An Evening With the D700...

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I had an opportunity to capture some twilight images with my D700 last night. I used the 24-70 for the wide angle shots and the 300 2.8 for the close-ups. As always, comments are welcomed and appreciated:

#1: Cal-Sag Channel
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#2: Fire Cloud
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#3: Pink & Blue Swirl
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#4: Big Sky
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#5: A Touch of Clouds
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#6: Three in a Tree
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Thanks again for looking...
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Wonderful shots Glenn,

When comparing to #4 the HDR effect of #1 becomes more obvious.
 
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Wonderful shots Glenn,

When comparing to #4 the HDR effect of #1 becomes more obvious.
Thanks Luis...

I tried unsuccessfully to make #4 a HDR image. For some reason, I was unable to keep my three images lined up for that shot--despite having the camera securely mounted on a tripod and using the mirror-up with cable release!

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Crooked horizon on the 1st and the 4th.
Thanks for your comment.

I'm just not seeing it, though. I applied the straightening tool to the horizon line during post processing. The horizon is not easy to detect in these photos, but I did apply the line to the visible horizon at the far side of the channel.

Am I missing something?

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Glenn,

in case you shot in RAW, since you used base ISO and the excellent dyanmic range of the D700 you might want to try getting the HDR directly from RAW. I've used Photomatix Pro with a single RAW file quite succesfully...


Nick,
Shots #1 and #4 look leveled on my monitor.
 
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No... not at all... I just think it is stunning! I've seen some HDRs that while cool were over baked a bit. I had to ask if yours was an HDR! :biggrin:

About the horizon appearing a bit low on the left... it might be an optical illusion because of the sweep of the clouds as well as your position relative to the mid-line of the channel.

I would think that in such a case you could tip her to the right to get around that... if you felt it was necessary.
 
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Glenn,

in case you shot in RAW, since you used base ISO and the excellent dyanmic range of the D700 you might want to try getting the HDR directly from RAW. I've used Photomatix Pro with a single RAW file quite succesfully...


Nick,
Shots #1 and #4 look leveled on my monitor.
Nick,

Thanks for the idea! I hadn't even considered using one image--and I did shoot everything in RAW.

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No... not at all... I just think it is stunning! I've seen some HDRs that while cool were over baked a bit. I had to ask if yours was an HDR! :biggrin:

About the horizon appearing a bit low on the left... it might be an optical illusion because of the sweep of the clouds as well as your position relative to the mid-line of the channel.

I would think that in such a case you could tip her to the right to get around that... if you felt it was necessary.
Thanks Ron...

I try to avoid those cartoonish looking HDR images. But, it's hard not to take those over the top when processing them in Photomatix.

Thanks again,
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Just a tip as far as the horizon goes.

There's a level in the camera :biggrin:
Cos there's so many options in the camera I can't tell your where it's buried but there is one there. I'm yet to see how acurate it is but it at least should get you close.

As far as my opinion is concerned I can't tell you if it's level or not considering that you have so little horizon actually in view (the end of the water) and the clouds are on a funny angle it could just be illusion.
 
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Just a tip as far as the horizon goes.

There's a level in the camera :biggrin:
Cos there's so many options in the camera I can't tell your where it's buried but there is one there. I'm yet to see how acurate it is but it at least should get you close.

As far as my opinion is concerned I can't tell you if it's level or not considering that you have so little horizon actually in view (the end of the water) and the clouds are on a funny angle it could just be illusion.
:biggrin:

I'm thinking it's an illusion.

Glenn
 
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