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#121 michael.jenkin

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:31 AM

Normally I'm not a fan of too much hdr, but they work well with the cars. I like. The colour of the sheet metal really pops :)


I agree about HDR. These images are very heavy or Extreme HDR. As the items are metal with reflections, it makes them look awesome.
I normally only take HDR if there are heavy storm clouds and I want the impact look of the shades of black and grey.

Still, the huge and varried number of ways of taking photos is what keeps it interesting.
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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:15 PM

So I have been busy taking photos and not posting. Looking back, here are some favorites.

Fire Wool spinning

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Retro

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Tribute to Anzac's

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A trip to the beach
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My tribute to Orion's great nebula
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And stars

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 10:49 PM

i reckon the last one would be ever better if you make the wb more blue :P

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 11:47 PM

i reckon the last one would be ever better if you make the wb more blue :P


I did play with that last one a lot :)

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 10:37 PM

Tried to capture the Occultation of Saturn by the Moon.
Very hard at 1600mm and manual focus

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 12:49 PM

1600mm??? how many teleconverters did you stack lol

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:43 PM

1600mm??? how many teleconverters did you stack lol


Too many :)

Actually, just the one. The lens was an 800mm Reflex lens F11, manual focus.
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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:35 AM

Love the clarity of those steel wool shots, and how you're framed in the centre of them. I also like the shot of the bubbles on the previous page too, would like to see that in B&W :)

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 08:26 PM

Love the clarity of those steel wool shots, and how you're framed in the centre of them. I also like the shot of the bubbles on the previous page too, would like to see that in B&W :)


Thanks. This was my first outing with steel wool. I saw some people whom tried it (on Youtube) and burnt themselves, just before I went and tried it. I was a little nervious.
In the end it was so much fun I kept trying new things and my wife even came out to watch. She is never interested in my hobby.

The framing was actually hard. Where I did this was pitch black. It was 70 kms from the nearest large city. Very little light polution. I pointed a torch at a stick to get focus.
Then I clicked the shutter on a 10 second time delay whilst I tried in the dark to find myway to the water line. When my shoes were wet, I knew I was there.
Shutter open on bulb after the 10 seconds so I had to light and spin very quickly. When it all died, I had to find my back to the camera and release the shutter.

Finding myself in the center of the photo was a pleasent surprise.
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Posted 22 September 2014 - 09:31 AM

I wanted to take my daughter out on a day with difference. We went to the color run in Adelaide.
I had every intention of wrapping my camera in plastic protecting coverings but in the end, I left the camera naked and it managed to stay clean.
Here are some of my favourite shots.

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 10:10 AM

Really love that first shot. Whilst it would have been nice to get some more of the kid in the frame, it makes an engaging photo nonetheless - I like the mixture of complementary colours, and the dynamic created by the two different directions each figure is facing.



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Posted 22 September 2014 - 11:55 AM

Thanks. I have to agree about the kid being cropped out. On the day, it was really hard to keep clean and also avoid all the other people blocking the shot. It was a really busy day. Here is another of the same people but not as appealing.

 

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 06:34 PM

Then I see this post .... http://www.lensrenta...ater#more-13806

 

hmmmm


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Posted 23 September 2014 - 06:06 PM

Fascinating read, thanks for posting that. And, er...yeah, maybe get someone like Camera Clinic to check over your gear? Hope there's no significant damage :S

 

BTW I don't mind that second shot, their faces are a little more engaging in the first frame but the second shot is better composed, and there's still that link of red against blue. It is a little too contrasty though. Did you shoot RAW? I'd bring the shadows up a bit.



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Posted 23 September 2014 - 09:25 PM

Thankfully I have used my camera and lens elsewhere and can't see any problems. no obvious dust on the body or lens. None when looking through the glass.

I did stand with the wind coming from behind and was a distance from the dust. I would be more cautious next time :) (or not do this event at all).

There would be loads of camera phones that are now stuffed:)

 

Yes, I shot in Raw. thanks for the idea, and feedback.


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Posted 24 September 2014 - 08:33 AM

I'd be looking at grabbing one of those weather bags. As the comments in that blog show, an underwater housing might work, but given their cost, and the damage caused to the gear, it may not necessarily be a cost effective solution.



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Posted 24 September 2014 - 05:19 PM

Nice shots, and bad news about the dust issues, Hope your get isn't too bad.

 

Might be one of those events in future to limit photos to using a cheap compact or underwater compact - given you can buy an 'ok' P&S second hand for less than the service cost on a single lens.


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 07:31 PM

I have been flat out working... not posting photos. missed you guys. I have however been perfecting my light painting orb spinning rig and firewool spinning technique.

 

So here are some links to what I am up to and some images

 

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https://www.youtube....h?v=e9xhhs5qg6w

 

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