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Re: OT: Keyboard Corner Photography Thread [Re: Synthoid] #2559474 01/08/14 02:27 PM
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wow, would you look at the beautiful legs on that hammond?


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Re: OT: Keyboard Corner Photography Thread [Re: Delaware Dave] #2559526 01/08/14 05:46 PM
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Awesome thread idea, Mike ! And some great shots, so far: RichieP....., "Vanishing Point" resonates for me. Then there is RedKey's shot of Grace Potter; definitely GAS of a different form there wink

A few years back, I was checking out Bill Payne's website; In addition to having a very cool bio statement, his gallery of photo work was quite impressive. Would be fun to have him around here grin

I'll have to post a couple of shots... I've done photography - off and on - since 1973. Had a Rollei range finder camera in the 70's; but often ended up borrowing a friend's Nikon (he had several at the time, and still has some very cool gear). We used to shoot a lot of black and white, and I first learned darkroom techniques from him. My friend did some great special effects stuff, at the time.

I picked up a Nikon D3200 this past summer. Have had some fun with that, getting my feet wet again - after years of cell phone based photos. Am currently in the market for a telephoto lens for it; so if anyone has suggestions, I'm all ears.


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Re: OT: Keyboard Corner Photography Thread [Re: allan_evett] #2559544 01/08/14 06:29 PM
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Interesting subject also to compare photographs with sound synthesis. I'm not exactly fresh to making still and moving images, so probably it isn't honest to call it a total hobby (though I currently make no money with it), but it interest me to have been able to make a number of decent images with not so expensive equipment, though not specific photo cameras, my interest has mainly been in making high definition video into something with film-like quality.

This is from actual Kodak Gold 200


A Paris snapshot with a digital video cam:


A Hewlett Packard cam, when 5 megapixel was pretty cool (John Scofield quartet):


Aren't beach performances fun (same cam)


Dr John! (same cam)


This is partially Real (early HD video cam) and partially Virtual photography ("the beast" is my own Computer Graphics):


A processed capture from HD video:


Idem:


Idem


More "picture" idea (though not as detailed as some of the above examples):


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Re: OT: Keyboard Corner Photography Thread [Re: Theo Verelst] #2559555 01/08/14 06:49 PM
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I only have a point-and-shoot, but I really enjoy
taking pictures at the local theme parks..
especially on the safari at Animal Kingdom.
I would love a DSLR for the shows.. some of the
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Re: OT: Keyboard Corner Photography Thread [Re: DulceLabs.com] #2559560 01/08/14 06:57 PM
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The glorious summer Milky Way as seen up at 11,000 ft./3350m in elevation in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California


A long exposure star trails photo of Joshua Tree National Park, California


Long exposure star trails photo at Trona Pinnacles in California. This won the LA Times Travel Photo Contest of the year for 2013, and was featured in the LA Times Travel section. This was particularly special for me because I have been marveling at photos in the Travel Section of the LA Times since I was a little kid, wanting to go to all these exotic places, and thinking about how amazing the photos looked.


Shanti Stupa in the Himalayas, India during my summer trip.

As you can tell, I have really gotten into night sky photography, so I do this quite a bit. I've got lots of daylight photos as well. Maybe later. I just figured this would be fun because night sky photos are a little more unusual.

The above four photos were taken with a Nikon D7000 DSLR (a good quality semi-pro camera with a cropped sensor) and a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 wide angle lens.


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The first of my daylight shots. grin

Taken with a Nikon D50 DSLR, a modest beginner semi-pro DSLR that was 6.1MP, and a Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens.

Re: OT: Keyboard Corner Photography Thread [Re: Mike Martin] #2559565 01/08/14 07:05 PM
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Great thread. Please please please briefly, at least, describe the camera used if you have omitted the information.

It is amazing what some cell phone cameras achieve.

It seems like it is relatively simple to capture stage lighting that is sharp and colorful.

Thank you!

Re: OT: Keyboard Corner Photography Thread [Re: Phloid] #2559569 01/08/14 07:08 PM
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Great thread. Please please please briefly, at least, describe the camera used if you have omitted the information.


+1

Also, please keep maximum picture width at 1024 pixels.

