Random Photos : Part 4

Random Photos : Part 4

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flat-planedCrank

3,697 posts

166 months

Wednesday 25th December 2013
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lloyd h said:
FPC lovely stuff as always, love the DOF!
Cheers smile Loving your recent helicopter work too!

RobDickinson

30,793 posts

217 months

Wednesday 25th December 2013
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Gotta be careful now, last time I posted they closed the thread..

Christmas eve was a cloudy windy old day but cleared up at sunset so I headed out to a dark sky location I've been wanting to shoot for ages. Way out of the way up some sketchy roads but luckily it remained clear.

This used to be an old Totara forest and the remains of some of these ancient trees have been left behind. The light on the right is distant lightning just offshore of Banks peninsula to the south.


Totara Ghost by robjdickinson, on Flickr

GetCarter

27,571 posts

242 months

Wednesday 25th December 2013
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Edited by GetCarter on Wednesday 25th December 08:39

RobbieKB

7,711 posts

146 months

Wednesday 25th December 2013
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RobDickinson said:
Gotta be careful now, last time I posted they closed the thread..

Christmas eve was a cloudy windy old day but cleared up at sunset so I headed out to a dark sky location I've been wanting to shoot for ages. Way out of the way up some sketchy roads but luckily it remained clear.

This used to be an old Totara forest and the remains of some of these ancient trees have been left behind. The light on the right is distant lightning just offshore of Banks peninsula to the south.


Totara Ghost by robjdickinson, on Flickr
Incredible shot, not least because you've picked up galaxies and all sorts. I must say, I'm curious as to your processing technique to bring them out. Was it taken with the Samyang BTW Rob?

Hooli

32,278 posts

163 months

Wednesday 25th December 2013
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GetCarter said:
Opened his own? Our Staffy does the same but being useless with a camera I never get such pics, best I've managed is this from the other year...



GetCarter

27,571 posts

242 months

Wednesday 25th December 2013
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Hooli said:
Opened his own? Our Staffy does the same but being useless with a camera I never get such pics, best I've managed is this from the other year...


Ha... no, he gets to rip to pieces all the wrapping paper from ours - never happier. His nick name is 'Shredder'.

tenohfive

6,276 posts

145 months

Wednesday 25th December 2013
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RobDickinson said:
Gotta be careful now, last time I posted they closed the thread..

Christmas eve was a cloudy windy old day but cleared up at sunset so I headed out to a dark sky location I've been wanting to shoot for ages. Way out of the way up some sketchy roads but luckily it remained clear.

This used to be an old Totara forest and the remains of some of these ancient trees have been left behind. The light on the right is distant lightning just offshore of Banks peninsula to the south.


Totara Ghost by robjdickinson, on Flickr
Stunning Rob.

leggly

1,522 posts

174 months

Wednesday 25th December 2013
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Christmas Day in Charmouth.


lloyd h

1,559 posts

136 months

Wednesday 25th December 2013
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RobDickinson said:
Gotta be careful now, last time I posted they closed the thread..

Christmas eve was a cloudy windy old day but cleared up at sunset so I headed out to a dark sky location I've been wanting to shoot for ages. Way out of the way up some sketchy roads but luckily it remained clear.

This used to be an old Totara forest and the remains of some of these ancient trees have been left behind. The light on the right is distant lightning just offshore of Banks peninsula to the south.


Totara Ghost by robjdickinson, on Flickr
Errrr wow.

leggly said:
Christmas Day in Charmouth.

Looks like doomsday!

flat-planedCrank said:
lloyd h said:
FPC lovely stuff as always, love the DOF!
Cheers smile Loving your recent helicopter work too!
Thanks smile

RobDickinson

30,793 posts

217 months

Wednesday 25th December 2013
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RobbieKB said:
Incredible shot, not least because you've picked up galaxies and all sorts. I must say, I'm curious as to your processing technique to bring them out. Was it taken with the Samyang BTW Rob?
Thanks everyone.

