***This week with your a7x/a9x/a1, May 1st - 7th, 2021***

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verybiglebowski
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Re: Little romance and little horror

rogerjosem wrote:

Outstanding series Viktor. Those colors!!! I'm a fan of your processing signature 🙂

Thank you Roger, much appreciated!

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paul katinas
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Burrowing Owls
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Burrowing Owls and Owlet.

Sony a7iii, Sony 200-600mm

Happy trails.

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First Studio Photoshoot since Covid (possibly NSW)
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relaxing in the shade
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VisionLight
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Re: NSW - If your work is photography . . .
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trainerKEN wrote:

. . . then this should be required viewing. Very nice concept and execution.

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Re: Loxia macro
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tbpeur01 wrote:

Lox 85 with achromat +3

Very nice 🙂

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Black cat.
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VisionLight
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1st Hummingbird of the Season
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It was raining lightly outside when I saw the first Hummingbirds of the season from my kitchen window. Luckily, my A7R IV with the Sigma 60-600mm lens mounted was close by:

The first hummingbird of the season from my kitchen window.

The male with his bright red throat feathers was also out there, but much too far away even for the big lens. I'll try to catch his portrait as well and post it in these threads.

Thanks for looking.

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BlueJakester
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Re: 1st Hummingbird of the Season

Excellent image. Nice shooting!

Jake

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travelinbri_74
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Re: Temple of Dawn (Bangkok) w/Sony A7R3 + Sigma 24-70/2.8A
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Still going through these, but here are a few of my favorites so far:

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VisionLight
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Re: Temple of Dawn (Bangkok) w/Sony A7R3 + Sigma 24-70/2.8A

travelinbri_74 wrote:

Still going through these, but here are a few of my favorites so far:

While I like the moodiness of first light on a cloudy day in this image, I also get the feeling of too much weight in the dark shadows pulling away from the presentation of the architecture. Have you tried bringing out the shadows slightly, not a lot so as not to affect the sky, while giving more dimension and a little color to the lower scene? The image certainly has plenty of latitude in those shadows. Just my observations, as your eye may be quite happy with the image as is.

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Re: 1st Hummingbird of the Season

BlueJakester wrote:

Excellent image. Nice shooting!

Jake

Thank you, Sir. Appreciate it.

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Re: Temple of Dawn (Bangkok) w/Sony A7R3 + Sigma 24-70/2.8A

VisionLight wrote:

travelinbri_74 wrote:

Still going through these, but here are a few of my favorites so far:

While I like the moodiness of first light on a cloudy day in this image, I also get the feeling of too much weight in the dark shadows pulling away from the presentation of the architecture. Have you tried bringing out the shadows slightly, not a lot so as not to affect the sky, while giving more dimension and a little color to the lower scene? The image certainly has plenty of latitude in those shadows. Just my observations, as your eye may be quite happy with the image as is.

Thanks, I actually totally agree with you but can't figure out a way to get the sky and the temple without it looking HDR and fake. Here was one attempt (from another composition sam day):

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VisionLight
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Re: Temple of Dawn (Bangkok) w/Sony A7R3 + Sigma 24-70/2.8A

travelinbri_74 wrote:

VisionLight wrote:

travelinbri_74 wrote:

Still going through these, but here are a few of my favorites so far:

While I like the moodiness of first light on a cloudy day in this image, I also get the feeling of too much weight in the dark shadows pulling away from the presentation of the architecture. Have you tried bringing out the shadows slightly, not a lot so as not to affect the sky, while giving more dimension and a little color to the lower scene? The image certainly has plenty of latitude in those shadows. Just my observations, as your eye may be quite happy with the image as is.

Thanks, I actually totally agree with you but can't figure out a way to get the sky and the temple without it looking HDR and fake. Here was one attempt (from another composition sam day):

I understand what you mean. Based on the 2nd image above, I applied what looks like an almost comparable opening of the shadows to the 1st image with hardly affecting the sky and came up with this:

In Photoshop, opening of the shadows by 12,10,30

This opens up a little of the green in the trees and some light on the lower details without, I think, looking too HDR. Even upping the adjustment slightly to 14,10,30 did look a little "off" to me. what do you think?

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travelinbri_74
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Re: Temple of Dawn (Bangkok) w/Sony A7R3 + Sigma 24-70/2.8A

VisionLight wrote:

travelinbri_74 wrote:

VisionLight wrote:

travelinbri_74 wrote:

Still going through these, but here are a few of my favorites so far:

While I like the moodiness of first light on a cloudy day in this image, I also get the feeling of too much weight in the dark shadows pulling away from the presentation of the architecture. Have you tried bringing out the shadows slightly, not a lot so as not to affect the sky, while giving more dimension and a little color to the lower scene? The image certainly has plenty of latitude in those shadows. Just my observations, as your eye may be quite happy with the image as is.

Thanks, I actually totally agree with you but can't figure out a way to get the sky and the temple without it looking HDR and fake. Here was one attempt (from another composition sam day):

I understand what you mean. Based on the 2nd image above, I applied what looks like an almost comparable opening of the shadows to the 1st image with hardly affecting the sky and came up with this:

In Photoshop, opening of the shadows by 12,10,30

This opens up a little of the green in the trees and some light on the lower details without, I think, looking too HDR. Even upping the adjustment slightly to 14,10,30 did look a little "off" to me. what do you think?

Thanks I like it - will have to decide which I like better. Here is one edited with the temple significantly lightened:

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Re: Seal, Gull, Crow.
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Nicely framed and processed. Well done 🙂

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ReRiksen Junior Member • Posts: 42
Trondheim, weather
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travelinbri_74
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Re: Trondheim, weather

Love these two!

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xyklisten Regular Member • Posts: 103
Re: ***This week with your a7x/a9x/a1, May 1st - 7th, 2021***
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Enjoyed the nice evening light during the weekend.

A7III & Sigma 24-70 2.8

MicahSYL
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Re: Day at the cemetery

John Borrelli wrote:

All the best, john

Very nice spontaneous Spring shots.  Cheers.

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