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The 12 Apostles

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by methd, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. methd

    methd Member

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    These have been done a million times before, but I hope it's a bit different...

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    C&C welcome :)
     
  2. stenchlord

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    1 & 2 dude. Specially 2. Those are fantastic shots mate. 3 the DoF looks too shallow. Rest are great though.
     
  3. bubbablair

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    The 1st and 4th ones are really good mate, the other are still good, but they just jumps out at me! Great colours and lighting, well done.

    Bubba
     
  4. Arch-Angel

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    They all look fantastic, congrats!

    Interested in your method though, HDR?
    Care to share?? :)
     
  5. Dropbear

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    wow... they all look great.. love the corpuscular rays as well.. well caught.. good use of HDR
     
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    methd

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    Sharing is caring :)

    My main concerns/techniques:

    * Went two hours before sunset just to make sure, set camp, and look at composition alternatives.

    * Used Matrix metering and exposure compensation to get the right exposure for a single shot (using the histogram and highlights window on the LCD screen).

    * Used 3 shot exposures 1 EV apart using the above metering as the primary exposure.

    * Used a hand held flash to help light up the foreground on the first image.

    * Used a cable release and a tripod to minimise camera shake.

    * Used Photomatix to combine the 3 shots, and then CS2 to bring out the warmth in colour and decrease the HDR 'look'. That is, adjusting levels and curves to bring back shadows where it's required. Not much PS work, otherwise. Quick USM, crop, saturation were other PS tools used.

    Cheers :)
     
  7. xenorg

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    great photos :thumbup: It's good to see something a bit different from such a photographed location :)
     
  8. undef

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    damn... nice.. 1 & 2 especially...
     
  9. seer_claw

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    I don't think I have anything unique to say. Great photos and I really like the 2nd one. :thumbup: Any chance that I could get the 2nd one as a background?
     
  10. Ronza

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    Very cool stuff :thumbup:
     
  11. nodabs

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    although i like photographing landscapes they rarely inspire me too comment, damn those are some nice shots well thought out and executed number 2 is my fav, great contast between the warmth of the cliffs and the sea/sky.
     
  12. malocchio

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    number two for me... it just "works"

    top stuff!
     
  13. LINUX

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    Another +1 for #2 :). These just look flippin' awesome! The only way that would have been more dramatic is if it had been long exposures (Say, 10-30s, probably with an NDx400) so that the clouds had motion blur and the ocean was a fine mist of foamy goodness. But even that would only make it "different", not "better".

    These certainly deserve a massive canvas print!
     
  14. HumbleBum

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    OMG.. Awesome photos.. !
     
  15. wisie

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    Nice work methd
     
  16. encode

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    I am completely envious of your awesome landscape shots. I haven't managed to produce anything like that.

    Love the colour in the 2nd shot, the nice clearly defined horizon, and the contrast between the stone (cliff and apostles) and the water/sky.

    I really liked the 2nd shot too, especially the contrast between the rain in the distance and the (presumably) dry foreground.

    Do you have other photos online somewhere? I'd love to take a peek, and see some more awesome shots.
     
  17. peterdimo

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    No 2 is awesome :thumbup:
     
  18. Heist

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    Nice work - I'm going to be there in May, what's it like there people wise?

    Are there a lot of photographers or people in general there for the sunrise?

    I'll probably end up doing the cliche'd shots but I don't mind that :)
     
  19. xhanatos

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    Ditto, would love to have a 1680x1050 of pic2 as a background :thumbup:

    Top notch work.
     
  20. cenithx

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    +1 for all the positive comments above! :p

    and +1 for a wp of #2 :leet:
     

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