dopravopat

dopravopat

Lives in Slovak Republic Bratislava / Wien, Slovak Republic
Works as a IT technician
Joined on Feb 28, 2007
About me:

I live both in Bratislava in Slovakia and Vienna in Austria, these two cities share one common space for me. DPR, please add EU - European Union or the possibility to select more than one conutry. I am regulary in both cities, both countries.

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On Christmas Tunnel in the christmas cheer - lights challenge (18 comments in total)
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Tilnak: Fajn nápad, gratulujem. Úspech krajana poteŇ°í...

Díky!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 09:58 UTC
On Lighthouse for Santa in the christmas cheer - lights challenge (1 comment in total)

Wonderful image!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 20:12 UTC as 1st comment
On Christmas Tunnel in the christmas cheer - lights challenge (18 comments in total)
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tko: A wonderful image, and a difficult HDR shot. I can only think the car must have stopped in the tunnel (but for what purpose I cannot image.) Great balance between the street car lighting and the tunnel lighting.

Yes it had stopped. The driver also turned off the strong headlight for it (I did not ask him to). I was not the only one who got out to take a picutre. There was also another guy, however I do not know how his shot came out (he had no tripod)...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 19:53 UTC
On Christmas Tunnel in the christmas cheer - lights challenge (18 comments in total)
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dopravopat: Wow, I certainly didn't expect this!

Thank you very much!

I politely asked the driver if he would be so nice and stop in the tunnel so I can make a picture there. I prepared the camera beforehand, so it was really just a matter of composition and focusing, the image is manually focused. I used Magic Lantern for HDR bracketing, there were more shots than were needed, but it was OK. The HDR was made of exposures 1/15, 1/4, 1 and 4 seconds, all at f6.3 and ISO 100. There was a decent perspective correction and crop as well.

The portal www.imhd.sk used this picture on their Facebook page, they asked me and I gladly provided it for them. I used to work for www.imhd.sk in the past and have good relations with that folks. Everybody is doing it just as a hobby, there is no profit in such activities.

Thanks again to everybody who liked the picture and voted for it! Best wishes for 2015!

Erik

ISO was 200, sorry for the typo.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 19:46 UTC
On Christmas Tunnel in the christmas cheer - lights challenge (18 comments in total)
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Testing123: How was this shot taken? The tunnel must be fairly dark and the EXIF says the ISO was 200 and does not indicate a shutter speed.
Very curious.

Tripod, camera prepared before getting out. Exposures are 1/15, 1/4, 1 and 4 seconds. I made more, but these four were enough to capture the dynamic range of the scene.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 19:41 UTC
On Christmas Tunnel in the christmas cheer - lights challenge (18 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Nice one!

I assume the photographer have some kind of connection to the driver or the street car company. How else did he manage to get the car to stop in an empty tunnel?

Nevertheless - a splendid image, worthy of some usage somewhere.

Thank you. I know the driver, but if anybody politely asked him he would make a stop if there is no risk (like no streetcar in the opposite direction).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 19:40 UTC
On Christmas Tunnel in the christmas cheer - lights challenge (18 comments in total)
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Testing123: Ah... The streetcar was at a standstill. That doesn't come to mind given: 1) the nature of the shot (commercial streetcar in a tunnel), 2) the comments made by dopravopat (e.g. "Streetcar is a tradition... I finally decided to make photos of it.").
Anyway, great shot, dopravopat and congratulations!

The christmas streetcar is not commercial, it operates for free and passangers can donate to children in need if they decide to, or for the restoration of other historic vehicles.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 19:39 UTC
On Christmas Tunnel in the christmas cheer - lights challenge (18 comments in total)

Wow, I certainly didn't expect this!

Thank you very much!

I politely asked the driver if he would be so nice and stop in the tunnel so I can make a picture there. I prepared the camera beforehand, so it was really just a matter of composition and focusing, the image is manually focused. I used Magic Lantern for HDR bracketing, there were more shots than were needed, but it was OK. The HDR was made of exposures 1/15, 1/4, 1 and 4 seconds, all at f6.3 and ISO 100. There was a decent perspective correction and crop as well.

The portal www.imhd.sk used this picture on their Facebook page, they asked me and I gladly provided it for them. I used to work for www.imhd.sk in the past and have good relations with that folks. Everybody is doing it just as a hobby, there is no profit in such activities.

Thanks again to everybody who liked the picture and voted for it! Best wishes for 2015!

