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Texas State Capital & Downtown Austin 3 years 4 months ago #4638

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Shot with Canon 7D & Canon 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM



capital-307 by Grease Man Photography, on Flickr


capitalrear-314 by Grease Man Photography, on Flickr


HDRattempt- by Grease Man Photography, on Flickr


HDR- by Grease Man Photography, on Flickr


busblur-321 by Grease Man Photography, on Flickr
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Texas State Capital & Downtown Austin 3 years 4 months ago #4644

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Nice work overall! The one thing I really saw was, you need to use the lens adjustment tool to straighten the buildings. They look a little slanted or out of whack.
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Texas State Capital & Downtown Austin 3 years 4 months ago #4646

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Bill wrote:
Nice work overall! The one thing I really saw was, you need to use the lens adjustment tool to straighten the buildings. They look a little slanted or out of whack.
Ah, you beat me to it by a second Bill! :P

One other piece of advise I can offer you Steven is that buildings like the one in the first and second images often look best when photographed at blue hour (like number 5) as opposed to when the sky is pitch black; the dusky blue sky offers a nicer contrast, I think, than a totally black sky.

Other than that, it's a strong set of images. :) 3 and 5 are my personal favourites.
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Texas State Capital & Downtown Austin 3 years 4 months ago #4647

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thanks for the critique

i believe i did use the lens adjustment tool...or at least i think i did...if not, i may have turned it on, then didnt like the way it came out...the lean of the buildings gave me a cool perspective & thought it would be more artistic, especially combined with the light trails from the city bus passing by

and as far as the capital shots go, these were taken around 1145pm a couple nights ago...i really wanted the building to pop against a black sky...but i will take your tip into consideration for future photos

thanks again
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Texas State Capital & Downtown Austin 3 years 4 months ago #4652

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Nice shots! And I think all have been said.

For me, the 4th image is my favorite!

Thanks for sharing this. And to be honest, I would really appreciate if you tell us how you created these images and what you've did to process them.

Thank you.

Greetings,
Roy
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Texas State Capital & Downtown Austin 3 years 4 months ago #4658

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Roy van Ommen wrote:
Nice shots! And I think all have been said.

For me, the 4th image is my favorite!

Thanks for sharing this. And to be honest, I would really appreciate if you tell us how you created these images and what you've did to process them.

Thank you.

Greetings,
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thanks for the positive feedback...here are the in camera settings & post processing #s, done in LR5

1st image of the Capital --
4sec @ f8 ISO100 @ 12mm
temp 4619
+52 contrast
-43 highlights
+19 shadows
+29 whites
-10 blacks
+31 clarity
46 sharpening
40 detail
19 masking
38 NR luminance
50 NR detail
19 NR contrast
43 NR color
50 NR color detail


2nd image of Capital
6sec @ f8 ISO 100 @ 11mm
temp 4950
tint +21
+0.95 exposure
+71 contrast
-48 highlights
+33 shadows
+38 whites
-35 black
+60 clarity
Split Toning
highlights -- 60 hue, 31 saturation
shadows -- 231 hue, 54 saturation
21 sharpening
36 detail
21 masking
44 NR luminance
50 NR detail
0 NR contrast
70 color NR
100 color NR detail


3rd photo - open air rotunda
15sec @ f9 ISO 100 @ 10mm
(did a single shot initially, then made 2 virtual copies, then did a bracketing of -1ev, 0, +1ev, merged into Photomatix HDR)
+0.10 exposure
+24 contrast
0 highlights
+38 shadows
+29 whites
-40 blacks
+57 clarity
11 sharpening
61 detail
15 masking
45 NR luminance
50 NR detail
0 NR contrast
35 color NR
50 color NR detail


4th photo - Hyatt Sunset - HDR
1st bracket - 1/160sec f18 ISO100 @ 10mm
2nd bracket - 1/40sec f18, ISO100 @ 10mm
3rd bracket - 1/10sec f18, ISO100 @ 10mm
slight crop to remove incomplete items in photo
0 adjustments in LR5 after Photomatix Pro 4.2.6
panned my ball head just enough to get the lens flare shining through


5th photo Congress Bridge with Skyline & light trails
6sec @ f13 ISO100 10mm
temp 4250
tint +3
+0.30 exposure
+35 contrast
-24 highlights
+100 shadows
-62 whites
-2 blacks
+45 clarity
+4 vibrance
+5 saturation
43 NR luminance
50 NR detail
0 NR contrast
60 color NR
50 color detail NR
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