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Broken Window Macro + set up
Mar 7, 2012 18:09:18   #
Jambulee Loc: San Antonio del Mar,Tijuana,Mex
 
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw this box with a broken tinted car window, well I just had to go back today and shoot it. The images here are all HDR shot with a 10X close up filter, the tripod is the Manfrotto 190XBPRO and the 496RC2 ball head. Processing was done with NIK HDR pro and PS5.

Instead of buying a LCD hood for my display I remembered I had some old dividers from my old Tamrac Camera bag. Two dividers some gaffers tape and Velcro did the trick. Now I can spend that $20 on something else, like replacing the +4 close up lens I dropped yesterday and broke (it was only a few days old). Butter fingers strikes again.

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Mar 8, 2012 09:25:36   #
docrob Loc: Durango, Colorado
 
Jambulee wrote:
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw this box with a broken tinted car window, well I just had to go back today and shoot it. The images here are all HDR shot with a 10X close up filter, the tripod is the Manfrotto 190XBPRO and the 496RC2 ball head. Processing was done with NIK HDR pro and PS5.

Instead of buying a LCD hood for my display I remembered I had some old dividers from my old Tamrac Camera bag. Two dividers some gaffers tape and Velcro did the trick. Now I can spend that $20 on something else, like replacing the +4 close up lens I dropped yesterday and broke (it was only a few days old). Butter fingers strikes again.

http://www.lightrays-photography.com/LittleThings/Macro/i-kzZfh8s/0/M/Broken-Window-3997HDR-M.jpg

http://www.lightrays-photography.com/LittleThings/Macro/i-kzZfh8s/0/M/Broken-Window-3997HDR-M.jpg

http://www.lightrays-photography.com/LittleThings/Macro/i-dz56J5Z/0/M/Broken-Window-3991HDR-M.jpg
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw t... (show quote)


I am curious - what did the HDR add to this shot?

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Mar 8, 2012 10:31:14   #
ShooterOR
 
docrob wrote:
Jambulee wrote:
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw this box with a broken tinted car window, well I just had to go back today and shoot it. The images here are all HDR shot with a 10X close up filter, the tripod is the Manfrotto 190XBPRO and the 496RC2 ball head. Processing was done with NIK HDR pro and PS5.

Instead of buying a LCD hood for my display I remembered I had some old dividers from my old Tamrac Camera bag. Two dividers some gaffers tape and Velcro did the trick. Now I can spend that $20 on something else, like replacing the +4 close up lens I dropped yesterday and broke (it was only a few days old). Butter fingers strikes again.

http://www.lightrays-photography.com/LittleThings/Macro/i-kzZfh8s/0/M/Broken-Window-3997HDR-M.jpg

http://www.lightrays-photography.com/LittleThings/Macro/i-kzZfh8s/0/M/Broken-Window-3997HDR-M.jpg

http://www.lightrays-photography.com/LittleThings/Macro/i-dz56J5Z/0/M/Broken-Window-3991HDR-M.jpg
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw t... (show quote)


I am curious - what did the HDR add to this shot?
quote=Jambulee As I was walking my dog Jedi the y... (show quote)


Me too. Given the very narrow DOF, I would like to see this as a focus stack abstract.

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Mar 8, 2012 13:55:46   #
Jambulee Loc: San Antonio del Mar,Tijuana,Mex
 
[quote=ShooterOR]
docrob wrote:
Jambulee wrote:
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw this box with a broken tinted car window, well I just had to go back today and shoot it. The images here are all HDR shot with a 10X close up filter, the tripod is the Manfrotto 190XBPRO and the 496RC2 ball head. Processing was done with NIK HDR pro and PS5.

Instead of buying a LCD hood for my display I remembered I had some old dividers from my old Tamrac Camera bag. Two dividers some gaffers tape and Velcro did the trick. Now I can spend that $20 on something else, like replacing the +4 close up lens I dropped yesterday and broke (it was only a few days old). Butter fingers strikes again.

