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Old Feb 28, 2010, 11:51 AM   #11
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vvcarpio - the common way of referring to aperture is "larger" and "smaller", referring to the actual opening of the lens. F4 has a larger opening than f9, so it would be larger and f9 smaller. It's very counter-intuitive when you look at the numbers, but makes sense from a physical point of view.
Thanks, mtngal, for taking the time to explain aperture! After you mention it, I now remember reading some time or other what you said about "larger" or "smaller" as opposed to my "higher" or "lower", but it didn't stick. Maybe it's because like you say, it's counter-intuitive. I think after today, it will finally stick .
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 12:27 PM   #12
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If anything, the waves on the left were even brighter.
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 12:32 PM   #13
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i agree with Mtgal on this one that both shots have merit, the subtle hints of sun on the pier in the middle exposure is quite appealing, though i think to make the most a tighter crop on this would be nice, however since that was not the goal of the image i will just stop lol.

i really like the sky in the HDR, just feel the foreground water could be a tad darker, i find it competing with the pier and sky, or maybe a slight crop off the bottom. i figure i am probably in the minority in thinking this based on the other comments, but thats ok.
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 12:39 PM   #14
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Well, one thing for sure, this photo which is really great, by itself... it really shows that it really takes a lot of effort in taking/making a good photo... I think that is part of the fun of photography. And it is great how one photo can generate discussions, various viewpoints, whilst some learning goes on at the same time.

Again, nice picture Walter... really glad you shared it.

Hope to see more... and keep your eyes pealed and camera ready if you come across any 1957 era cars

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Chato will have to work with about 37 layers to get this one.
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 2:17 PM   #16
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im not saying the waves are ruining the picture as they dont at all i was just voicing my opinion / tastes thats all , as for the pier the first building as a 3d feel to it
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 3:09 PM   #17
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Chato will have to work with about 37 layers to get this one.
The question was, "Chato, can you do this?"

And the answer is, of course I can. All I need to do is take the time to use either a dedicated HDR program, or yes, the layers menu of Photoshop. Either way, it's "HDR," a useful processing technique, although personally, I am not into turning night into day or day into night.

Part of my objections to the over use of this technique is that it prevents people from taking advantage of a piece of hardware that is not a computer - It's called your camera.

So I in turn ask Walter if he can do the following. If he can't, then he is not learning how to use that MOST important tool of photography - His camera.









And another question I would ask Walter. Does he think, that oh so very useful technique of HDR, will improve the above images?

Ahh, and here's my take of his, err, night scene...





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what ??? ^^^ you missed the cuckoo shot chato im sure walter as myself are capable of taking bird pictures LOL i personally have posted a few in the past
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what ??? ^^^ you missed the cuckoo shot chato im sure walter as myself are capable of taking bird pictures LOL i personally have posted a few in the past
He heh heh...

These are examples of wide dynamic range photographs. Sorry about them being of birds...

(I have about 4,000 bird shots stashed away on my Web site - You want me to woik?

And I also asked if an HDR program is going to improve them...

Will it improve this shot?



or this?



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He heh heh...

These are examples of wide dynamic range photographs. Sorry about them being of birds...

And I also asked if an HDR program is going to improve them...

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WELL :lala: i would say yes in some a LDR would on a single shot

EDIT : THIS WAS POSTED REGARDING THE OTHER IMAGES POSTED
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