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#1 David Pavlich

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 11:00 AM

....there wasn't a cloud one!  So, it's plan B.  I was in Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg and took a couple of shots of the Conservatory.  I shot it at f16 to get those way cool diffraction spikes. :D

 

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And this one is from the Duck Pond with the Conservatory in the background.

 

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 01:17 AM

Nice building and lake scenes well exposed and you captured the effect you desired, though the sun has no different effect than the lights around the building on my screen .. I have used a starburst filter in times past to get a similar effect.. interesting.. Thanks for posting.



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Posted 21 October 2017 - 06:42 AM

I like those starbursts :)

The flag in photo 1 looks a bit ragged !



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Posted 21 October 2017 - 09:38 AM

I'm assuming David that you wanted to play around with star bursts but my feeling in both photos and particularly the first one is that the picture becomes about the star bursts.  They are so hard and crisp that, in my view, they completely dominate the photograph, which I'm guessing wasn't your intention.  So, nice starbursts but it might help to soften them up both in terms of clarity and colour.



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Posted 21 October 2017 - 11:21 AM

Thanks!  The ragged flag is due to the long exposure.  Quite breezy, so the flag was flapping quite vigorously. 

 

Actually, the diffraction spikes were on purpose.  I was there for a Sunrise, but the lack of clouds made it quite bland.  So, I saw an opportunity to fool around with the image to see just how well I could get the spikes to stand out.  It's VERY rare for me to shoot at f16.  Had I gone there with the building in mind, my typical shot like this is f8 and once in a while up to f11.

 

And, allow me to fess up to a mistake I've not made until this outing.  I always check my camera over the night before I know I'm going out in the morning.  I didn't this time and when I turned on the camera, the battery light was flashing LOW.  But, since I use a grip, I had enough juice to get enough shots to give me something to do.  I deserve a dope slap for that one!!

 

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