Homer Alaska sunrise

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by texascbx, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran

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    Jul 10, 2010
    Canton Texas
    Ricky
    ISO 50 HDR jpeg, aperture priority, cropped with Aftershot Pro and taken with A77 and Tamron 18-270 PZD.

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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I know how hard it is to hold any detail in the foreground in shots like this. Nice work. Is the HDR "in camera" or in post?
     
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  3. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran

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    Jul 10, 2010
    Canton Texas
    Ricky
    In camera. It does pretty good. Good enough that I can forget about doing HDR in post now.

    Works a little like "hand held twilight mode" in that it takes multiple shots and makes one shot out of them except "hand held twilight" is pretty much on auto and bumps the ISO way up with no control over aperture.

    I checked the focus with focus peaking and I think the aperture was at 7.1. I have started using focus peaking nearly all the time to check focus. Real handy for checking DOF.
     
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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I like this one.
     
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  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Such an atypical view of what most of us think of Alaska - and a real beauty, Ricky. Visiting your old stomping grounds? I'm embarrassed to say that I've never visited that great state of wonders.
     
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  6. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    We've been to Homer several times over 25 year time frame, and the weather and conditions vary dramatically. You captured a very nice moment, in a very scenic area.
     
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  7. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran

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    Jul 10, 2010
    Canton Texas
    Ricky
    Brought back about 120 pounds or so of fish too. My wife was shivering in the car while I stood there shooting. Too dim to get shots of all the eagles flying around.

    In these situations where the light is iffy, I generally will trust the cam with the HDR multi-shot jpeg or multi-shot noise reduction jpeg. I have tried the jpeg/RAW setting and while it allows you to bring some of the highlights up, it never can match the in camera HDR no matter how much time is spent later in post. Plus with a 18Mb size jpeg, you do have a little wiggle room in post if need be because there is a lot of info in that file.

    Thanks for the comments.
     
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  8. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    Very nice!
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    That must have been something!
     
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