Merry Christmas all! 5D3 / 24-105 waterways images....

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Merry Christmas all! 5D3 / 24-105 waterways images....
Dec 23, 2012

Forum police, please forgive so many images!



Thanks for looking!

Have a great Christmas all on DPR!! To my Canon and Nikon friends on here...and others!

Had a walk out on a lovely frosty morning last week! beautiful morning!

Took my 5D3 / 24-105 combo (LOVE that lens! so sharp!)

I've had an email confirming one of these images is being printed in the 'Staffordshire Life' glossy magazing in February's edition! first time I have ever been published!

All hand held......thanks for looking and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

Jonathan.

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In reply to Fletch147, Dec 23, 2012

Some fantastic images, my sort of images, just a quick one hate to see you get in trouble and all that with the mods, there is a 10 image max posting rule, i know this will be pointed out so perhaps you can make several posts to display.

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Fashionable to diminish the 24-105......
In reply to Fletch147, Dec 23, 2012

Your pics show what it can do in the right hands.

Very nice images.

Thanks & Merry Christmas to you.

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ASR45 wrote:

Some fantastic images, my sort of images, just a quick one hate to see you get in trouble and all that with the mods, there is a 10 image max posting rule, i know this will be pointed out so perhaps you can make several posts to display.

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Thanks Alan! Ooops! cheers....will remember that in the future, cheers

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that is just weird.

good photos, just weird to see boats on that small spot.

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Lovely pics.

Can you share details on the post editing tweaks?

I'm loving it

dave

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Hello,

Your photos are beautiful.  They convey a powerful yet gentle mood.  This is a style I especially love.  Please share a few thoughts of what you do in post-production.  It would be very much appreciated!

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Thanks all! Hi Dave and CZAHAROP....
In reply to czaharop, Dec 23, 2012

I process mainly in LR4, saturation, contrast, sharpening, dodging and burning.....

I slightly underexpose my shots....then lift the shadows in post slightly for a slightly surreal look... 5D3 not as good as my old D800 at this have to be careful with the 5D3 as there is plenty of shadow noise if raised too much.

Occasionally cropping to taste.....levels..... thats pretty much it really.

Cheers! Jon.

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Fletch147 wrote:

I process mainly in LR4, saturation, contrast, sharpening, dodging and burning.....

I slightly underexpose my shots....then lift the shadows in post slightly for a slightly surreal look... 5D3 not as good as my old D800 at this have to be careful with the 5D3 as there is plenty of shadow noise if raised too much.

Occasionally cropping to taste.....levels..... thats pretty much it really.

Cheers! Jon.

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Wouldn't it be better to expose correctly in RAW and then process to get the look, thus keeping noise out of the shadows?

Nice images though.

Merry Christmas.

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Fletch147 wrote:

Forum police, please forgive so many images!

Merry Christmas to you and your family as well! A great set of pictures! It must have been a fun outing!

Just a note... your words obviously show that you were aware of the limit on the number of pictures that can be attached directly to a post. See, this limit was put in place for all the users who browse this site from mobile devices (tablets and phones) with bandwidth limitations. Loading a post with so many images like yours wastes their bandwidth (i.e. their money).

Besides, no matter how good are your pictures (and they are very nice), one of the most important things a photographer must learn with time is to be selective. After years of practice, these days I still shoot several hundred pictures during a good outing, but I end up selecting just a handful of keepers. It's a great exercise and one of the easiest way I know to improve one's photography.

Just my two cents, of course.

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Paul Boothroyd wrote:

Fletch147 wrote:

I process mainly in LR4, saturation, contrast, sharpening, dodging and burning.....

I slightly underexpose my shots....then lift the shadows in post slightly for a slightly surreal look... 5D3 not as good as my old D800 at this have to be careful with the 5D3 as there is plenty of shadow noise if raised too much.

Occasionally cropping to taste.....levels..... thats pretty much it really.

Cheers! Jon.

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Wouldn't it be better to expose correctly in RAW and then process to get the look, thus keeping noise out of the shadows?

Nice images though.

Merry Christmas.

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Paul, you are correct. I have never heard before of exposing to the left and then using postprocessing to bring out details from the shadows. The reason behind the exposing to the right (ETTR) technique is simple. Bits in RAW files are used in a non-linear fashion. As an example here is the distribution of levels for an old 12bit RAW file:

Within the first F/Stop, which contains the Brightest Tones2048 levels available
Within the second F/Stop, which contains Bright Tones1024 levels available
Within the third F/Stop, which contains the Mid-Tones512 levels available
Within the fourth F/Stop, which contains Dark Tones256 levels available
Within the fifth F/Stop, which contains the Darkest Tones128 levels available
As you can see, it makes sense to expose to the right, and then correct in post
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Francesco wrote:

Paul Boothroyd wrote:

Fletch147 wrote:

I process mainly in LR4, saturation, contrast, sharpening, dodging and burning.....

I slightly underexpose my shots....then lift the shadows in post slightly for a slightly surreal look... 5D3 not as good as my old D800 at this have to be careful with the 5D3 as there is plenty of shadow noise if raised too much.

Occasionally cropping to taste.....levels..... thats pretty much it really.

Cheers! Jon.

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Jonathan. (Fletch)

Wouldn't it be better to expose correctly in RAW and then process to get the look, thus keeping noise out of the shadows?

Nice images though.

Merry Christmas.

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Paul, you are correct. I have never heard before of exposing to the left and then using postprocessing to bring out details from the shadows. The reason behind the exposing to the right (ETTR) technique is simple. Bits in RAW files are used in a non-linear fashion. As an example here is the distribution of levels for an old 12bit RAW file:

Within the first F/Stop, which contains the Brightest Tones2048 levels available
Within the second F/Stop, which contains Bright Tones1024 levels available
Within the third F/Stop, which contains the Mid-Tones512 levels available
Within the fourth F/Stop, which contains Dark Tones256 levels available
Within the fifth F/Stop, which contains the Darkest Tones128 levels available
As you can see, it makes sense to expose to the right, and then correct in post
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And here is the 12-bit vs 14-bit RAW data value distribution:

Brightest stop: 2,048 vs 8,192

Second brightest stop: 1,024 vs 4,096

Third stop: 512 vs 2,048

Fourth stop: 256 vs 1,024

Fifth stop: 128 vs 512

Everything else: 128 vs 512

Total distinct values: 4,096 vs 16,384

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Thanks Francesco!
In reply to Francesco, Dec 25, 2012

Cheers for your posts...... I'll cut back on images next time...

Thanks for your opinions and advice... Merry Christmas!

Jon.

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These are good; do you still own a Nikon or do you own both setups ?

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Interesting point.....
In reply to Francesco, Dec 26, 2012

Bandwidth issues aside you make a good point.  A good number of these pictures are really very nice and then there are a couple that are just.....nice.

The merely nice reduces the impact of the best as a presentation.

I try to be aggressive in culling "good" pictures myself when doing travel photography.

It works.

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DFPanno wrote:

Bandwidth issues aside you make a good point. A good number of these pictures are really very nice and then there are a couple that are just.....nice.

The merely nice reduces the impact of the best as a presentation.

I try to be aggressive in culling "good" pictures myself when doing travel photography.

It works.

I agree. will remember this. Cheers.

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In reply to thomas2279f, Dec 27, 2012

thomas2279f wrote:

These are good; do you still own a Nikon or do you own both setups ?

just the 5d3 set up at the moment.....but if I come into some money, who knows I love both lol

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Thanks Fletch.

Keep the excellent 5d MK III and the legendary 24-105

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