Re: OT: Keyboard Corner Photography Thread [Re: DulceLabs.com] #2559574 01/08/14 07:12 PM
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Sunrise over Double Island, just north of Cairns.
Nikon D90, Nikon 18-105VR



Jabaru.
Nikon D90, Nikon 70-300VR



Dragonfly.
Nikon D70s, Nikon 70-300G



And a couple of not strictly photos.

Egret Waterfall. - Composite of 3 photos.
Nikon D70, Nikon 18-70 and 70-300G



Painted Lulu.
Nikon D90, Nikon 18-105VR






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Re: OT: Keyboard Corner Photography Thread [Re: Delaware Dave] #2559576 01/08/14 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted By: Delaware Dave
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wow, would you look at the beautiful legs on that hammond?


There is a Hammond in that photo??

Re: OT: Keyboard Corner Photography Thread [Re: KenElevenShadows] #2559578 01/08/14 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted By: KenElevenShadows

A long exposure star trails photo of Joshua Tree National Park, California


All amazing photos. I haven't done any star trail photos since I moved to digital. I've just added it to my list of things to do. smile


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Re: OT: Keyboard Corner Photography Thread [Re: Lone Stranger] #2559579 01/08/14 07:28 PM
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Maple leaves by wjw0608, on Flickr

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Re: OT: Keyboard Corner Photography Thread [Re: wjwilcox] #2559580 01/08/14 07:32 PM
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Who'd of thought musicians would be so creative!


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Who'd of thought musicians would be so creative!

Art, schmart. How does the piano sound?

Re: OT: Keyboard Corner Photography Thread [Re: Mike Warren] #2559584 01/08/14 07:37 PM
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A long exposure star trails photo of Joshua Tree National Park, California


All amazing photos. I haven't done any star trail photos since I moved to digital. I've just added it to my list of things to do. smile

+1. I'll borrow anyone's good ideas.

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Originally Posted By: Mike Martin
Also, please keep maximum picture width at 1024 pixels.

I was just about to suggest this!

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A long exposure star trails photo of Joshua Tree National Park, California


All amazing photos. I haven't done any star trail photos since I moved to digital. I've just added it to my list of things to do. smile

+1. I'll borrow anyone's good ideas.

Ken, care to elaborate on your process for star trails? I tried to do some when I was at the Grand Canyon in November, but I didn't have the proper clothing (it was about 10 degrees F) so I gave up before getting anywhere close to an actual result. laugh

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Gaaah! I was reuploading some photos that I lost in a recent server crash, and a bunch of them are coming up half black. This is an issue I've had with Aperture 2 recently. I know the photo data is all there, but sometimes Aperture isn't showing it and won't until I force it to. If I knew the current version of Aperture would fix this, I'd upgrade, but I'm not sure it isn't just some database corruption problem where I need it to rebuild each project. Otherwise Aperture 2 is fine for my needs at the moment.

Maybe tomorrow. frown

P.S. More great photos! Mine are gonna look stupit by comparison. grin

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Excellent pics!

KenElevenShadows -- those amazing pics require so much patience (and love of camping)! I don't have that. LOL.


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I am using a Nikon D7000 DSLR, which is considered a good quality semi-pro quality camera cropped sensor with a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens for the first four night sky photos.

The "G3 Guitar Gods" photo is a Nikon D50 6.1MP DSLR, which was even back in the day a modest beginner semi-pro camera, with a Nikkor 18-200mm VR f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens.

I included the lens along with the camera because I believe the lens makes much more of a difference than the camera.

Re: OT: Keyboard Corner Photography Thread [Re: RichieP_MechE] #2559626 01/08/14 10:57 PM
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Also, please keep maximum picture width at 1024 pixels.

I was just about to suggest this!

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A long exposure star trails photo of Joshua Tree National Park, California


All amazing photos. I haven't done any star trail photos since I moved to digital. I've just added it to my list of things to do. smile

+1. I'll borrow anyone's good ideas.

Ken, care to elaborate on your process for star trails? I tried to do some when I was at the Grand Canyon in November, but I didn't have the proper clothing (it was about 10 degrees F) so I gave up before getting anywhere close to an actual result. laugh [/quote]

This is my process for star trails:
http://kenleephotography.wordpress.com/2...g-in-photoshop/

If you like the tutorial or have any questions, please ask in the comments section below, thanks.

I love doing star trails photos!!!!!!!!! I love being able to show the movement of the stars through a single image, something we don't always think about or are not aware of.

