* The Weekly Image Thread 19 09 25 #381 *

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19andrew47
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* The Weekly Image Thread 19 09 25 #381 *
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Welcome to The Weekly Image Thread

This thread will appear every Saturday (GMT) and is open for submissions and discussions about images and processing techniques until the next Saturday, or the new thread is started. If the thread is nearing full before the next Saturday, I may start a new thread and carry on until it fills or the next Saturday arrives and it is reasonably full in which case I will start another. Confused, so am I! From time to time the start could be delayed if I am unavailable.

Although this Weekly thread is in the Olympus SLR forum, we openly welcome users of all brands and models.

Please:

  1. Reply to this post and change the TITLE!
  2. Please reply to at least one other contribution, your replies encourage posters!!!
  3. If asked, please share your processing techniques or technical details.
  4. Please show the EXIF if possible. Please identify the lens used regardless of which camera was used to take the image. This helps people form opinions of the lens used with the body to possibly influence future acquisitions.
  5. If special lighting was used to create your image stating what was done may help others.

Thanks for joining and contributing this week.

Andrew (19andrew47)

Formerly: The Weekly OMD & 4/3 DSLR Images

19andrew47
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19andrew47
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33 Ford and Hockey, will have some quilts later
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Well it is Wednesday morning here and the weekend thread is almost full so I will start a new one here.

I am still snowed under with four hockey games in four days with images to process.  The first three are done.  This is too much like a job, but one that doesn't pay!

Haven't got the quilts for WN's wife to see ready yet but they won't take long once I get through the hockey.  Another game tonight.

Andrew

33 Ford shot at the Marshville Heritage Festival Labour Day weekend.  Two images done like this take about as much time as the images from one hockey game, but here I enjoy the challenge!

19andrew47
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Hockey
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Atom Rep, Simcoe vs. Waterford exhibition game

I think a Panasonic 35 - 100 f/2.8 might be a useful addition for hockey as the short end of the 50 - 200 is sometimes not short enough.  They come up used here from time to time where as the 40 - 150 f/2.8 pro not so much.

Andrew

all shot as LSF jpg and processed PSP using Smart Photo Fix, plus crop. No noise reduction applied either in camera or in software.

19andrew47
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Run for the Cure Fashion Show images
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A link to the images I shot at for the fashion show on the facebook page for the organization. If you click on an image a larger version will appear with arrows to scroll through the images. They uploaded 127 images. If you look at other parts of the home page there are images from phones and the like that people uploaded. They are not mine!

Note:  The thumbnails on the page that opens are partial and cut off sections of the image.  To see the entire image you must click on the image.  From there you can scroll through the set should you wish.

Andrew

https://www.facebook.com/pg/RunfortheCureSimcoe/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2712273285470171&ref=page_internal

JoeNap2 Senior Member • Posts: 2,284
Re: 33 Ford and Hockey, will have some quilts later

Love your car shots Andrew... awesome!

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JoeNap2 Senior Member • Posts: 2,284
Re: Hockey

Where'd those little squigley arrows come from???

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JoeNap2 Senior Member • Posts: 2,284
Warm Coastside
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A favorite place for me to hang out when the weather's good... or not.

Sharp Park Fishing Pier, Pacifica, CA

Tide is high... Pacifica, CA

Sharp Park, Pacifica, CA

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19andrew47
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Re: Hockey

They are for the hard of sight so they can find the puck Joe.  Where's Waldo?  Some one should draw them automatically for me because sometimes I can not find it!

Andrew

19andrew47
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Re: Warm Coastside

Those are very nice Joe.  Great looking lights they put up there to add to the charm.  Do you fish?

Andrew

dt27348
dt27348 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,802
Re: Warm Coastside

Like the first shot best Joe. Nice evening for fishing and a popular location it would seem.

Dave

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dt27348
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Re: 33 Ford and Hockey, will have some quilts later

Nice car shot Andrew. I don’t imagine the original surrounding was anything like your image.

Your dedication to hockey is admirable Andrew, but it sounds like an awful lot of work to me. Do you still get enjoyment from it?

