Azuremen's photos - Spring and Summer vibes

Discussion in 'Art & Photography' started by Azuremen, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Azuremen

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    Was time to update this first post to be a bit more accurate, seeing how it is ancient in terms of my work and equipment.

    Gear List

    Fuji 2020 Update
    Traded my Fuji 50/2 WR to a friend for his Fuji 35/1.4, sold my 23/1.4 and Samyang 12/2, picked up the Laowa 9mm and another 18mm F/2.

    I borrowed the 35/1.4 and realized how much more I preferred it to the 23/1.4 for portrait work, and the 16/1.4 had completely replaced the 23/1.4 for documentary work and wide angle portrait work. I'm very much a wide angle and normal lens user, and adding the 18mm back in gives me a very compact option for casual documentary work and a lighweight 2 lens kit with the 35/1.4 and X-E3.


    Digital Bodies
    Fujifilm X-Pro2 (need to repair)
    Fujifilm X-T2
    Fujifilm X-E3
    Fujifilm X-E1
    Canon 5D Mark II

    Film Bodies
    Canon Canonet QL-17
    Minolta X-700 (x2)
    Minolta SRT 101 (x2 - one black, one silver)
    Minolta XG1
    Nikon EM
    Nikon Nikkormat
    Pentax Spotmatic
    Ricoh 500G black

    Fuji X Mount
    Laowa 9mm F/2.8

    Samyang 12mm F/2 NCS
    Fuji 16mm F/1.4 R WR
    Fuji 18mm F/2 R
    Fuji 23mm F/1.4 R
    7artisans 25mm F/1.8
    Fuji 35mm F/1.4 R
    Fuji 35mm F/2 WR
    7artisans 35mm F/1.2
    Fuji 50mm F/2 WR
    Samyang 85mm F/1.8 NCS
    Mitakon Lens Turbo II EF
    Meike 10mm Extension Tube
    Meike 16mm Extension Tube

    Nikon F Mount
    Nikon 28mm F/2.8 Series E
    Nikon 50mm F/1.8 Series E
    Nikkor-SC 55mm F/1.2
    Rokinon 85mm F/1.4
    Nikon 100mm F/2.8 Series E
    Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8 Macro

    M42 Mount
    Enna Munchen 35mm F/3.5
    Yashica 50mm F/1.7
    Super Takumar 50mm F/1.4 (8 Element)
    Fujinon 50mm F/1.4
    Super Takumar 55mm F/2
    Argus Auto-Cintar 55mm F/2
    Takumar 85mm F/1.9
    Takumar 100mm F/4 bellows
    Takumar 135mm F/2.5
    Isco-Gottingen 135mm F/3.5
    Noritar 250mm F/4.5
    Sun Auto 85-210mm F/4.8
    2x extender, M42
    3x extender, M42

    Minolta MD
    Minolta Celtic 28mm F/2.8 MC
    Minolta 45mm F/2 MD
    Minolta 50mm F/1.7 MD
    Minolta 50mm F/1.4 MD
    Rokkor 58mm F/1.4 MC (2x - one has stripped coatings)
    Noname 135mm F/2.8 MC
    2x Extender

    Light
    Godox TT350F
    Godox XT1-F

    Yongnuo YN560 III (2x)
    Yongnuo RT


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  2. Perfect Balance

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    I really like the MR-S vent.:tup:
     
  3. Azuremen

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    One
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    And an HDR fiddle type deal.
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    EDIT: And one more to add on there I guess...
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  4. Perfect Balance

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    Snap. Those are sweet.
     
  5. Bram Turismo

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    Absolutely adoring that first shot Cody :tup:
     
  6. Beerz

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    I'm really liking the 3rd one on your first post, the tones and the depth of field all flow very well.

    The b/w one would look better (imo) if you hadn't left colour on the part of the shot that's out of focus, feels a bit weird having your attention pulled to the part that's not focused. Other than that, I like it.

    2nd one could use a bit of photoshop to remove that half-light from there, but I quite like the overall feeling.