I am curious - what did the HDR add to this shot?
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw t... (show quote)


Me too. Given the very narrow DOF, I would like to see this as a focus stack abstract.
quote=Jambulee As I was walking my dog Jedi the y... (show quote)


Thank you for your interest in in my work

The best way to answer what HDR added is for you to see for yourself so I added the -2 exp of the HDR. As far as focus stacking this one that's not what came to mind when I visualized ("pre-visualization" doesn't make any sense) the images from this window.

Also I made a mistake in my original post and added two of the same shots so I re-posted it with the 3 finals. Please click on the other post.

Thanks again. David
This is the -2 exposure of the HDR
This is the -2 exposure of the HDR...

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Mar 8, 2012 14:19:09   #
ShooterOR
 
[quote=Jambulee]
ShooterOR wrote:
docrob wrote:
Jambulee wrote:
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw this box with a broken tinted car window, well I just had to go back today and shoot it. The images here are all HDR shot with a 10X close up filter, the tripod is the Manfrotto 190XBPRO and the 496RC2 ball head. Processing was done with NIK HDR pro and PS5.

Instead of buying a LCD hood for my display I remembered I had some old dividers from my old Tamrac Camera bag. Two dividers some gaffers tape and Velcro did the trick. Now I can spend that $20 on something else, like replacing the +4 close up lens I dropped yesterday and broke (it was only a few days old). Butter fingers strikes again.

I am curious - what did the HDR add to this shot?
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw t... (show quote)


Me too. Given the very narrow DOF, I would like to see this as a focus stack abstract.
quote=Jambulee As I was walking my dog Jedi the y... (show quote)


Thank you for your interest in in my work

The best way to answer what HDR added is for you to see for yourself so I added the -2 exp of the HDR. As far as focus stacking this one that's not what came to mind when I visualized ("pre-visualization" doesn't make any sense) the images from this window.

Also I made a mistake in my original post and added two of the same shots so I re-posted it with the 3 finals. Please click on the other post.

Thanks again. David
quote=docrob quote=Jambulee As I was walking my ... (show quote)


OK. Now you have another project!--Return to do a series of images to stack. LOL.

:) ;-)

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Mar 8, 2012 14:51:48   #
Jambulee Loc: San Antonio del Mar,Tijuana,Mex
 
[quote=ShooterOR]
Jambulee wrote:
ShooterOR wrote:
docrob wrote:
Jambulee wrote:
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw this box with a broken tinted car window, well I just had to go back today and shoot it. The images here are all HDR shot with a 10X close up filter, the tripod is the Manfrotto 190XBPRO and the 496RC2 ball head. Processing was done with NIK HDR pro and PS5.

Instead of buying a LCD hood for my display I remembered I had some old dividers from my old Tamrac Camera bag. Two dividers some gaffers tape and Velcro did the trick. Now I can spend that $20 on something else, like replacing the +4 close up lens I dropped yesterday and broke (it was only a few days old). Butter fingers strikes again.

I am curious - what did the HDR add to this shot?
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw t... (show quote)


Me too. Given the very narrow DOF, I would like to see this as a focus stack abstract.
quote=Jambulee As I was walking my dog Jedi the y... (show quote)


Thank you for your interest in in my work

The best way to answer what HDR added is for you to see for yourself so I added the -2 exp of the HDR. As far as focus stacking this one that's not what came to mind when I visualized ("pre-visualization" doesn't make any sense) the images from this window.

Also I made a mistake in my original post and added two of the same shots so I re-posted it with the 3 finals. Please click on the other post.

Thanks again. David
quote=docrob quote=Jambulee As I was walking my ... (show quote)


OK. Now you have another project!--Return to do a series of images to stack. LOL.

:) ;-)
quote=ShooterOR quote=docrob quote=Jambulee As ... (show quote)


Well since you mentioned it...but unfortunately someone cleaned up the mess.

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Mar 8, 2012 19:26:07   #
docrob Loc: Durango, Colorado
 
ahhh thanks i see that now.

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Mar 9, 2012 09:50:34   #
ShooterOR
 
Jambulee wrote:
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw this box with a broken tinted car window, well I just had to go back today and shoot it. The images here are all HDR shot with a 10X close up filter, the tripod is the Manfrotto 190XBPRO and the 496RC2 ball head. Processing was done with NIK HDR pro and PS5.

