FZ30 wins

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Brue
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FZ30 wins
Apr 4, 2014

My FZ30 just won the challenge "Aviation museums II". The pic was tone mapped since the rules encouraged HDR

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In reply to Brue, Apr 4, 2014

Yes the FZ30 is an excellent camera.  I had one, but the LCD finally died so I had to move on to another FZ.

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Spider1943 wrote:

Yes the FZ30 is an excellent camera. I had one, but the LCD finally died so I had to move on to another FZ.

I hope the LCD keeps living on my FZ30 but I am thinking of adding the FZ200 or its replacement, if there is one

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In reply to Sergeg, Apr 4, 2014

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Superb high tech look, congrats!

Thanks Sergeg, I kind of thought the same thing

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Congratulations, Bruce. That's a great pic for tone mapping. Well done!

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In reply to Brue, Apr 4, 2014

Bruce,

Good job!  Is that the Evergreen Aviation Museum?

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In reply to Brue, Apr 4, 2014

Its a fantastic shot Bruce, but I have no idea what tone mapping is. I can see the difference between the before and after shots, but how is it applied?

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myssvictoria wrote:

Congratulations, Bruce. That's a great pic for tone mapping. Well done!

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Thanks Vickie, I thought the same and it was was just a matter of finding a preset I liked in Photomatrix and tweaking it a little.

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Bruce,

Good job! Is that the Evergreen Aviation Museum?

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Jerry

Thanks you Jerry and no it is not the Evergreen Aviation Museum, it's the Boeing Museum of Flight at Boeing Field in Seattle. Don't tell anyone but the plane is not a SR71 but a Lockheed M-21 Blackbird which was a drone carrying variant.

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Rodger1943 wrote:

Its a fantastic shot Bruce, but I have no idea what tone mapping is. I can see the difference between the before and after shots, but how is it applied?

Thanks Rodger.

Tone mapping is a HDR process. I basically used a preset in PhotoMatrix and fiddled with the settins a bit.

This is the long explanation:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tone_mapping

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That's quite a big difference although had you posted just the tone-mapper alone, it wouldn't really look all that noticeable although now that I think of it.. Most stealth vehicles probably only shine like that when wet.... But I still don't think I'd have thought it looked HDR-ish or tone-mapped if it was posted alone...

I normally ain't too fond of HDR if it looks obviously so but in this case it works very well regardless.. The heavier metallic look & more pronounced shadows on the floor, combined with the more emphasized tiger-stripe-ish, almost camo-effect of the shadows on the fuselage just works to give it more of a military &/or industrial vibe..

I haven't changed my DTWP (a landscape that I stole from here ) in prolly more than a year & this just might be the next one, if it doesn't lose too much in 16:10 but it's gonna be tight... I just may have to put up with it as-is...

I guess now I'll have to go and see what you were up against... I don't think I've ever made the top half of the dozen or so Challenges I entered regardless if it was with my Fz30, 50, Lx3 or my c8080wz...

Congrats!!!!

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I think it may actually lose nothin'  @ 16:10... Took it all off the bottom & it makes a great DTWP on this soon to be retired XP DT... Now hopefully I can figure out how to plant it on my new puter DT... I know little about Win7 & these matters..

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In reply to Brue, Apr 4, 2014

Brue wrote:

GeraldW wrote:

Bruce,

Good job! Is that the Evergreen Aviation Museum?

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Jerry

Thanks you Jerry and no it is not the Evergreen Aviation Museum, it's the Boeing Museum of Flight at Boeing Field in Seattle. Don't tell anyone but the plane is not a SR71 but a Lockheed M-21 Blackbird which was a drone carrying variant.

Bruce

Thanks for that heads up. Didn't even know that a drone variant existed. Doing a search it didn't last long, 4 flights. Thanks for the post and glad you won.

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21st Hermit wrote:

Brue wrote:. Don't tell anyone but the plane is not a SR71 but a Lockheed M-21 Blackbird which was a drone carrying variant.

Bruce

Thanks for that heads up. Didn't even know that a drone variant existed. Doing a search it didn't last long, 4 flights. Thanks for the post and glad you won.

Thanks Hermit, the whole A-12 - M-21 - D-21(the drone) - SR-71 thing is pretty interesting. The CIA Air Force ( except the SR-71 which was the real Air Force.

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Thanks, now I'll have to try it as a Desktop Background. In windows 7 you can right click the desktop and look for "personalize" and then look for "Desktop Background", click it and then find the file you want.

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In reply to Brue, Apr 6, 2014

Great job. I like the second  picture much more. Colors look more accurate. Thanks for sharing.

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peter42y wrote:

Great job. I like the second picture much more. Colors look more accurate. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks Peter,

Here's the grunge version:

The Drone Variant

Thanks again,

Bruce

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