I am having so much fun with my new D800...

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I am having so much fun with my new D800...
Apr 30, 2013

Explored the upper part of Panther Falls (will be back later with friend to capture lower part)

What a beautiful place and such a wonderful energy.

Here are a few from that special place.....

Love the forest energy here.

Cool view toward Panther Falls

My favorite

Happy shooting!!!

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All of those are interesting; the third really grabs me...

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Very impressive landscape shots! Congrats.

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In reply to sunhorse, Apr 30, 2013

Nice Roman. By the way, when shooting waterfalls/rivers...have you noticed that (exposing for the brights) when you pull out the shadow detail on the D800, the green foilage gets this uncontrasty cold gray feel to it? I am still trying to hone in on my post processing, but I think the way you pull your shadows up effects the overall color/white balance/contrast. ADL seems to be the worst offender. What has been your experience?

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Wow! Roman very nice.
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In reply to RomanJohnston, Apr 30, 2013

Roman:

I find a Panther Falls in Alberta, Washington, and Virginia.

You didn't happen to have a GPS on that camera did you?

I'd like to put that area on my bucket list.

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Are you useing the 16-35 f/4? Why didn't you get the D800E?

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In reply to RomanJohnston, Apr 30, 2013

The first one for me, looks it was taken a bit further up the stream, from the third one? I like the almost "texture" in them, so much "detail" and they are a proof that a forest is a living organism, so many trees and trunks at different stages, some grown up some dead. Maybe a b˛w version of the first one?

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Beautiful. I like the third one best. You've captured the heavenly greens so well. Thanks.

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I would like to see them with the falls "frozen".  I am not one for slkow shutter speeds on subjects such as this.  But, nice all the same.

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Arretose wrote:

Nice Roman. By the way, when shooting waterfalls/rivers...have you noticed that (exposing for the brights) when you pull out the shadow detail on the D800, the green foilage gets this uncontrasty cold gray feel to it? I am still trying to hone in on my post processing, but I think the way you pull your shadows up effects the overall color/white balance/contrast. ADL seems to be the worst offender. What has been your experience?

Chris, try this. Duplicate the image as a second layer. On the top layer, use "luminosity" instead of "standard" in the blending mode. In this manner your shadow detail won't have color changes when you bring it up. Works well with dodging and burning also.

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The third one is my favorite. Love the LF effect of a slow shutter speed. Did you have to use a ND filter? Well done, Roman.

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Gorgeous photography!!!!

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There are plenty of tools that do a great job in there...some not meant to be a shadow lifter...but tools like Detail Extractor do a very cool job when used creatively in lifting shadows.

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Here you go!! Happy shooting.

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rhlpetrus wrote:

Are you useing the 16-35 f/4? Why didn't you get the D800E?

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Following my instincts. I do occasional people stuff, and sometimes get asked to do products shoots.

My instincts are correct. I am absolutely pleased with the sharpness and crazy detail from the base D800 unit. I am sure there is a smidge more on the "E"....but I am fine RIGHT where I am at.

Yes...I am using the 16-35.

Let me put things this way. A few years ago....people like me who print large would kill for this kind of detail....and only dreamt of such things except from MF gear. Photography while fun to get the most technical details from each shot...if my photography is not compelling enough to get you involved with the picture.....12MP or 36MP would not make a real difference.

So in that light...and with my needs being variable...the difference really isn't that big.

If I want more resolution I will get the 14-24.

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Tomasg71 wrote:

The first one for me, looks it was taken a bit further up the stream, from the third one? I like the almost "texture" in them, so much "detail" and they are a proof that a forest is a living organism, so many trees and trunks at different stages, some grown up some dead. Maybe a b˛w version of the first one?

Tomas

Thanks! Might try a B&W later...thanks for the suggestion.

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I would like to see them with the falls "frozen".  I am not one for slkow shutter speeds on subjects such as this.  But, nice all the same.

Thanks...My choices were not about the water...it was about recording the dark forest at base ISO...so the water was the variable that was left to its own devices. Still seeing where I can stretch things and getting used to the camera. Might be more daring as I learn more and see where my latitudes lie.

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The third one is my favorite. Love the LF effect of a slow shutter speed. Did you have to use a ND filter? Well done, Roman.

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Thanks! I was just using a polarizer. My old one. Just got a new B+W MRC Nano KSM foils CP. Cant wait for my next outing to see how it works....or if there even is a difference.

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