Weekend Pi for the weekending Sept 6th to 8th, 2013

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Weekend Pi for the weekending Sept 6th to 8th, 2013
Sep 6, 2013

Welcome Sigma Shooters:

It that time again to post you photo from this week. Remember photos are welcome from all Sigma cameras and Sigma lenses (from any mount). Please give your submission a title so that comments can be properly direct and try to limit your post to 3 images.

Thank you for participating in our weekly photo show, now go out and shoot some photos; and by all means have fun!

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Long Lake and Indian Peaks in faux HDR
In reply to larryj, Sep 6, 2013

aux HDRI took a short hike to Long Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area and took this photo at the outlet of the lake. The sun was on the mountains and sky in the background and the foreground was in shade. A classic high dynamic range image. DP1M photo.

This is how the image looked right out of the camera. Exported directly to Lightroom the clouds are lost and unrecoverable.

This is the out of the camera RAW file converted to JPEg

processed in SPP to recover the cloud detail using reduced exposure and increased fill light gives the effect below, which I call Faux HDR. I does recover the detail in the clouds and produces an unreal look. To do this properly would require blending 2 or more exposures, but this was fun anyway ;O)>.

Faux HDR

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Re: Long Lake and Indian Peaks in faux HDR
In reply to larryj, Sep 6, 2013

larryj wrote:

aux HDRI took a short hike to Long Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area and took this photo at the outlet of the lake. The sun was on the mountains and sky in the background and the foreground was in shade. A classic high dynamic range image. DP1M photo.

This is how the image looked right out of the camera. Exported directly to Lightroom the clouds are lost and unrecoverable.

This is the out of the camera RAW file converted to JPEg

processed in SPP to recover the cloud detail using reduced exposure and increased fill light gives the effect below, which I call Faux HDR. I does recover the detail in the clouds and produces an unreal look. To do this properly would require blending 2 or more exposures, but this was fun anyway ;O)>.

Faux HDR

How about doing what you did in SPP, but less of it? I think there is a happy medium between the two images.

Or you could load the two as layers in Photoshop and adjust the amount of each.

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Well, OK...
In reply to larryj, Sep 6, 2013
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Re: Well, OK...
In reply to Kendall Helmstetter Gelner, Sep 6, 2013

Hi Kendall:

Kendall Helmstetter Gelner wrote:

3.14159....

I think that is everyday Pi ;O)>.

A wee bit of a typo that I caught too late to fix, obviously should have read Pix.

I spent my time editing the body of the text and missed the title line, so much for proof reading your own writing ;O)>.

PS. what did you think of the Faux HDR?

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Re: Long Lake and Indian Peaks in faux HDR
In reply to larryj, Sep 6, 2013

larryj wrote:

<...>processed in SPP to recover the cloud detail using reduced exposure and increased fill light gives the effect below, which I call Faux HDR. I does recover the detail in the clouds and produces an unreal look. To do this properly would require blending 2 or more exposures, but this was fun anyway ;O)>.

It definitely has that "HDR" look - but it shows the range of data there to be had... I think in some cases where you can't get one exposure out of SPP where you get a look that is not too HDR, it may work to output a medium, high, and low exposed image and run it through an HDR program to give a more realistic tonal mapping.

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Turning Point Park
In reply to larryj, Sep 7, 2013

For once, the Genesee River is not its usual sickly brown-green.

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In reply to larryj, Sep 7, 2013

Just happened to come across this event and had a Sigma camera with the 105mm with so got a few decent pictures. Thought I'd share a few, these are straight out of camera jpeg's.

In case your wondering this is a charity event for breast cancer research I believe.

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Two from the painted desert AZ by a recent DPxM convert
In reply to larryj, Sep 8, 2013

Recently purchased all three DPxM cameras, and then sold all my Canon gear...never looking back!

DP2M + SPP only

DP2M + SPP only

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Re: Two from the painted desert AZ by a recent DPxM convert
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SilverbirdFLG wrote:

Recently purchased all three DPxM cameras, and then sold all my Canon gear...never looking back!

DP2M + SPP only

DP2M + SPP only

Great results. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Weekend Pi for the weekending Sept 6th to 8th, 2013
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DP3

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Jr. Football
In reply to larryj, Sep 9, 2013

Left my DP Merrills at home to take some photos of my son playing football (American style :). Man, do I love the 70-200mm OS.

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more or less recent...
In reply to larryj, Sep 9, 2013

Late dark mullein flower, 3 x SD1M 150mm macro f/8 with Zerene stacker.

Ruddy darter, SD1M 150mm macro

Tycho and Bela, DP3M

Weather today: Buien, soms met onweer...

Paula

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Re: more or less recent...
In reply to paulawd, Sep 9, 2013

Nice captures paulawd:  They are all very nice images and the stacked image is my favorite, beautifully done.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Weekend Pi for the weekending Sept 6th to 8th, 2013
In reply to larryj, Sep 10, 2013

Thanks for keeping up the tradition, Larry.

It's good that we get Pi(e) here on the Sigma forum. I'm betting it's the only forum on DPR that gets anything this good. Yum!

Here's one from a few months ago.

SD1M with 18-50 2.8 + Polarizer

Lake Hardy in the Pink Lakes, Murray-Sunset National Park - NW Victoria

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