Dave

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19andrew47
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Re: 33 Ford and Hockey, will have some quilts later

Thanks Dave. The hockey images have become a non paying job. It was much more enjoyable before when I only posted images here and selected ones I liked. The kids got more visible pleasure from skating when they were younger. The competitive nature of rep hockey has sucked the fun out of it. That is not to say they don’t have any fun. The group Alex is fortunate enough to play with socialize together as a group and the parents as well. By virtue of the hockey images and my wife sewing names on jerseys and doing some alterations we get invited to most of the social events as well. Still four games in four days is mind numbing for me when going through 500 plus images per game, selecting, processing, and uploading images. I am trying to be more selective but somewhat unsuccessfully so far.

Andrew

Rich Z
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Re: 33 Ford and Hockey, will have some quilts later

33 & 34 Fords were beautiful cars, Andrew.

I prefer the color version.  The B&W takes too much life out of the chrome and glass, but is otherwise more dramatic.

I recently watched a tutorial about removing the reflections like the ones in front of the fenders.  Basically different methods of selecting the area and filling with color from surrounding area.

I tried it and it works, but too much work for my condition.  I found if you remove all of it the area loses the curve, so not the reflections along the top and center edges.  The clone brush does it, too.  And the object remover tool can do it.  Rich

Rich Z
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Re: Warm Coastside

Nice work, Joe.  I like the orange backlit silhouettes.

I love that area.  It used to amaze me that you could get on Great Highway and be in the country in a few miles.  I wonder if it's still country.  Rich

19andrew47
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Re: 33 Ford and Hockey, will have some quilts later

Below is a slightly different version of the mono Rich. I don't know what it is here but the images I upload seem flatter and a bit darker than the ones I uploaded. Having noticed this I redid this image to make it brighter and more contrasty in the thought that it would look better here. Maybe too much though. The compression on thread view must be astronomical!

I took reflections out at times a couple of years back but have mostly given up on that. Once you start, where do you stop! Maybe on a one-off, if I had a paying customer it would be a worthwhile project but I have never tried to sell anything so not sure I want to go there. The hockey and fashion show images have become non-paying 'jobs' because everyone wants a fast turn around. I went through over 900 images for the fashion show, processed 366 and had them in their hands in four days. It took eight days for them to select 127 and upload them to the facebook page. Meanwhile starting during the fashion show attendees started uploading phone images directly to the site. Enough to make one run off screaming into the night!

Andrew

the headlights and small turn signals look more similar here and a slight perspective correction

t rotation

Rich Z
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Re: 33 Ford and Hockey, will have some quilts later

I like the first one much better than the previous.  The extra contrast gives it more presence.

When I moved here to The Home people saw me photographing the gardens and total strangers began asking me to work for them, for free, of course.  For a year I did this.  I had already learnt, but had forgot that people who will ask a stranger for a favor generally aren't grateful for the favor.  Hell no, they are  more demanding.  Some of them don't have electronic display devices and need prints and some were offended when I showed them a receipt for printing.  A couple refused to pay.  Last one I did, a couple of years ago, was a few pix of relatives come from afar to visit some woman I didn't know.  I told her it would be a few days to get them ready.  The next day she was knocking on my door demanding the finished product.  I asked and she had followed me to find which apartment I lived in.

After that, I remembered a word I have trouble with....No.  Just No, no other conversation.  If it's someone I know, I'll add that I just had to quit.

I don't mean this to refer to what you're doing.  The hockey is family ( don't you wish only family ) and especially the cancer survivors are a good cause.  I'd do that.

I think at our age it is better to be too busy than too idle.    Rich

Rich Z
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A Short Walk
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Just over a half mile and back, this day.  I try to walk three times each week.  To the railroad bridge is just over a mile, enough to feel exercised.  This is convenient and the trail begins across the street from my home.

The beginning of The Waterfront Trail, looking East.  The Home is on high ground, almost 40 feet elevation.  It's downhill to Mc Farlan Slough and the tidal marshes.