Instead of buying a LCD hood for my display I remembered I had some old dividers from my old Tamrac Camera bag. Two dividers some gaffers tape and Velcro did the trick. Now I can spend that $20 on something else, like replacing the +4 close up lens I dropped yesterday and broke (it was only a few days old). Butter fingers strikes again.

http://www.lightrays-photography.com/LittleThings/Macro/i-kzZfh8s/0/M/Broken-Window-3997HDR-M.jpg

http://www.lightrays-photography.com/LittleThings/Macro/i-kzZfh8s/0/M/Broken-Window-3997HDR-M.jpg

http://www.lightrays-photography.com/LittleThings/Macro/i-dz56J5Z/0/M/Broken-Window-3991HDR-M.jpg
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw t... (show quote)


Two questions: How do you like the Manfrotto 190XPROB? and what DLSR are you using with the flip out LCD monitor?

I also use the 190 and just curious about your experiences with it. Thanks.

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Mar 9, 2012 13:35:41   #
Jambulee Loc: San Antonio del Mar,Tijuana,Mex
 
[quote=ShooterOR]
Jambulee wrote:
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw this box with a broken tinted car window, well I just had to go back today and shoot it. The images here are all HDR shot with a 10X close up filter, the tripod is the Manfrotto 190XBPRO and the 496RC2 ball head. Processing was done with NIK HDR pro and PS5.

Instead of buying a LCD hood for my display I remembered I had some old dividers from my old Tamrac Camera bag. Two dividers some gaffers tape and Velcro did the trick. Now I can spend that $20 on something else, like replacing the +4 close up lens I dropped yesterday and broke (it was only a few days old). Butter fingers strikes again.



Two questions: How do you like the Manfrotto 190XPROB? and what DLSR are you using with the flip out LCD monitor?

I also use the 190 and just curious about your experiences with it.
Thanks.
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw t... (show quote)


Good Morning Shooter, the camera is a Canon 60D and I love it. The tripod I also enjoy. The horizontal center post is a must for the work I do. The only drawback is its stability in the horizontal mode, very shaky, so remote shutter release is a must. In the standard mode I have had no issues with shaking in windy conditions. I like its lightweight as well. Another essential for ground level work is knee pads.

What has been you experience with it?

David

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Mar 9, 2012 14:27:27   #
ShooterOR
 
[quote=Jambulee]
ShooterOR wrote:
Jambulee wrote:
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw this box with a broken tinted car window, well I just had to go back today and shoot it. The images here are all HDR shot with a 10X close up filter, the tripod is the Manfrotto 190XBPRO and the 496RC2 ball head. Processing was done with NIK HDR pro and PS5.

Instead of buying a LCD hood for my display I remembered I had some old dividers from my old Tamrac Camera bag. Two dividers some gaffers tape and Velcro did the trick. Now I can spend that $20 on something else, like replacing the +4 close up lens I dropped yesterday and broke (it was only a few days old). Butter fingers strikes again.



Two questions: How do you like the Manfrotto 190XPROB? and what DLSR are you using with the flip out LCD monitor?

I also use the 190 and just curious about your experiences with it.
Thanks.
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw t... (show quote)


Good Morning Shooter, the camera is a Canon 60D and I love it. The tripod I also enjoy. The horizontal center post is a must for the work I do. The only drawback is its stability in the horizontal mode, very shaky, so remote shutter release is a must. In the standard mode I have had no issues with shaking in windy conditions. I like its lightweight as well. Another essential for ground level work is knee pads.

What has been you experience with it?

David
quote=Jambulee As I was walking my dog Jedi the y... (show quote)


Similar. For macros, I also use a focusing rail which adds weight and instability when using the horizontal setup. Overall, I've been satisfied with the tripod. I had misplaced my remote cable (I shoot digital with a Nikon D300), so I was using the 1 second shutter delay coupled with the 2 second self-timer, to minimize vibration. Finally found the shutter release.... I share your need for knee pads. My next "macro" purchase will be a right angle viewfinder. Nikons are kinda spendy (around $200.00). They allow you to look down to focus and also include a 2x magnification. Is the 60D fullframe?