    On this update, the first shot feels the best to me. b/w was a great choice, and the contrast is spot on.
    What was the exposure time on that one, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  7. Azuremen

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    Dual exposure. 30 seconds at F/8 and 100 seconds at f/8, ISO 200 for both. I did the white balance in Photoshop with the raws, then just copied one exposure and made it a layer in the second, one of the layer blending filters, merged down, small tweak of curves, and then converted to black and white using a maximum black preset with some tweaks. In theory, stuff I could do using film, but would be a lot of work.

    The star trials are the cheater indicator that I did a dual exposure. No HDR though, just wanted a little more exposure of the stacks but still wanted the airplane in there too.

    EDIT: Here it is in color before I converted it to black and white.
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  8. Syntax error

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    Great shots (all of them). I especially like the smoke trailing out of the stacks.
     
  9. boiltheocean

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    Nice stuff. I think I like the colour shot more than the B&W edit.
     
  10. Beerz

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    Same here, the tones are really great. :)
     
  11. Slicks

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    Love the 1st and 4th shots, Cody.
     
  12. Azuremen

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    So, went back out to the same spot, different lighting though - earlier at night so the stadium lights were still on, which is a lot more ambient light up there. And light pollution (to the point of problem on longer exposures)

    Anyhow, was shooting something else when I realized a jet was getting ready to take off. So in my rush, I moved the tripod and took a shot. Sadly, I also bumped it, so I took another exposure after the jet and have attempted to combine them to remove the focus issues on the building... only problem is I can't get it how I'd like due to light pollution and a small lens flare. So, these two are what I've produced so far...

    I prefer the values in this first one more, and the contrast
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    But this one has the red and green strobe light showing... so yeah.
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    And here is a sunset I took.
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  13. Cano

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    long exposures are something I really REALLY want to try soon. After I move to the new apartment I will try to get some night stuff done.

    Azure, I think you might like this (clickety click) (: if you dont know his work alredy.
     
  14. Azuremen

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    All right kids, I now have a Flickr

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/azuremen/

    Cano, long exposures are fun, but you've got to be patient with them. And careful with how to do lighting as you take the shot. Nothing sucks more to take a long exposure and find out you have a bit of lens flare.

    That gallery is awesome by the way. Me like.

    And here are some random shots over the past few days.

    Trip down to the river.
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    Playing with F/1.8
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  15. Azuremen

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    Looks like I need to update some links real quick.

    Latest photo. Bored at the laundry mat...
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  16. cardude2004

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    So, what is an HDR picture? They looks so crisp and detailed.
     
  17. boiltheocean

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    @ cardude2004

    HDR stands for High Dynamic Range.

    In a nutshell they are different exposures merged together to get a more detailed shot.
    Link - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging

    Look at the Exposure examples subheading and you'll see what it's about.
     
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  18. Syntax error

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    The winter plant shots are great. Especially together. :tup:
     
  19. Azuremen

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    Thanks, I quite like how they turned out. Though, there about 100 other pictures I haven't really bothered with - most just don't turn out quite right.

    Latest bits from my camera.

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  20. Omnis

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    Is the first pic a titration?
     
  21. Azuremen

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    No, though close. Just a quick acid base neutralization, but not measured. Titration lab is later down the road :p
     
  22. Azuremen

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    So, what program do you guys use to create an HDR image? Is it a feature of photoshop, or do you use a separate program?
     
  24. Azuremen

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    PS CS3 generally.

    Some pictures from an autocross
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  25. Syntax error

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    Death to the cones!! Nice action shots, especially the first two. I'd be tempted to clone stamp out the person in the first shot.
     
  26. Azuremen

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    I just left the person there because it helps to give a since of speed with blur.

    One of the more interesting long exposure shots from the other night...

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  27. ceiling_fan

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    Good stuff here :tup: Nice action shots, cool long-exposure stuff too. I need to hang out in the subforum more.
     
  28. boiltheocean

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    Awesome long exposure and I'm loving the tone on the Autocross set.

    Keep this up :tup:
     
  29. Azuremen

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    Recent hike and drive (the same one for my sideways photos) produced this, among some others I may post up...

    Click to jump to my Flickr, which has a handy 1280 by 1024 size...
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  30. Azuremen

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    Recent sunset out on the Palouse.