10 degrees F is pretty cold, so you would definitely need to dress very warmly for that!!

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A long exposure star trails photo of Joshua Tree National Park, California


All amazing photos. I haven't done any star trail photos since I moved to digital. I've just added it to my list of things to do. smile

+1. I'll borrow anyone's good ideas.


I really like your images a lot! And yeah, star trails are a LOT of fun to shoot. I stack most of mine, including the ones that I showed on the previous page, but not all.

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Originally Posted By: Jazzwee
Excellent pics!

KenElevenShadows -- those amazing pics require so much patience (and love of camping)! I don't have that. LOL.


I guess it depends on how you look at it, but the star trails in particular do require a lot of work because I "stack" them "by hand", although there are some very capable stacking programs out there, which I use from time to time. I use StarStax occasionally, and will stack them in there, and if it doesn't look like how I want, then I'll do it "by hand".

Stacking is something that was developed by astrophotographers to minimize noise, but it works for night sky photographers as well, and is a great technique to use. They do look a bit different from star trails that are taken through a single exposure, with either one looking pretty great potentially. Just a question of how you want to go creating an image.

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Excellent pics!

KenElevenShadows -- those amazing pics require so much patience (and love of camping)! I don't have that. LOL.


I guess it depends on how you look at it, but the star trails in particular do require a lot of work because I "stack" them "by hand", although there are some very capable stacking programs out there, which I use from time to time. I use StarStax occasionally, and will stack them in there, and if it doesn't look like how I want, then I'll do it "by hand".

Stacking is something that was developed by astrophotographers to minimize noise, but it works for night sky photographers as well, and is a great technique to use. They do look a bit different from star trails that are taken through a single exposure, with either one looking pretty great potentially. Just a question of how you want to go creating an image.


I've read descriptions of the single exposure technique but I had no idea that you stacked them. That sounds like you get more control than from the trial and error of a single exposure. Very impressive! This stuff is beyond my pay grade smile


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I've read descriptions of the single exposure technique but I had no idea that you stacked them. That sounds like you get more control than from the trial and error of a single exposure. Very impressive! This stuff is beyond my pay grade smile


It takes a little doing, but it's not that complicated. Especially if you read my tutorial, which is extremely detailed and assumes that someone barely knows how to operate Photoshop, or one uses StarStax. You basically set your camera to shoot at set intervals so the amount of the exposure amount is consistent from image to image, then import them all in Photoshop, change the Blend Amount from "Normal" to "Lighten", and bang, you've just stacked photos.

There are some advantages, including reducing noise and being able to edit or clone out "mistakes" in light painting, errant headlights or flashlights, or airplanes, making it easier, and in most cases, more effective, than through a single exposure. But I don't want to denigrate single exposures, which I also love doing. They're just different ways with different feels. Just like sometimes you want a beautiful analog synth sound, and other times, you want a gorgeous Rhodes electric.

And while I do like camping, a lot of times, I don't camp. I just cruise around at night and take photos, sometimes not even straying very far from the car.

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So how much time is taken to capture all the shots for the complete circle? Isn't that most of the night?


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Originally Posted By: KenElevenShadows
This is my process for star trails:
http://kenleephotography.wordpress.com/2...g-in-photoshop/

If you like the tutorial or have any questions, please ask in the comments section below, thanks.

I love doing star trails photos!!!!!!!!! I love being able to show the movement of the stars through a single image, something we don't always think about or are not aware of.

10 degrees F is pretty cold, so you would definitely need to dress very warmly for that!!

Excellent tutorial, Ken! I was not aware of the stacking technique.

Yes, it was very cold, even though I had thermal underwear on! Next time I'll visit in the summer laugh

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So how much time is taken to capture all the shots for the complete circle? Isn't that most of the night?


It can be, but I don't really like doing that all night for several reasons.

I like the way shorter star trails look. I don't want to tie up my camera for one shot all night. I don't want to stay out all night, particularly when it's freezing cold. And full circles sometimes dominate the image a little too much for my liking.

I really like other people's full star trails photos, but for me, showing a good movement for 50 minutes or less is enough.

My star trails photos are rarely over 50 minutes, and the image with the colored clouds is just 21 minutes (stars that are farther away from the North Star trail longer because they are moving more relative to our camera).

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