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Mar 9, 2012 16:14:29   #
Jambulee Loc: San Antonio del Mar,Tijuana,Mex
 
[quote=ShooterOR]
Jambulee wrote:
ShooterOR wrote:
Jambulee wrote:
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw this box with a broken tinted car window, well I just had to go back today and shoot it. The images here are all HDR shot with a 10X close up filter, the tripod is the Manfrotto 190XBPRO and the 496RC2 ball head. Processing was done with NIK HDR pro and PS5.

Instead of buying a LCD hood for my display I remembered I had some old dividers from my old Tamrac Camera bag. Two dividers some gaffers tape and Velcro did the trick. Now I can spend that $20 on something else, like replacing the +4 close up lens I dropped yesterday and broke (it was only a few days old). Butter fingers strikes again.



Two questions: How do you like the Manfrotto 190XPROB? and what DLSR are you using with the flip out LCD monitor?

I also use the 190 and just curious about your experiences with it.
Thanks.
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw t... (show quote)


Good Morning Shooter, the camera is a Canon 60D and I love it. The tripod I also enjoy. The horizontal center post is a must for the work I do. The only drawback is its stability in the horizontal mode, very shaky, so remote shutter release is a must. In the standard mode I have had no issues with shaking in windy conditions. I like its lightweight as well. Another essential for ground level work is knee pads.

What has been you experience with it?

David
quote=Jambulee As I was walking my dog Jedi the y... (show quote)


Similar. For macros, I also use a focusing rail which adds weight and instability when using the horizontal setup. Overall, I've been satisfied with the tripod. I had misplaced my remote cable (I shoot digital with a Nikon D300), so I was using the 1 second shutter delay coupled with the 2 second self-timer, to minimize vibration. Finally found the shutter release.... I share your need for knee pads. My next "macro" purchase will be a right angle viewfinder. Nikons are kinda spendy (around $200.00). They allow you to look down to focus and also include a 2x magnification. Is the 60D fullframe?
quote=ShooterOR quote=Jambulee As I was walking ... (show quote)


No the sensor is 1.6 "c" however in live view on the LCD its close according to the specs, I can't tell the difference. Live view also has a 5X and 10 X magnification, and what I find quite cool is a level.

Tell me about your focusing rail? Do you have an image of the setup?

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Mar 9, 2012 16:39:16   #
ShooterOR
 
[quote=Jambulee]
ShooterOR wrote:
Jambulee wrote:
ShooterOR wrote:
Jambulee wrote:
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw this box with a broken tinted car window, well I just had to go back today and shoot it. The images here are all HDR shot with a 10X close up filter, the tripod is the Manfrotto 190XBPRO and the 496RC2 ball head. Processing was done with NIK HDR pro and PS5.

Instead of buying a LCD hood for my display I remembered I had some old dividers from my old Tamrac Camera bag. Two dividers some gaffers tape and Velcro did the trick. Now I can spend that $20 on something else, like replacing the +4 close up lens I dropped yesterday and broke (it was only a few days old). Butter fingers strikes again.



Two questions: How do you like the Manfrotto 190XPROB? and what DLSR are you using with the flip out LCD monitor?

I also use the 190 and just curious about your experiences with it.
Thanks.
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw t... (show quote)


Good Morning Shooter, the camera is a Canon 60D and I love it. The tripod I also enjoy. The horizontal center post is a must for the work I do. The only drawback is its stability in the horizontal mode, very shaky, so remote shutter release is a must. In the standard mode I have had no issues with shaking in windy conditions. I like its lightweight as well. Another essential for ground level work is knee pads.

What has been you experience with it?

David
quote=Jambulee As I was walking my dog Jedi the y... (show quote)


Similar. For macros, I also use a focusing rail which adds weight and instability when using the horizontal setup. Overall, I've been satisfied with the tripod. I had misplaced my remote cable (I shoot digital with a Nikon D300), so I was using the 1 second shutter delay coupled with the 2 second self-timer, to minimize vibration. Finally found the shutter release.... I share your need for knee pads. My next "macro" purchase will be a right angle viewfinder. Nikons are kinda spendy (around $200.00). They allow you to look down to focus and also include a 2x magnification. Is the 60D fullframe?
quote=ShooterOR quote=Jambulee As I was walking ... (show quote)


No the sensor is 1.6 "c" however in live view on the LCD its close according to the specs, I can't tell the difference. Live view also has a 5X and 10 X magnification, and what I find quite cool is a level.

