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Old Aug 14, 2013, 8:49 AM   #1
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Default A scene from our campsite.

Out camping this week.

I tried to capture the sunset. Ended up forgetting I had the ND filter in.

But ended up liking this one with high contrast.


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Old Aug 14, 2013, 8:57 AM   #2
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Love it. With so much HDR nowadays, it's nice to see a photo with actual contrast.
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Beautiful scene beautifully captured. The moon, the colours, everything about this shot is wonderful.

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I sure like it!
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Thanks everyone for the comments. Greatly appreciated!

A couple nights after trying to take sunset shots with the ND filter in, I decided to actually give it a go with the ND filter out. [grin]

Here's my attempt . . . [I put it through the basic parameters adj filter and cranked everything up. I think I overdid the hue adjust. Oh, well . . .]


Sunset w/o ND filter. by tacticdesigns, on Flickr

And a day or two later?


Algonquin by tacticdesigns, on Flickr

This one I convert to B&W in camera and tried out the simulated IR filter.


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But one of the things I really wanted to try was to get shots around the campfire without flash, just using the 01 prime lens. Here's my attempt at that . . . got to admit I'm pretty pleased with the results.


IMGP3033 by tacticdesigns, on Flickr

This one was just by the light from the camp fuel lantern behind me on the table and a bit of the light coming from the campfire.


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You should be pleased, they are all good shots.

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Love the campfire pictures!

While your sunset pictures might be a bit over-the-top in one way, I really like how they came out. Over the top can be quite charming when done appropriately and in small doses. That second one is wonderful, in my opinion, couldn't ask for more with it.
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Thanks for the comments!

Mtngal - The reason it is over the top is that I hadn't quite figured out how the basic parameter adjust filter worked. LOL. I thought it was showing me how the picture was recorded, so I nudged it up from there. I didn't realize it was remembering the settings from the last time I played with it. I guess I still need to play around with it more to figure it out . . .

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I like the lighting of the campfire shots, nice job


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Thanks Hans!

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