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Discussion in 'Creative Pursuits' started by HAB, May 26, 2014.

  1. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Got my first DSLR a while back, and been having a bit of a play. Any and all feedback welcome.







     

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  2. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I like #1 - very nicely done.

    #2 is one of those places where the location looks great for some interesting wave/rock shots, but probably only comes alive at sunrise or sunset - I think the light is too harsh there, causing bright white highlights and dark shadows.

    Go back there around 5am and take some long exposures - I think you'll get some great results.
     
  3. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Thanks. #2 is in Sydney though, so forgive me for not rushing out to try it again. :D

    The waves crash in there pretty hard though, the water's anything but calm. I'd be concerned about a long exposure shot ending up as a blurry mess. Thoughts?
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    That's part of the beauty of the long exposures at the evening hours.

    I guess it depends on what you're trying to capture. Long exposures at the edge of the light create a super smooth look to the water. A 10-20 second exposure can be pretty cool because the water ends up having no discernible waves, just a smooth texture.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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  6. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I'll have a go.
     
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    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    If you have to shoot in the middle of the day, you should get a circular polarizer. The blues in the sky will really pop. It will also make the clouds more dramatic.
     
  8. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Thanks. Any recommendations for a circular polarizer, or will whatever cheap one do?


    Took this yesterday.


     
  9. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Any cheap one will do.

    I like the first shot in the first post. If forced to nitpick I'd straighten that horizon and bump up the blacks so that the shadows have just a wee bit of detail.
     
  10. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    I would spend the money on a decent polarizer. Most people can't see a difference in quality, but I can. I personally use Hoya polarizers. Get them at B&H. Don't waste your money on a UV filter. They were good for film, but useless for digital.
     
  11. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    View from the top of Mt Pilchuck.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    no pics of the lookout?
     
  13. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Got a couple, just haven't gone through them all yet.
     
  14. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    For stevew...

     
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    stevew unique white person

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    coolio.

    washington state has some of the most scenic lookout locations.

    check out green mountain lookout.
     
  16. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I'll give that one a go.

    Picture is now not phone sized...
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    wait until the summer....let all that white sh!t melt.
     
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    Adventurous Starshine Bro

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    Definitely digging this one. Looks really friggin cool. :thumb:
     
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    dhmike Turbo Monkey

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  20. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Lake Blanca last weekend.
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    stevew unique white person

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    ^

    ridgeback?
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Vizsla
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    The framing makes me want to look down. Here's my edit.

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  27. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I kinda like the crop, but I like the lower saturation and contrast of the original better.
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Another from the same hike
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    anytime i try to hike my lungs say fuck off.

    probably over the bbq limit.
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Nick My name is Nick

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    ^^^^^ massive.
    Love it. :thumb:
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    motherfucker.....
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    stevew unique white person

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    ^
    where?
     
  38. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Mt Dickerman
     
  39. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    that's what she said...

    nice shots.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Did you find trailhead to Mt Dickerman?