Erik

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 19:30 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1231 comments in total)
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dopravopat: The video quality is appaling. Perhaps the softness is a neccesity to fight moiré, which is horrible on my EOS 60D and franky, I do not use it for video at all. The EOS 7D MkII, being a much newer camera, should have had a 4K video with sharp image, not what I have seen in the review. Really just a big dissapointment. What is a good AF while taking videos for, when the videos themselves are below entry-level DSLR quality? Especially on a "high-eng" model! Besides video, the sensors DR is also a dissapointment.

SILVER AWARD? You gotta be kidding me.

xval:
I have ML on my EOS 60D and use its useful gadges for still photography. Like really, would it be so hard to provide these things by Canon in the opriginal FW? I played a bit with the video and bitrate, but due to the softness, aliasing and most notably horrible moiré artifacts I quicky gave up any video attamts with the 60D. Even with a higher bitrate, the video remains crappy. And I am disappointed that a camera announced more than 4 years after the 60D has still crappy video, even more as the camera is supposed to be the top-of-the-line of APS-C sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 08:01 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1231 comments in total)
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dopravopat: The video quality is appaling. Perhaps the softness is a neccesity to fight moiré, which is horrible on my EOS 60D and franky, I do not use it for video at all. The EOS 7D MkII, being a much newer camera, should have had a 4K video with sharp image, not what I have seen in the review. Really just a big dissapointment. What is a good AF while taking videos for, when the videos themselves are below entry-level DSLR quality? Especially on a "high-eng" model! Besides video, the sensors DR is also a dissapointment.

SILVER AWARD? You gotta be kidding me.

xval:
I agree with everything what you write. The reason why I do not use my 60D for videos (and would not use the 7D MkII too if I had it) is the softness (and moiré on 60D). And yes, I have a 4K monitor if you ask. Do I really see it? Yes. But 1080 for TV is (for the moment) enough.

Dale Baskin:
I agree, a crsip and sharp 1080p is more useful than overcompressed 4K. Some sort of "RAW" 1080p would be great. However, the processing power and mostly card writing speed are the limit here. I would certainly prefer some sort of "RAW" 1080p over compressed 4K. Maybe this will be the future, who knows?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 21:40 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1231 comments in total)

The video quality is appaling. Perhaps the softness is a neccesity to fight moiré, which is horrible on my EOS 60D and franky, I do not use it for video at all. The EOS 7D MkII, being a much newer camera, should have had a 4K video with sharp image, not what I have seen in the review. Really just a big dissapointment. What is a good AF while taking videos for, when the videos themselves are below entry-level DSLR quality? Especially on a "high-eng" model! Besides video, the sensors DR is also a dissapointment.

SILVER AWARD? You gotta be kidding me.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 16:03 UTC as 95th comment | 9 replies
On Guess the Camera Line in the Macro - Machine challenge (1 comment in total)

It should be the delay mechanism of the shutter.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 09:34 UTC as 1st comment
On Processing Techniques: Stacking challenge (3 comments in total)

HDR is also stacking - stacking of exposure.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 21:24 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (159 comments in total)

I am sure there is a market for people who would buy these producst. How are they called? Hipsters? Wait, no, there is another word for it...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 21:51 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply
On The Moon #1 challenge (2 comments in total)

People vote really just by looking at the thumbnails...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 08:08 UTC as 1st comment
On City Moon in the The Moon #1 challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice that this one is clearly NOT photoshopped. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 19:37 UTC as 1st comment

I had a feeling that this image will win the challange. It turned out to be correct, yet the competition was thoug. Congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 13:21 UTC as 6th comment
On Legacy of Nuclear Waste challenge (5 comments in total)

Well I would like to have specific "nuclear waste" - used fuel - in my backyard, of course well shielded. Free warm water for years! Free heating in winter...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 09:47 UTC as 3rd comment
On After Dark challenge (6 comments in total)

I would like to know why my entry was deleted. I did not get any notification that I was disqualified and why. Please provide some feedback! Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 09:22 UTC as 1st comment
On Steam Locomotives challenge (4 comments in total)
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Buzz Lightyear: Did no one notice the the #1 and #7 entries are EXACTLY the same engine, taken on the same date, at almost the same times and positions with some minor editing changes (easily done with photoshop). In addition, even though the two photographers have different names, they both live in the Slovak Republic! This has got to be a cheater with two logins and two cameras!

There are 6 picutres with the same date, taken at the same event - the annual meeting of steam locomotives at Rendez, Bratislava.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2013 at 20:08 UTC
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