion blur.
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong but the reason you couldn't get a sharp shot of the moon was becasue it is moving in relation to the earth. Even a shutter speed of 5 secs or so will show motion blur.

i should be be able to get it, got an adaptor so i can throw on the 200mm (400mm equiv) on there and i'll up the ISO so it will be noisy a bit but fine after some noise reduction and shrinking for mass consumption on the internet format ....
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong but the reason you couldn't get a sharp shot of the moon was becasue it is moving in relation to the earth. Even a shutter speed of 5 secs or so will show motion blur.

There's more to it than that. Haze, atmospheric distortion, heat distortion (mirage), among other atmospheric headaches, tends to be the real killers of trying to take clean crisp pics of the moon. That's why telescopes sit on top of mountains, that way a lot of the atmosphere is taken out of the equation. Below is a pic of the Hunter's Moon sitting on the horizon. The shot was taken on a tripod 1/15 second, ISO 100, f4.5 or thereabouts. It's definetly not crystal clear and you can easily see the effects of distortion thanks to the low angle to the horizon. The lower the angle to the horizon, the more pronounced the atmospheric distortion becomes.

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Couple of pics from the past 2 weekends:


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Edited by TRINI - 2/26/12 at 5:59pm
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Good stuff, Trini - great mood.
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+1
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When I come home from work it's already dark so I don't get to shoot a lot lately. But I used my new umbrella to use my speedlite more often.
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Tastes like summer von Philipp Abele auf Flickr

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Recently acquired a new set of gear icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Herro! This is my self-portrait. by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr

And a couple of photos from the past few weeks!

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Puppy Eyes by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr

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City Boy by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr

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Can't wait. by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr

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Army dude. by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr
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Dreiländerbrücke ... again von Philipp Abele auf Flickr
Suspects often return to the scene...

I really like this one. Nice job. Did you do much processing?
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I'm seriously jealous of that 1DsIII you got going on there icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Recently acquired a new set of gear icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Nice, as are the pics.
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I'm seriously jealous of that 1DsIII you got going on there icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
It's like a 5D II on steroids. Image quality is basically exactly the same but you have a way better AF system.
I've had heavy buyer's remorse when I heard the rumors about the 5D III but since the announcement today, I don't care anymore. The 5D III still has no spot metering linked to the active AF point (still only in the middle), it is still only flash sync 1/200 vs the 1/250 of the 1 series. Plus I have payed ~ 500 EUR less for a mint 1Ds III than the 5D III would cost me now (you could even add 370 € to the 5D III if you want the battery grip, which the 1Ds has built in).

It's a nice evolution of the 5D but I expected more to be honest. If I wouldn't prefer live view for landscape and night photography, I might even have "downgraded" to a 1Ds II which can be had used for the same money as a used 5D II.
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I really like this one. Nice job. Did you do much processing?
I didn't do much to it. If I remember correctly, it was developed in Lightroom to remove the lens distortion and vignetting, then selective sharpening of the bridge and foreground in Photoshop Elements via high pass filter. Not really much Post Processing involved.
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