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#1 Roderick

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 10:35 AM

1/1250th, f8, ISO 5600, 600mm

Did the smart object/stack/mean trick in PS to try and sort the noise problem.  Maybe I should have stacked more images ?

I was hoping for a better reflection in the drops but maybe next time

Almost filled an SD card trying to catch the right moment :rolleyes:

Stacked 6 frames, cropped about 20%

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Not exactly a "rainy night in Georgia", but the afternoon is dark, overcast and, well, raining, so "... sometimes it feels like its rainin' all over the world."

 

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 11:38 AM

I've not done that process with terrestrial images, but did it all the time when I was involved in astrophotography.  Looks like you had fun doing it. :-)

 

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 12:00 PM

:)

Thanks David.  Not much else to do today - no solar eclipses in there parts.

As the saying goes; " when you have lemons, make lemonade.  When you have diabetes DON'T make lemonade"

Just a thought B)


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:20 AM

You were able to get 6 shots with the drip at exactly the same spot? Wow! I would have been happy with capturing 1! Good job with that!

 

If you ever try this again may I suggest an off camera flash ... it could freeze the drop due to the duration of flash. (assuming you have such a device to do that)

 

Good job in finding something to photograph!



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:26 AM

Thanks Vinny.

My mistake, so, to clarify.

6 shots in total, I started firing when the drip was about to drop.

Only 1 of the frames had the falling drop in it, the rest - nada.

I loaded all as layers into PS and auto aligned them and then made a smart object and meaned all the layers to try and reduce the noise.

I reloaded the frame with the falling drop and masked it to only show the drop itself.

I like your suggestion to use a flash.

I'll get closer and use the 24-105 next time - I was using the 150-600 so that I could stay out of the rain by shooting through the open doors of my living room (lazy)!



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 11:53 AM

Given my VERY limited understanding of PP processes I ain`t got a clue what you were trying for, though I admire your dedication to trying to capture it....which perhaps you did...?  (-:



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 03:08 PM

Getting a falling drop was a big part of it Geedee.  Twas harder that I thought - thank gawd for big SD cards.

I'd hoped for more detail in the drop but that didn't work out.  Only one solution: a D850 (den-den-dennnnn)!



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 04:45 PM

Seems to me that is a pretty weak excuse for buying Nikon`s predicted latest pro-sumer camera Rod...(-:  Seems like a lot of cash to splash to capture a raindrop... and given our position on the planet there is no shortage of them ...(-:



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 06:16 PM

I agree with geedee! As I said in another post about the D850, I would love to upgrade my stuff but can't justify it. Going to a better camera will not make my photography better ... same thing with lenses.

 

Also in regard to using the 150-600 and not going into the rain ... I don't see a problem with that and I doubt an off camera flash would survive the ordeal of being rained on.



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 03:45 AM

Thanks Vinny.

I have one of those Yongnuo jobs.  They have a pretty good range.

... Justifying camera purchases ??

I use the old, "  .. I blacked out, and when I came to, it was just there..."

Nt sure if it would stand up in court though.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:07 AM

Rod, I must try that excuse on my good lady, though I have my doubts it might work.. though having just spent far more than I can ever hope to justify on kit in the hope of capturing an improved pic around the area Finnich Glen/Devils Pulpit...hmm..?  Though if questioned the hope is I can defend myself to some degree by not having bought a set of waders that would have almost guaranteed I would have captured much better pics...(-:

 

Vinny, the one thing that the proposed D850 is reported to have over my D800 that I would really like to have is the articulated LCD which would make framing up low camera set-ups  where getting down in a stream or similar to look through the viewfinder is perhaps not ideal...?  Nikon make right angle viewfinders which are not exactly the same and they ain`t cheap, at circa £200 though much less than a D850.... hmm...?   



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:56 PM

geedee, I hear you about the articulating screen. that's the only thing that draws me to the D7500 if I were to upgrade. Funny thing about it is I find I don't use that screen at all and always use the viewfinder, I even turned off the photo preview just like in the film days! :) Here's something that might be of interest to you: https://www.bhphotov...camera monitors   Or at least I should say may work as I've never used one before.






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