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DC by Night

Unread postby jbtaylor » Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:56 pm

Inspired by Sury's travel images and Sig's recent low light work, I decided to kill some time in DC while the wife attended a show. I used the RX1. Re familiarizing myself with the controls of this little beast was quite the challenge. Especially in the dark.

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Re: DC by Night

Unread postby sury » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:01 pm

JT,
Are they hand held? I like them all but the first one tad more. :)
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Unread postby jbtaylor » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:29 pm

Tripod. It was windy so what you are seeing is motion blur, not camera shake.
The difficulty is that the monuments are lit so brightly that over exposure is a problem (Lincoln Memorial center left background in image 1). In addition, I no longer have access to Lightroom and my version of Capture One does not have a dodging and burning tool. Such is life.

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Re: DC by Night

Unread postby Fotogeorge » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:27 pm

The "Art of Photography" has a video on layering in Capture One. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm2m2F-vevg

I think that layering will replace your need for dodging and burning tool.
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Re: DC by Night

Unread postby Fotogeorge » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:31 pm

Sury: I like your shots. Keeping the A-mount alive is a good thing.
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Re: DC by Night

Unread postby sury » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:53 pm

jbtaylor wrote:Tripod. It was windy so what you are seeing is motion blur, not camera shake.
The difficulty is that the monuments are lit so brightly that over exposure is a problem (Lincoln Memorial center left background in image 1). In addition, I no longer have access to Lightroom and my version of Capture One does not have a dodging and burning tool. Such is life.


I have had great success with bracketing and using Luminance HDR in the past. It has a bit steep learning curve.
http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net/
I bought a software called Machinery HDR to stack my images with great success.
Alternately you can try built in HDR/DRO option.

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Re: DC by Night

Unread postby sury » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:01 pm

Fotogeorge wrote:Sury: I like your shots. Keeping the A-mount alive is a good thing.


Fotogeorge,
Thank you. Look forward to your contributions as well.

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Re: DC by Night

Unread postby jbtaylor » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:34 am

Thank you both for the advice. It sucks that Lightroom has forced this choice.
The upside is that I get better from the beginning.
Time to get to work.
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Re: DC by Night

Unread postby aster » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:27 am

Neat captures, JBTaylor, especially considering they are all handheld and with a risk of overexposure. :)

Preferences, if I may: I like the symmetrical capture of the Washington Monument, the Obelisk (3rd shot) and the curve and the reflections on the marble surface in the 1st shot. The busy city lights just behind the arc of the flag poles are destructing and taking away from the intended good composition for a solemn look, in my opinion, but that probably was unavoidable.

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Re: DC by Night

Unread postby Fotogeorge » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:16 pm

sury wrote:
Fotogeorge wrote:Sury: I like your shots. Keeping the A-mount alive is a good thing.


Fotogeorge,
Thank you. Look forward to your contributions as well.

Sury


Now, that you asked, I thought I'd share my modest image collection with you at:

https://www.pbase.com/fotogeorge/profile
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Re: DC by Night

Unread postby sury » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:06 am

Very impressive set of galleries you have Fotogeorge.
Love them. So far I saw Cars and Beaumont and very impressed.
54 more to go.
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Re: DC by Night

Unread postby smulnik » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:31 am

JT,
The first one and the last one are my favorites. Sweeping curves always get me. :)

George,
I’m going to have to spend some time looking through your galleries. So far, so good!

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