50x and 60x zoom cameras

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Alfred Molon, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. Alfred Molon

    sid Guest

    Yes, I think we probably have!
    That was just five mins in Digikam, only meant as an example. I didn't
    really expect it to be considered as a finished item, only having the jpeg
    is a limitation for decent PP. Unedited hdr is better in tree colour but
    lacks contrast. Is the vignette something you've added? Looks better
    without.
    That's more realistic than your initial hdr but still looks a little flat to
    me, and the clouds are too overexposed. But its hard to tell with such a
    small image. Looking at it further I wouldn't be surprised if the best image
    would come from your -1 exposure.
     
    sid, Jan 16, 2014
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  2. Alfred Molon

    Savageduck Guest

    The vignette is an unfortunate artifact of the 3 exposure HDR. A 5
    exposure bracket with a -2 to +2 range would have given a better
    result. That was one of my first explorations into HDR back in 2009.
    As I said, "not quite right."
    Better than some of the thumbnail sized things we have seen here from
    time to time. It was just there for comparison.
    I took a quick look at the -1 exposure in LR5 and got to this
    surprising result. Your proposal could well be right.
    < https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1295663/FileChute/screenshot_530.jpg >

    Here are the "-1" & fix along with the "0" & fix.
    < https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1295663/FileChute/screenshot_531.jpg >
     
    Savageduck, Jan 16, 2014
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  3. Alfred Molon

    sid Guest

    My first forays into that world were equally eye catching ;)

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wrpjpvoa9heykdz/8HqZmj6TPA

    Ah, that's much better.
     
    sid, Jan 16, 2014
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  4. Alfred Molon

    PeterN Guest

    Agreed. I think that the satisfaction from a photograph need only reside
    with the maker.
    We always can claim that with a longer/wider/faster, lens we might have
    a "better" image. But like all things in life we make compromises.
     
    PeterN, Jan 16, 2014
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  5. I guess I stepped on that a bit too much. ;-)

    I have added the HDR as it was generated via NIK HDR Efex
    (DSC1119_HDR_1-1), and the first edit of that (DSC1119_HDR_1-Edit-1) to
    the same DB folder.[/QUOTE]


    Now the real purist would admonish: "Go back when the light is right for
    foreground and b/g and reshoot".!
     
    John McWilliams, Jan 17, 2014
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  6. Ouch! What crispiness there! Did you add sharpening, or is it an
    artefact of working with a small jpeg?
     
    John McWilliams, Jan 17, 2014
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  7. Alfred Molon

    Savageduck Guest

    don't

    Now the real purist would admonish: "Go back when the light is right
    for foreground and b/g and reshoot".![/QUOTE]

    Sometimes tough to do when you are on the road on day 3 of a 4 day road
    trip. ;-)
    I try to get up to Yosemite at least once a year, but I don't always
    take the drive on 120 over Tioga Pass to the Eastern Sierras.
     
    Savageduck, Jan 17, 2014
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  8. Alfred Molon

    Alfred Molon Guest

    Just out of curiosity, how do you spend your time?
     
    Alfred Molon, Jan 17, 2014
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  9. Alfred Molon

    Savageduck Guest

    I take local road trips which include visits to a niece who lives in
    Huntington Beach, California, and some other friends who are found in
    various parts of the USA. Occasionally I throw in a little travel to
    parts a bit further afield, I have friends & family in the UK, Spain, &
    South Africa. My cousin has a son who is a doctor in NZ and that is a
    trip on my bucket list.

    I get to several air shows (Usually here in Paso Robles, Salinas, &
    Sacramento) and some motor sport events (Laguna Seca is a short drive
    from where I live) that includes some Concours events in San Luis
    Obispo, & Pebble Beach, and other local car shows.
    Then this area is very much the "Wine country" of the California
    Central Coast, so there are quite a few wine & food related events in
    this area.

    This whole region is one I am quite comfortable with, as it is very
    easy to get to places such as Big Sur, Yosemite, Kings Canyon-Sequoia
    National parks, Lake Tahoe, and Death Valley.

    Needless to say my camera is part of most of what I do, and tinkering
    with post processing goes with that.

    From time to time I get requests for advice and/or opinions from, still
    working colleagues who tap into my knowledge base.

    What I don't do is hang out in bars, and that might be why I haven't
    run into too many loose women lately. ;-)
     
    Savageduck, Jan 17, 2014
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  10. Same here. And my purist (not me!) was speaking hypothetically! :)

    Love Yosemite.
     
    John McWilliams, Jan 18, 2014
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  11. Alfred Molon

    Savageduck Guest

    Savageduck, Jan 18, 2014
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  12. Alfred Molon

    PeterN Guest

    That place is on my bucket list, as are most of the Western National Parks.
     
    PeterN, Jan 18, 2014
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  13. Alfred Molon

    Savageduck Guest

    Usually the Spring is the best time to visit if you want to see the
    waterfalls at their best. Late fall and early Winter are best to avoid
    crowds. Memorial Day to Labor Day is a traffic & accommodation
    nightmare.
    < http://www.yosemitepark.com >

    I am usually able to get into the Lodge in early May and/or November
    without too much trouble.
    < http://www.yosemitepark.com/yosemite-lodge.aspx >

    I don't use The Ahwahnee Hotel as it is way too up market for me and I
    am not trying to impress anybody, but you are more than welcome to dump
    $$$ there.
    < Ihttp://www.yosemitepark.com/the-ahwahnee.aspx >

    On my three and four day trips I usually spend one night outside the
    park at either the Narrow Gauge Inn or Tenaya Lodge at Fish Camp near
    the Southern entrance.
    < http://www.narrowgaugeinn.com >
    < http://www.tenayalodge.com >

    That gives me time to drive through from the Southern entrance to take
    in all that route has to offer. That gets me to the Valley and the
    lodge where I will spend 1 or 2 nights.

    If I take the drive over Tioga Pass to the Eastern Sierra I will either
    spend the night at Mammoth Lakes, or head up to Reno, or Lake Tahoe on
    395.

    Then there is Kings Canyon-Sequoia NP.
    < http://www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm >
    There I usually stay at the Wuksachi lodge, unless I have rented an RV,
    then I will park at the Lodgepole campground in Sequoia and/or one of
    the campgrounds in Kings Canyon at Cedar Grove.
    < http://www.visitsequoia.com/lodging.aspx >
     
    Savageduck, Jan 18, 2014
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  14. John McWilliams, Jan 18, 2014
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  15. Alfred Molon

    Eric Stevens Guest

    It depends on how large Savageduck intended to print it.
     
    Eric Stevens, Jan 18, 2014
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  16. My comment has to do with the small file we could see, not the full
    Monty prepped for printing.
     
    John McWilliams, Jan 19, 2014
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  17. Alfred Molon

    Tony Cooper Guest

    Speaking of Paddy Wagons and Black Marias and unknown origins of
    phrases, is "the full Monty" from:

    1. The extensive training drill required by Field Marshall Montgomery
    in WWII?

    2. The huge breakfasts eaten by Field Marshall Montgomery in WWII?

    3. A full suit - the demob suit - given to discharged British forces
    after WWII and designed by tailor Montague Burton, or,

    4. The whole pot in the card game Three-card Monte?
     
    Tony Cooper, Jan 19, 2014
    #57
  18. Excellent question, and I like that it's multiple choice! As a trick,
    you could add: "The movie of that name whereby folks show the whole
    enchilada, so to speak." Not to mix metaphors!
     
    John McWilliams, Jan 19, 2014
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