Tell me about your focusing rail? Do you have an image of the setup?
quote=Jambulee quote=ShooterOR quote=Jambulee A... (show quote)


I purchased a velbon four way focusing rail from Adorama. I don't have an image available today, but I'll shoot my setup and post it on here in a day or so. I'm currently away from home. The rail has no scale, so I probably end up overshooting when taking images to stack. Essentially, I focus the first, shoot, advance the rail 1/2 turn and repeat... until I've reached the last focal plane I want in focus. It's not perfect... but I've spent my whole life "making do", so I'm kinda used to it. My next project: build a large format camera. We'll see if that ever comes to fruition. Even when not shooting for focus-stacking, the device is handy for adjusting macro compositions from side to side and front to back.

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Mar 9, 2012 21:20:31   #
Jambulee Loc: San Antonio del Mar,Tijuana,Mex
 
[quote=ShooterOR]
Jambulee wrote:
ShooterOR wrote:
Jambulee wrote:
ShooterOR wrote:
Jambulee wrote:
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw this box with a broken tinted car window, well I just had to go back today and shoot it. The images here are all HDR shot with a 10X close up filter, the tripod is the Manfrotto 190XBPRO and the 496RC2 ball head. Processing was done with NIK HDR pro and PS5.

Instead of buying a LCD hood for my display I remembered I had some old dividers from my old Tamrac Camera bag. Two dividers some gaffers tape and Velcro did the trick. Now I can spend that $20 on something else, like replacing the +4 close up lens I dropped yesterday and broke (it was only a few days old). Butter fingers strikes again.



Two questions: How do you like the Manfrotto 190XPROB? and what DLSR are you using with the flip out LCD monitor?

I also use the 190 and just curious about your experiences with it.
Thanks.
As I was walking my dog Jedi the yesterday I saw t... (show quote)


Good Morning Shooter, the camera is a Canon 60D and I love it. The tripod I also enjoy. The horizontal center post is a must for the work I do. The only drawback is its stability in the horizontal mode, very shaky, so remote shutter release is a must. In the standard mode I have had no issues with shaking in windy conditions. I like its lightweight as well. Another essential for ground level work is knee pads.

What has been you experience with it?

David
quote=Jambulee As I was walking my dog Jedi the y... (show quote)


Similar. For macros, I also use a focusing rail which adds weight and instability when using the horizontal setup. Overall, I've been satisfied with the tripod. I had misplaced my remote cable (I shoot digital with a Nikon D300), so I was using the 1 second shutter delay coupled with the 2 second self-timer, to minimize vibration. Finally found the shutter release.... I share your need for knee pads. My next "macro" purchase will be a right angle viewfinder. Nikons are kinda spendy (around $200.00). They allow you to look down to focus and also include a 2x magnification. Is the 60D fullframe?
quote=ShooterOR quote=Jambulee As I was walking ... (show quote)


No the sensor is 1.6 "c" however in live view on the LCD its close according to the specs, I can't tell the difference. Live view also has a 5X and 10 X magnification, and what I find quite cool is a level.

Tell me about your focusing rail? Do you have an image of the setup?
quote=Jambulee quote=ShooterOR quote=Jambulee A... (show quote)


I purchased a velbon four way focusing rail from Adorama. I don't have an image available today, but I'll shoot my setup and post it on here in a day or so. I'm currently away from home. The rail has no scale, so I probably end up overshooting when taking images to stack. Essentially, I focus the first, shoot, advance the rail 1/2 turn and repeat... until I've reached the last focal plane I want in focus. It's not perfect... but I've spent my whole life "making do", so I'm kinda used to it. My next project: build a large format camera. We'll see if that ever comes to fruition. Even when not shooting for focus-stacking, the device is handy for adjusting macro compositions from side to side and front to back.
quote=ShooterOR quote=Jambulee quote=ShooterOR ... (show quote)


Thanks shooter I'll check it out

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