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#1 geedee

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 04:25 AM

I suspect these two pics fall into my usual trend of "record" photography, though I thought there might be some interest in them and would be keen to know if there was an obvious better way to approach such subjects.. CC as ever will be gratefully received.

 

Exterior   f 8   1/400     auto ISO 125    Nikkor 14-24 @ 18mm

 

Interior   f 2.8   1/100  ISO 1100    Nikkor 14-24 @14mm 

I used PP to reduce highlights in an attempt to get some detail in the window structure.

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 09:20 AM

Is that your pile, Geedee ? ;)

Very nice.  The interior has that dark oak cool vibe to it. Lots of detail in the wallpaper and the carpets.  I'd like to see more of the stain glass window, but I reckon you'd have to do a bracket sequence and merge job.

That's an impressive lens !



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:44 AM

Rod....Nah, I wanted to downsize to the house in the pic..... but her ladyship would not wear it.....(-:

 

As you well know my PP skills are severely limited, I did the best I could to get window detail using the highlights slider in Elements. YEAH, I really need to educate myself more re PP...

 

Just looking at the front element and the weight of the 14-24 impressed me, lusted after it for years having been diverted to the 16-35 Nikkor as it had more zoom range and VR the latter being more important given I do not have the steadiest hands.. 

 

The 16-35 is at Nikon for an overhaul to clean the elements as one element seems to have become misty (fungal.?)  ESTIMATE £160 for a clean up attempt... seems some fungi can damage glass..!!

 

I pressed the camera up against a door frame to try to eliminate shakes. It would have been interesting to compare the 16-35 in the same situation though at a max of f4 available I suspect the ISO would have climbed...and the VR would perhaps not been an advantage given the use of a door frame to steady things up.. I also suspect the extra 2mm in focal length would have restricted the width of that which I might have been able to catch with the 16-35..?

 

The exterior pic is cropped somewhat from the original.  



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:50 PM

I like both images. Interior is especially interesting and I am drawn in by the light from the windows at the end of the room. The shadows are dark on the exterior shot. 



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:56 AM

I am not going to do any CC because I know nothing about this type of photography.  I do know that I like the interior image very much!  Very cool Gedee B) .  It's kind of Escher-esque!  I like the lighting and color - it's a very nice shot!  WOW!


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 01:19 AM

Thanks for taking the time to comment guys. John, you are dead right, the shadows are too dark, I slid the shadows slider circa 50%  and I think the image improved... copied below.

 

I took a few pics of the interior, though the colour cast was stronger/warmer, the nearer to the windows I stood... Have attached another that I adjusted in PP to cool the colours a touch.

 

Jonny, If one required to be some sort of expert on any aspect of photography to comment then I would be gagged... (-: I am just pleased that anyone takes the time to judge my pics.  I have little to no PP skills though with very basic aspects of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10  I was able to reduce the blown out window frame to show some detail in the glazing and in the same programme I was able to adjust the shadows in the exterior pic... My desire was to try to improve my in-camera skills, before moving into the area of trying to acquire PP skills. Even some very basic aspects of PP can greatly improve pics that otherwise might be thought to be spoiled by incorrect settings or too much dynamic range for a camera to capture...?    

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:51 AM

Jonny - Escher-esque !!??  Young man; in this group we obey the laws of three dimensional space !!!!! :)

|Good comment, though.  I see exactly what you mean B)

Geedee, the first exterior in your second post is nice - you treated the shadows well.

Theres nothing wrong with the interior photo, except when compared to the first one you posted it lacks the warm dark aura and the contrasting bright windows.



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:27 AM

I agree with Rod; what he said.  I still really like the staircase Gedee!


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 05:50 AM

Pleased that you like the staircase Jonny, I do too given the craftsmanship and architectural input to it, I would have liked to have been able to do it more justice.  Rod, see what happens when numpties play around with PP...  Have attached the "original" of the second interior pic to give you something to compare with. Had to zoom out to avoid bringing the windows into the scene which would have pushed the camera`s ability to capture anything given the likely dynamic range in play at the time..

 

F2.8  1/100th   auto ISO 3200  Nikkor [email protected] 24mm pattern metering. No PP other than converting from Raw to JPEG and reducing the overall size.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 09:32 AM

That place looks gorgeous! Good job capturing it! Is that a gong after the first flight of stairs? 



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 10:31 AM

That's a very nice PP edit in the second interior, Geedee.  It brings out lots of subtle detail.



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:26 AM

Vitor, every flight of stairs has a gong at the first landing....No..?  (-:  Glad you like the place, it was a private house back in time and is now what we know as a country house hotel in the UK

 

Rod which version of the SECOND interior pic are you referring to.... the latter of the two is direct out of the camera..?  This can all become too confusing for an old guy who is easily confused...(-:


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 03:33 AM

The edited one.  The third photo in the group you posted at 0719. ;)


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