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DEADLINE: FRIDAY 14 May 2010

 

Week 50 of our weekly event.

 

These fine folk posted in previous weeks:

 

- 12345

- Antraman

- Athiril

- Caelum

- Chancellor

- CokeMan

- eat_the_flag

- gabber

- Genisis X

- h3viw8

- hectorbustnuts

- Hoonbernator

- index680i

- jake.f

- JediKnight

- Mac Dude

- Malkieri

- mecon2

- michael.jenkin

- motiv

- Oomph

- orinjuse

- Red_Knight

- seehund

- segger

- simpletest/MandoTiM

- slimdog360

- sora3

- SquallStrife

- stadl

- stash

- Takoma

- The Tick

- thesorehead

- TinBane

- unclebigdave

- .:Cyb3rGlitch:.

- _sentinel

 

* = This week's submission posted!

 

New posters this week:

 

The idea is to get us to get out there and take photos, so nothing from your archive.

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The G series is a wonderful camera.

 

perhaps place a solid colour background such as ash black, and some diffused back lighting to eliminate some of the shadow that the front ram fins make. Not all but some.

All in all still a great photo.

Edited by battlefield_gir

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I suck at post processing, but this is one of my favorite shots from last Friday. No, that is not a cloud.

Taken at around 1:00AM on a damn cold and dark night close to Lithgow.

 

It didn't turn out tooooo bad considering it's a single image. Stacking comes next.

 

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20 second exposure @ F/2.8.

17mm focal length

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Wow. Impressive photo Chancellor. Looks very cool. And that's some sexy RAM line up you made there Frunj :)

 

My new p&s replacement came in the mail on Monday (finally)...

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Got lucky with the timing and caught a butterfly leaving the cocoon.

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And a pic from the S90. I'm very impressed with the IQ this tiny thing is capable of.

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Nice work Chancellor,

 

I might as well post my one too.

 

Cheers

Rob

 

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Maybe we should switch to a Photo-a-month system?

 

Seems to be a lull in the enthusiasm at the moment.

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Maybe we should switch to a Photo-a-month system?

 

Seems to be a lull in the enthusiasm at the moment.

Noooo, I'm just getting into it!

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How about just one big thread for Atomicians pics? No rules on limit or theme (using common sense of course), as long as they're not from your archive.

 

I was wondering what happens after week 52? Just start the next week back as week 1?

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the usual autumn theme...

 

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larger file than I would have liked but any smaller and the JPG artifacts just tok over and the original is much 'crisper'

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I agree but all I did to it was a minor increase in sharpness, made it one third the size (width and height) and then converted to JPG at what is normally a reasonable compression rate (ie 8). The original was a factor of 3 pixels larger in both directions so the division by 3 should have been ok. I'll post the original as a JPEG but less-compressed - WARNING - download hog, file will be 4Mb in size. Oh, had to reduce bit depth to convert to JPEG of course.

 

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Wow, yeah, sharpness slider destroyed that image and then some.

 

Lightroom should be able to easily fix the purple CA around the highlight areas up top. That and some noise removal, and it's actually not a bad snap!

 

Adjusted black levels, removed luma noise, nudged up saturation:

 

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Wow, yeah, sharpness slider destroyed that image and then some.

 

Lightroom should be able to easily fix the purple CA around the highlight areas up top. That and some noise removal, and it's actually not a bad snap!

 

Adjusted black levels, removed luma noise, nudged up saturation:

Yeah, looks much better, definitely need some practise in PS on the PC! Just too many other things to do...

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Wow, yeah, sharpness slider destroyed that image and then some.

 

Lightroom should be able to easily fix the purple CA around the highlight areas up top. That and some noise removal, and it's actually not a bad snap!

 

Adjusted black levels, removed luma noise, nudged up saturation:

thanks, learnt something already by going back into PS and hunting around. Do definitely need to spend more time in it...

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I suck at post processing, but this is one of my favorite shots from last Friday. No, that is not a cloud.

Taken at around 1:00AM on a damn cold and dark night close to Lithgow.

 

It didn't turn out tooooo bad considering it's a single image. Stacking comes next.

 

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20 second exposure @ F/2.8.

17mm focal length

 

Didnt turn out too bad?? Are you kidding me? That came out great mate! Tell me, were you using just a tripod? No equatorial mount or anything? I mean, Wow dude. Thats a great picture man. Maybe im doing something wrong wiht my exposures.

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Heh, thanks. I am still not too happy with the red spots all over the place but that comes from the high ISO.

 

That image was just on a tripod, no equatorial mount, no tracking. They will be coming one day but for now its just a tripod.

 

Now to wait for the next new moon and hope for another run of clear nights.

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