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wow...that first one of the recent batch reminds me of Stargate for some reason. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw it...lol

Yea, I can see that. It looks like something from a fantasy/sci-fi flick. Truly awesome!

 

Anywho heres some from the Yi Peng festival in Chang Mai:

 

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1/30 @ f/8.0 ISO 2000

 

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1/30 @ f/8.0 ISO 6400

 

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1.0 @ f/9.0 ISO 1250

 

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1.0 @ f/9.0 ISO 1250

 

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1/30 @ f/4.0 ISO 800

 

And this one I'm especially proud of as I kind of crashed a wedding reception to get the view:

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There's a few more over at cachristie.net

 

Peace.

 

-X

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wow...that first one of the recent batch reminds me of Stargate for some reason. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw it...lol

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1.0 @ f/9.0 ISO 1250

 

That was a mighty dazzling shot of beauty.

 

I could wank to that.

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That was a mighty dazzling shot of beauty.

 

I could wank to that.

Well I suppose that's about the best compliment you can get...

 

Anywho, I accidently deleted all of my processed shots from Phimai today which means I have to go and get the raw files of the camera and start all over again which pisses me off juuuuuuust a little bit. So here's a crappy timelapse and some lessons learnt:

 

Best viewed in 'HD' (HD being far less than the original 21.1mp it was shot at)

 

The workflow for this was as follows:

Shoot (RAW, f/9.0 ISO 100, 1 exposure every 5 seconds)

In Lightroom 3.5

Crop and rotate to 16:9

Contrast and colour adjustments

Export to 1920 pixels wide and add watermark

In Photoshop

Custom Batch action ->High Pass Filter overlay (Pretty good sharpening technique this)

In Lightworks

Straight up Import -> Export

 

Now let me extol some things I have learned from doing a couple of timelapses.

 

Firstly: Use a long shutterspeed. I think about a second and above works best. That video is shot at something like 1/150 which is why you can see the trees flicker and the flickering of birds in individual frames. The people would still ruin it so I recommend adding a high powered paintball gun to your kit to discourage that kind of thing.

 

Secondly: shoot RAW. I have gotten much better results with RAW than with Jpegs. That video was originally about 15GB worth of images (591 21.1MP images to be precise.)

 

Thirdly: Those fantastic 'sunset' scenes are much easier in the hour preceding sunset, not the hour of sunset where the light changes by about a million stops in half an hour. This video was shot between 4pm and 4:45pm. Sunset is about 6 here.

 

Fourthly: Lightworks is a pretty fantastic free program to compile your movie. Good UI, easy to get the hang of.

 

I'd love to do more of this but last month I lost the handle to my tripod and had to send it home :(

 

Thoughts? Opinions? Comments? Sexual favours?

 

Cheers guys!

 

-X

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and sorry about your tripod :(

So am I. *sigh* So am I.

 

I'll get another handle for it when I get home so It's really not too bad. In the mean time a rock and a pair of sunglasses will have to do. ;)

 

-X

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Angkor Wat. It's big. Really big.

 

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EOS 5dII, EF 24-105mmL@24mm f/7.1 HDR Panorama consisting of 9 images.

 

-X

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nice one gen, doesn't look like you are coming back any time soon aye lol

Nope. Not till february 29th. And then only because my brother is getting married ;)

 

-X

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Here's a couple from Kampot:

 

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The Finnish. Because they're from Finland. Get it? (close robzy)

 

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The road to bokor hill.

 

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Dao Phu Quoc, Vietnam. As seen from Cambodia.

 

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An old door.

 

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Kep.

 

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Moar Kep. This one I should have done with more source images (I only took 2 for this one) as it's only 10MP now. :(

 

 

 

And there's more information and a couple more shots here:

http://cachristie.net

 

Peace!

 

-X

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Wow on that old door. That is really awesome.

 

The blue shot oif Dao Phu Quoc is also very nice.

 

The others, I think you're overdoing it a bit with the HDR...

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Hmm, OK...what are you doing to give them an HDR look then? Adding fill light? I am referri g to mainly the jetty one...is that an effect of the panorarama software then...?

 

They're not HDR. But point noted all the same ;)

 

Thanks for the C&C.

 

-X

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Hmm, OK...what are you doing to give them an HDR look then? Adding fill light? I am referri g to mainly the jetty one...is that an effect of the panorarama software then...?

 

They're not HDR. But point noted all the same ;)

 

Thanks for the C&C.

 

-X

at a guess, saturation, and curves?

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Hmm, OK...what are you doing to give them an HDR look then? Adding fill light? I am referri g to mainly the jetty one...is that an effect of the panorarama software then...?

 

They're not HDR. But point noted all the same ;)

 

Thanks for the C&C.

 

-X

at a guess, saturation, and curves?

 

Topaz photoshop plugins, photoshop overlays, and a few sharpening techniques.

 

-X

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Here's a few from my favourite place in the universe! Koh Rong, Cambodia.

 

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And one of my favourite shots of the entire trip so far:

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I spent new years and xmas there. It was good. Tales of shenanigans can be found here: http://cachristie.net/archives/489

 

C&C more than welcome.

 

-X

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That last one is brilliant. Great composition...and the subject really seems to match the aspect ratio of the shot - the eye gets drawn out to the left into the distance but back in again to the basket....

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That last one is brilliant. Great composition...and the subject really seems to match the aspect ratio of the shot - the eye gets drawn out to the left into the distance but back in again to the basket....

Thanks Antraman! I had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted when I shot that one and it turned out exactly the way I wanted it (which is a rare enough phenomonon for me!). Had some trouble stitching it together, though. Hugin just wouldn't do it and photoshop fucked up the perspective of the entire right third of the image. I ended up going with photoshop and then warping the image back to the correct plane. On a netbook that is clearly not designed for photo manipulation.

 

It's a pretty damn magical place, that island.

 

-X

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Here's some shots of Bangkok:

 

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Taken with my signature point and hope without looking technique. ;)

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I deliberately kept the jaunty angle on this one. I like it better crooked than I do straight. What do you guys reckon?

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Damn trees being in the way all the time...

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And the same shot everyone gets of the reclining Bhudda.

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I also took a 191.1 megapixel panorama of one of the murals in the grand palace. You can have a look at the small version here. It's 15.5MB.

 

Peace!

 

-X

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