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Old 12-17-2013, 05:12 PM   #441
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Pathetic opposite is true in film - slight overexposure creates a thicker negative which holds detail, increases saturation, and prevents shadows from losing detail. Digital works in the opposite direction: under exposure holds detail and increases saturation, while preventing loss of detail in highlights. The nice thing about digital is one can check the highlights for detail - then retake if necessary. Using film, and if relying on a single meter reading, I generally over exposed one stop with consistent results I like. Using the DSLRs meter, I start with a one stop under exposure, then check the results. A spot meter makes the correction unnecessary, as both highlight and shadow can be individually metered.
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Haven't been to this thread for a while, and I'm seeing some very nice photos posted.
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:04 AM   #443
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Another Arizona sunset
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:23 PM   #444
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I rarely take shots with black and white in mind. Sometimes during processing though a photo will ask to be treated this way.


Sophie in her element by KBColorado, on Flickr


fresh snow at the beaver ponds by KBColorado, on Flickr
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:46 PM   #445
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This thread begs for a "like" button.
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Just discovered this thread. Have enjoyed working my way through the posts and admiring the photos. Late last year, I bought a Nikon D5100 for use in retirement travel, but have found myself using it for much more than travel. Here are a few samples:
First photo is of the 2013 Summer Solstice Super Moon taken just after midnight sunset from a balcony of the Celebrity Millennium while in the Queen Charlotte Sound off the coast of Alaska.

Second photo is of an abandoned spur of the White Pass & Yukon RR taken from a rail car as train descended from the summit in thick fog.

Third photo is a composite of a number of images taken by attaching the DSLR to my 8" Dob telescope (effectively adding a 1200mm telephoto lens to the camera). With that level of magnification, less than a quarter of the moon is in the frame. So I had to take a number of photos which I then stitched together using the free Image Composite Editor (ICE) from Microsoft Research [Highly recommended].
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Third photo is a composite of a number of images taken by attaching the DSLR to my 8" Dob telescope (effectively adding a 1200mm telephoto lens to the camera).
How do you attach the camera to the telescope? I imagine there's some sort of bracket/mount to do that. While I know the mount to the camera has to be specific for that brand, is the other end for the telescope an industry standard or does that have to be made for the specific make or even model of telescope?

Admittedly I haven't done a lot of looking for mounts (I don't even have a telescope) but I've never seen one advertised either.
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How do you attach the camera to the telescope? I imagine there's some sort of bracket/mount to do that. While I know the mount to the camera has to be specific for that brand, is the other end for the telescope an industry standard or does that have to be made for the specific make or even model of telescope?

Admittedly I haven't done a lot of looking for mounts (I don't even have a telescope) but I've never seen one advertised either.
A universal T-adapter replaces the eyepiece on the telescope. This adapter is not specific to the brand of telescope. A T-mount, specific to the camera brand, mates the camera to the T-adapter. These parts are available from almost any telescope or photo retailer.
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Great shots Mr Paul & Southern Geek!

Here's a shot of Paige, our overnight house guest
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Here's a shot of our overnight house guest
Now that's one who would be welcome for more than a few days!
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Yep, she's welcome as long as she wants to stay
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That's a lovely shot, Ronstar.

Southern Geek, I love that first shot. There is an axiom floating around that one shouldn't put the horizon in the middle of a frame. This picture is a great lesson that these axioms should not be regarded as "rules," only "suggestions." That is a killer composition.
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Southern Geek, I love that first shot. There is an axiom floating around that one shouldn't put the horizon in the middle of a frame. This picture is a great lesson that these axioms should not be regarded as "rules," only "suggestions." That is a killer composition.
Thanks. That photo is, by far, my favorite of all the ones of taken with the camera to date. I get a feeling of serenity whenever I view it.
I was trying for a composition that maximized the lunar reflection on the sea with both the moon and fishing boat in the frame. The location of the horizon was just a by product. I had a lot of anxious minutes waiting for my ship, the fishing boat, moon reflection, and the moon to line up to get the shot. I was afraid that the moon would get too far above the horizon before the fishing boat came into alignment. But, it worked out just perfect. I didn't do any retouching. I didn't think any was necessary.
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Southern Geek, I love that first shot. There is an axiom floating around that one shouldn't put the horizon in the middle of a frame. This picture is a great lesson that these axioms should not be regarded as "rules," only "suggestions." That is a killer composition.

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I can finally relax, now that the wedding I was asked to photograph is over. No equipment failure fortunately, but a lot of unexpected technical challenges. Nevertheless, the newlyweds and their parents thumbed through my pictures already and they were very pleased with the results. I have enough good pics to create a substantial wedding album, which I intend to give as a surprise gift to the happy couple.
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Congratulations on getting that behind you.

Relax? I should say so - isn't it way past your bedtime, or are you still on Pacific Standard?
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Relax? I should say so - isn't it way past your bedtime, or are you still on Pacific Standard?

Yep, I'm still badly jetlagged. I go to bed pretty early but I keep waking up around 3:00am.
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Southern Geek, nice job on stitching together the composite shot of the moon!
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Southern Geek, nice job on stitching together the composite shot of the moon!
The ICE software did all the work. All I had to do was drag and drop the images I wanted the software to composite. The image I posted is much reduced in resolution from the original composite image which is hundreds of megabytes in size.
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Found this spider spinning a web this morning. Learned that the auto-focus on my Nikon D5100 can't focus on spiderwebs and had to switch to manual focus. I'd not really used manual focus with this camera before. I discovered that the focus ring on the telephoto lens I was using is way too sensitive - very small adjustments resulted in big focus changes. Barely touching it would get image out of focus. I seemed to recall that my manual Minolta from years ago did not have this level of sensitivity for focus control - perhaps because that camera was designed to be focused by a human, not a computer controlled servo motor.
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