Nah shot with a 24/1.4L on a 6d, both on loan from canon atm. ISO 6400 and f2.8 so lots of light gathering. Processed through ACR for levels and white balance, lens correction etc. Stitched in photoshop then a couple of curves to increase contrast and brightness. Most of the 'work' done in acr tbh.

leggly

1,522 posts

174 months

Wednesday 25th December 2013
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Charmouth again smile


RobbieKB

7,711 posts

146 months

Wednesday 25th December 2013
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RobDickinson said:
RobbieKB said:
Incredible shot, not least because you've picked up galaxies and all sorts. I must say, I'm curious as to your processing technique to bring them out. Was it taken with the Samyang BTW Rob?
Thanks everyone.

Nah shot with a 24/1.4L on a 6d, both on loan from canon atm. ISO 6400 and f2.8 so lots of light gathering. Processed through ACR for levels and white balance, lens correction etc. Stitched in photoshop then a couple of curves to increase contrast and brightness. Most of the 'work' done in acr tbh.
Then that is all the more impressive. I'm shocked it's not noisier than it is (although I haven't viewed it original size). I wish I could drive somewhere that dark!

So, I was driving home tonight and I took a scenic route and over some fields I saw, in the distance, the most ridiculous amount of Christmas lights. I managed to get outside it to find it is a HOUSE in which people are living. The owner came out and told me it takes 3 months to put them up and costs thousands of pounds. Rather you than me, love.


RobDickinson

30,793 posts

217 months

Wednesday 25th December 2013
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RobbieKB said:
Then that is all the more impressive. I'm shocked it's not noisier than it is (although I haven't viewed it original size). I wish I could drive somewhere that dark!
Its 15000x5500 final image size! Noise tends to vanish when you downsize that to 1000px...

Though the 6d is mighty impressive at high ISO, a stop better than my 5d2. Heres a 100% crop, I dont apply noise reduction to my astro shots as a rule..



RobbieKB

7,711 posts

146 months

Thursday 26th December 2013
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RobDickinson said:
RobbieKB said:
Then that is all the more impressive. I'm shocked it's not noisier than it is (although I haven't viewed it original size). I wish I could drive somewhere that dark!
Its 15000x5500 final image size! Noise tends to vanish when you downsize that to 1000px...

Though the 6d is mighty impressive at high ISO, a stop better than my 5d2. Heres a 100% crop, I dont apply noise reduction to my astro shots as a rule..

Noise reduction on astro is such a tricky thing. I have a very long processing technique for astro but I've never had a lens to make any shots worth uploading. I'm gagging to put this Samyang to work!

RobDickinson

30,793 posts

217 months

Thursday 26th December 2013
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I've tried a few ways, best way so far is to NR a new layer and blend with levels to have nr only on the darker areas.

richtea78

5,574 posts

121 months

Thursday 26th December 2013
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RobbieKB said:
Then that is all the more impressive. I'm shocked it's not noisier than it is (although I haven't viewed it original size). I wish I could drive somewhere that dark!

So, I was driving home tonight and I took a scenic route and over some fields I saw, in the distance, the most ridiculous amount of Christmas lights. I managed to get outside it to find it is a HOUSE in which people are living. The owner came out and told me it takes 3 months to put them up and costs thousands of pounds. Rather you than me, love.

There is a house similar to that near me although without wishing to sound a total snob this one is a bit more tasteful than that. I was walking past and got talking to the owner and he was a decent enough bloke. Like yours, he had spent many thousands and put a lot of time into it. He collected for charity and each year he said he gives around £1000 to a local childrens charity. I was surprised how much he made but while I was looking at it 2 families came and looked as well.

johnster1991

361 posts

136 months

Thursday 26th December 2013
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I've been wanting to get into photography recently, and for Christmas Santa supplied me with a D3200. Really happy with it so far, I was out last night taking a couple of snaps and the same again today. The only problem is that I'm a bit dense with photography and don't know if the pictures are any good or not, it will just be a case of trial and error over time I'm sure!

A couple from yesterday and today:


Oban at night from the lifeboats by johnstorr, on Flickr


Musdale waterfall by johnstorr, on Flickr

Edited by johnster1991 on Thursday 9th January 10:37

paul911

2,770 posts

196 months

Thursday 26th December 2013
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4Lmike

1,910 posts

133 months

Thursday 26th December 2013
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That's a corker Paul!

DibblyDobbler

10,694 posts

160 months

Thursday 26th December 2013
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4Lmike said:
That's a corker Paul!
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