Nex Up: The Central Coast of California - From My Mind to My Camera

Started Apr 3, 2014 | Photos thread
David Wyman
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Re: Nex Up: The Central Coast of California - From My Mind to My Camera

Dandrewk wrote:

This would have been a killer shot if done with HDR. You could shoot at a lower ISO, eliminating the noise, and gotten a nice, natural tonal curve. Of course, easy to see in hindsight, and not possible without a tripod.

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Good point. Actually, I used some HDR-like software on my iPad on just one image. Without pixel peeping, I don't see much noise on my iMac's monitor, though. As for needing a tripod, well, the NEX offers a basic solution in camera, and there's always Photomatix.

The out-of-focus background: I think it's in focus, it's just not sharp. I used an inexpensive focal reducer and I think that's the culprit, at least with the Nikon lens I used. It looks like only the center of the photo is reasonably sharp. I'll have to check out some other shots from the same lens I made on my trip.

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