* The Weekly Image Thread 20 07 09 #451 *

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19andrew47
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* The Weekly Image Thread 20 07 09 #451 *

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)

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19andrew47
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19andrew47
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From Niagara on the Lake

We were away overnight to Niagara on the Lake and Niagara Falls, among other places. Below are a couple of images from NOTL. I will not post many here as I would like these to last for a couple of threads since I have nothing else. All responses in the previous thread during that time were from my phone.

Andrew

NOTL is the home of the Shaw Festival and is highly acclaimed for its performances. There are multiple theatres. This is the one in the town core and likely the original theatre.

an in camera focus stack of 15 images further processed in Nik Color Efex and PSP The main street has boulevards lined with well cared for flowers.

another in camera focus stack processed as above.

WhyNot
WhyNot Veteran Member • Posts: 9,432
Week @ Home – Birds
1

Well it wasn't all flowers the week ending on the 4th ...we had a few of the resident birds stop by to have their portraits made that week. .... You've seen them all before and will, if you continue to visit me, see them again ... Here is a recent resident – the nuthatch ..

This is the only picture here converted from RAW using PSP and that was because PSP does recover highlights better than OV3 or OW … and this bird has some bright white feathers .. We always have finches as long as we feed them, stop feeding them and they disappear - - very much attuned to city life ..

This cardinal and his ancestors have been resident all the years we've lived here He stopped by before the parade on the 4th to have his portrait made and was quite patient while I did what I could

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He insisted on sitting in a very shaded area in the holly tree next to the front porch …

Most of the pictures turned out soft because the focus wasn't too good with the 100-300mm lens in a shaded area.

I didn't really think I had time to manually focus and the AF had problems finding an area with enough contrast to focus cleanly. I suspect that that F/5.6 maximum aperture has enough DOF that the AF took “good enough” most of the time.. I think when the bird's eye caught the light, which wasn't often enough, and those times when I found the eye with the focus box the AF did a bit better … It may also be that even using the OIS that the shutter speed was a bit slow for my ability to hold the camera steady …Also, I seem to have more difficulty with red and Olympus than any other color.

All pictures here were taken using the M1.1.6 with the Panasonic 100-300mm lens except the Nuthatch when I was using the ZD50-200 Mark I lens …..

Stay Well …

WhyNot

WhyNot
WhyNot Veteran Member • Posts: 9,432
Re: From Niagara on the Lake

Looks like a fun trip ... would like to take one of those again someday ... Charlies Aunt! ... I've seen both the stage and movie versions but that was in the last century and I only vaguely remember it ... maybe I should look for the movie to refresh my memory .. I do like your version of that rose ... do you, like Rich, carry a spray bottle of water? .....

Stay well ....

WhyNot

bthomas001 Senior Member • Posts: 2,227
No Filters for Andrew....!

B+W minus 10 stop ND filter enabled a shutter speed of 60 seconds to give motion to the clouds...

You should order a -10 stop ND filter, Andrew

Also...exif says 30 seconds, but pretty certain this was at 60 seconds....

Filename - E3087061.ORF
ImageWidth - 4100
ImageLength - 3084
BitsPerSample -
Compression - 1 (None)
PhotometricInterpretation - 1
ImageDescription - OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Make - OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model - E-30
StripOffset - 1455616
Orientation - Top left
SamplesPerPixel - 1
RowsPerStrip - 3084
StripByteCount - 10384807
XResolution - 314
YResolution - 314
PlanarConfiguration - 1
ResolutionUnit - Inch
Software - Version 1.0
DateTime - 2020:07:08 20:26:33
ExifOffset - 266
ExposureTime - 60 seconds
FNumber - 6.30
ExposureProgram - Manual control
ISOSpeedRatings - 200
ExifVersion - 0221
DateTimeOriginal - 2020:07:08 20:26:33
DateTimeDigitized - 2020:07:08 20:26:33
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MaxApertureValue - F 3.50
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
LightSource - Shade
Flash -
FocalLength - 29 mm
UserComment -
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
FileSource - DSC - Digital still camera
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Manual
White Balance - Manual
DigitalZoomRatio - 1.00 x
SceneCaptureType - Standard
GainControl - Low gain up
Contrast - Soft
Saturation - Low
Sharpness - Normal

Maker Note (Vendor): -

bthomas001 Senior Member • Posts: 2,227
Re: Week @ Home – Birds

2nd birdie rendered....great!

Definitely red is hard for the E-M1x camera to get right...it is yellow for Canon, I believe 

EZGritz
EZGritz Senior Member • Posts: 2,551
Re: From Niagara on the Lake

My parents were married at the falls in 1949. I've never been there. Shame on me.

 EZGritz's gear list:EZGritz's gear list
Olympus E-M1 II Olympus E-M5 III Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Olympus Zuiko Digital 2.0x Teleconverter EC-20 +8 more
EZGritz
EZGritz Senior Member • Posts: 2,551
Re: Week @ Home – Birds

#2 and 3 very nice. Sharp, detailed, good contrast.

 EZGritz's gear list:EZGritz's gear list
Olympus E-M1 II Olympus E-M5 III Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Olympus Zuiko Digital 2.0x Teleconverter EC-20 +8 more
Olyinaz Veteran Member • Posts: 8,074
Moon again

Nothing special, just a good phase to photograph.  This time with the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary with the Canon 1.4x TC Mk III.  The Moon was low on the horizon just over the mountain and as such had terrible heat waves washing over it, so I think this result is pretty good considering.

Oly

 Olyinaz's gear list:Olyinaz's gear list
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bthomas001 Senior Member • Posts: 2,227
Re: Moon again

Very nice rendering Oly!

