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[C&C] Wind in the Trees

Discussion in 'Photo Critique' started by ReD, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Wind in the Trees

    Outside my back door last night trying to capture wind in the trees
    Iso 800 ¼ sec hand held

    On the camera screen it looked well lit (better than presented here). After transfer it was almost completely dark so needed pp adjustment.

    This made me wonder whether I’d be better off trying to adjust / calibrate camera screen brightness to my monitor (if that is possible) – it would make composition harder but at least I’d get a better visual feel / feedback & select the appropriate settings for SOOC

    Any other pointers appreciated

     
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  2. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    I'm not saying it would've worked, but I probably would've experimented with using a flash during that long exposure time, so that there would be one crisp imprint of the trees amongst the blurred movement. I would've had to make adjustments not to over-expose, but barely, since the sky would be unaffected. And it might not have looked cool, but then again it might've been kinda cool, especially if you could extend the time out to over a second. One crisp imprint with motion blur behind it...
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I like it as it is. As for it looking brighter on your screen than it does later, I'm not sure there is anything you can do about that. Cameras handle this differently. Some will show you an approximate exposure....others will assume you know what kind of exposure you want and just brighten the screen to aid in framing. Does you Fuji manual explain how it works?

    I also like Kyle's idea, but I understand nothing of flash photography
     
  4. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    cool idea from Kyle & worth a crack to compare - I think the term is curtain flash or something & i'd need a tripod set up

    too much lighten in pp on the original & the softness is lost
     
  5. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    A quick example...

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    This was hand held on the X100. The crisp imprint of the guy is when the flash went off, but the trails are the remainder of the open shutter time.
     
  6. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    that to me looks like they are going upwards
     
  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Yeah it does. No way for me to have the flash fire at the end of the shutter time, just the beginning. But for your tree shot, it shouldn't matter.
     
  8. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
  9. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    ...and today is the day I learned what rear curtain sync is! Thanks, man.