** Weekly X Series Photo Thread 24 FEB - 02 MAR**

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jtr27 Senior Member • Posts: 2,307
Re: Hiking Mount Jefferson, New Hampshire

Morris0 wrote:

jtr27 wrote:

Mount Jefferson is the third highest peak in New England at 5,712', a bit harder to reach than some of the other high peaks. We took the Jewell and Gulfside trails, a round trip of ~11 miles. The trails were "broken out" but still soft. We used snowshoes to treeline, and then switched over to spikes.

All with my X-E2s and 18-55mm.

This was a long and challenging day. By the time we got back to our cars, it was dusk. For a few brief minutes, alpenglow turned all the mountains pink. I did not take any shots of that as the view was obstructed. We convened to Fabyan's restaurant (a former train station) in Bretton Woods for life-giving fluid and calorie replenishment!

I am moving pretty slowly today, after having hiked two five thousand footers in seven days. But grateful at very nearly 59 to still be able to do this, and for good friends with whom to share the trail.

I like the leading lines of 3 and the person providing scale in 7. The snow looks a touch blue. White balance issue?

Morris

Thank you Morris, honest and kind feedback is appreciated.

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OP MOD BobsYourUncle Veteran Member • Posts: 6,636
Re: Playing With Filters -- Seashore Scene

jtr27 wrote:

Lovely shot Bob. Doesn't look so very different from the coast of Maine. I much prefer this color version.

Thanks for your kind comments, and thanks for moderating the group.

You are surely welcome!

Bob

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htimm1948 Regular Member • Posts: 138
ReWildlife in Bossche Broek (The Netherlands) and Castle Heeswijk
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Podiceps cristatus,Great Crested Grebe,Haubentaucher,Grebe huppe,Fuut

Branta canadensis,Canada Goose,Kanadagans,Bernache du Canada,Canadese Gans

Ardea cinerea,Grey Heron,Graureiher,Heron cendre,Blauwe Reiger

Deer, Ree

Castle Heeswijk Dinther the Netherlands

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Morris0
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Re: ReWildlife in Bossche Broek (The Netherlands) and Castle Heeswijk

Lovely set

Morris

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dv312
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Re: Bald eagle in tree: X-T3 + 100-400 + 1.4x

Jerry-astro wrote:

Morris0 wrote:

The eagle pair in Centerport Long Island were trading incubation duties when I visited them the other afternoon. A little while after dad returned, mom took off and I followed her into the woods and managed to find a clear view through the branches shooting up at about 45 degrees. I was happy that to almost filling the frame with her and that the late afternoon light was showing off her lovely feathers. She blasted off a little while before the sunlight turned golden.

Comments and suggestions welcome,

Morris

Very nice shot and love the extended wings. Consider bringing up the shadows a bit in post, since there's some beautiful feather detail "hidden" in there that, IMHO, might make the presentation even a bit more dramatic and interesting. However, as with anything, this is very much a matter of personal taste. (BTW, one other approach would be to increase the "exposure" a bit in post for the entire image, then simply bring down the highlights... either would work).

Agree with Jerry here, PS shows about 1/2 EV underexposed perhaps to preserve details in the white plumage

Can judiciously mask out the white and bring up exposure to the rest, details in shadows will pop out

great looking pose of the eagle BTW, lucky you

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Morris0
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Re: Bald eagle in tree: X-T3 + 100-400 + 1.4x

dv312 wrote:

Jerry-astro wrote:

Morris0 wrote:

The eagle pair in Centerport Long Island were trading incubation duties when I visited them the other afternoon. A little while after dad returned, mom took off and I followed her into the woods and managed to find a clear view through the branches shooting up at about 45 degrees. I was happy that to almost filling the frame with her and that the late afternoon light was showing off her lovely feathers. She blasted off a little while before the sunlight turned golden.

Comments and suggestions welcome,

Morris

Very nice shot and love the extended wings. Consider bringing up the shadows a bit in post, since there's some beautiful feather detail "hidden" in there that, IMHO, might make the presentation even a bit more dramatic and interesting. However, as with anything, this is very much a matter of personal taste. (BTW, one other approach would be to increase the "exposure" a bit in post for the entire image, then simply bring down the highlights... either would work).