I got to Eureka Slough and found this egret which didn't fly away, that's unusual.  I saw why when it struck and came up with a good size rat and gobbled it down too fast to catch a pic.

I got to the bridge ran out of energy after only half a mile.  I made this looking East up Eureka Slough toward Freshwater and headed back.

That's all.  Rich

19andrew47
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Re: A Short Walk

Ran out of energy, staying up too late still!  I'm running out of energy sitting on my butt in front of a computer doing hockey images.  I have not even started last night's game.  Part way through the second period of the night before.  About time for lunch.

A nice set Rich.  We have egrets around here now.  Had never seen them in our neck of the woods until a couple of years ago.  It never occurred to me that they would eat rats!!! I like the first but the last is my favourite.  It is a great view with a nice reflection.  Hard to beat!

Andrew

WhyNot
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Aquarium Memorandum
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I went to the Tennessee Aquarium this last weekend. This was an exercise in lens selection! …. The trip showed the need for better preplanning. …

From the above picture, showing one of the Aquarium buildings, it is obvious that some of the area inside will be filled with bright sky light ..

while others areas are mostly low light

As pre-planning I looked back to my trip to the Atlanta Aquarium about a decade ago. At that time I used only the Canon S90. Looking at those pictures I was mostly at high ISO with maximum aperture and slow <1/125 shutter speeds. I also noted that I was almost always shooting at the equivalent of 28mm. This was probably due to the fact that this is the only focal length where the aperture is at f/2.0 and also allows the fastest shutter speeds and lowest ISO … With this in mind I decided to take the 20mm (40mm EFL) lens as it was the widest that I had with F/1.7 aperture – better low ISO than better focal length!. This lens really was often too long! ...I would have preferred a 14mm or even a 12mm lens instead (my 14mm is only f/2.5 and the 30mm f/1.4 is too long!) ...In good light it worked well, in low light not so well

Once inside and in lower light I decided to go with ISO 1600 and adjust exposure from there.

Frequently the shutter speed was less than 1/30 and that was too slow to stop a moving fish .. So after a while I moved to ISO 3200, but even then there were many shots that stayed below 1/30 and environmental shots were very slow and required all the help the IS could give ...

Here we were at ISO 3200 and a shutter speed of 1/3sec. Pretty good IS and handling but lots of motion blur as people walked through …. Trying ISO 12800

Better than I guessed but even here the shutter speed is only 1/15sec .. and at the time I wasn't sure how this would turn out so I didn't try this ISO again.....

By the end of the trip I was using ISO 6400 for all interior pictures. …

and the softness here is still due to motion blur as the shutter speed is 1/30sec! …

Is there a proper lens for this trip? I could make a case for the Leica 10-25 which would have given me better versatility to work with or one of those Sony FF cameras that provide astronomical ISO with a more reasonably f/4 wide zoom lens but either one at a price. but once a decade really doesn't make either attractive .. Or, perhaps I could have just used a phone like everyone else was .. I saw only one other camera in all the time I was there, ….. I suspect that I could have gotten away with ISO 12800 for the dark interior and not fretted so much over lens selection and the exposure ..

I also suspect that Aquarium photography is best done in multiple trips. Selecting the subject and room one is interested in and picking the camera and lens to match. I'm not convinced that a “general” photography approach lends itself well to this trip ...but I'll probably do the same thing in another decade … well one can dream …..

This was a second trip to the Tennessee Aquarium. I went once right after it opened but after the crowds subsided, during this trip crowds were a problem for me. . This is the fourth aquarium I've visited. I was too young to remember much about the Shedd Aquarium but I have memories and pictures somewhere from the Ripley Aquarium in Gatlinburg, the Atlanta Aquarium and this one from the earlier trip ...I always like visiting these Aquariums and never find the experience of documenting those trips or the pictures taken memorable, these included. ... but there are more …...

WhyNot

This post is a recollection and a preplanning memo for my next such trip … and I would certainly appreciate your input and experiences with similar trips …. More pictures from the aquarium to come as I get them processed and have nothing else of interest …..

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