19andrew47
OP 19andrew47 Forum Pro • Posts: 37,147
Re: Week @ Home – Birds

The finch turned out really well WN.  I like the nuthatch too.  As you said about the cardinal, it is difficult to nail the focus at times in the shade.  I rarely get a bird that is particularly sharp but I mostly shoot them through the kitchen window!

Andrew

19andrew47
OP 19andrew47 Forum Pro • Posts: 37,147
Re: From Niagara on the Lake

It was stifling hot and humid WN.  The boulevards have an irrigation system in place and I suspect it had been activated not long before I took the flower images so I did not need to do anything.  I have no idea what those flowers were WN but I do not think it was a rose.  Both were very low to the ground, no more than a few inches away.

Andrew

19andrew47
OP 19andrew47 Forum Pro • Posts: 37,147
Re: From Niagara on the Lake

Great time to go Harvey, but during the week.  Alas, you would not be able to get to the Canadian side now though.

Andrew

19andrew47
OP 19andrew47 Forum Pro • Posts: 37,147
Re: No Filters for Andrew....!

I have never owned an ND filter Bruce. That makes the OMD EM1iii very appealing with its live ND option. That said, either option would require me to carry a tripod and that is something I am unwilling to do. On this trip I left the camera bag in the room after the first outing. It bothers my shoulders and neck now. I have a backpack but is a bother to get stuff in and out of so it is no longer used. I am not sure my aging body can take it either. It was great 14 y ago when filled with much heavier 4/3 gear but time marches on. I have been looking at smaller carbon fiber tripods but I am not sure the additional cost is worth the small difference in weight. I wish I had purchased a CF monopod instead of the aluminum version though for shooting hockey. The CF sucks less heat out of a naked hand than does the metal version!

I like the results using ND filters from time to time and if I thought I could carry a tripod I might get one.

Back in films days I carried a seven lenses, two camera bodies, a flash and other accessories in a Zero Haliburton briefcase type aluminum case and a tripod on hikes through Algonquin Park.  Youth has far fewer limitations!

Andrew

19andrew47
OP 19andrew47 Forum Pro • Posts: 37,147
Re: Moon again

A good result Oly.  With the Canon announcement on the side bar regarding their new RF 600 mm and 800 mm f/11 lenses it will be interesting to see how they review.  Adapting them for use on m4/3 would be a lost cause though being f/11!  The R5 looks interesting but it will be obscenely expensive here based on the pricing I am seeing.

Andrew

Craig from Nevada
Craig from Nevada Veteran Member • Posts: 7,613
Dog Days of Summer

Fuji X-H1 and 100-400mm with 1.4 teleconverter (I was looking for some birds in the backyard but there were none to be found.)

A big smile for Andrew.

Jake is growing up--8 months old.

I hope everyone is keeping well.

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19andrew47
OP 19andrew47 Forum Pro • Posts: 37,147
Re: Dog Days of Summer

Two nicely done portraits Craig.  Also, two very cute dogs!

Hope you and your family are doing well Craig and you are not working too hard!

Andrew

bthomas001 Senior Member • Posts: 2,227
Re: No Filters for Andrew....!

19andrew47 wrote:

I have never owned an ND filter Bruce. That makes the OMD EM1iii very appealing with its live ND option. That said, either option would require me to carry a tripod and that is something I am unwilling to do. On this trip I left the camera bag in the room after the first outing. It bothers my shoulders and neck now. I have a backpack but is a bother to get stuff in and out of so it is no longer used. I am not sure my aging body can take it either. It was great 14 y ago when filled with much heavier 4/3 gear but time marches on. I have been looking at smaller carbon fiber tripods but I am not sure the additional cost is worth the small difference in weight. I wish I had purchased a CF monopod instead of the aluminum version though for shooting hockey. The CF sucks less heat out of a naked hand than does the metal version!

I like the results using ND filters from time to time and if I thought I could carry a tripod I might get one.

Back in films days I carried a seven lenses, two camera bodies, a flash and other accessories in a Zero Haliburton briefcase type aluminum case and a tripod on hikes through Algonquin Park. Youth has far fewer limitations!

I was young once, too, Andrew! Shot weddings with 2x C-330's with the "real pentaprism's" (can you say HEAVY) hanging around my neck and carried 5 big, heavy double barreled lenses in a large bag. One lens has a "perfecto-mat" box on it that added "misty surround" or "heart shaped candle flames" in the bokeh...and/or double exposures masks (a standard for me was an outside shot of the church...a double exposure via the masks made it look like you could see through the church wall to see the wedding ocurring inside). No darkroom tricks, everything had to be on the printable negative and since it is a once in a lifetime event, no chance to go back for any do-overs....no instant feedback like we have today.

HAD to be right, first time, and every time. Talk about stress! And I had a growing family to support, often shot two weddings on a Saturday and a few times, was able to shoot 3 weddings on a Saturday. I gave discounts for Friday evening and Sunday weddings, too.

Can't imagine even being able to endure the pressure/stress, now!

Also about the in camera live ND in Olympus...

It is a 'stacking technique' that can be used with any camera. Simply shoot a burst and then take the images into post processing layers. Merge the layers and it will produce the effect. Olympus is doing it in camera. Works for some images but is not the same as a physical 10 stop ND filter. Is handy for the tripod-less, though.

Cheers!

Craig from Nevada
Craig from Nevada Veteran Member • Posts: 7,613
Re: Dog Days of Summer

19andrew47 wrote:

Two nicely done portraits Craig. Also, two very cute dogs!

Hope you and your family are doing well Craig and you are not working too hard!

Andrew

Thanks, Andrew.

I hope you and yours are well.

 Craig from Nevada's gear list:Craig from Nevada's gear list
Olympus Tough TG-4 Olympus E-30 Olympus E-620 Olympus E-5 Fujifilm X-T1 +25 more
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