Agree with Jerry here, PS shows about 1/2 EV underexposed perhaps to preserve details in the white plumage

Can judiciously mask out the white and bring up exposure to the rest, details in shadows will pop out

great looking pose of the eagle BTW, lucky you

Thank you,

Normally shooting up into the sky I use +1 EV yet to preserve the whites need to go to -1/3 EV.  I've done a few experiments reprocessing and so far a touch more shadow recovery and selective color where I remove blacks from the blue channel seems to be getting me a natural sky and a touch more shadow detail with contrast to my liking.

I'll post the updated photo when I'm happy with a solution.

This is the second year I'm photographing this nest.  It's a treat.

Morris

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NotANumber Forum Member • Posts: 58
Re: ** Weekly X Series Photo Thread 24 FEB - 02 MAR**
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Testing my first prime lens for the Fuji system - Zeiss Touit 32mm. I thought the two XC lenses are performing very well on the 24mp Bayer sensor but the 32mm lens is totally blowing me away with its sharpness at any aperture and distance. I also made a screen capture from 1:1 view in lightroom:

Another example:

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Morris0
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Reworked: Bald eagle in tree: X-T3 + 100-400 + 1.4x
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A tiny bit more shadow detail and I've corrected the sky color using selective color.

Morris

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Morris0
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Re: ** Weekly X Series Photo Thread 24 FEB - 02 MAR**

I like the last and wish it was happening in my yard.  Will be a few more weeks

Morris

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D_Gunman
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Dry Land
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I went on the trip to San Antonio with family, took hundred of photos from attractions but my favorite photo was an impromptu shot behind a gas station on the way back from the trip.

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Andre Bomhof
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Re: The Color's Return

Kottan wrote:

End of winter in the wetlands of eastern Austria.

Very nice image.

André

Andre Bomhof
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Re: Bald eagle in tree: X-T3 + 100-400 + 1.4x

Morris0 wrote:

The eagle pair in Centerport Long Island were trading incubation duties when I visited them the other afternoon. A little while after dad returned, mom took off and I followed her into the woods and managed to find a clear view through the branches shooting up at about 45 degrees. I was happy that to almost filling the frame with her and that the late afternoon light was showing off her lovely feathers. She blasted off a little while before the sunlight turned golden.

Comments and suggestions welcome,

Morris

Very impressive capture, Morris! Good to see you are still at it since the old Nikon D70 etc. forum days, where I met you first. Looks like we both ended up with Fuji gear

André

Andre Bomhof
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Re: ReWildlife in Bossche Broek (The Netherlands) and Castle Heeswijk

htimm1948 wrote:

Ardea cinerea,Grey Heron,Graureiher,Heron cendre,Blauwe Reiger

Great series, like this heron doing a manicure

André

Morris0
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Re: Bald eagle in tree: X-T3 + 100-400 + 1.4x

Andre Bomhof wrote:

Morris0 wrote:

The eagle pair in Centerport Long Island were trading incubation duties when I visited them the other afternoon. A little while after dad returned, mom took off and I followed her into the woods and managed to find a clear view through the branches shooting up at about 45 degrees. I was happy that to almost filling the frame with her and that the late afternoon light was showing off her lovely feathers. She blasted off a little while before the sunlight turned golden.

Comments and suggestions welcome,

Morris

Very impressive capture, Morris! Good to see you are still at it since the old Nikon D70 etc. forum days, where I met you first. Looks like we both ended up with Fuji gear

André

Thank you André,

Good to hear from you.  This is my second time shooting Fuji and am quite impressed with the T-T3 and all the Fuji lenses.

Morris

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Andre Bomhof
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Today was a good day in polderland.
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Another stitched image with CS5 Photomerge. X-T1 and 16-50mm.

Lake area called Reeuwijkse Plassen just north-east of Gouda NL.

André

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Re: Today was a good day in polderland.

This is a beauty André.  It seems a bit dark and when I downloaded it the histogram seemed to say the same thing.  Any artistic reason for this?

Morris

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Jose Viegas
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LE lighthouse
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Re: ** Weekly X Series Photo Thread 24 FEB - 02 MAR**
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xt2 - 8mm Samyang - last race of the day

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Morris0
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Re: LE lighthouse

sweet

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Re: ** Weekly X Series Photo Thread 24 FEB - 02 MAR**

I like it

Morris

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